Ah, Coachella. The festivals are doing it big this year. Out of them all, I think Bonnaroo and Coachella are on top of my wish list but between school and uncertain summer plans, I’m not sure if I’ll make it to either. Bonnaroo, maybe, but definitely not Coachella. Thankfully, The Kickdrums have come through with this mix, so in mid-April, while the lucky ones are in California seeing one of the most diverse and exciting line ups ever, I’ll be bumping this and pretending I’m not on the other side of the country.

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is a three-day annual festival organized by Gholdennvoice held at the Empire Polo Fields in Indio, California.  The event features many genres of music including alternative rock, hip hop, and electronic music.  If you’re familiar with The Kickdrums and our music, then you probably know we’re into all of the above.  It was suggested to us to make a mixtape combining all the genres showcased at Coachella with some Kickdrums in the mix.  We liked the idea and knocked it out!  SO there you have it, we present to you Coachella: The Indio Sessions Day One.  An energetic blend of music designed to showcase the biggest tunes from some of music’s most promising emerging artists and some classics from back in the day as well.

This years festival includes a variety of acts such as Jay Z, Muse, Gorillaz, Vampire Weekend, Thom Yorke, Grizzly Bear, La Roux, Major Lazer and many (MANY) more.  If your not gonna make it to the festival, this mixtape is the next best thing.  Maybe we’ll see you there next year ;)  Download link and full tracklist below:

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The Kickdrums – Coachella Day One Mix

  • COACHELLA DAY ONE INTRO
  • LA ROUX – I’M NOT YOUR TOY (DATA REMIX)
  • PASSION PIT – REELING (CALVIN HARRIS REMIX)
  • FEVER RAY – TRIANGLE WALKS (TIGA 1-2-3 REMIX)
  • WALE FEAT LADY GAGA – CHILLIN (BENZI & WILLY JOY REMIX)
  • YEASAYER – SUNRISE
  • ECHO AND THE BUNNYMEN – LIPS LIKE SUGAR
  • JAY Z FEAT ALICIA KEYS – EMPIRE STATE OF MIND
  • GRIZZLY BEAR FEAT JAY Z – TWO WEEKS
  • THE SPECIALS – GHOST TOWN
  • THE KICKDRUMS – THINGS WORK OUT
  • THEM CROOKED VULTURES – NEW FANG
  • PUBLIC IMAGE – PUBLIC IMAGE
  • WALE VS TREASURE FINGERS – CROSS THE DCFLOOR
  • LCD SOUNDSYSTEM – DAFT PUNK IS PLAYING AT MY HOUSE
  • DEADMUA5 – HARDER BETTER FASTER STRONGER (DEADMAU5 REMIX) / GHOSTS N STUFF
  • IMOGEN HEAP – HIDE N SEEK (HOT NOIZES BOOTLEG)
  • VAMPIRE WEEKEND – KIDS DON’T STAND A CHANCE (CHROMEO REMIX)
  • THE KICKDRUMS – DEATH OF A DREAM MACHINE
  • PS – Day Two of The Indio Sessions will be dropping next week and Day Three soon after that.  Just so you know, this is all leading up to the debut of our first single from the new Kickdrums release!  In the meantime make sure you visit our myspace for original Kickdrums music and more free downloads.