Who Has a Better Visual Show -- Deadmau5 or Skrillex?

It was a double-whammy of big-name electronic dance music in S.F. this weekend. Friday saw bass-music wunderkind Skrillex take over the Warfield (see more photos here); then, on Saturday, Deadmau5 dragged his big beats out to a packed Bill Graham Civic Auditorium (see more photos). It one sense, any competition between the two shows was friendly -- Deadmau5 put Skrillex on his label, after all. But we want to know which show was better in that all-important way: the overwhelming spectacle of lights and graphics and moving screens that is each artist's visual set. Join us as we review a few of Matt Smith's choice pictures from each show and try to discern which artist had the more eye-arresting performance.

First, Skrillex at the Warfield on Friday, Oct. 28:

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Matt Smith
Is it just a white wall?

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Matt Smith
Nope!

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Matt Smith
Is he trying to evoke The Matrix?

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Matt Smith

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Matt Smith

So far, we're liking Skrillex' shape-shifting style, and we can't believe how many different looks he gets out of that stage background. Now, let's check out some photos from the Deadmau5 show Saturday Oct. 29 at Bill Graham Civic

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Bioshock2014
Bioshock2014

Well you have to remember that Deadmau5 has had his stage for a while now. Skrillex just got his cell, so it's much more new. Personally, i'm a Deadmau5 fan myself, so I have to go with his stage. The cube is classic, and his video mau5 head is also drawing attention. That mask is legend, so I have to go with the Mau5.

Umphreak
Umphreak

Skrillex definitely has a better show than Deadmau5

Hazardousracing3
Hazardousracing3

Deadmau5's production is way better it's not even close in conparison.

trm
trm

Deadmau5 was dressed up as Johnny Depp's character in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (Halloween weekend, Saturday night? Of course). While he will admit himself that he's a geek, he's not the kind the picture makes him out to be, haha.

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