Deadmau5

Real Name:
Joel Thomas Zimmerman
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Born (January 5, 1981) and raised in Ontario, Canada, Joel Zimmerman is a Progressive House/Minimal Trance and Techno Producer and DJ.
His personal label is called Mau5trap Recordings and was born in 2007.

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".

His first official release dates back to 2000 under the alias Dred And Karma.
He produced and remixed more than 300 tracks since about 2005, the same year he released his first album under the name deadmau5 "Get Scraped".
Deadmau5 first gained popularity in 2008, when he released "Random Album Title" signed by Ultra Records and Ministry Of sound for the European country. "Faxing Berlin", "I Remember" and "Not Exactly" were the main hits and with that album he change the ways of american progressive house and electro house in general.

Since 2008 his popularity has grown exponentially with them following one another "For Lack Of A Better Name" in 2009 and "4x4=12" in 2010.

During the years he always remixed some tracks and produced music with other friends: BSOD (2) together with Steve Duda and WTF? with also Tommy Lee and Chester Deitz.
His albums between 2008 and 2010 contains some of his bigger hits and deadmau5 was acclaimed and wanted all over the world.

In 2010 he also launched his personal Cube Live tour composed by a big led cube and a led 'mau5head' where he performs with live set and instruments like Moog voyager, Nordlead etc. Since then he has completed many more live tours with various versions of the Cube, with the most recent being the Cube 3.0 tour which began in late August 2019.

Before becoming a DJ worked as a peech canner at a cannery in Niagara Falls & as an animation & web designer.
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Albums

none Get Scraped — Deadmau5 Deadmau5 Get Scraped (Album) Zoolook Records none UK 2005 Sell This Version
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PD2001 Vexillology — Deadmau5 Deadmau5 Vexillology (Album) Play Digital PD2001 Canada 2006 Sell This Version
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none Project 56 — Deadmau5 Deadmau5 Project 56 (Album) Not On Label (Deadmau5 Self-released) none Canada 2006
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none Random Album Title — Deadmau5 Deadmau5 Random Album Title (Album) Ultra Records none US 2008 Sell This Version
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none For Lack Of A Better Name — Deadmau5 Deadmau5 For Lack Of A Better Name (Album) Ultra Records none Australia 2009 Sell This Version
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none 4x4=12 — Deadmau5 Deadmau5 4x4=12 (Album) Mau5trap Recordings, Ultra Records none US 2010 Sell This Version
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none > Album Title Goes Here < — Deadmau5 Deadmau5 > Album Title Goes Here < (Album) Mau5trap Recordings, Ultra Records none US 2012 Sell This Version
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DE31076, MAU5CD017P while(1<2) — Deadmau5 Deadmau5 while(1<2) (Album) Astralwerks, Mau5trap Recordings DE31076, MAU5CD017P South Korea 2014 Sell This Version
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none Dieback Music Pack — Deadmau5 deadmau5 Dieback Music Pack(34xFile, MP3, 320) Valve Corporation none 2015
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MAU5CD023 W:/2016ALBUM/ — Deadmau5 deadmau5 W:/2016ALBUM/ (Album) mau5trap Recordings MAU5CD023 Canada 2016 Sell This Version
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MAU50199BPV2 Mau5ville: Level 2 — Deadmau5 deadmau5 Mau5ville: Level 2 Mau5trap Recordings MAU50199BPV2 Canada 2018
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none Mau5ville: Level 1 — Deadmau5 deadmau5 Mau5ville: Level 1 Mau5trap Recordings none Canada 2018
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MAU50164V Where's The Drop? — Deadmau5 Deadmau5 Where's The Drop? (Album) Mau5trap Recordings MAU50164V USA & Canada 2018 Sell This Version
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MAU50270 Here's The Drop! — Deadmau5 deadmau5 Here's The Drop! (Album) Mau5trap Recordings MAU50270 Canada 2019 Sell This Version
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MAU50222 Mau5ville: Level 3 — Deadmau5 Deadmau5 Mau5ville: Level 3 Mau5trap Recordings MAU50222 Canada 2019
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MAU50221 Polar (Music From The Netflix Film) — Deadmau5 Deadmau5 Polar (Music From The Netflix Film)(13xFile, FLAC, Album) Mau5trap Recordings MAU50221 Canada 2019
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Singles & EPs

PD2016 Reduction — Deadmau5 Deadmau5 Reduction (Single) Play Digital PD2016 Canada 2006
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PD4002 I Like Your Music — Deadmau5 Deadmau5 & Billy Newton-Davis* Deadmau5 & Billy Newton-Davis* - I Like Your Music (Single) Play Digital PD4002 Canada 2006
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PD2014 Faxing Berlin — Deadmau5 Deadmau5 Faxing Berlin (Single) Play Digital PD2014 Canada 2006 Sell This Version
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none Hey Baby — Deadmau5 Deadmau5 / Melle Fresh Deadmau5 / Melle Fresh - Hey Baby (Single) Play Digital none Canada 2006 Sell This Version
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PD2006 Full Bloom — Deadmau5 Deadmau5 Full Bloom (Single) Play Digital PD2006 Canada 2006
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PD2005 Stereo Fidelity — Deadmau5 Deadmau5 Stereo Fidelity Play Digital PD2005 Canada 2007 Sell This Version
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PD1002 Cocktail Queen — Deadmau5 Melleefresh* & Deadmau5 Melleefresh* & Deadmau5 - Cocktail Queen (Maxi, Single) Play Digital PD1002 Canada 2006
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PD2002 Full Circle — Deadmau5 Deadmau5 Full Circle (EP, Album) Play Digital PD2002 Canada 2007 Sell This Version
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NWI 257 The Reward Is Cheese — Deadmau5 Deadmau5 vs Jelo Deadmau5 vs Jelo - The Reward Is Cheese Rising Trax NWI 257 Italy 2007 Sell This Version

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emerituss

emerituss

April 29, 2018
Wish Joel would come back with some new releases in all honesty. There's never nothing that sounds quite like his music.
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zaffa

zaffa

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.
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HunterTech

HunterTech

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...
sethwhilst

sethwhilst

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.
Reinder

Reinder

July 1, 2013
edited over 10 years ago
This guy should release a vinyl box set of his albums, that would be awesome :o
Obsidian_Cube

Obsidian_Cube

September 24, 2012
One of my favorite artists, I just hope that he will go back to his old stuff.
n0m0re

n0m0re

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.
cubulo

cubulo

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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juancs

juancs

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