Fresh off the back of mau5ville‘s recent launch – a new EP launched by deadmau5 featuring new music and remixes – Joel Zimmerman is at his best. The Canadian producer’s EP featured a hugely successful track in ‘Monophobia‘, which involved working with Rob Swire almost 10 years on from the release of ‘Ghosts N Stuff‘. This peak period that deadmau5 is currently going through has led to a brand new record deal with Kobalt Music‘s AWAL.
AWAL’s CEO Lonny Olinickin stated:
“deadmau5 is a seminal artist, DJ, producer and most importantly, an industry pioneer. To work with an artist with the raw talent and clout of deadmau5, is an honor and also a testament to our capabilities in supporting visionary global superstars. Our team is very excited about this partnership and we all look forward to helping mau5ville reach new and current deadmau5 fans across the globe.”
The news of deadmau5’s signing only fuels the mau5 faithful further to believe that more music is imminent, and rightly so. A follow up to mau5ville: Level 1 is set to come soon, and collaborations with artists such as REZZ have been widely discussed. Signing to Kobalt Music’s AWAL is not only an asset to deadmau5 in terms of his ability to release more frequently, but also a huge addition for AWAL themselves.
AWAL’s North America President, Ron Cerrito, shared with Billboard:
“Joel epitomizes what it means to be an independent artist today — everything from his entrepreneurial drive and work ethic to his ability to authentically connect with fans across the globe. He has always been a forward-thinking music pioneer, which is why we couldn’t be more thrilled about his choice to partner with AWAL again so we can help support his vision for mau5ville and help take his project to the next level.”
Keep your ears out for new deadmau5 coming in soon.