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.