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NUDE165: Claire Hardman

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Claire Hardman is an award-winning DJ/producer hailing from Australia, based out of Stockholm and plays a driving mix of house & techno. Claire has been a staple on the Stockholm circuit for a number of years as well as playing regularly in England and greater Europe.

She has played at festivals like Inmusic Festival in Croatia, Amsterdam Dance Event and Indian Summer alongside the likes of Pig&Dan, Kollektiv Turmstrasse, Raxon, Booka Shade, Joel Mull, Jesper Dahlbäck, Anna V., Jon Da Silva, Awesome 3 and countless others. Claire featured as one of Pioneer’s ‘Up and Coming Dj’s’ in 2018 and winner of Olmeca Tequila’s ‘Switch the DJ Competition’ in 2017.

Claire has been released on labels such as Oscuro, Mavic and Natura Viva Black as well as her own imprint HARDMAN. She has also been remixed by heavyweight remixers, including Optimuss and Barbuto amongst others. Claire is distinguished by her disarming stage presence, unmistakable charisma and relentless style of house and techno. 

She joins the NUDE Techno podcast, with an hour of Techno. Listen to it below on SoundCloud & Mixcloud. If you are feeling this series, then please consider supporting it on Mixcloud Select.

Sum up this podcast in 10 words…
Oh wow. Epic? But that’s only one word. Big? Haha no I don’t know. 

What’s your personal favourite track on it?
Whoa, that’s a tough one. That’s like saying you have a favourite child. They’re all my favourites. Look at me being all diplomatic.

What’s the special ingredient in this mix?
Geez these are tough questions. Sweat and tears. I don’t think I cried though. The journey. What I wanted to say and where I wanted to take my listeners and to me that is always the special ingredient.

Tell us about your next EP?
My next Ep is a release that I have been putting off because I wasn’t 100% happy with it. But now I’ve spent some time with it and got it to where I’m super happy. So I’m really looking forward to that and I have a feeling it will get a good response 😉

What have you got coming up?
A lot more releases! I’ve been working really hard on the producing front so I’m looking forward to releasing them!

And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?
I really hope you enjoy the set as much as I do!

Tracklist

Ultra Shock, A*S*Y*S  – The Sound of E (A*S*Y*S Remix) (Armada Music)
Joris Turenhout – Track ID (Codex)
Thomas Schumacher, Members of Mayday – Mayday Anthem (Thomas Schumacher Remix) (Electric Ballroom)
Lowerzone – Fuck this (JAM)
Ignacio Arfelli – Imagine (Volta)
Joris Turenhout – Trinity (Autektone Records)
Thomas Schumacher – Off World (Electric Ballroom)
Freak Unique – Something for Your Mind (Techburst Records)
Ignacio Arfelli, Ramon Tapia – Like a Freak Machine (Terminal M)
Karla Blum, Kaspar – Never Be The Same (Kaspar Remix) (Senso Sounds)
Cosmic Boys – Chrysalide (Legend)
Mario Ochoa – Pillars of Eternity (Avenue Recordings)
Tiesto, Kaspar – Lay Low (Kaspar Remix) (Musical Freedom)
Layton Giordani – Phantom (Drumcode)

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