HAKATAK International

HAKATAK International

Profile:
HAKATAK International was founded in early 1996 by Paul Robb of the recording act Information Society. Paul left that group in 1993 and concentrated for the next several years on music for film and television. Among other projects Paul scored the international versions of the MTV programs The Real World and Road Rules.

While in Information Society, Paul wrote and/or produced seven Billboard Hot 100 hits including the #1 smash “What’s On Your Mind”. He has also produced projects for other artists, among them Red Flag, Noel, Kon Kan, the Ramones and India.

In 1990, Paul composed and produced two tracks that were intended for the Information Society album Hack, called “Hack 1″ and “A Knife and A Fork”. The tracks met with such positive response that it was decided to release them on their own, on the then-fictitious HAKATTAK label, under the Think Tank moniker. The tracks went on to become underground smashes both in the U.S. and abroad, most notably in Japan and the U.K. It is no surprise then that when Paul began entertaining the idea of starting a new label devoted to electronic dance music, the HAKATAK name came to mind.

Today HAKATAK is a thriving indie label with national distribution through IODA (Independent Onllne Distribution Alliance). The first release, Think Tank’s Skullbuggery appeared in September 1996 and proceeded to move up club and college charts nationwide, spending four weeks in the Top Ten of CMJ’s RPM chart. Mandroid, an EP consisting of Think Tank remixes and rarities, followed soon after. The HAKATAK roster also includes Brother Sun Sister Moon, a trip hop project featuring the incredible Barbara Cohen (whom the Saint Paul Pioneer Press described as “dark, melodramatic, intense, desire filled and dangerous”) on vocals; Dissonance, a pop-industrial group from Texas; Friendship 7, an electro/guitar pop duo; Metrognome:Falcotronik, a Glitch-Hop duo based in Tucson; and Information Society.

HAKATAK’s mission is to explore all avenues of electronic music from the harsh noises of industrial to the lulling funkiness of trip hop and the grinding beats of techno and house. It is our belief that the future of pop music lies within these styles, and we are resolved to nurture the artists who will bring that future to pass.
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
66963 / 66964 Apocryphon: Electro Roots 1982–1985  album cover Information Society Apocryphon: Electro Roots 1982–1985(2xCD, Comp, Ltd, RM) HAKATAK International 66963 / 66964 Canada 2008 Sell This Version
ADDCD1220 Oscillator  album cover Information Society Oscillator(CD, EP, Enh) HAKATAK International ADDCD1220 US 2007 Sell This Version
AOF191 _Hello World  album cover Information Society _Hello World (Album) AOF191 USA & Canada 2014 Sell This Version
DFD-21047 Synthesizer  album cover Information Society Synthesizer(CD, Album) Dancing Ferret Discs DFD-21047 US 2007 Sell This Version
HAK 1001 The Screen  album cover Think Tank The Screen(12") HAKATAK International HAK 1001 US 1996 Sell This Version
HAK 7027 _Hello World  album cover Information Society _Hello World(CD, Album, Dig) HAKATAK International HAK 7027 USA & Canada 2014 Sell This Version
HAK 7028-V _Get Back  album cover Information Society _Get Back(7", Single, Whi) HAKATAK International HAK 7028-V USA & Canada 2014 Sell This Version
HAK 7031 Nocturnes  album cover Paul Jason Robb* Nocturnes(Album) HAKATAK International HAK 7031 2015 Sell This Version
HAK7032 Orders Of Magnitude  album cover Information Society Orders Of Magnitude(CD, Album) HAKATAK International HAK7032 US 2016 Sell This Version
HAK 7033 Mikrografia  album cover Paul Robb Mikrografia(Album) HAKATAK International HAK 7033 2015 Sell This Version
HAK 7034 Seven Ghosts  album cover Paul Robb Seven Ghosts(Album) HAKATAK International HAK 7034 2014 Sell This Version
HAK2027-12 _Hello World  album cover Information Society _Hello World(LP, Album) HAKATAK International HAK2027-12 USA & Canada 2014 Sell This Version
none Brothers! Sisters!  album cover Information Society Brothers! Sisters! (EP) none US 2016
none Way Down Deep  album cover Brother Sun Sister Moon Way Down Deep(6xFile, WAV, EP) HAKATAK International none US 2016
none The Great Game  album cover Brother Sun Sister Moon The Great Game(10xFile, WAV, Album) HAKATAK International none US 2016
none Think Tank Skullbuggery(Cass, Album) HAKATAK International none US 1996 Sell This Version
none Diabolical!  album cover Think Tank Diabolical! (Album) none US 2001
none Vibraslap  album cover Think Tank Vibraslap (Album) none US 2004
none The Crusher  album cover Think Tank The Crusher (EP) none US 1999
none Don't Be Afraid V1.3  album cover Information Society Don't Be Afraid V1.3(11xFile, FLAC, Album, RM) HAKATAK International none US 2014
none Oscillator  album cover Information Society Oscillator (EP) none US 2007
none Synthesizer  album cover Information Society Synthesizer (Album) none US 2007 Sell This Version
none The INSOC EP  album cover Information Society The INSOC EP(5xFile, FLAC, EP, RM) HAKATAK International none US 2014
none Creatures Of Influence  album cover Information Society Creatures Of Influence(7xFile, FLAC, Album, RM) HAKATAK International none US 2008
none Energize! Classic Remixes, Vol. 1  album cover Information Society Energize! Classic Remixes, Vol. 1 (Comp) none US 2011
none Apocryphon: Electro Roots 1982​-​1985  album cover Information Society Apocryphon: Electro Roots 1982​-​1985 (Comp) none US 2008
none _Hello World  album cover Information Society _Hello World (Single, Album) none US 2014 Sell This Version
none Land Of The Blind  album cover Information Society Land Of The Blind (EP) none US 2014
none Engage! Classic Remixes, Vol. 2  album cover Information Society Engage! Classic Remixes, Vol. 2 (Comp) none US 2014
none _Get Back  album cover Information Society _Get Back(9xFile, FLAC, EP) HAKATAK International none US 2014
none _Hello Deejays  album cover Information Society _Hello Deejays (EP) none 2014
none Orders Of Magnitude  album cover Information Society Orders Of Magnitude (Album) none US 2016
none Nothing Prevails  album cover Information Society Nothing Prevails(2xFile, AIFF, Single) HAKATAK International none US 2018
none Void  album cover Dissonance Void(9xFile, FLAC, Album) HAKATAK International none US 2017
none Dissonance  album cover Dissonance Dissonance(11xFile, FLAC, Album) HAKATAK International none US 2016
none Sycamores  album cover Dissonance Sycamores(3xFile, FLAC, EP) HAKATAK International none US 2018
none Modulator  album cover Information Society Modulator(9xFile, FLAC, EP) HAKATAK International none US 2009
none It Is Useless To Resist Us  album cover Information Society It Is Useless To Resist Us(12xFile, FLAC, Album) HAKATAK International none US 2013
none Land Of The Blind (Plastic Remix)  album cover Information Society Land Of The Blind (Plastic Remix)(File, MP3, Single, Promo, S/Edition, 320) HAKATAK International none US 2014
none Encode! Classic Remixes, Vol. 3  album cover Information Society Encode! Classic Remixes, Vol. 3(11xFile, FLAC, Comp) HAKATAK International none US 2015
none Luminous  album cover Brother Sun Sister Moon Luminous(14xFile, WAV, Album) HAKATAK International none US 2016
TRG 89332-2 Skullbuggery  album cover Think Tank Skullbuggery (Album) TRG 89332-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
TRG 89334-2 Mandroid  album cover Think Tank Mandroid(CD, Maxi) HAKATAK International, TRG Records TRG 89334-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
TRG 89345-2 The Great Game  album cover Brother Sun Sister Moon The Great Game(CD, Album) HAKATAK International, TRG Records TRG 89345-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
TRG 89352-2 Dissonance  album cover Dissonance (12) Dissonance(CD, Album) HAKATAK International, TRG Records TRG 89352-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
TRG 89356 Way Down Deep  album cover Brother Sun Sister Moon Way Down Deep(12", EP, Ltd) HAKATAK International, TRG Records TRG 89356 US 1997 Sell This Version