Posts tagged "Coachella 2012"

Martin Solveig: The Idolator Interview

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 releasing albums for a decade now, but came on the radar in the past year with the help of a hit with Dragonette called “Hello”. Most recently, he brought a range of sounds and rave-worthy styles as one of Madonna‘s main producers on MDNA.

Solveig, who hails from Paris, shook the Sahara tent on Saturday night, remixing songs like fun.’s “We Are Young” and Daft Punk’s “Harder Better Faster Stronger”, and caused an eruption with his own tunes “Hello” and “The Night Out”.  Even better than taking in his euphoric bangers? Getting to speak to him personally right after. Take the jump for our chit-chat with the French knob-twiddler. More »

M83 Wants To Write Katy Perry’s Next Album

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 saw Katy Perry dancing on midnight city yesterday night,” M83′s Anthony Gonzalez wrote, referencing the band’s single. “Katy, let me write your next album:).” Hey, Katy might be on board with this proposal — not only was that her dancing in the Mojave tent Friday night, she tweeted after his set, “M83 ONLY.” We say go for it! It’s not like you’ve got Dr. Luke in your back pocket anymore. [Via PopJustice]

Coachella 2012 Daily Recap: Weekend 1, Day 3

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 that stage. (That’s no easy feat, mind you.) But 2Pac’s jaw-dropping materialization wasn’t the only memorable moment from Sunday’s events – head below to find out who else turned the Polo Fields into a musical wonderland. More »

Coachella Tupac Hologram Probably Cost Six Figures To Produce

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 on Sunday (Apr. 15), probably did. The stunt was four months in the making and, according to Smith, probably cost somewhere from $100,000 to more than $400,000 to produce. More »