To say that DJ Hardy has always been involved in the music industry would be an understatement. Hardy’s love affair with music began when he was seven and continued right through his pre-teens, when he started drumming with a local band. Gifting himself a mixer for Christmas in 2002, Hardy’s DJing career began and his life of entertaining audiences was just taking off. Though just a college student at the time, Hardy taught himself how to mix and mastered the techniques of DJing without the guiding hand of a veteran.
After much practicing and self-critiquing, Hardy landed his first residency at a local college bar, Theodoors. Hardy worked hard to define himself and his sound, which resulted in other residencies in the Ann Arbor and Detroit areas, as well as being fortunate enough to travel around the world performing at various events. In 2005, Hardy obtained a residency at the Necto nightclub in Ann Arbor DJing on Thursday and Saturday nights. Dubbed one of the largest club nights in the Metro Detroit area, Saturdays at the Necto feature DJ Hardy and MC Yoda, as well as Hardy’s video mixes, which mark yet another skill that Hardy is incorporating into his already entertaining DJ set. Keeping in tune with the hype college crowds, Hardy also heads Friday nights at the Hills Bar and Grille in Rochester, MI, where he plays a wide variety of music to satisfy the musical taste buds of all the partygoers.
Since 2005, Hardy has incorporated visual mixes into his sets with the use of music videos and utilizing the Video Scratch Live plug in. Seamlessly blending his creative mixes with the visually stimulating music videos, as well as loop manipulation and video scratching, Hardy is able to keep the crowd entertained, even those not moving and grooving.
Striving to reach his highest potential, Hardy also remixes high demand tracks by today’s most popular artists when he’s not fulfilling his DJ residencies. Though beginning his career as a hip-hop fan, Hardy has evolved and now loves many different genres of music including reggae, rock, pop, electronic and funk, all of which he isn’t afraid to blend together. Hardy also utilizes acapellas and instrumentals to enhance whichever track he is building in the most pleasantly unexpected manners. Hardy is constantly working on new remixes, so keep a look out for all that he has to offer.
Young, ambitious and thirsty for knowledge, Hardy continues to learn all he has to learn in order to be the best DJ he can possibly be. Reaching for the highest level of success, Hardy still remains, at his core, a lover of music. With a deep passion for what he does, Hardy understands every crowd he performs for and their need to hear the best possible music on what may be their only night out.
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