Zimmerman was born in the beautiful Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. His mother, Nancy , is a very talented visual artist, and his father, Rodney Thomas “Rod” Zimmerman, is a hard-working General Motors plant worker. He has two great siblings, Jennifer and Chris.
His ancestors were German, Swiss, and English. He got his first keyboard for Christmas when he was a teenager. His music career started in the late 1990s with a sound that was influenced by the chiptune and demoscene movements.
Deadmau5 is known for his work in the progressive house genre, but he has also produced and DJs other genres of electronic music, including techno under the alias Testpilot. Zimmerman has received six Grammy Award nominations for his artistry.
Deadmau5 has had the pleasure of working with some of the world’s most talented DJs and producers, including Kaskade, Wolfgang Gartner, Rob Swire, and Chris Lake. Together, they have created some of the most iconic electronic music of our time. He has also collaborated with Steve Duda under the group name BSOD and was part of the group named WTF? with Duda, Tommy Lee and DJ Aero. In 2007, he founded his own record label, Mau5trap, which has gone on to become one of the most respected labels in the industry.