Behind the Sound: DJ Destructo Talks Making HARD Happen
Mon, 15 Nov 2010 12:35:53
Few people can throw a party like DJ Destructo.
His HARD Festival is the ultimate electronic music party, and it's become a veritable cultural phenomenon. HARD beckons fans from all over the world, and it's set to take over Los Angeles again with its HARD NYE [December 31st, 2010, at The Music Box], HARD 13 [March 12, 2011], HARD Summer Music Festival [August 6, 2011] and, of course, HARD Haunted Mansion [October 28-29, 2011].
HARD organizer DJ Destructo is hot off 2010's mega-successful HARD Halloween, which flipped The Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall in Downtown Los Angeles upside down via unforgettable sets from Bloody Beetroots, Busy P, Crookers, Jack Beats, Rusko, Calvin Harris, Boyz Noise and Flying Lotus. However, HARD is more than just the performances, it's the vibe, atmosphere and style that's decidedly rock 'n' roll.
Destructo is the engine behind HARD. Not only does he perform, but he chooses the acts, architecting the perfect electro festival. He's got an ear and eye for talent, and his HARD Festival is more like a big budget studio action flick than just another concert. It might be because Destructo's got such a deep understanding of music—professing some favorites to be Pink Floyd and Aphex Twin—the man knows what's up. You'll feel like you're deep inside The Wall dancing like there's no tomorrow at any HARD you attend.
For this ARTISTdirect.com HP BEATS "Behind the Sound" video feature we spoke to DJ Destructo about how he constructs the hottest electronic festival on the scene, what he listens to, what he spins, what he uses to create music and the biggest challenges of making HARD so awesome…
Check out the exclusive video interview below!
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