Deadmau5 / Foreign Beggers Live Review
iTunes Festival, London Roundhouse - 09/09/12
Outspoken EDM superstar Deadmau5 let his music do the talking as the first dance act to play this year’s iTunes Festival.
In recent months he’s hit the headlines for his war of words with “funky grandma” Madonna and slamming the live skills of David Guetta, and tonight was his chance to set the bar high ahead of Guetta’s show on Saturday 15th.
And Deadmau5 did – although people who had seen him live before and were unaware he would be performing his ‘Unhooked’ show might have been disappointed.
Warmed-up on one of the hottest Sundays of the summer by his Mau5trap label signees Foreign Beggars, Deadmau5 didn’t have his amazing cubes or LED mouse head but fans at Camden’s Roundhouse were still up for a wicked night.
He opened his two-hour set with Sometimes Things Get, Whatever and had played another five tracks when Foreign Beggars rapper Orifice returned to the stage wearing what everyone wanted to see.
And when Orifice removed a navy Mau5head from his head and handed it to the main man, Joel Zimmerman became Deadmau5 and the crowd went wild.
His new single Professional Griefers featuring My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way got a huge reaction, as did Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff and I Remember.
And with iTunes shows from rock bands including Biffy Clyro and Muse coming up later this month, Deadmau5 played his remix of Rage Against the Machine’s Killing in the Name and then ended his set with the fantastic Strobe.
It was a performance for Deadmau5’s true fans more than his casual listeners, but no flashing Mau5head feels like going to a Michael Jackson concert and not seeing him moonwalk.
Deadmau5 Roundhouse Set List:
Sometimes Things Get, Whatever
Rave n' Roll (Nom De Strip Remix)
Ready 2 Fly
Moar Ghosts n' Stuff
Ghosts n' Stuff
Safari (James Holden Remix) w/ The Funk Phenomena (Acappella)
The Veldt (Tommy Trash Remix)
Monkey See Monkey Do
Killing In The Name