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Gary Richards aka Destructo is a man of many talents. The producer and event promoter has been DJing for over 20 years, and is the founder father of HARD presents. Fresh off another successful HARDFEST Day of the Dead, the party veteran has unleashed his new West Coast EP. Featuring strictly rappers from the best coast, the EP is stacked with verses from YG, Ty Dolla Sign, Too $hort, Problem, Kurupt, and Warren G. West Coast is Cali music at its finest – fresh, bass-driven, and energetically hyped without being overstated.


Hosting an AMA on Reddit to celebrate West Coast’s release, the HARDfather discussed a host of topics including the future of the festival, his musical inspiration, and a new concept for 2015. Here are some standout answers from Mr. Destructo himself:

1. On a New Festival Concept

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2. On HARD’s Expansion

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3. On HARD’s Booking Formula Magic

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4. On Gary’s Musical Inspiration

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5. On the Mau5 vs. Prydz Set at HARD DOTD

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6. On Livestreaming

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7. On HOLY SHIP! vs. Burning Man

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8. On the Carnage “F*ck Gary Richards” Incident

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9. On the “Ecosystem” of Festivals

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10. And On More West Coast Remixes

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