Now that HARD’s successful Day of the Dead Festival is in the bag, Destructo has his sights set on the future, specifically his endeavors from land to sea in January and February of 2016. The sold-out HOLY SHIP!s will be happening on January 3-6 and February 10-13, but in between, the DJ/producer/festival founder will be throwing down on the Ship2Ship Tour, alongside dirtybird mainstay, Justin Martin, and up-and-comer Rezz, across the U.S. from January 14th to February 5th.
In addition to the tour news, Destructo is also staying busy on the release front with a forthcoming track, “Bodyback,” on AC Slater’s Night Bass label. Check out the darker, bass-fueled g-housey tune below, and pick it up on Friday on the This Is Night Bass Vol. 2 compilation.
If that wasn’t enough, you can enjoy Destructo’s Diplo & Friends guest mix that features a grip of unreleased tracks of his own, as well as jams from Justin Jay, AC Slater, Jauz, and many more (tracklist after the jump).
Tis the season for dark and moody electronic productions and Destructo delivers a mega tune just in time for his famed Fall Festival, HARD Day Of The Dead. He takes the Marshall Mather’s line “nobody listens to Techno” and adds a chugging bass line with heavy acid synths and the iconic kick snare combo to bring this monster to life. More of an homage to all the people who stuck with him while he did what he believed than a true techno tune, but that won’t stop it from getting plenty of air play this season, just you wait.
The HARD family is at it again – Destructo and Wax Motif take Warren G’s 90s hip hop anthem Regulate and grind out a G-House driven heater fit for the club. The production duo keep the integrity of the highly credited original, while adding elements of techno techno, deep house and hip hop making it a whole new beast. Fans of Oliver, Duke Dumont, and Alex Metric will be all over this one…. listen below!
Chic feat. Nile Rogers, Giorgio Moroder, Tensnake, Oliver, and Destructo. Woah. The biggest names in Disco from the past two decades all in one sentence, all on one bill, this coming May, as presented by HARD. With their Dischoteque stage in recent years, HARD has given the nod to the timeless genre on multiple occasions, but this time they give it the spotlight for what is sure to be a transcendent timeline of Disco’s existence in the modern dance music industry. On one hand you have the men who have virtually given birth to the movement, men who have worked with the legends your parents used to get down to. Then on the other, the producers who have/are keeping the genre alive in it’s current state. You have the chance to hear history unfold, a chance to understand an idea that has managed to keep it’s footing all this time. Continue Reading
Alex Metric and Destructo have been working together in the studio as of late for a single due out on OWSLA in early January, and complementing the new release will be a number of shows kicking off in Miami just before Holy Ship! and culminating in Los Angeles at Exchange in DTLA on the first of February. Keep up with tour info and tickets on the tour website — theUK2LAtour.com.
The clouds have finally broken as HARD maestro Destructo has finally dropped his much anticipated HIGHER EP today, being released on both OWSLA and Boysnoize Records (and making for one hell of a debut). CO-produced with U-Tern, The EP single features a special extended mix, along with 2 monstrous remixes from Tommy Trash and Brodinski, both flexing their styles respectively onto the already anthemic original. The package also includes the B side “2112”, which highlights Destructo’s obsession with technology and futuristic sounds as the bouncing bass ebbs and flows from beginning to end.
Listen below, and make sure to pick up the EP today on Beatport!
It’s time for the weekend – and what better way to kick it off with a special HARD edition of The Dirt, bringing you (15) tracks to pump all the way through. We welcome the HARD bossman Destructo to the selection, along with his #2, mister D BELL himself and our very own BONES. Some of these you can download (where you see the DL link given), but some you just have to listen and wait because they’re either too good to be FREE or their quite frankily not even out yet. All in all, gems abound. Dig in, my weekend warriors.
Take a drive with Destructo andOliver through scenic LA and get ready to get your dance on! This latest video from the LA native will certainly have you groovin’ in your seats or dancing in your office if you’re anything like me.
These sweet shots of Little Tokyo, Venice Beach boardwalk, Hollywood Boulevard and LACMA have me longing to move out west and flee from the frigid NYC weather. Enjoy!
The man behind it all. Gary Richards AKA Destructo heads up HARD and does a bit of DJing on the side as well, which is why he’ll be coming to VS tonight at The Central in Santa Monica with some very special guests that will be playing the festival this Saturday. Get more info on the event here, and read on for Gary’s answers to our quickfire! Continue Reading
We’ve been sitting on a bomb ready to burst… and now we can finally announce!
Halloween doesn’t end on Wednesday – We’ve teamed up with HARD to host the official HARD DAY OF THE DEAD PRE PARTY, featuring Hardfest maestro Destructo along with “Friends” of his (which means some BIG surprise guests) dropping by to hop on the decks.
Come out early, Destructo’s good friend and our very own Bones will be kicking things off for what is looking like one of the biggest VERSUS nights in the books. Don’t forget to wear your costume and RSVP for FREE ENTRY before 11!
*This event will reach capacity quickly – please RSVP and arrive very early to guarantee entry!