This past Fall, music fest giant HARD gambled on a new, sprawling venue for their events and came up big. Today the announcement came that the Fairplex will house the crowd favorite HARD Summer Festival. Over August 1st & 2nd the event returns with full force, and you can grab early bird tickets starting tomorrow. You’ll notice a bit of a wardrobe change here at Gotta Dance Dirty, as we’ll be repping the HARD team colors and bringing you the best coverage up through the occasion. With the smashing success of the Holy Ship events, there’s no doubt that the energy will carry over through the Summer. You’re not going to want to miss this one, so grab your early bird tickets at the HARD Summer website starting tomorrow, Friday, at Noon PST.
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LA’s young gun, Justin Jay, is giving back to those who have supported him with the long-awaited release of “Bounce and Break,” the party-starting track that his fellow dirtybird, Claude VonStroke, opened his set with at last year’s HARD Summer. Justin has worked the original DJ Spinn sample into a tech-house jam with tribal rhythms, distorted synth lines, and a halftime breakdown. Catch Justin Jay live this Saturday from 3:05-4:05pm in the Pink Tent at HARD Summer, and stay tuned for the “Bounce and Break” release next week.
Mexicali duo Thee Cool Cats are at it again this Summer, this week releasing their new collab Get Close To Me EP w/ (HARD Summer act) Vanilla Ace. The 2 artists have been surging the forefront of gangster house, but let the vibes run funky on this project for the Berlin based label Tropical Heat. Some familiar R&B samples are carried by beefed up basslines and serious grooves. Listen below and pick it up today on Beatport!
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The menacing low ends of Hannah Wants and Chris Lorenzo have made their way into Disclosure territory, their remix for “Confess To Me” surfacing today on soundcloud. The original was already one of the harder tracks on Settle but this is just BEAST MODE. Make sure to grab it May 4th on the official remix package!
LA – Don’t miss Chris Lorenzo on May 15th @ NIGHT BASS and Hannah Wants on August 3rd @ HARD Summer!
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
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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!
Matpat – Feel Your Body (Body High)
Cromie & Sage Caswell – Vines (PEACH)
Floyd Campbell – Stretch (Body High)
Say Wut – Run Bass Hard (Body High)
Pipes – Let’s Get Closer (Body High)
Myrryrs – Intro Theme (Body High)
Samo Sound Boy & Floyd Campbell – Unititled #1 (Body High)
DJ Funeral – Out There (Body High)
Myrryrs – Pineapples (Body High)
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