How Hard, aka the Pied Piper of Hardcore, is one of the most recognizable names in the NYC Hardcore Techno scene. Born in New York and splitting his adolescence between the music scenes of both NYC and South Florida, he has spent twenty years building his music career. Though beginning his musical dissonance in the metal, hardcore, and punk scenes he has been best known for his non-stop DJ schedule. Fusing his influences and crossing genre lines, How Hard has been known to embrace many styles including Hard Techno, Industrial, and Drum & Bass within his already powerful Hardcore Techno sets.
When not behind the decks, How Hard is relentlessly in the studio working. As an original artist he has continuously produced, collaborated, and remixed on multiple labels. Looking to further push hard and underground music, he launched his Hard X Music group of labels in 2006 which includes the top-selling imprint Hard Kryptic Records. Hard Kryptic and its sublabels have featured original tracks and remixes by some of the biggest names while emphasizing in discovering the best underground talents from around the world.