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Hard Summer Line Up Announced

Hard Summer is back at the NOS event center this year in San Bernadino, California. The line up is jam packed with tons of artists that have we fully support and have featured on here before. Its an awesome feeling seeing artists that have worked directly with us on the bill for Hard Summer.

Hard Summer has always prided themselves with state of the art talent and this year is more of the same. There are some truly talented artists that you can check out. One name that should be really interesting to see will be Marc Rebillet. If you saw his streams over the quarantine, then you know that he is going to put on a wild show.

If you are new to electronic music or are just looking for some new artists to check out, we highly recommend checking out Will Clarke, Hotfire, Uniiqu3, Wax Motif, Alison Wonderland & Matroda just to name a few.

The event will take place over 3 days from July 29-31. The event runs 4pm to 1 am the first 2 nights & 3pm to midnight on the last night.

Wet/Dry Electric: The Beach Festival

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It was a long week for the promoters, but after a long week of controversy and a big fight from the city of Huntington Beach, the 2013 Wet Electric went off with very few problems. Earlier in the week, the city of Huntington Beach tried to take the promoters to court in an attempt to shut down the event. This came in the wake of riots occurring after the US Open of Surfing in July which damaged several buildings in the downtown area. The judged denied the city because the promoters were doing everything legally. The judge did however not give the promoters a liquor license due to political pressure from the city effectively turning Wet Electric into a dry event. Considering it was a 21+ event, this looked to be a potential problem. The show must still go on though.

Coining the nick name “Dry Electric,” thousands of music loving fans flocked to the beaches regardless of the fact that there was no alcohol. Keeping the theme of “we do it for the love of music” the absence of alcohol did not seem to be any sort of problem for festival attendees. People still danced and had fun and according to reports, there were very little incidents and reports of problems.

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One thing that promoters did to combat the dry rules was that they allowed “ins and outs.” If you are not familiar with that term it basically means that at 99% of music festivals, they do not allow people to go in and out of the venue to go back to their cars (for obvious reasons). At Wet Electric however, this was allowed, so for those who felt the need to drink did so in the parking lots pre-gaming and tailgating. Though the police presence was heavy, the use of police was very minimal. I asked one officer towards the end of the night how the event had gone and he said that people were very friendly and there were very few minor incidents.

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The DJs did an excellent job with the situation of the day. In almost every set, each performing artists proclaimed to their adoring fans how much they love the fans and do it for the music. The fans raged to DJ sets from legendary house DJs Paul Oakenfold & Robbie Rivera. As the night went on, the music got heavier, though for the most part it was pretty much all house music (a theme in which i noticed to be pretty prevalent in the OC). Other DJ sets that stood out to me were MAKJ, Audrey Napolean and Minaya & Vikus.

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The best part of the event was the location. Surfers were out in force as usual and probably had the best view of the festival. Being a surfer myself, I couldnt help but think how awesome it was for them to have these amazing DJs to surf into the sunset. There were tons of inflatable slides and zip lines that kept people entertained.

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Overall, for the controversy that surrounded the event the week of, Id say it was a great success. Everyone there was in positive spirits and the vibe was awesome. Kudos to the promoters and performers for making the event as successful as it was and even more kudos to the attendees who proved the entire city wrong that this could happen. So here’s to next year in the hopes that this event will continue to be on the beach.

HARD Summer Mixtape #2 : DUKE DUMONT

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Its July 1st, EDC has come and gone, and as you revel in the memories of what was, it is time to look forward to what the future has in store. Summer time in Los Angeles always means three things, parties, banging beats and banging heat. July 1st also means that LA’s best summer party is right around the corner. Hard Summer is now just over a month away and Hard Fest just released the 2nd installment of their summer mixtape series. This mix featuring Duke Dumont is the perfect groove for those mellow Los Angles summer days. Whether you’re sitting on the 405 in traffic ¬†or vibing with your friends, this mix will sure to get you moving. The main theme I take from this mix that differs from most mixes is the groove. Most DJs worry more about banging out their mix, Duke Dumont ¬†worries about the beat, the shuffle, and the groove. With that being said, turn up the volume and Enjoy! ALSO, if you haven’t purchased your tickets for HARD Summer, you can do so HERE.

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