Los Angeles' largest music event, HARD Summer Music Festival, is coming back bigger than ever for its 7th year on August 2nd and 3rd. Last year's HARD Summer, which took place at the Los Angeles State Historic Park, saw over 70,000 fans come out to see the cream of the electronic and hip-hop music crop perform, including Bassnectar, Baauer, Empire of the Sun, Knife Party, 2 Chainz, Zedd, Duck Sauce, and Justice.
The Glitch Mob, comprised of Boreta, edIT, and Ooah, has been fairly quiet in the years since their We Can Make The World Stop EP, doing a bit of remix work here and there for artists like Bassnectar, Daft Punk, and The Prodigy, but finally, the time is almost at hand.
Bassnectar is a revolutionary Artist who continues to push boundaries with his music. He wildly succeeds in bringing all the elements that make bassheads crave his music. Yet, that's not even the best part of it all. His shows have gained recognition as one of most anticipated stage productions. From the lights to the featured animations that move with the music, his state of the art equipment delivers a unique experience that has fans immersed in the sweet nectar of Bassnectar.
When UKF joins Bassnectar on his Immersive Music Tour, they gained access to view the immense stage productions that go on behind-the-scenes. Additionally, they revealed Bassnectar as a true artist who not only produces great music, but also gives back to the community. After donating much of his own money to charity, Bassnectar figured out an interactive way for his fans to give back, as well. He came up with 'Dollar per Bass Head' where every dollar from ticket purchases will go towards helping out non profit organizations.
The mini-festival gave both headliners an equal opportunity to shine. While Pretty Lights closed out Friday night’s music after opening sets from SuperVision, PANTyRAID and Bassnectar, respectively, Bassnectar gave the final performance of Saturday night preceded by Koan Sound, Run The Jewels and then Pretty Lights.
As many people look back at Electric Zoo this weekend, the emotions widely vary. Between the heartbreaking reasons behind the disappointing and contentious cancellation of Day 3, and the ongoing debate as to whether or not the right decision was made, it can be easy to look past all the good that happened this weekend. With that being said, we should not ignore what has occurred, but learn from it. Instead of thinking about what we missed out on, let’s remember what we experienced. Day 2 of Electric Zoo brought together thousands of electronic dance music listeners from all over the world to Randall’s Island for a day packed with performances from our favorite artists. Let us reflect on these positive moments that have created beautiful memories that we should not allow to be overshadowed by the negative.