Deadmau5 ‘Unhooked’ @ Roseland Ballroom 10.30.10 (Review, Videos, Pictures & Tracklistings)

Welp, Saturday night at Roseland Ballroom absolutely ROCKED. After waiting on an outrageously long line with hundreds of other antsy mau5 fans, the Electronica Oasis crew finally made it to the electro promise land. Unfortunately we arrived a few minutes after Pete Tong finished his set, which I’m sure was littered with amazing unreleased tracks. Honestly, we did not care whatsoever. We were about to hear some flawless mixing and incredible track selections from Calvin Harris and Kaskade, and finally a stunning set from Deadmau5 that was more focused on the music due to the absence of his ever-popular cube (unhooked mau5 shows are sick…period). Read the whole review and get the tracklistings after the jump (read more)!

Calvin Harris

What can I say about this Scottish electro beast. The man is a genius. As if his live shows and vocals are not dope enough, his DJ set blew us away. From his tasteful and crowd pleasing drops (“Dynamite” by Taio Cruz), to his flawlessly placed originals (“You Used to Hold Me”), the dude tore it up. The highlight of the entire night for me was when he dropped Wippenberg – Pong (Tocadisco Remix). This track came out of nowhere, and the fact that he was able to blend a progressive trance song into his set demonstrates his unbelievable prowess behind the decks. He also dropped the Electronica Oasis favorite “Conscindo” by Mark Knight and Wolfgang Gartner, which really got us going. His set spanned the entire spectrum of electronic dance music, and everyone was loving it. Overall, Calvin was fantastic and I honestly cannot wait to see him at the Terminal 5 show on December 22nd sponsored by our friends over at BroBible. He was by far the biggest surprise all night and completely killed it. We will all be there the 22nd, get your tickets here! Here is his partial setlist (more ID’s coming soon!)

01. ID
02. Calvin Harris – You Used To Hold Me (Original Mix)
03. Steve Angello – Knas
04. Dada Life – Just Bleep Me (Satisfaction)
05. Daft Punk – One More Time (Original Mix)
06. Skrillex – Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites/Robbie Rivera – Rock The Disco (Acapella)
07. Robbie Rivera – Rock The Disco (David Guetta Laptop Remix)
08. ID
09. Fatboy Slim vs. Fedde Le Grand – Praise You
10. ID
11. ID w/ Taio Cruz – Dynamite
12. John Dahlback – Olympia (Original Mix)
13. Calvin Harris – Flashback (ID Remix)
14. Steve Angelo & Laidback Luke feat. Robin S – Show Me Love
15. ID
16. Swedish House Mafia – Miami 2 Ibiza (Instrumental Mix)
17. Dustin Zahn – Stranger to Stability (Len Faki Podium Mix)
18. ID
19. Mark Knight & Wolfgang Gartner – Conscindo (Original Mix)
20. Wippenberg – Pong (Tocadisco Remix)


If you have never seen a Kaskade set before, you would assume that the majority of his set would be dedicated to his softer vocal house sound. FALSE. Once again I was impressed with everything he dropped, although I could have done without the acapella bootlegs of Wolfgang Gartner’s “Illmerica” and “Undertaker”. Those tracks are too good to be tampered with. Other than that, his set was phenomenal and contained some fantastic tunes such as a Steve Angello vs Justice bootleg entitled “Knas D.A.N.C.E“, his own “Dynasty” (Dada Life Remix), “I’m in Love” by Alex Gaudino, and his groovy “Louder Than Empty Streets” David Guetta and Afrojack bootleg. As if the music alone wasn’t good enough, Kaskade had to release his signature giant balloons, and chose to do this as the first drop in “Where You Are” (Steve Angello Remix) was setting in. It was certainly an epic set of music and laid the groundwork for the mau5 madness that was about to ensue. Here is the set list along with a recording of the set.

01. Kaskade & Adam K feat. SunSun – Raining
02. Afrojack & David Guetta vs. Kaskade & Digital LAB feat. Niles Mason – Louder Than Empty Streets (Kaskade Mash-Up)
03. Pendulum – The Island Part 1 (Steve Angello, AN21 & Max Vangeli Remix)
04. Kaskade vs. Swedish House Mafia feat. Dragonette – Fire In Your New One (Kaskade Mash-Up)
05. Kaskade feat. Haley – Dynasty (Dada Life Remix)
06. Sgt Slick – Everyday (Digital Lab Remix)
07. Kaskade feat. Becky Jean Williams – All You (ID Remix)
08. ID
09. Steve Angello vs Justice – Knas D.A.N.C.E. (Inphinity & Kalendr Bootleg)
10. Kaskade vs. Wolfgang Gartner – Steppin’ Out Undertaker (Kaskade EDC 2010 Mash-Up)
11. ID
12. Underworld – Always Loved A Film (Michael Woods Remix)
13. Junior Sanchez, Harry Romero & Alexander Technique & Shawnee Taylor – Where You Are (Steve Angello Edit)
14. Da Fresh – Right On Time
15. Fatboy Slim vs. Thomas Gold – Star 69 (Thomas Gold 2010 Remix)
16. Dada Life – Unleash The Fucking Dada (Original Mix)
17. Wolfgang Gartner – Illmerica
18. Kaskade – Sorry
19. Kaskade vs. Alex Gaudino – I’ll Never Dream I’m In Love (Kaskade Mash-Up)
20. Kaskade – 4 AM (Adam K & Soha Remix)
21. Kaskade – Angel On My Shoulder (EDX’s Belo Horizonte At Night Remix)


Where do I even begin? I had high hopes for this set due to the “unhooked” nature of the show, and Joel really delivered. Mau5 was on point, even after having played a live set at Provocateur just 1 hour before his Roseland set. He started off the night, or should I say morning, with an obnoxious extended intro for “Sometimes Things Get Complicated”. Once the bass kicked in, we all knew we were in for a treat (halloween pun?). He then seamlessly looped and mixed through classic after classic. Highlights for me were “Some Chords“, “SOFI Needs A Ladder“, and the Cirez D (Eric Prydz) track “The Trumble” mixed with ‘Ghosts N’ Stuff’ acapella. The dubstep aspect of his set was clearly evident in “One Trick Pony” and “Raise Your Weapon“, which seems to be his go-to crowd pleaser of late. Mau5 is generally a purist and only likes to drop his own tracks in his set, but I heard acapellas from “What the Fuck” by Fatboy Slim and “The Funk Phenomena” by Armand Van Helden. He also dropped some other artist’s tracks, which made me love the “unhooked show” even more.  He ended with a fabulous edit of “Strobe“, which was obviously sick as hell. Just take a look at the pictures and videos we posted and you will get a feel for how amazing the vibe was on this Hallow’s Eve. Overall, Deadmau5 kicked our asses and wrecked our eardrums…in the best way possible. Here is the track list of the set.

01. ID
02. ID w/ Sometimes Things Get, Whatever
03. ID w/ Deadmau5 – Some Chords (new intro mix)
04. Deadmau5 – Some Chords
05. Deadmau5 – Right This Second
06. Cirez D – The Trumble w/ Ghost N Stuff (Vocal)
07. ID w/ Ghost N Stuff (Vocal)
08. Deadmau5 – Moar Ghost N Stuff
09. Deadmau5 – Ghost N Stuff
10. Deadmau5 – SOFI Needs A Ladder
11. Umek & Beltek – Back In The Race
12. Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano-Pondo (Chuckie Remix)
13. Deadmau5 – Secondary Complications w/ Sometimes Things Get, Whatever
14. Deadmau5 – Sometimes Things Get, Whatever
15. Andre Kraml – Safari (James Holden Remix) w/ Armand Van Helden – Funk Phenomena (Acapella)
16. Deadmau5 – Then We Stood Still
17. Deadmau5 – Strobe
18. Deadmau5 – Raise Your Weapon
19. Deadmau5 – One Trick Pony
20. Deadmau5 & Kaskade – I Remember

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  • November 1, 2010

    Chris Donovan

    This blog is the fuckin shit

  • November 1, 2010

    Cliff K

    Holy shit reading this just made me jizz my pants!

  • November 2, 2010


    what a great review, and great videos

  • November 2, 2010

    fat garbage

    sensational review – chicken parm anyone?

  • November 3, 2010


    sick review, salt krew forever.

  • November 4, 2010


    great review!! it really sucked that deadmau5 came on so late, everyone was just so tired by that time plus it was such a letdown that it was unplugged since tickets were $50-70. but kaskade killed it ahhhh soo good. wish calvin played some more of his own music though, that was kind of a letdown. but a great night overall!

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