Deadmau5 is one of the most prominent fixtures in the dance scene of the 2010s, instantly recognizable with his signature oversized mouse helmet. Debuting in the late 2000s, he made his first international statement with 2009's For Lack of a Better Name. From there, he remained a Top Ten fixture on the U.S. and Canadian Dance charts, going platinum in 2010 with 4x4=12 and topping the charts three times in a row with Album Title Goes Here (2012), While (1<2) (2014), and W:/2016ALBUM/ (2016). Known for his live sets and highly produced stage set-ups, he is also an avid video gamer, contributing to soundtracks for Grand Theft Auto, Need for Speed, and more.
The Toronto-based DJ rose to prominence in 2008 when his track “Faxing Berlin” found its way onto the playlist of legendary DJ/producer Pete Tong’s radio show. Deadmau5 soon became an important figure in the world of progressive house music. He released his work through his own label, Mau5trap Recordings, and scored a number of awards in 2008, including a Juno Award for Dance Recording of the Year.