Who is deadmau5?Edit
deadmau5, pronounced dead-mouse, is a well-known electronic music producer from Toronto, Canada. He produces Progressive House music. His legal name is Joel Zimmerman.
A younger deadmau5 posing for the camera
|Real name:||Joel Zimmerman|
|Home town:||Toronto, Canada|
|Record label:|| Ultra Music|
Ministry of Sound
Joel's first album was entitled Get Scraped. It is different stylistically to deadmau5's well-known progressive house sound. It was heavily inspired by IDM and Ambient music.
Clash with WildztylezEdit
After the release of Wildstylez's track Straightforward, Joel claimed that the chords in the song were copied from his song "Some Chords", which was copyrighted. This caused a clash between the artists and their fanbases.
Zimmerman was the owner of a custom-wrapped Ferrari, which he called the Purrari. It had a Nyan Cat wrap and had custom Purrari badges and floor mats. He received a cease-and-desist letter from Ferrari US asking him to remove the custom wrapping and badges. After he considered the request, he decided to remove the wrapping and badges and sell the vehicle for $300,000.