HARD events first ever Day of the Dead festival is tomorrow. With a monster lineup and Hard’s reputation for throwing some of the best electronic-based events, what is not to like?
There are a few things that we feel all first timers & even seasoned veterans of going to these events in downtown should know.
Crookers, Fool’s Gold and GDD have a treat for you today: The official “Trillex” remix contest!
HOW TO ENTER:
Grab the sounds from this banger off the Crookers’ Bowser EP (out now on Fool’s Gold), put your own spin on it, and post a Soundcloud link on our GDD facebook wall. One grand prize winner will get a pair of Fool’s Gold x AiAiAi TMA-1 headphones and a Fool’s Gold prize pack, and two runner ups will snag Fool’s Gold tees.
Go nuts! Just be sure to get your entries in by Wednesday, November 21st.
Dont miss Crookers (now just Phra) performing this Saturday @ HARD Day Of The Dead on the Moombahton Massive stage (10:50-11:50pm)!
HARD Day of the Dead in Los Angeles is rapidly approaching, and we’ve put together a quick Q&A for HARD artists to answer each day this week to preview their sets at the festival on Saturday. First up, we have Phra of the newly separated Crookers, who will be playing his first solo show in LA since the breakup. If you haven’t already, make sure you pick up your tickets to HARD now! Continue Reading
This Week in the Mix
We have finally reached the most sought-after day of the week, and what better than receiving a handful of great new mixes fit for the soundtrack of your weekend. October mixes are plentiful as Mighty Mouse, TheFatRat, Aeroplane, and Drop Out Orchestra all deliver their own unique brand of dance music. Also, Crookers address their breakup with an appropriate “Don’t be sad” mix.
• Crookers announce split
• Caspa’s US tour dates
• Snowbombing Festival announces first dance acts for 2013
• Starkey goes into Orbits
• Serato DJ software revealed
To kick off the countdown until HARD Day Of The Dead, a new artist mixtape series has been launched – starting off with an incredible exclusive mix from the Italian powerhouse Crookers. This one is stacked with unreleased and forthcoming tracks from the duo, and we’ve even got a littler personal note from Phra + Bot themselves:
TAI will be releasing his ever-buzzing collaboration with Steve Aoki next month on Dim Mak Records, and after a successful remix competition for the Lose Yourself EP, TAI has put together a big time Electro mix featuring a plethora of heavy hitting tracks from Bart B More, Crookers, Afrojack, and more. He’s also included a rework of ‘Lyposuct’ that I’m particularly fond of towards the beginning of the mix, so make sure to pay close attention to that one. Download below! Continue Reading
Following up on the Night By Night’ remix we brought you by Wax Motif, we bring you another 2012 recreation of a Chromeo classic… Slow Roast Recs phenom Codes has brought the anthemic ‘Tenderoni’ back to life with a serious big room overhaul. Although you can’t beat the original, this is by far the best remix I’ve encountered (out of the masses we’ve heard over the years) with gritty leads and a bouncey bassline that brings back memories of the best of Crookers – circa 2009. The appeal stands refreshing too, Codes remix shines light on the recent surge in big room popularity and the few that stand tall among the– well, just god awful. This “Tenderoni 2012″ is a home run, and we’re proud to offer it up to you dirty dancers. Enjoy!
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With the word ‘massive’ being used quite frivolously these days (guilty), there are some high expectations for an eponymous EP release. Yesterday, Italian Electro dons, Crookers, released the remixes for the Massive EP out on Potty Mouth Records, and we give two massive thumbs up. With 3 originals from Phra and Bot and 4 remixes from TJR & Anthony Wolf, Magik Johnson, Santiago & Bushido, and Mightyfools, this is a must-grab release from the Los Angeles label. Pick it up on Beatport now and enjoy this remix of ‘Massive’ from our pal TJR and newcomer Anthony Wolf.
Carli is an immensely talented, constantly genre defying and very charming dj/producer from Sweden. We’ve gotten to know him as one half of Staygold, Savage Skulls and Marcus Price & Carli. We’ve seen him occupy dj booths in Miami, London and Stockholm. We’ve heard him produce everything from filthy grime to saccharine disco. We’ve had the pleasure of tagging along on a musical journey that sways back and forth between dodgy warehouses in Västberga and glittery super clubs on Ibiza; from aggressive beats for the street to dreamy pop productions for la-la-land. Carli comes equipped with an effortless eclecticism that only the most talented can pull of, matched with a tempo that demands unconditional love for music combined with less than zero interest in nostalgia.
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