2017 Festival Wishlist

I've been a consistent festival attendee since 2011, logging a yearly visit to Coachella, Electric Forest, and Summer Set. I also found myself at North Coast, Hard Day of the Dead, Lights All Night, Soundtown, Mamby on the Beach, Freaky Deaky, and a few others. In that time, I've learned to love the anticipation that … Continue reading 2017 Festival Wishlist

The Problem with AlunaGeorge

I went to Coachella for business and pleasure last month, covering the festival for ElectroJams.com and seeing a bunch of music with a bunch of friends. In processing the past few weeks, I was struck by an affliction I see a lot in music writing, and in life in general. When I run through a … Continue reading The Problem with AlunaGeorge

Sia at Coachella 2016

I’ve written about growing up in the suburbs of Minnesota, dreaming of one day living an eventful life in a place where things actually happen. Living in the suburbs was like living in a terrarium, and I felt like a trapped lizard, wondering what real life is like. As a reaction to the constant boredom … Continue reading Sia at Coachella 2016

Coachella 2016 Set Times

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Coachella, Coachella, Coachella

If you're going to Coachella next week, you probably should already be packing, but if you're not, I'm here to help. Since it's Friday, I'll be blending in a few free downloads along with my preachy soapbox advice for surviving three days in the desert. Let's start by providing a mix to light a fire … Continue reading Coachella, Coachella, Coachella

frankles free fridays | Coachella Edition III

Lane 8's quarterly, seasonally-themed mix came out just in time for the Do-Lab's lineup announcement. His aptly-titled "Spring 2015 Mixtape" is a delightful 2 hours of upbeat house and deep house. I haven't been able to find a tracklisting yet, but maybe a little mystery is a good thing. More Lane 8 Mixes: http://www.lane8music.com/mixes/ Do you … Continue reading frankles free fridays | Coachella Edition III

frankles free fridays | Coachella Edition II

Starting about a year and a half ago, Zeds Dead took their music in a different direction, away from the dreaded, nefarious whomp-whomp of dub-step and graduated into the magical splendor of house. And now, apparently, trop-house in their mix for Pete Tong. Highlights include the kick-off track, their collab with Oliver Heldens, as well … Continue reading frankles free fridays | Coachella Edition II

frankles free fridays | Coachella Edition I

It's the month leading up to Coachella, so I'll be featuring music exclusively, loosely from performers set to take on the sweaty masses in Indio leading up to game time. Hit play, lay back and let the warm sounds of Dolly Parton's tortured vocals on Jolene. Todd Terje treated this remix with a deft, but … Continue reading frankles free fridays | Coachella Edition I

frankles free fridays

After a small hiatus, we're back with more new music!  It turns out a trip to Coachella will knock a person out of commission for a week or so.  I'll have to consider a fill-in for Electric Forest in June... Speaking of Coachella, the first selection today comes from Bonobo, who was billed as a … Continue reading frankles free fridays

Live at Coachella: Disclosure

Sundays at Coachella are bittersweet.  On one hand, your body is beginning to feel the effects of festival life.  On the other hand, most attendees don’t show up just to have a seat in the back, sip water and then go back to camp for a bite of trail mix and an early bedtime.  People … Continue reading Live at Coachella: Disclosure