Joel Zimmerman is a techno artist from Niagra Falls, Ontario.  Joel's career stared in the 1990's.  His stage name is Deadmau5 and he wears a giant mouse helmet that often has LED lights that flash in sync with the music he plays.  He hates being called a DJ because he doesnt DJ at all, unlike most techno artists.  He uses a machine called a Monome.  This is basiclly a sound board with many buttons that each make different sounds, and he can mix them on a computer.  Zimmerman began his own record label, mau5trap, which, along with Ultra Records and Ministry of Sound, released the 2008 album Random Album Title.  In the United States, deadmau5's collaboration with Kaskade, "Move for Me," reached #1 on Billboard magazine's Hot Dance Airplay chart in its September 6, 2008 issue.  Since then, deadmau5 has seen three of his tracks, all collaborations ("Move for Me" and "I Remember" with Kaskade; "Ghosts N Stuff" with Rob Swire) reach number-one on Billboard's Hot Dance Airplay chart, making him the only Canadian on that chart to achieve that status (he is also the fourth Canadian to top that chart, following Deborah Cox, Nelly Furtado, and Dragonette, with one a piece)I 2009, he was the best-selling artist on Beatport with more than 30,000 digital downloads with his singles "Not Exactly," "Faxing Berlin," and "Ghosts N Stuff." Information on
his album For Lack of a Better Name was posted on his official MySpace page.  In the fall of 2009, deadmau5's performances were recorded and made available for sale
immediately following the concert on USB wristband flash drives. On For Lack of a Better Name, the follow-up to his critically acclaimed 2008 debut Random Album Title, deadmau5 takes a different turn by incorporating various styles of music into multi-blocks of songs. The album will include "Ghosts N Stuff", featuring Pendulum's Rob Swire”MTV named deadmau5 as the house DJ for the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards and MTV PUSH artist of the week on August 16, 2010. He expressed gratitude towards Lady Gaga and David Guetta for bringing dance into the pop music scene and paving the way for the him to the mainstream.  At the awards, deadmau5 performed with Jason Derulo and Travie McCoy.  His song, "Ghosts N Stuff" had been featured on the soundtrack for the MTV reality series Jersey Shore earlier.  His third studio album, titled 4x4=12, was released on December 6, 2010 in the United Kingdom and December 7, 2010 in the United States. The singles "Some Chords," "Animal Rights," and "Sofi Needs a Ladder" have been released and will feature on the album.A short while after he released 4x4=12, he stated that he would be releasing a new album some time in 2011 and would not release any material as singlesdeadmau5 is a playable avatar in DJ Hero 2, a video game released in October 2010. Additionally, one of the initially revealed tracks is a mashup between deadmau5's "Ghosts N Stuff" withLady Gaga's "Just Dance."He also had a radio station dedicated to him in Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars for the Nintendo DS and Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) portable gaming consoles, as well as the iPhone.
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