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Coroner Confirms Three Deaths at HARD Summer 2016 as MDMA-Related

Two women and one man died at the festival, which was held in Fontana, California from July 30-31.
Alexander Iadarola
11.30.16
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Check Out Two Clips From a New Documentary on the Life of DJ AM

We also talked to director Kevin Kerslake about how the film came to be.
David Garber
6.21.16
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Major Lazer, Porter Robinson, and Dillon Francis to Headline HARD Summer 2016

The festival take place an hour west of LA at Fontana's Auto Club Speedway, from July 30-31.
Alexander Iadarola
4.26.16
Festivals

How Do We Stop Drug Deaths At Festivals?

America's drug policies have been putting ravers at risk for years. But there are signs that the way we think about drug and raves is shifting.
Anna Codrea-Rado
3.17.16
deep dives

Is Gloving an Art Form Or a Drug Accessory? We Investigated the Crackdown on LED Gloves at EDM Festivals

Ravers say they are being unfairly persecuted and harassed. Festival promoters think otherwise.
Sophie Weiner
2.9.16
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Nearly 500 Partygoers Were Arrested at Two California Raves This Weekend

Pomona's HARD Day of the Dead​ and San Bernardino's Escape: Psycho Circus were home to heighened security measures this Halloween.
Alexander Iadarola
11.2.15
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​HARD Enacts Media Blackout for Day of the Dead

All press outlets have been denied access to the Halloween weekend festival in LA.
Jemayel Khawaja
10.26.15
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John Malkovich (Sort Of) Hunts Down Tommy Trash In HARD's New Day of The Dead Trailer

As the big Halloween festival approaches, watch this Being John Malkovich-spoofing trailer to get ever-more psyched.
Alexander Iadarola
9.28.15
Festival Season!

HARD Day of the Dead Drops a Monster Lineup for Halloween Weekend

Deadmau5, Skrillex, Nero, Gesaffelstein and half of the LA underground to feature.
THUMP Staff
8.28.15
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​Pasquale Rotella: "The Problem Isn't Raves or Dance Music"

The Insomniac boss weighs in on the debate about drug deaths at dance festivals.
Jemayel Khawaja
8.12.15
Festival Season!

We Got HARD With the Chemical Brothers and Claude VonStroke in a Fetish Porn Factory

HARD debuted in San Francisco with some help from the Chemical Brothers' cosmic laser orgy.
Adrian Spinelli
8.5.15
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Holy Ship! is Spying on its Fans on Facebook, Blacklisting Those Who Reference Drugs

Holy Shit! Is HARD dance music's NSA?
Jemayel Khawaja
6.8.15