In the mid 1990s, Gary Richards began performing as a DJ under the name Destructo. He is quoted as saying that the Destructo name derives from “My goal to play the hardest and most gnarly techno out there. I’d blow up the sound system and the mixer at clubs if I could. I wasn’t only into Kraftwerk and Daft Punk; I loved Metallica and Black Sabbath as well. So when I performed, it was aggressive and had to be banging.” He has released remixes for Warren G, Depeche Mode, Major Lazer, YG, White Zombie, Digitalism, and others. In 2012 he released his debut EP titled Technology. He has performed around the world for more than a decade, sharing the stage with some of the biggest names in Electronic music.
Destructo’s second EP titled Higher was released on June 10, 2013 via OWSLA/Boysnoize Records and features remixes by Tommy Trash and Brodinski. The music video for the EP’s title track was directed by Agata Alexander.