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HARD tried something new for their Fall festival this year. Instead of their classic Haunted Mansion party at the Shrine, they had the brilliant idea of combining their event with the Mexican holiday celebration Day Of The Dead. Like HARD Summer, the November 3rd event was nestled deep in the heart of downtown at the LA Historic Park, a location you just can’t beat in terms of close proximity. Although it was a bit tricky to get in and a bit crowded in some spots, once inside it was a full-on rager that was fully equipped with plenty of decorations and significantly stepped up production values. The crowd played a big part as well; Skeleton-painted faces and costumes were everywhere you looked.
The line up was ruthless from beginning to end, and kicked off with filthy trap stars like Baauer. He was exceptionally lively on the stage and had the crowd going insane during his whole set, especially when he dropped his biggest hit Harlem Shake and RL Grime & Salva’s version of Mercy (See Clip Below of his set). Bro Safari also dropped a lot of trap at the Moombahton Massive stage, where he banged out tracks like his Biggie Smalls-sampling bootleg Scumbag.
At the main stage we had back-to-back madness with Zeds Dead and Major Lazer, and an appearance by French duo Justice. Major Lazer’s set was especially eclectic; they drew quite a reaction from the crowd when about ten girls got on stage and began to expressing themselves. Later, Diplo himself got inside a large transparent plastic ball and rolled over the crowd like a hamster.
When Knife Party took the throne at the Earstorm stage (top photo) they brought with them their hardest electro and had the crowd bouncing non-stop. It truly became Rage Valley for the duration of their set; everyone screamed their hearts out during Internet Friends. Finishing off this area was none other than Tommy Trash (photo below), who brought some much needed big room sound to the festival with arm-raising tracks like recent vocal anthem Sunrise (Won’t Get Lost) on Axtone.