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HARD Day of the Dead 2014 Lineup Announced

Few festivals demonstrate such a pure dedication to music as much as those put on by HARD. Year after year, HARD puts together stunning lineups spanning all genres of electronic music for their flagship events, including HARD Summer, HARD Day of the Dead, and Holy Ship! to name a few.

Case in point: today’s announcement of the absolutely stacked HARD Day of the Dead lineup, just another in the long line of excellently billed HARD events. This year’s spooky party will be taking place on November 1 & 2 at the Fairplex in Pomona, CA, home of the L.A. County Fair. Bringing in the haunted vibes will be a spectacular cast of artists, including some exciting headliners and a shockingly good supporting bill.

Headliners include Knife Party, a live set by Pretty Lights, Diplo, Calvin Harris, Zedd, Bassnectar, and an exciting VS. set between big-room progressive superstars deadmau5 and Eric Prydz. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Day of the Dead’s insane lineup includes a sweet lower bill that features everything from future bass to deep house to live German techno. Some notable acts include the likes of Seven Lions, ODESZA, The Gaslamp Killer, AraabMuzik, Giraffage, Klangkarussell (live), Zeds Dead, RL Grime, Justin Martin, Christian Martin, Claude VonStroke, J. Phlip, Eats Everything, Cajmere, Pete Tong, Galantis, Benoit & Sergio, Booka Shade (live), Aeroplane, Thomas Jack, Felix Cartal, Valentino Khan, and so, so, so much more. Seriously, so much more. We’ve never quite seen a lineup like this. It’s insane.

Maybe take it easy on Halloween this year, because the following two days, it’s time to go HARD.

Grab your tickets HERE starting this Thursday, 8/28 at 10 a.m. PST.

Bassnectar Drops “You & Me”

Bassnectar‘s new album Noise vs Beauty is shaping up to be his best work in quite some time. Last night he dropped the third track “You and Me”, and it certainly did not disappoint. This track is classic Lorin Ashton. It’s airy vocals, provided by W Darling, combined with its melodic Dubstep beat are a perfect compliment to the first two releases; the Summertime banger track “Now” and the instrumental track “Ephemeral”. “You and Me” has a similar ‘Nectar sound to that of “Breathless” ft. Mimi Paige” and the “Lights” remix. Bassnectar has previously stated on his website,, that this new album which drops June 24th is going to be a “combination of all of his favorite types of music,” which he has proven time and time again to redefine what we know as bass music.

Check out “You & Me” right here on MMIBTY:

Pre-Order the new album & grab “You & Me” right now!

Bassnectar – Now [FREE DOWNLOAD]

Bass alert! For anyone wondering why we haven’t heard from the widely popular Bassnectar (Lorin Ashton) in many months it’s because he’s been hard at work on his forthcoming album NVSB, due to drop on June 24th. As a special treat to his fans, and in preparation of the album release and Summer tour, Bassnectar is giving away the lead single from his album titled “Now”. “Now”, which features vocals by Baltimore MC Rye Rye, builds up into a frenzy of Electro synths, flowing rhymes, 808s and plenty of bass before entering into a calming and delicate interlude, only to drop back into a twerk-tastic Trap beat. Many people may not be aware, but Bassnectar is one of the first artists to produce Dance music of the Trap style, something he began intertwining with his older Dubstep foundations.

Bassnectar writes of his first single of 2014: “As we build up to the release of my new album #NVSB, we wanted to give you a sonic gift – this one is a summertime banger… ‘NOW ft. Rye Rye’ is the first of 15 songs, each representing a distinct point of a very unique spectrum. More info to follow soon… And if you can guess what #NVSB stands for you win the prize ;) . The album is out JUNE 24TH but if you want a free taste test, GET IT NOW at”

Bassnectar continues to wow and there’s no doubt both his album and Summer tour will be the talk of the next several months. Check out where you can see him after the jump!


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Pixies – Where Is My Mind (Will Brennan & The Ethnikids Remix) [FREE DOWNLOAD]

“Where is My Mind” is a song by the Pixies, probably their most famous, that came out in 1988 (recorded right here in Boston!). Most famously it was remixed by Bassnectar four years ago, and almost three decades later the track is still receiving attention. Enter Hip Hop newcomer Will Brennan in conjunction with The Ethnikids. Known mostly for his MC skills, Will Brennan makes his producer debut on this “Where Is My Mind?” remix, adding elements of Moombah and Trap mixed with the ethereal vocals of Black Francis (lead singer of the Pixies). The Pixies may be a band founded in the cold air of Boston Massachusetts, but Will Brennan spends his time down in the warmth of Atlanta (originally from West Palm Beach, FL). The MC-turned-producer is signed to Dim Mak Records and after hearing his version of “Where is My Mind”, there’s no doubt it was a strategic signing for Steve Aoki’s label. Keep an eye out for more to come from Will Brennan and show him some love if you like what you hear!

New Mixes From Zeds Dead And Bassnectar

I absolutely adore mixes, they are a good way to get a full stream of continuous music, exposure to new sounds that otherwise may have not interested you, and a good way to learn of new artists and tracks that may become popular in circulation soon. Thats why I was absolutely delighted to discover that not only had Zeds Dead released a new mix but the living legend Bassnectar as well. Both these names are incredible driving forces in our music culture today, and both of these artists are some of the few that have actually continued to impress me for years on end.

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Bassnectar in Burlington VT 4/24/2013

**Check out the full PHOTO ALBUM so you can tag yourself in the pictures | Photo credit to the always-talented Ryan Wiklund**

Bassnecter in Burlington VT is never taken lightly, and this year it was absolutely no exception. Every year Lorin Ashton seems to be able to make it up to Burlington Vermont, and our long standing patronage to the basshead himself has kept him loyal to us even with the expanse of his lustrous career. Within days of the box office opening up his ticket sales, they are depleted; some say they are worth their weight in gold. With around 50k people living in an area the size of about half a NYC block, and the biggest venue in the area able to only hold around 3000 people, there is a high demand and a very short supply for the chance to see one of EDMs biggest names.

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