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Singles: March 2, 2012

Reviews of the latest songs from Usher, Deadmau5, and Tyga Feat. Lil Wayne

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Usher, ”Climax”
On this spare bedroom jam, Usher pours on a steaming-hot falsetto coo like so much frothed 2 percent — even as production don Diplo has to fight his urge to overcaffeinate the drums and keyboards. A-Kyle Anderson

Deadmau5, ”Maths”
The progressive-house kingpin’s twitchy motherboard workout provides another sonic taurine shot for the kids (and, of course, his new BFFs Foo Fighters). B+KA

Tyga Feat. Lil Wayne, ”Faded”
The ”Rack City” rapper follows his current hit with a coldly minimalist beat, a few memorable sex-as-sports metaphors, and a run-of-the-mill turn from Weezy. B-Ray Rahman