Destructo curates seven-hour playlist in anticipation for HARD Summer

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As this August’s HARD Summer Music Festival approaches, the event’s founder, Destructo, has bestowed upon his fans a seven-hour playlist filled with an eclectic array of styles and genres. The playlist includes tracks from all of the festival’s performers, including Tchami, Dog Blood, Malaa, Drezo, and many others.

HARD Summer will take place at the Speedway in Fontana Southern California and will span over two days, August 5-6. The festival will be celebrating its 10 year anniversary, and with headliners such as DJ Snake, Justice, Snoop Dog, and Migos, this year’s iteration is one not to miss.

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Dog Blood reveal HARD Summer will be their only festival in 2017

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Perhaps the best surprise of the HARD Summer Musical Festival 10th anniversary line-up was the news that Dog Blood would be topping the bill in 2017. As the supergroup side project conceived by Skrillex and Boys Noize, the two haven’t appeared together since HARD Red Rocks nearly two years ago.

On May 18th, however, Dog Blood took to their Facebook socials to express their excitement for HSMF, but also to announce to fans that it would be their only show in 2017. The announcement most likely comes as a joy to HARD founder Gary Richards, since Dog Blood is sure to draw in a massive crowd on their own. Now that it’s been confirmed as their first and only show in nearly two years, tickets should be start flying off the decks.

Maybe there’s a possibility for the return of Dog Blood in 2018? There’s no way to know for sure, but their HARD Summer appearance is sure to be the 2017 festival set to see. Grab tickets here to join Dog Blood August 5-6, 2017 at The Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California.

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Ecstasy confirmed as cause of death in 3 Hard Summer fatalities

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Back in August, three attendees of HARD Summer — all between the ages of 20 and 22 years old — tragically passed away at the Southern California music festival. Hot weather was deemed a contributing factor, with temperatures reaching the upper-90s throughout the weekend. The primary causes of death, however, were not immediately clear.

Nearly four months later, the coroner has issued an official report, confirming ecstasy as the primary cause of death in all three cases. Mike Sutcliffe, the supervising coroner investigator, labeled the deaths as due to “acute MDMA toxicity.”

According to Fontana Herald News, who reported the coroner’s statement, the three deaths are believed to be “the most ever caused by Ecstasy at one high-profile Electronic Dance Music (EDM) festival.”

It’s troubling news for HARD Summer, who experienced two deaths the year prior, also linked to ecstasy overdose. More than that, however, it’s a sobering reminder about the inherent dangers of MDMA and the absolutely necessity for more drug safety awareness. Nothing will change until we change the culture itself.