HARD Day Of The Dead Comes Back From The Dead
HARD Day Of The Dead had not taken place since 2015, and with that being stated it was absolutely missed. This is similar competition that noticed Marshmello make his debut. With that being stated it's simply one the West Coast’s higher festivals. 2018 noticed HARD Day Of The Dead make its return to the Los Angeles State Historic Park, and to that, we couldn’t be happier.
The park reopened earlier this yr after going via a renovation, and it confirmed. Having gone to Insomniac’s “Zedd In The Park” on the identical venue earlier this yr, it was good to revisit the park and see it in a special mild.
I entered the venue near 5 ‘O Clock P.M., and at this level, the park was already full dressed up attendees dancing the night time away. The competition was themed after the Mexican vacation ‘Dia De Los Muertos’. While there have been quite a few individuals dressed up in Halloween garb, the quantity ‘Dia De Los Muertos’ themed costumes vastly outnumbered the previous.
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As I entered and met up with pals, I loved the sounds Omnom and his wonky tackle home music. I rapidly left the group pals and headed over to attempt to get my face painted, as HARD was fering free face work of their VIP part. Unfortunately, the road was longer than I had hoped, and that didn’t find yourself taking place. I opted as a substitute to seize a drink, to which I used to be impressed by the choice the bars had been fering. I made a decision on a Cherry Vodka Cocktail and made my technique to the principle stage.
As I approached, and the solar was setting over Downtown LA, I caught the closing moments Cashmere Cat’s set, to which he dropped Virtual Self’s ‘Ghost Voices’. The crowd was loving it, and it was at this level that I made a decision to leap in and observe swimsuit. His set ended, and the gang grew quiet, we knew what was coming and we couldn’t’ be happier. Knife Party took the stage, and all of us misplaced it.
For an hour, we had been transported again in time as Knife Party’s set was nostalgic as may be. It was superior to see them play, as that they had additionally been at HARD Day Of The Dead again in 2014. Only one member made it out for the present, which was Gareth McGrillen, however it was worthwhile nonetheless. I hadn’t seen Knife Party since 2012, so this made it all of the a lot better. They dropped the whole lot from Sebastian Ingrosso’s & Tommy Trash’s iconic monitor ‘Reload’ to 2011’s ‘Bang Bang’ by La Puente.
Blending tunes each present and previous, Knife Party devastated the LA Historic Park. My solely gripe was that we didn’t get an opportunity to listen to “Internet Friends” performed dwell. He teased us with the intro to solely to not play it. He claimed that their set received “Cut Short’, oh properly. They performed hundreds their different music, and it was superb. Check them out if you happen to ever get the prospect.
Next got here a 45-minute changeover, because the mainstage manufacturing crew ready the stage for Die Antwoord. I wasn’t actually wanting ahead to this, so I made a decision to discover the venue and take a look at what HARD needed to fer. Their menu included the whole lot from Gourmet Mac & Cheese, Lotta Tots, and even Bulgogi Korean BBQ. I opted as a substitute for a Churro, from the Churro carts that had been sprung across the venue, and I used to be fairly pleased with my determination.
I managed to catch a bit Rodriguez Jr. dwell and was pleasantly shocked by the variability his set included. I couldn’t identify the tracks he dropped, however it was sufficient to maintain the groove going, and preserve the general vibe that HARD was presenting. After some time, I made my method again to the MainStage, and was serenaded by a gaggle Mariachi’s enjoying ‘La Chona’. I lastly ended up on the important stage, solely to be hit with a thick wall bass.
Die Antwoord had taken the stage, they usually had been destroying the dance-floor. I gained’t go so far as to say I used to be a fan the South African Hip-Hop group previous to the occasion. I knew who they had been, and had even watched a movie that they starred in, however if you happen to requested me to call a monitor from them, I'd draw a clean. After seeing them dwell, this opinion has positively modified, and I'll positively be seeing them once more. The power they create is unreal, and the music of their discography is out the world.
After listening to some their stuff, I made positive to Shazam the tracks, in order that I may add them to my private music library. One monitor that stands proud, particularly, was ‘Ugly Boy’ by the Capetown primarily based group. If you haven’t had an opportunity to pay attention test it out right here. It comprises a straight pattern Aphex Twin’s ‘Ageispolis’, which is superior. When paired along with Ninja and Yolandi’s trademark vocals, the outcomes are nothing brief epic.
Next got here one other 40-minute changeover, solely this time the sounds had been offered by Thee Mike B. I scrambled away from the Main Stage and made my method over to Shiba San. At this level, he had already been enjoying for over 15 minutes. I took a minute loosen up, and benefit from the surroundings, because the park was affected by skulls, gravestones, and tons different Instagram worthy photo-ops. After a while I returned to the MainStage, to catch Justice.
In all honesty, they had been the explanation I attended HARD Day Of The Dead, to start with. I had been ready for practically a decade to see the elusive French duo that's Justice. I'm glad to say that I used to be not let down in any respect. They performed all the tracks that we’ve come to anticipate, together with the stuff f their new ‘Woman Worldwide’ album.
I left the stage a bit early to catch Lee Floss’ b2b set with Felix Da Housecat and was left pleased with my determination. This was the proper technique to wind down the night time, as some the sooner acts sapped the copious quantities power I walked into Day Of The Dead With. Floss & Felix stored the groove going till the present ended, and the vibe was good.
HARD Day Of The Dead was held the weekend after Insomniac’s Escape. Due to this, I wasn’t positive if it will have the ability to dwell as much as earlier weekends debauchery. I've by no means been extra improper. HARD has confirmed time and time once more that they're greater than succesful placing on top-notch occasions. HARD Day Of The Dead is one other shining instance that.
After 2015, HARD Day Of The Dead went on a three-year hiatus, solely to return in gorgeous trend. We would hate to see this motion repeat, as this author is tremendously wanting ahead to attending subsequent yr. If you had the prospect to be in attendance, you understand precisely what I’m speaking about. If not, you'll want to make it out subsequent yr, you gained’t be upset.
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