Watch deadmau5 Debut His New Toronto Maple Leafs NHL Anthem [VIDEO]
Professional ice hockey team Toronto Maple Leafs recruited none other than Joel Zimmerman, better known as deadmau5, for their new anthem to celebrate 100 years.
"I got an e-mail from management asking if I would consider doing it and I was like heck yeah," Joel told nhl.com in an interview about the collaboration.
deadmau5 took on the challenge and created an exclusive Leafs track, which he debuted at the Centennial Home Opener on Saturday, October 15, 2016.
"I knew I had to do something that was palatable and worked for the crowd and also lend itself to some audience participation. These thoughts all formed in my head before I even sat down," Joel continued.
Since the occasion was celebrating a new chapter and new century for the team, deadmau5 decided it had to be unique
"That was part of the appeal. I didn't want to just license out an existing track. It was better to do something different but still retaining some qualities that I possess with my own music. I wanted to keep it in the vein of something driving and anthem-ish."
Watch deadmau5 debut the exclusive anthem at the Leafs Centennial Celebrations in the video below, and tell us what you think.
I'm a storyteller at heart, and music makes my world go round.