HARD Summer Festival has locked its full 2019 line-up with Dillon Francis, Claude Von Stroke, Flux Pavilion b2b Netsky, Loco Dice and more bound for the Southern Californian two-dayer.
Set for 3rd and 4th August at The Speedway, Fontana, the event will see sets from Kid Cudi, ZHU b2b Tchami, Excision b2b NGHTMRE, Alison Wonderland, Duke Dumont and Flosstradamus b2b 4B.
Paul Nicholas Fisher is a straight up Strayan. True blue, down to earth, no messing about. He loves his music, he loves to surf, he loves a laugh with his mates. What you see is what you get; a happy-go-lucky man who seems to emanate joie de vivre and has a tendency to cackle mischievously when he laughs. Beer, banter, beats and not so much as a whiff of bull. He’s as honest as they come...
You’ll have no doubt seen him, too. He’s got a strong online presence and is one of the few DJs who doesn’t do Instagram videos because he feels he ought to, or his manager is holding him at gunpoint and telling him it’s essential in today’s modern game. He does them because, to use his own catchphrase, he “fucking loves it”. In fact, he’s been in front of the camera a lot of his adult life. But in terms of his backstory, and how he went from a relative unknown to one of the hottest tickets in town in less than two years, there’s a chance you might have missed it.
He’s got a lot of gigs coming up this year. He had a lot last year, too. Since his debut single ‘Ya Kidding’ landed on Dirtybird in June 2017, his flippers have barely touched the floor. He achieved the holy grail of aspiring DJs and producers since the dawn of dance music; off the back of just one big club track he became a hot name in house music.
Following in Solomun's footsteps, San Francisco's bottom-heavy house label is the next to take out an airstrike on Sankeys Ibiza. Off the back of enormous efforts in London, Miami and beyond, Barclay Crenshaw, known to most as Claude VonStroke, is flying the coop for a major coup on Ibiza after only playing a handful of times.