Show Review: Relentless brings the beat back with Deadmau5, Tiesto and more

The Atlas team is still over the moon that shows have returned and Relentless Beats has been at the forefront of bringing live music back to Arizona. The summer season began with a bang, featuring two nights of epic partying with Deadmau5 and Tiesto.

Friday’s Unplugged event opened with Lamorn, Speaker Honey, Spencer Brown and Nero before the mighty Deadmau5 took the stage. Attendees, free from the previous pod restrictions, crowded in close to dance like the old days and slowly filled Rawhide’s outdoor venue. Deadmau5 always draws massive audiences and this was no different- his wacky visuals and pulsing beats shook the stage and beyond- the perfect start to the weekend.

On Saturday night, things really got Back to Business- no pods, just vibes. Thousands of fans packed the venue to see industry titans Tiesto and Dillon Francis with the added bonus of Loud Luxury, Bijou and Ship Wrek. Each artist maximized the stage’s potential with vibrant visuals and a strain on the speakers so everyone within a five-mile radius knew the party was on. And with over a year’s worth of top hits and new tracks, there was plenty of material to keep the crowd energized into the wee hours of the morning. Raves are back, baby.

Story and photos by Olivia Khiel and Taylor Knauf

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