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.
This has been a strong summer for UK based Alex Metric, who’s spent his time touring all over the world playing out the biggest festivals in the industry to collaborating with some of the biggest names in the game for his new hit single. His unpredictable and insatiable sets at HARD Summer were some of our staff favorites and quite the musical expeditions. With roots and influences spread throughout the early days of the electronic industry, his eclectic taste and style surely shines through in his music. For those who haven’t had a chance to catch Alex this summer be sure to checkout his latest August DJ Mix and without further adieu:
The dust hasn’t even settled and neither has any of our excitement from the HARD Summer Music Festival… with so many incredible sets that made it conflicting to catch everything planned, the Redbull Music Academy Radio did us all a solid and recorded most of the top sets from the weekend. We’re sure more are going to surface this week, but for you thirsty folk out there we got a pretty good first batch for you to froth over and get through the week. Enjoy!
Listen to sets from Disclosure, Duke Dumont, Empire Of The Sun, Flosstradamus, Nick Thayer, Clockwork, Breach, Busy P, Flux Pavilion, Tommy Trash, Green Lantern, 2 Chainz, and Destructo (after the jump)Continue Reading
This mix is fly. Fans of Disclosure, Breach, and all things that pop to bassy, sexy house music should dig this mix by the duo consisting of Foamo and RackNRuin. Right after you catch our very own BONES on the HARD Stage, stay put and see Gorgon City perform on the same stage right after at HARD Summer 2013 on Sunday, August 4.
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.