He has also collaborated with Steve Duda under the alias, "BSOD", as well as "WTF? Zimmerman graduated from Westlane Secondary School in Niagara Falls.He then worked with an online music licensing company and as a programmer.Three self-released compilations, Project 56, deadmau5 Circa 1998-2002, and A Little Oblique, were finished in 2006, with Project 56 seeing an official release in February 2008.In 2007, Zimmerman began his own record label, mau5trap, which, along with Ultra Records and Ministry of Sound, released the 2008 album Random Album Title, which saw the collaboration of Zimmerman and Chicago producer Kaskade with "I Remember".On September 22, 2009, Ultra Records released his album For Lack of a Better Name in the United States, and October 5 internationally.For Lack of a Better Name includes two of Zimmerman's most popular songs, "Ghosts 'n' Stuff" (featuring Rob Swire) and "Strobe".Joel Thomas Zimmerman (born January 5, 1981), known professionally as deadmau5 (pronounced "dead mouse"), is a Canadian electronic music producer and performer from Toronto, Ontario.
His fifth studio album, titled 4×4=12, was released on December 6, 2010 in the United Kingdom and December 7, 2010 in the United States.
"Some Chords" was featured on an episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation where Zimmerman made a cameo appearance, and an instrumental version of "Sofi Needs a Ladder" was featured in the film The Hangover Part II.
On August 9, 2012, Zimmerman announced his upcoming sixth studio album, Singles from this album include "Maths" on February 17, 2012, "The Veldt" (featuring Chris James) on May 8, and "Professional Griefers" (featuring Gerard Way) on August 14.
Singles "Channel 42" (with Wolfgang Gartner) on February 12, 2013 and "Telemiscommunications" (with Imogen Heap) on March 12 were released in 2013, after the album was released.
His collaboration with Gerard Way on "Professional Griefers" was announced on Facebook prior to release.