All posts by Brandon Caballero

Life is an adventure! Born and raised in Southern California, I have seen the US hard dance scene grow and i'm proud of the progress it has made. My musical preferences include early hardstyle, raw hardstyle, hardcore, uptempo hardcore, gabber, terror and frenchcore. I've enjoyed overseas events, as well as events here in the USA on both the East and West coasts. For me, raving with my friends and making new ones along the way makes it all worth it. In 2015 I started contributing to The Hard Data, and it's been a fun, wild ride, and I'm excited to bring you the you event reviews and original artist interviews!

Basscon presents: Max Enforcer and Dr. Rude

The night started in a parking garage in Los Angeles just around the corner from the venue. We had gotten there early and began tailgating before eventually deciding to hit a bar for drinks (and even some pizza!). This was the first event we had been to since EDC and my friends and I speculated … Continue reading Basscon presents: Max Enforcer and Dr. Rude

The Great American Gabberfest: Congress of the Kickdrum

Please rise! The Congress of the Kickdrum is now in session! As this year’s Gabberfest Anthem proudly announced, it was a full-on convention of misfits, dreamers and instigators drawn to a single flashpoint of action: rocking hardcore for 2 days straight under the unforgiving Las Vegas June sun. Temperatures of over 111 degrees bathed this year’s … Continue reading The Great American Gabberfest: Congress of the Kickdrum

EDC BASSCON 2017 – The THD Diaries

It was once again that time of year to head into the desert for America’s largest rave, and most importantly for The Hard Data crew, the largest hard dance lineup of the year in one place. EDC 2017 seemed this year to be “by ravers, for ravers.” Though the attendance this year was not as … Continue reading EDC BASSCON 2017 – The THD Diaries

Basscon: Wasteland – Event Review

April 28-29 marked the return of Basscon: Wasteland to Southern California. Hard dance enthusiasts had traveled from far and wide for this show; I personally knew people coming from as far as New York, New Jersey and Arizona. Tales of the ancient ruins being uncovered to reveal a hard dance paradise had spread and all … Continue reading Basscon: Wasteland – Event Review

Artist Interview – Wildstylez

DJ Wildstylez has been at the forefront of hardstyle for over a decade.  We had a chance to catch up with him before his performance this weekend at Basscon Wasteland! Joram, thank you so much for taking the time to interview with me! Tell us, when and how did you first become interested in music? Music has … Continue reading Artist Interview – Wildstylez