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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.

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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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Photo: Doug Van Sant

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 http://hardfest.com/.

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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

Travis Scott – Sicko Mode (Skrillex Remix)

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Skrillex remixes Sicko Mode by Travis Scott

Skrillex just guaranteed that “Sicko Mode” will be played at every club, festival, and party. Skrillex not so long ago remixed Kendrick Lamar’s humble and made that such a heavy rotation-track.  The remix feels more like 4 edits on the drums with a remixed middle part that has more of the Skrillex-sound we know. It feels very minimal and that works in the favor of this track because it will guarantee more plays in the clubs for its lack of experimentation. The best part has to be the Jersey Club section that comes in at 4:25.

The Jersey Club section has me wondering if we’re going to hear some Jersey Club collaborations with Skrillex. It would be a smart move and hopefully, he has something in the works with DJ Sliink or even some other producers from the Club community. Skrillex is definitely smart and obviously will benefit from riding this wave, but it feels much more like one of those shout-outs to the culture of Club sound. The placement of the club section of Sicko Mode is placed at the end; ensuring that it got the last attention of the listener.

 

Overall, this track was already good and we all have been playing this song multiple times. Thankfully, you can now add to your party playlist with an even more uptempo vibe remix. This song will do well with those people who like to dabble in EDM (There’s a difference) and those who like the heavy Bass, Jungle Terror, Jersey Club and Dubstep elements.

If you haven’t heard the “Humble” Remix by Kendrick Lamar. Checking out this remix is a must. Skrillex has been successful with the Rap remixes and releases. We see how successful “Wild for the night” with A$AP Rocky was. We can only expect even more of this style to come out.

///Victor M.

R3LL @ EDC Las Vegas 2018

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Its been a terrific 2018 for R3LL and it just keeps getting better. R3LL won the 2018 EDC Discovery Project and got to play on the Parliament Art Car on Friday night. If you were there, then you got to experience history in the making. If you were not there, luckily you can still listen to the set below. Here it is. From Jersey to Vegas, jam out to R3LL’s set from Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas 2018.