Since we made our second act announcement of Our:House Festival artists last month, we've been fizzing with excitement over the addition of CLOCKWORK, DESTRUCTO (HARD Presents...) and PEKING DUK to the line up! These legends of underground EDM join international superstar DJ DAVID GUETTA and prodigy producer ZEDD in what is undoubtedly the biggest line-up Our:House has EVER seen!
Check out below a bit of a rundown of these three acts in the second artist announcement and jump over to Ticketmaster to get your ticket now before they sell out! Our:House Festival is creeping up... it'll be here before you know it!
If you haven’t heard of CLOCKWORK, then you may be more familiar with his alter ego RL GRIME? Henry Steinway, the man behind the decks as both Clockwork and RL Grime, his exploded internationally under both his musical monikers, using Clockwork to produce and perform his EDM, then RL Grime for his trap music. Under both names he dominates, representing the new wave of DJ’s and producers who have skyrocketed into success through Internet distribution of their demos.
As RL Grime, Henry started to gain some serious momentum last summer when his remix of Benny Benassi’s ‘Satisfaction’ absolutely dominated SoundCloud and caught the attention of some massive producers around the globe. Since then he’s performed at festivals around the globe alongside guys like Skrillex, Hardwell and Steve Aoki.
Listen to RL Grime’s remix of ‘Satisfaction’ below.
In January Clockwork dropped his first
EP Squad Up, which included his lead
track of the same name and two other tracks ‘Nox’ and ‘Hulk’. When his latest
track ‘Surge’ took off around the globe he then caught the attention of Dim Mak
records and became the youngest ever artist signed to the label. Oh yeah… you
might have heard of the guy behind Dim Mak records who signed Clockwork… his
name is Steve Aoki.
Listen to Clockwork’s ‘Surge’ below.
DESTRUCTO (HARD Presents…)
This guy is a BIG DEAL. Gary Richards, more famously known as DESTRUCTO, is a heavyweight DJ, producer and entrepreneur from Los Angeles, California. Although highly regarded for producing underground raves in the early nineties, today he is internationally renowned as the force behind HARD events.
Click here to read more about HARD Events.
Since starting HARD in 2007, HARD events such as the HARD Haunted Mansion have become synonymous with cutting edge electronic music and unforgettable experiences, where the talent rosters reflect Destructo's own impeccable DJ sets. These are juggernaut parties on an unparalleled level and they pull in crowds of ravers from the world over for an experience like no other. Destructo is the only person to throw a party on the scale he did with the HARD event at Knott’s Berry Farm amusement park in California.
In between his weekly slots on HARDFEST radio in San Fransisco, Palm Springs and Las Vegas and his efforts to push HARD events across the globe, Destructo continues to DJ al over the US and internationally. He’s worked with some of the biggest names and producers in the music industry and recently released his EP Higher.
Listen to Destructo’s ‘Higher’ below.
Spark up an electro fuse and a twist of house, blended with a galvanizing slowed down beat, and PEKING DUK is served.
Voted In The Mix’s #5 DJ for 2013, Australian duo Reuben Styles and Adam Hyde have hurled into incoming tune traffic with their onslaught of talent.
The release of their single ‘The Way You Are’ sat at number one for six weeks on the Australian ARIA Club Charts and propelled them onto the radar and into the headphones of EDM lovers across the globe. ‘You Are Like Nobody Else’ shared the glory claiming number three. With remixes from TAI, DCUP and more, this pair is out of control.
Listen to Peking Duk’s ‘The Way You Are’ below.
Supported by Tiesto, their track “I Love To Rap” shot straight to the ARIA Top 10 club chart sizzling for four weeks.
Listen to Peking Duk’s latest track ‘Feels Like’ here.
From Parklife to Foreshore to support shows for The Bloody Beetroots and Example, hands are high with demand on the duo for Summer’s Stereosonic, Fielday and Falls Festival. Good thing we’ve already locked them in for Our:House Festival 2013 AND the official Our:House Festival After Party! What’s better than seeing Peking Duk? Seeing them twice… in one night!
We are super stoked to have added DESTRUCTO to the Our:House Festival 2013 in our second act announcement. Not only because he's an epic internationally-renowned DJ, but also because Destructo (real name Gary Richards) is the man behind HARD Events, the Los Angeles equivalent to Our:House! This guy throws some seriously MASSIVE parties with his mates Deadmau5, Skrillex and Calvin Harris, so Tim Phin gave him a ring to talk about his famous events, his rise to the top and his upcoming appearance at Our:House Festival.
Check out the interview below and click here to buy tickets to Our:House Festival to see DESTRUCTO!
What goes into running the HARD event?
A lot you know, everything from top to bottom just dealing with the city of Los Angeles. We’re in state park so we have to bring four different law enforcement entities to work together. But after five, six years we’ve got it down to a science, but it’s definitely been a long arduous process but it runs pretty smoothly.
How do you split your time with the stress of being a promoter and the enjoyment of DJ’ing?
Before the deal with Live Nation we were doing all ticketing, finance and everything else on our own but now we’re part of this massive concert promoting company who have all these resources , so I don’t have to spend my entire day going over the little details like how much fencing we need.
Out of your whole line-up who are your favourite DJ’s right now, who do you rate?
Having Calvin Harris and DeadMau5 back is really cool, because they used to play HARD all the time but they got so big they kind of outgrew us, so it’ll be cool to have them back. Also having Giorgio Moroder on the bill, he scored my favourite movie Scarface, so to have the guy who wrote the score for Scarface at our event will be epic. I’m kind of more into house sound right now and underground house, which I’ve kind of always been into but now for some reason it’s becoming popular. So I just keep doing what I do and it works.
What do you hate most about EDM at the moment?
Hates a pretty strong word but the things I guess that turn me off is the pop music that is disguised as electronic music. For me, I’m like a true underground electronic techno guy and then you have all these people coming in, I don’t see a difference between some of these EDM artists and then Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera, there’s nothing wrong with that but that’s not what I’m about or what HARD’s about.
The show that you’re playing at in Auckland has David Guetta and ZEDD, both of them are pretty commercial but they’ve come from the underground as well.
The thing is with ZEDD, he’s been playing HARD from the beginning so I feel a real kinship with ZEDD ‘cause we kind of helped him develop and just so happened he had those massive pop songs and then he backed away on us but it’s cool but I’m glad that we’ve had people like that on our stable. But for me to be able to play with them, it’ll be cool ‘cause it will be something different for me and a challenge, I try and adapt.
What can NZ audience expect from you at the OUR:HOUSE festival, what is the HARD sound that you’re going to bring to the table?
Well I don’t really know what’s going on in New Zealand at all, but I kind of know what’s going on in Australia after playing there the last two years. I try and bring some underground flavour but high energy and get people dancing, whatever it takes to get people dancing.
Like me, you travel around the world. What’s your best place to party at and why?
I guess I would have to say… probably one of the best places I’d have to say would be Toronto, because the crowd and the people are always up for it. Every time I’ve played in Toronto, the shows have been incredible but the people go deep there no matter what music you play. The people in Toronto are more skilled in electronic music; they really get what you’re doing.
And L.A of course?
I should have said Australia right?
Or New Zealand?
Well I’ve not been there yet, so you’ve got to show me, but I’m very excited to come down. I want to play and get out there what I’m doing. So thanks for having me.