If we told you that a Canadian DJ called Testpilot was one of the biggest electronic music producers on the planet, would you believe us? This oddly unknown name is actually an alias of Joel Zimmerman aka deadmau5, who will be helming the 1s and 2s at Toronto’s Rebel nightclub on Sunday, October 8th!

The surprise event comes on the heels of a canceled concert, one that was to bring the Canadian DJ’s famed “cube” stage to an originally-planned “lots of shows in a row” tour stop. Now, Toronto gets something even more unique to make up for it! Despite technical difficulties, Joel emerged at Movement Detroit with his very first live iteration of the underground pseudonym earlier this year. Until this week, Testpilot’s next official appearance wasn’t scheduled to be until the winter onboard the yearly oceanbound rave Holy Ship. Consider Sunday’s concert somewhat of a rarity, as the mau5 digs deep into his catalog of driving techno music. Canadian producer/DJ Attlas provides his storybook progressive rhythms to open up what promises to be one of Toronto’s most talked about club nights of the season.



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