In a rapidly evolving music scene, Ryan “Hydroponikz” Abugan aims not only to resurrect hip-hop’s golden age but to incorporate new techniques and sounds to break the barriers of genre: in other words, to make music. Heavily influenced by 90s hip-hop, he’s rocked at the Bowery Poetry Club, BLVD, Public Assembly, Five Points, Boston University, Poleng Lounge in San Francisco and the world famous Nuyorican Poets Cafe. He’s worked with many musicians such as Deep Foundation (NYC), Incise (Toronto), and former Interscope recording artist Kina Grannis. His latest song, “Strife”, recently released in Japan retail stores on Incise’s debut album “Nobody’s Story”. He has also produced and is featured on numerous songs on Deep Foundation’s “The First Draft”.