The global music community was heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic this year. With the nightlife scene essentially shut down, DJs turned to live...
In the wake of the global COVID-19 quarantine postponing this year’s Coachella festival, YouTube Originals has released their Coachella: 20 Years in the Desert documentary. Throughout the documentary, connections are made about the importance of DJ culture to Coachella’s rise. Rave culture helped to establish the festival’s concept, while hip-hop and turntablism played a crucial role in its evolution.
In the documentary, Steve Aoki credits Daft Punk‘s 2006 Coachella performance as being the “birthplace” of modern EDM. A-Trak‘s lengthy history with the festival is discussed, including his 1999 Coachella debut with the Invisbl Skratch Piklz, DJing for Kanye West in 2006, and playing alongside Armand van Helden as Duck Sauce in 2011 and 2014. The documentary also features feedback from the likes of Diplo, Moby, and more.
Watch the Coachella: 20 Years in the Desert documentary above.
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