The Coachella Music & Arts Festival is well known for its array of performing artists in the different fields of modern music both popular and underground. This year’s lineup is no different with some heavy hitters such as rock and electronic experimentalists Radiohead as well as pop and hip hop icons Beyoncé and Kendrick.
Above all else we were incredibly impressed with Goldenvoice‘s lineup of house artists that will be staged in the Yuma Tent, Coachella’s techno centered dancefloor. We’ll be going down the list for all of the artists you should be catching at this year’s event.
1. The Martinez Brothers
Easily one of my most anticipated acts in the Yuma this year, New York based duo The Martinez Brothers are set to bring their hypnotic house rhythms to the desert. These boys have been essential to the scene in Ibiza for the past few years with a residency at DC-10 as well as showcases with Circoloco.
2. Loco Dice
In our eyes no one has ever shattered the Yuma Tent harder than Loco Dice in 2015. Indeed his unique style of terrorizing club beats will be taking everyone to a deeper more evil space and we’re absolutely stoked to hear what he’s bringing to the table this year.
You can expect variety and pure talent whenever Bicep takes to the decks in any situation. Whether it be their analog retro house beats or disco-infused tech house, Bicep has never failed to entrance their audiences with a solid underground collection of tracks that you’ve never heard before.
Diynamic label founder and king of melodic techno master Solomun has been asked to bring Coachella in deeper this Spring for one of our most anticipated Yuma performances. Indeed this German based artist is a huge influencer when it comes to music production and performance. Sometimes he’ll take on deep house with poolside vibes whereas other times he can get dark and industrial, we’re curious to see where he goes for this round.
5. Ben UFO
Ben UFO has won over dance floors and critics worldwide for his accessibly experimental style of house music. He is known for crossing boundaries between genres and decades in dance music in a strange but universally appealing mood. His talent as a DJ has earned him some of the most well respected festival slots in the UK and Coachella is truly blessed to have him in their presence this Spring.
This booking caught us by surprise big time. If you haven’t heard of Daphni then you might be more familiar with his work as Caribou, the live electronic artist that took the festival scene by storm after his record Our Love in 2014. Indeed Dan Snaith carries his influence of house music throughout all of his projects but specifically Daphni is his house-centralized project which he DJs under. If you’re curious about what a Daphni set might sound like then we’d reccomend bumping his 2012 record Jiaolong under the pseudonym.
Three cheers for the house legend Sasha who’s talent as a producer has earned him some of the highest awards in the electronic music community such as the International Dance Music Awards, the Grammys, and No. 1 DJ in 2000 from DJ Magazine. He popularized the use of Ableton Live in performing house music live and has been one of the biggest influences in dance music for over a decade. It is no question that Sasha will be bringing it harder than ever to Coachella this year and we highly reccomend this for house lovers old and new.
8. Tale Of Us
This duo is one of the hottest rising electronic acts coming out of Berlin. Their style has been categorized as romantic techno for its lush arrangements with melodic, epic, and minimal productions that have been uplifting dance floors worldwide for the past few years. This will be their second time gracing the Empire Polo Field for Coachella and we’re most excited to see what new tracks they’ll be trying out this time.
9. Maya Jane Coles
To top our list we’ve got Maya Jane Coles, one of dance music’s most sought out performers. This UK based artist is a rarity to catch here in the U.S. but she’s been highly acclaimed in Europe for her adventurous abilities behind the decks. Her sets carry a melting pot of influences from house and techno to R&B and dubstep. Her lack of genre constraint has landed her top spots at European music festivals as well as cover stories on magazines such as Mixmag. To say the least she is high in the ranks of modern dance music and we would not reccomend missing out on her performance in the Spring.