Deadmau5 plays first stadium

by Andrew Younger

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Deadmau5, the world’s most successful house music producer in a sports mascot costume, will be performing at Petco Park Friday as part of his Meowingtons Hax Tour. Deadmau5 (Joel Zimmerman) built his reputation as a producer on the electronic dance music download site Beatport before releasing his debut album “Get Scraped” in 2006.

The success of “Get Scraped” led to collaborations with prominent figures in the electronic dance music community such as Kaskade and Pendulum; establishing Deadmau5 as a preeminent house music producer and eventually ranking as the no. 4 best disc jockey in the world according to DJ Mag.

On subsequent albums, Deadmau5 expanded his sound to include ambient, progressive house and, in the case of last year’s “4×4=12,” electro while retaining his characteristic commitment to crafting well-written tracks.

The Meowingtons Hax show at Petco Park, Deadmau5’s first-ever stadium concert, will feature Mau5Trap artists SOFI (featured on the single “Sofi Needs a Ladder”), Feed Me and Tommy Lee (of Mötley Crüe infamy) with his partner DJ Aero. Exclusive to the San Diego show is special guest Swedish house producer Avicii.

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