Celebrating over five years worth of events, The Hydra’s reputation has spread far beyond its London home.
Founded by electric minds label boss and off-location event pioneer Dolan Bergin as well as Ajay Jayaram (previously Head of Programming for The End and Cable), the duo have grown to be synonymous with global electronic music.
Their early ascent saw their reputation spread with their ability to locate and transform obscure settings into fully functioning event spaces, catholic churches, dilapidated warehouses, loft spaces, theatres, pool halls, a former department store, a capsule on the London Eye and a decommissioned WWII Naval Frigate have all played a part in The Hydra’s formative years – each party capturing a nomadic spirit of adventure severely lacking across the capital.
The Hydra’s mobility eventually guided them to Wapping’s Studio Spaces in 2013. In an era of increasingly rigid and authoritarian controls they defiantly advanced Studio Spaces into a three-room club space.
Their time at Studio Spaces saw The Hydra produce shows for industry heavyweights such as Ostgut Ton, Innervisions, Blueprint, Ninja Tune and Dekmantel; luring in artists and clubbers alike.
The Hydra moved onto new territory in 2016 leaving Studio Spaces to work with new London venue Printworks as well as clubbing institutions Ministry of Sound, The Troxy and fabric.
The club brand have also curated festival stages for the likes of Dimensions, Lovebox, Farr, Oasis and most recently Junction 2 (now in its second year).
In the summers of 2015 and 2016 they produced the UK leg of Innervisions’ highly lauded Lost In A Moment party as they took over the breathtaking Osea Island.
Looking to the future, The Hydra will continue to do what they’ve become known and relied upon for: curating and producing the very best of underground music for worldwide scene.