The 46-year-old British actor made his debut Saturday night at the California Music Festival, spinning house music in his DJ set.
Elba is perhaps best known for his roles in "The Wire" and "Luther," but he says that DJing was his passion well before he started playing.
"I liked the idea of talking songs between songs and playing the next," he told Rolling Stone. "By the time I realized it could be a job, I really wanted to do it."
The Elbe began working in weddings and baptisms around London as a teenager, according to Rolling Stone. When he moved to New York in the 90s, he took concerts wherever he could.
Last year, Elba performed a DJ residency at the Lío disco on the Mediterranean island of Ibiza.
As if that were not enough, the actor – once rumored to be the next James Bond – has also made a place on the British rap scene. Recently, he participated in a remix of "Boasty" by British artist Wiley, in collaboration with Sean Paul and Stefflon Don.
Coachella's people seemed to be impressed.
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