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HARD Events Presents: HARD RED ROCKS

Thursday, March 07, 2013


The infamous Red Rocks Amphitheater music venue, located in Morrison, Colorado, is no stranger to extravagant, sold-out dance music events. This past year alone, the venue has boasted talents such as Major Lazer, Big Gigantic, Savoy, Dillon Francis, Krewella, among many others. This coming May, Bassnectar will bring his fantastic production and raw disk-jockey talent back to Colorado for a two night, sold-out performance. While we can't say for sure, we imagine beloved Colorado native Pretty Lights will make another stop at the historic venue, as he has for the past several summers. images We are very pleased to announce the massive, bass-heavy concert promoter HARD EVENTS is coming to Red Rocks for the very first time on Thursday, August 1, making a stop in Colorado on its way to Los Angeles for the end-of-summer debauchery that is HARDFEST. The promoting group has put on some of 2012/13's biggest events and festivals, such as HARD Haunted Mansion, HARD Summer, and of course the three-day electronic dance music cruise Holy Ship! Dance-music entrepreneur DESTRUCTO, (otherwise known as Gary Richards, founder of HARD Events), will be performing THIS SUNDAY at the 3-day outdoor music festival SnowBall in Winter Park, CO. DESTRUCTO has cultivated an incendiary live set that merges heavy metal bombast and propulsive, potent techno. It is unlike anything out there, and he takes it into the studio for TECHNOLOGY, his five-song debut EP out now on Boys Noize’s emerging talent brand BNR TRAX. Featured on TECHNOLOGY“LA Funky” seamlessly melds the techno sounds of Detroit, Chicago, Berlin and Ibiza into one perfect, year-round dance party. The EP’s title track, “Technology,” is the calling card of DESTRUCTO’s globe-trotting live performances, and drawing on the groove/build/explode dynamic he developed in his national tours with Crystal Castles and Rusko, it's no wonder “Technology” has been in heavy rotation on Sirius XM and found its way into Boys Noize’s and A-Trak's festival sets. Watch the “Technology” video here: On “Stand Still,” discerning fans can also sense the influence of rising stars OLIVER, who co-produced the EP.  Within its propulsive groove, a harmonically processed voice dares you to “stand still.” Rounding out the record are contributions from BNR TRAX labelmates Jan Driver and BS1, who respectively take on “Technology” and “LA Funky.”  Jan Driver is Boys Noize’ssecret weapon, a producer and mastering engineer extraordinaire who takes the title track into gritty mental mash-up territory.  BS1 provide a skilled re-work of “LA Funky.”

More info regarding HARD Red Rocks will be coming in the next few days, so stay tuned!