BSOD (2)

"His Joel Zimmerman's first proper release started out as a joke. It was called "This Is The Hook", written together with Steve Duda under the name B.S.O.D. (which traditionally stands for ‘blue screen of death’, jargon for the dreaded Windows error message; the duo claims the acronym stands for Better Sounding On Drugs). They took a house beat and added a digitized voice explaining what was happening. They considered it to be a hilarious parody of the formulaic extreme of dance music; what they hadn't counted on was it going to #1 on the Beatport chart in 2006."

B.S.O.D. is a North American electronic duo consisting of Steve Duda and Deadmau5 (aka Joel Zimmerman). The band was formed in 2005, before the duo had ever met in person. Steve was already a well-established programmer/engineer in Los Angeles, and had worked for many well-respected artists such as Nine Inch Nails, Rob Zombie, A Perfect Circle and Tommy Lee, among others. Deadmau5 had also earned a reputation in the Toronto area as a producer and sound-designer, with self-produced electronic music featured in both film and radio.

B.S.O.D. crafted an entire album and remixed Hurt by Christina Aguilera, but the money ran out and Duda had to return to L.A. “We may do some more B.S.O.D. stuff in the future,” says Zimmerman. “And we’re still working on software together.”


none BSOD (2) - Pay Here To Click album art BSOD (2) Pay Here To Click(11xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Not On Label (BSOD Self-released) none Canada 2006

Singles & EPs

none BSOD (2) - This Is The Hook album art BSOD (2) This Is The Hook (Single) We Will Doo Music none UK 2006 Sell This Version
XFER001 BSOD (2) - Played Out album art BSOD (2) Played Out(4xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Xfer Records XFER001 UK 2007
XFER006 BSOD (2) - Milton album art BSOD (2) Milton Xfer Records XFER006 UK 2008 Sell This Version
XFER004 BSOD (2) - Last Life album art BSOD (2) Last Life (EP) Xfer Records XFER004 UK 2008 Sell This Version
MAU50302 BSOD (2) - No Way, Get Real album art BSOD (2) No Way, Get Real (EP) Mau5trap Recordings MAU50302 Canada 2020


none BSOD (2) - Choplifted (DivKid Bootleg) album art BSOD (2) Choplifted (DivKid Bootleg)(File, MP3, 320) Not On Label (DivKid Self-Released) none UK 2013
none BSOD (2) - Tilt album art BSOD (2) Tilt(File, WAV) Not On Label (Deadmau5 Self-released) none 2014