With a name leaving little room for misunderstanding and massive line-ups covering all sorts of wobbles from chest-rattling dubstep to larger-than-life electro, HARD has quickly established itself as a true benchmark on the American electronic music scene. We dropped by at their main festival in L.A. this summer, to catch some of the highlights for your listening pleasure: doesn’t get much harder than this!
On August 7, the Los Angeles State Historic Park saw performances from magnetic men Skream & Benga, Ed Banger’s discoteer no° 1 Breakbot, and the transatlantic pairing of Diplo and Switch amongst others, who both played DJ sets as well as a Major Lazer live show.
Stream these sets as well as performances from Academy lecturer Sinden, hip hop freshman Theophilus London, and Dubsided’s man in Cali Sticky K below, and watch out for more festival highlights from Decibel Seattle, Sónar Chicago, Romania’s TM Base and Austria’s RUN VIE coming soon.
Destructo (HARD, Los Angeles) – Live at HARD NYC, Governors Island, New York
Borgore (Buygore, Tel Aviv) – Live at HARD NYC, Governors Island, New York