Archive | destructo

FRIENDSHIP Cruise unveils supremely heavy roster for its maiden voyage

Don’t call it a comeback; having moved on from his HARD brainchild in pursuit of the greener pastures of LiveStyle, Destructo has been fully immersed in building up his All My Friends brand from scratch. It’s safe to say he’s been doing a mighty fine job, unveiling a diversely-curated All My Friends festival to debut […]

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Chris Lake and Destructo unleash hard-hitting new tune, ‘Y.O.D.O’

House music mainstays Chris Lake and Destructo are both known for their deep, dirty sounds that have been destroying dance floors for years. The pair have now come together on Lake’s own Black Book Records to collaborate on a new track, titled “Y.O.D.O.” The track begins with an atmospheric build, before diving into a drop full […]

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Electric Zoo announces ferocious phase two line-up additions: Alesso, Tiësto, Chris Lorenzo, Destructo, and more

Made Event‘s titanic New York-based festival, Electric Zoo, is celebrating its tenth birthday this Labor Day Weekend, August 31st–September 2nd. To mark the momentous double-digit occasion, the wildlife-themed event has added two more headlining artists in Alesso and Tiësto to join the star-studded cast of talent that already tops the 2018 bill: Kaskade, Marshmello, Martin Garrix, and Virtual Self. Other notable acts […]

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Destructo announces debut headliners for inaugural All My Friends Music Festival

LA is getting a brand new two-day summer music festival, programmed by a man who’s intimately familiar with the live events landscape in Southern California — after all, he helped build it. Destructo‘s new dance and hip-hop event, All My Friends Music Festival, slated for August 18-19 at ROW DTLA, has now announced its first-run […]

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Destructo lays down his own house spin on Oliver’s ‘Last Forever’

Destructo is just on a different wavelength than us mere mortals. He helms one of the largest event production forces in the country, serves as one of dance music’s most trusted A&R forces, holds down a SiriusXM residency, and lives out the dream of being a world-famous touring DJ all at once. It seems like […]

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Destructo announces new SiriusXM radio show, debuts elbow-throwing hip-hop cut with Busta Rhymes, ‘F**king Sh*t Up’

Destructo‘s Rolodex of rappers just grew by one legendary associate — Busta Rhymes. And while Gary Richards normally recruits his favorite rhymers for his signature G-house products, this time around, the pair go all in on a apologetically through-and-through hip-hop beat, aptly titled, “F**king Sh*t Up.” The title leaves no room for subtlety. The track […]

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Destructo will bring brand new music festival to LA called All My Friends

Gary Richards (aka Destructo) has been grinding his way through the music industry since the early 1990s, curating festivals such as Hard Summer, Holy Ship! and more recently, Friendship, a new music cruise experience. Now, as president of the major event producer LiveStyle, he’s bringing a whole new music festival to Los Angeles called All My […]

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Shambhala announces initial 2018 lineup: Claude Von Stroke, Destructo, Feed Me, Gramatik, Christian Martin, Mr. Carmack, Opiuo, & more

After celebrating a historic two decades last year, Shambhala Music Festival returns to the pristine Salmo River Ranch in British Columbia, Canada, on August 10–13, 2018. Organizers of the transformational event have already dangled some tantalizing teasers in REZZ, The Glitch Mob, Kyle Watson, and DJ QBert. Today, the festival announces the first phase for its 21st annual edition.  This year’s roster will boast […]

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Sunset Music Festival returns to Tampa, with headliners Excision, The Chainsmokers, and Marshmello

It seems the festival circuit never sleeps in the Sunshine State. Tampa’s Sunset Music Festival, held in the Buccaneers’ Raymond James Stadium, will return for its seventh year over Memorial Day weekend (May 26-27) via Sunset Events and Donnie Disco Presents. The festival has steadily risen through the festival echelon, evolving from its single-day origins, now with its […]

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Gary Richards’ FRIENDSHIP cruise is already sold out, because of course

When electronic music maven Gary Richards announced his newest event, FRIENDSHIP, would be setting sail from Miami all the way to Coco Bay in the Bahamas, the wave of excitement in the dance community was high. As Dancing Astronaut first reported, the man also-known-as Destructo’s new venture would be backed by his own, and newly minted, AMFAMFAMF […]

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Drai’s Beachclub returns in 2018 with a massive flock of resident DJs

Las Vegas’ Drai’s Beachclub has unveiled an enormous schedule of programming for 2018 featuring such notable residents as A-Trak, Destructo and Zeds Dead, to name only a few. The rooftop club’s doors open on March 2nd and will feature seven sparkling pools in addition to the high energy sets it’s offering. With 30,000 square-feet of […]

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Destructo announces maiden voyage of new four day cruise event, FRIENDSHIP

Gary Richards has cemented his legacy as a pioneer of modern large scale event production and promotion. He’s built a 30-year career from charting dance music and underground hip-hop’s open waters, and now he’s headed back to the high seas with the launch of his newest event, FRIENDSHIP. Dancing Astronaut first reported the news in […]

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Breaking: Gary Richards to launch new cruise party, ‘Friend Ship’

During a DJ performance as Destructo producer Gary Richards announced to a packed crowd at Output in Brooklyn, NY that he has begun setting plans into motion for a new cruise ship festival. According to those in attendance, Richards indicated the vessel would be hailed as “Friend Ship.”No other details were revealed as to when the ship would set officially […]

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Destructo – Shots To The Dome ft Gerry Gonza

Destructo has long dominated the dance floor with his acclaimed signature style. The electronic music mogul has captivated a world-wide audience with his unrelenting, striking bass line progressions on top of prominent beats.In that vein, Destructo has released yet another deep, bruising masterpiece titled “Shots To The Dome.” Featuring Gerry Gonza, the track flexes Destructo’s production technique with chilling climaxes, a […]

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What is Destructo up to? Cryptic roll out for new event AMF begins

AMF is about to be the next big event on this year’s spring/summer festival circuit. While quite a few likely haven’t heard of AMF yet, that’s definitely bound to change with Gary Richards calling the shots behind the emerging new event brand… and he’s bringing along all his friends. Recently the former HARD events head honcho […]

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Destructo joins forces with Yo Gotti on new club burner ‘Loaded’

Destructo has a long and fruitful history of collaborating with rappers for hip-hop and G-house hybrid club cuts that always seem to turn dance floors into saunas. From Ty Dolla $ign to Pusha T, Destructo has undoubtedly earned his street cred, and the latest collaborator to join those ranks is Memphis-bred rap veteran Yo Gotti […]

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Volac – Walk Around

Russian bass house duo Volac are back with their newest single “Walk Around.” The duo displays their unique style in cartoon comics through their own podcast, ‘VOLACAST,’ where they host guest mixes from friends and showcase their own original music.Earlier in the year, Volac joined forces with HARD founder Destructo to make “What I Got.” The incendiary tune received more than […]

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Destructo announced his Let’s Be Friends tour through North America in early 2018

LA-based producer and industry leader Destructo has announced his “Let’s Be Friends” tour to kick off 2018. Gary Richards, also the man behind the world renowned annual dance music festival HARD Summer in LA, will be hitting major spots all over North America, starting at Output in Brooklyn, NY and concluding his 16-stop tour in […]

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Destructo releases face melting ‘Bassface’ single and music video

Father of HARD Fest, Hard Summer, and Holy Ship!, Gary Richards, a.k.a. Destructo, has released his first single and music video entitled, “Bassface,” since the early-2017 release of his Renegade EP. The g-house guru’s latest EP is testimony to just how deep his ties in the industry run, featuring collaborations with some of the most star-studded names in […]

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