Grammy Nominations 2017
Exclusive Premiere: Destructo ft. Problem, 'Dare You 2 Move' (Jack Beats Remix)
Gary Richards sure knows how to pick them.
Known for the curatorial expertise that built his HARD brand into a dance event institution, Richards is just as discerning when donning his Destructo artist alias. A week after releasing his well-received West Coast EP on Insomniac/Interscope, he's unveiled a remix package featuring the diverse talents of Jack Beats, Shiba San and Djemba Djemba.
Pairing crisp hats and a throwback bass line with temperate pads during the breaks, English duo Jack Beats lend "Dare You 2 Move" an upbeat house flavor while retaining the original's edge.
Listen to the full premiere of Jack Beats' remix exclusively on Billboard: "It's always amazing to be able to collaborate with friends on any level, so Gary asking us to remix his track was a no brainer," says Jack Beats. "He had been down with us and supported us from day one, and he's now an old friend. What a pleasure it is to remix your mate's track. We just hope we did it justice."
Bookended by this year's two Holy Ship cruise parties, Richards will embark on his sixteen-date Ship2Ship tour, featuring support from Anna Lunoe, Motez and T. Williams.
Wed 1/3: Holy Ship!, Miami, FL
Tue 1/13: The Beacham, Orlando, FL
Wed 1/14: Output, Brooklyn, NY
Thu 1/15: U Street Music Hall, Washington, DC
Fri 1/16: The Hoxton, Toronto, ON
Sat 1/17: London Music Hall, London, ON
Thu 1/22: Whiskey Saigon, Boston, MA
Fri 1/23: Label, Charlotte, NC
Sat 1/24: Fortune Sound Club, Vancouver, BC
Wed 1/28: Commonwealth, Calgary, AB
Thu 1/29: Beta Nightclub, Denver, CO
Fri 1/30: Foundation Nightclub, Seattle, WA
Sat 1/31: Whiskey Bar, Portland, OR
Wed 2/4: Monarch Theatre, Phoenix, AZ
Thu 2/5: Audio, San Francisco, CA
Fri 2/6: The Mid, Chicago, IL
Sat 2/7: Sound, Los Angeles, CA
Wed 2/18: Holy Ship!, Miami, FL