HARD HAUNTED MANSION RETURNS TO THE SHRINE AS A TWO DAY FESTIVAL, FRIDAY OCTOBER 30th AND SATURDAY OCTOBER 31st HALLOWEEN LINEUP INCLUDES JUSTICE, BASEMENT JAXX, DEADMAU5, 2MANYDJS, CROOKERS, THE BLOODY BEETROOTS, A-TRAK, MAJOR LAZER, MODESELEKTOR, BURAKA SOM SISTEMA, DESTRUCTO, ZOMBIE NATION AND MANY MORE

HARD HAUNTED MANSION RETURNS TO THE SHRINE AS A TWO DAY FESTIVAL, FRIDAY OCTOBER 30th AND SATURDAY OCTOBER 31st HALLOWEEN LINEUP INCLUDES JUSTICE, BASEMENT JAXX, DEADMAU5, 2MANYDJS, CROOKERS, THE BLOODY BEETROOTS, A-TRAK, MAJOR LAZER, MODESELEKTOR, BURAKA SOM SISTEMA, DESTRUCTO, ZOMBIE NATION AND MANY MORE

HARD, the dance party impresarios who’ve brought you HARD New Year’s Eve and HARD Summer Fest have heard the fans requests and announced their line-up for this year’s HARD Haunted Mansion, a massive dance party taking place this Halloween at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Recognizing that one day just wasn’t enough for a lineup this good, HARD Haunted Mansion has been extended into two days of the world’s most premier DJs and electronic dance artists.

The lineup for this year’s HARD Haunted Mansion is a veritable who’s who of contemporary DJs known for consistently pushing the boundaries of dance music forward. Headlining act Justice, a duo that needs no introduction, have become synonymous with a movement in maximal electronic music that defines the current era. UK-based veterans Basement Jaxx are paying a rare US-visit to drop their brand of classic-yet-innovative house music in anticipation of their fifth studio album, Scars. Joining them are heavyweights such as Deadmau5, 2ManyDJs, Crookers, A-Trak, The Bloody Beetroots, Modeselektor, Major Lazer, Buraka Som Sistema, Zombie Nation, Steve Aoki, Destructo, Don Rimini, Shinichi Osawa and more. Anyone who appreciates a phenomenal dance party will not want to miss the most electric event in the country this Halloween weekend.

“…the hottest ticket in town on one of the year’s biggest party nights” – LA TIMES

HARD HAUNTED MANSION 2009
Friday October 30th and Saturday October 31st
Shrine Expo Center
2 days, 2 stages, 16 hours of music!!!
Limited Capacity
8pm – 4am

FRIDAY
Deadmau5
2ManyDJs
A-trak
The Bloody Beetroots
Mixhell
Destructo
Don Rimini
Danger
Harvard Bass
Staccato
**Special Guests

Saturday
Justice (DJ set)
Basement Jaxx (DJ set)
Crookers
Major Lazer
Modeselektor
Buraka Som Sistema
Steve Aoki
Zombie Nation
Shinichi Osawa
Classixx
**Special Guests

TICKETS ARE LIMITED!!!!
Individual daily tickets (pre-sale $60), VIP (21+, pre-sale $125) and limited 2 Day discount passes ($100) available through Groove Tickets and various retail outlets.

For more tickets and more information, please visit: WWW.HARDFEST.COM

Armin Van Buuren Crowned King of 2008 DJ Mag Poll Ultra Records’ Artists Tiësto, Above & Beyond, David Guetta, Ferry Corsten, Markus Schulz, deadmau5, Sander van Doorn, Paul Oakenfold and Axwell Take Top Honors (Ultra Records)

Armin Van Buuren Crowned King of 2008 DJ Mag Poll Ultra Records’ Artists Tiësto, Above & Beyond, David Guetta, Ferry Corsten, Markus Schulz, deadmau5, Sander van Doorn, Paul Oakenfold and Axwell Take Top Honors (Ultra Records)

Last night, the official and full results of the British DJ Mag Top 100 poll were revealed at the official ‘DJ Mag Top 100 DJ’s Party 2008’ in London. Ultra Records’ artist Armin van Buuren has been voted number one DJ for the second year in a row!

Armin van Buuren has been listed in the DJ Mag Top 100 since 2001, when he entered the poll at the 27th position. In 2002 he climbed up to the 5th position, and in 2003, 2004 and 2005 he was listed at the third spot. In 2006 he moved up to the second place, until eventually in 2007 he topped the Poll with a number one position. And this year he did it again.

2007 and 2008 have undoubtedly been 2 of the busiest, yet exciting years for Armin van Buuren. Next to hosting his award winning, weekly radio show ‘A State of Trance’, with an estimated 25 million listeners, Armin has released his third artist album ‘Imagine’ in North America on Ultra Records (Armada). The album made history as the first Dutch dance album to debut at number one on the Dutch album chart. Armin also toured the world with his ‘Armin Only: Imagine’ concerts, with the sold out first edition in the Jaarbeurs venue in Utrecht, providing more than16.000 party people a stunning show and exclusive 9 hour set.

Armin’s reaction: “For me this is an incredible honor, because it’s an award from the votes of so many dance music lovers that went online to vote. I‘d like to take the opportunity to thank everyone for their support. Thank YOU!“

Ultra Records’ artists maintained a heavy showing in the illustrious UK dance publication’s annual poll. Dutch phenomenon, Tiësto, who maintained the polls number one position 3 years in a row remains at number 2, and stellar trance production and DJ trio Above & Beyond take number 4. David Guetta’s Pop Life success and non-stop touring places the French native at number 5, and Dutch trance maven Ferry Corsten pulls in number 6. Sasha, who released his acclaimed ‘The emFire Collection’ on Ultra earlier this year retains his long standing amongst the Top 10 at number 7. Markus Schulz’ relentless touring pushes him to the number 8 position.

Newcomer to the poll is deadmau5 – riding high on a string of incredible productions and his debut album RANDOM ALBUM TITLE already earning him the award for Producer of the Year from successful digital retailer Beatport – he debuts on the chart at number 11. Sander van Doorn, whose powerful debut album ‘Supernaturalistic’ released on Ultra Records, takes number 13. Paul Oakenfold, who has always maintained high positioning on the poll, claims 14, and house producer, Axwell hits at number 20.

Other Ultra Records’ artists charting this year include Eric Prydz at 21, Fedde Le Grand at 29, Benny Benassi at 39, Roger Sanchez at 57 and Sander Kleinenberg at 60. Congrats to all Ultra Records’ artists for their continued success!

JUSTICE AND SOULWAX TO HEADLINE HARD HAUNTED MANSION 10/31! WITH SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO, CRYSTAL CASTLES, BOYS NOIZE, CROOKERS, DEADMAU5, DJ AM, JASON BENTLEY & DESTRUCTO

JUSTICE AND SOULWAX TO HEADLINE HARD HAUNTED MANSION 10/31! WITH SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO, CRYSTAL CASTLES, BOYS NOIZE, CROOKERS, DEADMAU5, DJ AM, JASON BENTLEY & DESTRUCTO

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The creative team behind the HARD Summer Music Festival and HARD New Year’s Eve have again upped the ante with the year’s most-talked-about festival roster, HARD Haunted Mansion. Guaranteed to be the premiere 2008 Halloween event in LA with headliners Justice (France) and Soulwax(Belgium), the grounds of the Shrine Expo Hall in downtown LA will be transformed into a Halloween-costumed mega-party with international all-stars Boys Noize (Germany), Crystal Castles (Canada), Simian Mobile Disco (UK), Deadmau5 (Canada), and Crookers (Italy). Los Angeles’ cream of the crop DJ AM, Jason Bentley, and Destructo round out the non-stop indoor/outdoor event on Friday, October 31st.

French duo Justice have quickly become a household name with their best-selling album “Ý”, outrageous videos, electrifying performances, and their monster hits “D.A.N.C.E.” and “We Are Your Friends”. Soulwax have proven themselves worldwide as innovative rockers, mash-up DJs and remixers extraordinaire, all documented on their upcoming DVD release. Soulwax have finally found the perfect home for their stadium-sized show with LA’s boundary-pushing HARD Festival and its top-notch audio-visual production.

HARD Haunted Mansion expands on the success of the HARD Summer Music Festival which attracted over 7,000 revelers on July 19th to party with N*E*R*D, MSTRKRFT, and rising stars The Bloody Beetroots. HARD Haunted Mansion is open to all ages while the music-loving 21+ set will be treated to multiple bars and upgraded open-bar VIP sections at both the indoor and outdoor stages. VIP tickets and General Admission tickets are on sale now through Groovetickets.com, Ticketmaster and select lifestyle stores.

Hailed as “the party of the year” by URB.com, HARD proved it was a powerhouse with their New Year’s and Summer celebrations. “The eclectic lineup reflects the mashed-up party techno that has attracted so many rock fans,” exclaimed the Los Angeles Times. Still a few questions remain for HARD Haunted Mansion; will Simian Mobile Disco join Justice on stage for “We Are Your Friends”? Will Alice Glass and Crystal Castles incite a riot? Who are the surprise guest artists? And most importantly… what costume are you wearing to the HARD Haunted Mansion?

HARD Haunted Mansion opens its doors early at 8 PM to ensure fast entrance; music continues until 4 AM.
For tickets, information, and music visit www.hardfest.com
HARD Haunted Mansion 2008
The Shrine Expo Hall
700 W. 32nd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90007
8:00PM-4:00AM
ALL AGES