HARD 13 was incredible. deadmau5 was the special guest, playing alongside Steve Duda and Tommy Lee. The balcony was raging harder than the floor and pretty much every person in the place was clearly “on a good one.” Here’s a couple clips I took followed by some longer clips of each artist, plus the tunes you may in fact be dying to snag after you watch said clips. Oh, dear readers, what a night…
In the clip above, Jack Beats engaged a very enthusiastic crowd with some tunage by our dear friend Sonic C.
Heaps of totally fun HARD beach balls were released from the top at the end of Jack Beat’s set. This made many people very, very happy and is always a nice touch. Adding simple little extra details like this to your party can have a big effect and is always recommended.
Finally here’s a couple clips of WTF (deadmau5, Steve Duda + Tommy Lee) playing in the very cozy upstairs lounge/bar area. Seeing them play what felt like a house party set with everyone crowded around was a very cool experience and topped off a most impressive HARD event. We were able to stand right behind the mau5 and see what he’s doing on his Jazzmutant Lemur in addition to being able to check out Steve Duda’s screen, which full of all kinds of complicated geeky waveforms and wonderment. Tommy Lee just generally kept things pretty party.
While our friends to the south will be getting HARD to Fake Blood and Boy 8-Bit on Saturday, we here in San Francisco have the head start on our weekends thanks to Blasthaus, who is hosting both acts at Mezzanine alongside local DJ heros Nisus and Sleazemore. Tickets are still on sale! Mr. Berry and I will be in attendance, passing out our brand new Gotta Dance Dirty stickers like genital warts in Tijuana.
If you thought Calvin Harris’ next single from his upcoming album was going to sound more like last year’s “Dance Wiv Me” or even “I Created Disco” (guilty as charged), think again! Calvin surprised many of us earlier this year with his first single “I’m Not Alone”, which I can only describe as…singer-songwriter trance ballad. Upon first listen of “Ready for the Weekend”, I really didn’t know what to think (except of Elton John), but it’s really starting to grow on me. Take the ultimate Gotta Dance Dirty™ challenge: try to have a bad day while listening to this song. You can win two free tickets from Jonah if you’re really having that bad of a day!
Don’t expect a snarler like “Blood Splashing” from the Fake Blood remix, but this is a must download this if you’re a fan of his remix of Little Boots‘ “Stuck on Repeat”. I love how Fake Blood has the original vocalist sing his name cuts up the “ORIGINAL acapella, and assembling the words with individual vowel and consonant sounds” for each of his remixes (source).
Fear not readers; I wouldn’t stick you with a cheesy blend of “Flashback” and “Mars” forced together, but a real treat from duo Denzal Park, featuring Kam Denny from Vandalism. Borrowing those jock jam baseball organs from Fake Blood, this mashup turns “Flashback” into a real ass shaker, you know, if you’re into that sort of thing.
i always feel the need to put new fake blood up on here whenever i get a chance, so here is his new remix of hot chip’s “touch too much”. If you are in the LA area before Christmastime you should definitely stop by the Vanguard on the 17th to see a free show sponsored by Scion. hey, i’ll be there, so you should too! have a good week everyone.
who is fake blood? where is fake blood? what is fake blood? i have absolutely no idea but his music is incredible. of course you’ve heard of the banger ‘mars’ but check out some of these nasty remixes done by the mysterious fake blood.