Rolling Stone talked about how most sets are pre recorded without some beats or drops then they add them in live. Which is kind of a disappointment. When I saw Deadmau5 live he seemed to be up there jamming to his tracks until he went to blend in one track with the next. Saw Timbaland live and he mixed stuff live right on stage for us during his Shock Value tour.
I just wonder why these people get paid so much for not really doing a lot.
I don't know if you have read this. I love EDM. I understand that DJ's go up there with a laptop and just mix and stuff or have per-recorded sets. Some DJ's are just fun to see. Some DJ's actually still mix and do everything live. I saw Chuckie in April at Marquee Night Club in Las Vegas and that guy was busy the entire show. Just wasn't him waving his hand around. I'm sorry to say but I think Avicii is one of the worst ones out there. I think he just has per-recorded tracks.
My point is, I love Deadmau5, I read this and I still respect the hell out of Joel. I love how honest he is and isn't afraid to speak his mind. His show has developed quiet a bit I think. I think he is still trying to get a live show going (I.E. like The Chemical Brothers).