Ten Best DJ Booths in EDM: From DJ Shadow to Skrillex, Avicii, and Daft Punk



4. Skrillex
Skrill pretty much abducted the dub game when he hit the scene back in 2010, and in 2012, he abducted our brains with his massive spaceship stage rig. Lasers galore, fog up the ass and a giant, black angular mystery pod that extends itself into the sky. It looks like something out of a PLUR nightmare, like Giger drew the thing in some heroin-induced stuper - not that we're saying that's a bad thing.



3. Avicii
The young stunner from Sweden set off on an ambitious arena tour, the first of its kind for EDM, and he spared no expense on his impressive booth. He plays inside a giant head, though whose head, we can't be sure. The whole thing is bitmapped with intense projections and images, backed by a huge LED screen and flanked by, you guessed it, mega lasers. The top of the head, where the booth actually lies, detaches itself during the performance and sends the young DJ soaring over the crowd, shooting intense lasers out from underneath itself like a UFO. Some say the tour was too ambitious, but who really cares when you look that good.

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23 comments
brettpyers
brettpyers

You forgot amon tobin.  and eoto.  and pretty lights.  Surprisingly PL had one of the craziest light shows ive ever seen.  Never thought id see the day.  

d.sondermann.23
d.sondermann.23

Pretty Lights? Just saw him at red rocks and his new set-up is so dope

shugat
shugat

how the hell are they gonna put justice and skrillex up there but no Pretty Lights? wtf? or even Deadmau5?

frodotoes
frodotoes

MAYBE pretty lights but nectar doesnt cut it, Amon Tobin ISAM blows literally all of these out of the water

James Spektrum
James Spektrum

How the hell do you leave Amon Tobin ISAM off of this list?

HarryHood
HarryHood

ok, let me just list off everyone you left off that deserved to be on that list. Pretty Lights, Bassnectar, Deadmau5, and STS9 (The Great Cycle Spectacle). There, I said it.

dannymetz12
dannymetz12

well, i mean you left out amon tobin, simian mobile disco, even deadmau5 has a better stage than most of these people, i mean datsik? really? 

Gregory Beato
Gregory Beato

yea you guys forgot about Amon Tobin. His visuals are insane.

Zack Trionfo
Zack Trionfo

Good article...but how can u forget Amon Tobin ISAM

theviirus
theviirus

The one thing all of these musicians (yes I said musicians) have in common is one thing.  They each used their money to build big fucking WALLS to perform BEHIND.  Nine Inch Nails were using the same technology in 2001/5/6/7/8 but performed INSIDE or in FRONT of the big blinkey walls.

 

Jeff Mills, one of the most superlative people to ever grace dance music, pushes his rigs father forward as a form of exhibitionism; showing people what he does while refusing to hide behind a glittery wall.  (re; one man space ship,

 

Impressive visual designs, impressive lighting, all of it is impressive.  Though maybe musicians who dislike being dismissed as "just DJs when we are playing all our shit live" or "pfft they;re all just pressing play anyway...just like my rig-mau5" should stop leaning so heavy on "the wall" and step forward...claiming their craft; not necessarily as NIN-like rockstars, but as technicians who won't hide what they do and refuse to needlessly elevate themselves in an ejaculation of money and glitter.

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