Resin Dogs

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Resin Dogs
OriginBrisbane, Queensland, Australia
GenresHip hop, funk
Years active1996–present
LabelsHydrofunk Records
WebsiteResin Dogs
MembersDJ Katch
Dave Atkins
Past membersChris Bosley
Geoff Boardman

Resin Dogs is an Australian hip hop group, formed in Brisbane, Queensland in 1996. Resin Dogs are a loose collective, a cut and paste sample band who use live drums, live bass, and elements of hip hop via turntables and samplers to create all forms of ritual dance sounds.[1] The Resin Dogs consist of Dave Atkins, DJ Katch, Dennis Kudelka, Jonothan Bolt and Tony McCall (both also of Final Days of Autumn), with regular guest appearances in Australia by Hau Latukefu (a.k.a. Hau) (Koolism), N'Fa Forster-Jones (a.k.a. Nfamas) (1200 Techniques) and on their overseas touring they appear with Abstract Rude (ATU) (US), Mystro (Natural Born Spitter) (UK), and BluRum13 (Canada).


The Resin Dogs were formed in 1996, releasing their debut EP, Grinnin', on their own label, Hydrofunk, in 1997. This was followed by subsequent EPs, Volcanic Lab (1998) and Daily Trouble (2000), with the track, "Say Yeah", receiving airplay on Triple J[2] making its way up the Australian Independent Records (AIR) charts.

In 2000 Resin Dogs signed a distribution deal with Virgin Records/EMI for their record label, Hydrofunk, and released their debut album, Grand Theft Audio.[3] This was followed by a second EP, Live Like Dogs (2002). During the recording of their second album, two singles were released "Set It Off",[4] featuring underground artist Abstract Rude from the USA, and "Take Off" with Sydney’s Good Buddha on vocals.

In 2003 they released the follow-up, Hi Fidelity Dirt (21 September 2003), also on Hydrofunk.[5] The band’s two albums continue to attract strong sales and widespread praise from critics and fans. Vinyl sales of Grand Theft Audio have increased steadily on an annual basis (with over 29,000 copies sold). After their distribution deal with Virgin lapsed, they signed a deal with MGM.

Collaborators with the band, outside its three-man core lineup, include MC DNO ("Shin Ki Row", "Decipher"), percussionist Peter Neville ("Trout Fishing in Quebec"), DJ Ransom, Ben Ely (of Regurgitator), Abstract Rude (of Haiku D'Etat and Abstract Tribe Unique), Lazy Grey, Robert Reed (of Trouble Funk), Mad Doctor X, Kenny Dope, Super Dense Child, and most recently The Pharcyde, Jungle Brothers and Spikey Tee, Brad Baloo (The Nextmen), Mystro (Natural Born Spitter), YungGun, Mc Wrec (London Electricity), Demolition Man, BluRum13, N'Fa (1200 Techniques), Hau (Koolism).

Resin Dogs have won three Australian Dance Music Awards – Best Hip Hop Act (2001) and two Best Live Act (2002, 2003).[6] and took out a quarter final spot in the acclaimed International Song Writers Competition with their tune "Fine Mess" Featuring Yungun (UK) in 2007.

Resin Dogs have performed at almost every major Australian festival, including Livid, Homebake[7] Meredith, Woodford, East Coast Blues & Roots Music Festival and at the Big Day Out for seven years.[8] Organisers of Meredith Music Festival said of Resin Dogs performance “…the best 90 minutes of live groove ever seen in the bush".[9] In 2004 and 2005 the Resin Dogs performed concerts across Australia, New Zealand, Japan, UK and Europe (including the Sziget Festival, Hungary, and at the Colours of Ostrava in the Czech Republic).[10]

An invitation from The Black Eyed Peas saw Resin Dogs support the band on their Australian tour in October 2004. Resin Dogs also made an appearance at the world’s largest WOMAD Festival at Reading in England[11] and had a sell-out show at Cargo, the popular London club.

In 2005, Electronic Arts featured one of the group's songs, "Definition", in the 2006 FIFA World Cup video game.[12] "Definition" was released as an EP/Single in February 2006 and features ARIA winning[13] MC Hau (Koolism), MC Mystro (Low Life) and The Pharcyde.

2007 saw the release of the Resin Dogs' third studio album, More (3 November 2007) on the Hydrofunk label, distributed by MGM.[14] The album was co-produced by Brad Baloo (The Nextmen), with contributions from Abstract Rude (US), Aceyalone, Mikah 9, and Demolition Man (UK). The album was Triple J's 'feature album' in December 2007[15] with the first track lifted from the album, "Coming with the Sound", receiving airplay on Triple J,[16] Nova (Brisbane) and community radio stations across Australia.

In 2009[17] Dave Atkins formally joined Wolfmother as the band's new drummer.[18] The band performed at two benefit concerts to be held in Melbourne and Sydney on 14 March for Sound Relief, supporting victims of the Victorian bushfires.[19] The new lineup began recording its first album in March 2009.[20]

In July 2009 the band's album More was released in Europe, receiving great reviews from critics and fans alike.[citation needed]


Studio albums[edit]

Title Details
Grand Theft Audio
Hi Fidelity Dirt
  • Released: 22 September 2003[21]
  • Label: Hydrofunk Records (HF34)
  • Format: CD, LP
  • Released: 3 November 2007
  • Label: Hydrofunk Records (HF48)
  • Format: 2xCD, LP, DD

Live albums[edit]

Title Details
Live Like Dogs
  • Released: 2001
  • Label: Hydrofunk Records (HF17)
  • Format: CD

Remix albums[edit]

Title Details
More or Less

Extended Plays[edit]

Title Details
  • Released: 1997
  • Label: Hydrofunk Records
  • Format: CD
From the Volcanic Lab
  • Released: 1998
  • Label: Hydrofunk Records (HF05)
  • Format: CD
  • Released: 3 February 2006
  • Label: Hydrofunk Records (HF45)
  • Format: CD, DD
The Beats from Down Under
  • Released: 2013
  • Label: Hydrofunk Records (HF56)
  • Format: CD, DD


List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
"Gimme a Break" 2000 - Grand Theft Audio
"Daily Trouble" -
"Hardgroove 2001" 2001 92
"Set it Off" 2002 - Hi Fidelity Dirt
"Take Off" 2003 -
"Gunshot" 2004 -
"She's Gone" 2005 - non album single
"Definition" 2006 - Definition
"Peace and Love" (featuring Demolition Man) 2009 - More or Less
"Still the Beat" 2013 - The Beats from Down Under

Awards and nominations[edit]

AIR Awards[edit]

The Australian Independent Record Awards (commonly known informally as AIR Awards) is an annual awards night to recognise, promote and celebrate the success of Australia's Independent Music sector. (The commenced in 2006)

Year Nominee / work Award Result
AIR Awards of 2008[23][24] More Best Independent Hip Hop Album Nominated


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  3. ^ "Discogs entry on Grand Theft Audio". Discogs. Retrieved 21 February 2008.
  4. ^ "Discogs entry on "Set It Off"". Discogs. Retrieved 21 February 2008.
  5. ^ "Discogs entry on Hi Fidelity Dirt". Discogs. Retrieved 21 February 2008.
  6. ^ "Dance Music Music Awards History". Dance Music Awards. Archived from the original on 28 December 2007. Retrieved 13 February 2008.
  7. ^ "Homebake 2001". Archived from the original on 12 July 2011. Retrieved 14 February 2008.
  8. ^ "Big Day Out past lineups". Big Day Out. Archived from the original on 30 October 2007. Retrieved 15 February 2008.
  9. ^ "Twelfth Annual Meredith Music Festival (2002)". Meredith Music Festival. Archived from the original on 28 July 2008. Retrieved 14 February 2008.
  10. ^ "Colours of Ostrava". Archived from the original on 11 February 2008. Retrieved 15 February 2008.
  11. ^ "WOMA 2004". Retrieved 14 February 2008.
  12. ^ "2006 FIFA World Cup Rocks". IGN Entertainment Games. Retrieved 13 February 2008.
  13. ^ "2004 ARIA Award - 'Best Urban Release'". ARIA. Archived from the original on 19 May 2011. Retrieved 21 February 2008.
  14. ^ "Hydrofunk entry on More". Hydrofunk Records. Archived from the original on 8 November 2007. Retrieved 21 February 2008.
  15. ^ "Triple J album review - More". Triple J. Retrieved 21 February 2008.
  16. ^ "Triple J playlisting - "Coming with the Sound" being most requested on the Triple J request show and reaching most played song on Triple J". J Play. Retrieved 21 February 2008.
  17. ^ Wolfmother Talks About Cosmic Egg, Band Member Changes [capitalisation removed]. Artisan News Service (YouTube). 31 July 2009. Retrieved 1 August 2009.
  18. ^ "Wolfmother unleash new lineup". Triple J. 12 February 2009. Retrieved 17 February 2009.
  19. ^ "Latest News". Sound Relief. Archived from the original on 27 February 2009. Retrieved 24 February 2009.
  20. ^ "Wolfmother exclusive: Andrew Stockdale on old tensions and new album". Triple J. 27 February 2009. Retrieved 27 February 2009.
  21. ^ Staples, Natalie (29 October 2003). "Interview with DJ Katch of the Resin Dogs". Vibewire. Vibewire. Archived from the original on 30 November 2005. Retrieved 17 April 2011.
  22. ^ "ARIA Report Issue 568" (PDF). Archived from the original on 21 February 2002.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  23. ^ "2008 AIR AWARDS NOMINEES ANNOUNCED". Music NSW. 11 November 2008. Retrieved 19 August 2020.
  24. ^ "History Wins". Australian Independent Record Labels Association. Retrieved 18 August 2020.

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