Deadmau5 Greatest Hits Album '5 Years of Mau5' Hitting Stores In November
Deadmau5 has been a household EDM name for less than a decade but he's released enough early-career hits to justify a retrospective.
Come Nov. 24, fans will get just that with 5 Years of Mau5.
NME reports the album will be released through Mau5trap/Virgin EMI, but a tracklist has not yet been made available. The Canadian DJ just released his seventh album, while(1<2), in June.
His biggest commercial year was 2008, when the singles "Move for Me," "I Remember" and "Ghosts 'n' Stuff" all hit No. 1 on the U.S. Dance chart.
Deadmau5 (real name: Joel Thomas Zimmerman) was recently in the news for a heated legal battle with Disney over his trademark mouse ears logo.
As previously reported, Disney filed a notice of opposition to Zimmerman, who is attempting to trademark his mouse head in the U.S.
This led Deadmau5 to issue a cease-and-desist for an unofficial Deadmau5 remix entitled "Ghosts 'n' Stuff Re-Micks," which he did not approve of.
"But now the mouse is firing back," our Carolyn Menyes wrote in early September. "In a statement to Billboard, Disney noted that they did have permission to use 'Ghosts 'n' Stuff' and that they are only looking to protect their own trademark in the U.S., citing that Deadmau5's own mouse head is too similar to their signature three-circle Mickey Mouse logo."
Disney was less than pleased.
"The music was appropriately licensed, and there is no merit to his statement," a rep said. "Disney vigorously protects its trademark rights, and we oppose Mr. Zimmerman's attempt to register a logo that is nearly identical to our trademarks for his commercial exploitation. Our opposition is not about the use of the Deadmau5 costume."