Five Great Lesser-Known DJs To See At Coachella
For dance fans there has been little difference between Coachella and Electric Daisy Carnival in recent years, except that the former supplemented its Tiesto-Kaskade-Deadmau5 lineups with alt-rock while EDC did so with dubstep and drum 'n' bass.
This year Coachella is a lot less EDC and a lot more rock-of-the-'90s, what with The Stone Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Blur among the headliners. Still, there's excellent, groovy EDM to be had, even beyond the likes of Benny Benassi, Nicky Romero, Eric Prydz and Jamie Jones. You'll find some of dance music's most riveting, beneath-the-radar DJs lower on the linuep. Here are five to consider during your time in Indio:
This Austrian-raised DJ is part of a wave of superlative jocks that continues to flow out of Berlin. She has performed at techno epicenter Cocoon in Ibiza, spins regularly at Berlin's Panoramabar, and has worked with such tech titans as Ricardo Villalobos and Steve Bug.
So she's a techno DJ? Sure. But if you listen closely you'll hear deep house and the kind of vocal soul rarely associated with the boom-tss sound of that underground. And that's a good thing.