Deadmau5 Bio

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Joel Thomas Zimmerman, known by his stage name Deadmau5 (pronounced "dead mouse"), is a Canadian electro-house music producer, DJ, and performer based in Toronto. Deadmau5 produces a variety of styles with the house genre, or other forms of electronic dance music. His tracks have been included in compilation albums such as In Search of Sunrise 6: Ibiza, MixMag's Tech-Trance-Electro-Madness (mixed by Zimmerman), and on Armin van Buuren's A State of Trance radio show. His debut album, Get Scraped, was released in 2005, followed by others in the next few years. As well as his own solo releases, Deadmau5 has worked alongside other DJs and producers, such as Kaskade, MC Flipside, Rob Swire of Pendulum, Skrillex, Bighorse and Steve Duda (under the alias "BSOD"). He is known for performing in an iconic headdress, or mau5head, which resembles a mouse head that he originally created while learning to use a 3D program. The costume mouse head has been shown on the cover of most of Zimmerman's albums. His Mau5trap label has sold more than 100,000 units on Beatport with more than 110 licenses, three game syncs and 12 exclusives. His single “Not Exactly” hit Beatport’s top spot for six weeks and may still retains its status as the biggest-ever selling release on the site. Overall, his productions have hit #1 on Beatport on no less than 14 occasions. His productions are a regular feature with Pete Tong on the Radio One Essential Selection. His Essential Mix was one of the most popular in its history. Debuting on Radio One his singles “Hi Friend,” “Brazil” and “I Remember” with Kaskade have gone on to become huge hits. “Ghosts N Stuff”—written especially for Pete’s show—hit the Beatport top spot after a world exclusive on Radio One.

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