deadmau5 – while(1<2)

It’s hard to envision Joel Zimmerman, bka deadmau5, one of the most ardent opponents of the flourishing electronic music culture, ever feverishly waiting in line outside of a Toronto club. Yet, before Zimmerman donned his now famous mau5head, he was much more comfortable in his first-gen raver garb of UFO pants, an oversized tee (for soaking up all of the sweat), and a trusty character backpack. Ironically, it wasn’t until Zimmerman himself started to dominate the scene with his over-the-top performances and collaborations with the likes of Tommy Lee, Kaskade, and Wolfgang Gartner that his disdain for the community began to surface. Only five years prior to the recording process of new double LP while(1<2), and two years before signing game changer Skrillex to his mau5trap imprint, Zimmerman was praising the community following his coming-out party during the 2008 Beatport Awards. During an interview with that year, Zimmerman not only praised Ultra Music Festival, but revealed that Miami’s Mansion was his favorite club to perform at — a far cry from his remarks earlier this year that he wouldn’t “be playing any more Miami clubs.”

Release Date
June 17, 2014
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