His beloved mum and dad may know him as Joel Thomas Zimmerman but the millions that have downloaded his music, witnessed him perform or DJ live or bought one of his mix Cds know him simply as DeadMau5. One of the new breed of Superstar DJs, DeadMau5 has exploded onto the scene and taken the UK by storm. He's been everywhere over the last year years and has built up a huge following over recent years. Pronounced Deadmouse, he gained the name after alledgedly finding a dead rodent inside his computer whilst changing a sound card one day. He then used the moniker in some online forums and message boards and the name stuck! This visionary Canadian dance producer, born in the lovely surroundings of Nigara Falls in Canada in 1981 has become one of the biggest names in dance music in recent years and is now embarking on his biggest tour of the UK ever! December sees him coming around the pond for a massive UK tour culminating in his biggest ever show in London at the expansive yet iconic Earls Court. This is a guaranteed Dance music extravaganza with support from the mighty Zane Lowe, Calvin Harris, Stanton Warriors & Magnetic Man.
Always performing in his iconic dead mouse head costume, Deadmau5 has struck a chord with the dance music massive in a major way. His productivity over the past five years has been that of legend, releasing an amazing ten Lps, each getting better than the next. He's also been racking up awards left right and centre with three Juno awards and five Beatport music awards tucked in his top pocket. He was also voted the 6th best DJ in the world by DJ magazine in 2009 - an incredible achievement. 2010 has seen him play all the festivals accross the globe, adding to an already huge fan base.