Kali was first up to the mic, joining the Canadian beatmaker to perform vocals on an updated version of their 2019 collaboration ‘10%’ (which appeared on that year’s ‘Bubba’ album). Aminé popped up later in the set, linking up with Celestin to deliver the live debut of their just-released joint single ‘4EVA’.
Have a look at some footage from the set below:
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Aminé and Kaytranada dropped the studio version of ‘4EVA’ (which also features Pharrell Williams) just over a week ago, serving as the first preview of their long-awaited Kaytraminé project. An eponymous album is slated to arrive sometime next month, however an exact release date is yet to be confirmed.
The new album will follow both ‘Bubba’ and Aminé’s second studio album, 2020’s ‘Limbo’, as well as a series of mixtapes and EPs that both artists have released over the past few years. In 2021, for example, Aminé released his ‘TwoPointFive’ mixtape and ‘My Baby’ EP, while Kaytranada shared his ‘Intimidated’ EP.
Last year saw Kaytranada team up with Anderson .Paak for the standalone single ‘Twin Flame’, PinkPantheress for ‘Do You Miss Me?’, both IDK and Denzel Curry for ‘Dog Food’, and IDK alone for ‘Taco’. He also shared a remix of The Weeknd‘s track ‘Out Of Time’.
The first night of Coachella 2023 is almost over, with sets from Ashnikko and Bad Bunny closing out the festivities shortly. Tomorrow’s (April 15) roster features Blackpink, Boygenius, Charli XCX, The Linda Lindas and The Kid LAROI, among many others – you can see the full line-up here, with info on how stream every set live here.
Other highlights from today’s programming have included Blink-182‘s first live performance since they reunited with Tom DeLonge, a cameo-filled show from Gorillaz, an appearance from Nile Rodgers during Blondie’s set, and the debut of a new song during MUNA‘s.
Coachella’s first weekend will wrap up on Sunday (April 16), with the second running over April 21-23.
Check back at NME all weekend for more reviews, news, interviews, photos and more from Coachella 2023.