Popular music producer and performer Joel Thomas Zimmerman, most popularly known as deadmau5, is set to join Apple Music's Beats 1 radio station this Friday. The 35-year-old artist will have his own show, called "mau5trap presents," debuting at 3PM PST on Friday, March 18.
Besides the announcement tweet via the Beats 1 account, no other specifics regarding the content of mau5trap presents were given. Still, considering the genre and work Zimmerman is known for, there will probably be a heavy focus on electronic dance music in the show. It's also unclear whether or not Zimmerman will be given a recurring presence on Beats 1 or if mau5trap presents is a one-off performance.
HERE WE GO.@deadmau5 is coming to #Beats1.
Catch mau5trap presents…
Friday at 3PM PT/6PM ET. pic.twitter.com/lE1WAoKyDn — Beats 1 (@Beats1) March 14, 2016
Deadmau5 will join artists like Dr. Dre, Pharrell, Major Lazer, and Haim, who've all had shows on the Beats 1 station on Apple Music. In an interview recently, Beats 1 radio host Zane Lowe spoke on the artistic freedom that Apple allows of its Beats 1 creators, claiming that Apple Music doesn't place any restrictions or rules on them or their specific shows, letting the hosts play whatever they want in their designated slot.
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[doublepost=1458055758][/doublepost] You know, I get some people dig this and if I'm not the demographic, then cool, I won't listen. But what I DO wish is that Apple starts to cater to some of it's admittedly smaller group of people who wouldn't mind a jazz-focused show, or some kind of 70s channel or singer-songwriter stuff. I've listened to Beats 1 for all of 20 minutes, and I get it--it's not for me. How about launching Beats 2 for people who know how to spell and don't go by aliases? It's been a year, give us something different.
...and get off my lawn.
Maybe Fran Drescher and Yoko Ono singing while dragging nails across a chalkboard, but that's a tossup.
And despite knowing all that, I still can't stop myself from reading it in my head as "Deadmau five".