Anyone who has ever watched the birth of a genre before knows that it almost always grows from the youth; the fresh perspective. Well, I'd like to present a candidate for that new sound in the form of new-comer Harvard Bass. Clocking in at a measley 21 years of age, this San Diegoan seems to have stumbled, with his first original track, on a hell of jackin' banger. If you have been through LA recently, you might recognize him as Sleazy V often seen amongst folk such as Paparazzi, Acid Girls, Johnny Love and so on. It's interesting to me that someone that has come up in the blog house scene then comes back with straight up jackin' house. I wonder if its a trend. I wonder if the pattern will persist and other young post bloghouse producers will follow suit. Regardless, this tune kills on the floor and I can't wait to see what else ol' Harvard Bass has got up his sleeve.
Destructo (Gary Richards) began DJing and producing undergrounds in the early 90s in Los Angeles, most notably creating RaveAmerica at Knotts Berry Farm. Rick Rubin subsequently handpicked Gary for A&R in electronic music at Def American Recordings, launching a noteworthy career with such acts as Lords of Acid, Messiah, David Holmes, Basement Jaxx, Dub Pistols, God Lives Underwater and founding 1500 Records and Nitrus Records. After carrying his success to the metal world with No Name Mgmt, Destructo returned to his roots in 2007 by creating HARD. 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.
One of electronic music's defining vocalists and a powerhouse DJ, east coast siren Jen Lasher brings her all to every performance. Hailing from the home of Baltimore Club, DC GoGo, and Moombahton, a ghetto fabulous stele shines through in her production and collaborations. With energetic stage presence and tons of original live material, each show uniquely marks its place in dance music history.
Over the years, Lasher has reached legendary status with residencies at the Highline Ballroom in NYC, Sonar in Baltimore and the Industrial/Gothic party Alchemy in DC. Also for her many releases on popular breakbeat label Zone Records. Not only is she a key player in the global dance scene, but also in the booming EDM genre known as Moombahton. She is currently a resident of the highly acclaimed Moombahton Massive events held worldwide. Jen Lasher's DJ sets and live performances have earned her continuous invites to Ultra Music Festival, EDC, Coachella, Fusion Festival, SXSW, Starscape and the infamous Burning Man festival. Invites also include official tour support for music giants Shiny Toy Guns and a guest spot on the Skrillex Mothership Tour.
Jen Lasher has topped numerous charts worldwide from Beatport to Pop Billboard in Australia with her smash club anthem "So Dynamite." Her music has been featured in the award winning Showtime TV series "The L Word" and she has also graced the pages of URB Magazine, BPM, Mixmag, The Washington Post, Time Out Chicago, and Remix Mag. With recent studio collaborations with A-list artists such as Mixhell, Nadastrom, and Munchi, Jen continues to be on the cusp of cutting edge dance music and culture, all while sharing stages with legends such as Diplo, Z-Trip, Bassnectar, and Fatboy Slim. Praised by fans and peers alike, Jen Lasher proves that she is, without a doubt, one of electronic music's most sought after performers and a leading force in the DJ world.