A small site dedicated to documenting just some of the big moments of one epic career.. and the story is far from over!
Created his website and began uploading songs to SectionZ and producing under the alias “deadmau5”.
Name came from the time Joel found a dead mouse in his computer after having it crash while talking to friends online. Online friends began referring to Joel as the “dead mouse guy,” and “deadmouse” being too long of a username, Joel landed on “deadmau5″
Released debut studio album Get Scraped
deadmau5 creates indie label mau5trap for self releasing and signing other talent.
First-ever performance with the mau5head, Nova Scotia
Move for Me
Collaboration with Kaskade “Move for Me” reached number one on Billboard magazine’s Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart in its September 6 issue
Random Album Title
Releases Random Album Title
GRAMMY Award Nomination
First GRAMMY Award nomination for Morgan Page’s “The Longest Road” (deadmau5 remix) “Best Remixed Recording” (non-classical category).
For Lack Of A Better Name
For Lack Of A Better Name album released.
First LED mau5head
First LED mau5head
Debuted first cube at Coachella
Platinum album 4×4=12 was released.
Time Out Chicago
“Dance music’s biggest star takes off the mask for an exclusive chat before his Lollapalooza show.” – Time Out.
First electronic music artist to headline mainstage at Lollapalooza. Read the interview with TimeOut here.
Record-breaking four sold out shows at the Roseland Ballroom October 4-9. “This Canadian dance producer concludes his six-night residency at Roseland with all of his trademark enticements: excellently deep progressive house and neo-trance music, staggering digital stage graphics and a terrifyingly oversized mouse head that he will wear determinedly through the night.” — Stacey Anderson, New York Times preview (10/6/11)
deadmau5 plays award winning EXIT Festival in Novi Sad, Serbia.
NOKIA LUMIA LAUNCH LONDON – 4D PROJECTION
u mad bro?
Trolls Skrillex at the GRAMMYS by wearing a t-shirt with Skrillex’s number and “u mad bro?” written on it
>album title goes here<
Releases GRAMMY-Nominated album Album Title Goes Here.
album title goes here top charts
Topped charts with >album title goes here< — album features “The Veldt,” a track inspired by the classic Ray Bradbury story of the same name and “Professional Griefers” featuring Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance.
Raise Your Weapon at the GRAMMYs
Performs “Raise Your Weapon” at 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards where he is nominated in three categories: “Best Remixed Recording” Non-Classical (Foo Fighters “Rope”), “Best Dance Recording” (“Raise Your Weapon”) and “Best Dance/Electronic Album” (4×4=12)
deadmau5 plays Barcelona’s electronic and arts festival SONAR.
First electronic artist to appear on the cover of Rolling Stone
Appears on the cover of major urban publication VIBE.
By Crooked Steps
Appeared in Soundgarden’s “By Crooked Steps” video directed by Dave Grohl
Debuts techno alter-ego TESTPILOT at SXSW with b2b with Richie Hawtin.
Releases GRAMMY-Nominated album while(1<2).
Gov Ball Dome
Headlines Governor’s Ball debuting “Dome” production. Also appears at Bonnaroo, Reading and Leeds that summer.
label goes indie
deadmau5 takes his own imprint mau5trap independent.
Pop up with Ron English
Collaborates with major pop artist Ron English on toys and mau5head.
mau5trap celebrates 10yr anniversary
To date the label has been a platform for the likes of Excision, Noisia, Feed Me, Rezz and Skrillex.
Debuted cube 2.1
where’s the drop
Releases orchestral album where’s the drop? with two sold-out shows at Los Angeles’ legendary venue The Wiltern.
deadmau5 makes film composer debut with Netflix film Polar.
Cube v3 debut
Debuted cube v3 at Ultra Music Festival.
Pollstar #9 US touring show
The 2019/20 US cube v3 tour saw Pollstar recognition at #9 in the US and #36 worldwide. 39 shows in 17 cities, including sold out shows in Los Angeles (x5), Red Rocks (x2) and NYC (x4). 150,000 tickets were sold, 5000 VIP packages and $1m in merchandise sales. Press coverage included Rolling Stone, Billboard, Variety, NY Times and Miami New Times.
deadmau5 collaborates w/ The Neptunes
Billboard say it “might be the song of the summer”. Zane Lowe premiered the track on Beats 1 followed soon after by Annie Mac on BBC radio 1. “Pomegranate” looks set for big things over the coming months…
OSC / PILOT
deadmau5 launches OSC/PILOT; a performance tool for digital artists and musicians. The software currently supports Windows 8.1 and 10.
Spotify x Peloton
deadmau5 teams up with Peloton to take over the Spotify Power Hour for a month.
deadmau5 performs first drive in show of 2020 in Toronto.
mau5 takes front cover of MusicTech.
deadmau5 & Kiesza – Bridged By A Lightwave
Kiesza joins deadmau5 live on stage in Chicago to perform the new single Bridged By A Lightwave.
deadmau5 releases first set of digital collectibles
deadmau5′ first NFT drop released on WAX Blockchain sold out in 48hrs.
deadmau5 and Wolfgang Gartner has joined forces in the studio to create Channel 43, out now on mau5trap.
Mad Dog Jones Collaboration
Shortly after the success of their joint merchandise project, MDJ and mau5 have once again collaborated to drop a set of NFTs on Nifty Gateway.
mau5trap has released its tenth edition of the We Are Friends series, with deadmau5′ “Arguru 2k19” kicking off the collection.
Fireside Chat With deadmau5 | Exploring Music’s New Digital Reality | Unreal Engine
deadmau5 and Richie Hawtin enter the Sandbox.
deadmau5 and REZZ collaborate to release Hypnocurrency on mau5trap and via a series of NFTs on makersplace.
Downtown Las Vegas Events Center
Live shows return with a 10k turn out for Vegas.
deadmau5 returns to NYC to sell out the Brooklyn Mirage.
“When the Summer Dies”
deadmau5 and Lights come together again to release “When The Summer Dies”, out now on mau5trap.
The Chronicles of Creation
deadmau5 and digital artist Alan Bolton collaborate on a new set of NFTs “The Chronicles of Creation”, which dropped on makersplace.
mau5 makes a surprise appearance at Kaskade’s show at LA’s new SOFI Stadium.
When The Summer Dies – Music Video
The environments in this video were created and filmed in Core, an online space to play games, hang out, and explore worlds, and join events – for free!
OBERHASLI is now open via Core on Epic Games!
deadmau5 feat. Foster the People – Hyperlandia
deadmau5 and Smearballs (Nick DenBoer) collaboration launch 5555 avatar “head5” onto the blockchain.
deadmau5 and Richie Hawtin join forces on an augmented reaklity gaming platform, Pixelynx.
deadmau5 announces Las Vegas residency at Zouk, Resort World
A unique collaboration between deadmau5 x Lucas Zanotto. Music by deadmau5 and artwork by Lucas Zanotto. Dropped on SuperRare.
What The Truff
chefmau5 in the Truff kitchen.
From The Metaverse To IRL & Beyond: How deadmau5 Keeps Pushing Boundaries (And Cubes)
“Before COVID-19 reared its ugly head, deadmau5 was already busy exploring new digital frontiers for his fans. While Joel Zimmerman, the man under the deadmau5 helmet, is known widely for his hard-driving electronic production, his advanced stage set-up and his Cube – a rotating structure displaying his show’s visuals – the electronic musician continues to push boundaries. He recently teamed up with Core Games to create Oberhasli, his own digital “metaverse.” As he prepares to go back out on the road, both with a residency and tour, there may be no better artist equipped for the third wave of the pandemic than deadmau5.” – Ariel King, Pollstar.
deadmau5 & REZZ are nominated for Dance Recording of the Year 2022.
Kx5 feat. Hayla – Escape
Kaskade and deadmau5 team up on Kx5 project and drop new single “Escape” featuring the vocals of Hayla. By mid April it hit #1 on the billboard Dance/Mix Show National Airplat Chart.
Kx5 Announce December LA Coliseum Show
We Are Friends Tour
Following on from last year’s tenth edition of the mau5trap compilation, this year deadmau5 and the label friends/family are taking the brand on road for the first time. We Are Friends XI is set to drop later in 2022, with a series of singles released over the summer.
“The future of music as we see it”.
GnS Double Platinum
mau5 celebrating Ghosts n’Stuff going double platinum whilst at his Zouk Vegas residency.
Kx5 Debut Show at EDC
mau5 and Kaskade perform together as Kx5 for the first time at EDC Las Vegas.
Toronto to Miami!
Kx5 feat. Hayla “Escape” voted Hottest Record on Danny Howard’s BBC Radio 1 dance show.
deadmau5 – XYZ
“I did get to finally try out VCV Rack 2.0. I’ve been waiting so long for this. VCV Rack has always been great. But 2.0 finally has sample-accurate sync with the plugin in a DAW now. The other one, you had to use a host and it was a little late here and there, and the sync wasn’t nice and all that stuff. But now in VCV Rack 2.0 Pro, they have a host that works in any DAW that’s sample-accurate, finally, and it’s f**king amazing.” Check the full musicradar.com piece here.
Music3 Live Launch NYC
deadmau5 headlines MODA and Emanate launch party during NFT NYC.
deadmau5 feat. Skylar Grey “My Heart Has Teeth” featured on Netflix’s Resident Evil soundtrack. Tap here to watch.
Kx5 – Take Me High
Following the success of “Escape” feat. Hayla, Kx5 release their second single.
Kx5 feat. The Moth & The Flame – Alive
Kx5’s third single features The Moth & The Flame.
2 x SOLD OUT Red Rocks
deadmau5 was joined by Kaskade, Morgin Madison and NERO with their first performance together in 5yrs!
Kx5 feat. James French – Avalanche
Kx5 & Elderbrook – When I talk
Ahead of their performance at Los Angeles Coliseum in December, Kx5 release collaboration with Elderbrook “When I talk”.
deadmau5 and Kaskade make history in Los Angeles
“L.A. Coliseum draws 46,000 as the supergroup scores the biggest ticketed global headliner dance event of 2022”. – Billboard
We Are Friends XI
The 11th edition of the We Are Friends series is released with deadmau5 feat. YTCracker “Antisec” included in the compilation!
Joel and Rezz announce b2b set at VELD Music Festival.
deadmau5 headlines night in London at iconic venue ahead of closure set at end of series.
Kx5 & SOFI TUKKER – Sacrifice
Tap HERE to watch the ST Mix.
Kx5 – The Album
The 10 track debut album arrives with features and collaborations from The Moth & The Flame, Sofi Tukker, Hayla, AR/CO, Brother, Elderbrook, Richard Walters and James French.
Kx5 headline Ultra Music Festival.
Streaming on Disney+ in May.