GDD™ Morning Update: LA Times/Coachella, Tomorrowland 2013, Governors Ball, Eric Prydz, Boddika & Joy Orbison

LA Times: “Sorry, but we did not accidentally release the Coachella lineup”
• First acts released for Tomorrowland 2013
Governors Ball’s 2013 lineup is insane: Kanye, Kings of Leon, and just about everyone else
Eric Prydz out to “darken” Las Vegas with new residency
• Hear a New Track from Boddika & Joy Orbison


LA Times: “Sorry, but we did not accidentally release the Coachella lineup”

This is what Pop & Hiss knows about the 2013 lineup for the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival: We are told it is not being announced today, and it was not leaked this morning by this newspaper.

And now, no doubt, we have lost a big chunk of our readers for the day. 

Speculation as to who is and isn’t playing Coachella always runs high this time of year — fake Coachella posters are something of a festival pastime, after all — and this morning, a Coachella message board user who goes by the name “Krakenhead” claimed to have uncovered a major gaffe on our part.

“This just came up on the LA Times,” Krakenhead wrote, adding that the link was now defunct and that there were no screenshots. But like magic, a few hours later, what was touted as a screenshot suddenly appeared on the Coachella message boards, this fake story now carrying a byline by one of Pop & Hiss’ writers, Mikael Wood. 

Neither the story nor the screenshot is authentic. Mikael is currently at work on a story that has nothing to do with Coachella, and he would also never use the phrase “years of hopes and rumors have finally come to fruition” to start a story. We certainly hope he wouldn’t, at least.

That being said, much of the fake story, which stated that Daft Punk and Justin Timberlake would be headlining Coachella, was just believable enough to raise some doubts among our journalism friends and peers. The LA Weekly, for instance, posted the message board info as a news item.

Krakenhead went so far as to concoct a quote from Goldenvoice head Paul Tollett, and even included the requisite “sexy back” pun that seems legally mandated to appear in most stories about Timberlake. Well done, Krakenhead. Well done. 

Goldenvoice isn’t commenting on when the Coachella lineup will drop. It’s expected any day now. Last year, it was released on Jan. 9, but those who can remember back to the dark ages of 2009 will recall that the lineup wasn’t released until Jan. 30. 

Some info on which artists will be appearing at Coachella has started to materialize.  Monday’s announcement that the Postal Service had reunited came complete with reports that the electro-pop act was playing Coachella, and artists such as Bat for Lashes and Grizzly Bear continue to announce California dates around those of Coachella’s April 12 and April 19 weekends. 

Goldenvoice, for its part, continues to tease, today posting a link to a video of the festival magically sprouting up in the desert, with music by Romain Segaud. 

(via LA Times)


First acts released for Tomorrowland 2013

Tomorrowland Festival has announced the first few acts on its 2013 line-up.

Steve Aoki, Alesso and Marco Carola have all been confirmed for one of the largest dance music festivals in the world.

The three-day festival takes place in the Belgian town of Boom, inviting over 180,000 people to witness a three-day immersion of dance music’s biggest names from across the globe.

Last year’s billing boasted headliners such as Swedish House Mafia, Sven Vath and David Guetta.

For more details on Tomorrowland 2013 visit here.

(via Mixmag)


Governors Ball’s 2013 lineup is insane: Kanye, Kings of Leon, and just about everyone else

The Governors Ball’s 2013 lineup is here and it’s stacked: Kanye West, Kings of Leon, and an as-yet-announced third headliner top the bill, appearing alongside Nas, Kendrick Lamar, Animal Collective, The Avett Brothers, The xx, Beach House, Grizzly Bear, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Feist, Death From Above 1979, Crystal Castles, Azealia Banks, Local Natives, Cut Copy, Young the Giant, Beirut, Dirty Projectors, Bloc Party, Gary Clark, Jr. Miguel, Twin Shadow, Japandroids, Deerhunter, Alt-J, and Divine Fits.

Also playing are Dinosaur Jr., Yeasayer, Fucked Up, Best Coast, Thievery Corporation, The Lumineers, Of Monsters and Men, The Vaccines, Polica, Wild Nothing, Freddie Gibbs, Icona Pop, Reignwolf, Holy Ghost!, and Roadkill Ghost Choir.

The festival runs June 7th-9th at Randall’s Island in New York City. Early bird tickets go on sale January 25th for $190. Once the allotment is sold-out, the price will then rise to $205 before increasing to a final price of $220. Single day tickets may or may not become available depending on how quickly three-day passes sell out.

(via CoS)


Eric Prydz out to “darken” Las Vegas with new residency

Late last year, Swedish guru Eric Prydz moved to L.A. to stake his place in the booming North American dance market. When inthemix interviewed the producer in May 2012, he was in Stockholm, looking ahead to his first tour of the U.S. in years. Given his well-documented fear of flying, the decision to headline the Identity Festival was not one he was taking lightly. “Flying to the States for me is about a six hour flight, and I’ve done it quite a few times before,” he told us. “It’s something I can do, but it’s not something I will enjoy. It’s already stressing me out, to be honest. There’s big things happening with dance music over in the States and my last proper tour there was about 2008. But I just want to see what this fuss is all about.”

Having made that trip successfully, Prydz has picked up a residency in Las Vegas. Earlier this month, Wynn Casino announced a roll-call of over 40 residents for its clubs Encore, Surrender, Tryst and XS, with Prydz listed alongside the likes of AviciiAfrojackDavid Guetta and Skrillex. Now the Swede has announced the concept for his Vegas stint, titled Black Dice.

“Las Vegas has always been known for that glamour,” Prydz says as he strolls the Strip in the promo video for Black Dice. “We want to change things around a bit, darken things up and strip things down. I think the sound of the music I produce and play Las Vegas hasn’t really heard yet. That’s the whole idea of Black Dice as a night; it’s about pushing something new on the city. We want to do something brand new that Vegas hasn’t seen before.” Now we’re curious to know what Loco Dice,one of the outliers in Wynn’s roster, has planned too.

(via inthemix)


Hear a New Track from Boddika & Joy Orbison

The Think and Change box set is still over a month from seeing its release via Boddika‘sNonplus label, but more tunes from its enticing tracklist continue to bubble up online—namely, the latest production from match-made-in-heaven Boddika & Joy Orbison.”&Fate” is the first tune featured on Think and Change, and apparently starts the collection off on exactly the kind of deep, rough-edged house you’d expect from the auspicious pairing. Before Think and Change arrives on February 25, give Boddika & Joy Orbison’s latest a spin in the player below.

(via XLR8R)