Deadmau5 (pronounced "dead mouse") is far and away one of the most popular and talented DJs and producers working in the business today. He's mastered a number of electronic styles, including dubstep, Neo-trance, and different varieties of house music. The outspoken DJ has not only released a slew of solo albums, but also contributed to amazing collaborations with the genre's biggest names, including collaborations with vocalists on tour dates. He has been one of the top sellers on Beatport for the past few years, and fans have worked themselves into a frenzy deadmau5's epic, world renown concert dates. Deadmau5's concert dates feature stunning visual and auditory experiences that can only be seen to be believed. Fan's who haven't witnessed a deadmau5 show are in luck; he has a number of ongoing, international tour dates in 2011.
Deadmau5 (born Joel Zimmerman) became interested in electronic music in the mid-90's when he began making chip music (a form of music made using old computer chips). His moniker is derived from an incident that began when he was replacing his computer's video card, discovering a dead mouse in the tower. Zimmerman released his first EP, Project 56, in 2005, which featured fifty-six short demo tracks. Most of the tracks were short little bits of beats and none lasted more than three minutes; drastically different from deadmau5's current work. His second album, Get Scraped, was released in 2006 and showcased Zimmerman's talent in diverse styles. Deadmau5 followed up the success of the album later in the year with the release of Vexillology.
Deadmau5 released his first mixed album, Random Album Title, in 2008. The album featured the track "I Remember", the hit collaboration with Kaskade that reached #1 on Billboard's Hot Dance Airplay; it began a trend of deadmau5 collaborations reaching #1 on the chart. His 2009 album, For Lack of a Better Name, featured some of his most popular and lucrative tracks, including "Hi Friend!", "Strobe", and "Ghosts N Stuff". While the 2010 album, 4x4=12, featured popular hit songs, album sales suffered due to deadmau5 playing the unfinished tracks on tour dates, which were subsequently released onto the internet by fans.
That's why deadmau5 is keeping the development of his upcoming album under wraps. While deadmau5 has lost many an unfinished track while playing it live, it is these tour dates that have contributed so heavily to his success. Deadmau5 sells out tour dates at arenas and stadiums around the world, with thousands of people grooving and dancing along to incredible light shows. Without anything to go on, these same fans are anxiously awaiting the release of the album, which is rumored to drop before the end of 2011. Meanwhile, deadmau5 is lighting up European concert dates on his current tour. As of April 21, deadmau5 is in New Zealand before heading to Australia for tour dates until the end of April. On May 7, the DJ will be headed to Malaysia for tour dates before heading to South Korea and Taiwan; then off to Europe until the end of 2011 tour dates on July 10.
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