Saturday 24 May – HNQO @ Freaq Lounge


Brasilian House DJ/Producer HNQO of Detected Records plays at Prahran’s new Freaq Lounge this Saturday. The event is presented by 303 and LMS.

Admittedly, I’m not too up with my knowledge on HNQO, but I can at least say that his bio is a steaming pile of number two’s. I mean, check this out…

“In Curitiba, Brazil, the days are warm, and the nights are long. On the streets of this town, boys become men, and souls are both lost and found. No one knows this better than the artist known as HNQO. As a famed breakdancer in his youth, he went in search of himself, with little more than a dream and the voices of Kool Herc and Grandmaster Flash to guide him.”

“Before long, he was dexterously layering hi hats onto groovy house beats, and chopping hip-hop vocals with a soft but menacing touch. His music takes hold of you from collar to knee, with cheeky hooks and infectious rhythms. More than a musician, HNQO is an interpreter of the past, fusing elements of hip hop, jazz, and other genres into his very own style of deep house grooves.”

Translation: “HNQO is a Brazilian heavily influenced by the hip-hop elements and jazz in his really nice deep house sets, and some of his favourite artists are Kool Herc and Grandmaster Flash.”

I mean, holy fuck, am I the only one who thinks this sounds pretentious as fuck? I would rather lynch myself than have a bio like that for myself. I mean, are we in reality here, or is this a failed attempt at soft-porn romance? Or did his bitch write this for him? I think promo like this underestimates people might fall for this tripe.

I’m sure he plays some good beats though. 

So join him and the rest of the support DJs Brad Daniels, Jacob Malmo, MoodMachine, Muska, AROKX, Liana Gomes, Tahl, Liam Waller, Damir Smith, Matt Waters and Marcus James Holder for a good night of ass-shaking and look cool/pose/take selfies with your buddies on the south side of town.

Early bird tickets have reportedly sold out, so make sure you get in quick if you wish to attend.


Starts 10pm. Freaq Lounge, 177 Greville Street, Prahran. $27.50.

Click Here for Facebook Event Page

Written by Kristian Hatton.

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