BACKGROUND DELUSIONS OF GRANDEUR
Delusions of Grandeur LIVE is a live performance of the classic Hardkiss album originally released on vinyl, cassette and CD in 1995 and released digitally in 2015. Delusions of Grandeur went to #1 in the Rolling Stone Magazine Alternative charts.
Delusions introduced electronic music to a wide eyed audience in the USA for the first time, and launched international DJ careers for all artists involved. Songs featured on Delusions were licensed to Sasha and Digweed's Northern Exposure and FIFA Soundtrack, and continue to be played by DJs like Lee Burridge, Seth Troxler, Maceo Plex, Sabo and Nick Warren.
The original Delusions of Grandeur album is a collaboration between four artists - Gavin, Scott and Robbie Hardkiss and David Christophere. Gavin Hardkiss (Hawke) and David Christophere (Rabbit In The Moon) have updated the album with new versions and additional sonic layers for this live performance. While remaining true to the original, the live performance is a contemporary immersive experience packed with original visual production and live music creation.
VIDEO LIVE IN ORLANDO
Delusions of Grandeur LIVE was performed in Orlando Florida on Halloween 2021.
WATCH A FIVE MINUTE VIDEO OF THE EXPERIENCE
MUSIC DELUSIONS OF GRANDEUR
Born in South Africa, Gavin Hardkiss is a DJ/producer/author based in San Francisco.
Hardkiss helped pioneer the American electronic dance scene in the '90s with the groundbreaking record label Hardkiss Music. He quickly joined the ranks of the International DJ elite, jetting to raves and clubs around the world to perform his eclectic sounds.
Through the years, Gavin's focus has been on recording genre defying albums under the name Hawke including NAMAQUADISCO, HEATSTROKE, LOVE WON ANOTHER, +++ and DARK ART OF LIGHT WORK.
Rabbit In The Moon
David Christophere is the producer / musician behind the underground electronic music act Rabbit In The Moon.
In 1993, Rabbit in the Moon's Phases of an Out of Body Experience became a hit single on Hardkiss Music. As a remixer, he has reworked songs by Depeche Mode, Garbage, BT/Tori Amos , Sarah McLachlan , Orbital, Stone Roses, Smashing Pumpkins, Goldie, Delerium, and Paul Oakanfold.
As a live performer, his music has taken Rabbit in the Moon on global tours and regular annual performances at EDC and Ultra.. As a DJ he hs played the biggest clubs and events in the US and parts of Asia and Europe.
Will Clark & Kevin Colorado
Colourfeeders are Bay Area and Miami based stage designers, lighting directors, content creators and VJs. They work together with music artists and immersive spaces to design the technology and content for unique applications and performances.
Previous electronic music clients include Diplo, Bonobo, Shpongle, Desert Hearts and Duke Dumont.
You can see their work at the Midway SF, Artechouse and Burning Man.