Hadouken is a British Band formed on 2006 in London. It consists of James Smith (singer,songwriter, producer), Alice Spooner (synth player), Daniel “Pilau” Rice (Guitarist), Christopher Purcell (Bassist) and Nick Rice (Drummer). They played in clubs, famous Another Music, Another Kitchen and around London for about six months and they recorded demo tapes. The band was known by their dance-punk, New Rave, Electro house and Drum & Bass music. They released a limited edition double side Vinyl called “That Boy That Girl” together with “Tuning In” which the music video hit the number one placed in MTV Two’s NME Charts. It was released by their own label called Surface Noise Records.
In the year 2007, they released “Liquid Lives on June 25 accompanied by their tours together with Does It Offend You Yeah? And Example (Rapper). It was charted as number 36 in UK Singles Chart and in NME Chart Show. One year later, they introduced their first debut album called “Music for an Accelerated Culture on may 5, 2008 that comprises the singles “What She Did” with Declaration of War along side with “Spend Your Life”,
2 years later, they introduced their 2nd studio album called “For the Masses” on January 25, 2010. It was recorded in Summer 2009 at Groningen, Netherlands and it peaked at number 19 in UK Albums Chart. Followed by “Every Weekend” that came out on February 18, 2013 which contains 10 tracks and 3 bonus tracks. They collaborated with many writers in this album including Jonas Ullmann, Michael Wojcicki, Nicholas Hill and many more. There are also lots of producers who attracted in their songs including Blokhead, Loadstar, Mightwatch, Kev Willow, Aeph, Blame and Drumsound & Bassline Smith.
Aside from releasing albums, they also did remixes for other well-known artists including Klaxons for”Atlantis to Interzone”, The Whip for “Frustration” as well as “Dawn of the dead” by Does it Offend You Yeah? The Prodigy’s “Warrior Dance” and “The Feeling” by DJ Fresh featuring RaVaughn. In their numerous awards and acclaimed they had nominated as the Best Electronic Artist/Dj in 2007 and they won the same award in the year 2008. They were featured in the MTV Australia as well as BBC Switch with Annie Mac and Nick Grimshaw. The band marked in their performances in Summer Sonic Festival on Osaka and Tokyo along side with iTunes Festival 2008.