RE: [Hybrid] Coachella: I missed Hybrid, but...
- I would say its safe to say HGW did some stuff on the live show seeing as
hes string man on quite a considerable amount of the new album... ;)
From: HybridUK@yahoogroups.com [mailto:HybridUK@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of Carolyn Suzanne Pfaff
Sent: 03 May 2006 19:50
Subject: Re: [Hybrid] Coachella: I missed Hybrid, but...
of all the things in the world to happen to me, it happened. damn parking
took forever and i missed the boys performance. oddly enough, i managed to
walk backstage past every security guard without them saying a word. i
walked right up to mike and chris and their lovely clan all relaxing behind
the stage. dont know how i did it! the weather was wickedly hot and we
were all sitting in the shade, waiting for a few golf carts to escort the
group and the gear back to their rv's. so once chris was on the last one
with tons of equipment, we scored our own golf cart, me and bunny actually,
and were escorted back to the artist lot. those guys had the right idea.
they had rented two rv's (big ones) and had them parked side by side, about
10 people in all sharing them. harry g.w. and his sweet girlfriend were
does anyone know if he played a song or two during their performance??
so we all hung out and drank some whiskey, then walked back to the main
stage for kanye west. he was starting late so we moved on. all in all, i
managed to see sigur ros, imogen heap, depeche mode, franz ferdinand, and a
bit of daft punk. by the end of depeche mode though, my feet were so
swollen and blistered that i yearned for my sweet hotel bed. it took at
least an hour to find our car in the midst of dusty cars, row after row
after row. so the next day, i drew up a map! we decided to show up later
to avoid the sun and caught bloc party, seo george (brazilian singer from
life aquatic, real groovy!), editors (which were awesome), madonna (i dont
know how she does it), massive attack (really good, but i would have liked
it better if the vocalist got the lyrics right on unfinished sympathy, i
hate that!) and scissor sisters, which were really fun and inventive, glam
anyways, i'm seriously pissed that i missed the live show, but i'm hoping
some people at least got some decent pics or videos to share. i hear that
they are going to be playing the new annual summer downtown l.a. party,
which is to make up for the nye party. let's keep our fingers crossed that
it's another live show!!!
anyways, sorry to all the people i didnt see, the phone's sure did suck, i
got tons of messages after the whole things was over! good seeing you dave!
see you at avalon on saturday, drew!
On May 1, 2006, at 9:08 PM, Eric Chu wrote:
> ... Daft Punk on Saturday night was the most amazing live performance
> I've ever seen in my entire life. They're doing a few more shows in
> France, Germany, Spain, and Japan, I believe. If you can catch their
> show, DO IT. Anybody have any reviews of Hybrid's performance? :/ I
> got there when they were packing up, and got a quick chance to talk
> to Mike. Swedish Egil was there too, and we talked about Sasha for a
> while (his Ableton Live setup) and he was really down to earth! Not
> to mention Massive Attack's brilliant showing on Sunday evening!
> Coachella rocked!
- I did not mess Hybrid all though I wished I did. I meet them in the
vendor parking lot. They browed two mess kits of mine and did not return
them. I took Pete and some girl to Starbucks to get coffee. That was
the last I saw them. I'm disappointed in them.
Raymond (RC) Contreras
IS IT Administrator/Clerk
20002 E Business PKY.
Walnut CA 91789
> would say its safe to say HGW did some stuff on the live show >seeing as hes string man on quite a considerable amount of<snip>
>the new album... ;)
- I wasn't able to go to Coachella either, but I wanted to post this article
from the L.A. Times without permission:
DANCE MUSIC REVIEW
A genre is back in style
Big things are expected - and delivered - as energetic acts veer off the
By Steve Baltin
Special to The Times
May 1, 2006
INDIO -- Over the past couple of years, dance music, an integral part of
Coachella's history, has been more of an accessory than a main part of the
bill, reflecting the genre's somewhat flaccid state.
But with Madonna scheduled to be in the house on Sunday night and French duo
Daft Punk, probably the most requested dance headliner thus far on the
Coachella message boards, topping Saturday's lineup, dance music returned to
the forefront of the annual two-day musical smorgasbord in the desert.
The presence of the two highly anticipated acts even prompted promoter
Goldenvoice to enlarge the Sahara Tent, Coachella's annual DJ playground,
creating a physical manifestation of the raised expectations for 2006's
dance music lineup.
Britain's Hybrid met those expectations early, getting the day off to a
memorable start by using live instruments, including guitar and keyboards,
as well as guest vocalists Perry Farrell and John Graham, a.k.a. Quiver, to
deliver an hourlong set that incorporated elements of industrial, techno,
progressive, trance and psychedelia. The styles often merged seamlessly
within one song, as on the up-tempo psychedelic-flavored "Dogstar," a track
Though the event featured some quality DJ sets - particularly from
progressive icon Carl Cox, who masterfully controlled the mood of the tent
with his use of changing tempos - and nice moments from fellow house DJ
Colette, Hybrid really established the tone for a day that saw many veer off
the typical dance music path.
Over in the Gobi Tent, the Juan Maclean also performed electronic music as a
live act, utilizing percussion to augment an esoteric, quirky
synthesizer-rich sound that challenged the mind more than the body.
Back in the Sahara, British dance-hop duo Audio Bullys melded hip-hop rhymes
and primal jungle beats into one highly charged urban sound that offered
both originality and visceral energy, even if the songs didn't always live
up to their potential.
As soon as Audio Bullys ended around 10:30 Saturday night, the tent began
filling up in anticipation of Daft Punk's appearance.
Keeping with the essential premise of their records, the duo appeared
dressed as robots, backed by flashing digital signage. The look added a bit
of drama, as well as a visual component frequently lacking in dance, to the
night. The pair proved to have no need for gimmicks, though, feeding off the
frenzied energy of the crowd, as it wove together predominantly
keyboard-laden new wave with warm disco grooves, occasionally branching off
as they did on a synthesizer jam that segued into a funk, R&B beat. The
packed Sahara Tent, a sea of humanity that stretched out on all sides,
exploded at the opening of the pop-flavored and popular "One More Time." And
with that, dance music's place in Coachella lore was restored, at least for