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Arlington, Virginia, United States | Established. Jan 01, 1999

Arlington, Virginia, United States
Established on Jan, 1999
DJ Hip Hop Downtempo


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ames M. Blake, otherwise known as Hydra, is a Producer/ DJ based out of DC/Northern Virginia. In his freshman year of highschool he started making beats under the moniker Def One. This eventually evolved in to creating a Jamtronica band known as Definition of One. After earning a first gig with Pretty Lights Music artist Eliot Lipp, Definition of One went on to tour along the East Coast and became one of Virginia's premier acts, playing at established festivals such as Mad Tea Party Jam, Camp Barefoot, Under the Stars Festival and Doah Fest. In 2017, James moved on from the jam band scene and created Hydra. Continuing his roots of making downtempo Hip Hop, with splashes of Electronic, Hydra quickly became a favorite amongst his peers, earning acclaim from prolific producer/DJ Flamingosis, With the release of his debut album, Water Feature and powerful Funk/Hip Hop mix, Bang This on Your Radio Havin Ass Walkman, Hydra is ready to make waves in the Hip Hop and Electronic community. But like, only if you like chill beats n shit.

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