Real Name:
Joel Thomas Zimmerman
Born (January 5, 1981) and raised in Ontario, Canada, Joel Zimmerman is a Progressive House/Minimal Trance and Techno Producer and DJ.

The name Deadmau5 (pronounced dead mouse) comes from an incident where a mouse crawled into Joel Zimmerman's computer.
Dead mouse was too long for a site login name so he abbreviated it to be "Deadmau5"

Deadmau5 Discography


none Deadmau5 Get Scraped (Album) Zoolook Records none UK 2005 Sell This Version
PD2001 Deadmau5 Vexillology (Album) Play Digital PD2001 Canada 2006 Sell This Version
MAU5CD01 Deadmau5 Random Album Title (Album) Ultra Records MAU5CD01 UK 2008 Sell This Version
none Deadmau5 For Lack Of A Better Name (Album) Virgin, Mau5trap Recordings none Australia 2009 Sell This Version
MAU5LP05 Deadmau5 4x4=12 (Album) Ultra Records MAU5LP05 Europe 2010 Sell This Version
none Deadmau5 > Album Title Goes Here < (Album) Mau5trap Recordings, Parlophone none US 2012 Sell This Version
DE31076, MAU5CD017P Deadmau5 while(1<2) (Album) Virgin EMI Records, Mau5trap Recordings DE31076, MAU5CD017P South Korea 2014 Sell This Version
none deadmau5 Dieback Music Pack(34xFile, MP3, 320) Valve Corporation none 2015

Singles & EPs

PD1003 Melleefresh* vs deadmau5 Melleefresh* vs deadmau5 - Hey Baby Play Digital PD1003 Canada 2006 Sell This Version
Songbird 213-5 Deadmau5 Arguru (Single) Songbird Songbird 213-5 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
PD 1004 Melleefresh* & Deadmau5 Melleefresh* & Deadmau5 - After Hours Play Digital PD 1004 Canada 2007 Sell This Version
PD2005 Deadmau5 Stereo Fidelity Play Digital PD2005 Canada 2007 Sell This Version
mau5001 Deadmau5 Faxing Berlin / Jaded Mau5trap Recordings mau5001 UK 2007 Sell This Version
CF704 Deadmau5 Not Exactly Electric (2) CF704 Italy 2007 Sell This Version
mau5002 Deadmau5 Not Exactly / We Fail Mau5trap Recordings mau5002 UK 2007 Sell This Version
mau5004 Deadmau5 Everything Is Complicated (EP) Mau5trap Recordings mau5004 UK 2007 Sell This Version
PD1005 Melleefresh* & Deadmau5 Melleefresh* & Deadmau5 - Something Inside Me Play Digital PD1005 Canada 2007 Sell This Version
PD1002 Melleefresh* & Deadmau5 Melleefresh* & Deadmau5 - Cocktail Queen (Maxi, Single) Play Digital PD1002 Canada 2006
PD2007 Deadmau5 This Noise Play Digital PD2007 Canada 2007 Sell This Version
NWI 257 Deadmau5 vs Jelo Deadmau5 vs Jelo - The Reward Is Cheese Rising Trax NWI 257 Italy 2007 Sell This Version
PD2002 Deadmau5 Full Circle(7xFile, MP3, EP) Play Digital PD2002 Canada 2007
VENMX 899 (N) Deadmau5 E.P(12", EP) Vendetta Records VENMX 899 (N) Spain 2007 Sell This Version
rising008 Chris Lake vs Deadmau5 Chris Lake vs Deadmau5 - I Thought Inside Out(12", S/Sided, Promo) Rising Music rising008 UK 2007 Sell This Version
RF SP 051 Deadmau5 The Reward Is Cheese / Not Exactly(12") Royal Flush Records RF SP 051 France 2007 Sell This Version
CF822 Deadmau5 & Kaskade / Deadmau5 Deadmau5 & Kaskade / Deadmau5 - I Remember (Maxi, Single) Mau5trap Recordings CF822 Italy 2008 Sell This Version

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February 21, 2015
deadmau5 is the best producer of electronic music in the world. His skills are beyond the scope of any current producer. The best of deadmau5 is that he has a great adaptability to different styles and different music genres: though his best-known songs are Progressive House, the Canadian producer has produced from Electro to Dubstep, Complextro, Minimal, Techno or Deep House all with a unique and characteristic sound. In his beginning also he was a producer of IDM and Trance (Uplifting, Progressive and Hard Trance) under his alias Halcyon441. His best songs are on the albums 'Random Album Title', 'For Lack Of A Better Name' and '4x4 = 12'. This is where deadmau5 unleashes all his creativity. > Album Tittle Goes Here < is more commercial than his other works, and While (1 <2) is experimental, but the truth is that fails to live up to what deadmau5 represents. However, the quality is still there, I can't wait to see what he can do the coming years.


January 16, 2015
This kid is a mindless, jumped-up little moron, and the fact that he's managed to sustain his popularity for so long is truly depressing. The level of his ideas should be apparent from titles as inspired as "Random Album Title", "For Lack Of A Better Name" and "Album Title Goes Here", and from the fact that he named himself after a website login. Worthless, generic music topped-off with a sub-Disney visual gimmick that makes Daft Punk's abysmal headgear look almost credible. "The *reward* is cheese"? More like punishment.


July 13, 2014
Oh the irony. Why does it say he's a trance producer in the description? He has been bashing mainstream trance on Twitter lately like a little attention wh0re. He just stated that Binary Finary killed trance with 1998 and that comes from the sync button mastermind and a person who's latest album is nothing but pure piss.

Also he's bashing on his fellow artists like Avicii and Martin Garrix while still playing at the same festivals and sharing same decks. So why's that? That's right - because of a big paycheck. Deadtw4t has been a sell out for years and playing in the mainstream bandwagon for some time now and he dares to bash entire trance scene stating that it's dead, meanwhile most of the Top10 DJs plays trance...

I agree Trance scene is not the same as it used to be, I don't listen to ASOT myself its too commercial, but bashing it in such low way, ranting on Twitter makes you look like a tw4t Joel.

Also speaking of music styles and genres, where do you belong yourself Deadmau5? Not house scene for sure, because none of actual real house big players ever plays your sh1t, Sasha, Digweed, Carl Cox and etc. Seems like you belong in the same commercial pop bandwagon with Avicii and others that you mock from time to time without realizing you've been with them in the same (big)room since day one.

I'm not bashing his productions, it used to be good back in a day when he came in to the scene and when he wasn't such a little kunt like he is now. Crying like a baby on Twitter, so professional, makes it hard to understand why millions follows him. Nobody likes crybabies, just stay where you are and calm your tits Deadschnitzel.


March 23, 2014
edited about 1 month ago
Deadmau5 sucks!, his music is formula driven prog house/tech house shite, almost no imagination or creativity in his crap tunes, Anyone who thinks this guy is a top producer is either delusional or has very limited exposure to dance music except for this mediocre producer.
Besides his incredibly boring, yawn inducing crap tunes he is a illiterate fuckwit who is totally out of touch with rave culture! If he think raves should be drug free he has no idea what the rave scene is all about!


July 1, 2013
edited over 2 years ago
This guy should release a vinyl box set of his albums, that would be awesome :o


September 24, 2012
One of my favorite artists, I just hope that he will go back to his old stuff.


March 31, 2012
I will be defending Deadmau5 since I've been a fan of him since when he had a much smaller fanbase than he does now. As a fan of him for a long time, I must say that his style of music hasn't changed at all. Sure he may be trying out other styles of music such as electro and dubstep, but when he will make a progressive or tech-house production as he has done in the past, he will sound like the same Deadmau5 that I discovered a while back. It's hard to say as to whether he has gone mainstream or not, since he hasn't made crap for the talentless elite that rule today's airwaves; as was the case unfortunately for David Guetta. Regardless, I still see him as the same person that I began to appreciate when I first listened to Random Album Title and will continue to do so for a while.


November 17, 2010
Don't really fancy this dude. But he has millions of fans, so why should you care of my opinion?


October 10, 2010
formula house/tech. highly contagious among the mass

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