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


Deadmau5 Get Scraped (Album) Zoolook Records UK 2005 Sell This Version
Deadmau5 Vexillology (Album) Play Digital Canada 2006 Sell This Version
Deadmau5 Random Album Title (Album) Ultra Records UK 2008 Sell This Version
Deadmau5 For Lack Of A Better Name (Album) Virgin, Mau5trap Recordings Australia 2009 Sell This Version
Deadmau5 4x4=12 (Album) Mau5trap Recordings, Virgin Europe 2010 Sell This Version
Deadmau5 > Album Title Goes Here < (Album) Mau5trap Recordings, Parlophone US 2012 Sell This Version
Deadmau5 while(1<2) (Album) Virgin EMI Records, Mau5trap Recordings South Korea 2014 Sell This Version
PDIGCD001 deadmau5 Full Circle & Vexillology(CD, Album + CD, Album) Play Digital PDIGCD001 Canada 2015 Sell This Version
none deadmau5 Dieback Music Pack(34xFile, MP3, 320) Valve Corporation none 2015

Singles & EPs

Melleefresh* vs deadmau5 Melleefresh* vs deadmau5 - Hey Baby Play Digital Canada 2006 Sell This Version
Deadmau5 Arguru (Single) Songbird Europe 2007 Sell This Version
Melleefresh* & Deadmau5 Melleefresh* & Deadmau5 - After Hours Play Digital Canada 2007 Sell This Version
Deadmau5 Stereo Fidelity Play Digital Canada 2007 Sell This Version
Deadmau5 Faxing Berlin / Jaded Mau5trap Recordings UK 2007 Sell This Version
Deadmau5 Not Exactly (Single) Electric (2) Netherlands 2007 Sell This Version
Deadmau5 Everything Is Complicated (EP) Mau5trap Recordings UK 2007 Sell This Version
Melleefresh* & Deadmau5 Melleefresh* & Deadmau5 - Something Inside Me Play Digital Canada 2007 Sell This Version
Melleefresh* & Deadmau5 Melleefresh* & Deadmau5 - Cocktail Queen (Maxi, Single) Play Digital Canada 2006
Deadmau5 Not Exactly / We Fail Mau5trap Recordings UK 2007 Sell This Version
Deadmau5 This Noise Play Digital Canada 2007 Sell This Version
Deadmau5 vs Jelo Deadmau5 vs Jelo - The Reward Is Cheese Rising Trax Italy 2007 Sell This Version
PD2002 Deadmau5 Full Circle(7xFile, MP3, EP) Play Digital PD2002 Canada 2007
VENMX 899 (N) deadmau5 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

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October 16, 2016
Coming back to his best period 2008-2001, he produced music with a quality above everyone. He transformed the electro music and the EDM scene. He helped to create the dubstep sound in 2010 with Raise Your Weapon / One Trick Pony (on 4x4=12 album) and with Skrillex as open act in his US tour (and his first EP on mau5trap rec). He produced more then 300+ tracks in any style. He used analog instruments with big quality production (some of them in singles/EP).
Yes, i agree, when someone define him one of the best electronic music artist in the World.


August 6, 2016
So much hate to my last comment here. He has a lot of huge productions and between the "big faces" of electronic music, he was the best producer not long ago, even when he just moaned about the scene. I do agree tho that he's releasing few songs and they are not of the same level as the past.


June 2, 2016
A fine artist for what he is. Has a couple of great songs and good albums. There is no where else for his career to go to at this point. I don't understand the hate some have for him. There are far more offensive acts out there, I feel. All in all, he makes for a good introduction in electronic music. Just know when to find someone that is better if you're not feeling it...


June 1, 2016
edited about 1 month ago
Quoting the poster below "Animusvox" this guy thinks Deamau5 is the best producer alive today, his skills are beyond the scope of any other producer!!!
You are speaking utter shit, if Deamau5 is the best then dance music is in very bad shape indeed, you really need expand your listening as i get the feeling you only own Deamau5 tracks, otehrwise why would you be so ignorant and your genral naivety is astounding.
Deadmau5 would have to be one of the most unimaginative uninspiring producers alive today making the blandest copy and paste music out there!!!


May 2, 2016
The first thing that you should note is that I am NOT a house lover ( I rather Prefer Breakbeat and Breakcore ) so don't take this comment as 100% unbiased.

I bought two of his albums ( 4x4=12, while(1<2)) and I have got to say, they are not that bad. Probably my biggest complaint about this guy is that some of the tracks (especially on the 'while(1<2)' album) are just a bit too repetitive, but other than that, it is all good. my favorite tracks by him are Animal Rights and Ghosts 'n' Stuff.


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 1, 2013
edited over 3 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?

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