Weekly SNDtrack: Deadmau5

By Filip Terlecki

If it looks like a dead mouse, and it sounds like a dead mouse, then it must be …Deadmau5.

That’s the stage name of Joel Zimmerman – a former computer geek of sorts who gave himself that name after he found a dead mouse in his computer.

Based in Toronto, he is now one of the biggest dance music creators on the planet. But even though he puts on shows to packed houses everywhere – don’t make the mistake of calling him a DJ.

To Deadmau5 that’s an archaic concept. His gigs are live performances during which he assembles original tracks on the fly using technology and software that he’s helped create.

“There are no CDs involved,” he explains. “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.”

This summer Deadmau5 is playing all over North America and Europe.

Check out the schedule of TOUR DATES.

Deadmau5 – Aural Psynapse – Live in Toronto

Deadmau5 Live @ Earl’s Court

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