HARD 13 was incredible. deadmau5 was the special guest, playing alongside Steve Duda and Tommy Lee. The balcony was raging harder than the floor and pretty much every person in the place was clearly “on a good one.” Here’s a couple clips I took followed by some longer clips of each artist, plus the tunes you may in fact be dying to snag after you watch said clips. Oh, dear readers, what a night…
In the clip above, Jack Beats engaged a very enthusiastic crowd with some tunage by our dear friend Sonic C.
Heaps of totally fun HARD beach balls were released from the top at the end of Jack Beat’s set. This made many people very, very happy and is always a nice touch. Adding simple little extra details like this to your party can have a big effect and is always recommended.
Finally here’s a couple clips of WTF (deadmau5, Steve Duda + Tommy Lee) playing in the very cozy upstairs lounge/bar area. Seeing them play what felt like a house party set with everyone crowded around was a very cool experience and topped off a most impressive HARD event. We were able to stand right behind the mau5 and see what he’s doing on his Jazzmutant Lemur in addition to being able to check out Steve Duda’s screen, which full of all kinds of complicated geeky waveforms and wonderment. Tommy Lee just generally kept things pretty party.
IS the day and age of the ‘banger’ dead? Will another noisy Italian duo emerge in the latter half of ’09 with hand claps, chain-saw synths and chest thumping bass? Eh, probably not…but the electro-fistpumper’s step cousin Mr. MNML has been garnering the attention of many of your favorite artists and DJs, so be on the lookout for some cleaner drumlines and more boops and tings. Enclosed for your listening pleasure are a few of my favorite in the ‘genre’: NOOB, Afrojack, Lazy Jay, Pablo Decoder (highly recommend for any DJ who gets stuck with the late-night sets, or if you tend to play at a lot of raves)