Gesaffelstein dropped his new album HYPERION earlier this year amidst many mixed reactions. Even here at Your EDM, we weren’t really sure what to make the pop-infused techno and forward-thinking release. Even more so, we were worried that kind indecision would bleed into his return to live shows at Coachella this weekend.
Thankfully, that was 1000% not the case.
The prince darkness took the stage at the Outdoor Theater at 7:45pm on Sunday and proceeded to lay down a torrent techno and dark beats upon the unsuspecting crowd. The Coachella kids who probably first learned him because he put out a song with The Weeknd or HAIM were surely struck by the persistent beats and minimalist production.
Those us who’ve known Gesaffelstein, however, more than welcomed his return to form. Sporting a new outfit and missing his usual chainsmoking, Gesaffelstein transported the crowd into another dimension over the course an hour.
Listen to the set below while you can — Coachella is taking them down quick.
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