Is The Tupac Hologram The Future Of Remixing?

The strangest music technology news in a long time has to be the digital reincarnation of Tupac.

The performance that generated the most buzz at this year’s Coachella wasn’t from a rising star, but from a virtual version Tupac Shakur, who’s been dead 16 years.

Thanks to Dr. Dre and visual effects company AV Concepts, the ‘Tupac Hologram’ was able to perform with Snoop Dog at the festival, as shown in the video below.

Here’s what AV Concepts had to say about the Tupac Hologram:

After months of design, engineering, and creative consultation,  AV Concepts delivered a perceived 3-dimensional, life-sized holographic projection of Tupac to perform on stage with Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, during the renowned desert festival.

Utilizing the Musion Eyeliner system, the 30′ x 13′ screen was customized by AV Concepts to descend onto the stage in mere seconds between sets of the performance to bring the infamous, deceased singer back to life.

Here’s Holographic Tupac and Snoop Dog in action:

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Coachella Lineup Announced

BjörkRage Against The Machine, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Bjork are confirmed as the headliners for the 2007 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. Set for Friday, April 27, Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29, Coachella will again take place at the breathtakingly beautiful and peaceful Empire Polo Field in Indio, CA.

For the first time in its eighth outing, Coachella expands to three days, giving concert-goers an additional day of music to experience the eclectic mix of acts for which the festival has become known.

The preliminary line-up (as of January 22) is as follows, with the list growing in the months leading up to the festival. The updated day-by-day line-up is as follows: Continue reading