Meute Brings Unique Instrumental Techno Marching Band to Coachella
Coachella is known for offering tip-top musical talent that draws thousands to the Mojave Desert every year. But 2022 holds a wholly different kind of dance act sure to attract curious onlookers and dance music fans alike. A first-of-its-kind booking, the German techno marching band Meute.
As part of the groups’ forthcoming United States tour, which hits 18 cities across North America this month, they wrap their grand finale at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on April 15 and again a week later to cap off the second weekend.
The 11-piece ensemble is unique in that they play techno as a brass band. Those who have seen the act live can warrant that it is thrilling in ways both electronic music fans and live music enthusiasts can get behind.
Hailing from Hamburg, Germany, in 2015 as a cover band, the band’s early days were spent re-imagining their favorite dance tracks by tastemaker electronic music producers such as Stephan Bodzi, Laurent Garnier, and Flume. Then taking these renditions and playing their new brass band versions of those songs on the streets of Hamburg and inside clubs.
However, the band started to shine via their newfound confidence as songwriters doing original songs in a techno style. One of their stand-out releases, “Peace,” came out earlier this year. This track is rooted in techno with full-scale instrumentation, including a badass flute solo. This and their latest release, “Infinite,” full of percussion and melodic build-ups, will provide a great window into the world opening up for Meute. The buzz for these projects and this unique act have them set up for more curiosity for their new full-length project, which will come out this November and feature more original compositions. That party-on-the-streets feeling of Meute has a whirr encompassing them. Make sure to check them out at either Coachella or The Mayan.