Coachella 2012

Martin Solveig: The Idolator Interview

Becky Bain | April 19, 2012 - 6:00 am

Coachella was raging more than ever this year with the large array of electronic artists taking over the Polo Fields. Justice and Girl Talk comandeered the larger stages, while the dance tent overflowed with dance fiends ready to party rock to the likes of David Guetta Avicii, and Martin Solveig, who has been spinning tunes and… More »

M83 Wants To Write Katy Perry’s Next Album

Becky Bain | April 18, 2012 - 10:55 am

Katy Perry said her follow-up to the uber-successful Teenage Dream would be “real fucking dark” — and someone’s already up for the job to turn Perry’s peppy bubblegum pop into some dark (or at least purple-hued) territory. Electro-pop outfit M83 spotted the singer dancing up a storm during their set at Coachella this past weekend. “I think I… More »

Coachella 2012 Daily Recap: Weekend 1, Day 3

Becky Bain | April 16, 2012 - 11:38 am

Obviously, the defining moment of the first weekend of Coachella 2012 was seeing Tupac Shakur raised from the dead. The incredibly life-like hologram of the dearly departed rapper (who was shot to death in 1996) appeared halfway through Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre’s all-star, jam-packed headlining set, stealing the thunder of pretty much everyone else on… More »

Coachella Tupac Hologram Probably Cost Six Figures To Produce

Nicole Sia | April 16, 2012 - 11:27 am

Who could’ve imagined that the ghostly resurrection of a tragic and legendary figure would be the breakout story of Coachella 2012? Nick Smith, president of AV Concepts, the company the created the life-size Tupac hologram that appeared on stage alongside Dr. Dre, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa and Warren G at the desert music festival… More »