The HARD SUMMER Future Stars series features the Body High Mix from producers Samo Sound Boy and Jerome LOL, who together run the Los Angeles-based record label Body High. Take a listen and look at the track list below. Stay tuned to Hardfest and the HARDFEST Soundcloud page for more information.
Matpat - Feel Your Body (Body High)
Cromie & Sage Caswell - Vines (PEACH)
Floyd Campbell - Stretch (Body High)
Say Wut - Run Bass Hard (Body High)
Pipes - Let’s Get Closer (Body High)
Myrryrs - Intro Theme (Body High)
Samo Sound Boy & Floyd Campbell - Unititled #1 (Body High)
DJ Funeral - Out There (Body High)
Myrryrs - Pineapples (Body High)
Unknown - Unknown
HARD SUMMER, Los Angeles’ biggest summertime music event, returns this year for its sixth annual edition as a two-day festival Saturday, August 3 and Sunday, August 4 at Los Angeles State Historic Park with performances from leading artists in the electronic and hip-hop worlds, including Knife Party, Justice (DJ Set), Duck Sauce, Dog Blood, Bassnectar, Empire of the Sun, 2 Chainz, Zedd, Crystal Castles, Baauer, Dillon Francis, Azealia Banks and many more.
HARD SUMMER will also serve as the only U.S. stop of the Ed Banger 10-Year Anniversary Tour with the Ed Banger 10th Anniversary Stage featuring Justice (DJ set), Breakbot Live, BUSY.P Ed Banger Megamix, Feadz, Mr. Oizo, So Me and special guest Brodinski. HARD SUMMER will also host the Dirtybird Players Stage featuring Claude VonStroke and members of his Dirtybird Records crew.
Treat Me Right an epic trip through space, time, and romance novels. The new video from Canadian trio Keys N Krates interprets its own ambiguous request by borrowing from the beautifully rendered (yet often ridiculous) world of vintage romance novel cover art. Spanning everything from Highlander love to superspy ass-kickery, only an origin from deep space can explain Treat Me Right’s evolutionary mysteries. Take a look at the video below.
Four crews. Four stages. Four New York sounds. One winner.
First hosted in London in 2010, the Red Bull Music Academy Culture Clash has gradually become a staple on the international sound clash scene. With previous contestants like Major Lazer, Soul II Soul, and SMOG, as well as special surprise guests including Pusha T, the legendary Johnny Osbourne and Usher (doing a counter-action version of “Climax” on the everlasting “Stalag” riddim), Culture Clash is more than just one of the fiercest musical battles around. It’s a celebration of sound system culture and its ongoing influence on hip hop, dancehall and dance music. It’s a rare get-together of different genres and generations. And it’s probably the most entertainment one could cram into a four-hour show.
Last Thursday we gave you a listen to “Alive”, the first single released off Empire Of The Sun’s new sophomore album entitled Ice On the Dune scheduled to release this June. Here’s your first look at the video featuring sweeping landscapes along with a collection of animal hybrid like characters to take you on your sic-fi journey.
The Mad Decent Block Party have announced the lineups for their incredibly successful block party that’s rolling through 13 cities this year featuring Major Lazer, Flosstradamus, Dillon Francis and RIFF RAFF on select dates. Starting July 19th in Calgary and ending September 15th in San Diego, 2013′s Mad Decent Block Party will be setting off on its largest festival undertaking to date, bringing a full day of musical performances and on-site activities.
Kastle is a forward-thinking artist known for pioneering a fusion of garage, house and bass music with R&B-style melodies. He’s just coming off a Coachella performance and his self-titled debut album Kastle dropped Tuesday and climbed the Top 10 iTunes electronic albums chart and is now available on iTunes here. He’ll be making a live show debut this Friday in NYC along with select city tour dates. Get a listen to his nearly hour long set via Potato Will Eat You below.
Smooth UK House and Garage music is breeding a whole new sound and style thanks to this up and coming duo. After a string of successful singles, Guy and Howard Lawrence otherwise known as Disclosure, will release their debut record entitled Settle in the US on June 4 via Cherrytree/Interscope Records. The highly anticipated record comes after the success of early singles “Latch” and “White Noise”.
‘Little’ Louie Vega and Kenny ‘Dope’ Gonzalez are synonymous with the rise of NYC house music. Since meeting through their mutual friend Todd Terry back in 1988, the two native New Yorkers have amassed an overwhelming body of work, including more than 800 remixes for the likes of Madonna and Michael Jackson, a classic album under their Nuyorican Soul guise, and countless club anthems on labels like Nervous, Strictly Rhythm, and their own Masters At Work outfit.