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Born 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, d ...read more

Born 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.” His latest album is “4x4=12,” released in 2010.

He has worked with a number of artists both underground and mainstream - including Melleny Melody, Orgy, Kaskade, MC Flipside, Rob Swire of Pendulum, Skrillex, 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. ‘Dead Mouse’ was too long for an IRC login name, so he abbreviated it to “deadmau5”.

He has also done collaborations with top names such as Chris Lake, Glenn Morrison and Wolfgang Gartner.

Awards/Nominations. 1) Deadmau5 was ranked #6 on the DJ Mag Top 100 DJ Poll 2009, and #4 in 2010. 2) In 2009, he was nominated for Grammy Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical (“The Longest Road” (Deadmau5 Remix) by Morgan Page featuring Lissie. 3) In 2010, he won 3 awards from the international dance music awards. 4) He has been voted #1 DJ in the world by BeatPort. « hide

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09/21/2012

2.6
170 Votes
4x4=12
2010

3.3
436 Votes
For Lack of a Better Name
2009

3.7
494 Votes
Random Album Title
2008

3.8
339 Votes
Vexillology
2006

3.3
33 Votes
Get Scraped
2005

3.5
64 Votes
EPs
7
11/12/2013

3.3
6 Votes
The Veldt
05/08/2012

2.6
31 Votes
Vanishing Point
2008

4.6
6 Votes
Full Circle
2007

3.2
42 Votes
Live Albums
Meowingtons Hax 2k11 Toronto
02/07/2012

4.5
6 Votes
Compilations
At Play in the USA Vol. 1
04/28/2013

3.5
3 Votes
At Play 4
11/05/2012

2.5
4 Votes
The Remixes
2011

4.1
8 Votes
At Play 3
2010

3.3
23 Votes
At Play 2
2009

3.2
29 Votes
It Sounds Like
2009

4.1
37 Votes
At Play
2008

3.2
26 Votes
Project 56
2008

3.4
20 Votes

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