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HARD announces annual Red Rocks takeover with DJ Snake, Virtual Self, and more

As the festival circuit and the weather start to warm up, west coast festival goers know it’s getting close to HARD season. The LA-based electronic events giant has announced the official lineup for their sixth annual Red Rocks event slated this year for August 2 featuring a headlining performances by DJ Snake, Virtual Self, Mija, […]

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Choosing Your Pirate In Sea Of Thieves Is Hard

Instead of giving players a deep, involved character creation tool, Sea of Thieves generates groups of eight pirate characters at a time, of which the player can choose one. One might think that would make character selection easier. One would be wrong. Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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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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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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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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Gary Richards’ new career move is running Electric ZOO

Early August brought along one of the biggest news bombs of 2017: the official departure of Gary Richards, lovingly known by his stage name Destructo, from HARD Events. Stirring the pot even more was his lack of involvement or presence at his crown jewel event of Holy Ship.Richards seemed quite collected and content about the […]

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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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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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LISTEN: Dog Blood are FINALLY back with NEW music

Boys Noize and Skrillex, together known as super collaborators Dog Blood, have been teasing new music for some time now in advance of their upcoming performance this weekend at HARD Summer festival. The duo have been on hiatus due to scheduling conflicts for some time, but have reprised the act for this single festival appearance in 2017.Boys […]

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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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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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Destructo releases ‘All Nite’ remixes from Getter, Motez and more

Industry mainstay and G-House legend Destructo has been known to bring out the best talent for his many events, including EDC, Hard Summer, Holy Ship!, and more. This EP is no different, featuring five remixes of “All Nite,” a track from his recent Renegade project.The blend of house and hip hop in Destructo’s original track, which features Bay […]

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Destructo releases ‘All Nite’ remixes from Getter, Motez and more

Industry mainstay and G-House legend Destructo has been known to bring out the best talent for his many events, including EDC, Hard Summer, Holy Ship!, and more. This EP is no different, featuring five remixes of “All Nite,” a track from his recent Renegade project.The blend of house and hip hop in Destructo’s original track, which features Bay […]

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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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MTV Live to air documentary around HARD events

Gary Richards, sometimes better known as Destructo, has grown his HARD brand over the past 10 years from a grassroots electronic movement into a behemoth institution and a pillar of American EDM culture. Known for its cutting-edge lineups, which have included the likes of Ice Cube, Justice, and deadmau5 v. Eric Prydz plus the introduction of […]

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MTV Live to air documentary around HARD events

Gary Richards, sometimes better known as Destructo, has grown his HARD brand over the past 10 years from a grassroots electronic movement into a behemoth institution and a pillar of American EDM culture. Known for its cutting-edge lineups, which have included the likes of Ice Cube, Justice, and deadmau5 v. Eric Prydz plus the introduction of […]

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Dog Blood reveal HARD Summer will be their only festival in 2017

Perhaps the best surprise of the HARD Summer Musical Festival 10th anniversary line-up was the news that Dog Blood would be topping the bill in 2017. As the supergroup side project conceived by Skrillex and Boys Noize, the two haven’t appeared together since HARD Red Rocks nearly two years ago.On May 18th, however, Dog Blood took to their Facebook socials to express their […]

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