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  From producing Planet-e's debut London label showcase in 2001 to organising Three Chairs' only London appearance in years, and most recently Theo Parrish's first all night club set after a two year absence, The Hydra detail their Detroit & West Coast Influences ahead of their Printworks show on the 20th October

Tickets for our show on the 20th October are now on final release.
  Theo Parrish  

Photo: Theo Parrish @ The Hydra 2016

  In a pre Social Media 2003, an invite to an impromptu Theo Parrish appearance at Plastic People came in via a text message one Thursday night. From receiving the news, to standing outside Plastic at 8pm, a loyal crowd made up of London's record collectors, music producers, promoters and fans gathered with anticipation. Whether Theo, or another of the venerable residents, every night at Plastic People was a musical education and we still miss what we feel was London's most important nightclub institution. From appearances as part of Three Chairs or at electric minds, Cable, festival stages abroad and a seminal nine-hour set after a two-year absence from London, Theo Parrish is an act that we will always champion. His DJ sets perfectly express how dance music should embrace all forms, not just an electronically made kick drum...  

Photo: Moodymann @ The Hydra 2016

  Our fascination with the enigma that is Kenny Dixon Jnr began, well, at the beginning almost 25 years ago with those early KDJ imports. First contact was made much later, for London's first ever Planet-e night in 2001 at The End, where Moodymann shared a stage with his Motor City brother Carl Craig alongside label rookies Recloose, Common Factor and Ibex. An early play then for the Detroit icon, some time before he became the force of nature we now see, effortlessly walking through musical walls and doing whatever the hell he pleases. Going on to grace every key London venue and stage, he began to be coveted by anyone with even a passing interest in electronic music, but Kenny has always been a go to artist for us whether on account of his startlingly bold and original releases, or his natural deck (and mic!) based eclecticism.  

Photo: Omar-S @ The Hydra 2016

  We've always maintained that Omar S must be the most consistent House producer on the planet. He's incapable of being average, but is prolific with it - a killer (and rare) combination. He took his Hydra bow in Spring 2012 and has been an annual feature at our parties ever since, including a very memorable FXHE showcase and that lazy Sunday afternoon at Ministry Of Sound last Autumn. The generational lines of Detroit's electronic music lineage is often blurred, but Alex Smith virtually represents the third wave all on his own, such is the impact and influence he has had since breaking through. A true titan of our electronic world.  
  Dâm Funk  

First Appeared at The Hydra: 2012

  Like a contemporary electronic Bootsy Collins, Damon Riddick may well possess the most apposite stage alias of all. A man imbued with the funk, on a personal mission to propel his sound beyond the Funkmosphere (his LA club night), it's fair to say that we were hooked from the beginning. The stars have only previously aligned for one Hydra appearance, a raucous night at Ican studios for Deviation's 5th Anniversary (one for the history books, where Dâm Funk (needs circumflex) was joined by KDJ, Hud Mo, Kode9 and more...), so we're extremely excited about having him back. In DJ mode this time, you can truly expect to hear a lot of incredible music, none of which you will know! P Funk - G Funk - Afro Punk. Brace yourselves for a lesson in how to be expansive within the confines of the broadest of genres...  
  Jayda G  

First Appeared at The Hydra: Debut

  If you're going to call your record label Freakout Cult, you really ought to be able to bring the party. Just as well therefore that Jayda G knows how to lead the throng and she does so with total and utter abandon. Over the last couple of years the young Canadian artist has enjoyed a meteoric rise with her infectious brand of House and Disco jams. She plays without fear - and not in the headsy, po-faced sense, but simply by playing what she is feeling, regardless of perception or judgement - a powerful ally in the increasingly homogenised DJ set landscape. Jayda's set for us here marks a Hydra debut.  
  Coming up:  
Saturday 20th October 2018
The Hydra present... Moodymann, Theo Parrish, Omar-S & More
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Saturday 27th October 2018
The Hydra present... Todd Terje, Roman Flügel, Romare & More
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Saturday 17th November 2018
The Hydra present... Mount Kimbie Curate with Nina Kraviz, Ben UFO & More
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Saturday 15th December 2018
The Hydra present... Jeff Mills, Marcel Dettmann, Blawan & More
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