Deadmau5 was born Joel Thomas Zimmerman on January 5, 1981 in Canada. Widely influenced by the chiptune music movement (synthesized electronic music in a vintage computer and old video game style), he started his career in 1990, and released his first compilation of 56 demos called Project56 in 2006. After the success of his demos, Deamau5 released his first record Get Scraped, an album greatly received by the electronic music community. Releasing several other albums, Deadmau5 is also known for frequently working alongside several other big names in the industry such as Skrillex, Kaskade, MC Flipside and Pendulum. Deaudmau5 is also famous for the giant "Mau5head" he wears in different designs and colors at almost every show he does.