Six Best EDM Riders: From Deadmau5 to Pauly D and Diplo

If Crossfade were a superstar DJ, we wouldn't perform a single show without four cases of cherry vanilla cola, two bottles of Black Label whisky, a picture of our mom, a pink umbrella, and a drumming monkey.

That's not even too bad. Just take a look at the ridiculous requests from some of your favorite selectors.

What the hell do you think they need all this shit for? After all, they're only pressing buttons.

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First of all, Deadmau5's rider is long as fuck. It's like he's making the promoter do all of his banal daily shopping. They've got to pick up and provide his cigarettes, his socks, his shower gel, his orange chocolate. But he's on the road, we get it. The weird thing? He asks for an inflatable animal at least five feet tall.

DJ Pauly D

Everyone's favorite blown-out herp derp has a rather standard rider and an irrational ego. He demands a special VIP area for friends and guests, complete with champagne to spray on the audience and a per diem charge of $150 per person. Oh, and he makes the openers perform in a separate booth. Hiding something, are we, Pauly?

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