It’s no secret that Coachella is one of the largest and most glamorous festivals in the world. Featuring a massive star-studded lineup year after year, while countless attendees were flocking to the Empire Polo Club surely in preparation for Childish Gambino, Tame Impala, Kanye’s “Sunday Service” performance and more, Diplo, Flume and numerous other electronic acts were having a secret transformative experience of their own only a few miles away.
During the first weekend of Coachella, less than a day after Diplo threw down in the Sahara Tent on Friday night, the superstar producer found himself amongst a select few celebrities from all walks of life to participate in a two-day chill-out event called “Secular Sabbath”. The unique series is a truly one of a kind experience put on by RHYE and his girlfriend Genevieve Medow-Jenkins. Check out their Instagram page here.
Featuring a live, improvised set from Flume, performances from The Glitch Mob’s Ooah and of course Diplo himself as well as sunrise yoga, CBD massages and a thermal soaking pool, the event was far from a Coachella after party, being deemed by Diplo as “kind of like the anti-festival”.
“The space is constructed of sensory experiences that invite the experiencer to drop into their sensory selves: the way they hear, smell, taste, touch, and see. Our center point is music, which is proven to have deep psychological and subliminal effects on human beings.” – via the Secular Sabbath website
Held at the Two Bunch Palms resort outside of Palm Springs (less than 30 miles from Coachella), the event, curated by California native Genevieve Medow-Jenkins and her boyfriend/business partner Michael Milosh (aka Rhye), was the 17th Secular Sabbath experience since its inception in 2016. With a long history of recruiting incredible performers for a one-of-a-kind refreshing, communal experience, it’s no wonder Diplo & Flume (who wasn’t on this year’s Coachella lineup) decided to skip out on weekend one for some unique rest & relaxation. Check out a video explaining the “Secular Sabbath” ambient musical experience below and enjoy!