For all of you electronic music-holics out there, who purchase VIP wristbands for music festivals like ACL months in advance or trek across the country to stand elbow-to-elbow amongst the crowds at Electric Zoo in New York City, you’ll be excited to know that DESTRUCTO, aka Gary Richards, is bringing his “Pineapple Express” fall tour to Austin on Saturday, September 26 at Vulcan Gas Company.
The tour’s name comes from DESTRUCTO’s pineapple-headed alter-ego featured in the humorous HARD Summer 2014 Official Trailer starring other big names in EDM (electronic dance music) like Skrillex, A-Trak and Justin Martin.
To coincide with the tour, DESTRUCTO has made available a brand new remix from Sharam Jey of his track “Nobody Else” featuring Ty Dolla $ign and Warren G. Listen to it here via The Fader or hear the original version of the song on DESTRUCTO’s WEST COAST EP. Be prepared for him to bring this dance floor-ready track and much more new material to his show!
EDM is trending everywhere today and so has the rise of annual music festivals where EDM artists are frequently set as headliners. Richards was well ahead of the times when he started DJing and producing EDM underground back in the 90s in L.A. He even created an event at an amusement park in Orange County, which sold out, back in 1993. Soon after, he went on to become A&R in electronic music at Def American Recordings and has seen nothing but success since.
Along with DJing, Richards is also the founder of HARD Events, a world-renowned event and festival company known for famous festivals such as HARD SUMMER, HARD Day of the Dead and the electronic music cruise HOLY SHIP! Richards has been included on Billboard’s Power Player list, 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.
By Paxton Kelly
Feature image courtesy of nightout.com