By now you’ve already seen a ton of “DOs & DON’Ts” articles regarding Coachella. We’re not here to tell you what to do at Coachella. You know how to party hard without going overboard, so what more do you need to know? I mean, we do know of one SUPER STEALTH area with a clean indoor bathroom & easy access bar that isn’t VIP…but we ain’t tellin’ where it is. That one is best to find all on its own.
What we can tell you are things like don’t fret over the Yuma Tent lines. They might be long at times but they go fast. The Yuma Tent is twice as big this year and twice as glorious. Hot Since 82, The Magician, Tiga, Cajmere, Laurent Garnier, Bicep…Yuma Tent delivers all weekend long, so jump in line – it won’t take long. Also, don’t sleep on the Heineken House: Chela, Human Life (w/Anabel Englund), Anna Lunoe, Flight Facilities & Classixx will all be performing. Same goes for the Do Lab – there’s plenty to see there like The French Express crew (sans Jonas Rathsman) plus acts like Sweater Beats, Kidnap Kid & many others. And most of all, GO SEE OUTKAST. Don’t listen to what people said about them in Weekend 1. I was there. Sure the energy level could have been a little higher (from the performers AND the crowd). And sure their special guests were a bit lackluster. It didn’t matter. They still sounded great & the set list was amazing. I imagine they’ll make a few minor tweaks and be even better in Weekend 2.
OK, here are FIVE BUZZY TUNES that set the desert on fire last weekend & are sure to get you going Weekend 2. GO FORTH, 2ND WEEKENDERS!
Lorde – Tennis Court (Flume Remix)
The Gobi Tent could barely contain massive crowd for Flume & once this song played, the tent exploded.
AlunaGeorge – This Is How We Do It
Miss Aluna Francis is a superstar in the making. She brought some serious desert swervin’ to the Gobi Tent with this one.
GusGus – Crossfade (Maceo Plex Remix)
Maceo Plex played the biggest, baddest Yuma Tent set of the weekend & this track drew countless oohs & ahhs. Cue the air blasters!
Disclosure x Friend Within – The Mechanism
Excitement levels were high for this track going into Coachella, so who better to drop this bomb on the Yuma Tent than The Magician himself. The bearded man in the tux played a ballsier set than most expected. It was non-stop magic.
Oliver Heldens – Gecko
There was a Gecko loose in the Yuma Tent during The Magician’s set & it went WILD. Just ask our very own BONES.