History of Hard Breed
Hard Breed's history goes all the way back to 2002 when three pirate radio DJ/Producer friends decided to launch a web site as a means of advertising club nights which they were associated with.
Back in the days of Kiss 105.8FM we ran a weekly club night in the “Parnell Mooney” successfully for over a year and had a healthy dose of regulars both at the club night and on our internet forum.
This new found friendship with the Parnell Mooney continued to grow in popularity from June 2003 until Jan 2004 week in week out forming the longest running weekly hard dance club night in Dublin hosting the cream of Irish and International DJ talent in the comfortable surroundings of the Parnell Mooney.
The 3 lads felt that organising club nights was not enough to keep clubbers coming back every week, so they decided to leave the Parnell Mooney just at the right time.
Soon after the Parnell Mooney we went back to the studio to produce not only several new tracks but the start of the Hard Breed mixed album "Back For The Future" mixed live with all new material from the Hard Breed DJ's, and then mastered at Raff Da Gaff studios with Raff (Da Gaffer).
With more studio time and more recognition but less club nights Hard Breed jumped back into head first with running once-off gigs in Dublin in Club Viva (Hard Breed birthday party April 2004) and the Belvedere night club (Dec 2004 - launch party of the Hard Breed Mixed Album "Back For The Future"). The Hard Breed mixed album had done very well to attract not only the dedicated clubbers that attended the club night but also new dance music lovers who might not have gone to a club night or who might not have heard of Hard Breed in the past.
This was exactly what we were hoping for. With the success of the Hard Breed mixed album, we were asked to played in clubs through out Ireland including meltdown in Wexford (July 2005) and the world famous Trade Festival both June 2004 and July 2005 along side the cream of Irish and international dj talent.
We have been through the mill both ups and downs through out our careers as a group but the worst was still to come. In Aug 2005 shortly after playing at the world famous Trade, we had organised a Hard Breed club night with the help of Jay Pidgeon in the Star Bar formally Night Life in San Antonio in Ibiza. This was due to be the big break for them but instead lead to the break up Hard Breed as we knew it...
But now we're back to continue the fight for the great club night! ;-D