Friday, October 29, 2010

10.29.10 Behind the Mask & Behind the Booth

Deadmau5, Daft Punk, & Bloody Beatroots to name a few are an interesting phenomena to watch unfold. What is it about the mystery of not knowing an artist face that is so compelling?

Graffiti writers have been leaving in the shadows for years in hopes that they don't get caught and secretly enjoying their underground fame. But here we have "public figure" of the dance community that like to hide from the spotlight. Its some what understandable because with the mask they can have a "life" that is separate from their careers...


In fact that could easily be the best reason for the mask. A tangible way of "unplugging" from their job and the public they entertain.

Its funny cause after wearing face paint to my last to gigs (it was my Halloween costume), I was ready more then ecstatic to wash it all off and move on. That ecstatic need to be myself was how I got on this topic. Originally setting out to rail on these DJs and ask why the gimmic as their music can stand up without this flash and flair.

However while writing this all out I can process and justify their reasoning possibly beyond the obvious marketing hook.

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