coachella

CoachellAltDelight brings attention to special artists that will be featured in Indio come April.
Some we love. Some we just discovered. All essential.
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46/53 Days

After Shlohmo remixed Jeremih’s “Fuck U All the Time” to great acclaim, the two got in the studio. That session spawned the collab “Bo Peep (Do U Right)” which played to each artist’s strengths and proved this was a formidable sonic duo. Shlohmo and Jeremih have plans on releasing collab EP No More in March. By the time April rolls around we’ll be all too ready to catch the Wedidit co-head dropping his signature sexy bass heavy tunes. Shlohmo is playing Friday, we’ll see you there!

Shlohmo – No More
[audio:http://www.controlaltdelight.com/Music/shlohmo/01%20No%20More.mp3]

Fuck U All the Time (Shlohmo Remix) – Jeremih
[audio:http://www.controlaltdelight.com/Music/shlohmo/Fuck%20U%20All%20the%20Time%20%28Shlohmo%20Remix%29.mp3]

Bo Peep (Do U Right) – Shlohmo & Jeremih
[audio:http://www.controlaltdelight.com/Music/shlohmo/Bo%20Peep%20%28Do%20U%20Right%29.mp3]

 

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CoachellAltDelight brings attention to special artists that will be featured in Indio come April.
Some we love. Some we just discovered. All essential.
Click here for more from this series.
46/53 Days

After Shlohmo remixed Jeremih’s “Fuck U All the Time” to great acclaim, the two got in the studio. That session spawned the collab “Bo Peep (Do U Right)” which played to each artist’s strengths and proved this was a formidable sonic duo. Shlohmo and Jeremih have plans on releasing collab EP No More in March. By the time April rolls around we’ll be all too ready to catch the Wedidit co-head dropping his signature sexy bass heavy tunes. Shlohmo is playing Friday, we’ll see you there!

Shlohmo – No More
[audio:http://www.controlaltdelight.com/Music/shlohmo/01%20No%20More.mp3]

Fuck U All the Time (Shlohmo Remix) – Jeremih
[audio:http://www.controlaltdelight.com/Music/shlohmo/Fuck%20U%20All%20the%20Time%20%28Shlohmo%20Remix%29.mp3]

Bo Peep (Do U Right) – Shlohmo & Jeremih
[audio:http://www.controlaltdelight.com/Music/shlohmo/Bo%20Peep%20%28Do%20U%20Right%29.mp3]

 

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CoachellAltDelight brings attention to special artists that will be featured in Indio come April.
Some we love. Some we just discovered. All essential.
Click here for more from this series.
4/11 Days

After attending Coachella for many years, I’ve never seen people dump their tickets for less than face value. This year is different though. Tickets are floating around abundantly like helium balloons at a Honda dealership. I think it has to do with Coachella’s more minimalistic lineup. There’s no mass appeal, at all. Perhaps the “fans” don’t realize (or have the patience to discover) how many hidden gems are stacked on the bill. 2013 is the year of deep house. Deepchella.

Ranked from absolutely must see to house lovers only

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coachella_2012

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Every year it gets harder and harder to leave Indio as Coachella draws to a close. This year is even worse, because they’re doing it all over again this weekend! Even though I wish I was back, I’m just happy to have been a part of one of them. The countdown begins yet again for next year, and I have these amazing artists to help hold me off until then. Check them out after the jump:

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A hundred miles of road, winding through the desolate inlands.
A hundred wind turbines, goliath daisies flowing with the desert breeze.
A hundred degree scorch, the beating of an unrelenting solar drum.
A hundred thousand smiling souls, the sunset a mellow gaze.
A hundred glow sticks, some guy with way too many glow sticks.
A hundred strobes lights, spewing waves of energy with ungodly might.
A hundred hours of mind altering virtue ~ the mecca of generation x.

 

Coachella came and Coachella went; only memories and a handful of polaroids remain. I met new people, ate tasty pizza, gazed at the stars and most importantly, went mental to some serious amounts of music. I finally experienced tons of artists I’ve patiently been anticipating, as well as some refreshingly unfamiliar.

Chronic’s Postchella Report

The Delightful:

  • Jack Beats
  • Duck Sauce
  • Steve Angello
  • Boys Noize
  • Axwell

The Disappointing:

  • Skrillex

The Unexpectedly Enjoyable:

  • The Presets
  • Leftfield

 

People keep asking me that dreadfully broad question, “So, who was your favorite?” What a tremendously difficult inquiry. Here’s the rundown, quick and dirty. Jack Beats brought the house down with a lip smacking Sunday brunch of jungle wobble and urban basslines. Duck Sauce packed the Sahara with disco house, funky breakdowns and a massive inflatable ducky. Steve Angello came to play with banger after banger of Swedish mayhem. Boys Noize, as usual, melted faces with unparalleled lighting and eccentric German frequencies.

Despite these incredible acts, a Swedish prodigy takes the cakechella. Axwell laid out a barrage of musical perfection, sending me on a journey through space, time and everything in-between. Fortunately, Kanye’s conflicting set time sifted out the unwanted shoebies, revealing the true house appreciating individuals.  His passion and energy gave an onstage presence that most DJs only dream of. Mixed with fitting set progression and striking visuals, Axwell’s set was, in my opinion, flawless.

For the most part, every set was lovely. However, one artist in particular couldn’t handle the hype. Distorted sound, terrible vibe and worst of all, the brochella crowd; Skrillex just couldn’t hang. Right from the get go his shit was cutting out, it was all down hill from there. Bros jumping and pushing like it was a Nickelback concert. Sadly, my worst dubstep experience.

Regardless of Skrillmeh, Coachella was Coachella. Friends, Music, Sunshine. Everything I could’ve wanted. Now sit back, relax and enjoy your weekly dose of w0mp.

WEDNESDAY W0MP #2

 

TV Rock – In The Air feat. Rudy (Axwell Remix)

Drumsound ft. Bassline Smith – Freak (Bassjackers Remix)

Tiesto – Green Sky (Original Mix)

Hardwell – Encoded (Dada Life Remix)

Doctor P – Watch Out (Original Mix)

Happy 420
– Chronic Mncher

 

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A hundred miles of road, winding through the desolate inlands.
A hundred wind turbines, goliath daisies flowing with the desert breeze.
A hundred degree scorch, the beating of an unrelenting solar drum.
A hundred thousand smiling souls, the sunset a mellow gaze.
A hundred glow sticks, some guy with way too many glow sticks.
A hundred strobes lights, spewing waves of energy with ungodly might.
A hundred hours of mind altering virtue ~ the mecca of generation x.

 

Coachella came and Coachella went; only memories and a handful of polaroids remain. I met new people, ate tasty pizza, gazed at the stars and most importantly, went mental to some serious amounts of music. I finally experienced tons of artists I’ve patiently been anticipating, as well as some refreshingly unfamiliar.

Chronic’s Postchella Report

The Delightful:

  • Jack Beats
  • Duck Sauce
  • Steve Angello
  • Boys Noize
  • Axwell

The Disappointing:

  • Skrillex

The Unexpectedly Enjoyable:

  • The Presets
  • Leftfield

 

People keep asking me that dreadfully broad question, “So, who was your favorite?” What a tremendously difficult inquiry. Here’s the rundown, quick and dirty. Jack Beats brought the house down with a lip smacking Sunday brunch of jungle wobble and urban basslines. Duck Sauce packed the Sahara with disco house, funky breakdowns and a massive inflatable ducky. Steve Angello came to play with banger after banger of Swedish mayhem. Boys Noize, as usual, melted faces with unparalleled lighting and eccentric German frequencies.

Despite these incredible acts, a Swedish prodigy takes the cakechella. Axwell laid out a barrage of musical perfection, sending me on a journey through space, time and everything in-between. Fortunately, Kanye’s conflicting set time sifted out the unwanted shoebies, revealing the true house appreciating individuals.  His passion and energy gave an onstage presence that most DJs only dream of. Mixed with fitting set progression and striking visuals, Axwell’s set was, in my opinion, flawless.

For the most part, every set was lovely. However, one artist in particular couldn’t handle the hype. Distorted sound, terrible vibe and worst of all, the brochella crowd; Skrillex just couldn’t hang. Right from the get go his shit was cutting out, it was all down hill from there. Bros jumping and pushing like it was a Nickelback concert. Sadly, my worst dubstep experience.

Regardless of Skrillmeh, Coachella was Coachella. Friends, Music, Sunshine. Everything I could’ve wanted. Now sit back, relax and enjoy your weekly dose of w0mp.

WEDNESDAY W0MP #2

 

TV Rock – In The Air feat. Rudy (Axwell Remix)

Drumsound ft. Bassline Smith – Freak (Bassjackers Remix)

Tiesto – Green Sky (Original Mix)

Hardwell – Encoded (Dada Life Remix)

Doctor P – Watch Out (Original Mix)

Happy 420
– Chronic Mncher

 

The CoachellAltDelight series will put focus on the low key Coachella
artists that we at C+A+D feel like you should know about.
Less than a week til we’re all together!

Los Angeles’ own Foster the People is a three piece rock band that formed in October of 2009. Since then they’ve released a self-titled three song EP that has received a lot of praise, especially overseas. The first time I heard them was when I saw their video for “Pumped Up Kicks.” The video is filled with good vibes and beach bum lifestyle that they try and send through your headphones. The EP runs way too short, in my opinion, and yet it doesn’t keep me from shuffling through it for days at a time. I can hardly manage to sit still through their psychedelically groovy sound while I’m writing this. Their set time is yet to be released, but they’re going to be sharing the stage with the likes of Ratatat, The Strokes, Ellie Goulding, MEN, Phantogram, and others on Sunday. I’m excited to see these guys blow up, because a lot of good things are in store for them.

Foster the People

Foster the People – Pumped Up Kicks
Foster the People – Houdini

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The CoachellAltDelight series will put focus on the low key Coachella
artists that we at C+A+D feel like you should know about.
Less than a week til we’re all together!

Los Angeles’ own Foster the People is a three piece rock band that formed in October of 2009. Since then they’ve released a self-titled three song EP that has received a lot of praise, especially overseas. The first time I heard them was when I saw their video for “Pumped Up Kicks.” The video is filled with good vibes and beach bum lifestyle that they try and send through your headphones. The EP runs way too short, in my opinion, and yet it doesn’t keep me from shuffling through it for days at a time. I can hardly manage to sit still through their psychedelically groovy sound while I’m writing this. Their set time is yet to be released, but they’re going to be sharing the stage with the likes of Ratatat, The Strokes, Ellie Goulding, MEN, Phantogram, and others on Sunday. I’m excited to see these guys blow up, because a lot of good things are in store for them.

Foster the People

Foster the People – Pumped Up Kicks
Foster the People – Houdini

Every once and a while I’ll scope some of my ancient iTunes playlists and unearth some long lost buried treasures. This morning I haphazardly found myself browsing an inconspicuous folder labeled ‘elton’; I stumbled upon something EXTRA special!

Immeasurable contributions to the music world, an inspiration to many and, one of the greatest DJs of all time, DJ AM (Adam Goldstein) was a true pioneer. Adam had this incredible ability to mix the unmixable; he would fuse hip-hop, electro, breaks, 80’s, funk… DJ AM took any and every possible genre and could blend them in a whirl of ear pleasing goodness. I had the extraordinary opportunity to witness DJ AM and Travis Barker lay down the most eye popping, panty dropping, face rocking set at Coachella 09’, without a doubt, the greatest hour of my life (you can snag the set here). The man, the legend… you’d think he had it all. Unfortunately, despite his massive success, Adam was unable to drop a nasty drug habit. August 28th 2009, a date that will never be forgotten.

On a bit of a happier note, here’s a five-part set DJ AM threw down for Elton John’s 60th birthday bash (6 hours of auditory satisfaction). The set’s tone is on the mellow side, perfect for those early morning cram sesh’s or those late night Del Taco runs.

DJ AM – Elton John’s Kickback Part 1 (1:19:43)
DJ AM – Elton John’s Kickback Part 2 (1:15:29)
DJ AM – Elton John’s Kickback Part 3 (1:01:43)
DJ AM – Elton John’s Kickback Part 4 (1:08:03)
DJ AM – Elton John’s Kickback Part 5 (1:20:00)

DJ AM Rest.In.Power.

– Chronic Mncher

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Every once and a while I’ll scope some of my ancient iTunes playlists and unearth some long lost buried treasures. This morning I haphazardly found myself browsing an inconspicuous folder labeled ‘elton’; I stumbled upon something EXTRA special!

Immeasurable contributions to the music world, an inspiration to many and, one of the greatest DJs of all time, DJ AM (Adam Goldstein) was a true pioneer. Adam had this incredible ability to mix the unmixable; he would fuse hip-hop, electro, breaks, 80’s, funk… DJ AM took any and every possible genre and could blend them in a whirl of ear pleasing goodness. I had the extraordinary opportunity to witness DJ AM and Travis Barker lay down the most eye popping, panty dropping, face rocking set at Coachella 09’, without a doubt, the greatest hour of my life (you can snag the set here). The man, the legend… you’d think he had it all. Unfortunately, despite his massive success, Adam was unable to drop a nasty drug habit. August 28th 2009, a date that will never be forgotten.

On a bit of a happier note, here’s a five-part set DJ AM threw down for Elton John’s 60th birthday bash (6 hours of auditory satisfaction). The set’s tone is on the mellow side, perfect for those early morning cram sesh’s or those late night Del Taco runs.

DJ AM – Elton John’s Kickback Part 1 (1:19:43)
DJ AM – Elton John’s Kickback Part 2 (1:15:29)
DJ AM – Elton John’s Kickback Part 3 (1:01:43)
DJ AM – Elton John’s Kickback Part 4 (1:08:03)
DJ AM – Elton John’s Kickback Part 5 (1:20:00)

DJ AM Rest.In.Power.

– Chronic Mncher

EDIT: Turns out it’s just another BS Daft Punk rumor. It was fun while it lasted! Full article.

The Coachella lineups is expected to drop within the next couple of weeks or so; frantically, every music loving soul on the western seaboard will be anxiously skimming the poster for those two magical words, Daft Punk. Until recently, The French duo has been completely off the map, but rumors of a Daft Punk side project have been spreading like mono at a middle school rager. It’s under speculation that they decided to go under the alias ‘The Third Twin,’ to put out an album called ‘Homemade’. If you try to look into them, you’ll be left with nothing but a vague possibility. I was however, able to dig up an interesting Q&A.

Well, the big question is obvious, are you Daft Punk?

(TTT): Actually this question is something that disappoints us greatly, since our inception we have escaped the commercialism, the music never must be confused with the image. Comparisons are meaningless for us. And that the real reason for our project, the comparison between twins does not make sense, so the name The Third Twin.

Scope the whole interview available in 4 languages HERE.

Another thing I thought was noteworthy was that, at the peak of TRON soundtrack leaks, someone under the username AlexDaft26 posted 11 songs that said they were off the unreleased soundtrack. The artist names were later changed to The Third Twin after Disney said they had nothing to do with the soundtrack. All of this is very interesting, of course.

They definitely have the aesthetic feel…several familiar samples… The Third Twin could possibly be Daft Punk… or perhaps just some kids manipulating free publicity; either way, the album itself really does a lot of good.

The Third Twin’s Homemade

*Unfortunately, this leak is 128kbps

1. Technolers
2. Evil Minds
3. Chicago Soul
4. Justice
5. Ra Men Kepher
6. Americ Family
7. Empty Fire
8. Worm Earth
9. The Time Is Over
10. Arecibo’s Song
11. This Is Love

Want the whole album in a zip file? BAM

Stay Classy
– Chronic Mncher

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EDIT: Turns out it’s just another BS Daft Punk rumor. It was fun while it lasted! Full article.

The Coachella lineups is expected to drop within the next couple of weeks or so; frantically, every music loving soul on the western seaboard will be anxiously skimming the poster for those two magical words, Daft Punk. Until recently, The French duo has been completely off the map, but rumors of a Daft Punk side project have been spreading like mono at a middle school rager. It’s under speculation that they decided to go under the alias ‘The Third Twin,’ to put out an album called ‘Homemade’. If you try to look into them, you’ll be left with nothing but a vague possibility. I was however, able to dig up an interesting Q&A.

Well, the big question is obvious, are you Daft Punk?

(TTT): Actually this question is something that disappoints us greatly, since our inception we have escaped the commercialism, the music never must be confused with the image. Comparisons are meaningless for us. And that the real reason for our project, the comparison between twins does not make sense, so the name The Third Twin.

Scope the whole interview available in 4 languages HERE.

Another thing I thought was noteworthy was that, at the peak of TRON soundtrack leaks, someone under the username AlexDaft26 posted 11 songs that said they were off the unreleased soundtrack. The artist names were later changed to The Third Twin after Disney said they had nothing to do with the soundtrack. All of this is very interesting, of course.

They definitely have the aesthetic feel…several familiar samples… The Third Twin could possibly be Daft Punk… or perhaps just some kids manipulating free publicity; either way, the album itself really does a lot of good.

The Third Twin’s Homemade

*Unfortunately, this leak is 128kbps

1. Technolers
2. Evil Minds
3. Chicago Soul
4. Justice
5. Ra Men Kepher
6. Americ Family
7. Empty Fire
8. Worm Earth
9. The Time Is Over
10. Arecibo’s Song
11. This Is Love

Want the whole album in a zip file? BAM

Stay Classy
– Chronic Mncher