MIAMI — Another day, another party. A slightly sunburned MTV News crew hit the highly anticipated Mau5trap pool party at the Fontainebleau on Saturday night, where we found Mau5heads had come out in full force to support the boss himself, deadmau5, and his cohorts during a poolside set.
Don’t be fooled, however, it’s Miami Music Week and this wasn’t your parents’ pool party: Fontainebleau boasts a pool deck that would make most of your favorite Vegas hotspots look like the neighborhood YMCA. Add a DJ booth inlaid within a colossal LED wall, and you’ve set the scene for the Mau5trap Records party headlined by deadmau5, with support from labelmates Feed Me, Moguai, Steve Duda and Frederik.
After Frederik and Duda started strong, warming up the crowd for Moguai, the German producer/DJ introduced himself with his remix of Fatboy Slim’s “Ya Mama” and an electro rendition of the Nena classic “99 Red Balloons.” Keeping consistent with the heavy synths of the signature Mau5trap sound, Moguai passed the torch to Feed Me, who continued to bring up the energy of the evening. The U.K. outfit mellowed out dirty riffs of songs like “Green Bottle” with the soothing vocals of Lindsay on “Embers.” In fact, one fan was so moved by Feed Me’s transition that he started a solo splash-fight in the football field-size pool … perhaps in search of deeper enlightenment?
After a proper warm-up, it seemed only fitting that deadmau5 would take the stage to end the night with a bang. But from the start, it seemed clear he had another agenda. The man born Joel Zimmerman followed a long intro of experimental drum loops with a Mau5y version of Milo’s “Dr. Pressure” and 2 Live Crew’s “Shake That Ass Bitch,” signaling he wouldn’t be mixing his typical set. Instead, for the next hour, he took the audience on a tour of the inner workings of his creative mind and treated them to a showcase of his Ableton mastery.
Those who came to rage with the mau5 may have been left staring at a half-full bottle of Grey Goose, but judging from the vibe of Zimmerman’s set (and recent style postings on his SoundCloud page), the DJ/producer is obviously in a different place than he was in his “Ghosts n Stuff” days (although he did play the track for partygoers at the end of the night).
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