Electronic music producer deadmau5 has made his brand new single “maths” (Ultra Music/mau5trap) available worldwide today (February 17) via Beatport, iTunes, Spotify and ZUNE. Like his last single release “aural psynapse,” released in November 2011, the pulsating “maths” was part of his live repertoire from his Meowingtons Hax North American tour and is featured in his current live DVD offering Meowingtons Hax 2k11 TORONTO. Hear the song—which will be featured during Swedish House Mafia’s take-over on Pete Tong’s BBC Radio 1 show tonight at 9 p.m. GST—at http://smarturl.it/maths.
The Canadian, platinum-selling, independent artist made history on November 5, 2011, when he became the first Canadian artist as well as the first electronic artist to have a headlining concert at Toronto’s Rogers Centre, marking the last stop of his record-breaking Meowingtons Hax North American tour. The amazing, state-of-the-art live Rogers Centre show captured forMeowingtons Hax 2k11 TORONTO brings the viewer mind-blowing visuals and live performance of some of his biggest hits and previously unreleased tracks which includes “maths.”
In other news, deadmau5 joined the Foo Fighters, David Guetta, Chris Brown and Lil Wayne for a special performance during the 54th Annual GRAMMY® Awards telecast on CBS this pastSunday, February 12, marking the first-time ever electronic music was spotlighted on the show. His contribution, which featured his Grammy-nominated remix of the Foo Fighters’ “Rope”and “Raise Your Weapon,” sparked attention around the globe.
Wrote August Brown and Margaret Wappler of the Los Angeles Times (2/13/12), “…the Toronto producer Joel Zimmerman, was up for dance awards as well as best remixed recording, non-classical for his edit of Foo Fighters’ ‘Rope,’ under his alias deadmau5. He closed out the performance Sunday night with plenty of Ibiza-worthy bass drops. Zimmerman, whose own shows are an audio-visual melange of original music and live editing, viewed his turn on the Grammy stage as less an acknowledgement from the music establishment that he’s joined their club, and more as a platform to further explore and popularize his longstanding goals of inventive, provocative electronica. ‘I’ve never been on a crusade to get respect for dance music, and for a long time I felt like I was the only guy who wasn’t,’ Zimmerman said. But at the same time, he did want to take the Grammy occasion to expose the craft to more people. There’s not a single dude out there who doesn’t want to be heard. This was a genre that was cultivated by weirdos, and (the Grammy nod) is certainly good for our careers.’”
deadmau5 was nominated for three GRAMMY Awards including Best Dance/Electronica Albumfor his critically acclaimed LP 4×4=12 (Ultra Music), Best Dance Recording for “Raise Your Weapon” with Greta Svabo Bech and Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical for his stellar remix of the Foo Fighters’ “Rope.”
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Joel Zimmerman, more commonly known as deadmau5 (pronounced ‘dead mouse’), is one of the world’s most respected electronic producers of modern times. Enjoying international chart success with his singles “Sofi Needs A Ladder,” “Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff” and “I Remember,” he has also released three critically acclaimed albums: 4×4=12, For Lack Of A Better Name and Random Album Title. The Grammy®-nominated artist is ranked #4 in the world by DJ Mag followers and was recently voted Artist of the Year by the Beatport Community. His ability to push the boundaries of his talent grows at an equal rate to his fan base, which counts over 4.5 million on his Facebook page. deadmau5’s current offerings include singles “maths” and “aural psynapse,” a remix package for “Raise Your Weapon,” the new deadmau5 Touch Remix app and the Meowingtons Hax 2k11 Toronto DVD. His Juno Award-winning track “Sofi Needs A Ladder” was recently featured in The Hangover 2 and in the final season premiere of HBO’s hit series “Entourage.” A major touring act, he has headlined Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, Virgin Mobile FreeFest, Ultra Music Festival and Electric Daisy Carnival, as well as sold-out Rogers Centre in Toronto and PETCO Park in San Diego, as well as multiple consecutive nights at legendary venues like Roseland Ballroom in NYC and the Palladium in Los Angeles. He recently performed at the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards as part of its first ever telecast performance highlighting electronic music and is currently nominated for three Juno Awards for “Artist Of The Year,” “Juno Fan Choice Award” and “Dance Recording of The Year.” Look for more exciting things for deadmau5 in 2012.