Destructo has been an influential figure in electronic music for decades, and he just released “You Only Die Once” with Snoop Dogg.
Gary Richards, better known as Destructo, is a pioneer when it comes to fusing house music with hip-hop. His latest track, “You Only Die Once” featuring Snoop Dogg, is a huge accomplishment in an already illustrious career.
Destructo went on a mini-tour following the song’s release on April 21, 2023. After playing in Chicago at Sound-Bar the same night as the track premiere, he made an appearance at Temple in San Francisco the next weekend.
“You Only Die Once” is a new spin on “Y.O.D.O.”, Destructo’s 2018 track with Chris Lake. The 2023 track features a new bass house beat behind iconic lyrics from Snoop Dogg.
Destructo has previously collaborated with Yo Gotti, E-40, YG, and more rappers, but “You Only Die Once” is the first time he’s made music with Snoop Dogg.
Hailing from California and starting his music career in the 90s, Gary Richards has been a fan of Snoop since the rapper’s debut. Richards is also founder of HARD Events, and he booked Snoop at HARD Summer 2017. He currently is the head of his own production company, All My Friends, which is best known for its annual cruise ship music festival, Friendship.
“You Only Die Once” follows the release of Destructo’s Future Funk EP, which featured collabs with TroyBoi and Chromeo and came out in February. Destructo has more shows lined up for this summer, including Summer of Sound, Shambhala, and others to be announced.
Destructo and Friendship have one of the most passionate fanbases in the scene, and they came out in droves at Sound-Bar.
In releases like “You Only Die Once” and at shows like April 21st in Chicago, Destructo always brings an entertaining house vibe that can be enjoyed by all fans of all genres. Check out our full photo album from Destructo here, and read more newly released information on Friendship in January 2024 now.
Story: @michael__premier // Photos: @shanaolivero