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Destructo Reveals the Sunrise Sermon Captured on Holy Ship!

posted Jan 13, 2015, 11:53 AM by Vu Nguyen
From January 3-6, the first leg of electronic music cruise HOLY SHIP! set sail on the high seas from Miami to Bermuda, While aboard, HOLY SHIP!'s founder and musical captain DESTRUCTO (HARD Events' Gary Richards) performed a morning set created specially for late night revelers as the sun rose.  The magic was captured in this two-and-a-half- hour mix titled "The Sunrise Sermon." It is available now at:
https://soundcloud.com/hardfest/galaxy-disco-day-2-destructo-sermon-set/s-GesTz

 

Before HARD founder Gary Richards became the captain of one of dance music's most credible event brands, he was a priest robe-donning DJ whose marathon "The Sermon" sunrise sets were a thing of Los Angeles rave scene legend. Since the ship made just one island stop this year, Richards decided to resurrect the concept by playing from 5:30 to 8:00 a.m. on Saturday night,” wrote BILLBOARD’s Matt Medved (1/9/14).  “…those who could defy sleep long enough to find their way there were treated to a nuanced throwback set featuring plenty of classic piano house and groovy cuts as the sun took the sky.”

 

Meanwhile, the Los Angeles producer and DJ DESTRUCTO is gearing up for his Ship2Ship national tour tomorrow (January 14) in New York City where he will be supporting his WEST COAST EP out now on InsomniacRecords/Interscope.  It is a selection of g-house tracks that merge the after-hours energy of dance music with the streetwise wordplay of top west coast hip-hop hit-makers like Too $hort, Kurupt and YG.  The EP features DESTRUCTO’s current single “Dare You 2 Move” featuring LA rapper Problem.  Now, Beatport is offering a special remix package of the track including remixes by some of the edgiest names in dance--Shiba San, Jack Beats and Djemba Djemba.  Also making its way into DJ sets is the DESTRUCTO & Wax Motif official remix of the Warren G classic “Regulate.”  (Warren G along with Ty Dolla $ign also appear on “Nobody Else” from the WEST COAST EP).  The “Regulate” remix is already impacting Hype Machine, peaked at #3 on the remix chart and #3 on the overall chart.

 

Catch DESTRUCTO on the Ship2Ship tour this January with Motez, Anna Lunoe and T. Williams, prior to the second leg of HOLY SHIP! February 18-21.

 

Details available at www.ship2shipfam.com  

 

Wed

1/14

Brooklyn, NY

Output

Thu

1/15

Washington, DC

U Street Music Hall

Fri

1/16

Toronto, ON

The Hoxton

Sat

1/17

 London, ON

London Music Hall

Thu

1/22

Boston, MA

Whisky Saigon

Fri

1/23

Charlotte, NC

Label

Sat

1/24

Vancouver, BC

Fortune Sound Club

Wed

1/28

Calgary, AB

Commonwealth

Thu

1/29

Denver, CO

Beta Nightclub

Fri

1/30

Seattle, WA

Foundation Nightclub

Sat

1/31

Portland, OR

Whiskey Bar

Wed

2/4

Phoenix, AZ

Monarch Theatre*

Thu

2/5

San Francisco, CA

Audio*

Fri

2/6

Chicago, IL

The Mid*

Sat

2/7

Los Angeles, CA

Sound

Wed

2/18

Miami, FL

HOLY SHIP!

*indicates no Motez.
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