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There are almost no words to describe Deadmau5 live at the Palladium.  Incredible. Mind-blowing. One-of-a-kind. Insanity.  The show this Sunday was sold-out & once the show started, it was completely clear why.  This wasn’t even a show or a performance… it was a once-in-a-lifetime multimedia experience engineered by Joel himself.  Started with sets by Zedd as well as Tommy Lee & DJ Aero, even with a surprise performance of Warp 1.9 by the Bloody Beetroots straight from England!  A look inside the cube showed just a little of what the mastermind was dealing with during the show.

The most incredible part was when Joel’s friend Adam brought out the Moog Theremin while sporting a white ghost ensemble and began to play it alongside Deadmau5 during his transition to ‘Ghosts ‘n Stuff’.  I wish everyone watching this spectacular duet would have known what was actually going on and how incredible it really was.

The theremin is almost unique among musical instruments in that it is played without physical contact. The musician stands in front of the instrument and moves his or her hands in the proximity of two metal antennas. The distance from one antenna determines frequency (pitch), and the distance from the other controls amplitude (volume). Most frequently, the right hand controls the pitch and the left controls the volume, although some performers reverse this arrangement. Some low-cost theremins use a conventional, knob operated volume control and have only the pitch antenna. While commonly called antennas, they are not used for receiving or broadcasting radio frequency, but act as plates in a capacitor.

As well as a few stellar performances by Sofi, Joel even got on stage with her and did a little dance for the crowd before running back up to his cube to continue the show.  The graphics on the four cubes (one huge cube that Mau5 was in as well as one above and one to each side) looked like they were actually compressing and rotating to the beat of the music.

There are so many that go to see Mau5 but there are few that actually know what goes into his shows, or should even call it a performance.  He isn’t just playing CD’s, spinning records, he truly is orchestrating his own symphony; from his bass line’s that make your feet rumble, to every kick that makes your heart jolt.  His 5sound’5 are so clean and untouchable, he is truly a sound engineering God.  Deadmau5 is our generation’s Mozart, Beetles or Beethoven. Our generation’s Einstein.


•     Needle feat. Sirreal – Dirtyloud [download on Beatport]
•     Donkey Punch (Hatiras’ Left Hook Repunch) – Jelo  [download on Beatport]
•     Symphonies (Dada Life remix) – Kid Cudi ft. Dan Black
•     The Island Part II: Dusk – Pendulum [download on Beatport]
•     Lapdance (Bingo Players Bootleg) – N.E.R.D.
•     Push It (Richard Vission Solmatic Remix) – Jesse & The Toy Boys
•     Pass that Dutch (Angger Dimas Bootleg) – Missy Elliott
•     5 Seconds (MG Vocal Mix) – Maurizio Gubellini [download on Beatport]

Go hard, or go home. Some dirty electro house tracks straight to your ears. Enjoy!


Friday night was truly a night to remember.  Any of those who didn’t make the smart decision to come out to Control at Avalon in Hollywood surly regretted it.  Not only were there continuously dirty house beats courtesy of DirtyRock, Steve Prior, Deth Hertz and Will Bailey, but the night got bananas with the headliners Tommy Lee & DJ Aero, and Mr. Oizo. Big ups to Will Bailey who kept the crowd on their feet with banger after electro banger before handing it over to Tommy Lee & Aero.

This weekly event is put on by White Lite Productions (who represent artists such as DJs Mr. White), Giant, BBE & Gotta Dance Dirty and has sold out every week for months now, and is obviously an event NEVER to be missed.

The first epic surprise of the night came when Tommy Lee & DJ Aero played You Need a Ladder and immediately introduced Tommy Lee’s rockstar girlfriend Sofi who got on the mic and rocked the crowd with Sofi Needs a Ladder.

Photo Courtesy of Rukes

The second amazing guest appearance was a white-sheet-gho5t who revealed himself to be none other than Deadmau5 who mixed in his track ‘Ghosts ‘n Stuff’ while the crowd went absolutely bonkers! Personal favorite moment was Joel and Sofi throwing out some old school dance moves together before the surprise was revealed.

While all of the Mau5trap crew’s respective Twitter’s showed they were all in Los Angeles, we couldn’t have predicted the magnitude of this epic performance.  Sofi truly is a rockstar–I couldn’t have been more impressed with her performance while she took over the entire crowd with her dancing and electric voice! I don’t think anyone in their right minds will miss another Control after last weeks. A night to remember indeed…