THE HAUNTING OF HARD’S MANSION

This is how long it took me to put together HARD Halloween post-event coverage. This weekend took it out of me like WHOA. But never the less, HARD delivered a solid 2 days that was well controlled, great sound, and plenty of great merch! Beer Garden coulda been a little better though, and They shoulda had someone bigger inside friday because the main stage outdoors was a landslide. But Im not complaining, I had a fucking FANTASTIC time. and for those who went saturday? You Lucky dogs, got to see the headliners friday perform as the special guests! Sheesshhh. Here’s what happened Friday night…

The Bloody Beetroots got the crowd going insane. This Video is by far the best quality sound & video of the beetroots intro, thanks cigarick! Sounds like it may be a remix they did of their own track! Sounded fucking amazing live.

Deadmau5 was the most anticipated of the night, and after the weekend his set has been argued over being crap or being gold. Either way I always have an awesome time seeing his performance as he brings alot more than his tunes. Check out this video, the sounds pretty MEH but the intro visuals are fucking ridic. YES, he makes all his own visuals. And the Dragonball Z quote before FML drops was pretty sick live. ITS OVER 9000!!!!

Deadmau5 drops all the fav’s from his new album Lack Of A Better Name – if you dont have it yet, your kwazy. The entire album flows right into each song, like a live set would, and goes from electro powerhouse into ravey fidget and then finally into his hypnotising progressive/house/trance that we all fall victim to at the end of his sets. Well worth the purchase – GET IT NOW ON BEATPORT!
Speaking of Great Visuals, 2manydjs had a great set with a RADIO SOULWAX theme, djing theyre favorite tracks while the album artwork of each song mixed into each other just as well (if not better). This clip is a great part of it, go about 7:30 minutes in, where ‘Welcome to the Jungle’ goes into ‘Positif’ – I was going NUTS. The visuals are hilarious.

(picture of 2manydjs from my camera phone. unnnhhh.)
Before they’re show, I got a few questions in with 2manydjs, Stephen and Dave Dewaele, the brothers also known for their godfather-like electronic band known as Soulwax. It was super hard to hear, but I got some good ones back and a few good laughs.
/// So how does it feel to be back in LA again at the HARD festival where you guys destroyed last year?
Dave: it’s always a treat being back in Los Angeles, the fans here know more of our music then we thought possible, you would almost think they would be european (laughs)
/// (laughs) I know right.

Stef: We dont get to come as much as we would like to, but it’s hard when the demand for our music is so much more where were from. LA is great but the festivals back home are like a factory for this music.
/// You dont have to tell me haha, Its always ridiculous seeing festival lineups. You guys have been playing alot this year as 2manydjs, is it something you guys would rather do when your not producing? or do you guys miss the full blown Soulwax tours?

Dave: We get to do a little of both no matter what, it’s up to us but we are also producing all the time. The hard part is being happy with new songs to play (laughs), but, we always have fun no matter how we perform. Tonight will be exciting.
Stef: We want to bring Radio Soulwax to the States though, it’ll take a little more time but it’s definitely been talked about. They’re s much talent here as well that we like it only seems right We do it for the fun and the love. Money is no concern.
/// (draw drops) Umm. Yeah. That needs to happen. So when you guys DJ together, why is it that its been said that you move like sin and cosin? (I begin to do the inward and outward pelvic motions explained in their Part Of The Weekend Never Dies Documentary)

Both: (laughing hysterically)
Stef: We don’t here the end of that.
Dave: We just get excited, thats all. Music moves you and we do it that way.
/// Of course, no problem at all (laughs) ….So can we expect to see you guys back again soon? perhaps with the whole band?

Dave: We can’t really say, but we have a lot planned for next year, so who knows what will happen. Los Angeles is always a great time so I cant say no.
Stef: Yeah, much to do, but last year was great and we hope LA wants us back!
/// Ummmm dont worry, thats not an issue. I– I mean, We do. Yes. WE do.

Both: (laughs)
/// Thanks so much guys, from all of us at Gotta Dance Dirty, we wish you guys continued success and I can’t wait to see you guys tear it up.
Stef: we’ll sure try to.
Dave: (laughs) thank you dance dirty blog! Now get out there! (points to the crowds)
/// (laughs and smiles) ahhhh yessss!


….and a fun time was had by all!

///BONES

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12 Responses to THE HAUNTING OF HARD’S MANSION

  1. Ian Massoth says:

    The new warp track is called Warp 1977. Beetroots made… check the blog post on their myspace.

  2. BONES says:

    wow thanks so much good sir

  3. Afflicted Wolf says:

    Its over 9,000!

    [who were the 'special guest' for both nights?]

  4. stevie.e says:

    bones,

    your on location music journalism is on par my friend. I'm loving these posts you've been doing with interview snippets and inside tips. I can't BELIEVE I missed that DBZ sample oh my god I would have lost my shit we're such nerds.

  5. Arok says:

    Did anybody catch that pon de floor remix major lazer dropped on sat?? Wowww. I seriously need that track GDD

  6. BONES says:

    Arok, I wasnt there saturday but it might have been the Beataucue Remix or the drop the lime remix, check em out!

  7. djsuupaa says:

    Both days were insane. Saturday was incredible for me, I started in the crowd for the beginning of Major Lazer, and got all the way to the front center railing by 2manydj's second set, which was very similar to the night before, but had enough changes to keep me happy. (Their visual for Dance Area's AA 24/7 was so amazing). Modeselektor stole the show for me at the end of the night, during Kill Bill vol.4 they came off stage to the center railing with bottles of champaigne and sprayed it on everyone at the drop. It was sooo epic.

    Afflicted, special guests for both nights were Switch and Daedalus friday (Daedalus closed inside opposite Deadmau5, I left his set 10 mins in once I realized it was going to be like most of his past sets and went inside, Daedalus had a GREAT set imo. It was dead empty when I came in, by the end it was a decent size crowd he had pulled in from outside.), and Deadmau5 and 2ManyDJs Saturday (:O)

  8. Anonymous says:

    BONES?

    How can i get in contact with you!

    // Matthew

  9. Arok says:

    @BONES…nahh dude it was someone elses remix..maybe major lazers own unreleased mix or something?? Here's the link..they evn dropped it at hard nyc. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cafLwEk5H-k

  10. BONES says:

    okay so apparently the pon de floor remix they dropped is an unrelease diplo remix, its in the very beginning of this video in brooklyn and Jonah said diplo opened up with it last night here in lala.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxKzoIi6HN4

    i reallllyyyy hope he releases it soon, but i can definitely see it being his. whoaDANG.

  11. ruvrm says:

    Isn't the remix featuring ninjasonik and called the diplo rap remix?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EiTgM_obVnU

  12. matt says:

    Mad Decent posted this on their website.

    Official word on “Pon De Streets” is that it will be coming out on the Mad Decent Label Compilation Vol.1…we’re still debating on what to call it.
    We’ve boiled it down to two names:
    Mad Decent – Blow Your Head
    or
    Paul Devro presents Mad Decent “Nights of the Synth Prince”
    or
    The Internet Ate My Homework Vol 1
    or
    We Tha Don’s (Draper, Duck, Knotts)

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