Although the first night of Hard’s Day of the Dead Festival was beginning to wind down, it was still far too early to turn down as we made our way to Araabmuzik’s set at 9:45. The same sentiment was felt throughout the crowd, whose energy was already through the roof as the stage was being set up. Upon seeing the crowd of this headlining act, I realized that Araabmuzik's presence at Day of the Dead served a very specific purpose. As one of the most unique and exciting crossover acts in Hip-Hop music, Araabmuzik's live shows catered to a certain niche of fans who weren't necessarily at the festival for electronic music.
As we took our place in the crowd for Big Gigantic’s set on Sunday evening, Dominic Lalli’s (of Big Gigantic) jazz saxophone set the scene for the sun’s departure on the last night of Hard Day of the Dead in Pomona, CA. The pink-streaked sky was laced perfectly with the last remaining beams of golden sunlight, causing positive vibes to be spread amongst everyone at the HARD’s Mainstage.
For a festival in it’s first year of touring, Safe In Sound definitely made a name for itself. Headlined by none other than Flux Pavilion, Adventure Club and Destroid (a unique collaboration between dubstep powerhouses Excision, Downlink and DJ SAWKA) With some of the biggest names in EDM, and boasting 150,000 watts of PK sound, the one night festival drew a massive audience, selling out venues across the country for a night dedicated to bass.
DJ Craze brings us back to the basics with some sleek looking vinyls. In this video, DJ Craze is on his couch watching the likes of DJ Pauly D from Jersey Shore, David Guetta, Paris Hilton, & Steve Aoki. He then walks over to this set up and lays it all out! This is how DJing should be done. Before the DJ's say "that's not DJ'ing" let me point out to anyone who doesn't know this is a very practiced set - hence he's able to cross fade and transition with every beat. Regardless it's a hella of a routine. <story
LA native RL Grime aka Henry Steinway is reknown for his heavy trap, grimy glitchy itchy bangers. Peep this track just released today here to get hyped up for Halloween! He'll be playing at HARD Day of the Dead Fest. (which I'll be attending) with the-re-up.com in Pomona, CA and you know he's gonna hold it down. I would post a soundcloud link but I'm pretty sure he just broke it with this banger. (Luckily it's on Youtube - I GOT YOU!)
Diplo’s music video for the song “Techno” has been making headlines all across the EDM community and received incredibly mixed reviews. Some claim it’s the best way to make a bold statement, that shock value and powerful messages can really change a problem that has always been at the base of the rave community. Others say that is purely a scare tactic used to reinforce the “say no to drug policy” that has always been taught in schools.
The North American Worlds’ tour has been making headlines throughout the EDM community, and for good reason. Porter Robinson’s tour reflects his movement towards a new sound, moving away from the heavier music he was formerly known for and taking his fan base by surprise. Although Worlds was not what we were expecting, it is revolutionary in a new and different way.
As chants bellowing out "I'm on a boat!" could be heard from across Seattle, Washington's Lake Union, the next thing all of the land loving Pacific Northwester's who couldn't make it to the Decibel Boat Parties sponsored by Dama Cannabis Products saw was a cloud of vapor trailing from the stoner friendly event.
Written by Owen J.
Posted on Oct. 16, 2014
Spitta Andretti has done it again, releasing pure “audio dope” for the masses to fiend over in the form of his latest two mixtape releases, Saturday Night Car Tunes x More Saturday Night Car Tunes. As a lover of classic cars, weed by the pound, and quality tunes, these two projects instantly stuck with me once Curren$ys first track touched my ears a few weeks ago. Expecting nothing less than a well put together, smoke-heavy mixtape, Curren$y came through with a balanced amount of features, bringing in some new and old favorites from Young Roddy to the homie Mac Miller.