EDM & Masks: 6 Acts Who Hide Their Face
Halloween is right around the corner, and what better time is there to highlight the best masks in the EDM scene? We are already well aware of the iconic masks for artists like Deadmau5 and Daft Punk, but there are a number of other artists who like to maintain an air of mystery about them with the use of some serious face camouflage. Here are just 6 of our top picks:
The Bloody Beetroots
Because when you’re up to this much debauchery, anonymity doesn’t seem so bad...
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We tried not to bring Daft Punk into this, but our efforts are ultimately futile with Cazzette on the list. The Swedish duo consists of Sebastian Furrer and Alexander Björklund, who both wear cassette tape masks to their shows. Beatport notes that the masks are strapped with LED tickers as a tribute to Daft Punk. I’m incredibly curious to know if they’ve ever bumped heads (or cassette tapes) during a show…
If you’ve ever been to a Savant show, you’ve likely seen him or his fans donning the Guy Fawkes mask made famous from the film V for Vendetta. The prodigious producer/dj wears his mask at nearly all of his performances, and even throws it into the crowd at certain events. If you've seen his true face, it's really not that far off from the cult-like mask that he wears on stage.
The African tribal inspired masks consistently worn by SBTRKT add not only to his performances, but also enforce a commitment to anonymity. An interview with SBTRKT by Clash revealed that the artist, DJ Aaron Jerome, prefers to separate himself from the music as much as possible. As mentioned in the interview itself, Jerome notes that “I’d rather not talk about myself as a person, and let the music speak for itself. The name SBTRKT is me taking myself away from that whole process.”
As the "Trap Lord" extraordinaire and pioneer of the “ŤɌ∆Ҏ ᶊῌῗ†” series on SoundCloud, ƱZ makes beats so lethal it’s no wonder why he needs a disguise. Many suspect his identity is that of Dj Troubl, but his elusiveness is definitely a part of his allure.
Funtcase's mask could not be a better fit to his music, as they both display an incredible amount of evil and bone-chilling vibes. James Hazell is the heavy bass mastermind behind the mask, and his pioneering direction of the dubstep and drum & bass scenes have garnished him a terrifying reputation as an artist.
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