April 27 2024 Hollywood California Words by Harriet Kaplan Photos by A Rood Photo

It was a real party atmosphere as fans of all ages came together at the Hollywood Bowl to celebrate the kick-off electronic artist Deadmau5’s new series of tours that showcases his two-decade plus career. “retro5spective: 25 years of Deadmau5” marks his first ever appearance at the Hollywood Bowl.

The sold-out audience of concertgoers went wild with excitement and enthusiasm, dancing in the aisles dressed in their crazy, wild and colorful clothing. The spectacular, dazzling, and highly innovative show, was composed of three sets, highlighting the artist/DJ’s expansive career in electronic/EDM music. The visuals and lighting were quite unique and literally jaw dropping because of the staggering level of creativity and ingenuity that went into them. It was unlike anything this reviewer has ever seen before.

Several special guests (BSOD, Lights, WTF?, vocalists Kiesza, Hayla and Sofi) joined Deadmau5 to perform throughout the show, collaborating and singing. 

The German techno marching band MEUTE treated the audience with two eclectic and satisfying sets of instrumental music we will soon not forget. Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee was also seen behind the board with Deadmau5. Lee is a part of WTF? and is longtime friend of Deadmau5.

The unforgettable show was often high energy, very fast paced, and thoroughly entertaining. Deadmau5 is still out there killing it, with his youthful energy grinning mischievously behind the board, or behind a monolith of his famous cube. The cube may have dwarfed him physically, but his stature in music is massively influential to artists and DJs in the explosively popular genre everywhere. 

Check out the full gallery of photos from this show here.


Bored Of Canada


Last Life
(BSOD cover) (with Steve Duda)

(BSOD cover) (with Steve Duda)

Lollercoaster (Outright Hilarious Mix)
(BSOD cover) (with Steve Duda)

(BSOD cover) (with Steve Duda)

(BSOD cover) (with Steve Duda)

You Can’t Afford This
(WTF? cover)

(WTF? cover)


Faxing Berlin


Sometimes Things Get, Whatever

(with MEUTE)

I Remember
(Cube reveal)

Moar Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff
(Hard Intro Version)

Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff

The Reward is Cheese

I Said

I Said (Michael Woods Mix)

Sofi Needs a Ladder (with SOFI)

Take Care of the Proper Paperwork

Some Chords

Raise Your Weapon (Noisia Remix)


Cthulhu Sleeps

Professional Griefers

The Veldt

The Veldt (Tommy Trash Remix)

Phantoms Can’t Hang

Imaginary Friends (OV)

Imaginary Friends





Bridged by a Lightwave (with Lights)


When the Summer Dies (with Lights)

Drama Free (with Lights)

(Kx5 feat. Hayla cover) (with Hayla)

Escape (Spencer Brown remix)

Quetzalcoatl (Unreleased)

Strobe (OV)


Truth ID (with Coast Contra) (Unreleased)

Check out the full gallery of photos from this show here.

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