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: 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

Artist Interview – Mekanikal

Mekanikal is one of the fastest rising talents in the North American Hard Dance scene. He began producing music when he was 14 and gravitated towards hardstyle after watching Coone’s video series of the making of his album “The Challenge.” After spending time developing his sound, Mekanikal got his first major break in 2013 with his … Continue reading Artist Interview – Mekanikal

Artist Interview – Mrotek

American artist Mrotek was born to bring a whole new level of madness to dark and extreme music. Throughout his earlier years, deathcore and progressive metal held his creative focus. In 2009, he redirected his sights to Hardstyle music, drawn by it’s powerful sound and high production value. Twenty years of experience in the creation … Continue reading Artist Interview – Mrotek

Event Review: Basscon Presents 15yrs of TNT

Saturday January 21 was Basscon’s return to the Belasco theater in Los Angeles. The show was a 15yr celebration of Italian heavyweight duo TNT aka Technoboy ‘N’ Tuneboy, with support from opening act Crime Family, rising America hardstyle artist Mekanikal, and the energetic Audiofreq. The night promised a flashback into some of the classic tracks … Continue reading Event Review: Basscon Presents 15yrs of TNT