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10 Years of Hard Summer

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A decade of Hard Summer was not only a cause for celebration; it was necessity. If you had attended any of the previous Hard Presents festivals or parties, you would be accustomed to an insanely well-curated lineup spanning all genres barring country I believe (not that there’s anything wrong with liking it, chill). This year’s 10th anniversary of Hard Summer was no different and in my opinion was one of if not the best Hard event I have experienced since Hard Haunted Mansion 2009 (it was lit, trust me). This year I was lucky enough to be invited to check more »

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HARD Summer Releases Comedic Trailer While Delivering A Strong Message

HARD Summer Music Festival has become known for releasing these outrageous trailers year round. Always taking things to a comedic side while including the festivals biggest acts on the lineup. This year as many were expecting the same, Gary Richards decided to switch it up and tackle an issue that many have come to encounter. The lack of Female DJs and Producers is uncanny, there is so much talent all over the world and to address such a topic is not only bold, but amazing. HARD Events is sticking it to the talent buyers for other festivals in support of more »

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HARD consistently touts, represents and flaunts the future of music. Since its launch in 2007 with the inaugural HARD New Year’s Eve, the festival series has answered the pervasive question of, “What’s next?”   Today (March 29), HARD is pleased to announce its flagship festival HARD SUMMER–in celebration of its 10 year anniversary–will return to The Speedway in Fontana on Saturday, August 5 and Sunday, August 6. The eclecticism of the very first HARD–featuring Justice, 2 Live Crew, Steve Aoki and Peaches– would in many ways inform the festival’s diversity to this day. The HARD stage has played host to everyone from Ice Cube, The Weeknd, A$AP Mob, Pharrell and Future to Giorgio Moroder, Die Antwoord and The Chemical Brothers. Moreover, the brand has continually evolved. HARD has delivered an unforgettable experience to more »

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HARD Brings NWA Out

In case you’re the one person who either doesn’t have access to internet at some point in their day or literally live in a cave, HARD is bringing out the OG’s for their largest festival in the circuit, Hard Summer. HARD brings artists of all genres for it’s no-punches-pulled mid year event. After naming Ice Cube as a headlining artists, fans wondered what surprises would accompany that performance. Not to be disappointed, HARD announced that joining Ice Cube will be none other than MC Ren and DJ Yella. Having an almost complete NWA performance will be one for the books more »

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Pretty Lights And More Added To HARD Summer Lineup

Earlier this week, HARD Events–organizers for Southern California’s major music festival HARD SUMMER–announced the line-up for its 2016 edition. This year, the line-up includes HARD-hitting headliners Ice Cube and Major Lazer, plus 80+ other acts. Pretty Lights will now join Flosstradamus, Travis Scott,  Claude Von Stroke and Madeon on July 30, while fans can experience sets from Dillon Francis, Porter Robinson, Zeds Dead and DJ Khaled on July 31.   The full updated line-up follows below. For this year’s edition, HARD SUMMER will take place at the Auto Club Speedway in Southern California, less than an hour’s drive from downtown Los Angeles.  With its new home, the 18+ festival will have an expanded footprint reaching over 500 acres, convenient parking and for the first time ever, camping.  Further details to be more »

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TRAPSTYLE Sits Down With: Matoma

  I sat down with Matoma after his set at HARD and talked about his favorite rappers, the sets he plays, Jason Derulo, and… Cocoa Puffs.   I’m here with Matoma, can you just introduce yourself really quick? Hey it’s Tom, I’m known as Matoma and I make good vibe music Good vibe music! Yeah So were you a big hip-hop head as a kid? Yeah, I started listening to hip-hop when I was 6, actually my brother introduced me to the American hip-hop stuff. Biggie – the old school stuff – Tupac, Warren G, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, XZibit. more »

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TRAPSTYLE sits down with: Hermitude

The other weekend I had the pleasure of interviewing Australian duo Hermitude after their set at HARD Summer. After making a splash in the US hitting major summer festivals following a few blow-up tracks like HyperParadise (Flume remixed this one), I wanted to know about their upcoming album, only a few weeks away from the release date! We ended up getting deep into the duo’s production roots, and what may have brought them here today… I’m here at HARD Summer with Hermitude, can I have you guys introduce yourselves? I’m El Gusto; and I’m Luke Dubs How long have you more »

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CONFIRMED FESTIVAL APPEARANCES INCLUDE HARD SUMMER, LOLLAPALOOZA,  ELECTRIC ZOO: TRANSFORMED, TOMORROWWORLD AND VOODOO MUSIC + ARTS EXPERIENCE   DESTRUCTO FEATURING TY DOLLA $IGN & WARREN G  SHARAM JEY REMIX OF “NOBODY ELSE” PREMIERED ON THE FADER Stream “Nobody Else” Remix on SoundCloud Los Angeles producer and DJ DESTRUCTO has announced his headlining “Pineapple Express” tour, launching this fall with the first show in Philadelphia, PA on Saturday, September 11.  Named as a throwback to his pineapple-headed alter-ego in the humorous HARD Summer 2014 Official Trailer (view it here),the tour will hitmajor cities throughout North America from Toronto, ON to Phoenix, AZ before wrapping in Minneapolis, MN.   Alongside his headlining tour, the G-house producer has more »

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CELEBRATES BOYS NOIZE APPRECIATION WEEK WITH EXCLUSIVE MIXTAPE AND DETAILS FOR THE BOYSNOIZE RECORDS 10th ANNIVERSARY PARTY STAGE Festival organizers have announced tickets are no longer available for HARD SUMMER, the two-day festival happening August 1 & 2 at Fairplex Southern California.  With all tickets spoken for, it truly will be the biggest HARD yet. “Final ticket sales for this year’s fest, which features varied electronic-music headliners like the Weeknd, Chemical Brothers and Jack U on Aug. 1-2, have substantially expanded since last year. Now HARD Summer, founded in 2007, is the biggest music fest of its kind in the Los Angeles area,” wrote August Brown of the Los Angeles Times (7/7/15). “This more »

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