The San Francisco trio of brothers Scott, Gavin and Robbie Hardkiss joined and helped pioneer the EDM/Rave scene with their club nights, warehouse parties, and innovative record label. They released a dozen or more of vinyl releases resulting in a compilation duly titled, Delusions of Grandeur. This album made the Billboard Dance charts, and came to be the #1 album on the Rolling Stone Alternative Album chart; this ultimately launched the careers of the Hardkiss brothers. Announced on February 21 by Magnum PR, the brothers, albeit Scott have produced a new album that produces a standard that the typical electronic dance music scene has yet to surpass.
Recently, Scott passed away and now the trio is Gavin and Robbie who reunited three years ago in the Bay Area; the upcoming album, 1991, is named for the year the Hardkiss trio was formed. This new album is reminiscent of their early rave days, but also holds new musical directions. The album was recorded in San Rafael, California in two home studios. Most vocals are Robbie Hardkiss with additional vocals by Tameca Jones, from Austin, and New York rapper-turned-singer, Scavonne. Mixing engineer, Luke Argilla of Bachelors of Science assisted in the creation of the album when recording was complete a full year later. Major labels and artists have partnered with Hardkiss, including San Diego's Siesta Records, who have released remixes of "Revolution" by Rong Music's DJ Spun, Sleazy McQueen, Atnarko and Adam Warped.
Uncut Records will manufacture limited edition double vinyl records of 1991, will include an MP3 download code, and are available along with special N.I.C.E. Collective designed t-shirts and flags on the Hardkiss website.
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