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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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Exclusive: Zeds Dead offers up eclectic mix for HARD Summer Series ahead of festival’s 10th anniversary

Zeds Dead have been on a tear since releasing their Northern Lights album last year. From their varied label ventures – including Deadbeats Radio and their Deadbeats Goes Off The Deepend show with Jauz at MMW – to their upcoming collaboration with Illenium, the Canadian pair have certainly been expanding their reach in every capacity possible.After earning top […]

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Meet the underground talent of HARD Summer: Kittens

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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Meet the underground talent of HARD Summer: Madam X

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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SAYMYNAME delivers heavy-handed new mix ahead of HARD Summer [Exclusive]

Giving SAYMYNAME a festival PA system may be a dangerous idea. The burgeoning Los Angeles beat-maker is lined up to play HARD Summer‘s tenth anniversary festival in August, and if his new mixtape serves as any indication, ear plugs will be an absolute necessity…for safety purposes. Producing behind a moniker that was inspired by a Headhunterz track, […]

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Destructo curates seven-hour playlist in anticipation for HARD Summer

As this August’s HARD Summer Music Festival approaches, the event’s founder, Destructo, has bestowed upon his fans a seven-hour playlist filled with an eclectic array of styles and genres. The playlist includes tracks from all of the festival’s performers, including Tchami, Dog Blood, Malaa, Drezo, and many others.HARD Summer will take place at the Speedway in Fontana Southern California and will […]

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Skrillex & Boys Noize Reveal HARD Summer To Be Only Dog Blood Appearance Of 2017

HARD Summer 2017 is set to return to The Speedway in Fontana Southern California with DJ Snake, Justice, Skrillex & Boys Noize linking up once again as Dog Blood, Zeds Dead, Bassnectar, Migos, Snoop Dogg and much, much more. Yesterday, Dog Blood took to social media to reveal that HARD Summer will be the only […]

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