How Hard aka The Pied Piper of Hardcore has always been drawn to extreme sounds. Even prior to his DJ career, he had an affinity toward Hardcore, Metal, and Punk. With a solid childhood background in music theory, he had consistently felt connected to music and sound. After many years of mastering the guitar and drums in various bands as a teenager, his interests evolved to something new. Spinning records was a different form of creative expression and a fascinating way of building sound, something he could tackle on his own as an individual, not as a unit.
"The most important thing about spinning is staying true to myself and the music I love to write & play- not giving in to another style just because its more popular or because it'll get me more gigs. It's a great feeling when a DJ can pack a dancefloor but a more profound accomplishment though is turning the crowd on to something you truly love." An obscene fan of Gabber, How Hard is known for his general versatility; tasting everything from Darkcore to Nustyle, Speedcore to Breakcore, Jungle to Hard Techno. His view on DJing is as if he is painting a picture. "With DJing, it is another way of expressing yourself through music. To me, each record is not just a song. It's a tool. A piece in a puzzle. You take these pieces of music and put them together in anyway you can to create this larger, more ellaborate picture & soundscape." Having caused much ruckus all over the counry, from the east coast to the left coast, he has the uncanny ability to call the masses to the floor and has become the favorite of thousands of the new generation hungry Hardcore-addicts.
Hard Candy (w/ DJ Candy Kid)
Suffocation (w/ DJ Choke)
The Hard Children (w/ The Mannchild)
Howard The Duck (solo)
Wie Schwer (solo)
Hardmind Hardcore Crew (w/ Mannchild & Sanz One)
Hardatac (w/ Tracatak)