Hippos in Tanks

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Hippos in Tanks
Hippos in Tanks logo.jpg
Founder Barron Machat, Travis Woolsey
Distributor(s) Sony
Genre Electronic
Country of origin United States
Location Los Angeles, CA
New York, NY
Official website hipposintanks.net

Hippos in Tanks was a record label based in Los Angeles, California founded by Barron Machat and Travis Woolsey. The label specialized in electronic music, and was named the best label of 2011 by the website FACT.[1] It was named after the novel And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks.[2]


In 2009, Machat and Woolsey—who met while working at an online company in Los Angeles—were asked to host a radio show on KXLU called Hippos in Tanks.[3] After leaving the company to work on their label full-time, HIT released their first EP from Von Haze in June 2010.[3] In 2011 Woolsey left the label with Machat staying on as CEO.

It was confirmed that its founder Barron Machat died in a car crash in Miami on April 8th, 2015. [4]



  1. ^ "10 best: labels of 2011". FACT. November 22, 2011. Retrieved December 20, 2011. 
  2. ^ Cotto, Mario (November 25, 2011). "Hippos In Tanks: Local Labels We Love". KCRW. Retrieved January 3, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Woosley, Travis (January 11, 2011). "Hippos in Tanks". Impose Magazine. Retrieved January 3, 2012. 
  4. ^ . FACT. April 9, 2015 http://www.factmag.com/2015/04/09/rip-hippos-in-tanks-founder-barron-machat. Retrieved April 9, 2015.  Missing or empty |title= (help)