Four Tet, Fred Again and Skrillex - electronic music’s most unlikely cross-generational boyband - enjoyed their biggest moment yet last night when they closed the second weekend of the Coachella festival in California.
Frank Ocean’s withdrawal from the second instalment of the event had threatened to put something of a dampener on proceedings, but the tech-toting trio - does 'Boy & II Men' work as a name? - ensured that Coachella 2023 went out with a bang, some thumping bass and a piercing synth or two.
Highsnobiety reports that the set featured music from all three artists’ back catalogues, and there were some surprises, too. These included plays of Carly Rae Jepsen’s Call Me Maybe, Taylor Swift’s Love Story, and two spins of HOL!’s 2022 dubstep screecher Country Riddim. And, naturally, one of these outings was preceded by the intro from Nirvana’s Smells Like Teen Spirit.
no way four tet played country riddim at coachella im dead pic.twitter.com/yRBsPq4DhWApril 24, 2023
It remains to be seen where the trio, who’ve on a bit of a grand tour these past few months, will pop up next. They released a single together, Baby again.., earlier this year.