Hear some progressive and modern music while touring Canada
- Canada Travel Tips
- Thursday, 10 November 2011 16:20
The Canadian music scene is welcoming a new kind of rhythm to its vast array of performance talent. At the end of December, one Ontario native will be taking over several cities throughout Ontario and Quebec, showcasing his new and fresh talent for DJing and blending infectious tunes.
Deadmau5, pronounced dead mouse, is a DJ act created by Joel Thomas Zimmerman, says the performer's website. Zimmerman specializes in progressive, electro and house music, mixing beats and hooks with a technological and artistic flair. While records and classic turntables are not used to make the songs, the completely computer-based tunes are still catchy and present a new kind of music altogether. His style has been well known in the dance club scene for years, and recently has led the DJ to sell out massive concerts across the globe.
Zimmerman has received much recognition in the Canadian music world, even though he technically has played no instrument, sang no song or even recorded a real album. For three years in a row, Deadmau5 was honoured with a Juno award for best dance recording. In 2009, Zimmerman collaborated on a remix, titled The Longest Road, with Morgan Page, and received a Grammy nomination for his efforts.
On December 27th, Deadmau5 will be stopping in Ottawa on his tour, helping celebrate the grand opening of the new CE Centre in the city. He will be the headliner of the first annual Pulse Concert taking place at the venue, which will gather international DJs for one massive show. With the CE center accomodating up to 8,000 concert goers, the event is shaping up to be one of the hottest shows to experience in Canada's capital city this winter.
After Deadmau5's appearance in Ottawa, the DJ will move on to the Centre des Congres de Quebec in Quebec City for his fourth Canadian appearance on the tour, says the Globe and Mail.
His shows already have a big reputation in the area. This fall, Deadmau5 performed in Toronto at the Rogers Centre. Zimmerman set new records for this show, which was witnessed by over 11,000 spectators. Deadmau5 was the first Canadian musical act to headline a concert at this venue.
Travellers who are on holiday in Quebec City or Ottawa this winter and enjoy techno, trace, or talented DJing should not miss a show by Deadmau5, which will surely be a highlight of an adventure taken in these regions.