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Niagara Falls, Buffalo ON, Canada (2005 – present)

Born (January 5, 1981) and raised in Niagara Falls, Canada, Joel Zimmerman (aka “deadmau5”) has become one of the most sought-after artists on the electronic music scene in recent times. He is known for his highly entertaining live gigs, often performing wearing a large cartoon mouse head.

He first started his career as co-producer of the Niagara Falls radio show “The Party Revolution” (101.1 The Planet). After gaining exposure to all the many facets of electronic music, Joel then moved on to collaborate with many other artists and record labels around the world.

In 2005, deadmau5 released his first album, “Get Scraped, which had many genres and was very different from his new sound.” After that, he released Vexillology, in 2006. His first mainstream album, and his third album, was Random Album Title in 2008, which went towards a progressive house sound and featured many hit songs like Arguru, Not Exactly and I Remember, with Kaskade. His next album was For Lack of a Better Name, which had more of a tech house style. After that was 4x4=12, which contains his two released dubstep songs. His album > album title goes here < shows a few similarities to Get Scraped. His latest album is “while(1<2),” released in 2014.

He has worked with a number of artists both underground and mainstream - including Melleny Melody, Orgy, Kaskade, MC Flipside, Rob Swire of Pendulum, Skrillex, Tiësto and Steve Duda.

‘Deadmau5’, Zimmermans’ DJ name, originates from an incident where a mouse crawled into his computer and died. He then posted on an internet forum of his shenanigans, and the members began calling him TheDeadMouseGuy.


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  • matmen123

    Dota 2 pack is amongst his best tracks to date!

    30 Jul 5:13pm Reply
  • chibichiharu

    That Dota 2 music pack is mind blowing

    25 Jul 3:01am Reply
  • SHipsterJew

    сколько габен за саунд заплатил?

    24 Jul 8:03pm Reply
  • ZoneZero

    Dota 2, nice

    24 Jul 6:24pm Reply
  • FEAR4ik

    #AFP2015. Фанаты скажут, что это было лучшее выступление на мэйне, но я скажу, что было не в тему, и не на той сцене. Нетскай, Боргор и Снэйк буквально рвали жопы, разгорев толпу до невозможности, а потом Мышь играл полтора часа своё уныние. Да, его музыка хороша, но исключительно для домашнего прослушивания... А был фест! Те же Nero умудрились исключительно своими треками и атмосферой зажечь толпу.

    21 Jul 1:03am Reply
  • DarthSaracen

    He's really cool

    9 Jul 8:27am Reply
  • GodofDeathMetal

    An ultra unusual fan here. Yup, he's fun to listen to. :)

    20 Jun 10:49pm Reply
  • zatuim

    Bitter Kitten is so awesome!

    16 Jun 11:04pm Reply
  • mvalenso

    Hello, let's friend! Follow me on 11k already

    14 Jun 11:19am Reply
  • brunos7ven

    Get Scraped remained his best work. Really fun album <3 [2]

    31 May 6:35pm Reply
  • Izhorian

    Get Scraped remained his best work. Really fun album <3

    23 May 12:54pm Reply
  • HeyJohnWhats

    waiting in russia!

    21 May 8:18am Reply
  • Izale


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  • sw1ne

    Strobe is PERFECT! [2]

    11 May 4:31pm Reply
  • Chadion

    Sometimes. Things. Get. Complicated.

    10 Apr 5:38pm Reply
  • FeatgaryTD

    "All i Have" are the chords of my life.

    8 Apr 12:14am Reply
  • Colored-Sky


    29 Mar 8:29am Reply
  • faulancer

    "Arguru" is just magic and probably one of the most underrated songs of the 'mau5.

    27 Mar 7:20pm Reply
  • brett-marks13

    Please tell me some Deadmau5 fans have checked out the new Madeon! I can't wait for Madeon's new album "Adventure" to drop on 3/31!

    26 Mar 2:15am Reply
  • AshleeSimpson18

    He's so cool

    18 Mar 1:33am Reply
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