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Saturday, September 27, 2008

Decibel: Ten Minutes of Deadmau5

posted by on September 27 at 11:10 AM

dead1.jpgDeadmau5 photo by Kelly O

Comeback kept me from attending all of Decibel last night, but I did make it down for a few minutes between my sets—long enough to catch a bit of Derek Plaslaiko’s acid-tinged, hard-stepping techno early in the evening. A couple police officers dropped by and surveyed the still roomy Sole Repair; one of the officers leaned over and said something to a dancer, then they both laughed, the dancer and the cop held their arms in front of them and swayed like zombies for a minute, they laughed some more, and then the cops took off. It was cute. I wonder what the cop said.

I also made it down to see a few minutes of Deadmau5’s Seattle debut. I like what I’ve heard of Deadmau5’s original tracks and remixes—nice, dark techno just bordering on the progressive—but I’m a sucker for a good gimmick, and Deadmau5 totally takes the Best Use of a Helmet Since Daft Punk award for his giant, maniacally grinning mouse head (blue this time, with Xs on the eyes). His eyes lit up and flashed in time with the music, cycling through different colors. I could only stay just long enough to hear “Sometimes Things Get, Whatever”/”Complicated,” which sounded great on the beefed up soundsystem, inspiring much movement despite the sardine-like conditions on much of the dancefloor. I wish I could’ve stayed for the whole set—Dave? Donte? Please tell me it was all downhill from there.

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1

twas all downhill after there. i have seen him a few times now, and this was probably

a. the smallest crowd
b. the weakest set.

luckily i was able to catch most of jeff samuel's set.

Posted by mike | September 27, 2008 11:34 AM
2

Caught the last 1/2 an hour at Neumos. Quality tunes on a nice soundsystem... can't beat that. Don't really know what #1 is talking about because the place couldn't get any more packed.

Kilowatt @ the Baltic was really popping off too. We tried to do everything last night and didn't do too bad. We even managed to stop by Comeback for a bit. ;)

Phildelity @ the afterhours was probably my highlight of the night though.

Posted by Recess | September 27, 2008 12:47 PM

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