Feature: Thenewno2's Coachella Wishlist
Fri, 17 Apr 2009 08:30:58
Coachella is once again upon us this weekend. Southern California's monolithic music festival typically signals the beginning of summer, and it often foreshadows big things on the horizon for certain budding bands. The festival's line-up is definitely diverse, truly featuring something for everyone. However, there's no doubt that each and every fan has their "must-hear" bands on the bill. At ARTISTdirect.com, we were especially interested in who the bands on the festival wanted to see though. So we sat down with our friends Dhani Harrison and Oli Hecks from Thenewno2, and they shared a list of songs they're hoping to hear this weekend. Check out their list below!
Thenewno2's Coachella Wishlist:
1. Roni Size — "Brown Paper Bag"
"This one put him on the map and seemed to take Drum 'N' Bass into the mainstream more, and it's a wicked tune. There's also a great video. Roni Size, Krust, Suv and Die are the man(s) [Laughs]."
2. Public Enemy — "Black Steel in The Hour Of Chaos"
"Public Enemy, 'nuff said. This represents every thing that was great about hip hop. The lyrics are also in Tricky's cover of 'Black Steel' with Martina Topley-Bird singing them, which is one of our favorite covers."
3. The Chemical Brothers — "Let Forever Be"
"The Chemical Brothers blow the roof off. We saw them at Coachella in 2002, and they were incredible. This one has a great beat almost like 'Tomorrow Never Knows.' Again, this one also has an awesome video."
4. Paul McCartney — "Live And Let Die"
"It's a great song with amazing orchestra arrangements—just massive! We love it, and it's perfect for a festival."
5. Booker T — "Green Onions"
"We’ve loved this track since we were kids. It just has the meanest groove with equally great organ and guitar parts in it. Yeah, Booker T!!"
6. M.I.A. — "Mango Pickle Down River"
"We love M.I.A. This is a really cool track with Aboriginal kids rapping about fishing. There's a nice use of didge for the bass line!"