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 Announces Double Album 'while(1<2)' Set For Digital Release On June 17th 2014

13th May 2014 -


Globally acclaimed electronic music producer and musician deadmau5 for some time has been openly discussing that his next major release--the one he feels to truly be his first proper body of work--is completed. Today...

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

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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 age, as well as some of the best up-and-coming stars and the hidden talent you'd...

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 and Canadian producer/performer Deadmau5 after they became engaged in December 2012. The heavily tattooed model...

Highlights From The Ultra Music Festival 2013! Swedish House Mafia, David Guetta, Fatboy Slim And More (Photos)

26th March 2013 -


Swedish House Mafia at Ultra Musical Festival, MiamiAmerica's favourite EDM fest The Ultra Music Festival have rounded off their last weekend with an impressive line-up.We expected nothing less than exhilarating, flawless electronic finery from Ultra's...

'Ultra Music Festival 2013' Physical Album Out April 2nd 2013 On Ultra Music

20th March 2013 -


With Ultra Music Festival in full effect, the 'Ultra Music Festival 2013' official compilation album is now available today, March 19 via Ultra Music at all digital retailers. Following a successful launch of Ultra Music...

Kanye West Announces Surprise Hammersmith London Show, But Don't Expect Deadmau5 To Be There

14th February 2013 -


Kanye West's not quite ready to settle down and concentrate on the impending kid with girlfriend Kim Kardashian just yet, he's still got a few shows to play - including a surprise one just announced...

Most Unexpected Proposal of the Year? Kat Von D Engaged to Deadmau5

17th December 2012 -


Miami Ink's Kat Von D had been dating Deadmau5 for less than three months when they broke up in November, but on Saturday, the Canadian producer proposed to the tattoo artist via Twitter- and she...

Forget The Split, Kat Von D Accepts Twitter Proposal From Deadmau5

17th December 2012 -


Remember just a few weeks ago, when TV tattooist Kat Von D announced her split from Deadmau5 very publicly on Twitter? Well, the on-again couple have turned that little scenario right on its head and...

Deadmau5 And Kat Von D Get Engaged!

16th December 2012 -


EDM superstar Deadmau5 has gotten engaged to his girlfriend, tattooist Kat Von D, after popping the question to her over Twitter. Who said romance was dead?The DJ took to his Twitter to ask the big...

Newly Reunited Kat Von D And Deadmau5 Stroll Back To Their Car After Cafe Date

27th November 2012 -


'LA Ink' tattoo artist Kat Von D walks hand in hand with her electro DJ boyfriend Deadmau5 as they make their way to her car after leaving a cafe in Los Angeles. They don't make...

Deadmau5 The Veldt (Feat Chris James)

18th July 2012 -


Creamfields 2012 Line-Up Announced

6th March 2012 -


Creamfields returns in all its glory to kick off another 3 day festival extravaganza on August Bank Holiday weekend, it's the time of year when Daresbury in Cheshire becomes the centre of the universe for...

A Cheerful Deadmau5 Helps Motley Crue's Tommy Lee Into Waiting Car

25th January 2012 -


Motley Crue frontman Tommy Lee and Joel Zimmerman, aka Deadmau5, are seen out and about during the Sundance Film Festival in Utah. The pair head for a waiting car, with Tommy getting in first, followed...

Deadmau5 UK Winter Tour Announced

1st September 2010 -


Deadmau5 UK Winter Tour Announced Plus Zane Lowe + Magnetic Man + Calvin Harris (DJ Set) + Stanton Warriors + Kim FaiThe world's biggest electronic artiste deadmau5 returns to the UK in December to embark...

Deadmau5 - Ghosts N Stuff Featuring Rob Swire

3rd September 2009 -


Ghosts N Stuff video from Deadmau5 featuring Rob SwireDeadmau5 has teamed up with Rob Swire of Pendulum on his latest single 'Ghosts N Stuff', released on September 21st 2009 this is the follow up single...

Deadmau5 - I Remember

30th April 2009 -


I Remember video from Deadmau5 Featured on Deadmau5 latest album 'At Play', 'I Remember' is currently entertaining radio listeners all over the country, it's also recently been Jo Whiley's track of the week. The single...

Deadmau5 - At Play

21st January 2009 -


Review of Deadmau5 album 'At Play'.Deadmau5 is becoming serious hot property in the dance music world. Having clearly made a name for himself at Beatport last year he continues to make dance music that is...

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