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The next Field Day is gonna be banging

The blue sky, the Sun and some crazy good music... All this while sipping a bier specially crafted for this moment... Is that a dream?! Nah, Field Day 2016 is c...

A taste of the Highpath

Colors maestros Stephane Ghenacia and Thomas Roland invite you to a new utopian party on Friday 8th April, as they launch their new record label Highpath. Set...

Lineage asks: “Who do you know?”

At a time when the underground exposes itself on Facebook and Co., a group of creative people in Amsterdam had decided to find back his roots in word-of-mouth. ...

ZEITBLAST #005

Shura - Touch (Four Tet Remix) Back this week with some excellent material from the ever-incredible Four Tet. This remix has an inevitable groove to it, perfe...

INTERVIEW • TERENCE TERRY

Hard Life are delighted to gift our readers with an exclusive podcast from La Vie En Rose label owner Terence :Terry:. Since his introduction to the music busin...

Tresor turns 25!

The Tresor ensemble celebrates 25 years of existence with an exhilarating label and live schedule for 2016.

SOUNDCLOUD DROPS INTO THE RED

Is the SoundCloud odyssey coming to an end? Financial results and investment plans battle to keep the platform afloat.

Larry Levan makes a(nother) splash!

Be prepared to welcome spring with happy euphoric sounds from the paradise garage's god: Larry Levan. "Genius of time", a 2 CDs compilation, will be released on the 25th of March 2016

INTERVIEW • JUS ED

We had the chance to catch Jus Ed after his set for Dure vie's three years anniversary. He spoke to us about his evolution into a professional Dj, his Undergrou...

ZEITBLAST #004

Caldera - Little Light Now here is one for global music. A German producer relocates in Brighton and releases an EP on a Nordic-influenced label, and we have ...

Dauwd, an electrifying record-playing lesson

Our friends at Percolate invited us to their 2016 launch in the iconic Corsica Studios. An endeavor that was most welcome on all fronts: it was a good way to cheer up in this ever-lasting, shitty London weather, and an opportunity to watch an amazing producer perform. Here is why Dauwd is more than a bouncing moustache in a damp room.

GROOVES ON WAX #005 • DISCOMAT001

The concept of an after party once implied a gloomy atmosphere in a small crowded room with some deep music, in the company of a strange and disoriented crowd. ...

A TURNTABLE WITH A 16″ TONEARM

With the current boom in vinyl sales, we are starting to get used to running into oddities in terms of turntables. Crosley released a portable one, the Angelis ...

ZEITBLAST #003

Kidkanevil - Inakunaru ft. Phasma (Bonobo Reshuflle) Let's kick 2016 off with this new sound, as wonderful as it's unexpected: Bonobo made one of his DJ-set e...

HAPPY WICK-ED NYE

Celebrating the first NYE in London was a big time for Hard Life and the Family decided to roll together with friends, starting off with Percolate and finishing...

INTERVIEW • SOICHI TERADA

Born in 1965, Soichi Terada, the multi-talented Japanese artist started out in music thanks to his dad’s electric organs. He grew up in Tokyo and took a try in ...

THE RA’S UNARCHIVAL

It looks like a christmas miracle; or maybe it is a christmas miracle... The electronic music institution Resident Advisor is giving access to an archived bunc...

DE SCHOOL: THE NEW OLD CLUB

Trouw is back ! At least the concept; under the name De School. This time, the team behind the very respected club is giving life to an abandoned technical scho...