Since establishing in 2009, HARD has not just excelled at setting the standard for America's contribution to EDM's wild party culture, but in many ways, they've played a huge role in providing sustainability for the evolutionary re-development of dance music's foray into pop. That being said, as electro heads down the disco path, HARD is expanding past the realm of bangers, drops and turning up to the world of vibes and grooves. If wondering if they could execute this in a seamless manner, one listen to Oliver's mix promoting HARD's disco event at the Hollywood Bowl on May 10 should prove that HARD can certainly excel at achieving this goal.
May 10th's date features disco deans Chic (of which Nile Rodgers is a founding member) and Giorgio Moroder at the Hollywood Bowl. From Rodgers helping Daft Punk "Get Lucky" to the tune of Grammy giving the stamp of approval (yet again) to dance music to Moroder's style being an influence on the robots (and also incredibly DJing sets at the age of 73) the 70s-era giants are again the coolest men in the room. Blending Chic's smooth peak-hour at Studio 54 champagne soul with Moroder's Italo disco influence, Oliver (who is playing this gig in support, alongside event founder Destructo and Tensnake) provides a great template of how this sound has (and will) be influential in the widening space that dance now occupies in mainstream pop.
Norma Jean - Saturday
Chic - Everybody Dance
Easy Going - Baby I Love You (Eli Escobar Edit)
Giorgio Moroder - What a Night
Gino Soccio - Remember
The Three Degrees - Jump The Gun (Produced by Giorgio Moroder)
Kano - Holly Dolly
Gary's Gang - Keep On Dancin'
Chicago - Street Player
Dance Reaction - Disco Train (Morgan Geist Caboose Mix)
Gary Low - I Want You
Giorgio Moroder - E=MC² (Rodion Gran Manigheo Remix)
Kasso - Brazilian Dancer (Edit)
Change - Lover's Holiday (Oliver Edit)
Gino Soccio - Hold Tight
Nightlife Unlimited - Tonight
Fox The Fox - Precious Little Diamonds
Chic - Soup For One (Edit)
Delegation - Heartache No.9 (Edit)
Alex Metric & Oliver - Galaxy