The first clip from the upcoming BreEcHbOY 12″ “SpACetHouGhtS” Feat Kel ON Earth is Out Now ….
NEW 2DOGS RELEASE 22-11-2016
Its been quite a while since we saw a release from the 2Dogs, it probably because they have been helping out a lot of musicians and bands around the country, weather it be recording or touring.. So finally after all these years they have decided to put together a mix tape feat beats that were left unused from previous sessions that never got used for anything, so they decided to put it together, did some tweaks and added some cuts and drops mixed it all up in a 30 min mix for your enjoyment… It comes out on digital & cassette just because they can, the cassette also features a remix of Mad Blunted feat QLD Hip Hop Icon Lazy grey, which never really got the proper exposure it deserved and will only be available on this tape….
We have a couple of shows coming up September & October
September & October will see Hydrofunk Crew hitting the East Coast of Australia for a series of nights, with new music from the label. Hitting the road will be Calski who has just dropped his Folkus EP accompanied by a 7’ vinyl feat Hau on a funky party banger Just Clap, while the B-side gets a Serving with I AM D & Briggs on 1 hand on the Bible!! Bringing his Sampler and Laptop drop some fresh heat, plus some Friends from the Folkus EP will be popping up from each state blessing the mic along side Calski. Born in the year of the Tiger, Tigermoth’s (aka Tim Patterson) Beats Take you on on an aural journey. A multi instrumentalist who chooses to express himself using turntables, samplers and FX while his film background and Jazz learning’s allow him to compose sets that tell a story. Tigermoth will be previewing and promoting music from His up and coming Album Effort & Essence… 2Dogs their reputation has been built on the back their memorable live performances and live collaborations. To quote a fan, who was posed what would they write if it were left to them to do a 2 Dogs bio, “Fuck that, just see ‘em live. They will be about a certain shows dropping some new tunes and some old. With a beat tape on cassette only coming out next month, they will be warming up the good vibes for the Hydrofunk posse
September 16 Grump’s Bar Fitzroy Melbourne
October 1 Play Bar Sydney
October 8 the Foundry Brisbane
HYDROFUNK RECORDS WELCOMES TIGERMOTH
We are glad to have him back with us with his solo project EFFORT & ESSENCE .Tigermoth was with us back in early 2000 when he had a group called SHIN KI ROW with fellow members Kurt SP on Drums and DNO MC on raps and decks.. Now back with us at Hydrofunk we a getting ready to drop some of
Out on the 21st of September Vinyl LP & Digital ..
Hey Trendsetters we have had a little trouble finding our tech for digital downloads so… for now you can download
Hydrofunk Records welcomes Calski
Here at Hydrofunk HQ we welcome Calski to the label with his up and comming project the Folkus EP on Digital and we will be dropping a 7 inch vinyl along with the release containing 2 tracks
Calski has been a consistent and unmatched presence in the Hip Hop community in Australia since the late 90s. Known for his unmistakable production and profound lyricism, Calski is also a DJ and multi-instrumentalist, playing bass, keys and guitar.
Having supported the likes of Ghostface Killah (USA), Public Enemy (USA), Total Eclipse (USA), The Herd, Urthboy, Mantra, Spit Syndicate and Joelistics, Calski has long been considered a peer amongst Australian Hip Hop greats and attributes his style to the influences of Pete Rock, 9th Wonder, DJ Premier, Black Milk, Apollo Brown and more.
Brisbane MC/Producer Calski has announced the release of the third single from his EP ‘Folkus’. The track, ‘Just Clap’, is an undeniably funky dancefloor starter featuring renowned Canberra-born MC, Hau, and will be released on 7” vinyl by pioneer Queensland hip hop label Hydrofunk Records.
you can listen to JUST CLAP here
A meeting of two Australian Hip Hop veterans that promises to delight, ‘Just Clap’ sees Hau providing his trademark wordplay over an infectious Calski-laced bass-driven groove reminiscent of James Brown, Ozomatli and Prince all rolled into one.
The ‘Just Clap’ 7” is out 19 July 2016 and boasts the equally impressive B-side track ‘One Hand On The Bible’ featuring favourites Briggs and I AM D.
While the EP ‘Folkus’ drops on the same date, those who purchase the ‘Just Clap’ 7″ vinyl single will receive the full 5 track EP via free download. Along with the vinyl tracks ‘Folkus’ features Aus MC’s Dialectrix, Sinks & Raven.
WE ALSO HAVE A SOUNDCLOUD PAGE !!
We were locked out for a bit but now have retained it back and have started uploading new stuff and will be a few old classics and some mixes from the cataloge just for the hell of it
Hydrofunk Night Brisbane
Jan 14th saw Hydrofunk welcome Japan’s DJ Krush back to Brisbane in support of his new album, the Butterfly effect, his first official release in over a decade. Krush has visited Brisbane many times before, and it was fitting that on this occasion Hydrofunk should act as his host. A showcase from Sensei Krush, the night was no doubt one of the best Brisbane had bared witness to, at least in recent memory . Supports were legendary locals Resin Dogs in DJ mode, plus new Hydro signings, Tigermoth and Triple Nip. The event was everything Hydrofunk have been renowned for, bombastic beats, authentic Hip Hop and great visuals. It was a reminder that Hydrofunk are still premier in Australian beats labels. There was perhaps no better way to do this, than with the meeting of minds that are DJ Katch, Dave Dog, Tigermoth and unarguably one of the worlds greatest exponent of beats, the Miles Davis of electronic music, DJ Krush. As for the man himself, his excitement and enthusiasm for the night and his Hydrodunk hosts was evident for all to see. His request to go on early only illustrated this, and he played an extended set of over 2 hours. This was Krush at the peak of his powers. The vibe of the room was one of both wonderment at the skills of the man, but also mesmerised and moved by his arsenal of beats. Krush’s strength and originality is in his ability to weave it all together, and take people along on a journey, all the while him acting as journey guide. Krush bought his best, and no-one left in any doubt. Hyfrofunk have a long established relationship with Japan and love for DJ Krush, and it was more than apparent that this love was reciprocated by the master himself. Hopefully we have more great news in the not too distant future regarding our relationship with Japan. Stay tuned. Expect to see more Hydrofunk nights in the future, and if you’re in Europe you can perhaps catch an early hearing of Tigermoth’s upcoming release in DJ Krush’s set. Big thanks to Wooly Mammoth for helping to put on a spectacular night.
Hydrofunk Records is proud to welcome Bankrupt Billionaires to the family……
A few words from Kel bellow…… It’s been 3 years since we released our last video (sorry) but we’ve come a long way since Daze of the Dead. Presenting The Dawn! The first single off our upcoming LP Nobody’s Business – that we can exclusively reveal (is off the hook and) will be released in Australia through legendary Hydrofunk Records, this October! Check the new vid + cop a free download + have an amazing weekend!! ♥♥ BB https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PdI0CwRDSI Another fresh and dope clip from BB …. in the lead up the the release of the long awaited LP ” Nobody’s Business” out 13th November 2015….. Vinyl will be available for pre-order from November. Check out the new clip ” I’m Here ” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXm8Wypla2w