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Best Kept Secret Of Exeter Countryside: Virgo Festival
Empty Your Bag • OC & Verde
Interview • Fidelity Kastrow : “Techno has touched me deeply since the first time I discovered it”
MIX #82 • Jonty SkruFFF
Playlist • Yard Oneʼs Early Morning Grooves
Premiere #34 • Cody Currie – Prologue
Best Kept Secret Of Exeter Countryside: Virgo Festival
Interview • The hard life of Dimensions Festival programmers
Love International 2017… and why we’re still talking about it
27.10 • JABA Pres. Tasker & Person of Interest / Hoxton Basement
Saturday 21.10 • Berlin Berlin: Andre Galluzzi, Guido Schneider, Sisyphos + More / Egg London
30.06.17 RADIANT W/ AND.REA, JUNKI INOUE, CAMILLE HOOZ, DIOGO LACERDA, PAWL / 512
City Tour Guide • Dublin by Lakker
Pubs, Temple Bar, cafes and brunch.
IN THE BAG OF REFLECT : MAKCIM
Reflect London's passion for broken down beats, bass with uplifting synths and the East London minimalistic niche has led to the cherry-picked booking of VBX/Fu
IN THE BAG OF BREAD AND BUTTER: JIMPSTER
It's been 9 years since Bread and Butter London kicked off their series of parties across East London, and they're celebrating in style, with the distinguished
Interview • Cleric : “I like the idea that music is like a religion to people”
At the occasion of his freshest release ‘Rules of Reality’ on his own imprint, Cleric has generously agreed to answer some questions asked by the Chineurs de Techno community for Hard Life.
Regression Sessions Announce Their 5th Birthday Alongside Stage Curations at We Are FSTVL and the Last Ever Secret Garden Party
This spring/summer, Regression Sessions will be celebrating 5 years in the game with a string of festival appearances and dates across the UK, kicking of with i
Interview • Christian Smith : “I personally love the balance between djing and production”
We asked him a few questions after his event for the french Evasion Festival in late January, about Tronic and its success story, his production process and his vision of the actual techno scene.
IN THE BAG OF JABBA: DJ STINGRAY
Jabba will celebrate its 1st birthday with Dj Stingray on Saturday, March 17th. Let's bring some rave spirit in Brighton !
City Tour Guide • Gent by Stavroz
Typical belgian café, lake, Gentse Feesten & sunday brunch.
Acid 87 Drop New Line and Website
Independent club wear brand Acid87 has recently relaunched with a bang and a special new t-shirt that is a positive riposte to the craziness of the current worl
IN THE BAG OF BELOW THE SURFACE: RUF DUG
With a solid, highly respected presence in Manchester, Below The Surface hosts their first London party with Awesome Tapes From Africa headlining alongside Ruf
Picknik of Art, breaking the boundaries of music
This week-end will be launched the third edition of Picknik of Art, a new creative night shaking up Hackney Wick underground landscape bringing together an ecle
IN THE BAG OF THE LOFT: JOHNNY FIORE, MONTANA CRUZ
Ahead of their launch this Sunday at Shoreditch Platform, Hard Life caught up with two of Shoreditch LOFT’s residents, Montana Cruz (above) and Johnny Fiore (be
Interview • Tyree Cooper : “House music is one of those things were you had to be mature”
Popularised and Europeanised, house music has to some aspect nearly lost contact with its roots. Luckily Tyree Cooper is here to take us back to the source…
City Tour Guide • Moscow by Lay-Far
Immersion in Moscow with Lay-Far's best plans and nooks to know in the city.
Misogyny, Music and the Media
In light of recent events - from Trump's inauguration to the global Women's March - the topic of misogyny and sexism in our society has become more relevant th
Playlist • SE62’s Musical Encyclopedia
Electronic music, disco, funk, jazz, pop, hip-hop, rap... Different faces, different atmospheres, all gathered in a single artist.
City Tour Guide • Dresden by Cuthead
Dresden is not the first playground we would think about for its electronic scene. However, Cuthead, solid Uncanny Valley label member, seemed to reverse th
Interview • Specter : “Sticking to your guns and refusing to give into trends”
Meeting with this broad-minded, passionate and skilful dj and producer coming from Chicago.
Virgo Festival 2017: Craig Richards, Jane Fitz, Job Jobse Amongst the Newest Acts to be Added to the May Bank Holiday Weekend Extravaganza
After the highly successful launch party headlined by Andy Blake earlier in February, Virgo Festival have just launched their final phase line-up for the May Ba
Playlist • 10 sounds of Ibadan Records selected by Jerome Sydenham & Janne Tavi
Jerome Sydenham and Janne Tavi selected their top tracks of label Ibadan Records.
Playlist • Sonus Festival (Artistic Director)
The artistic directors are working hard to deliver you the best line ups. But at the back, what are they listening?
Playlist • 10 favorite releases on Lobster Theremin by Route 8
As a representative of the new burgeoning hungary scene, Route 8, influenced by 80s synthpop and house rhythms, combines efficiently lo-fi, raw and melancholic techno through his sounds.
Dimensions Festival returns for its 6th year : This line-up is not one to be missed…
The 5-day stretch of musical genius in the serenity of the southern coastline of Pula, Croatia takes place between the 30th August - 4th September 2017. After
Interview • Roy Davis Jr : “I always had two sides of me, like most guys growing up in Chicago”
Roy Davis Jr. is a legendary DJ and producer who has helped and participated to the premises of what we know today as "house music". Rising up in Chicago, his
City Tour Guide • Birmingham by Arminj (Godot Lab Records)
Birmingham, a city with a various range of reasons for being attractive regarding your interests.
In The Bag Of • Silk Group: Dragos Ungureanu
Silk Group’s first party of 2017 has been much anticipated after a highly successful 2016, which saw Martinez headline their second birthday. Silk Gr
All you need is… Love International
Now that the winter of discontent is almost over (kinda), it's time to start making those summer plans... And as far as festivals go, Love International is high
IN THE BAG OF • PRAGMATIK : PELLE
Hard Life caught up with Dutch DJ and Co-Owner of Karton Music Group, Pelle, ahead of Pragmatik’s first birthday. Pelle is to perform alongside Arapu
Why you need some Distortion in your life…
Fed up of over-hyped events that are more style than substance and saturated with bindi-wearing house sluts? Look no further. Distortion is a new night aiming
Playlist • 10 emblematic tracks of Cosmic Disco by Daniele Baldelli
Danielle Baldelli is a precursor, from those who known the first appearances of the term « DJ » in Italy. On this occasion, we asked him his selection of the 10 emblematic tracks of Cosmic Disco.
Interview • Dan Shake’s first times…
This saturday, Dan Shake will be our guest for his first time at Rex Club ! On this occasion, we asked him to deliver some anecdotes about his first musical times. Flashback.
Interview • DJ Seinfeld : “My brother jokingly referred to the loopy nature of it as: “I think the CD is stuck”.
As DJ Seinfeld is invited in Paris this weekend to play at Le Nouveau Casino, we took the opportunity to ask him a few questions about his music & projects.
Playlist • 10 secret weapons of Alex Niggemann
Alex Niggemann will play on Saturday at Ninkasi (Lyon, France). He made a playlist of 10 "secret weapons" for Hard Life & Dure Vie.
Interview • Spencer Parker “I like to “connect the dots” between all the styles”
Due to his venue at Concrete this saturday, Spencer Parker is able to combine techno, house and disco, and he's one of the rare dj who doesn't care about limits between the styles.