w/ special guest Hekler
Hydraulix is the alter ego of Sydney based producer Damien Williams. Damien’s obsession with music began at a young age growing up listening to hip hop, rap and punk rock but it wasn’t until he was 20 when he put everything he had into music and decided to become a DJ.
It wasn’t long after getting in to mixing records that Hydraulix decided to put his hand to production, crafting dance floor destroyers but also drawing inspiration from the records mad by his childhood hip-hop idols such as DJ Premier, Dr Dre and Pete Rock. Despite making bass music, the roots of his sound can really be heard in the percussive and rhythmic nature of his tracks.
You never know what to expect from Hydraulix’s versatile high-energy sets and what makes him such a pleasure to watch and hear. “Apart from moving between genres and styles, I try and include as many brand new and exclusive tunes, edits and VIP’s from myself and all the mates. You should be able to come to a show and hear a set that no one else can re-create.”
Over the years Hydraulix has received airplay from Triple J and BBC’s Radio 1, as well as support on his tunes from some of the biggest artists in Bass Music such as Bro Safari, UZ, Excision, Snails, Rico Tubbs, Alex Young, Party Favor and many more.
Las Vegas born and raised producer Shaun Bacus better known as HEKLER, came out of nowhere with his intense eerie take on bass music in early 2017. Gaining support from some of the biggest names in the industry, Shaun has been able to progress at an alarming rate taking the industry by surprise. When listening to his tunes, you are left with a puzzled look on your face, wondering.. HOW? HEKLER is no stranger to being unique and creating something that you've definitely never heard before. Shaun had started his musical journey at the early age of 13 years old. He was no stranger to music. He grew up listening to a diverse selection of music, playing the trombone, drums, and piano. Early 2010 is when he was first introduced to electronic music via UKF. Listening to legends including Noisia, Flux Pavillion, Nero, Skrillex, DJ Fresh and many more, he grew a love for something that wasn't necessarily considered “cool” to listen to at the time. From that point on, he started messing around in FL Studio trying to replicate the tunes he loved so much. Unfortunately, they were a tad bit too complex so Shaun took the hip hop route and began producing beats, learning the ropes of music production. Early 2015, he finally took the leap of faith into the "electronic" elements of producing, learning sound design which crafted his style into what you now hear in his tunes. Finally releasing music in early 2017, HEKLER has created a sound that is truly his. He has shown no signs of stopping and only continues to keep things fresh and unique with every single release.