We relive some of the most important electronic music moments from one of the biggest weekends in the live music calendar, Coachella 2023. The festival boasted one its most diverse lineup both stylistically and culturally to date, and electronic music was more present than ever.
Coachella‘s influence and status as a live music institution is undeniable, and 2023 posed as one of the festivals most authoritative and progressive lineups to date. While Frank Ocean‘s Sunday night headline performance may have dominated the headlines, electronic acts such as Björk & Kaytranda have been crowned crowd favourites.
Although Coachella have never shy’d away from electronic focussed music, 2023 showed that club music was pulsating throughout the festivals very being. From the top to bottom of the bill, electronic music was most certainly heard as underground hero’s such as Sasha & Digweed, DJ Tennis, Nia Archives, Overmono & more joined the fold.
Check out some of our highlights from Coachella 2023 below.
Eric Prydz returned to Coachella with his awe-inspiring HOLO live show, and this spectacle is one of the grander showcases of electronic music on a world scale.
2023 was a landmark year for Kaytranda as he rocked Coachella to an adoring crowd. Joined by Kali Uchis and Aminé to perform collaborations ‘10%’ & ‘4eva’ this was a standout performance at this years festival.
Björk returned as a Coachella goddess, having being crowned the first female headliner in 2002 as well as featuring as a headliner in 2007, her latest performance a return of a legend. Orchestral & electronic weirdness like you’ve never seen it, this lived up to the hype.
Speaking of weird… Marc Rebillet joined the Coachella 2023 lineup in the most Marc Rebillet way possible. No setlist, no plan and insanely funny & impressive live jams. This was both distinctly brilliant and slapstick.
What a year it’s been for Bradford born Nia Archives. The up & comer has been going from strength to strength in recent times and with tracks like ‘Forbidden Feelings’ & ‘Mash Up’ The Dance gaining cult status her performance brought a little slice of the UK to Coachella.
Romy crossed between both live and DJing on her set at Coachella on Sunday. Romy brought the energy levels right up as dancers prepared themselves for day three of the festival. Sun kissed house influenced sounds that we’re both elated and ravey.
Much like Eric Prydz, Chemical Brothers bring a strikingly imposing flavour of main-stage sounds to the electronic playground at Coachella. Big scale lights, lasers and commanding visuals make for a commanding return to the festival.
Yaeji left the hardware at home for this one & didn’t spend much time sauntering behind the decks as she paraded around the front of the stage performing an amalgamation of new and old material. The crowd were totally up for it and they knew every single word to her 2017 smash hit ‘Rain Girl’.
Sasha & Digweed brought a taste of dark room club etiquette to an otherwise glossy festival. Having previously played at the festival in 2008, the duo are no stranger to the California based weekender, yet their sound does seem somewhat niche. A meticulous blend of progressive, trance, rave and techno, Sasha & Digweed were just as on point as you’d expect.
The sibling UK duo of Truss and Tessela have been in flying form as of late, producing hit after hit. Tracks such as ‘So U Kno’ & ‘Everything U Need’ caught the crowds attention immediately. Overmono’s UK club focus sound translated perfectly to sunny settings of Califorina. A triumphant win for the brothers.