10-Greatest Stage Performances of All Time

The greatest performances of modern times, consisting of stage shows where creativity and talent come to the fore, are gathered in this list.

The basis of performing arts, especially music, is the quality and ostentatiousness of the production presented to the audience. In fact, shocking the audience is one of the key elements of the show presented in the digital universe we live in. With this concept, we brought together the best performances in history that pioneered the dance music scene with their extraordinary rhythm and excitement. Let’s check out the productions, and stay tuned for more.


Avicii

| Giant Head |

One of the most missed artists on the stage, R.I.P Tim. The superstar DJ, who made a dove into the music world and attracted everyone’s attention, gave a performance that left the audience in awe in 2012. Avicii, who took the stage in the LE7ELS organization, was accompanied by the structure called ‘Giant Head‘ in that period.

This 3-dimensional structure, which exceeded 3 human heights, was completely under Avicii’s control. Throughout the show, this huge head, which was projected with neon lights, seemed to come alive with Avicii’s rhythms.

“The coolest part is that Avicii creates all the images himself. As soon as he picks a song, it plays the video content synced up as he wants it to play”

Alves, the video engineer of Avicii, says.


deadmau5

| Cube |

Although he is known for his mask, the thing that visualizes him is the cube itself. When we look at the history of the cube, of which 3 versions have been designed so far, and when we return to that day, there was no one who prepared such a 3-dimensional visual show, except for a few names.

In 2010, when the cube was first designed (Cube v1), deadmau5 was on the Coachella tour and it was clear from that day that two led panels would give him even more fame. In the middle of the stage, there was a 3D cube and in the middle of it, deadmau5, whose mask we can only see, was there. In addition to neon lights and visuals, computer-assisted shapes and characters met the rhythm of the artist, which ignited the audience even more.

Years later, this project was developed and evolved into Cube v2.1 and then Cube v3. Firstly, the moving floor feature was brought to the second version, so that the DJ’s motion sensor was reflected in the structure. In the last version, the cube has 360-degree movement capacity and a specially designed track system has been included. The most striking feature of Cube v3 is that the DJ is in the structure with his set and this is presented to the cube with a magnificent visual.

(Cube v1, Coachella)

(Cube v2.1, Hax Tour)

(Cube V3, San Jose Civic)


Sub Focus

| Vortex |

Drawing attention with his energetic shows, the British DJ’s structure Vortex, inspired after Daft Punk, takes the stage at almost all important events today.

Sub Focus is located in front of this structure, which resembles a nested wrethe, together with his set, and sometimes appears in the center and sometimes in the background, with a deceptive designing. A special drum pad and controlling system has been developed for this structure created with colourful LED rings.


Slander & NGHTMRE

| The Atom |

This duo, who came together for a special purpose at the Insomniac events, joined the tour with a stage show that will never be forgotten.

The mechanism built upon the audience was like a piece of atom equipped with circles made of flame. These LED panels, which consisted of colors in wide perspective, were controlled by a visual director and the rings could move vertically.

This 2016 visual show had widespread repercussions and was redesigned the following year at NOS Events.


The Glitch Mob

| The Blade |

A trio of The Glitch Mob, adept at presenting visuals to the audience. At the same time, this group, which brings nostalgia and different emotions to the audience, was engraved in the memories with the show The Blade, contributed by Dell and Alienware.

Developed with different versions, The Blade set is the signature of this band on stage. This visual story, which presents different and impressive shows day by day with its experiences, includes a rhythmic and animated system supported by a computer. You can be a guest of Ableton Live to experience this visual show.


Justice

The Justice generally presents a visual feast in every show they do and their shows are one of a kind that there is no place for live events and every scene is extraordinary and the music brings people to life.

First, they come to the center of the stage with a huge cross with their own symbols. Starting with Marshall, the show is surrounded by huge chests. Gaspard Auge then revives a hidden set hidden in one of these chests to showcase his abilities.

This stage show and set, which has traveled all over the world, are still among the few dreams of the audience.


Amon Tobin

| ISAM |

One of Brazil’s most respected EDM artists, the DJ is also known as a world-renowned genius in this genre. The artist, who attracts more attention with his stage shows as well as his tracks, seems to be an open-minded and forward-thinking person.

The ISAM Live event, which gave its name to the album, has been traveling the world with the success it has created. In addition to the impressive music it offers, its reputation has been its visual show that attracts the eyes. Many ideas from the music community were presented to the work, which is not possible to define and the artist left this interpretation to the listener.

Some of the comments and ideas are as follows:

  • The Concert of the Future, Today
  • A Cybernetic Organism
  • the Metropolis on a Trip to Dozens of Worlds
  • a Game of Tetris
  • the Fiery Pits of Mordor
  • an Acid-coloured Kaleidoscope


Daft Punk

| Pyramid |

Here we come to the most exciting and probably the most anticipated part of the list. The most popular names of the dance music scene, these robots, which fascinated millions with the shows they created, left their mark on history with their Pyramid show in 2006.

This legend, which started at the Alive event, was strong enough to paralyze the entire audience there. Instead of dancing, everyone was looking admiringly at the robots standing on top of the pyramid in their masks. All sides of the stage were covered with triangle themed screens and leds. At the end of the visual and musical show, these duo were also blasted with light.


Excision

| Paradox |

In stage shows, talent and creativity are the most prioritized features that make the artist stand out. While the Canadian dubstep producer is known for his harsh and angry rhythms, he stands in the foreground with the energy he gives to the audience. But his best-known feature was the stage show he created, called Paradox.

Paradox, released from his album “Virus“, which he created in 2015, met the audience with its 150,000-watt explosive sound. But that was not what made it so special. Unlike other shows, he supported the show with laser and synchronized animations instead of just supporting it with LED screens. Thus, he gave his fans great and spectacular moments.

“Over the last few years we’ve been tracking all of the things we wished the Executioner stage could do, and we’ve rolled every one of them into the Paradox.”


Skrillex

| Mothership |

The visual ancestor of modern stage shows, Skrillex has been one of the most sought-after names in dance music since the day he stepped in.

The album “Mothership”, which started its journey in San Diego in 2011, and the tour of the same name, appeared on hundreds of stages, listened millions of times and lasted for years.

The structure, which has undergone various modifications since the day it was created, resembles a DJ space shuttle. Supported by laser and fog, the show features a moving set equipped with huge pods and controlled by Skrillex’s visual team.