HARD Day of the Dead 2013 Playlist: Five Acts You're Not Allowed to Miss

Categories: EDM Takeover!

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Matt Oliver
Attendees at HARD Summer 2012
This weekend, HARD Day of the Dead returns to the LA State Historic Park in Downtown Los Angeles for a weekend of world renowned dance music and some pretty freaky costumes. On Saturday November 2nd through Sunday November 3rd, downtown LA will be swarmed with attendees in full Day of the Dead make-up and rave gear as some of the biggest EDM players like Skrillex, Nero, Calvin Harris and Eric Prydz perform. Hosting an array of breaking artists and big names, 65 acts are preparing to play the soundtrack to LA's biggest Halloween massive.We scoped out some of the freshest tracks from this year's HARD DJs which may have skipped your radar.

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5. Cut Copy - "Free Your Mind"
Though Cut Copy has a new single "We Are Explorers" who's melody brings us back to the '80s and is the closets resemblance to their 2012 Grammy nominated Zonoscope we still can't get over the True Blood cameo by Alexander Skarsgard in the "Free Your Mind" video. This is the first single off their fourth full studio release titled Free Your Mind. The Melbourne-based electronic band will transport you through time and space into an acid house revival of the classic dance music era with a full live band nonetheless. So take a break from the wobbles and untz untz for a bit and delight in some top notch live music inspired by the sounds that started this whole dance music revolution in the first place.


4. Maxim - "Nasty Girl"
Following his success as an MC and vocalist for the legendary electronic band the Prodigy, Maxim makes his US debut with a small tour that includes four California dates. Born Keith Palmer, the British artist has been cultivating a solo career for some time now and recently released the single "Nasty Girl" featuring vocals by Audra Nishita. Inspired by trap, hip-hop, drum n bass and a lucrative electronica career, Maxim is taking his dance music experience behind the decks this time. His sets are a grimy mix of dance and trap with his own original tracks as well as his remixes on favorites throughout the years. Word on the street is that the English Fem-C Cianna Blaze will also be joining him to be his voice throughout in true UK garage fashion.


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4 comments
hltmesa
hltmesa

Gaslamp Killer should be added FOR SURE, amazing sounds!!

garyroyale
garyroyale topcommenter

Looks like you got 3 of the ones I won't be missing for sure, but I highly doubt any Ptot hipster will not have the mau5 on their list

kittysnake
kittysnake

@garyroyale haha nice! I added mau5 cuz I think most of us have written him off, but his new stuff is actually pretty decent. Not the shit he was doing with the guy from My Chemical Romance lol 

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