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TIMELINE//2022

A small site dedicated to documenting just some of the big moments of one epic career.. and the story is far from over!

2012
The Beginning

The Beginning

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″

Get Scraped

Get Scraped

Released debut studio album Get Scraped

Formed mau5trap

deadmau5 creates indie label mau5trap for self releasing and signing other talent.

mau5head

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

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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 

For Lack Of A Better Name album released.

First LED mau5head

First LED mau5head

Coachella

Debuted first cube at Coachella

4×4=12

4×4=12

Platinum album 4×4=12 was released.

Lollapalooza

Lollapalooza

First electronic music artist to headline mainstage at Lollapalooza. Read the interview with TimeOut here.

Roseland Ballroom

Roseland Ballroom

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)

EXIT

deadmau5 plays award winning EXIT Festival in Novi Sad, Serbia.

Millbank Tower

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

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Releases GRAMMY-Nominated album Album Title Goes Here.

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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)

SONAR

SONAR

deadmau5 plays Barcelona’s electronic and arts festival SONAR.

Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

First electronic artist to appear on the cover of Rolling Stone

VIBE

VIBE

Appears on the cover of major urban publication VIBE.

By Crooked Steps

Appeared in Soundgarden’s “By Crooked Steps” video directed by Dave Grohl

TESTPILOT

TESTPILOT

Debuts techno alter-ego TESTPILOT at SXSW with b2b with Richie Hawtin.

while(1<2)

while(1<2)

Releases GRAMMY-Nominated album while(1<2).

Gov Ball Dome

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.

w:/2016

w:/2016

Releases W:/2016/ALBUM.

NME

NME

Appears on the cover of NME with pet meowingtons. Read the full article here.

mau5trap celebrates 10yr anniversary

To date the label has been a platform for the likes of Excision, Noisia, Feed Me, Rezz and Skrillex.

Cube 2.1

Debuted cube 2.1

Ron

Collaborates with major pop artist Ron English on toys and mau5head.

where’s the drop

Releases orchestral album where’s the drop? with two sold-out shows at Los Angeles’ legendary venue The Wiltern.

Polar

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

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

Spotify x Peloton

deadmau5 teams up with Peloton to take over the Spotify Power Hour for a month.

CityView Drive-In

deadmau5 performs first drive in show of 2020 in Toronto.

MusicTech

MusicTech

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 releases first set of digital collectibles

deadmau5′ first NFT drop released on WAX Blockchain sold out in 48hrs.

Channel 43

Channel 43

deadmau5 and Wolfgang Gartner has joined forces in the studio to create Channel 43, out now on mau5trap.

Mad Dog Jones Collaboration

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.

WAF X

WAF X

mau5trap has released its tenth edition of the We Are Friends series, with deadmau5′ “Arguru 2k19” kicking off the collection.

Unreal Engine

Fireside Chat With deadmau5 | Exploring Music’s New Digital Reality | Unreal Engine

Sandbox

deadmau5 and Richie Hawtin enter the Sandbox.

Hypnocurrency

deadmau5 and REZZ collaborate to release Hypnocurrency on mau5trap and via a series of NFTs on makersplace.

Downtown Las Vegas Events Center

Downtown Las Vegas Events Center

Live shows return with a 10k turn out for Vegas.

Blankos

Blankos

deadmau5 and Prof. Meowingtons NFTs drop into Blankos. Read all about it here.

Brooklyn

Brooklyn

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

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.

K5

K5

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

OBERHASLI is now open via Core on Epic Games!

deadmau5 feat. Foster the People – Hyperlandia

head5

head5

deadmau5 and Smearballs (Nick DenBoer) collaboration launch 5555 avatar “head5” onto the blockchain.

Pixelynx

deadmau5 and Richie Hawtin join forces on an augmented reaklity gaming platform, Pixelynx.

deadmau5 x Portugal. The Man – this is fine

deadmau5 x Portugal. The Man – this is fine

The new single released via Mintbase.

deadmau5 announces Las Vegas residency at Zouk, Resort World

deadmau5 announces Las Vegas residency at Zouk, Resort World

mau5mood

mau5mood

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.

Juno Nomination

Juno Nomination

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

Kx5 Announce December LA Coliseum Show

We Are Friends Tour

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.

IMS Interview

“The future of music as we see it”.

GnS Double Platinum

GnS Double Platinum

mau5 celebrating Ghosts n’Stuff going double platinum whilst at his Zouk Vegas residency.

Kx5 Debut Show at EDC

Kx5 Debut Show at EDC

mau5 and Kaskade perform together as Kx5 for the first time at EDC Las Vegas.

Gumball3000

Toronto to Miami!

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