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    So I think Jack called it when he said that Coachella would be throwing in the towel on the EDM aspect of the line-up. The Sahara was a disaster this last year. Abominable, completely non-dance sets a la the Happy Mondays disaster. The Rapture closing the EDM tent?!? Steve fucking Aoki, LA's hipster garage sale DJ, up there on the stage with the big boys? The crew running the domes and pods had a better group of artists with Adam Freeland, Cut Chemist, Busy P, and Bassnectar with Souleye MC playing off schedule. Here's to hoping Goldenvoice can save the Sahara this year with by pulling some big dogs out of hiding and booking some actually progressive (in nature not the sub-genre) acts. Some off the cuff sugestions I have are:

    Skream
    Stanton Warriors
    Dubfire
    Missill
    Freq Nasty
    DJ Assault
    Tipper
    Drop the Lime aka Curses
    The Glitch Mob
    Worthy

    And when I say bringing some big boys out of hiding, I mean getting orbital up on stage again!

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    Are any of those people headliner material for a festival this big? Wondering, for real. What do you think about Aphex Twin?

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    yes to Orbital!!!

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    and hearing Bassnectar in the air while walking around kindof bored last year and walking towards the sound and finding it happening was probably the best Coachella moment I've had so far.

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    Underworld and Chems won't be enough to satisfy you, you greedy fucking whore?
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    I actually thought the Sahara lineup was pretty solid last year. Also, Busy P never played in the dome, he cancelled on Sunday.

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    Every time I went to the Sahara tent last year, the crowd was sparse and pretty dull. I don't mean to sound negative, it's just my observation. I watched Justice there was at least a third of empty tent and I didn't see any good dancers.

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    the sahara was a letdown last year (though I would of loved to have see Hawtin - but had to get a spot for rage).

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    I thought benassi played a great set.

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    benassi was alright from what I saw of him actually, and digitalism were okay

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    I'm not saying that there were no good acts/sets. Felix into Benny was a great time and a marvelous contrast from Rufus. I'm just saying, as a whole the Sahara this year was weak due to a lackluster line-up with no real struicture resulting in a lackluster crowd with no real consistency.

    And no, none of those acts are headliners, there are only so many EDM acts qualified to headline and they will be there or they won't. I feel like Fatboy and the Armada are due but that's just me. Some more thoughts off the top of my head:

    Armand Van Helden
    Sander Van Dorn
    Claude Von Stroke
    Mark Farina
    Pendulum

    Acts worth repeating:
    Kaskade
    Gabriel and Dresden
    ShyFX and T-Power

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    And if you didn't like my dancing at Justice Valerie we can do some boogying earlier in the day this year (assuming GV books something to boogy to in that tent so that its not empty).

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    Will you explain what you mean by structure and consistency? What's required? I don't know.

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    Im down for a repeat of Gabriel and Dresden, and ShyFX

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    Quote Originally Posted by xbnmx View Post
    And if you didn't like my dancing at Justice Valerie we can do some boogying earlier in the day this year (assuming GV books something to boogy to in that tent so that its not empty).
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    The electronic line up i saw for the Vfest 2007 was good in my opinion.

    Saturday:
    (in order)

    Sander Van Doorn (Headliner)
    Sasha and John Digweed
    Danny Tenaglia
    Felix da Housecat
    Booka Shade
    Miguel Migs
    Shout Out Out Out Out

    Sunday:

    M.I.A. (headliner)
    Deep Dish
    The Crystal Method (Dj set)
    Infected Mushroom
    James Zabiela
    Dieselboy & Andy C
    Girl Talk
    Dan Deacon

    Didn't go to Coachella 07 so i don't know how the consistency was.

    THe only bad thing is that the dance tent in the V Fest was rather small. Like the Mojave
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    What the fuck? Structure? I really don't get what you're talking about; I had a great time in the Sahara last year.
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    Im down for a Sasha & Digweed performance too...

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    I agree with Ben, there was no structure in the Sahara last year (at least not compared with the same tent in 05 and 06). 07 was just way off....going from soulwax nite versions to hawtin and then to happy mondays just doesn't make a lot of sense...neither does having the rapture and lcd headline the same tent that MSTRKRFT, Justice, and DJ Heather performed in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MassiveChemicalPunk View Post
    The electronic line up i saw for the Vfest 2007 was good in my opinion.

    Saturday:
    (in order)

    Sander Van Doorn (Headliner)
    Sasha and John Digweed
    Danny Tenaglia
    Felix da Housecat
    Booka Shade
    Miguel Migs
    Shout Out Out Out Out

    Sunday:

    M.I.A. (headliner)
    Deep Dish
    The Crystal Method (Dj set)
    Infected Mushroom
    James Zabiela
    Dieselboy & Andy C
    Girl Talk
    Dan Deacon



    THe only bad thing is that the dance tent in the V Fest was rather small. Like the Mojave
    AGREED!!!
    I thought the same thing about the tiny tent at vfest. I was disappointed by sasha & digweed. Felix da housecat way better at vfest. He just sucked ass at coach. The only time people went nuts for housecat was when he played two daft songs.
    I agree, Menikmati you cant compare any other years in the tent to '05 & '06.Any other year fails in comparrison. '07 was a bit of a disappointment for me.
    If GV cant get underworld or prodigy for this year I think the tent has peeked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by captncrzy View Post
    What the fuck? Structure? I really don't get what you're talking about; I had a great time in the Sahara last year.
    Except for during LCD.

    Quote Originally Posted by menikmati View Post
    I agree with Ben, there was no structure in the Sahara last year (at least not compared with the same tent in 05 and 06). 07 was just way off....going from soulwax nite versions to hawtin and then to happy mondays just doesn't make a lot of sense...neither does having the rapture and lcd headline the same tent that MSTRKRFT, Justice, and DJ Heather performed in.
    Not to quibble, but it was Soulwax -> Hawtin -> Paul van Dyk -> Happy Mondays (and let's not forget Infected Mushroom at the end of the night). And LCD was a fine headliner, I probably danced more during their set than Faithless the night before. I thought it was an interesting choice on GV's part to have bands who performed live pulling so much of the prime spots, showing that there's more to electronic music than pushing buttons or spinning records. Though I did spend less time in the Sahara last year than in any previous year, so perhaps that does speak to a weaker line-up for the tent overall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by menikmati View Post
    I agree with Ben, there was no structure in the Sahara last year (at least not compared with the same tent in 05 and 06). 07 was just way off....going from soulwax nite versions to hawtin and then to happy mondays just doesn't make a lot of sense...neither does having the rapture and lcd headline the same tent that MSTRKRFT, Justice, and DJ Heather performed in.
    This is what I meant by structure, the selection and progression of acts. much like the music made by the artists themselves, the EDM arena should have a solid and well thought out progression. Going from Happy Mondays to infected Mushroom in the Sahara is bad structure.

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    I hate this. I always forget which way its spelled, and for a while I called you Val, but then you made it clear on multiple occasions that you hate that. I literally though about this as I typed that post.


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    And I shower twice a day...but I do use Tom's Natural deodorant. Apricot scent!
    You're one more ahead of me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MassiveChemicalPunk View Post
    The electronic line up i saw for the Vfest 2007 was good in my opinion.

    Saturday:
    (in order)

    Sander Van Doorn (Headliner)
    Sasha and John Digweed
    Danny Tenaglia
    Felix da Housecat
    Booka Shade
    Miguel Migs
    Shout Out Out Out Out

    Sunday:

    M.I.A. (headliner)
    Deep Dish
    The Crystal Method (Dj set)
    Infected Mushroom
    James Zabiela
    Dieselboy & Andy C
    Girl Talk
    Dan Deacon

    Didn't go to Coachella 07 so i don't know how the consistency was.

    THe only bad thing is that the dance tent in the V Fest was rather small. Like the Mojave
    This is a great line-up even though having Sander Van Doorn headline over Sasha and Diggers makes no sense.

    I don't really see MIA as a dance act, nor do i think she deserves to be above Deep Dish.


    Speaking of which, in my second round of artists I wanted to say Sharam, but I'd already said Dubfire and that makes Deep Dish. But hell, I'd like to see one, both, or Deep Dish. They are old school but they're just grand.

    I really like the Crystal method's DJ sets, i think that even though they've played Coachella once or twice live they could rbing them out on the tables. Hell, the chems have played three or four times including their DJ set.

    Andy C and Dieselboy together sounds like some off the chain d 'n b, I've always liked both separate, never seen'em together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by menikmati View Post
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    I just got an electric blanket, so I'm sleeping like a baby at night now. I'm still a little freaked out the thing is gonna short out on me and catch fire or something.

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    We used to have those in MI when I was a kid. Good way to fake a fever with a mercury thermometer and a spot of time.

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