Deadmau5 'Should Have a New Album Done' By Early 2016

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Deadmau5 performs during the 2014 Quebec City Summer Festival on July 9, 2014 in Quebec City, Canada. 

After a bunch of social media beefs and real-world lawsuits, Deadmau5 is ready to get down to what he does best: making music.

The Canadian DJ and producer (he's just Joel Zimmerman under the helmet) revealed to his 3.23 million Twitter followers that he’s set himself a target of completing a new album for the start of 2016. He shared the news when he responded to a Twitter user’s straight-up question, “do you still make music?” 

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The answer, “well honestly, haven't done anything since November. Been taking a production break while they build the new studio. ”
He continued, "The plan is, when the studios done in the fall, I'm going into winter studio hibernation. Should have a new album done by Jan I think."Presuming Deadmau5 sticks to his program, the release would be the follow-up to his 2014 album While(1<2), which opened at No. 9 on the Billboard 200.

The combative EDM star has taken turns of late sharing the hate for the efforts of David Guetta, Justin Bieber, Skrillex, Diplo and, well, probably quite a few more. He also launched (and subsequently resolved) separate legal actions, one involving Disney and the other a Toronto production called Deadmouse: The Musical.

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Deadmau5 should have some fun toys to play with when his studio is complete. He’s shared pictures of the elaborate work-in-progress (see below).