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Catch 8 of Our Favorite Electronic Acts at This Year's Coachella!

In terms of general appeal there may be no festival in the world more popular than the 2-week spectacle that is the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival.

Every year thousands flock to the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, California to see some of the best names in music and hopefully run into some A-list celebrities along the way; with each new iteration we see the Coachella lineup becoming more deeply diverse which may play a part in why tickets continue to sell out faster and faster every year. For those lucky enough to be attending at least one or even both weekends this year there are a lot of hard decisions to make in deciding who to see, luckily on the EDM front we’ve got you covered.

Being that it is Coachella the talent on the lineup this year includes names that are a rare sight on the festival circuit this year. So rather than focus on the obvious names like Marshmello, Martin Garrix, and DJ Snake, instead this list is comprised of some of the lesser covered electronic talents at the festival with representation coming from the underground tech scene all the way to the world of nu-disco. So with said we give to you the electronic acts to see at Coachella 2017!

Big Gigantic

(Courtesy of Billboard)

Colorado natives Dom Lalli and Jeremy Salkin are always down for a good time, whether at an intimate club setting or tearing down Red Rocks Amphitheatre at one of their annual Rowdytown shows. The point to be made here is these guys always deliver. 2016 saw the release of their latest album Brighter Future and there are no signs of the duo slowing down in 2017 kicking off their festival season with back to back weekends in the Indio Valley.


Justice




What is there to say about Gaspard Augé and Xavier de Rosnay that hasn’t already been said? Justice is legendary talent and for anyone who witnessed their closing set at Ultra Miami a few weeks back there should be no question that the duo are a must see act at Coachella this year, just remember with so few North American dates on their Woman World Tour any chance to see Justice live is a rare one.

Hot Since 82


One of the hottest names in underground house music, Hot Since 82 real name Daley Padley is already having an impressive year to this point. It was recently announced that he’ll be bringing his Labyrinth concept to the legendary Ibiza nightclub Pacha helping to celebrate the clubs 50th Anniversary this Summer. That being said, before his residency in Ibiza kicks off this May he’ll be helping represent the underground at Coachella during both weekends at the Yuma Stage.


Mura Masa


(Courtesy of Nation of Billions)

The 21 year old producer hailing from Castel, Guernsey put out a couple of the catchiest releases of 2016 with What If I Go and more recently his collab with hip-hop giant

A$AP Rocky on Love$ick.” Mura Masa has already picked up where he left off last year with the release of 1 Night" featuring Charli XCX, and soon he’ll be taking his talents to the Indio Valley for this years edition of Coachella ahead of back-to-back European and US tours and the release of his debut LP To Fall Out of Love.

Brodinski


(Courtesy of Dimitri Barclay)

French producer Brodinski, born Louis Rogé, has seen a lot of chance over the course of the past year. The end of 2016 saw the release of The Sour Patch Kidhis new undertaking seeking to merge the Atlanta rap scene with a “Made In Paris” style of trap. The beginning of 2017 then saw the end of his co-founded Bromance Records label after 5 successful years of parties and releases from talent like Danny Brown, Gesaffelstein, & Brodinski himself just to name a few. His Coachella appearance will surely be well attended but it likely has many wondering what exactly his set will sound like; despite his new direction in Atlanta hip-hop Brodinski’s roots in French electronic scene will always be present and the convergence of the two genres will be something to experience firsthand.

Tycho

Courtesy of Tim Navis

Perfectly representing the progressive side of chillwave, Tycho has been around the block continuously refining their sound for the better part of the last 15 years. Their signature live shows are a refreshing change of pace compared to the standard DJ sets that we’ve all come so accustomed to, instead Tycho utilizes a full band which helps recreating the atmospheric sound heard on their release in a live setting. Their most recent album Epoch was recently nominated for Best Dance/Electronic Album at the 59th annual Grammy Awards, only further supporting their case as one of the must see acts of Coachella 2017.

The Martinez Brothers


Hailing from the Bronx, brothers Steven and Chris Martinez have long represented everything that makes the underground house scene all that it is. Long time residents of DC10 in Ibiza their accolades truly speak for themselves holding the title of DJs of the Year by Mixmag in 2014. Recently the brothers were scheduled to play a 24-hour set at Club Space Miami to help close out Miami Music Week. In a marathon that started with the sun rising, The Martinez Bros finally closed out the week after 24 straight hours on the decks. For longtime fans of the underground scene, seeing The Martinez Brothers is a given, but for newcomers to the genre this is a can’t miss experience.

Porter Robinson & Madeon


To get you ready for the weekend here’s a playlist of some of these artists best work:

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Graeson Welsh Contributing Writer

Baltimore club made me but Swedish house raised me.

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