D.A.V.E. The Drummer

If you are into the harder end of Techno Music, you may have already come across one of D.A.V.E. The Drummer’s records.

Hailing from the London illegal warehouse party scene that exploded in the 90’s, DJ & producer D.A.V.E. The Drummer started the techno label Hydraulix as an output for his own production ideas. The label intended to bridge the gap between the Acid Techno of his previous productions and a darker form of techno that D.A.V.E. was experimenting with in the studio.

Hydraulix made some big waves in the Hard Techno scene throughout the 2000’s and is still going strong with many of the new releases hitting the top spots in the Beatport Hard Techno Charts.

Tracks from Hydraulix have found their way into the playlists of some of the worlds top DJs as well as keeping a huge following of underground Techno DJs across the globe.

D.A.V.E’s recent music reflects a shift toward a darker stripped back techno sound and the label is still at the forefront of the techno scene winning respect from many DJs and taking on board fresh young artists as well as releasing tracks by seasoned Hydraulix regulars.

Still a hard working DJ and Producer, D.A.V.E. The Drummer is responsible for remixes and productions for many great techno labels including Stay Up Forever, Cluster Smitten, Routemaster, Pounding Grooves, Fine Audio, Eukatech, Noom, Reklusive, Naked Lunch, Phobiq, Elektrax, Resiliant, Refined Format, Techburst and of course Hydraulix, Apex Recordings and Mutate To Survive.


I accept demos as private Soundcloud Links,
We Transfer, Google Drive & Dropbox links only.

If you want to add me to your labels promo pool
please use the email below:

Promos & Demos: dave@hydraulix.co.uk


I am represented worldwide by
RAW Agency

Bookings Email: contact@rawagency.org


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Thanks very much if you are aiming to book me to play at your event, I really do appreciate the support. I do use an agency, they are very good friends of mine, they fully understand the underground scene and they will work hard to make your event happen and make sure everybody is happy with the arrangements. Please do use them, please don’t try to book me directly.

Using an agent has a lot of advantages for me. This way I don’t get bogged down with the details of a gig, so I have more time to use on creating great music and getting my DJ sets ready so when I come to play at your event I play my best and the details are already all taken care of.

Many Thanks


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Chances are you are here because you have discovered the labels Hydraulix or Apex or Mutate to Survive,  You’ll find info about new releases here, plus gigs and other news.



Hydraulix records has been running since 1998. We are now up to release 152 and more are on the way. there are so many artosts who have contributed their amazing work to this label


Apex is the deeper darker sister label for Hydraulix. The label is now restarted and is already beginning to make waves in the world of techno. releases by some great artists are coming


Weird and wonderful, dark and mysterious. Mutate to Survive started during the minimal explosion of the 00’s it is a slow burn label which is just getting going again.