DT: JUNE 5, 2014
FR: ALEXANDRA GREENBERG/AMANDA KAISER, MSO PR
INKS DEAL WITH INSOMNIAC RECORDS/INTERSCOPE RECORDS
‘“PARTY UP” FEAT. YG TO BE RELEASED JUNE 16 ON BEATPORT
THE ‘WEST COAST’ EP DUE OUT THIS SUMMER
FIRST LEG OF ‘WEST COAST WORLD TOUR’ ANNOUNCED
Los Angeles producer and DJ Destructo has inked a deal with Insomniac Records/Interscope Records, the new label recently formed by Insomniac and Interscope Geffen A&M. The June 16 release of his new track “Party Up” featuring YG will appear on his WEST COAST EP due out later this summer
For the follow-up of his Higher EP, Destructo takes on a new sound called “G-house” that merges deep house grooves with smooth rap flows. Fans caught their first taste of “Party Up” via the HOLY SHIP!!! 2014 Official Recap Video and now it will be available this summer for download via Beatport. Check out the Soundcloud preview of “Party Up” feat. YG here: https://soundcloud.com/destructohard/partyupfeatyg
Destructo’s association with YG is a welcome one. His bootleg remix earlier this year with Wax Motif of YG’s buzzworthy track “My N***a” earned the respect of such tastemaker outlets in the hip-hop and dance community including XXL, Life+Times, Earmilk and Dancing Astronaut, to name a few.
Meanwhile, Destructo has announced phase one of his WEST COAST World Tour. The party kicks off tonight, June 5 in Portland where for the first time northwest area fans will get a listen to Destructo’s brand new set, jam packed with his favorite cuts and original productions including “Party Up.” Other stops on the WEST COAST World Tour include North American dates in June hitting Vancouver, Calgary, Los Angeles, New York and Boston with festival plays at Electric Forest in Michigan and Digital Dreams in Toronto. In July, Destructo takes the tour internationally with stops in Paris, EDC UK in London, Ibiza and Barcelona. Next, he will return to the States for slots at HARD Red Rocks in Colorado and HARD SUMMER in Los Angeles, with the leg to finish in Tokyo. The complete routing follows below.
Destructo (Gary Richards) is also the founder of HARD Events—the world-renowned event and festival company recognized for landmark festivals such as HARD SUMMER, HARD Day of the Dead and the three-day electronic music cruise HOLY SHIP! He has been included on the “50 Most Important People in EDM” list by Rolling Stone twice, InTheMix’s “50 Most Powerful People in EDM” list and Do Androids Dance’s “20 Most Influential People in EDM” list.
“I’m proud to sign an artist that has been involved in the dance music culture since the beginning, very few have had careers with such longevity and continued success,” said Pasquale Rotella, founder and CEO of Insomniac and co-founder of Insomniac Records. “His new EP is so impressive, it has a unique sound that is all his own.”
Check out Destructo’s set captured at EDC NY Saturday, May 25 now at:
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Insomniac produces some of the most innovative, immersive music festivals and events in the world. Enhanced by state-of-the-art lighting, pyrotechnics and sound design, large-scale art installations, theatrical performers and next generation special effects, these events captivate the senses and inspire a unique level of fan interaction. The quality of the experience is the company’s top priority.
Throughout its 20-year history, Insomniac has produced more than 250 festivals, concerts and club nights for nearly 4 million attendees in California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, New York, Texas, Puerto Rico, and the United Kingdom. The company’s premier annual event, Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas, is the largest multi-day music festival in North America, and attracted more than 345,000 fans over three days in June 2013.
Insomniac Records’ artists Destructo and Arty have been longtime supporters and performers at Insomniac events. More than one million fans attended Insomniac’s events in 2013 alone, including club shows, concerts and large-scale music festivals like the largest electronic music festival in the world, the Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) in Las Vegas which hosted more than 345,000 fans over 3-days last year, In addition to EDC Las Vegas the company creates dozens of music festivals and experiences annually, including Nocturnal Wonderland, Escape from Wonderland, and the all-white New Years Eve festival, White Wonderland.
The company was founded by Pasquale Rotella, and has been based in Los Angeles since it was formed in 1993.
The first official EDM Label at Interscope, Insomniac Records is also home to Producer/DJ “Arty.”
About Interscope Geffen A&M:
Combining the legacies of three of the most influential record labels in modern music history, Interscope Geffen A&M embarked on a new tradition of musical achievement with its unification on January 1, 1999. Headed by Chairman and CEO Jimmy Iovine, Interscope Geffen A&M is a major force in global music, developing chart-topping artists across a wide range of musical genres including rock, rap, pop and alternative. As of 2013 Interscope Geffen A&M became the number-one charting label based on sales, as well as the number-one label in market share for radio airplay. Interscope Geffen A&M is part of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company.
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