Hard Miami, Day Two: Boys Noize and Skream Surprise Sets, Grand Central Gets Destructo-ed
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Hard's Gary Richards (AKA Destructo) knows this to be true. So he's brought three editions of his HARD Miami shindigs for Winter Music Conference and Miami Music Week 2013.
And last night, Destructo switched up the variables, replacing the bass and moombahton of Wednesday with disco, house, dark techno, and booty tech, plus a few amazing surprises.
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Kicking off at 10 a.m. was Amtrac, keeping things groovy, followed by L.A.'s disco sensation Oliver. Richards himself hit the decks with a Destructo set that kept the mood light and danceable as people joined the dance floor and drank away inhibitions.
The first of two surprise guests made themselves known next as Skream appeared, ready to play as his latest incarnation Skreamizm. What's the difference? Instead of playing OG dubstep, a genre Skream helped form and popularize, Skreamizm gets down on sexy house, and damn did he prove he's no one-trick pony.
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The French Bromance master knows how to set the tension in a room, building the crowd up with long, meaningful intensity, letting them blow out on the kind of drop you've become emotionally invested in. He leaned low and methodical over the tables, convincing everyone to come with him to the dark side, where a stranger in a suit waited in shadows.