is better known about the deejay name deadmau5 , is a Canadian electro house and progressive electro music producer based in Toronto. Although Deadmau5 classes himself as having no genre, his extensivedeadmau5 discography includes electro house tracks such as "Arguru" and "Not Exactly", which have been included in dance compilation download albums such as In Search of Sunrise 6: Ibiza, Deejay Mag's Trance-Electro House-Madness (mixed by deadmau5 himself), and on Armin van Buuren's A State of Trance radio show.
As well as his own extensive solo back catalogue, deadmau5 is recognised for his work alongside numerous other DJs and producers, such as Kaskade, MC Flipside, Rob Swire of Pendulum. deadmau5 known for often performing in a titular costume head which he originally created while learning to use a 3D program, which resembles a mouse head.
MTV named the Dj 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 DJ David Guetta for bringing dance into the pop music scene and paving the way for the him to the mainstream. deadmau5 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 download album from deadmau5.
A short while after deadmau5 released 4x4=12, he stated that would be releasing a new album some time in 2011 and would not release any material as singles. deadmau5 is a playable avatar within the forthcoming DJ Hero 2 video game being released in the last quarter of 2010. Additionally, one of the initially revealed tracks is a mashup between deadmau5's "Ghosts N Stuff" with Lady Gaga's "Just Dance.