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Website: www.g-stoned.com see also www.myspace.com/rodneyhunter
Austro-American DJ / Producer Rodney Hunter is dead-on when he says that he’s been “around the block” more than once. Known for unifying different genres from funk to electro, midtempo to house, dub to hip hop to his very own “Hunter sound”,
His musical career spans 20 years, starting off as a an under aged member of the legendary Hip Hop Formation “Moreaus” along side Peter Kruder, DJ DSL and Sugar B in 1988, leading him to launching his own label and production company (Uptight / BMG) in 1994.
Due to the massive success of Rodney’s first production (Leena Conquest – Boundaries, 1994), Rodney instantly established to a world-class producer and travelled around the globe to produce acts for Forth & Broadway, Island Records,Gee Street Records or BMG.
“It was like a dream come true back then for me, being able to write songs and do remixes for artists like The Rza, Norman Cook aka Fatboy Slim , Martine Girault, Doug E Fresh or the Stereo MC’s”.
In 1997 Rodney received a Grammy nomination with Uptight productions.
In 1998 Rodney presented his Vienna based hip hop project ’Aphrodelics, whom the first major released single (Rolling on chrome) stormed the German Sales Charts (top 30), till today this song is handled as the electronic hip hop blueprint and an all time classic..
After a few years of big major global business, Rodney started to get back into DJing and more in to club music. “I have always loved club music and wanted to expand my horizons.” Since then Rodney has played extensively across the globe and has proved on more than one occasion that he is ‘The Vienna sound machine’.
In 2004 Rodney released his first solo album (Hunterfiles) on Kruder & Dorfmeister’s ‘G-Stone Label’ which also turned out an instant success, having various tracks licensed more than over 100 times.
Dec 2007 the follow up album (Hunterville) was released and was reviewed positivity as ‘sophisticatedly sweaty’!
In 2009 Rodney dropped an exceptional floor burner on ministry of sound (Freak On) which also added a new and exciting dimension to the producers unmistakable groove vocabulary,
Despite an heavy schedule including recording sessions, remix work, touring the globe and his undercover second life as a g-stoner, Rodney always manages to deliver the goods.
The legacy continues, so stay tuned!