Kaskade and deadmau5 Break Record for Largest Headlining Dance Music Event Despite Generator Issues
Emilee Gabbard — 4 weeks ago
Kaskade and deadmau5 make history as Kx5 on December 10th, 2022 for being the biggest headliner dance event in Los Angeles.
Something historic happened in Los Angeles, California for Kx5 on December 10th. And guess what? Exron Music was present to witness it! Over the past weekend, an estimated 50,000 fans traveled to the legendary Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in downtown Los Angeles. Everyone gathered to witness the first-ever headlining show with electronic music icons, Kaskade and deadmau5, as their latest duo project Kx5. But, also to return to a place special to many Electronic Dance fans, where the last Los Angeles Electric Daisy Carnival, EDC, took place in 2010. Kaskade and deadmau5 also performed back at that event in 2010. So, being able to e back 12 years later was a heartwarming moment for fans and artists alike.
The event was one not to miss if you are from Southern California. This is because not only did you get to experience the first headlining Kx5 show. But also, you were able to catch other chart-topping acts like Anna Lunoe and John Summit. Both performed festival-like sets for fans to get moving. Australian Dj and producer, Anna Lunoe, brought her cheerful preppy energy to the stage from the beginning. With pink flood lights filling the crowd, fans heard popular tracks from the artist like “303” and “Backseat”. The whole set was indeed a party starter with her closing track being another Australian rising star, Fred Again..’s Danielle (smile on my face).
Following such a fun set was everyone’s favorite bender, John Summit. The crowd roared with excitement as he took the stage. John Summit started off strong playing the latest Off the Grid Record, Lipstick, accompanied by the song’s visuals. He kept that bouncy vibe going playing back-to-back hit tracks like “Acid Trip”, “Show Me”, and his remix of “I Miss You”. Throughout the set, John Summit showed why he is a chart-topping DJ and producer. He played multiple remixes for tracks like Technologic and Gas Pedal then seamlessly into his biggest track, Human. He continued to bring the energy throughout his hour set for the crowd. Lastly, fans were treated to a lovely closing track from the artist. John Summit played a brand new track that he mentioned finishing a week prior to the show with euphoric vocals singing “I wanna be where you are”.
The Los Angeles crowd began roaring for Kx5 as the transition time began. The duo arrived, performing on separate pods that rotated and moved across the stage while fireworks and flames. The set started with a fan favorite, “Alive” with drones flying above the Coliseum’s iconic torch and supporting arches creating unique formations including a configuration of the state of California and different words like “Welcome LA,” and “Alive”. Some notable tracks included “When I Talk” with Elderbrook, “Avalanche”, “Take Me High” and “Alive” as well as some unreleased IDs for fans to get excited for in the future! It seemed as though Avalance may have been too much for the event because mid-way through the track to everyone’s shock the set and power unexpectedly went out! But, fans remained loyal to the artist and lit up the sky with phone lights to show their support.
Although there was a generator issue, the crowd stayed strong and within thirty minutes we were back in business! Besides Kx5 tracks, the crowd heard Kaskade’s most recent track “Dance With Me”. Followed by a Kaskade classic where fans sang along, to “Disarm You” and his v3 edit of “Room For Happiness”. In the classic deadmau5 fashion he commented on the power outage throughout the set, mentioning someone was getting fired, but it was not him! He also played some of his classics like “The Veld,” “Ghosts N Stuff” and “Faxing Berlin.” The two artists finished the show with a treat for fans. They played the nostalgic first track the artist collaborated on, “I Remember”. Then they intertwined into a surprise appearance from Hayla who performed their chart-topping “Escape” live.
Being able to experience this event, the highs and the lows were something special, to say the least. The show broke records and made history too. They landed the event as the largest single-day concert event headlined by an electronic music artist in North America. Billboard also confirmed Kx5 at the Coliseum as the biggest-ticketed global headliner dance event of 2022. Thanks for letting your fans be a part of history Kx5! We cannot wait to see what 2023 holds for the duo.