Survey says…. A FUN TIME WAS HAD BY ALL!
Saturdays festivities at HARD SUMMER 2010 turned out to be an overall success, with a great new outdoor venue in the LA Historic State Park. Even though the event seemed to be under-sold, it made out for an easier-to-roam experience with little or no mess of crowd congestion. The only beef I had was with the strictness of the beer garden, where they made you get a 21+ wristband, then show your ID again before you entered the garden, then after you left you had to rip it off and show them you did so that you would have to do it all over again if you wanted another drink. Whatever though, they had to be super cautious about everything given the spotlight of concern.
Everyone put on high energy sets (with the exception of Crappy Castles), with new tracks dropping left and right. The radio Soulwax crew however, took the taco. Erol Alkan, Tiga and the Techno Tuxedos themselves put on extraordinary performances, keeping arms in the air and warming the breezy summer night. Erol owned the day, Tiga dazzled the harder stage with his tech-y touch, and Soulwax despite having their set cut short due to a late start, proved to be worth it all with their raw, live magic. Caspa, Skream and Benga all provided superb bass on the harder stage during the day. I can’t complain about anyone’s set, except for the over-production put into Crystal Castles stage performance with such horrible sound. Figure that one out guys – definitely not worthy to be deemed the second headliner. But to end on a positive note, the festival went exceptionally well for only going til midnight! Cheers!
AND NOW, SOME HARD TUNAGE FROM THE FEST:
Erol Alkan and Tiga himself killed it with their crowds, look out for this monster.
Erol also dropped this new slammer, groove with it.
The Twelves pumped this early under the hot sun, great for every summer set.
Off Tim Healey’s August Mix, HARD worthy and a must have right meow.
PHOTOS SHOWN BY CAESAR SEBASTIAN