deadmau5

Born 5 January 1981.
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Deadmau5 gets inducted into the Hall of Fame

House music pioneer Deadmau5 is entered into Pete Tong's Hall of Fame.

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Biography

Joel Thomas Zimmerman (born January 5, 1981), better known by his stage name deadmau5 (pronounced "dead mouse"), is a Canadian progressive-house music producer and performer from Toronto, Ontario.

Zimmerman produces a variety of styles within the house genre and sometimes other forms of electronic dance music. His tracks have been included in numerous compilation albums such as the 2007 In Search of Sunrise 6: Ibiza CD. The February 2008 issue of MixMag's music magazine included a free CD which was titled MixMag Presents: The Hottest New Name In Dance! DEADMAU5 Tech-Trance-Electro-Madness, mixed by Zimmerman. Tracks have also been included and presented 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, Zimmerman has worked alongside other DJs and producers, such as Kaskade, MC Flipside, Rob Swire of Knife Party and Pendulum, Wolfgang Gartner, Bighorse, and on a number of releases, Zimmerman has partnered with Melleefresh. The release date is currently unknown, but an early 12" single produced on vinyl titled "I Don't Want No Other" was released by Joel Zimmerman under the alias "Dred And Karma". The 2006 album titled Deadmau5 Circa 1998–2002 was released using the alias "Halcyon441" and the collaboration with Joel Zimmerman and Steve Duda was under the alias "BSOD" (which stands for "Blue Screen of Death").

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of >album title goes here<

    >album title goes here< 2012

    Reviewed by Louis Pattison
    For all its impressive fireworks, this is a fairly hollow affair from the Canadian.
  2. Review of 4x4=12

    4x4=12 2010

    Reviewed by Alex Denney
    A third album which stops short of revealing the man behind the mouse.
  3. Review of For Lack of a Better Name

    For Lack of a Better Name 2009

    Reviewed by Mike Diver
    This mix will only further his already admirable reputation.