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News |  19 Mar 2014 15:30 |  By RnMTeam

Deadmau5 would love to explore other genres

MUMBAI: With his signature hear gear and progressive music, Joel Thomas Zimmerman better known as Deadmau5, got his Indian fans buzzing during his three day India tour. The tour kick started with a gig in Mumbai on 14 March, followed by one in Bangalore and New Delhi on 15 and 16 March respectively.

Sharing his view on his India tour, he said, "I have been looking forward to my India tour for the longest time." He stressed that his Fans in India are the sole reason for making the trip. Throughout his stay in India, he praised his fans, Daler Mehndi and even expressed his dislike for Indian rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh.

A highlight of his trip was a performance he shared with bhangra King Daler Mehndi at the Delhi gig. Mehndi's famous track 'Tunak Tunak Tun' which was remixed live was the highlight of the evening at the Delhi performance. After his India stint, Deadmau5 will be going to the United States, Denmark, Germany, United Kingdom and Austria, and will be performing at various shows. Zimmerman confirmed that apart from gigs, he is not working on any new projects.

Although he is familiar with progressive house, electro house, tech house, trance and electronic, he affirmed that he would like to explore different genres. "I believe one should not keep oneself bound to just one thing. It is always good to explore different genres that are out of your comfort zone. I would love to explore all other genres that exist on planet earth." The DJ so far has six studio albums -Get Scraped, Vexillology, Random Album Title, For Lack of a Better Name, 4×4=12 and Album Title Goes Here.

The Canadian DJ is not currently working on a collaboration, but he does have a wish-list that he revealed, "I look forward to someday collaborating with Boards of Canada as they have a great sound. Or Autechre from Germany. But I am open to anything and everything, if it could work." He has worked alongside DJs and producers like Kaskade, MC Flipside, Rob Swire of Knife Party and Pendulum, Wolfgang Gartner, Bighorse and Melleefresh.