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The man behind it all. Gary Richards AKA Destructo heads up HARD and does a bit of DJing on the side as well, which is why he’ll be coming to VS tonight at The Central in Santa Monica with some very special guests that will be playing the festival this Saturday. Get more info on the event here, and read on for Gary’s answers to our quickfire! Continue Reading


Today, we have our second edition of the HARD Day of the Dead Quickfires, and this time we welcome Miami duo, GTA. The pair of producers consisting of Van Toth and JWLS will have the second slot on the Moombahton Massive stage — playing from 6:55-7:50PM. Read on after the jump to see what they had to say to our Day of the Dead questionnaire. Continue Reading


We’ve been sitting on a bomb ready to burst… and now we can finally announce!

Halloween doesn’t end on Wednesday – We’ve teamed up with HARD to host the official HARD DAY OF THE DEAD PRE PARTY, featuring Hardfest maestro Destructo along with “Friends” of his (which means some BIG surprise guests) dropping by to hop on the decks.

Come out early, Destructo’s good friend and our very own Bones will be kicking things off for what is looking like one of the biggest VERSUS nights in the books. Don’t forget to wear your costume and RSVP for FREE ENTRY before 11!

*This event will reach capacity quickly – please RSVP and arrive very early to guarantee entry!


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In what could be one of the fastest come-ups in 2012, Brooklyn’s Baauer has become globally recognized in a matter of months, with the mammoth Harlem Shake EP supported by every major mainstream DJ you could think of. Perfect time, perfect sound seems to be the #1 reason for success with this young producer — hopping aboard the rocket ship that is the Trap movement. On Saturday, November 3rd, Baauer will perform at HARD’s Day of the Dead here in Los Angeles, most likely to a massive early crowd. Unsurprisingly, the HARD folks quickly commissioned a mixtape from the young lad to promote his set, and it’s chock full of bass-heavy Trappers. Get turnt.

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To kick off the countdown until HARD Day Of The Dead, a new artist mixtape series has been launched – starting off with an incredible exclusive mix from the Italian powerhouse Crookers. This one is stacked with unreleased and forthcoming tracks from the duo, and we’ve even got a littler personal note from Phra + Bot themselves:

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“b sure 2 drink plenty of water!”

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.

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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.

Set times have just been released this morning via the HARD Summer Website, so make sure to head over there to get your nights scheduled. Some tough acts are going head to head, but with the landscape of the festival grounds providing for easier movement about the festival, I think we’ll all be able to catch a bit of everything we need to.

Have a look at my personal Top 5 Picks of each day as well as 4 installments of the Hard Summer Mixtape series after the jump! Continue Reading