Deadmau5 , original name Joel Thomas Zimmerman , born January 5, , Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada , Canadian electronic dance music EDM producer and performer who was at the forefront of the revitalization of that genre in the s. Zimmerman took piano lessons as a child and grew up with a keen interest in video games and computers. As a teenager he started making music with old computer chips, and he co-produced a dance music program at a Niagara Falls radio station. He then became a composer for a stock music company. His second album, Vexillology , featured a glitchy sound inspired by 8-bit video games and an approach reminiscent of s electronica.
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Account Options Sign in. Top charts. New releases. Zimmerman mainly produces progressive house music, though he also produces and DJs other genres of electronic music, including techno under the alias Testpilot. Zimmerman has received six Grammy Award nominations for his work.
Joel Thomas Zimmerman born January 5, ,  known professionally as Deadmau5 stylized as deadmau5 ; pronounced "dead mouse" , is a Canadian electronic music producer, DJ, and musician. Zimmerman mainly produces progressive house music, though he also produces and DJs other genres of electronic music , including techno under the alias Testpilot. Zimmerman has received six Grammy Award nominations for his work. In , he founded his own record label, Mau5trap. Deadmau5 is currently one of the highest paid electronic music producers in the world,  and is a masked music artist similar to Marshmello and Daft Punk. His breakthrough, Random Album Title , was released in and was certified gold in Canada, and silver the United Kingdom. In , his fourth studio album For Lack of a Better Name was released to critical acclaim, featuring Rob Swire collaboration " Ghosts 'n' Stuff ", "Hi Friend", and the critically acclaimed " Strobe ". These singles were featured on his sixth studio album, Album Title Goes Here. Zimmerman was born in Niagara Falls , Ontario, Canada. He then worked with an online music licensing company and as a programmer.