Five Things You're Not Allowed to Miss at HARD Day of the Dead

Halloween debauchery gets one more horrifying gasp tomorrow in downtown Los Angeles when the city is swarmed by electronic dance music fans attending HARD Day of the Dead. In an attempt not to compete with the many dance music festivals going on Halloween weekend, the HARD Haunted Halloween Festival has now been transformed into HARD Day of the Dead, or Dia De Los Muertos for you non-gringos. This Latin celebration is usually held on November 1st and 2nd to coincide with the Catholic All Saints Day and All Souls Day in remembrance of those friends and family who have passed. Starting tomorrow afternoon you can expect lots of kids dressed in Day of the Dead get-ups with a lot of face paint and very little clothing. Boasting four different stages, a Ferris Wheel and even a Holy Ship, the HARD brand has really stepped up it's game after being bought by Live Nation. With a stacked line-up featuring Major Lazer, Knife Party, Tommy Trash and more we put together a list of five must see acts you can't forget about under the Los Angeles city skyline and booming beats.

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Trap Music Advocate Baauer
Trap Music Advocate Baauer
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5. Baauer
Born Harry Rodrigues, Baauer has taken the EDM scene by storm as a young 23 year-old producer and DJ. Baauer made himself known in the blogosphere world through remixes for Flosstradamus and No Doubt and in essence helped make trapstyle music in high demand. Combining hip-hop with electronic elements, Baauer was picked up by Diplo's Mad Decent Record Label in less than a year of producing. Make sure to catch him playing some of his original tracks like "Harlem Shake" and "Yaow" at the Knife Party Earstorm stage at an early 7pm.

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4. Gesaffelstein
French techno DJ Gesaffelstein will be closing out the Discotheque Stage with seductive mix of tech house, electronica, techno and minimal inspired sounds that are sure to go with the spooky theme of Day of the Dead. Though we are sad his Bromance Record buddy Brodinski won't be able to join him for a back to back set due to visa issues, we know Gesaffelstein will represent them both with one of the grooviest dancey sets of the evening. If you want a break from the bleepy noises on the Hard Stage and need to get away from the bass on the Moombahton Massive Stage check out Gesaffelstein and the rest of the Discotheque Stage house acts.

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