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Coachella 2012: Five Must-See, Under-the-Radar EDM Artists

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Fri, Apr 13, 2012 at 4:30 AM

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You're at Coachella. You love EDM. But what do you do if you really don't feel like dancing to bottle service-party staples like Avicii, Kaskade and Swedish House Mafia? Chances are, if you check out the artists listed in small print, you'll find great DJs and (hopefully) smaller crowds in the tents.

We've simplified things for you, though, with this handy list of the five dance music producers and DJs you need to see. Schedule your weekend accordingly.

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5. Datsik

Datsik has been getting solid buzz in the dubstep scene for a couple years now. The Canadian producer, who has collaborated with artists like Diplo and 12th Planet, is poised to breakthrough in a big way this year. He just released his debut album, Vitamin D, on Steve Aoki's Dim Mak Records. His sound is heavy, filled with epic drops, but still nuanced. Try to listen for the tiny melodies as you dance to Datsik's bass explosion.

Datsik is scheduled for Friday, April 13 and Friday, April 20.

4. Jacques Lu Cont

Jacques Lu Cont is Stuart Price, a man of many aliases (Les Rythmes Digitales and Thin White Duke to name a couple). He worked closely with Madonna, particularly during the Confessions on a Dance Floor era, and has remixed everyone from hip indie bands to major pop artists. With a sound rooted in '80s synthpop and '90s French house, Price creates some of the most sophisticated and fun party sounds you'll hear.

Jacques Lu Cont is scheduled for Saturday, April 14 and Saturday, April 21.

3. Borgore

Borgore produces some of the weirdest, coolest remixes you'll ever hear. Check out his bootleg of the Gorillaz song "Clint Eastwood" — the beat changes so many times that it's hard to keep up with it. His creepy mix of Passion Pit's "Sleepyhead" is a winner too. Needless to say, his own tracks are nuts. The Tel Aviv-based producer sometimes replaces typical dubstep rhythms with death metal beats. This will be one wild set; prepare to sweat.

Borgore is scheduled for Saturday, April 14 and Saturday, April 21.

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