deadmau5 Offers His Shapeshifting Soundscape With ‘Quezacotl’

During his sold out retro5pective: 25 years of deadmau5 shows at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles and the Brooklyn Mirage in NYC this past spring, globally renowned electronic music artist deadmau5 dazzled his audiences for the finale with a debut of his new single ‘Quezacotl,’ and is continuing to play it in all sets from Bali to Helsinki. Now ‘Quezacotl’ makes its official release today via mau5trap. The track gathers a sense of melancholy, with a mix of melodies that resemble old deadmau5, but gather 25 years of evolution for the artist.


For his first solo release since ‘XYZ‘ in 2022, the extensive instrumental takes the listener on a translucent sonic journey. Beaconing symphonic-like chords act as a call to arms as a barrage of melodic synths take flight. Endlessly, a true return to form with all the makings of a classic deadmau5 track. If you want to experience the og deadmau5, ‘Quezacotl’ is the song for you. An incredibly resonant melody that makes us think of ‘Raise your Weapon’, this track will keep you grooving. Soon we will listen to some ep, the new three-song deadmau5 EP set for release on July 19.


Joel Zimmerman, more commonly known as deadmau5 (pronounced ‘dead mouse’), is one of the world’s most respected electronic music producers of modern times. Enjoying international chart success with his 2x platinum-certified single ‘Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff‘. He has also released seven critically acclaimed albums. The multiple JUNO Award-winning and GRAMMY®-nominated artist’s ability to push the boundaries of his talent grows at an equal rate to his fan base. His fan base counts over 15 million and more over his combined social media channels.

His latest music offerings include ‘Pomegranate’ with The Neptunes, ‘Bridged By A Lightwave’ with Kiesza. More tracks include ‘Channel 43’ with Wolfgang Gartner, with REZZ ‘Hypnocurrency’ and ‘Infraliminal’ (as REZZMAU5). Furthermore, he released ‘When The Summer Dies’ with Lights, ‘Hyperlandia’ featuring Foster The People, ‘this is fine.’ with Portugal. The Man, ‘XYZ’ and ‘My Heart Has Teeth’ featuring Skylar Grey. 


In 2022 deadmau5 teamed with longtime friend and collaborator Kaskade on new music project Kx5 releasing Top 40 smash and #1 dance music radio single ‘Escape‘ featuring Hayla. This lead into the release of their 2023 GRAMMY-nominated debut self-titled album Kx5. In the live realm, his 2019/20 U.S. cubev3 tour featuring production of his own design and implementation ranked in the Top 10 of Pollstar’s top tours globally. In 2022, he completed the ‘We Are Friends’ North American tour and as Kx5 headlined the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in December.

In effect, the duo broke records as the largest single-day concert event headlined by an electronic music artist ever in North America. Billboard confirmed Kx5 at the Coliseum as the biggest ticketed global headliner dance event of 2022. His latest accomplishment in the live music space includes sold out performances at legendary Los Angeles venue the Hollywood Bowl and  New York City’s Brooklyn Mirage.

All in all, we can’t wait for deadmau5’s newest chapter, and we know ‘Quezacotl’ is just the beginning: