Joel Thomas Zimmerman, known as Deadmau5, is a Canadian electronic music producer, DJ and musician. It mainly produces progressive house music, but it also produces and DJs other genres of electronic music, including techno under the alias Testpilot. Zimmerman received six Grammy Award nominations for his work. He has worked with other DJs and producers, such as Rob Swire, Wolfgang Gartner, Sofia Toufa and Kaskade. He also collaborated with Steve Duda under the BSOD team name, and was part of the group named WTF? with Duda, Tommy Lee and DJ Aero. In 2007, he founded his own label, Mau5trap. Deadmau5 is currently one of the highest paid electronic music producers in the world and a masked music artist similar to Marshmello and Daft Punk. His works have been included in compilation albums like Tiësto's In Search of Sunrise 6: Ibiza, and featured on Armin van Buuren's A State of Trance radio show.
|Birth name||Joel Thomas Zimmerman|
|Also known as||Halcyon441, Karma K, Testpilot|
|Born||January 5, 1981, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada|
|Genres||Progressive house, electro house, electronic|
|Occupation(s)||Record producer, DJ, musician|
|Instruments||Synthesizer, keyboard, piano, digital audio workstation, programming|
|Labels||Mau5trap, Virgin EMI, Ultra, Astralwerks, Ministry of Sound, SongBird, Play, Virgin, Parlophone|
|Associated acts||Kaskade, Rob Swire, Wolfgang Gartner, BSOD, WTF, Eric Prydz|
DJ who specializes in electronic dance music and house music, and was named the most recognized progressive artist at the 2008 Beatport Music Awards. In 2005, he released his debut album, "Get Scraped.".
After a mouse chewed through his computer wiring, destroying himself and his computer, he began composing electronic music as a youngster in the late 1990s.
In 2012, his album "Album Title Goes Here" charted at No. 2 in Canada.
In September 2010, he began dating Playboy Playmate of the Month Lindsey Evans. In September 2011, they called it quits. He was engaged to tattoo artist Kat Von D until June 2014, when they divorced. In 2017, he married Kelly Zimmerman.
He's collaborated with a number of well-known DJs, including Kaskade.
Deadmau5 Category. Canadian musician. Ultra Records Artists. The musicians follow. Canadian DJ. 21st Century Canadian Musician. Electronic musician. Masked Musician. Ableton Live user. Electronic Musician Canada. Virgin Records artists. 20th century Canadian musician