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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.
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]

 

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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12FV

Everyone. It’s good to be back, for real now. I’m a victim of the Coachella recovery week, and I’m happy to say things are starting to look a lot better as expected. Small price to pay, if you ask me. In the meantime I’ve been thinking hard about my top 5, and have got it my shpeal all ready for you guys. This was my third time in attendance, and it was definitely my favorite. It was mainly the facts that nothing went wrong and that there weren’t many disappointments whatsoever. I even got to see the camp grounds for the first time. I had no idea it entailed everything that I saw that night: light up swings with a dj, roller rink, discos playing late, vendors, arts and crafts…I mean it’s a whole experience in itself. One day! My only qualm with the weekend is that it was hot as fuck..hotter than fuck. It wasn’t as much of a problem the first two years, but still bearable underneath the extra massive tents this year. Anyhow, here’s how it broke down for me:

5. Moving Units

I was really into these guys when I was but a chap. Wasn’t old enough to go to shows yet, but these guys were all over the place and then they broke up. This show wasn’t a reunion, I don’t think, but it was their first time back in socal in years. They’re one of those dancy rock bands I always wanted to see, so I was pumped for them to be my first non-dj-artist. They started off with “Anyone” off Dangerous Dreams, my favorite album. Straight business from the get-go. Lots of songs I haven’t heard, but all the classics I couldn’t and still can’t give a rest.
Moving Units – Anyone
Moving Units – Scars

4. Boys Noize


Nothing short of amazing. Boys Noize is the man. Most seizure inducing lights of the weekend award goes to this set. They didn’t hold back..and it didn’t make it any less fuckin’ awesome. Fifth time I’ve seen him and the best yet.

3. Two Door Cinema Club


Their recordings never really did it for me, I became more of a fan from all the cool remixes I had heard floating around the internet. Their liveshow was another story. It was their first time in Indio and they couldn’t have a received a more worthy greeting. They didn’t miss a single beat, and the whole set was packed with more energy than I was expecting. Too much fun.
Two Door Cinema Club – Something Good Can Work (The Twelves Remix)
Two Door Cinema Club – What You Know

2. Jack Beats


My most anticipated dj set of the weekend. I’m lucky enough to have seen these guys a handful of times, and there’s something about their consistent wobbly banger delivery that I just can’t seem to get enough of. They had the longest set (hour and a half) of the weekend and every minute was filled with all the slimy bass and raved out synths we were hoping to get. As if the set couldn’t be anymore exciting, some drunk bros started a fight right at the front where we were. The first fight I have ever seen at Coachella and things took a turn quickly. It was right as they threw down “Drop the Pressure” so the whole thing was pretty surreal and god damn entertaining. I’ll also never forget wrestling with a kid over a Jack Beats shirt at the end of their set. About 2 seconds into the scuffle I realized how retarded I already looked and decided shortly thereafter that I wasn’t going home without a Jack Beats shirt. For some reason, everyone helped me out and I came out on top. Don’t know what gave me a head up over that kid, but sorry man I had it first..
Jack Beats – Elevator Music

1. The Strokes

Number one was a no brainer for me. The Strokes absolutely rocked Coachella. They put on the best performance I’ve ever seen live, topping Soulwax from HARD Haunted Mansion 2008. They played most of their classics (Someday, Last Night, Hard To Explain, Reptilia), but the focus was mainly on their latest album Angles (Undercover of Darkness, Machu Pichu, You’re So Right, Games). Julian was talking a lot more this time around and he seemed way more into it than when we saw him at Outside Lands. Lots more sarcastic remarks that had everyone sharing lol’s. Don’t know if there is a maximum capacity for happiness, but I’m pretty sure everyone at the Coachella stage was as close as it’s gonna be. Everyone was singing along at the top of their lungs, and it was something I’m never going to forget. Ever. No homo. There’s just something about the Strokes that most people can attach themselves to, and it really makes a difference when you can tell a band is loving the crowd support. I didn’t bother recording any of the set because I didn’t want to waste a moment. Absolutely flawless.
The Strokes – Two Kinds of Happiness

Delightful Mention

6. Duck Sauce
7. The Twelves
8. Afrojack
9. Kanye
10. Mumford & Sons

All in all..awesome year. Awesome people. Awesome music. No complaints. Just as quickly as it arrived, it departed and the countdown begins yet again! Enjoy this week’s compilation:

YOLO39

Click Here. Snag ’em all.
Justice – D.A.N.C.E. (Alan Braxxe Remix) (Electronic)
Housemeister – Music Is Awesome (Boys Noize Remix) (Electronic)
The Shins – Australia (Indie)
Daft Punk – Tron Legacy (End Titles) (Sander Kleinenberg Remix) (Electronic)
Deerhunter – Nosebleed (Alternative)
Britney Spears – Till The World Ends (Bloody Beetroots Extended Remix) (Electronic/Dance)
Sublime – Legal Dub (Reggae/Dub)

FULL POST


12FV

Everyone. It’s good to be back, for real now. I’m a victim of the Coachella recovery week, and I’m happy to say things are starting to look a lot better as expected. Small price to pay, if you ask me. In the meantime I’ve been thinking hard about my top 5, and have got it my shpeal all ready for you guys. This was my third time in attendance, and it was definitely my favorite. It was mainly the facts that nothing went wrong and that there weren’t many disappointments whatsoever. I even got to see the camp grounds for the first time. I had no idea it entailed everything that I saw that night: light up swings with a dj, roller rink, discos playing late, vendors, arts and crafts…I mean it’s a whole experience in itself. One day! My only qualm with the weekend is that it was hot as fuck..hotter than fuck. It wasn’t as much of a problem the first two years, but still bearable underneath the extra massive tents this year. Anyhow, here’s how it broke down for me:

5. Moving Units

I was really into these guys when I was but a chap. Wasn’t old enough to go to shows yet, but these guys were all over the place and then they broke up. This show wasn’t a reunion, I don’t think, but it was their first time back in socal in years. They’re one of those dancy rock bands I always wanted to see, so I was pumped for them to be my first non-dj-artist. They started off with “Anyone” off Dangerous Dreams, my favorite album. Straight business from the get-go. Lots of songs I haven’t heard, but all the classics I couldn’t and still can’t give a rest.
Moving Units – Anyone
Moving Units – Scars

4. Boys Noize


Nothing short of amazing. Boys Noize is the man. Most seizure inducing lights of the weekend award goes to this set. They didn’t hold back..and it didn’t make it any less fuckin’ awesome. Fifth time I’ve seen him and the best yet.

3. Two Door Cinema Club


Their recordings never really did it for me, I became more of a fan from all the cool remixes I had heard floating around the internet. Their liveshow was another story. It was their first time in Indio and they couldn’t have a received a more worthy greeting. They didn’t miss a single beat, and the whole set was packed with more energy than I was expecting. Too much fun.
Two Door Cinema Club – Something Good Can Work (The Twelves Remix)
Two Door Cinema Club – What You Know

2. Jack Beats


My most anticipated dj set of the weekend. I’m lucky enough to have seen these guys a handful of times, and there’s something about their consistent wobbly banger delivery that I just can’t seem to get enough of. They had the longest set (hour and a half) of the weekend and every minute was filled with all the slimy bass and raved out synths we were hoping to get. As if the set couldn’t be anymore exciting, some drunk bros started a fight right at the front where we were. The first fight I have ever seen at Coachella and things took a turn quickly. It was right as they threw down “Drop the Pressure” so the whole thing was pretty surreal and god damn entertaining. I’ll also never forget wrestling with a kid over a Jack Beats shirt at the end of their set. About 2 seconds into the scuffle I realized how retarded I already looked and decided shortly thereafter that I wasn’t going home without a Jack Beats shirt. For some reason, everyone helped me out and I came out on top. Don’t know what gave me a head up over that kid, but sorry man I had it first..
Jack Beats – Elevator Music

1. The Strokes

Number one was a no brainer for me. The Strokes absolutely rocked Coachella. They put on the best performance I’ve ever seen live, topping Soulwax from HARD Haunted Mansion 2008. They played most of their classics (Someday, Last Night, Hard To Explain, Reptilia), but the focus was mainly on their latest album Angles (Undercover of Darkness, Machu Pichu, You’re So Right, Games). Julian was talking a lot more this time around and he seemed way more into it than when we saw him at Outside Lands. Lots more sarcastic remarks that had everyone sharing lol’s. Don’t know if there is a maximum capacity for happiness, but I’m pretty sure everyone at the Coachella stage was as close as it’s gonna be. Everyone was singing along at the top of their lungs, and it was something I’m never going to forget. Ever. No homo. There’s just something about the Strokes that most people can attach themselves to, and it really makes a difference when you can tell a band is loving the crowd support. I didn’t bother recording any of the set because I didn’t want to waste a moment. Absolutely flawless.
The Strokes – Two Kinds of Happiness

Delightful Mention

6. Duck Sauce
7. The Twelves
8. Afrojack
9. Kanye
10. Mumford & Sons

All in all..awesome year. Awesome people. Awesome music. No complaints. Just as quickly as it arrived, it departed and the countdown begins yet again! Enjoy this week’s compilation:

YOLO39

Click Here. Snag ’em all.
Justice – D.A.N.C.E. (Alan Braxxe Remix) (Electronic)
Housemeister – Music Is Awesome (Boys Noize Remix) (Electronic)
The Shins – Australia (Indie)
Daft Punk – Tron Legacy (End Titles) (Sander Kleinenberg Remix) (Electronic)
Deerhunter – Nosebleed (Alternative)
Britney Spears – Till The World Ends (Bloody Beetroots Extended Remix) (Electronic/Dance)
Sublime – Legal Dub (Reggae/Dub)

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 till we’re all together!

Alright so big thanks to Goldenvoice for FINALLY releasing the set times for this year’s festival. Several overlaps and lots of decisions. With a lineup as stacked as this, sacrifices are bound to be made. I linked to the artists that we’ve written about if you wanna scope. In a perfect world, my days would go a little something like this:

Friday

130-230 12th Planet @Sahara
230-310 Moving Units @Coachella Stage
310-420 Excision/Skrillex @Sahara
430-520 Morning Benders @Gobi
530-745 A-Trak/Afrojack @Sahara
835-925 Cut Copy* @Mojave
925-10 Beardyman @Oasis Dome
1045-1130 Nosaj Thing @Gobi
1130- Boys Noize** @Sahara

Saturday

130-225 The Twelves @Sahara
405-430 Delta Spirit @Outdoor Theatre
430-520 Two Door Cinema Club @Mojave
520-735 Chuckie/Laidback Luke @Sahara
830-1055 Mumford & Sons/Animal Collective** @Coachella Stage
1130- Steve Angello @Sahara

Sunday

1-140 Plan B @Gobi
220-305 MEN @Mojave
4-530 Jack F*CKING Beats @Sahara
530-650 Nas & Damian Marley/DFA1979 @Coachella Stage
650-715 Foster the People @Gobi
715-825 DUCK MUH F*CKIN SAUCE*** @Sahara
825-915 Ratatat @Mojave
915- The Strokes/Kanye West @Coachella Stage

I’m fairly satisfied with this plan..we’ll see if it holds together. If anyone wants to meet up/chill/dance/enjoy life/have an inspirational chat on the way to the next stage/become friends…let me know in the comments. Best piece of advice I can give is in regards to texting/group shit. Make sure you have a meeting spot for you and your group..or multiple meeting spots. Texting is a beast there since there’s barely any service. Make sure to text a time that you’re going to be somewhere and how long you’re going to be there for. That’s what works for me. Make sure to drink lots of water and have even more fun. I love you!

*it kills me to miss Black Keys/Magnetic Man/Groove Monsters..but the indie/electronic combo shows are the most fun to me. I’m sure I’ll catch Black keys again.
**Try not to miss Boys Noize/Animal Collective. They are teaming up with the Creators Project to make for an insanely visually stimulating live show
***A few days ago A-Trak posted on his fb “Last day of Coachella try outs, then we’re shipping this thing to indio!” Foreshadowing a surprise for Duck Sauce??? It only makes sense.

FULL POST

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 till we’re all together!

Alright so big thanks to Goldenvoice for FINALLY releasing the set times for this year’s festival. Several overlaps and lots of decisions. With a lineup as stacked as this, sacrifices are bound to be made. I linked to the artists that we’ve written about if you wanna scope. In a perfect world, my days would go a little something like this:

Friday

130-230 12th Planet @Sahara
230-310 Moving Units @Coachella Stage
310-420 Excision/Skrillex @Sahara
430-520 Morning Benders @Gobi
530-745 A-Trak/Afrojack @Sahara
835-925 Cut Copy* @Mojave
925-10 Beardyman @Oasis Dome
1045-1130 Nosaj Thing @Gobi
1130- Boys Noize** @Sahara

Saturday

130-225 The Twelves @Sahara
405-430 Delta Spirit @Outdoor Theatre
430-520 Two Door Cinema Club @Mojave
520-735 Chuckie/Laidback Luke @Sahara
830-1055 Mumford & Sons/Animal Collective** @Coachella Stage
1130- Steve Angello @Sahara

Sunday

1-140 Plan B @Gobi
220-305 MEN @Mojave
4-530 Jack F*CKING Beats @Sahara
530-650 Nas & Damian Marley/DFA1979 @Coachella Stage
650-715 Foster the People @Gobi
715-825 DUCK MUH F*CKIN SAUCE*** @Sahara
825-915 Ratatat @Mojave
915- The Strokes/Kanye West @Coachella Stage

I’m fairly satisfied with this plan..we’ll see if it holds together. If anyone wants to meet up/chill/dance/enjoy life/have an inspirational chat on the way to the next stage/become friends…let me know in the comments. Best piece of advice I can give is in regards to texting/group shit. Make sure you have a meeting spot for you and your group..or multiple meeting spots. Texting is a beast there since there’s barely any service. Make sure to text a time that you’re going to be somewhere and how long you’re going to be there for. That’s what works for me. Make sure to drink lots of water and have even more fun. I love you!

*it kills me to miss Black Keys/Magnetic Man/Groove Monsters..but the indie/electronic combo shows are the most fun to me. I’m sure I’ll catch Black keys again.
**Try not to miss Boys Noize/Animal Collective. They are teaming up with the Creators Project to make for an insanely visually stimulating live show
***A few days ago A-Trak posted on his fb “Last day of Coachella try outs, then we’re shipping this thing to indio!” Foreshadowing a surprise for Duck Sauce??? It only makes sense.

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 till we’re all together!

I’ve heard stories, myths, legends about the UK beat boxer that no one would challenge. The man who could recreate any song with nothing but a synth, kaoss pads, and his vocal chords. He is Beardyman: the most musically talented and innovative beatsmith in the world. The man is so good, he’s the only person to ever win the UK Beat Box Championships two years in a row (’06-’07). In 2008, no one wanted to go against him. The board refused to let him enter that year, so he took a seat as one of the judges. Beardyman can really do it all. My friends and I watched his hour long, live YouTube set from the Edinburgh Comedy Festival and this guy is an absolute thrill. He works off the crowd and ensues lots of laughs and inSANE live musical creations. If you want a show…do NOT miss Beardyman on Friday.

If you can’t make it on Friday, he’s playing tonight for $5 (by RSVP at theloftrsvp@dimmak.com) in LA at Dim Mak Studios with Style of Eye. Style of Eye is one of my favorite progressive house DJ’s, so this $5 deal is a f*ckin steal.

Beardyman Essential Mix (click to DL)
In this mix he recreates a shit ton of songs like A Tribe Called Quest’s “Can I Kick It?” and Cee Lo Green’s “Forget You” live in the BBC studios. Absolutely mad.

FULL POST

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 till we’re all together!

I’ve heard stories, myths, legends about the UK beat boxer that no one would challenge. The man who could recreate any song with nothing but a synth, kaoss pads, and his vocal chords. He is Beardyman: the most musically talented and innovative beatsmith in the world. The man is so good, he’s the only person to ever win the UK Beat Box Championships two years in a row (’06-’07). In 2008, no one wanted to go against him. The board refused to let him enter that year, so he took a seat as one of the judges. Beardyman can really do it all. My friends and I watched his hour long, live YouTube set from the Edinburgh Comedy Festival and this guy is an absolute thrill. He works off the crowd and ensues lots of laughs and inSANE live musical creations. If you want a show…do NOT miss Beardyman on Friday.

If you can’t make it on Friday, he’s playing tonight for $5 (by RSVP at theloftrsvp@dimmak.com) in LA at Dim Mak Studios with Style of Eye. Style of Eye is one of my favorite progressive house DJ’s, so this $5 deal is a f*ckin steal.

Beardyman Essential Mix (click to DL)
In this mix he recreates a shit ton of songs like A Tribe Called Quest’s “Can I Kick It?” and Cee Lo Green’s “Forget You” live in the BBC studios. Absolutely mad.

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 till we’re all together!

If you’ve got a musical sweet tooth, chances are you’ve already heard of New York City’s The Pains of Being Pure At Heart. It seems appropriate that the band was named after an unpublished children’s book–there’s something sweetly melancholy about their sound, like a story you vaguely remember someone reading to you as a child. As you continue to listen, though, you realize why they seem so familiar: their sound is a fizzy hodgepodge of indie from the past two decades. Something in the vocals and driving bass bears an uncanny resemblance to Belle and Sebastian, meanwhile drawing comparisons to Peter Bjorn and John and even Passion Pit. Sharing the Coachella stage with Cut Copy and The Black Keys, The Pains of Being Pure At Heart just might provide you with a nice musical dessert on Friday.

The Pains of Being Pure At Heart-Young Adult Friction
The Pains of Being Pure At Heart-Heart In Your Heartbreak

FULL POST

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 till we’re all together!

If you’ve got a musical sweet tooth, chances are you’ve already heard of New York City’s The Pains of Being Pure At Heart. It seems appropriate that the band was named after an unpublished children’s book–there’s something sweetly melancholy about their sound, like a story you vaguely remember someone reading to you as a child. As you continue to listen, though, you realize why they seem so familiar: their sound is a fizzy hodgepodge of indie from the past two decades. Something in the vocals and driving bass bears an uncanny resemblance to Belle and Sebastian, meanwhile drawing comparisons to Peter Bjorn and John and even Passion Pit. Sharing the Coachella stage with Cut Copy and The Black Keys, The Pains of Being Pure At Heart just might provide you with a nice musical dessert on Friday.

The Pains of Being Pure At Heart-Young Adult Friction
The Pains of Being Pure At Heart-Heart In Your Heartbreak