Deadmau5 pumps Wavehouse with a sellout

2011-12-05 00:00

“Let’s get this party started!” shouts opening act DJ Euphonik into the mic as the evening waned for what would be Deadmau5’s sold out performance at Durban’s Wavehouse on Friday.

With rumours started around the beginning of September with people tweeting: "Is deadmau5 really gonna be in SA?” it became a dream come true for KwaZulu-Natal fans, with deadmau5 posting on his Facebook page “Touchdown in Durban! Its gunna get messy tonight!”

Despite sporadic rain and wind, the Warehouse’s marquee was climaxing with pumping sweat as local DJ’s such as Coco Loco and Nightvision opened for the Canadian electro producer.

Crowds later on became entranced with Deadmau5’s entrance encompassing soaring rise and falls of electro music along with screened coruscating visuals which left audiences in visual ecstasy.

The evening had seen a classic set list with Deadmau5 playing his smash hits as well as those from his latest 4x4=12 album that would boom through the night till the P.A system’s became distorted. Despite this and the weather, aficionados of Deadmau5 were not dampened.

DJ Fresh who attended the Durban event said, “Deadmau5 has proven that Durban can sell out. Because, either tickets sell slow or gigs get cancelled in Durban. He’s ranked 4th on the top 100 DJ’s and he’s sold out in Jo’burg, Cape Town and Durban. We even had David Guetta here a while back whose rated number 1 so it’s amazing to see these great artists here” said Fresh.

Deadmau5 (pronounced dead mouse), is the alias of Joel Zimmerman who is known for performing in a titular costume head, which resembles a mouse head. Zimmerman is a Canadian progressive, electro and house music producer based in Toronto. He is known around the world for his over the top live performances including performing for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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