Not sure how to begin capturing just how amazing of an event HARD Red Rocks truly was, so I guess I will move sequentially through the night because it was all absolutely unreal! As we made our way into the Amphitheatre we were happily greeted by the sounds of the man behind it all, Destructo. Laying down my favorite set of the summer on the rocks yet filled with bass driven house tunes, leaving Red Rocks in awe. After Destructo aka HARD owner Gary Richards, it was time for Flosstradamus to bring the noise. The Hoodie Boys took the stage with fury driving home a storm of bass complimented by some great remixes and samples.
Finally it was time for Disclosure, and just as I had been told, my mind was absolutely blown! Between the use of live elements and amazing production these two gents are clearly a rising force in the industry, be sure to check out their epic set from HARD Summer below. Diplo then took the stage as plurnt as ever with his usual twerk team in tow. Dropping his usual plethora of genres and tunes, Diplo whipped the crowd into absolutely frenzy turning more girls upside down then Red Rocks has ever seen before I imagine. To close out the night Knife Party took the stage and turned it up a notch keeping everyones feet moving right until 2am!
We were lucky enough to sit down for a few minutes after his set with HARD owner, and the nicest guy in the business, Gary Richards. To say the least we couldn’t have been more impressed with what he had to tell us and his thoughts on the industry. Check out the full interview below as well as the photo album from the night, and if you reside in the Denver area you can catch Destructo live at NORAD for the HOME Denver event on September 3rd, all event info can be found here: HOME Denver presents Destructo.
MMIBTY: Welcome to Colorado! That was an amazing set you just played for us, is this your first time playing Red Rocks?
Gary Richards: Thank you, and yes this is my first time playing here. It is just so cool to look up and see all these people up on the rocks just partying and having a great time.
MMIBTY: Well, I know I am not alone when I say Colorado couldn’t be happier then to finally be on the HARD events schedule, how did you end up choosing Red Rocks?
Gary: Well I am partners with Live Nation so essentially the Denver Live Nation crew suggested that we do some kind of event in Colorado. With the knowledge I had gathered as I watched the scene for the past 20 years or so it just seemed like Red Rocks was the obvious venue. Because essentially you have six big cities for electronic music; Miami, Denver, LA, NYC, Seattle, and Toronto and I would like to have as much presence as possible in all those places.
Full interview after the jump!