Baio of Vampire Weekend released his solo debut album recently on Greco-Roman, and today he’s put on a bright music video to accompany the lead single. Tropical sunshine vibes, bikinis, and mannequins. How could you go wrong? Catch Baio in LA this August at HARD.
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!
Beni Geffin and Niall Dailly, aka Plus One & Beni G, but better known as the notorious Jack Beats – touched down on West Coast soil last weekend for “HARD Los Angeles” inside the historic, Wiltern Theater. Beni and Niall, both DMC champion turntablists and among the top producers of EDM globally have become a staple in the dance world – and a definite force to be reckoned with! Our Newestra brethren had the chance to share a couple beers and catch up with Beni & Niall backstage just before they went on stage, and talk a bit about their new live show, and what they’ve been up to.
HARD is bringing the Dub Police tour back to Los Angeles after their last stint at the House of Blues in 2010. Rather than being the heavily rumored “very special guest,” Caspa is in full force with the rest of his crew consisting of Trolley Snatcha, Subscape, D1, & Matty G. It was an excellent show in 2010, and this Saturday is the last stop on the tour, so it’s bound to be another night of UK dubstep greatness that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Grab tickets HERE.
TICKET/HARD + GDD MERCHANDISE GIVEAWAY, EVENT INFO, & MUSIC AFTER THE JUMP!
Through hell, fire, and the awesome power of Logic Pro, our very own Bones and GDD™ favorite Nom De Strip have completed a 2-track EP that is gonna leave you with your shorts and/or skirts around your ankles come festival season. We present to you the official EP teaser preview, which features the colossal a-side ‘YO!’ and the dirty bass b-side ‘Shake & Bake’. The EP is scheduled to be released next month (details undisclosed for now). Get a listen to what you’re in for, and try not to break your computer screen fist pumping or practicing karate out of sheer excitement.
Good morning! After the black out on Wednesday, the GDD™ Morning Update is back in full effect with a wealth of great content for your viewing pleasure. There is too much for me to list out, so please read on after the jump for the full stories, videos, and music.
I hope you all had amazing weekend! Rather than the regular morning update today, we have an evening update of the top stories in the world of Electronic music. On this rainy day in Los Angeles we are catching up on news from Underworld, HARD X MOUTH TAPED SHUT, the Occupy Movement, MTV’s Top DJ’s, and DEADMAU5′s death hoax.
We are looking for some dedicated GDD™ fans in San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland, Palo Alto, San Rafael, Santa Clara and San Jose to help us with marketing and coordination for our upcoming events in the Bay Area. We started with a few shows this summer and we are proud to announce we will back in SF in January, starting with a collaboration with our friends at HARD Presents.