Joel Thomas Zimmerman (born January 5, 1981), better known by his stage name deadmau5 (pronounced “dead mouse”), is a Canadian record producer and DJ from Toronto, Canada. Zimmerman produces a variety of styles within the progressive house genre and sometimes other forms of electronic music. His debut album, Get Scraped, was released in 2005.
Zimmerman has received six Grammy Award nominations for his work. He has worked with other DJs and producers, such as Kaskade, MC Flipside, Rob Swire and Wolfgang Gartner. On a number of releases, he has partnered with Melleefresh.
Deadmau5 is currently one of the highest paid electronic music producers in the world. Deadmau5 is a masked music artist like Marshmello, Daft Punk, and Buckethead.
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