Deadmau5 is set to join Apple Music's Beats 1

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Deadmau5 is set to join Apple Music's Beats 1

Deadmau5 is hosting his own show on Apple Music's Beats 1 radio.

The Canadian electronic music producer-and-DJ - whose real name is Joel Thomas Zimmerman - will be debuting his show 'mau5trap presents' on the online 24-hour station this Friday (18.03.16).

His show was announced by the Beats 1 team via Twitter with the tweet: "HERE WE GO. @deadmau5 is coming to #Beats1 (sic)"

The show is expected to have a focus on electronic music although it is currently unclear if this will be a one off performance or an ongoing project.

Deadmau5, 39, has previously supported Jay Z's streaming service Tidal, but this latest move sees him reunite with Apple, with whom he has supported at the iTunes Music Festival in 2012 and 2014.

Beats 1 host Zane Lowe believes the Apple Music radio station appeals to artists because they have complete creative freedom to play what they want on their shows.

He said: "We don't tell any artist what to play, never ever put any creative restraint on what they want to do. The whole conversation just goes, 'Play what you want, do what you want. We're here to do any heavy lifting you want, but it's your vision, enjoy.' So that it's really quality, really consistent and it's just not boring."

Deadmau5 follows in the headphones of other stars Dr. Dre, Pharrell Williams, Major Lazer and Haim, who've all had shows on Beats 1.