UPDATE: HARD has confirmed this lineup is not the official lineup
Los Angeles electronic events giant HARD recently made headlines with the return of their once defunct Day of the Dead property, bringing the festival back to its original home at LA Historic Park this November. The news set the rumor mill ablaze, speculating which HARD alumni might make their return for the festival’s re-inauguration, and now a lineup poster has surfaced. At first glance, it looks like one of the most stacked dance billings of the year, though upon closer examination, some minor fractures in the unconfirmed lineup may reveal this one is too good to be true. No harm in putting our eggs in this basket for the time being and hoping it actually materializes though.
The rumored lineup features a rare 2018 performance from Skrillex — fans might remember the last time Sonny Moore rested the Skrillex project to link up with Boys Noize for Dog Blood in 2013, Moore’s comeback performance was at none other than Day of the Dead. Boys Noize is featured on the lineup as well, and anytime Skrillex and Boys Noize are in the same hemisphere, there arises a glimmer of hope for Dog Blood fans. Gesaffelstein is tapped as a DJ headliner and a Bixel Boys reunion in the undercard are some red flags. Again, this could either be the greatest lineup of the season or a certified fake. Deadmau5, Kaytranada, Bloody Beetroots live, and Baauer all make appearances on the rumored roster as well, with a grip of additional dance music power players. For Day of the Dead’s highly anticipated return to LA, we’re betting HARD pulled out all the stops — fingers crossed this one is confirmed official.
If you know a thing or two about Kaskade, you know the man doesn’t particularly care for marijuana or drugs alike. In fact, as a devout Mormon, Kaskade doesn’t really partake in any sort of partying whatsoever. That’s why the opening of a dispensary in Koreatown, Los Angeles called Kaskade Collective came as such a
Insomniac’s Factory 93 has long been a haven on the L.A. underground scene, showcasing the latest in Techno and House music. Situated in a warehouse on the outskirts of downtown, Factory 93 is now set to debut its first two-day music festival. Secret Project Festival will incorporate not only some of the best names in
One man’s trash is another man’s…RIOT LAB? That’s the philosophy that has pushed forth the visionary artwork that NKRIOT (a.k.a. Kristopher Escajeda) has created. The 28-year-old L.A. native found himself recycling old music machinery he found in the streets and creating all the gear he performs with onstage. The always-evolving RIOT LAB consists of a
New York, Los Angeles, and London will serve as the sites of three concurrent Childish Gambino events the weekend of July 14 – 15, as the “This Is America” producer brings his enigmatic Summertime Starts Here event experience series to each city in staggered intervals.
Summertime Starts Here initially debuted in New York on July 13 at Union Square, and will remain in the ‘Big Apple’ into Saturday, July 14, where the second day will commence at Fort Greene Park from 12-4 PM EST. Los Angeles will also receive the Summertime Starts Here experience on July 14. The West Coast edition of the event will take place at California’s Santa Monica pier from 12-4 PM PST. On Sunday, July 15, Gambino’s nomadic fan eventwill relocate to Fairfax High School from 12-4 PM PST.
Last but certainly not least, London will also be privy to Summertime Starts Here, with the UK version occupying Gunnersbury Park from 1-10 PM GMT. Although Gambino shared little detail about the specifics of the Summertime Starts Here series, each event will supposedly be free of charge. It is unlikely that Gambino will perform live in each city, given the overlap of the three events, though if any mortal man could do it, it would be Donald Glover somehow.
The Summertime Starts Here run follows the July 11 release of Gambino’s new EP, Summer Pack.
Pastry hurling international dance icon Steve Aoki has decided to temporarily halt the on-stage cake throwing gimmick and pick up the dough roller. The 40-year superstar DJ/producer has just announced the opening of Pizzaoki in his hometown of Los Angeles. As the son of Benihana’s founder, who once told Yahoo Finance he has never received a penny from his father, the inventively named new restaurant seems like a fitting next move for the entrepreneurial mogul.
A themed restaurant in it’s conception, much like the theatrical Japanese chain started by his late father, Aoki says that customers will be able to enjoy quality pizza recipes named after his hit songs — for instance, a classic cheese dubbed “Just Hold On” or the “Mayhem,” a supreme with all the toppings. The new concept also relies heavily on technology for delivery, as Pizzaoki currently lacks a brick and mortar location. Customers can currently place orders through Postmates and Uber Eats.
Shortly after announcing the opening of an in-house cannabis dispensary, vinyl capitol Amoeba Records has confirmed the swirling rumors that it will relocate its longtime famed Hollywood location.
Drawings of a new tower intended to go on the current site were published in 2016, starting the rumors of Amoeba’s demise. Planning documents were unearthed confirming the sale of the property to the real estate development firm GPI Properties in 2017, and Amoeba co-owner Marc Weinstein confirmed to Varietythat they are indeed scouting out new locations for the historic music store. Currently reviewing three different 20,000 square foot options for the new space, Weinstein confirmed that Amoeba will stay in Hollywood and will also pursue a dispensary license for the new location. Amoeba Records’ Hollywood location currently employs about 200 people, and its lease runs out in early 2019.
Los Angeles is not just Sacha Robotti‘s new home, but also his residence.
The news is out that Sound nightclub has officially booked the Dirtybird veteran and Sloth King for a summer residency beginning on June 23. To boot, each show will also be an open-to-close affair, allowing him to showcase his full essence as an artist.
Ahead of this expansive collaboration, Robotti has prepared an exclusive Sloth Sanctuary mix for Dancing Astronaut ears to consume. He fits quite a large breadth of tunes within its one hour span, starting off slow and grooving before heading into the dark and driving techno realm. It breeds further interest as to what a six hour set by this stalwart might sound like while also packing in a high charged mix of tunes that is sure to boost any pre-game.
Gorillaz have come back full force over the last two years. The animated supergroup lead by none other than singer/songwriter legend Damon Albarn released ‘Humanz’ last year and the album was immediately met with widespread approval from both fans and critics alike. Gorillaz than enjoyed a tour which spanned 5 continents and went for nearly
A decade ago, the EDM bubble was growing. It definitely hadn’t burst, but it was on the verge of explosion. If you had blown a bubble out of chewing gum with your mouth, EDM would be the nearly transparent surface of that gum, millimeters from your nose ready to unhinge from the threads holding its