Deadmau5 Became The Biggest Troll At Ultra Music Festival 2014
Ultra Music Festival Miami, a massive annual electronic music festival, took place this past weekend beginning on March 28th and ending on March 30th. Not surprisingly, Deadmau5 did not fail to shock the attendees and those viewing the live stream with some of his notorious antics.
Meet Joel Thomas Zimmerman AKA Deadmau5: the 33-year-old, mouse-head-wearing, Canadian DJ and Producer best known for his 2009 hit "Ghosts N Stuff".
Deadmau5 was asked to fill in for Swedish DJ and Producer, Avicii, who was scheduled to play the closing set on Day 2 of the music festival, but cancelled at the last minute due to emergency gall bladder surgery.
After his set, Deadmau5, in his typical fashion, took to his Twitter account to address his "haters" by tweeting sarcastic hashtags and even retweeting followers' negative responses to his closing set.
Despite many EDM fans' disappointment with his overall set, there was one specific part of his set, which surrounded a fellow DJ and Producer who performed earlier that day, that seemed to stir up mixed emotions...
Meet said DJ: Martijn Garritsen, better known by his stage name, Martin Garrix, is a 17-year-old, Dutch DJ and Producer and newcomer to the EDM scene, who recently experienced major success with his first release "Animals".
Deadmau5's epic "troll" moment occurred when he surprised Ultra attendees and live stream listeners alike as he incorporated a remixed version of Garrix's "Animals" with the children's nursery tune "Old MacDonald" - an unprecedented move.
Not only did listeners voice their opinions on Deadmau5's strange addition to his set, but it was later reported that fellow DJ, Producer, and mentor of Garrix, Tiesto, had a few words of his own.
Deadmau5 also incorporated Avicii's mainstream hit "Levels" into his set, though it is debated whether this was another "troll" or simply a tribute to the DJ he had to replace suddenly. Deadmau5's opinion of "Levels" can be seen below.
Regardless, Deadmau5 proved that he never fails to stir up controversy and still doesn't give a fuck. Well played, Deadmau5. Listen to his full set below: