History Music / Deadmau5

17th Dec '16 5:22:58 PM stuffedninja
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** ''W:/2016ALBUM/'' contains several tracks that are reworkings of tracks that Joel uploaded to his Soundcloud. One example of this is "Let Go", which was in its most original form known as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWwSFAe1onw "aassddff"]].
3rd Dec '16 8:11:15 PM stuffedninja
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** "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26DbQcrmAWo Old Ghosts]]", a song that would after ten or so revisions become "Ghosts 'n' Stuff".
** "Aural Psynapse" is actually a re-edit of a song that he made ''in 2001'' under his old Halcyon441 name, also titled "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ufyx6Yqy2CM Aural Psynapse]]". Not only are the synth lines similar, but the background effects used in the song (which are especially obvious right at the beginning) later showed up in "Strobe" and "[=HR8938=] Cephei".
** "Strobe" is actually two previously existing songs put together, one of which being "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJdvdq697ts Then We Stood Still]]".
** Like "Strobe", "Fn Pig" combines "Get in the Cart, Pig" with what ended up being an entirely different song. Several uploads on his soundcloud show him toying with different ways of continuing the massive "Cart" introduction, with the original upload ending in what sounds like 90s rave.
** "Brazil" was originally much more [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2jBI_eixvU chill and meditative]]. It's completely unrecognizable from "Brazil (2nd Edit)."
2nd Dec '16 3:13:37 AM Ace3000
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* ''W:/2016ALBUM/'' (2016)
9th Nov '16 7:17:09 AM dlchen145
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Real name Joel Zimmerman, he was born and raised in Niagara Falls, Ontario (though he considers his current city of residence, UsefulNotes/{{Toronto}}, his hometown). As a child, he had a hobby of tearing apart household electronics to figure out how they worked, which carried over to his later fascination with electronic music production - as opposed to solely using plugins and software to make his sounds (which he derisively calls "laptop music"), [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D26U26fFojw he uses huge racks of analog modular CV equipment]] to produce them. After dropping out of high school, doing many odd jobs over the years (including being contracted for an IT job for two years using [[{{Badass}} only his own self-taught computer programming skills]]), and starting a design business on the side, all while producing music in his free time as a hobby, he found himself being paid to do music for advertising until he got discovered by DJ Chris Lake. This and the appearance of his first hit as deadmau5, "Faxing Berlin", on Pete Tong's radio show led to him being signed onto Ultra Records, later creating his own label, mau5trap, and thus becoming a hit electronic artist doing music full-time.

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Real name Joel Zimmerman, he was born and raised in Niagara Falls, Ontario (though he considers his current city of residence, UsefulNotes/{{Toronto}}, his hometown). As a child, he had a hobby of tearing apart household electronics to figure out how they worked, which carried over to his later fascination with electronic music production - as opposed to solely using plugins and software to make his sounds (which he derisively calls "laptop music"), [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D26U26fFojw he uses huge racks of analog modular CV equipment]] to produce them. After dropping out of high school, doing many odd jobs over the years (including being contracted for an IT job for two years using [[{{Badass}} only his own self-taught computer programming skills]]), skills), and starting a design business on the side, all while producing music in his free time as a hobby, he found himself being paid to do music for advertising until he got discovered by DJ Chris Lake. This and the appearance of his first hit as deadmau5, "Faxing Berlin", on Pete Tong's radio show led to him being signed onto Ultra Records, later creating his own label, mau5trap, and thus becoming a hit electronic artist doing music full-time.
9th Oct '16 7:44:41 AM Mullon
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* ImageBoards: Goes on (and is well-liked by) /b/ (and claims to have gotten his start there), but has a mutual hatred of /mu/. He says that he doesn't post, though, only preferring to lurk.

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* ImageBoards: Website/FourChan: Goes on (and is well-liked by) /b/ (and claims to have gotten his start there), but has a mutual hatred of /mu/. He says that he doesn't post, though, only preferring to lurk.
27th Jun '16 2:53:18 AM gewunomox
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* BuffySpeak: While teasing {{Skrillex}} about driving and [[ExpectingSomeoneTaller how short he is]]: "[[https://twitter.com/#!/deadmau5/status/167141951517360128 @skrillex but... like... how do reach the pedally things? :D]]"

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* BuffySpeak: While teasing {{Skrillex}} Music/{{Skrillex}} about driving and [[ExpectingSomeoneTaller how short he is]]: "[[https://twitter.com/#!/deadmau5/status/167141951517360128 @skrillex but... like... how do reach the pedally things? :D]]"



* ButtMonkey: {{Skrillex}} is often the [[StealthPun butt]] of deadmau5's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhRbpMspDsw jokes]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHeuAp0Tll8 pranks]].

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* ButtMonkey: {{Skrillex}} Skrillex is often the [[StealthPun butt]] of deadmau5's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhRbpMspDsw jokes]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHeuAp0Tll8 pranks]].



* RuleThirtyFour: There is indeed porn of him. [[HoYay With]] {{Skrillex}}. He's rather chill about it.

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* RuleThirtyFour: There is indeed porn of him. [[HoYay With]] {{Skrillex}}.Music/{{Skrillex}}. He's rather chill about it.



* RunningGag: "{{Skrillex}} is Not Even Funny", after it was coined in a UStream session.

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* RunningGag: "{{Skrillex}} "Skrillex is Not Even Funny", after it was coined in a UStream session.



* SitcomArchNemesis: David Guetta. See CanadaEh above and TakeThat below.

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* SitcomArchNemesis: David Guetta.Music/DavidGuetta. See CanadaEh above and TakeThat below.



* SoProudOfYou: To {{Skrillex}} [[http://twitter.com/#!/deadmau5/status/142179392251117568 for getting five Grammy nominations.]]

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* SoProudOfYou: To {{Skrillex}} Music/{{Skrillex}} [[http://twitter.com/#!/deadmau5/status/142179392251117568 for getting five Grammy nominations.]]



** Avicii is starting to become the next DavidGuetta in terms of {{Take That}}s being a RunningGag now, too. Nearly every 2012 livestream so far has had at least one TakeThat towards him.

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** Avicii is starting to become the next DavidGuetta Music/DavidGuetta in terms of {{Take That}}s being a RunningGag now, too. Nearly every 2012 livestream so far has had at least one TakeThat towards him.



** After posting a demo of "Sunspot" on his [=SoundCloud=], he later posted "[[http://soundcloud.com/fuckmylife/sunspot-da-exxxxxxtreme-drop Sunspot (da eXXXXXXtreme drop mix)]]", a 15-second dubstep version demo lampooning all of the recent dubstep trends "of the past year", including seemingly-random effects and sampling, like the style found in {{Skrillex}}'s work.

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** After posting a demo of "Sunspot" on his [=SoundCloud=], he later posted "[[http://soundcloud.com/fuckmylife/sunspot-da-exxxxxxtreme-drop Sunspot (da eXXXXXXtreme drop mix)]]", a 15-second dubstep version demo lampooning all of the recent dubstep trends "of the past year", including seemingly-random effects and sampling, like the style found in {{Skrillex}}'s Music/{{Skrillex}}'s work.
27th Jun '16 2:41:04 AM gewunomox
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!!Tropes Related to Deadmau5:

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!!Tropes Related to Deadmau5:
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** "[[https://soundcloud.com/fuckmylife/are-you-not-afraid-blah Are you not afraid blah]]" is another hip-hop song that's so well-produced that if Deadmau5 is the ''last'' person you'd think of being capable of making that beat.

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** "[[https://soundcloud.com/fuckmylife/are-you-not-afraid-blah Are you not afraid blah]]" is another hip-hop song that's so well-produced that if Deadmau5 deadmau5 is the ''last'' person you'd think of being capable of making that beat.



* StageNames: Deadmau5, with his real name being Joel Zimmerman, as previously stated.

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* StageNames: Deadmau5, deadmau5, with his real name being Joel Zimmerman, as previously stated.



* XtremeKoolLetterz / Letters2Numbers: Deadmau5. Justified in that it was originally going to be spelled correctly but couldn't fit the character limit for an IRC username.

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* XtremeKoolLetterz / Letters2Numbers: Deadmau5. deadmau5. Justified in that it was originally going to be spelled correctly but couldn't fit the character limit for an IRC username.
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20th Jun '16 10:44:13 PM gewunomox
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* [[LineOfSightName Line of Sight Tattoo]]: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRGzh7h2Ugk The origin of the scissors tattoo on his left arm]]. He was hanging out with [[MotleyCrue Tommy Lee]] and arbitrarily decided to get a tattoo, but didn't know what to get until he saw some packaging with the scissors-and-dotted-line symbol on it.

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* [[LineOfSightName Line of Sight Tattoo]]: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRGzh7h2Ugk The origin of the scissors tattoo on his left arm]]. He was hanging out with [[MotleyCrue [[Music/MotleyCrue Tommy Lee]] and arbitrarily decided to get a tattoo, but didn't know what to get until he saw some packaging with the scissors-and-dotted-line symbol on it.
25th May '16 6:30:43 PM HypnoticMeerkat
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* DarkerAndEdgier: ''while(1<2)'' is definitely a lot more introspective and darker than the good majority of his older songs. If anything, Joel pretty much abandoned trying to make dance music and moved towards creating a more personal, somber, NineInchNails inspired sound.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: ''while(1<2)'' is definitely a lot more introspective and darker than the good majority of his older songs. If anything, Joel pretty much abandoned trying to make dance music and moved towards creating a more personal, somber, NineInchNails Music/NineInchNails inspired sound. sound.
3rd May '16 1:55:06 PM Smoking_Gnu
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** His recent livestream jams indicate he might be moving back toward dance, albeit the moody, atmospheric kind seen Random Album Title and For Lack of a Better Name.
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