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It’s going to be a long HARD Summer this year if Gary Richards and Co.’s new lineup trailer is any indication of the debauchery that will ensue come August 2 & 3. With Jack U (Skrillex + Diplo) as the main characters, the scene is set as the super duo set out to find their “schtick” with the help of Grandma Skrillex. It’s soon discovered that anything on top of your head goes as a motley crew of DJ’s assemble, including Richards, Justin Martin, and Kill The Noise. Everything turns sour, though, as Dillon Francis realizes his pals Diplo and Skrillex have stolen his Strawberry concept and only A-Trak can console… Peep the full video below and take a gander at a lineup that just about scratches any possible Electronic Music itch you might have. Continue Reading

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Here’s a special treat for Los Angeles. As part of his new Exchange LA residency, Justin Martin has invited fellow bird, Eats Everything, for a special, all-night, 8-hour b2b set this Saturday in Downtown Los Angeles. The gents will play from doors at 10PM til the lights turn on at 6AM, making for an unprecedented night of some of the best booty-shaking House music around. Make sure to grab your tickets soon as this one is going to be a packed house.

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Coinciding with the event this Saturday is a brand new EP out on dirtybird yesterday from Justin and Eats titled Hello Mr. Jello, which you can bet your booty they’ll play to the large room of Exchange. Listen below. √+

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Richie Hawtin’s legendary Berlin-based Minus imprint takes over Exchange LA this Saturday, with live performances from both Gaiser and Matador as well as a DJ set from Hobo. Be prepared for a night of globally recognized House and Techno from a family of artists that have an ongoing (and much sought after) stamp of Hawtin approval.

Pre-sale tix available HERE.
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Let Matador’s latest live mix from a gig in Madrid last month catch you up to speed.

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This Saturday, Techno giant Adam Beyer returns to Los Angeles. Somewhat of a regular now at Exchange, the Swedish producer always brings the best of the best from his label, DRUMCODE, thumping into the early hours of the morning along with his special guest this weekend, Paul Ritch.

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And to get ready for Saturday, have a listen to Adam’s remix for Ida Engberg on Crosstown Rebels plus the most recent DRUMCODE Radio mix below!

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A collaboration between Christopher Kristoff and the San Diego-based DJs Mikey Lion, Lee Reynolds, Marbs, and Porkchop, along with the recent member, Andy Crane, has yielded the stand-out festival known as Desert Hearts, which has been heralded as “One of the best electronic music experiences in America” by Resident Advisor. Desert Hearts was established as a community-oriented house and techno gathering with the goal of achieving a memorable energetic ambiance, while maintaining high musical integrity – and from what I’ve heard, they do just that + more.

After a massively successful 1 year anniversary, they return for their Spring festival that features world-class headline artists like Tim Green, DJ T, Matthew Dekay, Droog, Christian Martin, and a plethora of the finest local talent including Tara Brooks, Eduardo Castillo, Jon Dadon, Kevin Anderson, and of course, the Desert Hearts DJs, amongst others (listed above). With this fantastic group of artists behind the decks, one can be sure that there will be proper house and techno bumping through Funktion-One sound systems all weekend long. Check out the video after the jump to get a visual for the Desert Hearts vibe, and be sure to grab your tickets here to experience this intimate gathering first hand. We’ll see you there!

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Underground royalty will be present at Exchange in Downtown Los Angeles this Saturday, as Seth Troxler will be headlining Inception along with supporting sets from Fabric resident and UK legend, Craig Richards, and Culprit label bosses, Droog. As usual, doors will open at 10PM and the party will go into the early morning hours, so expect some extended sets from this trio of seasoned DJs.

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Additionally, GDD will be hosting the gallery room downstairs, with GDD friends and family selecting tunes all night with sets from Troy Kurtz, Kevin Anderson, Grand Prix, and The Interns.

We are giving away a pair of tickets to the sure-to-reach-capacity show, so enter below for your chance to win! Continue Reading

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We’re very lucky to be bringing you this exclusive… the UK native and bass friendly Shadow Child has finally crossed the pond to come perform in the US, and he’s making his Los Angeles debut at Exchange LA this Saturday night! Coming off his massive essential mix debut last weekend, what better reason then to talk with the legend himself about how this whole project came to be and what he has planned for the future? Not only we’re we able to get some great insights in the interview, but we also have a very special VIP download for you guys :)

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BIG 1 this Saturday as Shadow Child makes his debut Los Angeles performance along with UMEK and Groovebox at Exchange in DTLA and our very own BONES opening up the room. The night should be filled with all the House, Techno, and Bassline you can handle, and we’re happy to announce that we will be giving away an UMEK package including tickets, CD, merch, and a meet&greet with the stalwart producer.

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This Saturday, the legend known as Danny Tenaglia will be playing an extended set at Exchange in Downtown Los Angeles. With 30 years of DJing under his belt, Tenaglia is one of the most preeminent working DJs of all time, and we’re excited to see what he has selected to play for us this weekend.

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And have a listen to this Boiler Room mix from Danny originally broadcasted from his loft in Long Island!

HARD Summer may seem like months away, but what’s not to get excited about when it comes to finding out the new venue for this years festival. Set in stone for Whittier Narrows Recreation Area, a massive all grass venue is the first thing that comes to mind. Once the initial enamor of the lush and lively fields wears off, the promise of a fifth stage brings the excitement back to fruition. Just ten minutes from downtown LA, HARD keeps it’s roots planted firmly in SoCal. The only thing left to do is get your early bird on sale tickets this Friday at 10 am to make sure you’re a part of the summer shenanigans set to take place August 2 & 3.

Tickets: http://hardfe.st/1dvb8JB