A press photo of Robbie and Gavin Hardkiss neatly sums up the Hardkiss sound. In it, the two remaining members of the original trio (Scott passed away in 2014), stand before a poster for their 1991 EP, 'The Magical Sound of the San Francisco Underground'. Synonymous with West Coast psychedelic dance music, Robbie, Gavin and Scott’s mix of indie rock and funky house was born in the San Francisco warehouse rave scene and culminated in the essential and out of print 1995 album 'Delusions of Grandeur'.
To celebrate the album’s 20th anniversary, on May 11th, Robbie and Gavin will re-release ’Delusions’, with a little help from their fans. Their Pledgemusic campaign offers a ton of goodies and rarities, including a 20 page booklet and over 50 songs and remixes via the Hardkiss Vault. On May 30, they will perform a special gig in their hometown at SF Public Works.
Today, however, Hardkiss are offering DJ Mag an exclusive download of Gavin’s kicking remix for 'Cameras Are Watching' their boogie-flavored jam from their album ‘1991’, released last year on the Hardkiss label, revived with help from Scott’s widow, Stephanie. The remix package includes a Rockwell-sampling rework by Corduroy Mavericks and a bubbly, bouncy retake by AGFA. Turn it up and feel the California love as only Hardkiss can bring it.
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