Coachella Q&A: Sam Feldt
A toast is in order! We had the chance to host a short Q&A with Sam Feldt leading up to his performance at this year's infamous Coachella Music Festival. I think a nice bottle of France’s Domaine de la Romanee-Conti's Romanee-Conti Grand Cru, Cote de Nuits is fitting. Since Sam is an artist who only brings us the best, it’s only right we cheers to him with the best.
1. When the Coachella lineup was announced, what's the best reaction you received from a fan, friend, or family member?
I got so many great reactions that it's hard for me to pick out one, to be honest. Everybody around me congratulated me and a lot of people that are going to Coachella texted me that they were really looking forward to seeing me there!
2. Are you a Coachella newbie? If so, what are you most excited or most nervous about? If you're a veteran, what's the one story that encapsulates your past Coachella experience? You know, the tale that all your friends make you tell over and over again.
Yup, it's my first time playing (and partying) at Coachella and I'm just really excited about the whole festival. I've never been, but from what I've heard it’s really unique and the vibe is unlike any other music festival in the world. I have the whole first weekend off to spend at Coachella so for the first time in a long time I actually have time to check out other acts, something I'm really excited for because there are so many great names on the line up this year. Looking at my performance I'm bring a lot of live elements on board, from a sax player to 2 live singers. I'm also premiering brand new visuals and FX at the show so it's gonna be one for the books for sure.
3. What's in your Coachella survival bag and does that bag include any extra special add-ons for your set that we can look forward to?
Haha, since it's part of a bigger USA tour I think I'll just be traveling with my hand luggage that consists mostly of black t-shirts and my bag of DJ gear. Looking at that particular bag I have a lot of new music to show you guys at Coachella including a lot of unreleased new tracks.
4. What fellow Coachella artist are you most likely to watch front & center both weekends?
Guns 'N Roses, Flume, James Bay, Sufjan Stevens, Maceo Plex
5. Post-Coachella, anything exciting on the horizon we should know about and share with the universe? Do you promise to tell KKS next time you play in LA? Pinky promise?
Phew, there's a lot of cool stuff coming up! Lots of new music (3 remixes, 2 new originals finished) and a really busy summer tour including Europa, USA and Asia with performances at Tomorrowland, Mysteryland, Exit Festival etc to name a few. And yes, I'll keep you guys posted about any future LA dates. Pinky promise. :)