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BIJOU drops off tasty new mixtape ahead of HARD Summer 2021

2021’s summer festival season is being salvaged just in the nick of time. Event lineups are dropping left and right, with circuit hallmark HARD Summer making a mighty compelling case for the West Coast’s most colorful lineup of the season. As per annual tradition ahead of the Southern California dance event, HARD has begun trickling […]

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BIJOU drops off tasty new mixtape ahead of HARD Summer 2021

2021’s summer festival season is being salvaged just in the nick of time. Event lineups are dropping left and right, with circuit hallmark HARD Summer making a mighty compelling case for the West Coast’s most colorful lineup of the season. As per annual tradition ahead of the Southern California dance event, HARD has begun trickling […]

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Holy Ship! Wrecked announces 2021 lineup, dates for their Mexico resort takeover

HARD Events is officially bringing Holy Ship! Wrecked back for a second year in a row, moving the now land-based edition of their festival series to the Hard Rock Hotel in Riviera Maya, Mexico on December 3 – 7. Following the 2020 debut of their float-free resort takeover in the Dominican Republic, this year’s diverse […]

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JOYRYDE tapped for two HARD-curated Park ‘N Rave shows

Insomniac‘s newest Park ‘N Rave Concert Series addition is not for the faint of heart. From January 8–9, 2021, Pasquale Rotella‘s titan events team will partner with HARD Events to welcome JOYRYDE to the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino for two ground-shaking installments in the drive-in events string. Car passes to the HARD-curated double-play […]

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JOYRYDE tapped for two HARD-curated Park ‘N Rave shows

Insomniac‘s newest Park ‘N Rave Concert Series addition is not for the faint of heart. From January 8–9, 2021, Pasquale Rotella‘s titan events team will partner with HARD Events to welcome JOYRYDE to the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino for two ground-shaking installments in the drive-in events string. Car passes to the HARD-curated double-play […]

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HARD Summer goes digital with Rave-A-Thon livestream

If for some reason you happen to have an empty schedule this weekend, consider the freshly announced HARD Summer Staycation among your top EDM streaming parties. The virtual festival, running April 3 – 4 from 8:00 pm. – midnight PT, follows Insomniac‘s recent wave of audiovisual Rave-A-Thon events, such as last week’s Beyond Wonderland and […]

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HARD Summer goes digital with Rave-A-Thon livestream

If for some reason you happen to have an empty schedule this weekend, consider the freshly announced HARD Summer Staycation among your top EDM streaming parties. The virtual festival, running April 3 – 4 from 8:00 pm. – midnight PT, follows Insomniac‘s recent wave of audiovisual Rave-A-Thon events, such as last week’s Beyond Wonderland and […]

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Dog Blood, The Martinez Brothers, ZHU’s Blacklizt all top HARD Day of the Dead lineup

Last year, HARD revived it’s beloved Day of the Dead festival for a long-awaited return to LA Historic Park. To celebrate, HARD delivered a lineup teeming with electronic forward-thinkers, topped by Justice and Die Antwoord. This year, Day of the Dead rises once again, returning to its host venue at LA Historic, though for the […]

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Gary Richards on starting over, keeping it fresh, and changing the game, premieres ‘No Retreat’ with Loge21 [Interview]

Electronic music consumers over the last two decades would be hard-pressed to pinpoint an individual who’s impacted the dance music event space harder than Gary Richards. Since the 1990s, Richards (also known musically as Destructo) has taken his talents miles above their subterranean roots, largely helping shape the Southern Californian rave scene, relentlessly seeking new […]

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Audien walks us through his favorite jams ahead of Holy Ship! [Exclusive]

A new year is approaching, and with it comes the 12th Holy Ship! edition. Setting sail on January 5, guests will be treated to an array of top tier talent from all over the dance music spectrum; from low-end madness offered up by 4B, JAUZ, and QUIX, to slices of techno by Nicole Moudaber and […]

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Exclusive: Noizu sails through sultry seas with Holy Ship! mix

The New Year is around the corner, which means it’s time for those embarking on editions 12 & 13 of HARD’s Holy Ship! to start preparing for the water-based shenanigans that await. Joined by an army of talent which includes the likes of Green Velvet, SAYMYNAME, Rusko, Barclay Crenshaw, and more, guests are primed to […]

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HARD Day of the Dead delivers impeccable comeback lineup topped by Justice, Die Antwoord, and Knife Party

HARD‘s once defunct Day of the Dead property is officially back, slated for November 3 at the event’s original home at LA Historic Park in downtown Los Angeles. While rumors have been circulating since the event’s announcement earlier this summer, and a too-good-to-be-true lineup surfacing shortly thereafter, the southern California events giant has now followed […]

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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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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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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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