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July 23, 2020
July 23, 2020
They say that behind every strong man is an even stronger woman, but in this case, it’s more like for every dude DJ that throws down, lady DJs can throw down just as hard. This year’s HARD Day of the Dead features six of the absolute hardest women in dance music right now. Some are natives of LA and some come from the land down under, some mix some of the sickest house beats, some get down with hip-hop and some dabble in a bit of everything, but what they all have in common is that they’re acts that are not to be missed at HARD Day of the Dead. Personally, I love seeing female DJs at festivals as much as possible. As a girl, representation matters, but as someone who grew up in the 90s, I am all about that girl power! Here’s a bit of an introduction to the ladies in the place with style and grace that will be bringing the house down at various HARD Stages this Halloween weekend!
This lady hailing from LA knows how to throw down. Her mixes range from the occasional house track in a flurry of hard-hitting hip-hop tracks. Don’t let the name fool you, Kittens isn’t as soft as her name implies. As 1/4 of Athetixx, she’s helped pioneer the new sound “LA Club” and has received support from the likes of Kid Cudi, Skrillex, and Salva. Along with being able to kill it behind the decks, she also takes it upon herself to teach girls how to DJ (YASSSS GIRL POWER YASSS)! She’s been handpicked by the likes of A-Trak to handle selector duties at Fool’s Gold Day off and played for Sway in the Morning twice. This girl is set to open up the Boneshaker Stage at 1pm on Saturday, don’t miss it!
This has been THE year for Australian DJ, Alison Wonderland. After debuting her live show at Coachella with her album debuting at #1 on the US Electronic Billboard Charts, an extensive US tour, and snagging spots on the bills of some of the biggest festivals in the US, it’s hard to not notice Alison Wonderland. Her work and talent has garnered the attention of some of the top producers in the game, such as Diplo and Djemba Djemba. With a mix of future beats, trap bangers, pop tracks, and everything in between, Alison Wonderland gives crowds a nonstop groove to move their bodies to. Alison Wonderland will be taking on the HARD Haunted Mansion stage at 3:35pm on Saturday and this will be one main stage act you don’t want to miss.
As one of the more noted names in EDM, Nero has undergone several artistic makeovers, but most recently, they’ve delved into the world of performing as a band. Most recently, Nero has dropped their DJ set and traded it in for band performance. The trio, hailing from London, started out as a production duo, taking the world by storm with their dubstep bass, flashy synths and heavy breaks. Since then, they’ve officially added vocalist, Alana Watson to the lineup. Alana Watson has been no stranger to the Nero family, frequently performing on their singles, but now, with the trio intact, they take the stage with a new live act. It’ll be something special that you don’t want to miss, so secure a spot at the HARD Haunted Mansion stage on Saturday night at 8:15pm to catch their spectacular live act!
This particular artist is deemed quite the triple threat. SOSUPERSAM, from Los Angeles, has skills in every arena possible, boasting talents as a DJ, performer, and vocalist. In her native LA, she is a household name, as she takes on gigs at Low End Theory and The Do Over. On her own, she hosts and DJs her bi-monthly parties “143”. As a member of Soulection, the worldwide label and collective, she takes on stages worldwide, having played on the same bills as Little Dragons and Erykah Badu. But she isn’t just limited to stages at festivals and tours, SOSUPERSAM also performs at high-profile celebrity parties during Fashion Week, Coachella, and she has curated playlists for Annie Liebowitz cover shoots for Vanity Fair. SOSUPERSAM will be taking on selector duties opening up the Strobe stage on Sunday at 1pm, don’t miss her set!
Dubbed “the lady Gesafflestein”, Rezz hit the scene, seemingly out of nowhere, and has been one of the most talked about talents since. Her penchant for dark, underground techno has gotten her the attention of Deadmau5, one of the biggest names in EDM, and got her a release on his label. Since then, Rezz has also seen her material released on Skrillex’s online label, The Nest. Her talent has earned her a spot on the roster of AM Only and Rezz’s name has been seen on various festival lineups, such as TomorrowWorld, Something Wicked, and Holy Ship! On Sunday, Rezz will be repping the OWSLA crew at the Boneshaker stage from 2pm-3pm and if you’re ready to get dark in the middle of the day, her set is where you’ll want to be.
Hannah Wants is a force to be reckoned with and intense determination and jacking beats are her weapons of choice. Hailing from Birmingham, across the pond, Hannah Wants knew early on that DJing was something she wanted to do. With that goal in mind, she hit Ibiza running, participating in as many DJing competitions as she could and earning residencies at some of the most renowned stages on the white isle. A self-made woman, Hannah Wants continues to rock the house at stages all over the world, but her consistency with her Hannah Wants mixtapes proves how connected she is with her fan base and how much the music truly matters. Hannah Wants will be closing out the Night Bass showcase at the Dungeon stage at 8:40pm on Sunday night and she won’t be one to miss.
All of these ladies know how to deliver killer sets, but will you be there to receive the package of tracks they have to throw down? Be sure not to miss any of these incredibly hard female acts at this year’s HARD Day of the Dead!