It was day 3, the very last day of my musical adventure. This day was filled some of the biggest artist in the game. Artists like Jamie XX, Odesza, Gesaffelstein, Kygo, and Stromae were playing. This was the day I was most excited for. I absolutely had to see the disco, deep house super group J.E.S.u.S.
WOLFshoes and I first went to the Heineken House to see Jillionaire. We walked into the friendliest crowd. Jillionaire along with Bunji Garlin and Fay-Ann Lyons hyped up the crowd. The singers gave their all during the show. In the middle of his set, Jillionaire told all the men to put women on their shoulders. Usually, I never climb on top of a man’s shoulders because I never feel the need. This time was slightly different. Some random man, who happened to be gorgeous, asked me if he could put me on his shoulders. There was no way I could resist saying yes. It definitely added to the experience. I eventually got down and continued to dance.
After Jillionaire we headed towards Gobi to see Jamie XX. He is also known as being a part of The XX. At the beginning the set was slow, making the audience crave more. It’s here when Jamie XX proved to you he could truly control the crowd’s emotions and musical desires. It was interesting to hear and see how he teased the audience. As the set continued, he took a different musical path than what one would expect is next. I was completely in awe of his performance and appreciated all of the minor details. WOLFshoes and I did not want to leave but there was no way we were going to miss Gesaffelstein’s last live show and one of the very first shows of J.E.S.u.S. so we headed out.
As you entered the Mojave tent, you could hear the crowd whispering, “this is his last live show.” The tent was packed before Gesaffelstein even came on stage. The crowd was filled with excitement and anticipation, since they knew that this would be his last live show. When he came on stage and music started playing, a bright white light lit up behind him. All the audience could see was the white light and the mysterious shadowy figure that stood in front of it. I felt like it was the beginning of a dark dream that was full of mystery. He played many songs from his Aleph album such as “Pursuit,” “Hate or Glory,” “Aleph,” and “Hellifornia.” In my opinion, if you did not see Gesaffelstein’s set at Coachella then you didn’t really even attend the festival. Even though I wanted to the rest of his set, I had to see J.E.S.u.S.
I am sure there are a few of you reading this and asking yourself, “how come I did not see J.E.S.u.S. on the lineup?” The answer to your question is that you did see them on the lineup, except they were printed on as J.E.S.+S. I can only assume that this was done to avoid any type of religious controversy. J.E.S.u.S. is another electronic super group that consists of Jackmaster, Eats Everything, Skream, and Seth Troxler. Before walking into the Yuma tent, I had never seen them live before. I have listened to their music and seen them live as individual artists, but never as a super group. When I walked into the Yuma tent I was more than ecstatic to hear them play. WOLFshoes and I went straight to the middle of the dance floor where we danced under the disco shark all night. Honestly, there are no words I can say to describe to you how amazing they were. There was not one moment where I stopped dancing. As a music lover, I have gone to more shows than I can count. This set by J.E.S.u.S. made it in to my top 3 favorite shows of all time. J.E.S.u.S. definitely gave their fans their musical hearts and souls. They were the best way to end Coachella.
Article by Dominica Murillo.
Photos by Lily Colovic.