Though most people know him as the weirdo with the Mickey Mouse head, deadmau5 is a true pioneer of electronic music. Many of his supporters have even called him the sole originator of progressive funk. Today, deadmou5 is a six-time Grammy Award nominee and the world’s highest paid DJ.
He paved the way for like-minded artists, by vocally advocating against common electronic-music misconceptions. deadmau5’s compositions influenced some well-established DJs, such as Kaskade and MC Flipside, in addition to rising stars like Wolfgang Gartner.