Phoenix + R. Kelly at Coachella
Although rumor had it that Phoenix were going to bring out fellow French Touch allies Daft Punk during their headline set at Coachella last night (as if DP weren't already ruling the festival despite not actually being on the bill), the reality was something no-one could have predicted: As the French band started playing Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix's "1901", R. Kelly came out to sing "Ignition" over the top. It worked pretty well! Phoenix then slipped into "Chloroform" off their forthcoming album, Bankrupt! (due April 23 via Loyaute/Glassnote), which Kelly matched with verses from "I'm a Flirt", the first single from 2007's Double Up, before bouncing back to "Ignition".
I loved that they trolled everyone in the crowd.