Hard Summer Review
Hard Summer is the best place to hear and experience the hottest new acts in electronic dance music.
Over the past three years the electronic dance music genre has moved out of warehouses and raves and into the mainstream. Artists like Skrillex, Deadmau5 and Diplo have popularized the music genre which was once only relegated for “candy kids” and fans of the drug ecstasy. Due to the genre’s new found popularity several large festivals have sprouted up. There is the Electric Daisy Carnival in several different cities, Ultra Music Festival in Miami Florida, and Together as One in Las Vegas. All of these are great festivals but my favorite is the Hard Present’s series including Hard Summer, Hard Haunted, and Holy Ship!
Hard Summer, which takes place on August 3 and 4th in the Los Angeles State Historic Park, has been going strong for the past 5 years and is the place to be if you want to hear where the genre is headed. Before Deadmau5 and Skrillex were house hold names they both headlined a Hard Event. I remember seeing Skrillex in a relatively small crowd back in 2011. Hard always seems to catch the trends in EDM right before they break into the mainstream. In 2010 they featured a largely dubstep lineup, in 2011 promoters really pushed the then infant sub-genre Moombahton , at Hard Haunted in November I saw Baauer before he gained viral success with his track, “Harlem Shake”. The event in August features a line-up filled with the newest crazes in EDM the genres “Future House” as well as Baauer’s forte “Trap Music “. Whenever you head to a new festival there are a lot of things you might not now about here is my guide to making the most out of your Hard Experience.
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