Stream HARD Summer 2018 sets from Diplo & Dillon Francis, Marshmello, Mija, and more

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Stream HARD Summer 2018 sets from Diplo & Dillon Francis, Marshmello, Mija, and moreHard Summer

HARD Summer 2018 has come and gone — the festival’s first year without founder of the HARD brand Gary Richards (a.k.a. Destructo) at the helm — and all seemed to go as planned. Recruiting some of today’s top talent in house, future bass, dubstep, and hip-hop, the weekend featured some powerhouse back-to-back sets from Dillon Francis & Diplo, Zeds Dead & Jauz, and A-Trak & Baauer. Travis Scott celebrated the release of his new album, Astroworld, and Mija dropped another set that completely embodies her “Fk A Genre” mantra.

With more sets from Marshmello, Ghastly, Louis the Child, and others, this weekend marked the beginning of a new chapter for the HARD organization. Check out some of the top sets of the weekend below.

Diplo b2b Dillon Francis:

Travis Scott:

Zeds Dead b2b Jauz:

A-Trak b2b Baauer:

Marshmello:

Mija:

Louis The Child:

Ghastly:

Big Wild:

Slushii:

 

Louis The Child and Wafia strips down “Better Not” for a completely acoustic version

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Earlier this year Louis The Child released the perfect summer song and perhaps one of their biggest hits to date in “Better Not,” featuring the wonderful Wafia. The track bounced with steel drums, clean percussion and vibrant synths that perfectly showcased Wafia’s every word while painting sunny mental images.

However, right when listeners thought the track couldn’t get any better, the guys now deliver a broken-down acoustic version that features Robby on the bass, Freddy on the piano, a string quartet, and of course Wafia on the mic. In doing so, they create an emotion-packed video that really allows the listener to connect with the artists as they perform the gentle ballad. It also shows their versatility and ability to create anything from fully electronic productions to delicate live performances.

Photo from Facebook: Louis The Child

Take in the HARD Summer action with sets from Jauz b2b Zeds Dead, Marshmello, and more

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Take in the HARD Summer action with sets from Jauz b2b Zeds Dead, Marshmello, and moreHARD Summer Livestream

HARD Summer is amidst its 2018 takeover of the Auto Club Speedway, and even if fans are unable to make it to the festival itself, the action will be streamed exclusively via LiveXLive. In addition to streaming festival, there will be backstage content, interviews and more.

The festival is known for its bass heavy lineup, and the organizers recently released a compilation in honor of the festival’s kickoff. This year’s lineup is a bit more diverse with acts such as Jaden Smith and Marshmello. The streaming schedule includes sets from Party Favor, Joyryde, Louis The Child, Slushii, and headliner Marshmello among many more for day one. Other notable sets on the livestream schedule include Jauz b2b Zeds Dead and Yellow Mustard, which is Yellow Claw b2b DJ Mustard.

See the full live stream schedule (in EST):

8:05pm- Party Favor

9:00pm- Jaden Smith

9:50pm- Joyryde

10:20pm- SAYMYNAME

11:00pm- Louis the Child

11:50pm- Flosstradamus

12:20am- Slushii

12:50am- Yellow Mustard (Yellow Claw & DJ Mustard)

2:00am- TroyBoi

2:15am- Zeds Dead b2b Jauz

3:15am Marshmello

 

StayLoose Flips Louis The Child’s Hit “Better Not”

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With a little help from his friend Freddy from Louis The Child, StayLoose flipped the boys’ 2018 chart-topper “Better Not”.  The Denver native stayed true to the soft intro of the original track, but added his own style of guitar synth that lead into the beautiful vocals of Wafia.  However, once the drop hits StayLoose

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StayLoose takes a swing at Louis The Child’s ‘Better Not’ ft Wafia

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Denver producer StayLoose, previously known as StéLouse, has been fine-tuning his pop-infused electronic productions since his initial debut in 2014. In the past couple of years, he has grown his following with stellar singles like “Sociopath” featuring Bryce Fox and his vibrant remix of Rozes‘ “R U Mine.”

He got connected with Louis the Child‘s Freddy in 2014, and they continued to stay friends as their careers progressed. After hearing the Chicago duo’s release of “Better Not” featuring Wafia, StayLoose immediately connected with it and decided to put his own spin on it.

In his rendition, StayLoose keeps the integrity of the track by introducing delicate guitar riffs, and Wafia’s whimsical voice, while subtly building with percussion which then guides in the synth-heavy and emotion-filled drop.

Dexter’s Beat Laboratory Vol. 43

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Dexter’s Beat Laboratory is a weekly collection of songs from DA music editor and staff writer Robyn Dexter. With a taste that can only be described as eclectic — to say nothing of a name that lends itself to punnery — DA is happy to present a selection of tracks personally curated by Dexter for your listening pleasure.


House maven BIJOU has returned with another tasty dance floor-ready offering, “Take A Hit,” with Gerry Gonza. His hard-hitting style fuses perfectly with that of Gonza’s as they pair sultry vocals with a bass-heavy beat for a g-house collaboration that’s sure to entice dance music listeners of all persuasions.


Rameses B‘s style of drum & bass can be summed up in one word: intense. With each new release, the UK artist tells an enthralling tale. During his latest’s six-minute length, “Prometheus” builds and drops in tremendous fashion. Mystery-filled breaks that tell a tale of the narrator searching for someone, adding to the suspense. “This is the first time I’ve combined psytrance and drum and bass, the result is a progressive and ever-evolving track that takes the listener on a journey,” Rameses B says of the Monstercat release. “This could spark future iterations of the psy-dnb genre.”


Hidden Face exhibits a mysterious feel to his music reminiscent of ZHU‘s. The up-and-coming Parisian artist pairs a dark beat with alluring vocals painting a foreboding picture as he goes. Though slightly eerie, the track is fascinating, and I find myself listening again and again. “Turn off the lights” marks Hidden Face’s opening track to his debut three-track EP, out now on Daruma.


I’ll admit I was surprised to see ATTLAS on Louis The Child‘s “Better Not” remix package — pleasantly so. The mau5trap artist has composed a beautiful rendition of the Chicago duo’s hit, layering in a variety of lighthearted synths that give the track an extra feel-good vibe. It’s impeccably produced and shows a lighter side of the Toronto artist’s style.


Elephante‘s Glass Mansion EP has just hit the airwaves, adding nine emotion-packed originals to his repertoire. The EP’s namesake is a blissful and catchy track with a deeper message. “It’s the story about building and dreaming about the “Glass Mansion,” where the streets are made of gold and everything is perfect – and then finally getting there, and realizing that it’s not what you were looking for,” Elephante told Billboard. “You can’t wait to be happy until you achieve something – you have to find joy in the process. Because we’ll never have it better than we do right now.”

Louis The Child releases remixes for ‘Better Not’ from Hotel Garuda and more

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Producer duo Louis The Child are known over the years for their individual style that is readily evident across their excellent remixes and bouncy originals.

With their upbeat sound and foolproof productions, it’s no surprise that they release a beautiful 9-track remix package for their latest release. “Better Not,” featuring the ever so swaggy Wafia.

Hotel Garuda reimagines it by kicking the tempo up a notch and, adding a four on the floor beat. In doing so they deliver an excellently house tune that is sprinkled with groovy strumming bass.

Other remixers include Krane, who takes the remix and builds the track into a cinematic wonderland. Picture driving at hyper speed surrounded in emotional chords and following the sound of the heroic lead as it guides you through the bass ridden drop.

Montell2099 also comes in and delivers an uplifting funky soul tune that provokes dancing so be warned.

Louis The Child and Wafia share fun loving music video for ‘Better Not’

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Power duo Louis The Child released an ideal summer track “Better Not” in April right before their performances at Coachella. Since then the song, which features Wafia, has had immense success, hitting No. 1 on the iTunes Electronic Chart and on HypeMachine while reaching nearly 11 million streams globally.

As if “Better Not” wasn’t catchy enough, the guys now release a colorful music video directed by Matty Peacock that fully captures the output’s lighthearted aesthetic. Steel drums swirl as Wafia’s delicate voice floats atop scenes of friends hanging out on the beach, skating, Robby and Freddy in Mario-inspired getups, syncopated choreography and other feel-good visuals.

This music video anchors around Louis The Child’s bubbly personalities along with Wafia’s effortless perfection, that makes the video a perfectly accenting accompaniment to a summer-scoring jam.

Louis The Child – Last To Leave ft Caroline Ailin (Midnight Kids Remix)

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Midnight Kids, the duo that has kept fans in mystery for their unknown identity, has released a stunning progressive house remix of Louis The Child‘s “Last To Leave.” The piece features an indie feel with a moving, harmonic melody, intriguing beats, and an easy-flowing chorus.

“Louis the Child are an act we’ve watched grow immensely over the last few years, so when we had the opportunity to remix this record we were ecstatic,” the duo says of the remix. “The original track is amazing, and we wanted to keep the same amount of energy the original had while still incorporating our signature nostalgic style. The remix came together so organically and there couldn’t have been an easier vocal to work with, Caroline Ailin killed it. We hope you guys enjoy this one! Thank you for all your support you’ve shown us, it means the world to us. Our adventure is only just beginning.”

Midnight Kids have continued their streak of elegant and alluring pop-crossover tracks with their latest remix. Some of Midnight Kids’ most prominent tracks include their remix of Justice‘s “Phantom Pt. II,” as well as their take on A R I Z O N A‘s “Electric Touch.” With their captivating sound, Midnight Kids continues to keep listeners mesmerized with each uplifting release in their roster.

Louis The Child – Last To Leave ft Caroline Ailin (Midnight Kids Remix)

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Midnight Kids, the duo that has kept fans in mystery for their unknown identity, has released a stunning progressive house remix of Louis The Child‘s “Last To Leave.” The piece features an indie feel with a moving, harmonic melody, intriguing beats, and an easy-flowing chorus.

“Louis the Child are an act we’ve watched grow immensely over the last few years, so when we had the opportunity to remix this record we were ecstatic,” the duo says of the remix. “The original track is amazing, and we wanted to keep the same amount of energy the original had while still incorporating our signature nostalgic style. The remix came together so organically and there couldn’t have been an easier vocal to work with, Caroline Ailin killed it. We hope you guys enjoy this one! Thank you for all your support you’ve shown us, it means the world to us. Our adventure is only just beginning.”

Midnight Kids have continued their streak of elegant and alluring pop-crossover tracks with their latest remix. Some of Midnight Kids’ most prominent tracks include their remix of Justice‘s “Phantom Pt. II,” as well as their take on A R I Z O N A‘s “Electric Touch.” With their captivating sound, Midnight Kids continues to keep listeners mesmerized with each uplifting release in their roster.