'retro5pective: 25 years of deadmau5' Kicked Off At The Hollywood Bowl This Past Saturday, April 27




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To celebrate two and a half decades of creating music that has made the masses move, world-renowned electronic artist deadmau5 performed a sold-out anniversary show of epic proportions this past Saturday, April 27 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.



The three hour-long retro5pective highlighted some of the greatest and most beloved material from Joel Zimmerman pka deadmau5’ illustrious 25-year career in electronic music ranging from his first ever production “Bored Of Canada'' to hits like “I Remember,” “Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff” and “The Veldt.” The packed Bowl was treated to a selection of never performed before edits and a visual array of mau5 visuals from performances past, and new graphics and lighting styles unique to each segment of the show.

Kicking it all off was BSOD, his early project with producer Steve Duda adding in DJ Aero and Tommy Lee for the fourtet that is WTF? Following came the tracks that injected deadmau5 into electronic music consciousness becoming perennial works of influence for future music makers, mid 2000 cuts “Faxing Berlin” and “Sometimes Things Get, Whatever.” deadmau5 then left the stage for a short interlude by German techno marching band MEUTE who performed with ‘funkeln’ a rump shaking brass rendition of classic mau5 cut “Slip.”

After the brass and beat ensemble left the stage, a kabuki drop revealed deadmau5’ massive touring production Cube V3 which has not been seen since 2020. From there the show continued elevating every fans delight. Perched high on the cube in the Hollywood Bowl’s legendary shell, a play was made on the 2008 HARD Haunted Mansion viral moment where a fake deadmau5 (Steve Duda) appeared. The real deadmau5 took his place, dawning Pinhead for “Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff,” one of many different mau5head looks he would reveal throughout the show. The guest appearances continued to shine from there: SOFI performing mau5 cult fave “Sofi Needs A Ladder,” Kiesza who enchanted fans with her futuristic fairy, glitter dusted dance moves including handstands with Joel for “Bridged By A Lightwave,” LIGHTS with her outstanding tracks “Drama Free” and “When The Summer Dies,” and HAYLA whose soaring vocals took “Escape,” Kx5’s (his project with Kaskade) for its turn from Super Bowl to Hollywood Bowl.

For the show’s encore deadmau5 surprised audiences with a performance of “The Truth,” his upcoming collaboration with Los Angeles hip-hop collective Coast Contra. Details on the song will be announced soon.

Next look for deadmau5 and friends to head east for ‘retro5pective’ celebrations at The Brooklyn Mirage in New York City this Thursday, May 2 and Friday, May 3.

Tickets for the Friday show are no longer available and limited tickets remain for the Thursday show here: https://link.dice.fm/v12122e613aa?dice_id=v12122e613aa. deadmau5 will also be making an in-store appearance at Rough Trade NYC on Thursday, May 2.

retro5pective: 25 years of deadmau5 at The Hollywood Bowl April 27 setlist:

“Bored Of Canada” - Get Scraped (2006)
“Creep” - while (1<2) (2014)
“BSOD” (with BSOD) - Played Out (2007)
“Lollercoaster” (with BSOD) - Pay Here To Click (2006)
“Afterburner” (with BSOD) - No Way, Get Real (2020)
"Milton” (with BSOD) - Milton (2008)
“You Can't Afford This” (with WTF?) - Chicken EP (2008)
“Chicken” (with WTF?) - Chicken EP (2008)
“Clockwork” - Clockwork (2008)
“Faxing Berlin” - Random Album Title (2006)
“Complications” - Random Album Title (2007)
“Sometimes Things Get, Whatever” - Random Album Title (2008)
“I Remember” - Random Album Title (2008)
“I Remember (John Summit Remix)” - I Remember (John Summit Remix) (2023)
“Moar Ghosts ‘n' Stuff” - For Lack Of A Better Name (2009)
“Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff (Jauz remix)” - Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff (Jauz remix) (2023)
“Ghosts 'n' stuff (feat. Rob Swire)” - For Lack Of A Better Name (2009)
“Hi Friend!” - For Lack Of A Better Name (2008)
“I Said (Michael Woods Remix)” - 4x4=12 (2010)
“Sofi Needs A Ladder (deadmau5 + SOFI)” - 4x4=12 (2010)
“Take care of the proper paperwork” - > album title goes here (2012)
“Some Chords” - 4x4=12 (2010)
“Some Chords (Dillon Francis Remix)” - 5 Years Of Mau5 (2014)
“Raise Your Weapon (deadmau5 + Greta Svabo Bech)” - 4x4=12 (2010)
“Raise Your Weapon (deadmau5 + Greta Svabo Bech) (Noisia Remix)” - Raise Your Weapon (Remixes) (2011)
“FML” - For Lack of a Better Name (2009)
“Superliminal” - > album title goes here (2012)
“Infraliminal (deadmau5 + REZZ)” - Infraliminal (2023)
“Professional Griefers (feat. Gerard Way)” - > album title goes here (2012)
“The Veldt (deadmau5, Chris James)” - > album title goes here < (2012)
“The Veldt (deadmau5, Chris James) (Tommy Trash Remix)” - The Veldt EP (2012)
“Phantoms Can't Hang” - while(1<2) (2014)
“Imaginary Friends” - W:/2016ALBUM/ (2016)
“Avaritia” - while(1<2) (2014)
“Snowcone” - W:/2016ALBUM/ (2016)
“Monophobia (feat. Rob Swire)” - mau5ville: Level 1 (2018)
“Pomegranate (deadmau5 + The Neptunes)” - pomegranate (2020)
“Bridged By A Lightwave” (with Kiesza) - Bridged By A Lightwave (2020)
“Hypnocurrency (deadmau5 + REZZ)” - Hypnocurrency (2021)
“When The Summer Dies” (with Lights) - When The Summer Dies (2021)
“drama free” (with Lights) - mau5ville: Level 2 (2018)
“Escape (Kx5)” - Kx5 (2022)
“Escape (Spencer Brown Remix)” - Escape (Remixes) (2022)
“Quetzacotl ID” (unreleased)
“Strobe” - > album title goes here < (2009)

“The Truth (ft Coast Contra)” (unreleased)


About deadmau5:

Joel Zimmerman, more commonly known as deadmau5 (pronounced 'dead mouse'), is one of the world's most respected electronic music producers of modern times. Enjoying international chart success with his 2x platinum-certified single "Ghosts 'n' Stuff," as well as "Professional Griefers," "Sofi Needs A Ladder" and "I Remember," he has also released seven critically acclaimed albums. The multiple JUNO Award-winning and GRAMMY®-nominated artist's ability to push the boundaries of his talent grows at an equal rate to his fan base, which counts 15 million and more over his combined social media channels. His latest music offerings include “Pomegranate” with The Neptunes, “Bridged By A Lightwave” with Kiesza, “Channel 43” with Wolfgang Gartner, with REZZ “Hypnocurrency” and “Infraliminal” (as REZZMAU5), “When The Summer Dies” with Lights, “Hyperlandia” featuring Foster The People, “this is fine.” with Portugal. The Man, “XYZ” and “My Heart Has Teeth” featuring Skylar Grey.

In 2022 deadmau5 teamed with longtime friend and collaborator Kaskade on new music project Kx5 releasing Top 40 smash and #1 dance music radio single “Escape” featuring Hayla leading into the release of their 2023 GRAMMY-nominated debut self-titled album Kx5. In the live realm, his 2019/20 U.S. cubev3 tour featuring production of his own design and implementation ranked in the Top 10 of Pollstar’s top tours globally. In 2022 he completed the ‘We Are Friends’ North American tour and as Kx5 headlined the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in December, breaking records as the largest single-day concert event headlined by an electronic music artist ever in North America with Billboard confirming Kx5 at the Coliseum as the biggest ticketed global headliner dance event of 2022. Beyond his music career, he is also a co-founder of venture PIXELYNX and is an executive of HD streaming platform StreamVoodoo.

Follow deadmau5

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About mau5trap:

Over a decade since its formation, mau5trap -- the independent record label founded by groundbreaking electronic music producer deadmau5 -- has become a bastion for trailblazing and genre-defying artists. Casting a palpable influence over the genre, Mixmag readers voted mau5trap among the “Top 50 Labels of the Decade”, placing it in the Top 10; since then, the imprint has been supported by dance music magnates Billboard, DJ Mag, Forbes, Insomniac, and The EDM Network. More recently, mau5trap has maneuvered toward live events boasting curated stage takeovers at the world’s biggest electronic dance music events like Ultra Music Festival, Creamfields, EDC, and beyond.

The multi-genre platform has extensively served as an authoritative platform for dance music heavyweights such as Skrillex, REZZ, Feed Me, Zedd, Noisia, i_o, Dillon Francis, Chris Lake, and Madeon; a combination of dark, forceful techno and complex, electro sounds, the label acts as a hotbed for rising talent such as Lamorn, Volaris, 1788-L, LUPA, DJ Dee, and others alike. Welcome to the horde.

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April 30, 2024 7:13pm ET by Falcon Publicity  

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