With only a few days remaining before HARD's last big festival of the year, preparations are in full swing for the weekend event that will be taking over Los Angeles. Here to give us his guide to Day of the Dead, Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo of The Bloody Beetroots tells us his favorite acts, those that you just don't want to miss. 2013 has been a great year for the continually-surprising artist, who has released rock anthems, electro house hits, and even paired up with Sir Paul McCartney. Catch him on Saturday from 9:15 to 10:30 at the HARDER Stage. Also, make sure to check out our interview and exclusive HARD mix with The Magician, as well as enter to with tickets to the Boys Noize/Maya Jane Coles/Destructo after party
Read on for Sir Bob's picks, directly from the man himself.
1. Giorgio Moroder
The proclaimed Godfather of Disco, Giorgio in his early seventies, is now coming back in a big way. After being featured on Daft Punk’s LP, he will take the stage at HARD and show this new generation of fans the real meaning of disco, and a glimpse of where the current movement is headed.
[Set Time: Sunday 10:30 – 12:00 AM @ Red Bull Discoteque]
Sir Bob’s favorite track: "The Chase"
2. Boys Noize
Alex is always my favorite; he’s unique, original, and always high energy while embodying artistic integrity. After rocking HARD Summer as one half of Dog Blood, he will take the main stage with his solo set, and surely please the Day of the Dead crowd, while always going hard.
[Set Time: Saturday 7:15 – 8:35 PM @ HARD Stage]
Sir Bob’s favorite track: "Go Hard"
The consistency in quality of Deadmua5’ music over his career is impressive. His conducting of harmonies, chords, and progressions are magnificent, and a testament to why his fan base is so broad. He is constantly raising the bar with his creative and unique stage production, presentation, and conception. HARD will be the beginning of a new chapter for Deadmau5’ spectacular show.
[Set Time: Sunday 10:30 – 12:00 AM @ HARD Stage]
Sir Bob’s favorite track: "Pets" (unreleased)
There is no doubt that Sonny is the leader of a sonic revolution in the US. His performance at HARD Summer last year in his Spaceship was surreal. However, just as Deadmau5, HARD will be the beginning of a new high caliber stage show for one of the most energetic and passionate performers around.
[Set Time: Saturday 10:30 – 12:00 AM @ HARD Stage]
Sir Bob’s favorite track: Birdy Nam Nam – "Goin In" (Skrillex Goin Down Remix)
Playing earlier this year as TNGHT, on such big stages as Coachella and Hard Summer. Lunice returns to now display his solo set. I enjoy Lunice’s production because it is always fresh, current, and innovative. I’m really curious to see his DJ set myself.
[Set Time: Sunday 11:oo – 12:00 AM @ Underground Stage]
Sir Bob’s favorite track: The XX- "Basic Space" (Lunice Remix)