Deadmau5 to perform ‘musical carnival’

Eli Watson

Thumping bass, melodic synths and flashing lights exploding in all directions. Welcome to Deadmau5’s musical carnival. Joel Zimmerman, better known as Deadmau5, will be performing at the Austin Music Hall this Wednesday. Accompanying the innovative and talented maestro of booty-shaking dance music will be artists Excision, Tommy Lee, DJ Aero and Crizzly.

Deadmau5 can make a crowd of 19,000 succumb to his bidding, and any skepticism you may have can easily be dissuaded by watching his performance at London’s infamous Earl’s Court. Combining futuristic technology with theatrics, Deadmau5 captivates all of the senses, his music bumping and his visuals appealing. Obviously, he is doing something right; the electronic producer has received a Grammy nomination and has worked with an eclectic array of artists including Kaskade, Wolfgang Gartner and Skrillex.

Deadmau5 takes his live performances seriously, so it only makes sense that he would bring rabble-rousers Excision, Tommy Lee and up-and-coming DJ Crizzly to the party. Excision is one of dubstep’s most respected artists. He combines the aggressiveness of heavy metal with the chilled out vibes of hip-hop to create something that is fresh and intimidating, resulting in a swarm of frenetic limb movements. Tommy Lee is better known for being the drummer of glam-rock band Motley Crue. Enlisting the help of DJ Aero, Lee will be bringing the noise with his own breed of house music. Crizzly hails from San Antonio, bringing with him a genre of dance music he calls “crunkstep.” From remixing Lil’ Wil to Justice, Crizzly seems to be a promising opener for the rest of the acts performing.