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Hard Summer Music Festival

Saturday, Aug 3, 2013 12:00p

HARD was founded in 2007 by Gary Richards (who also DJs under the name Destructo) to return to his roots promoting live concert events.

HARD Events such as HARD New Year's Eve, HARD Haunted Mansion, Hard 13, and HARD Summer have become synonymous with larger-than-life performances, educated party people, stunning productions, and the brightest rising stars.

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Justice
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Justice, a Parisian dance production duo comprised of Gaspard Augé and Xavier de Rosnay, generated an international buzz with "D.A.N.C.E.," a catchy single whose video and MP3 spread like wildfire across the Internet in summer 2007....
Just Blaze
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Just Blaze worked closely with Roc-a-Fella Records in the early 2000s, producing hits like Cam'ron's "Oh Boy," Jay-Z's "Girls, Girls, Girls," and Beanie Sigel and Freeway's "Rock the Mic....
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Bassnectar
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Bassnectar is the stage name used by DJ, producer, and remixer Lorin Ashton, one of the more popular and influential figures in California's electronic music community. Bassnectar's music is known for its eclecticism, embracing elements of extreme bass, dubstep, breakbeat, and other IDM styles, as well as shifting tempos, contrasting moods, and dynamics that go from gentle to bruising and back during the course of a set....
Flying Lotus
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Great nephew of Alice Coltrane, Flying Lotus (who was born Steven Ellison) made beats for the Cartoon Network's Adult Swim programming before releasing his debut full-length, 1983, which resembled the work of fellow avant-garde hip-hop producers Madlib, J Dilla, and Ammoncontact, on Plug Research in 2006....
Flosstradamus
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Curt Cameruci (aka Autobot) and Josh Young (aka J2K) began the Flosstradamus project as a series of DJ parties in their hometown of Chicago. Word of mouth about their eclectic mashup of electro, house, minimal techno, and sleazy R&B quickly spread, and their parties often would sell out at a moment's notice....
Busy P
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Best known for his role as manager of world-beating electronica superstars Daft Punk, Busy P (born Pedro Winter) began his career as a key player in the nascent early-‘90s Parisian dance music underground....
Duke Dumont
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Before 2012 Duke Dumont was known as a ‘producer’s producer’. He was the name on a 12” record the DJ knew to reach for when he wanted to please the crowd, without them knowing who had constructed the mesmerising sonic confection they were dancing too....
Crystal Castles
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Fusing low-res electronic noise and pop hooks so effortlessly that it can seem accidental, Crystal Castles began as producer/multi-instrumentalist Ethan Kath's solo project in late 2003....
Kill the Noise
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aka Jake Stanczak In a time when the internet and dancefloors around the world are saturated with all types of artists and performers, it's difficult for emerging names to carve out their own niche in the scene and have their sound heard by the masses....
Disclosure
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Disclosure was formed in November 2005 after the breakup of Dosage. Evan and Patrick started a side project so that they could continue playing shows and write more songs. They found a drummer, Trydon, a few months later and things started moving quickly....
Justin Martin
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As the late Oscar Wilde once said: “life is too important to be taken seriously”, an ethos that Justin Martin is sticking with despite achieving soaring success over the last six years as a producer and international DJ....
Empire of the Sun
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Electro-pop duo containing members of the Sleepy Jackson and Pnau. ~ Rovi
Clockworks
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Emerging from England’s south coast, energetic and hard-working trio Clockworks have staked a claim to a piece of the musical landscape with their unique and refreshing brand of guitar-fuelled pop-rock....
Rudimental
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Seemingly appearing from nowhere in 2012 with their U.K. number one single Feel the Love, London based electronic outfit Rudimental had originally come together a few years earlier as the production name of duo Piers Agget and Kesi Dryden....
Flux Pavilion
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Flux Pavilion is a one man orchestra! With the ability to Sing and play a large variety of instruments it's obvious that music comes naturally to him. Since first sitting down at a keyboard at the age of six his dream has been to make music that he loves and perform it to people who love it just as much....
Julio Bashmore
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It might seem counterintuitive for a producer to detach themselves from one of the planet's most thriving music scenes, but in the case of Julio Bashmore, that's exactly what he did growing up in bass music hotbed, Bristol....
Tommy Trash
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Fist in the air and unmistakable locks at large, Tommy Trash is not your stereotypical Dance icon. With an armoury of his own carefully created anthems, he has thrown to one side the clean-shaven image of EDM idols....
Breakbot
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Breakbot is a French electro producer and DJ based in Paris. Born Thibaut Berland in 1981, he went on to study graphic design at Supinfocom, a computer graphics university. It was around this time that he got into making music and producing and directing short films....
Claude VonStroke
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Claude VonStroke does not scowl and look mean while he DJs. He does not pretend to know everything and he will be nice to you and your friends. He is grateful to be doing music for a living and he knows that the reason people go to parties is to have fun....
Sbtrkt
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A self-taught producer, London’s SBTRKT -- aka Aaron Jerome -- mixes elements of dubstep, 2-step, garage, house, soul, and techno into a bass-heavy blend of flowing melodies and intricate percussion....
Knife Party
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Knife Party is a side project featuring the two founding members of Perth, Australia's long-running drum'n'bass act Pendulum. In late 2011, Gareth McGrillen and Rob Swire debuted their aggressive electro-house/dubstep guise with 100% No Modern Talking, released digitally through the Earstorm label and provided as a free download on the duo's website....
Destructo
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Destructo (Gary Richards) began DJing and producing undergrounds in the early 90s in Los Angeles, most notably creating RaveAmerica at Knotts Berry Farm. Rick Rubin subsequently handpicked Gary for A&R in electronic music at Def American Recordings, launching a noteworthy career with such acts as Lords of Acid, Messiah, David Holmes, Basement Jaxx, Dub Pistols, God Lives Underwater and founding 1500 Records and Nitrus Records....
Brodinski
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Love is in the air when Brodinski starts talking about music. Making music, playing music, sharing music, finding music, promoting music… it’s all about L-U-V, as The Shangri-La’s used to say....
Duck Sauce
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Responsible for the impossibly infectious Boney M.-sampling party anthem "Barbra Streisand," Duck Sauce are the side project of Boston superstar DJ Armand Van Helden and Montreal turntablist A-Trak....
Paper Diamond
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Hot off a continuously successful festival season, relentless Paper Diamond is once again hitting the road on his headling Night Vision Tour 2012. Be sure to catch this progressive and thrilling producer and DJ as he makes his way across the expanse of the US....
Dillon Francis
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I'm Dillon Francis, I'm from Los Angeles and I'm 24 years old. If you want to know more about me you can follow me @DILLONFRANCIS or go to Facebook. - Dillon Francis
2 Chainz
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Known as Tity Boi in the Atlanta-based Playaz Circle, rapper 2 Chainz launched his solo career while he was still a member of the crew, in 2007, with the mixtape "Me Against the World". The 2Pac references continued with his 2009 mixtapes "Trap-A-Velli" and "All Ice on Me", but 2010's "Me Against the World 2: Codeine Withdrawal" hit his style on the nose with the last bit of its title, and when DJ Teknikz & DJ Frank White collected his best street tracks in 2011, the hard and hazy set of cuts was dubbed "Codeine Cowboy"....
Mr. Oizo
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Though it's a sure bet he'll linger in the minds of most only for his omnipresent Levi's advert and 1999 European chart-topper "Flat Beat," music-video director Quentin Dupieux turned in some excellent electronic productions as Mr....
Azealia Banks
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Raised in Harlem by a single mom while attending Manhattan's Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music and Art, Azealia Banks' backstory reads like an alternate version of the musical drama Fame, only where the main character discovers her sexuality and becomes a rapper....
Zedd
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Zedd started with music in his daily routine from early childhood on. Born Anton Zaslavski and raised in Kaiserslautern, Germany by two classically trained musicians, he began playing the piano at the age of four and built up his knowledge of the Classical repertoire throughout his childhood, at times writing a song a day....
Baauer
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Besides being at the forefront of the electro-trap music movement, Brooklyn-based producer Baauer made headlines when his track "Harlem Shake" became the first viral sensation to debut on top of the Billboard charts thanks to calculating YouTube plays....
Tnght
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Producers and LuckyMe affiliates Hudson Mohawke (Glasgow, Scotland) and Lunice (Quebec, Canada) teamed together in 2012 to form TNGHT. The duo made its live debut that March at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas; a London, England gig followed three months later....
Xxyyxx
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XXYYXX is the name of Orlando, FL's 17 year old producer, Marcel Everett. Marcel works out of his bedroom creating harmonious music that provokes emotion and transmits vivid images of peace and still sadness....
Gesaffelstein
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Gesaffelstein aka Mike Levy stands apart from the current techno scene in Paris. At the moment when techno and dubstep are producing new heroes amongst a handful of French DJs, Mike Levy has chosen a different route for his musical expression....
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Dec 20, 2007 - daretruth on Bassnectar
Amazing

There is nothing like catching Lorin live. He is one of the top "underground" DJs in the world.

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