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Coachella 2013: Jessie Ware and Tanlines boost the beat
Coachella 2013: Jessie Ware and Tanlines boost the beat

INDIO -- The frenzied festival atmosphere at Coachella -- where every musical act is always in competition with several others for showgoers' attention -- can lead to a bulking-up effect among artists otherwise inclined toward delicacy and refinement. Late Sunday afternoon, you could see it in sets by the English soul singer Jessie Ware (in the Mojave Tent) and the New York electro duo Tanlines (in the Gobi Tent). On record, each savors the infinite possibilities of the studio, detailing every groove with headphone-ready precision. Here, though, they sacrificed a measure of nuance in favor of big beats legible even to passersby out on the polo field. In neither case was that a...

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