Carl Hardy is a proud Cleethorpes native with a huge contribution to the electronic music scene. A record label owner, promoter, radio show host and most significantly a DJ. A widely respected selector with a vast and interesting record collection that he’s been collecting for just under 10 years, which spans every aspect of electronic music.


Anybody that has heard Carl play will confirm his sets are full of weird, wonderful, rare and unheard of gems ranging right across house, techno, electro, rave, acid and everything else in-between. He has promoted and held residencies at parties such as Northern Purpose, Collective Minds (Birmingham) and Sub:System (London), as well as hosting his own parties at Chalet club in Berlin. Club der Visionaere, Grelle Forelle, Field Maneuvers and Nightmoves are amongst the many places he’s played across the UK and around Europe.

Recently Carl started his own record label Animals On Psychedelics where he proudly showcases music by his friends and favourite producers. His radio show, bearing the same name as his label, on Leeds station KMAH is currently going from strength to strength, and on a monthly basis he showcases his record collection and invites his friends from around the UK for guest sets, having invited the Backdrop Crew over for a whole show, and previously Dr. Joseph & Simon, with Dr. Joseph unable to make it for the first show. Catch Carl headlining Backdrop’s Northern Electric Festival Party at Cosmic Ballroom on July 21st, alongside John Rowe, with Dr. Joseph and Simon in support, with CTRL, GBL DJs and Jake Coates in Room 2.