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HARD Summer is less than a month away and the hype is REAL. The wristbands have shipped, outfits are being coordinated and before you know it, thousands of fans will be descending upon the toasty Fontana Auto Club Speedway infield. HARD Summer isn’t just leaving us hanging until the doors open though. The past few weeks have brought some fiery playlists from some of the event’s most sought after artists. Check out this year’s HARD Summer 2019 Official Mixtape Series and don’t forget to hit favorite so you can stream them at the pregame:
YehMe2 needs no introduction. A HARD Summer vet and formerly the other half of Flosstradamus, this trap god packs the tents and takes the audience on a high energy sprint through the filthiest of hip-hop and arm flailing festival classics. That’s not to say you’ll ever see the same YehMe2 set twice, the man is a beat making machine and always has some new, mind blowing material up his sleeve. His mixtape is required listening before entering the thunderdome that is HARD Summer.
Multi-talented and lovable, Ookay brings his creative sound to one of the HARD Summer stages and you’d be wise not to miss it. Feel good, melodic tunes with a side of bass-injected grit are Ookay’s specialty and the sing along will surely be at fever pitch if the world famous, mega-hit “Thief” blares over the speakers. Just imagine being surrounded by friends, the hot orange sun setting behind the mountains, the neon HARD Summer sign beginning to illuminate and Ookay on stage, mic in hand, serenading the masses. Not a bad way to spend a sunset (hint hint set time gods).
Some like it nasty and for those people, there is Dack Janiels. Much like the alcohol of a similar name, a shot of this Bay Area native’s sound will punch you right in the face and you will kindly ask the bartender to line you up another one. His mixtape will prepare you for the explosive energy and swirling mosh pits that will surely form throughout the set.
Smooth, sexy and insanely addictive, the house music of Dom Dolla will have you shuffling clear across the venue. His blockbuster 2018 hit “Take It” is still lighting dance floors on fire almost a year later and his sets are jam packed with bouncy, crisp bangers you could listen to for hours. Dive in for about 57 minutes of pure joy.
Craze and Four Color Zach, together known as 2¢, bring their mind blowing transitions and masterful track selection to the HARD Summer 2019 Official Mixtape Series. The mix effortlessly runs through hip-hop classics and fresh electronic hits. HARD attendees looking to see masters at work need to include this set in their schedule – you will not be disappointed.
Don’t be the one watching these sets on our IG story. This year’s HARD Summer is one of the most stacked lineups of the year from the insane B2B’s to the blockbuster headliners. Check out the full lineup below and grab your tickets!