Arenas has since apologized, but it’s too late.
And just like that, the speculation comes to an end as Coachella recently revealed that Lady Gaga will be taking Beyonce’s headlining spot at Coachella 2017.
Say what you want about this decision, though Queen B might be in a league of her own, so is Gaga, who is slowing regaining her Pop Queen title.
While I have your attention though, I wanted to use this v intimate time together to highlight a few acts to be stoked on in the meantime. The beauty of Coachella is the insanely diverse and undoubtably talented lineup across all genres. Take a peek below at some of the more hidden beauty of the 2017 lineup, and we’ll see you in Indio NEXT MONTH!
One of our favorite DJs right now (and always), Anna Lunoe has been on a consistent up and up for the past few years. Having already toured with The Weeknd in the earlier years of her career, to being one of the top curators with her Luney Tunes mixes, to hosting her own dope ass Hyper House show on Beats 1 and having a rad tour to go along side it, she is truly an unstoppable and badass force in the music world right now. This will be her second Coachella performance, so let’s relive the first one with her live set below and get extra hyped.
This act was just snuck on the lineup with the replacement of Lady Gaga. After visa issues punished all of Coachella 2016 and led Skepta to have to cancel his performance day-of, we’re happy to hear the king of grime will be making a real appearance at Coachella 17 and shut it down.
IMHO, Kehlani is the unground queen of Coachella. Signing to Atlantic Records in early 2015 and releasing You Should Be Here, Kehlani prides herself on being the realist she can be in her music. I feel like she’s the one-woman TLC of the this decade. Her recently released album SWEETSEXYSAVAGE embodies all three of those elements of her talent and personality. Her rawness is captivating, as her Coachella performance will be too.
How to be a Human Being was one of the top indie albums of 2016, so having Glass Animals on the lineup this year certainly makes sense. In a recent interview with Red Bull, GA singer Ed shares that there is no backing track in a Glass Animals live set, everything is created live with the help of a 42 channel set up. If that isn’t enough to excite you, IDK what is.
Eli & Fur
These London-based ladies have been steady on the scene since 2013. 2016 proved to be pivotal for them as they played alongside the likes of Carl Cox at his infamous Space residency, at Do LaB’s beloved Woogie Weekend, Los Angeles, Manchester’s The Warehouse Project, Berlin’s Kraftwerk and Circoloco’s first ever event in Los Angeles. They just got off Holy Ship and are off to Ultra Music Festival before blessing us with their groove on the Empire Polo Field.
The OVO protégés released a self-titled album in 2016 which took the rnb world by storm. I caught them live in their LA show and it was truly unbelievable. They’re the type of act that sounds better live than on their recorded tracks. With a simple stage set up, lighting and laid-back stage presence, the duo is top-notch live and their first Coachella is sure to be massive.
Felmax out of Miami brings the heat in his new original “Bling Bling.” Bringing hard house to the stage he uses a rugged vocal sample on top of bone-rattling synths to bring us a neck-breaker of a song. The progression of the song alludes to it, but when the drop hits you you are just taken aback from the grittiness of it. Deep bass-y synths repeat in metronomic fashion which you won’t be able to get out of your head. It is all that you will want from a bass house song.
“Bling Bling” is out now via Uprise Music and you can grab it as a free download. Felmax has been hot as of late and he is looking to continue his hot streak through 2017 in which he has an upcoming EP set to release later in the year in which all should be excited for. For now check out “Bling Bling” down below and keep your eyes open for his debut EP.
Felmax – Bling Bling | Free Download |
Drag-On drops his highly anticipated new video titled “Read About It“, featuring Hip Hop heavyweight Cassidy. This is a special video for all you real Hip Hop heads!
Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso have been doing things solo for a bit, but whats the summer with a new tune from these two? Axwell /\ Ingrosso have once again put their creative minds together for “Thinking About You”, a progressive house anthem that is sure to please the mainstream audience around the world.
The iconic Swedish duo have joined in on the current fan favorite delivering an electronic tune featuring a heavy dose of unique pop elements. Take a listen to their latest release below and be sure to add this gem to your weekend playlist.
Axwell /\ Ingrosso – Thinking About You | Soundcloud |