HARD Day Of The Dead took place last weekend with a strong lineup of house and dance producers from around the world. That festival (which used to be a 2-day indoor Halloween weekend festival named Hard Haunted Mansion) and the HARD production company in general have helped secure L.A.’s spot amongst the top U.S. cities for electronic music. The company was founded by Gary Richards, a longstanding L.A. DJ that performs under the name Destructo.
In honor of his city and the success he’s achieved for himself within it (and the success he’s helped achieve for L.A.’s EDM scene in general), Destructo released a track entitled “LA Funky.” The song features L.A. duo OLIVER, which consists of DJs Vaughn Oliver and Oliver Goldstein.
Sometimes you’ll find your favorite songs by listening to the radio, sometimes you just need to pointed to the right station. Here’s a list of some of the best songs on Earbits Radio this week, organized by channel. Click on the track titles to listen.
Bluegrass: Cornmeal— “Midnight”
Cornmeal is a Chicago-based bluegrass band with a unique take on the traditional genre. “Midnight” is the first track from the band’s 2003 album Tales From Magic Stone Mountain.
House: Color Theory— “Drive You Home”
Anyone who has experimented with mind-altering substances will tell you that most of them enhance (or at least affect) the experience of listening to music. Those who play music well enough to do so under the influence will often tell you that drugs enhance your creativity and ability to dream up new music, too. In particular, you often see bands or people who write incredibly inventive music during periods of drug abuse, and then become incredibly boring and stale when they sober up (although there are a lot of reasons that might happen). At any rate, I don’t think many people will argue that drugs have no affect whatsoever on making music, or on your experience listening to it.