He has also collaborated with Steve Duda under the alias, "BSOD", as well as "WTF? Zimmerman graduated from Westlane Secondary School in Niagara Falls.He then worked with an online music licensing company and as a programmer.
Singles "Faxing Berlin" on October 25, 2006 and "Not Exactly" on August 27, 2007 were released prior to the album's release.
Single "I Remember" (with Kaskade) was later released on September 15, 2008 before the album's release.
On September 22, 2009, Ultra Records released his album For Lack of a Better Name in the United States, and October 5 internationally.
For Lack of a Better Name includes two of Zimmerman's most popular songs, "Ghosts 'n' Stuff" (featuring Rob Swire) and "Strobe".
Three self-released compilations, Project 56, deadmau5 Circa 1998-2002, and A Little Oblique, were finished in 2006, with Project 56 seeing an official release in February 2008.
In 2007, Zimmerman began his own record label, mau5trap, which, along with Ultra Records and Ministry of Sound, released the 2008 album Random Album Title, which saw the collaboration of Zimmerman and Chicago producer Kaskade with "I Remember".Zimmerman has received six Grammy Award nominations for his work.He has worked with other DJs and producers, such as Kaskade, MC Flipside, Rob Swire and Wolfgang Gartner.DEADMAU5 Tech-Trance-Electro-Madness, mixed by Zimmerman. Tracks have also been included and presented on Armin van Buuren's A State of Trance radio show.His debut album, Get Scraped, was released in 2005, followed by others in the next few years.Random Album Title, saw a digital release in September 2, 2008 via Ultra Records in the United States and Ministry of Sound in the United Kingdom and Europe.