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manolo EP


One of the most profound artists on the rise in 2019 has to be manolo. His debut EP self titled “manolo EP” came out on Understated Records on June 21st. The 2 track EP show cases his talent as a music producer giving us menacing drops with that old school house vibe. This EP is definitely the one to be bumping at the pool this summer.

The first track, ‘Rhonda,’ is about one of his favorite parties in LA that kept his love for house music alive. In April 2018 manolo had the chance to see Karizma play at Rhonda. At the peak hour, when the dance floor was in sync, manolo felt the sudden urge to create something. and immediately left the club, went home, and produced what ended up being ‘Rhonda.’ Understated fell in love with the other track ‘Let me tell you’ and almost immediately signed it.

Manolo has been on a tear this year with more already in the works. Having played the art car at EDC, manolo also just played the Arntre party RESET & at Sound Night Club for House Heads. With more music on the way, keep your eyes on this exciting DJ & producer.

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HARD Summer 2019

LA’s premiere music festival, HARD Summer is back with another year of hardest hitting acts in dance music. Per usual, this year does not disappoint with another stellar lineup that no matter what your flavor of electronic music is, you are bound to find an artist on here you’ll want to see.


Headliners for this year’s HARD Summer include Kid Cudi, Major Lazer, Excission b2b NGHTMRE, Tchami b2b Zhu, Claude Von Stroke, Flux Pavillion, Diesel (Shaquille O’neal) & Alison Wonderland. There are some amazing back to backs on there for both the bass heads and the house heads. A little something for everyone.

We call them sub headliners but they are all headliners in there own rights. You can also catch 12th Planet, Ghastly, 2c, Justin Martin, Kill the Noise, Soulja Boy, Vnssa (who has been having a stellar 2019), Dom Dolla, Amok, Wuki & many more. Too many to list all here but check out the flyer at the bottom of the page.

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HARD Summer is back at the Speedway in Fontana this year located in San Bernadino County, Northeast of Los Angeles county. It is a 2 day festival and will not have camping this year so if you are traveling, make sure to book a hotel near the area. HARD will also be offering shuttles running to and from some of the near by hotels to the venue as well. There will be FREE water refill stations throughout the venue to make sure that you stay hydrated. The weather is usually pretty nice around August in Southern California. Expect warm during the day and possibly a light jacket at night.

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Photo: Doug Van Sant

General admission and VIP passes for the 18+ event are on sale now and can be purchased at the HARD website. Stay tuned to the HARD Summer website to follow updates. You can also follow HARD Summer on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

To stay up to date with the latest HARD news, visit


About HARD Events: HARD Events such as HARD Summer Music Festival, HOLY SHIP! Wrecked, and HARD Red Rocks have become synonymous with larger-than-life performances, educated party people, stunning productions, and the scene’s brightest rising stars. HARD has consistently pushed the boundaries in music with their lineups and stance on booking eclectic and up-and-coming talents always.

Cover Photo Credit: Calder Wilson

Dog Blood – Turn off the Lights EP

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Dog Blood has released their first EP in 5 years. “Turn off the Lights” is a 4 track EP that does not disappoint spanning different styles of dance music including house & trap. It is pure chaos from beginning to end. Listen to the EP below.

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