For the 4th installment of HARD’s Future Stars Mini-Mix series, we get a taste of the dirty… Dirtybird that is. Kicking off for the crew and their signature Dirtybird players stage this year @ HARD Summer, we bring you the young phenom Justin Jay. Get read for a half hour of booty bass in yo’ face, straight from the get-go with a nostalgic snoop intro
Continuing the barrage of talent to showcase before HARD Summer, the Future Stars Mini-Mix series follows up with its second installment. Today, we bring you LA’s own Jerome LOL and Samo Sound Boy. The two DJ/producers have curated an incredible block of music that features exclusive releases on their BODY HIGH imprint, an array of house tunes that cover the vibe spectrum from light to dark. Have a listen below and get your weekend started early!
As the temperatures rise, so does our anticipation for HARD Summer Music Festival. In preparation for the incredibly eclectic lineup, HARD has created a mixtape series for the younger guns on the billing called the Future Stars Mini-Mix series. Leading things off is the Colorado native and bass-driven producer Paper Diamond, chunking out 30 minutes of high energy turn up and get down. Listen below and let the countdown to HSMF begin…
Our friends at HARD are putting on one hell of a stage this August at HARD Summer here in Los Angeles — celebrating a decade of music from the lauded Ed Banger family with performances from Justice, Busy P, Breakbot, Feadz, Mr. Oizo, So Me, and more for the only US performance of the 10 Year Anniversary World Tour. WOW.
Tickets for the mighty HARD Summer in Downtown Los Angeles just went on sale this morning, and to celebrate the kick-off, we’re giving away a pair of tickets to the festival in August. Pickup $99 earlybird tickets here and enter to win below! Winner will be announced 2 weeks from today. Continue Reading
Another August and another HARD Summer in the books. As you may have read from our HARD Summer 2012 Review, we felt that the 2-day event a couple weeks back was one of HARD’s best events yet, and today they’ve unveiled the video recap of the stellar festival. Next up, Day Of The Dead.
Tonight, things are leaned out, grimey and late night. We’ve scoured the sonic landscape for these picks that have been taking us over the edge and into the abyss lately. Embrace your inner afterparty weirdo. Go deep. Get ‘em into you.
I awoke to a text from Mom at 5PM Friday from my long summer’s dirt nap and immediately proceeded downtown to LA Historic Park. What transpired from that point to the end of the afterparty at 5AM Sunday morning was one for the books. Just for you, we’ve all spent this week piecing together our collective experiences of HARD’s signature top-notch bookings and performances, with our favorite moments and surprises, all illustrated with beautiful images from the top photographers in the dance music game. We now proudly bring you the definitive GDD™ HARD Summer 2012 Review. If you went to HARD, read this. If you didn’t go to HARD (really?), read this. This was a weekend we’ll never forget, all in the comfort of our own backyard. Thanks again, Gary Richards.
HARD Summer at the LA State Historic Park in Downtown Los Angeles is right around the corner, and with 2 days, 4 stages and one of the biggest, most diverse lineups HARD has ever put together, it’s safe to say that this year’s festival may be the best HARD production (on land) to date.