With a very clever video featuring a bunch of DJ look-a-like dogs, the Hard Summer 2013 lineup was announced this morning. This year the festival will be hosting an incredible lineup of diverse artists including Dog Blood, Duck Sauce, Flux Pavillion, Eats Everything, Duke Dumont, Knife Party, Julio Bashmore, Oliver and many more. Ed Banger Records and Dirtybird will both be bringing some extra special talent as they host their own stages at the festival. It seems that Hard really stepped up this year to bring something new and fresh to the table. The festival will take place on August 3rd & 4th at LA Historic State Park. You can purchase tickets here. We hope to see you all there!
The Aston Shuffle vs. Tommy Trash vs. Tony Romera – Sunrise Pandor (Tommy Trash Edit) [Free Download]
I was lucky enough to hear this amazing track the first (and only) time I saw Tommy Trash. At HARD Day of the Dead this past November, Tommy Trash dropped “Sunrise Pandor” his personal edit of tracks produced The Aston Shuffle, himself, and Tony Romera. This banger begins with Tommy’s rework entitled “Sunrise”, which is an edit of the track “Wont Get Lost” originally by The Aston Shuffle. The song features lovely vocals from The Aston Shuffle, and Tommy’s unique electro synths that are so distinct, and are what made me fall in love with his production sound years ago. “Sunrise” builds with classic Tommy sounds, and just when you expect the original drop, “Pandor” by Tony Romera slaps you in the face with a flawlessly simple beat of pure grime. Tommy has graciously released this triple collaboration reworked by his brilliant Australian mind on his Soundcloud account as a free download. Hit the DL link through the player below. Enjoy!
The Aston Shuffle vs. Tommy Trash vs. Tony Romera – Sunrise Pandor (Tommy Trash Edit) | Stream Only
James Egbert uses some extremely nice sounds in this track “Chopper” and definitely knows how to handle all that bass. He’s been quite the up and comer the past year, so I’m excited to see what he has to bring for 2013. The track is soft and soothing, yet hard and sick, and this undoubtedly takes a mastermind to create. Major props to you, James. The new track is released January 7th, so make sure to check it out, but in the mean time here’s a nice stream for you. Cheers!
James Egbert – Chopper (Original Mix) | Stream Only
Example. R3hab. Hard Rock Sofa. There’s just no going wrong with that mix of artists. “Perfect Replacement” was remixed by duo Hard Rock Sofa, who have had a killer year, and R3hab who is no stranger to remixing fire tracks. The remixers were able to add a nice fatter electro sound compared to the pretty simple (but great) original track. With exciting buildups, hard drops and killer sounds this is definitely a track to watch out for. Cheers!
Example – Perfect Replacement (R3hab & Hard Rock Sofa Remix) [Preview] | Stream Only
Detroit brings another epic New Y
ears Day event. In celebration for Hard’s 5th year anniversary party, the show will feature Destructo, Housemeister, and the debut performance by Dog Blood (Skrillex & Boys Noize). It will be held at the Pisons VIP Club, The Palace of Auburn Hills and run from 2am till 4:30am. Be sure to purchase your tickets HERE cause it’ll be one hell of a New Years Day celebration!
Just incase you weren’t able to make Hard’s Day of the Dead, here’s a video to make you regret your decision even more.
Wobble Wednesday: Showtek & Justin Prime – Cannonball (Carnage & Victor Niglio Festival Trap Remix) [Free Download]
Anytime an artist claims a certain production is one of their favorites to date, you know it has to be something special. When the master of “flipping” songs into an 808 and clap filled trap beast, claims it’s one of his favorites, then you know it really is something special. Carnage, whose festival trap refixes have been surfacing all over the place, has teamed up with genre surfing Victor Niglio to take Showtek & Justin Prime’s “Cannonball” and turn it into a cannonball of bass. This track is simple, yet hits so damn hard and it really would be a shame for you to pass up on this one. Nothing better than a free download and a fresh twist on an epic track. Scoop this one up below for free and definitely turn up the bass on those subwoofers!
Showtek & Justin Prime – Cannonball (Carnage & Victor Niglio Festival Trap Remix) | Free Download
Kaskade (ft. Neon Trees) vs. Headhunterz & Promise Land – Lessons In Love (Kaskade & Ken Loi Mashup) [Free Download]
Adding to his amazing repertoire of free, catchy mashups, Kaskade has just released his brand new mix with Ken Loi to his very own iconic track, ‘Lessons in Love’, featuring some epic vocals from none other than Neon Trees. Throwing in Headhunterz and Promise Land’s unique twists to the track gives the mix an all new energy and will catch any crowd off guard. So, throw on some headphones, crank that volume, and get ready for some big room madness.
Kaskade (ft. Neon Trees) vs. Headhunterz & Promise Land – Lessons In Love (Kaskade & Ken Loi Mashup) | Free Download
Holy Ship is quickly approaching and the events are slowly rolling in! If you will be attending then you know about the themed party voting – and the results are in! The two chosen are ‘Ghost Ship’ and ‘Tight and Bright’! Also, the DJs have been decided for Saturday’s private island party: Justice, Diplo, Brodinski, and Destructo. Lastly, the late night on-board parties have also been announced:
- Knife Party presents: Earstorm
- Moombahton Massive
- Skream & Benga Presents
- Dirtybird Disco
- Nightslugs Records Party
- Holy Ship! Surprise Party
- Destructo & Friends
Get to your themed party shopping and start planning which after parties you will be attending! All aboard thy booze cruise.