Current Sydney based producer Hydraulix (Damien Williams) is kicking things into full throttle this year. After obliterating his recent show at Max Watts in his Sydney hometown to debut his new album, this show presented guest support artists Thieves, Ian Munro and Wa-Fu. The climax of the show featured a live B2B set with PhaseOne, Leotrix, Oski and surprise guests Sippy and Just a Gent.
With a string of new releases, Hydraulix’s teases his juiciest project to date! The ‘Imposter Syndrome LP’, released through none other than Liquid Stranger’s record label; Wakaan. Featuring artists such as Nitti Gritti, Jasiah and Muchi, Hydraulix shows us that range is no obstacle. The scheduled release date of the full LP is September, although the three tracks currently released (out of 20) have already garnered almost 100,000 listens collectively on Spotify with numbers growing rapidly.
Starting off strong on the LP with ‘Waratah’; a wonky, gritty tune that provides a signature enigmatic drop that Hydraulix has always delivered. The second release; ‘Another Minute’, debuts a melodic angsty sound and the first taste of hip hop elements in this album. Both of the dynamic tracks showcasing the producer’s impeccable bass hybrid sound. Although the real standout is the newest of the three releases, ‘Concrete’ featuring Ohio based rapper Jasiah. A grimy mix of hip hop and dubstep, the track begins eerily and leads into a screaming vinyl scratch that prequels the delivery of Jasiah’s hefty bars.
“‘Concrete’ started as something I wrote with a bunch of mates in the room. I was showing them some different tricks I had learnt but I always knew it could be more than just that. It slowly progressed over time, taking on different forms until I had the instrumental you hear now. My team and I knew that when I was working on the album we wanted a rapper for ‘Concrete’. I threw out Jasiah as a pipe dream and my homie, Afterthought, was able to help us connect the dots. To my surprise, Jasiah loved the beat and was actually down to get on it.” – Hydraulix
This song bears an epic collision of genres that gives it an eclectic sound that radiates energy. Giving you the perfect unique edge to pair with Jasiah’s alternative, vigorous flow and an unmatched bassline.
With Bass Canyon already locked and loaded later this year and an American tour in the horizon, Hydraulix is set to dominate 2021.