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Coachella 2010! April 16-18

20 Jan

looks like fun

If somebody asked me to list the greatest (current) music festivals in the United States, I’d probably give them the following five in no particular order: Virgin Festival, SXSW, Lollapalooza, Sasquatch! Music Festival, and Coachella. Given that I will not be attending 4/5 of these events, pardon me while I gush about the one I will.

Welcome to Coachella 2010. A three day music fest located in sunny Indio California. From April 16-18, for the price of $269, you can rock your socks off, shake your groove thing, dance like a maniac, or sway awkwardly from side to side. The choice is yours! Currently in its 11th year, the show is bringing a solid mix of rock/indie/electronic/classic/contemporary/mellow/upbeat moods to the sunny April weekend. But what’s so special?

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YDP In the Know: Delorean

10 Jul
Trippy Cover Art

Trippy Cover Art

If, like most people, you consider Dusseldorf’s own Kraftwerk to be one of the originators of what we now enjoy as dance/house/electro etc., then it’s easy to view Europe as a  kind of Garden of Eden.  Far more recently, groups like Daft Punk, Justice, and the rest of the Ed Banger crew have shown us that great dance music is pouring out of France.  But the old continent isn’t anywhere near done yet.

Delorean, a group that’s recently caught my ear, hails from the Iberian Penninsula.  I feel a bit disingenuous claiming that I’m In the Know regarding them, because this Spanish group released an album way back in 2004, for a total of 3 before this year.  Their most recent album, 2009’s “The AyrTon Senna EP,” has a bunch of cool little house/dance beats on it.  You can really hear the influences of the group’s other projects, coming largely in the form of remixes, (they did my favorite re-hash of the Mystery Jet’s “Half in Love with Elizabeth”) and the experiences the group has had running their own Barcelona club.  They performed in the US for the first time this year at the SXSW festival in Austin, and it shouldn’t be long before they’re doing the good ‘ol USA tour circuit.  When they do, YDP will definitely get to one of their concerts, and share the magic.

Enjoy a sampling-


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