Even without major surprises in the Coachella 2013 lineup, the two-weekend festival in Indio is officially sold out. For fans of EDM, this year features the strongest lineups of producers and beatmakers to date with many of the top names in dance music and newcomers.
Here are a few we are looking forward to:
The Bay Area’s own Loren Ashton will put the first-class sound system at Coachella to work with his brand of melodic dubstep mixed with punk rock and and a rant or two about politics, free press and true media.
Electro house duo Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen are both former members of the Australian electronic rock band Pendulum. Their upcoming, yet-to-be-titled third EP should be released very soon and will include a new song called “Power Glove.”
Derek Vincent Smith pairs glitchy yet soulful hip-hop beats using two MacBook Pro laptops and Ableton Live 8 music production software. He is now head of his own record label, PLM music. Expect stimulating, hypnotic visuals throughout his set.
This psych-trance duo utilizes a cosmic multimedia backdrop while blasting endless supply of guitars, live drums and vocals. The group’s eletronica style has evolved over the years to include industrial rock and trip-hop influences as well.
After the departure of Switch, Diplo recruited reggae talents Jillionaire and Walshy Fire for his globetrotting reggae party. This the best bet for a cameo from Snoop Lion, Snoop Dogg’s new Rasta-inspired project produced by Diplo.
Honorable Mentions: Skrillex & Boys Noize, Eric Prydz, Hardwell, Excision, Benny Benassi, Infected Mushroom, Paul Oakenfold, Moby, Simian Mobile Disco, and the TBD acts on the DoLab Stage.