Octave One – “Black Water (String Vocal Version)” featured in Beatport’s 17 tracks that ruled Coachella, see the full list and what they had to say about the track below:


By Beatport News Staff

Coachella300Coachella is halfway over, we’ve now entered that Groundhog Day-style limbo between weekends when the fest’s monster lineup is dispersed up and down the west coast, playing surprise gigs and lamping golf course pool-side. A lot happened this weekend – Madonna apparently found her next victim, Justin Bieber was allegedly choked by security, Clint Eastwood was initially denied entry and a lot of bands played.

Around the festival, in the surrounding desert, everyone from Skrillex to Chromeo DJed pool parties – we saw Seth Troxler spinning hip-hop, Jamie xx playing disco and Toro y Moi rocking to a seated room. (Of course, we watched plenty of DJ sets at the festival, too.)

Festivals are as much about camaraderie as they are about performances. They’re about moments, shared experiences, highlights and memories. We’ve put together a list of the tracks that summed up Coachella for us, songs that captured the vibe, that we’ll always remember, in that setting, from now on.


Jon Hopkins – “Open Eye Signal”
Caribou – “Can’t Do Without You”
Todd Terje and the Olsens – “Inspector Norse”
Nero – “The Thrill” (Porter Robinson remix)
Drake – “Know Yourself”


Kanye West ft. Vic Mensa & Sia – “Wolves”
Tom Trago – “Use Me Again” (Carl Craig Rework)

Octave One – “Black Water (String Vocal Version)”
Danny Tenaglia showed Coachella crowds why he’s revered as one of the DJ greats with a heavy dose of house and techno. As the New York legend threw down, red lights flashed ominously overhead, putting dancers in a disoriented state. The telltale synthline from Octave One’s 2002 opus, “Black Water” – featuring Ann Saunderson (wife of techno icon Kevin) – had people flooding the dancefloor.

Rrose – “Waterfall”
Ten Walls – “Walking with Elephants”
Axwell Ʌ Ingrosso – “Sun is Shining”


What So Not ft. George Maple – “Gemini”
Madeon ft. Passion Pit – “Pay No Mind”
Howling – “Signs” (Rødhåd Remix)
Kaskade – “Never Sleep Alone”
Jamie xx ft. Romy – “Loud Places”
Gesaffelstein – “Hellifornia”