The Top Five EDM Artists at Coachella
Don't be fooled by the slew of hipsters and bros traipsing around the polo fields of Coachella - the festival itself has long been a pioneer of bringing electronic dance music to the states even dedicating it's own stage for EDM lovers for years. The Sahara tent has seen the likes of everyone from Sasha & Digweed, Groove Armada, Kraftwerk, Paul Van Dyk and Ferry Corsten. Not to mention the infamous 2006 set by Daft Punk the same weekend as Madonna! Artists as big as the Chemical Brothers, Underworld and Tiësto have also graced the main and outdoor stages and one year they even held an Insomniac tent. Fancy that!
Always being ahead of the curve with music, Paul Tollette and his crew work tirelessly to bring the most sought after and up-and-coming artist. With this years addition of the new underground techno and tech/deep house stage (we had predicted it would be a Dirty Bird Records takeover stage), the Yuma Stage powered by Sound Nightclub in Hollywood is giving the Sahara Tent a run for it's money (even though it's been upgraded to the "Mega Structure" most recently used at Ultra Music Festival in Miami)! Don't fret however, we took all the painstakingly stressful planning out of your hands and selected the top five can't miss EDM artist so that you can enjoy the desert sun and dance your weekend away in a blissful oblivion to these must see acts.
5. Sex Panther
Imagine being hot and sweaty from the scorching Indio heat and you wander into a fully air conditioned dome which sells Heineken beer and has some out of this world visuals? That's exactly where year after year some of the biggest DJ legends like DJ Sneak, DJ Dan, Busy P and DJ Mehdi have thrown down some sick two hour sets at Coachella. This year Orange County's very own Sex Panther duo will make their Coachella debut in the Heineken Dome kicking off the weekend on Friday from 2pm - 4pm. The crazy haired Ryan Fontana and Aaron Cool will be bringing together all of your favorite OC faces at one spot for two hours and will be debuting an ass ton of new tracks from their upcoming EP. Don't miss out and help support our very own.
4. Thomas Gold
The German globetrotting DJ and producer was on our list of EDM artist we wish came to Coachella and our prayers have been answered! After being popular with the Swedish House Mafia crew like Axwell and Steve Angello, Thomas Gold has been busy touring all over the world playing major festivals like Ultra and EDC. He just finished his highly acclaimed Fanfare Bus Tour named after his iTunes podcast and is currently the newest member of the elite rooster at Las Vegas new Light Nightclub at Mandalay Bay. With mash-ups, remixes and originals like "Sing2Me" and "Alive" we can't wait to hear those basslines in the Sahara tent. We are unsure if he is bringing that epic drumline, but the house and tech jams will be a great start to the weekend on Friday afternoon.