Stream deadmau5’s legendary b2b with Richie Hawtin from SXSW 2013
Tonight, May 28, deadmau5 will show off his taste for techno in a greater capacity than ever before with his headlining set at Detroit’s Movement Festival. Though tonight’s performance will mark Zimmerman’s official TESTPILOT billing, his intriguingly esoteric alter-ego has operated through selective sets in a de facto fashion over the years.
Easily the most prominent instance of Zimmerman’s acumen for purveying stellar techno sets is his storied b2b with the legendary Richie Hawtin at 2013’s South by Southwest. For two hours, the pair of iconic Canadian producers transformed Austin, Texas’ Stubb’s BBQ into a sonic cathedral, blending stnadout releases from their own musical catalogues with selections from the likes of Adam Beyer, Patrice Bäumel, Cari Lekebusch, and Joseph Capriati.
That the duo’s b2b still stands as a forward-thinking, viscerally evocative set four years later speaks volumes as to the magnitude that each of their headlining sets will hold over the course of this weekend.