After months of stoking anticipation through various render previews and video teasers, deadmau5 has finally debuted his fabled Cube 2.1. Joel Zimmerman publicly stepped behind the helm of his brainchild with TAIT for the first time last night, March 29, for the first installment of a three-night run at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom to kick off his “lots of shows in a row” tour.
In a preview earlier this month, TAIT’s Chief Creative Officer Adam Davis referred to the stage production as the “world’s most transformative DJ stand…something which can evolve with the energy of the evening, and is completely synchronized not only with the music but with the media.”
Purely from fan-shot videos of the event, it’s clear that Davis was in no way overselling the spectacle of the Cube 2.1. The monolithic LED structure is a canvas for a pure phantasmagoria. Arguably, the production is unmatched by that of any of Zimmerman’s contemporaries hitherto, save perhaps Eric Prydz’s EPIC setup.
Though to watch bits of the performance through videos offers a mere simulacrum of the multimedia majesty at hand, it is, nonetheless, a necessary spectacle to behold.
View selections from deadmau5’s Cube 2.1 debut below, and purchase tickets to see the production in person here.
Featured Image by AJRphotography.