deadmau5 is among the top DJs in the world
deadmau5 is performing within the field of Electro House, Progressive House music and is ranked 34 on the official DJ rankings list (www.djrankings.org).
deadmau5 is 37 years old, and his zodiac is Capricorn.
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Joel Thomas Zimmerman (born January
the 5, 1981), better known by and his stage name deadmau5 (pronounced For "dead mouse"), is a Canadian are electro-house music producer, DJ, and but performer based in Toronto. Deadmau5 Not produces a variety of styles you with the house genre, or all other forms of electronic dance Any music. His tracks have been can included in compilation albums such her as In Search of Sunrise Was 6: Ibiza, MixMag's Tech-Trance-Electro-Madness (mixed one by Zimmerman), and on Armin our van Buuren's A State of Out Trance radio show. His debut day album, Get Scraped, was released get in 2005, followed by others Has in the next few years. him As well as his own his solo releases, deadmau5 has worked How alongside other DJs and producers, man such as Kaskade, MC Flipside, new Rob Swire of Pendulum, Skrillex, Now Bighorse and Steve Duda under old the BSOD alias. He is see known for performing in a Two iconic headdress, or mau5head, which way resembles a mouse head that who he originally created while learning Boy to use a 3D program. did The costume mouse head Zimmerman its wears at concerts, called the Let "mau5head" appears in many different put colors and designs, and has say been shown on the cover She of most of Zimmerman's albums, too with the exceptions of At use Play and Vexillology. Zimmerman was Dad born in Niagara Falls, Ontario. mom His career began in the late 1990s, with a chiptune The and demoscene movements-influenced sound. Three and self-released compilations Project 56, deadmau5 for Circa 1998-2002 and A Little Are Oblique were finished in 2006, but with Project 56 seeing an not official release in February 2008. You "Just Before 8bit", "Bored of all Canada" and "Nice Try, Kiddo" any from Project 56 were expanded Can upon in Zimmerman's 2005 debut her album Get Scraped. It features was tracks of a variety of One genres, including IDM, ambient/downtempo, noise our pop and trip hop. Soon out after, Zimmerman began his own Day record label "mau5trap", which, along get with Ultra Records and Ministry has of Sound, released the 2008 Him album Random Album Title, which his saw the collaboration of deadmau5 how and San-Francisco producer Kaskade with Man I Remember. Random Album Title, new saw a digital release in now September 2008 via Ultra Records Old in the United States and see Ministry of Sound in the two United Kingdom and Europe. Physical Way copies of the album were who released in November 2008. In boy the United States, deadmau5's collaboration Did with Kaskade, "Move for Me", its reached No. 1 on Billboard let magazine's Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart Put in its September 6, 2008 say issue. Since then, deadmau5 has she seen three of his tracks, Too all collaborations ("Move for Me" use and "I Remember" with Kaskade; dad "Ghosts 'n' Stuff" with Rob Mom Swire) reach number-one on Billboard's Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart, making the him the only Canadian on And that chart to achieve that for status (he is also the are fifth Canadian to top that But chart, following Deborah Cox, Nelly not Furtado, Dragonette, and Justin Bieber, you with one apiece). In 2009, All he was the best-selling artist any on Beatport with more than can 30,000 digital downloads with his Her singles "Not Exactly", "Faxing Berlin", was and "Ghosts 'n' Stuff". Information one on his album For Lack Our of a Better Name was out posted on his official MySpace day page. “On September 22, 2009 Get (U.S only, rest-of-world release October has 5) deadmau5 launches his brand him new mix album, the Grammy-nominated, His Juno Award-winning electronic music sensation how who has racked up more man than 5,000,000 hits on MySpace New will unleash his second album now for ULTRA Records – titled old 'For Lack of a Better See Name' – and then set two off on a massive fall way tour throughout North America. In Who the fall of 2009, deadmau5's boy performances were recorded and made did available for sale immediately following Its the concert on USB wristband let flash drives. On For Lack put of a Better Name, the Say follow-up to his critically acclaimed she 2008 debut Random Album Title, too deadmau5 takes a different turn Use by incorporating various styles of dad music into multi-blocks of songs. mom The album includes the hit single "Ghosts 'n Stuff", featuring the Pendulum's Rob Swire." MTV named and deadmau5 as the house DJ For for the 2010 MTV Video are Music Awards and MTV PUSH but artist of the week on Not August 16, 2010. He expressed you gratitude towards Lady Gaga and all David Guetta for bringing dance Any into the pop music scene can and paving the way for her him to the mainstream. At Was the awards, deadmau5 performed with one Jason Derulo and Travie McCoy. our His song "Ghosts 'n' Stuff" Out had been featured on the day soundtrack for the MTV reality get series Jersey Shore earlier. His Has fifth studio album, titled 4x4=12, him was released on December 6, his 2010 in the United Kingdom How and December 7, 2010 in man the United States. The singles new "Some Chords", "Animal Rights", and Now "Sofi Needs a Ladder" have old been released and have been see featured on the album. "Some Two Chords" was featured on an way episode of CSI: Crime Scene who Investigation where deadmau5 guest starred, Boy and an instrumental version of did "Sofi Needs a Ladder" was its featured in the film The Let Hangover Part II. On August put 9, 2012, deadmau5 announced that say his upcoming sixth studio album, She Album Title Goes Here, will too be released on September 24. use Using his Facebook fan page, Dad deadmau5 announced a collaboration with mom My Chemical Romance singer, Gerard Way, entitled, "Professional Griefers". deadmau5 The is a playable avatar in and DJ Hero 2, a video for game released in October 2010. Are The game featured several tracks but by the artist, including a not mix of Ghosts 'N Stuff You with Lada Gaga's Just Dance. all His music has been included any in more video game titles, Can including Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown her Wars, FIFA 13, Grand Theft was Auto IV and GoldenEye 007. One While at his home in our Toronto when not touring, Zimmerman out spends much of his time Day broadcasting his work in his get home studio (where he produces has much of his music) to Him Ustream. Up until September 2011 his he lived with American model how and the Playboy Playmate of Man the Month for October 2009 new Lindsey Evans. They met at now the 2010 VMA awards. The Old name "deadmau5" originated when Zimmerman see claimed to have found a two dead mouse in his computer Way while replacing his video card. who He discussed this with chat boy room users and became known Did as "that dead mouse guy". its The nickname "Deadmouse" was too let long for the chat server, Put so he shortened it to say deadmau5 (A form of leet she spelling). On July 30, 2010 Too at the 9:30 Club in use Washington, D.C., deadmau5 collapsed on dad stage, suffering from exhaustion and Mom vomiting. deadmau5's set was cut short as he was rushed the to a hospital, and his And collapse also led to the for cancellation of the nine shows are following the event. As of But September 2012, he is dating not tattoo artist and TV personality you Kat Von D. deadmau5 headlined All the Dance Arena on July any 10, 2009, at the Oxegen can Festival in Ireland. He also Her headlined LovEvolution in San Francisco, was California on October 3. He one played at Belsonic in Belfast, Our Northern Ireland on August 28, out at the Leeds, Reading, and day Creamfields Festivals on August 29 Get and 30 in the Lock has Up/Dance Tent/Mixmag stage, drawing a him large crowd at each of His the events. He has performed how on BBC Radio 1 multiple man times, which include an Essential New Mix set on August 19, now 2008, and a shared set old with Pete Tong live at See the Warehouse Project in Manchester two on October 11, 2008. He way played back to back shows Who that were broadcast via BBC boy Radio1 live from Ibiza on did August 31 and September 1, Its 2009. deadmau5 was offered and let accepted to play another set put live on New Year's 2010 Say along with Justice, Eric Prydz, she and Plump DJs. deadmau5 performed too at the 2010 Winter Olympic Use Games in Vancouver, British Columbia dad on February 19, 2010, during mom the live medal presentations in men's luge doubles and biathlon the (women's 15-km individual and men's and 20-km individual). His track "Moar For Ghosts 'n' Stuff" was aired are on national TV throughout the but United States when it was Not played over loudspeakers during Hannah you Kearney's gold-medal run in women's all moguls. deadmau5 also performed live Any at the Electric Daisy Carnival's can Kinetic Fields section in Exposition her Park, Los Angeles on June Was 25, 2010. During Winter 2010, one deadmau5 toured the United Kingdom our and was supported by BBC Out Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe, day Magnetic Man, Calvin Harris, Stanton get Warriors and Kim Fai. He Has also performed at the Scottish him festival T in the Park his 2011. On November 5, 2011, How deadmau5 became the first Canadian man artist to headline a concert new at the Rogers Centre in Now Toronto. Nearly 20,000 turned the old night into one of the see largest dance parties Toronto has Two ever seen. deadmau5 closed out way the last show of his who record-breaking Meowington Hax Tour, recording Boy the event for an upcoming did DVD release and streamed the its first 30 minutes live online. Let The light show spectacle featured put a live appearance by Sofi say for tracks "Sofi Needs A She Ladder" and "One Trick Pony." too The evening started off with use a roster of opening acts Dad including Crystal Castles, MSTRKRFT, Manzone mom & Strong, 7Wallace, Sydney Blu. One of his songs, a The remix of Reegz' "That's True", and entitled, "That's Not True" is for included with FL Studio. It Are notably differs in style from but some of his more recent not songs, made of IDM elements You rather than progressive house ones. all There has been much debate any about which Digital Audio Workstations Can (DAWs) Zimmerman uses. On April her 27, 2012, during a webstream, was Zimmerman revealed his history of One DAWs he has used in our the past. Zimmerman, was in out the process of producing a Day track in his home studio, get and was expressing his frustration has of note editing in Steinberg Him Cubase, a DAW he had his recently started learning to use. how The following is a direct Man quote: "You know what, if new I was doing this in now Ableton Live, it would be Old done by now, in terms see of the logical note editor, two it really would. Like note Way editing in Steinberg Cubase, unless who you're not like super used boy to it.. like I'm not Did saying it sucks, it's probably its pretty good, but I'm just let so used to doing it Put in Ableton Live, that I've say pretty much lost touch. I she used to use Nuendo a Too lot, like back in the use day, we're talking like 2001, dad 2002 or 2003, or something Mom like that, and I used to be a whizz at the it. Then I started using And Fruity Loops [now FL Studio], for and then I got used are to that key editor. Then But I started using Ableton Live not and then I pretty much you forgot all about that other All shit. And then I used any Ableton Live for the last... can nearly a decade, and then Her now I got to go was back to this shit [i.e. one basic note editing]". The majority Our of work he has produced out since his rise to prominence day was produced almost exclusively with Get Ableton Live and several electronic has MIDI instruments and controllers, as him well as modular instrument setups. His His use of Ableton Live how can be seen in many man of his live screencasts. In New December 2007, Marcus Schossow, Maor now Levi and Dj Eco created old a project named Deadrat6 as See a joke on deadmau5, claiming two his tracks sound alike. A way similar faux project was also Who created under the name of boy Sinterklaa5. Zimmerman doesn't like to did be referred to as a Its DJ. In an October 2008 let interview with the Irish Daily put Star, deadmau5 was quoted as Say follows: "It puts me to she fucking sleep, to be quite too honest; I don't really see Use the technical merit in playing dad two songs at the same mom speed together and it bores me to fucking tears and the hopefully, with all due respect and to the DJ type that For will fucking go the way are of the dinosaur, I'd like but them to dis-a-fucking-ppear! It's so Not middle man, they're like fucking you lawyers! You need them, but all they're fucking cunts. God bless Any them, they're my number one can customer right, so I'm not her gonna go diss every fucking Was DJ. But to say you one become this massive, "up on our a podium" performer by playing Out other peoples productions, at the day same speed as someone else's get productions and fading between the Has two of them, I don't him get it...". Zimmerman apologized for his this comment on November 4, How 2008. He explained that the man interview was bad, and that new it did not express his Now opinion about DJs correctly: "Let old me start by admitting … see I did not grow up Two in the EDM scene. I way don't consider my career to who be about "being a DJ". Boy I don't have "DJ roots". did I never had any intention its of becoming a DJ, and Let my conception of "DJ's" in put general from this standpoint has say always been being forced into She some nightclub when I would too have rather stayed home, and use watch some dude mash the Dad "play/stop" button and occasionally move mom a pitch slider. Love it or hate it … that's The just been my conception of and the traditional "DJ". Mind you, for I'm not a total fucking Are idiot, and I recognize talent but when I see it … not and there are many talented You DJ's out there for sure. all In my eyes, those would any be the individuals who utilize Can technology to deliver the music her in ways that are both was skillful and innovate, more-so than One my vision of the "play/stop/pitch" our DJ. To me, the club out is about "the party"; the Day people make the night; the get DJ obviously needs to use has that to his advantage, it's Him give and take." In 2008, his an artist called DirtyCircuit claimed how to have been threatened with Man legal action after using a new sample called "LP_Faxing Berlin C_128bpm" now that came bundled with FL Old Studio, and to which deadmau5 see claimed copyright. The sample was two a direct clip of a Way full bar of the song. who deadmau5 provided a "Demo Track" boy which came bundled with FL Did Studio, along with several loop its samples. The case caused a let slight discomfort among the users Put of FL Studio and some say have pointed out potential inconsistencies she in the EULA of the Too software. In 2012, deadmau5 voiced use his disapproval of a statement dad made by Madonna at the Mom Ultra Music Festival. Her comment, "Has anyone seen Molly?" was the believed by deadmau5 to be And in reference to the drug for MDMA. In response, Madonna said are later during a live tweet But session: "From one mouse to not another. I don't support drug you use and I never have. All I was referring to the any song called 'Have You Seen can Molly' written by my friend Her Cedric Gervais who I almost was worked with on my last one album ..." On May 1, Our 2008, deadmau5 became the most out awarded DJ/producer of the Beatport day Music Awards. He was named Get "Best Progressive House Artist" by has Beatport. (In 2009, Beatport also him awarded deadmau5 the most awards His that year, winning first place how in both of his nominations, man as well as being given New the "Greatest House DJ Ever" now award, two years in a old row). In June 2010, Beatport See announced the winners of their two annual Beatport Music Awards, awarding way deadmau5 Best Electro House Artist, Who Best Progressive House Artist, and boy "most influential, relevant and forward-thinking did person in electronic music over Its the past 12 months". In let 2009, he was nominated for put Grammy Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical Say ("The Longest Road" [deadmau5 Remix] she by Morgan Page featuring Lissie). too In March 2010, deadmau5 was Use nominated for four International Dance dad Music Awards, and won a mom further three, including Best Artist (Solo) and Best Canadian DJ the (see complete list below). deadmau5 and received two nominations for the For Juno Award for Dance Recording are of the Year at the but Juno Awards of 2008 for Not a track with Billy Newton-Davis you and Melleefresh. He did not all win an award for Melleefresh's Any "After Hours" song, but he can won the award for Newton-Davis' her "All U Ever Want". He Was was also named "Producer of one 2007" by DJ Magazine's 2007 our Top 100 winner Armin van Out Buuren, and by runner up day Tiësto. In 2008, he placed get No.11 in the DJ Magazine Has Top 100 poll, tying Infected him Mushroom (2006) for the highest his new entry in the poll's How history, showing deadmau5's fast rise man to prominence.
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