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



2. Etienne De Crecy
But giant heads, spaceships and spinning vortexes are nothing compared to the cube. Back in 2008, French-house badass Etienne De Crecy unveiled his super sexy cube show, placing his squarely in the center of a six-square, Hollywood Squares-type three-dimensional rig. Again, bitmapping is the key here, and the light projections on the fabric screens create such a believable illusion, you wonder how he can get anything done in there.



1. Daft Punk
Look, all these other DJs are cute and everything with their little top-of-the-line rigs and whole-hearted attempts to differentiate themselves from the masses. But nothing, we repeat, nothing will ever top some shit a couple robots did in 2006-2007. You cannot fuck with the pyramid. There can be only one.

You've got two robots sitting in a giant pyramid of light, flanked by light grids, all in front of a giant screen of light, blasting the best dance music in the world, and at the end, they light up themselves. Pretty much the most mind blowing thing you can ever witness. The world had to wait ten years for their second tour in 2007, let's hope it doesn't take so long this third time around.

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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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