just recently trolled the crowd at a tumultuously impressive New York City debut his techno alias, closing out the show with ‘s “Levels” and a beer chug.

Now, Joel Zimmerman has carried the playful, tongue-in-cheek madness into the new year. His Dec. 31 show employed custom cube visuals and was created in partnership with VRChat and the Rick & Morty creator Justin Roiland. The countdown’s an incredibly apt homage to the deadmau5 and Rick & Morty-related string events that unfolded over the last year, where Zimmerman bought the “last” the Szechuan sauce at his wedding, only to give it out at a later show in Toronto, complete with chicken nuggets.


Watch deadmau5 ring in 2018 with custom 'Rick & Morty' display