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August 2, 2010

Deadmau5 collapses at 9:30 Club show

Canadian DJ/producer Deadmau5 collapsed on stage Friday during a set at the 9:30 Club, "suffering exhaustion and vomiting," according to his website. His following nine shows have been canceled to allow for his recovery.

Deadmau5 (pronounced "Dead Mouse") was about 50 minutes into his set when he collapsed, according to Audrey Schaefer, the venue's publicist. It was the third night of a sold-out three-show run at the club.

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 10:14 AM | | Comments (16)
Categories: Local music, News


First You Say Party! We Say Die! had their drummer collapse on stage, now Deadmau5.

Who's next? The Dead Weather? I'm worried for tonight's show.

See what happens when your gimmick backfires. I wonder if he's rethinking the mou5 helmet.

@Tyler -- From what I hear, he doesn't wear the helmet all the time. It comes on and off over the course of the show.

@Tyler -- Sam Sessa is right, he doesn't where it all the time.

But really? You think it's a gimmick? His helmet, lightshow and The Cube are so legit -- the development of them cost thousands of dollars and countless hours of design. I've seen it live, it's absolutely incredible and far from gimmicky.

Have you read about the technology in his new mask? It doesn't even have glass to see out of, it has a projected image inside of whats happening outside the helmet via camera. And the leds on the helmet are insane as well.

Or do you just hate house music?

@Sean -- I like house music but I love hau5 music.

I hate that people think Dead Mouse is House Music.

DeadMau5 is not house music at all!

Then what is it??? According to Last FM: house, progressive house, electronic, electro, minimal

pop stands for popular. pop music with a house music beat. it's watered down, generic electronic music for the masses who dont know any better. lucky lad for figuring out the formula for mtv success.

your feeding his fire...if you look at his latest interview with some paul guy, you'll see his job is making music, that no one can put a label on...hes house, electro, progressive, trance, minimal...and im sure a lot shit by bsod and some other songs rather than the mainstream stuff...goofsssssssss

I hate people who have no clue about the history of house music and dont give Joel the respect he deserves. Deadmau5 IS house music, the newest hottest shit. He has been instrumental in taking electronica to the masses. Dont hate [female dogs]!

Just an FYI for any idiots who think they have a clue 4x4 is HOUSE MUSIC, progressive IS HOUSE MUSIC.

make me lauge

go Mau5!

....Deadmau5 is progressive and electro trance you [phenomenal] americans... get it right.

"Cocaine's a hell of a drug" - Rick James

Maybe, Joel doesn't get the respect he deserves? Perhaps, but his "talents" aren't the ones touted by his fans. He's always had a knack for mimicry. And, he's fairly proficient from a technical stand-point, so long as he's following a set template.

His track "Bored of Canada" is hilarious b/c takes aim at Boards of Canada fanboys, and probably does a better job than 99% of the BoC impostor tracks.

However, he's made many, many ridiculous statements/claims over the years. He's got an extensive web-history. Joel was a dedicated user/poster, as well as frequenting the We Are The Music Makers forum, for a time being. The only time I met him IRL, he continued to spout out nonsense--comments ranging from embellishment to flat-out-lies...

i don really give a (sheleleh) what you people say deadmau5 is absolutly amazing

i saw the video online and he didn't have the helmet on at the time, from what i saw at least, also all the news is he was on drugs or whatever...but to the contrary he doesn't use drugs at least what he has said in interviews

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