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Deadmau5 Biography

deadmau5 (born Joel Thomas Zimmerman; 05.01.1981)
deadmau5 is a Canadian house music producer.

deadmau5: Childhood
deadmau5 was born in Niagara Falls, Ontario. His parents are Nancy, an artist, Rod, a plant worker at General Motors.
When he was a teenager, he got his first keyboard and began making music.
According to his father, deadmau5's moniker came about after a dead mouse was discovered in his computer and he was thenceforth known as the 'dead mouse guy'.

deadmau5: Musical career
deadmau5 released his debut album 'Get Scraped' in 2005.
In 2007, he set up his own record label mau5trap on which he released 'Random Album Title' in 2008, collaborating with Kaskade on his song 'I Remember'.
He also collaborated with Kaskade on 'Move for Me' which reached number one on Billboard magazine's Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart.
In 2009, he became the best-selling artist on Beatport with over 30,000 downloads. That year, he released his album 'For Lack of a Better Name' which was certified silver and won a Juno Award. It features the songs 'Ghosts 'n' Stuff' and 'Strobe'.
In 2010, he was named as the house DJ for the MTV Video Music Awards and performed with Jason Derulo and Travie McCoy.
His fifth album, 4×4=12, came out in 2010 and features the songs 'Some Chords', 'Animal Rights' and 'Sofi Needs a Ladder'. 'Some Chords' was used in an episode of 'CSI' in which deadmau5 made a cameo while 'Sofi Needs a Ladder' was used in 'The Hangover Part II'.
In 2012, he released 'Album Title Goes Here' on which he collaborated with Chris James and My Chemical Romance's Gerard Way.

deadmau5: Personal life
deadmau5 dated Playboy's Lindsey Evans from 2010 to 2011.
He then began dating tattoo artist Kat Von D. Though they briefly split in 2012, they were soon engaged to be married the following year. He currently lives with her in LA.
In 2010, he collapsed on stage in Washington DC after suffering from exhaustion and vomiting. His subsequent shows were then cancelled.
He caused controversy among DJs in 2008 by slamming their techniques and insisting that he was not a DJ. He later apologised after a backlash from many of his fans.

“There are no CDs involved. It’s a technological orgy up there and I try and keep it more my music than anyone else’s. If people come out to see deadmau5 I want them to hear deadmau5 music.”

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Deadmau5 Picture Gallery

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The Latest Deadmau5 News

Ultra Music Festival 2014: The Weekend Event's Most Memorable Moments

31st March 2014

Ultra Music Festival turned out to be a bit of a rollercoaster of a weekend for everyone this year but,...

Justin Bieber Accused Of Taking 'cheap Shot'

12th October 2013

Justin Bieber has been accused of attacking a man in South Korea.The 'Heartbreaker' hitmaker allegedly took a ''cheap shot'' at...

Made In America Festival 2013: One Of The Happier Memories Of The Festival Season

3rd September 2013

The Budweiser Made in America Festival 2013 was jampacked with highlights from some of the most iconic artists of the...

Did Deadmau5 Cheat On Kat Von D? She Seems To Thinks So...

27th June 2013

Kat Von D, the American tattooist and LA Ink TV personality has announced via Twitter that it's "over" between her...

Kat Von D Selling Gothic Mansion For $2.5m

24th May 2013

Kat Von D has put her gothic mansion on the market for $2.5 million.The raven-haired tattoo artist - who is...

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Deadmau5 Reviews

Deadmau5 - At Play Album Review

21st January 2009

Review of Deadmau5 album 'At Play'.Deadmau5 is becoming serious hot property in the dance music...

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Deadmau5 Festivals

Open'er Festival

2nd July 2014

Made In America Festival

31st August 2013

Leeds & Reading Festival

22nd August 2014

Sasquatch! Festival

23rd May 2014

Rock Werchter

3rd July 2014

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The Latest Deadmau5 Press Releases

Astralwerks And Deadmau5 Announce Partnership - Mau5trap Compilation 'We Are Friends Vol.2' Set For Release Nov 12th 2013

17th October 2013

Two giants of electronic music--Astralwerks Records and deadmau5, each credited...

Barclaycard Wireless Festival 2012 Full Weekend Line Up Now Confirmed

2nd July 2012


Deadmau5 Exit Festival Brings Together The Worlds Best Electronic Artists

8th March 2011

EXIT 2011 LINE UP SO FAR: Arcade Fire, Pulp, Portishead, Grinderman, Underworld,...

Deadmau5 UK Winter Tour Announced

1st September 2010

Deadmau5 UK Winter Tour Announced Plus Zane Lowe + Magnetic Man + Calvin Harris (DJ Set...

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