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Though there were no deceased rapper holograms at Coachella this year, but the performers and surprise guests did a fine job of living up to all of the hype. Solange unexpectedly made her way into The XX show to cover Aaliyah's "Hot Like Fire" and while everyone thought that Daft Punk would be night two's secret performer--R. Kelly took the stage instead, which could only have come as more of a surprise if he was actually able to fly. Sidenote: Harley Viera Newton must have been telepathically channeling the controversial rapper, because she played his "Ignition Remix" at our NYLONxBOSS pool party earlier that day. Some of our favorite song performances from the weekend were "I'm Different" by 2 Chainz--who pulled in quite a crowd for a rapper who hasn't yet reached Coachella main-stage status yet--and Wishes by "Beach House" who put on a totally hypnotic live show. Curious to know what our favorite artists, DJs, and all-around cool girls thought of the music from the weekend, we asked for their input too. That's how our first annual Coachella mixtape was born--courtesy of the festival's most music savvy attendees. Blur- "Park Life" "Um, because I love Blur."--HARLEY VIERA NEWTON Wu Tang- "C.R.E.A.M." "So iconic. Wu Tang was one of my favorites going up. Surreal to have 10,000 singing it."--HANNAH BRONFMAN Big Boi- "I Like the Way You Move" "It was perfect for a chill pool party."--KILO KISH Tame Impala- "Feels Like We Only Go Backwards" "I think it's one of the best songs of the year."--TENNESSEE THOMAS Yeah Yeah Yeahs- "Sacrilige" "I love the song and Karen O always looks amazing."--ATLANTA DE CADENET Disclosure- "White Noise" "I danced my ass off to Disclosure--they represent a really British sound that I'm loving right now. Mark my words they will be massive!"--CHELSEA LEYLAND