Deadmau5 (pronounced "Dead Mouse"; real name Joel Zimmerman) is a Progressive House and Electro House producer from Toronto, Canada. His extensive discography includes tracks such as Deadmau5 - Arguru and Deadmau5 - Not Exactly, which have been included in compilation albums such as In Search of Sunrise 6: Ibiza, MixMag's Tech-Trance-Electro-Madness (mixed by Deadmau5 himself), and on Armin van Buuren's A State of Trance radio show. His debut album, Random Album Title, was released in 2008, with its follow-up compilation album of old and new songs, For Lack of a Better Name, in 2009. On October 28, 2009, DJ Magazine announced the results of their annual Top 100 DJ Poll, placing Ultra artist Deadmau5 at #6, a jump from #11 the previous year.
As well as his own extensive solo back cataloge, Deadmau5 is recognized for his work alongside numerous other DJs and producers, such as Kaskade, MC Flipside, Rob Swire of Pendulum, and Steve Duda under the BSOD alias.