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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


Coming off a huge festival performance at Spring Awakening in Chicago, HARD fest maestro Gary Richards aka Destructo will be taking over VERSUS this Thursday @ The Central in Santa Monica. Rumor has it that he’s bringing a very special secret guest that you do NOT want to miss. Supporting the night will be our very own Bones and Danceism’s Ben Oprstu, with an opening set by MURDA. This event will reach capacity so please RSVP and arrive early to guarantee entry!

RSVP HERE for FREE entry before 11PM.

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I’m very happy to see the sun shining on this Wednesday, and there is a good amount of news to update you with. Orbital is planning to release a new full-length album, Boys Noize is readying a remix compilation, Ultra Music Festival Brazil announced the lineup, Red Bull Music Academy invades Madrid, and Gary Richards did an interview with the Los Angeles Times. Check out the GDD™ Morning Update tune and read more on the stories after the jump.

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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.
As you can see, the balcony was the spot to be, with easy access to the upstairs stage and our most distinguished special guests.
Boy 8-Bit was the partiest motherfucker in Club Nokia. I was very pleasantly surprised by his set, which was my clear favorite of the night. And he looks exactly like Tyler Carlson √+
He closed out his set with a very pretty transition between these two:
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.

Fake Blood closed off the main stage with Chilly Gonzales‘ haunting piano cover of Boys Noize and Erol Alkan’s brutalizer “Waves” and his own “The Dozens” off his Fix Your Accent EP, which also comes highly recommended. Buy the proper 320 on beatport after you give it a listen.

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.
All in all, a HARD well done. Nice work Gary Richards.
Not studying for finals,
SNEEV’S