News continues to bode ill for Gary Richards and the HARD crew as Live Nation cancels September’s A Night At Fairplex and enacts even more stringent regulations for future HARD events. The cancelation is Live Nation’s response to the city-organized investigation into the deaths of two patrons at this last August’s HARD Summer. Though the [...]
HARD founder Gary Richards, aka Destructo, is back in the news following his well-publicized spat with Insomniac Events CEO Pasquale Rotella. This time, he’s taking shots at the entire EDM scene. In an interview with Spin, Richards explains his problem with the current dance music scene. “I consider myself a music person in the music [...]
Forget Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao, there’s a new supreme rivalry: HARD Events vs Electric Daisy Carnival, or more specifically, HARD founder Gary Richards, aka Destructo, vs Insomniac Events CEO Pasquale Rotella. In the newest flurry of punches following the news of Richards’ legal suit against Rotella, it looks like artists will [...]
Image via Billboard. Looks like there’s trouble in paradise: Gary Richards, aka Destructo, the ­founder of HARD Events, has filed a trademark suit against Insomniac Events CEO Pasquale Rotella in order to cancel Rotella’s use of the Electric Daisy Carnival name, according to a Billboard report. Richards, who allegedly founded EDC in [...]
In preparation for Destructo’s eagerly awaited West Coast EP, the G house producer and head of HARD has put up Dare You 2 Move, a track set to release with the EP that features vocals from Problem. Following the release of West Coast EP track Party Up, Dare You 2 Move gives listeners another taste of what to expect on the new EP. [...]
Destructo feat. Problem - Dare You 2 Move (Original Mix)
Pictured: Maya Jane Coles at Hard Day Of The Dead. View more pics from the festival here. In a firmly male-dominated industry, HARD Events’ head honcho Gary Richards just shared plans to boost the ratio a bit by hosting an all-female-DJ festival in 2014. In an interview with Wildspice Mag, Richards was asked why he thought the EDM [...]
How HARD manages to one-up themselves with every festival they throw is beyond us. HARD head honcho Gary Richards certainly knows how to curate a killer party by now. Today, HARD officially announced the lineup for Day Of The Dead 2013. Commence the outbursts of “aww, snap!” and “no way!” Headliners Saturday include Skrillex, Calvin [...]
Boys Noize - Inhale/Exhale (Original Mix) [Boysnoize]
Maya Jane Coles - Comfort [I/AM/ME]
Dusky - Flo Jam [Dogmatik]
You may know that HARD CEO Gary Richards & Destructo are the same person, but did you know that he also threw the first Electric Daisy Carnival? Gary spoke with us at Coachella about his early days working with Pasquale Rotella & Rick Rubin & how he balances his various roles.
Destructo - LA Funky (BS1 Remix) [BNR Trax]