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Although we know and love Joel Zimmerman for his groundbreaking contributions to the dance music movement for his work as deadmau5, we have to admit...sometimes it's a little fun to taste the dark side.

It's no secret that the producer who blew us away with iconic tracks like "Strobe" and "Raise Your Weapon" is an absolute wizard in the studio. Joel Zimmerman debuted Testpilot in 2014 to break out of the sound that made him famous and explore the brooding depths of techno. Having only made a handful of Testpilot appearances over the years, Zimmerman is making his NYC debut to serve up squelching bass lines and four over four beats this NYE Weekend.

Buy Tickets to See Testpilot in Brooklyn on December 30th!

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