Marshmello fans are roasting deadmau5 for what they claim was a boring performance at Decadence in Arizona. The two helmeted producers have a long history of controversy and Twitter beefs so when the festival announced that Joel would essentially be “opening” for Marshmello it was almost certain that there would be some sort of fallout.
As reported by the Toronto Rave Community and first hand accounts on reddit, audience members were thrown off by Joel’s decision to play his deeper catalog rather than his more popular and commercial productions. Immediately following Porter Robinson’s set, deadmau5 turned things towards the underground, opening with his own “Imaginary Friends” into Raxon’s remix of Noir & Olivier Giacomotto’s “Reste.” While many die hard deadmau5 fans in attendance were likely enthralled by a “Techmau5” performance, the EDMers awaiting Marshmello’s set flamed Joel on Twitter, claiming his set was “terrible” and “75 minutes of bullshit.”
The “boring” music in question was likely Maceo Plex’s hit “Solar Detroit” — one of 2015’s best techno productions, and Jay Lumen’s “London.” The response on Twitter makes it clear that what we are dealing with here isn’t an instance of deadmau5 trolling the audience, but rather a complete lack of music appreciation from Marshmello fans who don’t have a nuanced ear and prefer sick drops and Lil Yachty acapellas.
God forbid someone plays something different for once.
Except for this guy. He knows whats up.
Take a look at the tracklist below. Would this “put you to sleep?”
deadmau5 – Imaginary Friends
Noir & Olivier Giacomotto – Reste(Raxon Remix)
deadmau5 – Avaritia
deadmau5 – Three Pound Chicken Wing
deadmau5 & Kaskadeft. Skylar Grey – Beneath With Me(Acappella)
deadmau5 – FML
deadmau5ft. Rob Swire – Ghosts ‘N’ Stuff
Guy Mantzur & Roy Rosenfeld – Systematika
Tony Rohr & Layton Giordani – Careless Suggestions
Raito – Elevation
DJ Deep & Roman Poncet pres. Adventice – Chop Chop
Inner Universe – Ghost In The Shell
deadmau5 – Sometimes Things Get, Whatever(Acappella)
Jay Lumen – LondON
Maceo Plex – Solar Detroit
Morgan Pageft. Lissie – The Longest Road
deadmau5 – Polaris
deadmau5 – Strobe
deadmau5 – No Problem