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Good Morning Mix: Relive Valentino Khan’s set from HARD Summer 2018

Summer and festival season might be approaching their close, but aren’t going down to easily. Artists across the dance music board are operating at full throttle, maintaining extensive tour schedules until the final moments and keeping the heat alive musically with an array of fresh singles and numerous gig recordings. Valentino Khan is one of […]

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One dead, 23 hospitalized at this year’s HARD Summer

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department has reported that one person died and 23 were hospitalized at the 2018 edition of HARD Summer, which took place at Fontana, California’s Auto Club Speedway the first weekend of August. Nineteen-year-old Andrew Cole Click from Tracy, California was taken to an area hospital on Sunday, Aug. 5, where […]

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Stream HARD Summer 2018 sets from Diplo & Dillon Francis, Marshmello, Mija, and more

HARD Summer 2018 has come and gone — the festival’s first year without founder of the HARD brand Gary Richards (a.k.a. Destructo) at the helm — and all seemed to go as planned. Recruiting some of today’s top talent in house, future bass, dubstep, and hip-hop, the weekend featured some powerhouse back-to-back sets from Dillon Francis […]

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Ekali debuts new 1788-L collaboration at HARD Summer [Watch]

After announcing that he would debut his collaboration with 1788-L at HARD Summer on Twitter, Ekali piloted the promised ID during his set at the festival’s Green Stage on August 5. The trap oriented number sources its intensity from wallops of potent bass and gritty, grabbing rhythmic halts. Although Ekali did not offer an official […]

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Take in the HARD Summer action with sets from Jauz b2b Zeds Dead, Marshmello, and more

HARD Summer is amidst its 2018 takeover of the Auto Club Speedway, and even if fans are unable to make it to the festival itself, the action will be streamed exclusively via LiveXLive. In addition to streaming festival, there will be backstage content, interviews and more. The festival is known for its bass heavy lineup, […]

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First Listen: Ducky drops off a new heater ‘Down Low’ for HARD Summer’s 2018 compilation

Just a week away from HARD Events’ bread and butter flagship event, HARD Summer Music Festival, the festival giant has announced the launch of its very own label, HARD Recs. In conjunction with the newly minted imprint’s launch, HARD has put together a meticulously curated HS18 compilation, consisting of the Aug. 4-5 festival’s familial faces, as well […]

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Daktyl releases new single ‘Oscillate’ ft Janelle Kroll

LA-based producer Daktyl hits on some chill summer vibes in his new single, “Oscillate,” featuring Janelle Kroll. Released on Counter Records, the multi-instrumentalist has been planning this release for a while, having played the track at “live shows for a year and a half now” according to a Facebook post. Building on an assortment of acoustics […]

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8 facts we learned in Diplo’s interview with Oxford Union

DJ, producer, songwriter, and entrepreneur, it’s no question that Thomas Wesley Pentz, aka Diplo, has risen to A-list status in the music and entertainment industry. So, it’s only fair that The Oxford Union — one of the world’s most prestigious debating societies — welcomes him as a guest on their Q&A series. Oxford Union has […]

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HARD Summer delivers mind-bending 2018 lineup loaded with special back-to-back performances

HARD Summer is pulling out all the stops for the upcoming edition of the festival, led by one of the event’s most memorable lineups to date. Slated for August 4 – 5, and returning to a familiar venue at Fontana’s Auto Club Speedway, HARD’s flagship event is sticking to their tried and true playbook of marquee […]

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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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HARD Summer moves forward despite Gary Richards departure

When Gary Richards (aka Destructo), father of HARD Events, announced his plans to leave parent company Live Nation after 2017’s HARD Summer, ambiguity surfaced over the future of the festival, which was then celebrating its 10th anniversary. To make matters worse, HARD had been receiving hefty backlash over the controversial 2017 installment of its HARD Summer trailer, which for years has been a staple […]

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Listen to Mercer’s Hard Summer set

Hailing from France, one of house music’s most sonically versatile acts, Mercer, showed little to no mercy amidst his set at this year’s Hard Summer. Hitting the stage for his highly-anticipated deliverance was an equally satisfying spectacle filled with edgy, hard-hitting grooves.If his recent works on Tchami’s label Confession served as no indication of his uncompromising abilities, his […]

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Listen To Dog Blood’s Hard Summer Set

Dog Blood, the rollicking supergroup of Skrillex and Boys Noize that went on hiatus just as they were peaking, returned for Hard Summer to deliver a highly-anticipated set. Their set was filled with the edgy, hard-hitting furiousness that group is known for. While Skrillex and Boys Noize each command their own legions of fans, the spectacle of seeing these […]

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Pasquale Rotella discusses Gary Richards leaving HARD, big changes on the horizon for EDC brand

In an Instagram Live address to his fans on August 6th, Electric Daisy Carnival‘s owner and poster boy, Pasquale Rotella, discussed myriad issues concerning the dance music industry, his company Insomniac, and it’s relationship to HARD Events, and big changes on the horizon for EDC structuring and mission. Here are a few keys highlights from the address.EDC New […]

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Beyond the Booth 002: Louisahhh opens up on addiction, her love of horses and more

Beyond the Booth is a feature dedicated to the hidden side of artists that exists outside electronic music— a side rarely discussed with those outside their immediate circle. We venture “beyond the booth,” so to speak, and dive into their deepest passions that tie into their unique personalities. After some self-introspection, each participant then returns […]

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Gary Richards rumored to be pushed out of HARD Events, Holy Ship’s future uncertain

After spending more than a decade building his revered nightlife brand HARD Events, it is rumored that Gary Richards is being pushed out of it’s crown jewel event Holy Ship!News is surfacing today from multiple sources close to HARD and parent/partner companies Live Nation and LiveStyle that due to an enduring feud Richards will not be booked […]

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Party Favor reveals future collaborations, his craziest tour stories and more [Interview]

Dylan Ragland, known by most as Party Favor, has cultivated an edgy, exhilarating and thrilling style that has helped pioneer the festival trap genre. With anthems such as “Bap U,” “Booty Loose,” and his latest release, “Caskets,” the young artist has garnered support for his signature trap style that infuses different musical elements in each release, creating a diverse […]

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Meet the underground talent of HARD Summer: UNiiQU3

In the course of a decade, HARD has become one of dance music’s most globally recognized event producers. This August marks a major milestone for the brand: the 10-year anniversary of its flagship festival, HARD Summer. To celebrate the momentous occasion, Gary Richards and co. have pulled out all the stops for their LA institution with prestigious […]

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Meet the underground talent of HARD Summer: Gina Turner

In the course of a decade, HARD has become one of dance music’s most globally recognized event producers. This August marks a major milestone for the brand: the 10-year anniversary of its flagship festival, HARD Summer. To celebrate the momentous occasion, Gary Richards and co. have pulled out all the stops for their LA institution with […]

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HARD announces venue change ahead of 10 year anniversary festival

Gary Richards and company are gearing up for the tenth anniversary of their flagship festival, HARD Summer slated to kick off on August 5. The southern California dance event began in the heart of downtown Los Angeles a decade ago, hosted at LA Historic Park, though since then, HARD has been forced to adapt as […]

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