World's Biggest DJ
With his gigantic mouse mask, deadmau5 (real name Joel Zimmerman) has been a key figure in the EDM revolution of the past decade. Purveyor of immersive, heart-pounding electronica, that now sees him headline music festivals worldwide, he has six Grammy Award nominations to his name and has over the course of his career collaborated with the likes of Kaskade, MC Flipside, Rob Swire of Pendulum, Skrillex, and Steve Duda. Though he's threatened several times to hang up his mouse ears, deadmau5 returned last year with his new album W:/2016ALBUM/. Catch him when he hits The MID in Chicago, IL, Closed May 5, 2017.
DID YOU KNOW?
The name deadmau5 originates from an incident where a mouse crawled into his computer and died. He then posted on an internet forum of his shenanigans, and the members began calling him TheDeadMouseGuy. Dead Mouse was too long for an IRC login name, so he abbreviated it to 'deadmau5'.