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Dancing Astronaut Does the Desert: 5 Yuma Tent Acts You Can’t Miss at Coachella

Dancing Astronaut Does the Desert: 5 Yuma Tent Acts You Can’t Miss at Coachella

Since 2013, Coachella’s Yuma Tent has served as an underground paradise for house and techno heads. With its intimate indoor setup and strictly minimal vibes, it’s a refreshing change of pace from the overpacked and EDM-saturated Sahara tent. Walking into its murky depths may feel a bit strange at first — especially with artists like Loco Dice or Guy Gerber pummeling away into the night — but as the minutes pass and one settles into the groove, the magic of the Yuma begins to unfold.

With a new location and a finely curated roster of acts, the Yuma Tent should be a top priority throughout the weekend for any self-respecting dance music fan. Here are five Yuma Tent acts you can’t miss.

Jon Hopkins

Having composed music for films, produced for Coldplay, and collaborated extensively alongside the great Brian Eno, Jon Hopkins is one of the more versatile electronic musicians you’ll come across at Coachella. In 2013, Hopkins delivered one of the standout albums of the year with Immunity: an intriguing blend of ambient, industrial, and techno. His upcoming performance in the Yuma Tent looks to incorporate a similar style while also showcasing Jon’s innovative live setup.

Set Time: Friday, 6:00pm, Yuma Tent

Tale of Us

There’s a certain buzz surrounding Tale of Us that can’t be conveyed in just a few sentences. From taking over the Essential Mix last year, to providing one of Burning Man’s most talked about sets, every move the duo makes is met with a momentous response. While their remixes of Caribou’s “Can’t Do Without You” and Mano Le Tough’s “Primitive People” were some of the biggest of 2014, their forthcoming album will certainly make the biggest splash of their career yet. Despite having a criminally early set on Saturday of the festival, one should not make the mistake of missing Tale of Us’s afternoon performance.

Set Time: Saturday, 4:20pm, Yuma Tent

Danny Tenaglia

For house and techno veterans, Danny Tenaglia bears a similar kind of stature to legends like Carl Cox and the late Frankie Knuckles. The Grammy-nominated artist was a pioneering figure in the rise of the New York underground scene, and still to this day holds a commanding presence over the city. Tenaglia’s Saturday set will be his first Coachella performance in seven years. While DT is widely regarded for his marathon DJ sets, he’ll have but an hour and forty minutes to work his magic — just enough time to enrapture the intimate zealots of the Yuma.

Set Time: Saturday, 6:50pm, Yuma Tent

Ben Klock

It’s a special treat that Ben Klock will be joining this year’s festivities. The German DJ does not perform in the US often — let alone make a major festival appearance in the US other than Detroit’s Movement. Since 2004, Klock has served as one of primary residents of legendary Berlin nightclub Berghain. While that fact alone should be enough to shuffle you into the Yuma for his Sunday evening set, you can also expect some of the hardest techno of the entire weekend throughout his hour long performance.

Set Time: Sunday, 6:35pm, Yuma Tent

J.E.S. + S.

J.E.S. + S. takes the idea of ‘versus’ sets to a whole new level. The makeshift group was formed in Ibiza last summer and features a 4-way B2B between Jackmaster, Eats Everything, Skream and Seth Troxler. With enough talent to easily cover an entire day of the Yuma, the foursome have been tasked with closing out the stage on the final day of the festival. Combining the talents of new school and old school into what will surely be one of the wilder sets of the weekend, J.E.S. + S. is your chance to quadruple dip on some of the underground’s finest.

Set Time: Sunday, 9:00pm, Yuma Tent

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