Eat your heart out Daft Punk–meet the new king of the light show. DP’s famous Pyramid has been challenged by Deadmau5’s killer tri-node LED monstrosity (See an example in the YouTube video below). Showing it off last Friday night in the spacious and intimate Hollywood Palladium, the young and impassioned crowd saw some of the most intense digital audio and visual spectacles ever performed–complete with twisting Rubix cubes,Super Mario Bros 3 imagery, and drifting Minecraft sprites.
Opening for the legendary mau5 was some pretty impressive talent, with stomping kicks by Zedd and filthy wobbles by Excision. One of our favorites here at LessThan3, Zedd laid down some 8-bit goodness with his tune The Legend Of Zelda as well as his classically inspired Dovregubben. Afterwards came Deadmau5’s fellow Canadian Excision. Doing what he does best, he laid down a brutal mix of dubstep and drum’n’bass, including Zomboy’s remix of Bass Cannon by Flux Pavilion.
For the main act, the entire auditorium was packed on both floors, with the crowd screaming and whistling in anticipation of the curtain to fall and reveal Deadmau5’s fully operational battle station. A highly dynamic show, Joel’s set was very fluid, as he struck a balance between his more dark and ambient sounds with his more well known major hits like Ghosts N Stuff and Raise Your Weapon. Getting very into his performance, Joel dropped his enormously progressive HR 8938 Cephei, as well as some lesser-known remixes like his version of Tiny Dancer by Marco Demark and Casey Barnes. Later, he brought vocalist Sofi who rocked out live to their 4×4=12 album tracks. Ending his epic show, Deadmau5 left a lasting impression on the crowd with his unforgettable masterpiece Strobe.
Named after his pet cat, Deadmau5’s Meowington Hax tour is presently taking the world’s favorite feline all across North America. Be sure to see Joel’s official tour schedule to see when he’s setting up a night of mayhem in your town.
Image credit goes to Rukes.