He’s probably best known to mainstream audiences as the ”house band” at this year?s VMAs, rocking the turntables from beneath a giant mouse-head helmet. Here the Canadian DJ bends his booming electro-house beats toward actual song territory — check out the Kelis-copping ”Sofi Needs a Ladder” — but? 4 X 4 = 12 still feels like club-rat fodder. If the ?mau5 longs for a Moby-style breakthrough, his riffs ?n? blips will have to add up to something more. B?
4 X 4 = 12