Coachella 2013: Top Five EDM Moments

The Sahara Tent at Coachella
The Sahara Tent at Coachella
Courtesy of Jorge Meza Photography

Amid the crazy sea of hipsters, hippies, old folks, pre-teens, and babies(!), Coachella's weekend one was also packed with EDM revelers ready to get their fist-pumping music fix.

In fact, it seems that dance music lovers are growing in numbers so much that every other car in line at the campgrounds was blasting some sort of EDM anthem. The festival even dedicated a new stage to electronic dance music in the form of the new Yuma Tent.

So now that we've come home briefly from the dust storms and nursed our massive hangovers, it's time to reflect on the top five EDM Coachella highlights.

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Pete Tong.

5. Pete Tong

No stranger to Coachella, Pete Tong was added to the line up last minute and to our delights it was at the new Yuma Tent powered by Hollywood's Sound Nightclub. This club-style dome was giving the Sahara tent a run for it's money as lines to get inside were up to an hour long. It was totally worth it though with disco balls, air conditioning, wood floors, couches and dim lights with LED displays all around. Tong showed Coachella what an Ibiza-style party is like setting the tone for Yuma for the rest of the weekend. He played an incredible deep tech house set which combined musical quality with a sense of escapism for the grown ups who may have outgrown the rave scene, but still rejoice in the music. Sure he may be radio's #1 dance music broadcaster, but he is also a taste maker in his own right and knows just what kind of tracks will get the crowd grooving. A definite must see for weekend two.


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