Deadmau5 ‘punched by DJ’ after complaining about song selection

Canadian DJ tweets about altercation in Brisbane nightclub

Deadmau5 has revealed that he was punched by a local DJ while on tour in Australia on Sunday (May 1).

The Canadian DJ had performed at the Creamfields venue in Brisbane and was attending the show’s after party. After taking a dislike to the music being played at the event, which took place at the city’s Birdee Num Num venue, Deadmau5 approached the unnamed DJ on the decks at the time and asked him to change the music he was playing.

The DJ refused and Deadmau5 walked away, only for the DJ to seek him out later on in the evening and allegedly punch him in the back of the head. Following the altercation, Deadmau5 left the venue.

Deadmau5, real name Joel Zimmerman, tweeted via “Birdee nightclub in Brisbane. Opening DJ came at me later in the night and decided to punch me in the back of the head.” He had earlier written: “Thank God for Creamfields tonight, cause the music at the after party is fucking god awful.”

The identity of the local DJ is still unknown, but Australian producer Sampology has tweeted that he is a friend of his, writing on “Just found out a mate of mine punched Deadmau5 in the head at the Creamfields after party. Apparently my mate was DJing and Deadmau5 was harassing him for his tune selection and got up in his space so he dropped him.”