Hugo & Treats

Hugo & Treats create a magical, mesmerising live show.

Fusing future-world electronic beats with visionary spoken word, using innovative crowd interaction, choreography and visualisation, they create unforgettable experiences, unifying crowds in a fresh new way.

Hugo is best known for his work on the satirical current affairs show Rap News, collaborating with legends such as Julian Assange & Noam Chomsky. Treats is an experienced & unconventional DJ, using cutting edge technology to weave familiar samples into searingly fresh tracks from around the world. Together they have developed an exciting and unique live show which is blowing minds across Australia.

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Listen to a track performed live the Newtown Workers Club, Fitzroy, supporting Ollie MC)

01-Hugo & Treats Manifest Manifesto by Hugo1

13 04 19 hugo & treats @ bojangles

Probably the most exciting small festival in Australia this year, Bojangles is a beautiful experiment in outdoor electronic amazing. killer local lineup of forward thinking beatmakers, producers & DJs, there will be sounds here unlike anything you’ve ever heard before. Hugo & Treats will hold an immersive glitch bass ritual on the sunday afternoon. prepare yourselves and get more info here

27 12 12 hugo & treats @ woodford festival

we are happy to be welcomed back to woodford this year, one of the largest & most deluxe festivals in australia! This year we have the world premier of ‘rap news live’, and we are blessed with a super special ‘chill ceremony’ on the hallowed hilltop stage.

27/12 12:30am hugo & treats @ grande stage
27/12 9:00pm rap news @ concert stage
28/12 7:30pm rap news @ concert stage
29/12 5:00pm hugo & treats chill ceremony @ hilltop stage
30/12 9:50pm hugo & treats @ grande stage

hugo & treats @ chill temple, eclipse 2012 (inst)

Instrumental track of Hugo & Treats epic finale at the Eclipse Festival 2012, after months of preparation, thousands of kms and a week of jamming in our secret rainforest studio hideout, this most diverse, deep and freaky set of tracks was woven.

At the beautiful Chill Temple stage, aligned with sacred geometry and 108 crystals built into the design of the space, Hugo & Treats created a ritual. Carefully facilitating visualisation and conscious energy embodiment through freestyle poetry over DJ/Fusician Treats’ future beat tapestry, Hugo brought the crowd to a stunning climax. There were tears, laughter, and magical dancing moments. We’ve never seen a crowd melt together in such bliss and ecstasy before, and we are so grateful to the festival for this opportunity.


Steven Halpern – Celestial Highway
Solar Fields – The Road To Nothingness
Mindbuffer – PanFM (Fine Cut Bodies’ indian summer melancholy)
Mouse On Mars – HYM
Koan Sound – Introvert
Ford – Alive
Bonobo – Prelude (Lapalux’s Finger On The Tape Remix)
Raphaël Beau – Droit de Cité
Bonobo – Eyesdown (Arp 101 Remix)
Hiatus Kaiyote – Mobius Streak
Jam City – The Night Life (Instrumental)
Yo Yo Ma & Bobby McFerrin – Andante of Antonio Vivaldi
Theophany – Avien
Author – Drain
Mercan Dede – 800
Auma & Desiseq – Chute
Marley Carroll – Woodwork
Mala – Cuba Electronic
MiiSTMAK3R – Xango
Apparat – Candil De La Calle (Apparat Dub Mix)
Björk – All Is Full Of Love
Beethoven – Symphony No.7 in A, 2nd Movement Allegretto
Desert Dwellers – Spaces Between
Flying Lotus – DMT Song
G Jones – Wormhole
96Wrld – Clark
Clark – Secret
Clark – Secret Slow Show
Gang Gang Dance – Inners Pace
JME – Juju Riddim
Isan – Carthart
In Strict Confidence – Babylon (Hecq Remix)
Lady Sovereign-Hoodie (feat. Tinchy Stryder) (A.brucker & Sinden Remix Instrumental)
Fennesz – Rivers of Sand
Bobby McFerrin – Circlesong Six
Melissa Laine – Crystal Voice Sound Bath
Don Agustin – Ayahuasca Chacranitam
Nicolas Jaar – Don’t Break My Love
Holy Other – Know Where
The Carpenters – Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft
Active Child – You Are All I See
Young Folks – You Are All I See (Active Child Remix)
Space Dimension Controller-Kaleidoscopic Ecstasy
Peter Gleeson –

16 11 12 hugo & treats @ chill temple, eclipse 2012 (inst) by musicfromspeakers

hugo & treats eclipse set times announced

we are grateful to have 3 sets at eclipse festival 2012!
treats solo set mon 12th chill temple 10pm
hugo & treats thur 15th moon stage 10am
hugo & treats fri 16th chill temple 1:30pm
(after the main stages have finished…)

12 03 03 hugo & treats @ fest la frog, ceres

this saturday, check out ‘the inner sanctum’ hosted by hugo & treats, in the ceres cafe area, featuring a diverse lineup of djs
6-7 Kevan Lithium (Cyclic Sound System)
7-8 Ty Itayi (Condensed Milk)
8-9 Dakini (Omelette Records)
9-10 Hugo & Treats (
for more info check the fest la frog site

hugo presents rap news x – occupy 2012

here we are, are you ready? time for hugo to drop some spirit science, featuring general baxter, terrence moonseed, anonymous & NOAM CHOMSKY?! (thanks to the amazing unsung hero, giordano nanni for writing, filming & editing)

12 01 28 hugo & treats @ rainbow serpent

looking forward to this weekend! its our third year performing at rainbow, but our first gracing the playground stage with the full band. we’ll be on at 5:15pm saturday. treats will also pop up under the radar, with possible sets at umelicious, cocopocoloco, the sensorium, the dubstep cafe, the crystal mandala & the cyclic sound system!

heres a taste of our sets from the last couple of years

11 01 23 hugo & treats live @ rainbow serpent (inst) by musicfromspeakers


a ten minute set on a hijacked bus to a crowd of unsuspecting folk fans at woodford. catch more of this madness tonight at the evelyn, 351 brunswick st, fitzroy at 9pm.

12 01 24 hugo & treats + hiatus kaiyote @ the evelyn

hugo & treats promo brand new material alongside easily one of the most exciting bands in melbourne right now, hiatus kaiyote. their sound has been described by beat magazine as ‘an unholy blend of cody chestnutt and monkey magic’ and by me as ‘herbie hancock & erikah badu fucking in a cloud’ more info click here

hugo & treats @ woodford

hugo & treats & the lullaby league will be unleashing their brand new live show across woodfordia at the following times and places…

tue 27th 1:45am
bazaar (full show)

wed 28th 12pm
parlour (hugo spoken word)

fri 30th 1am
grande (full show)

watch out for sets on the mystery bus too!

we are the humans

its finally here, the video for the song ‘we are the humans’ by hugo, produced by soup. shout outs to the blue crew

the double rainbow video

hugo & treats – ‘let it reign’ – live @ the rainbow serpent festival chill stage 2010 & 2011
Two performances blending diverse music and inspiring lyricism are combined in this vid!

track consists of

kotchy – she made it easy (the plain ensemble remix)
untold – stop what you’re doing (james blake remix)
fennesz – rivers of sand
bobby mcferrin – circlesong six
jme – juju riddim
isan – carthart
in strict confidence – babylon (hecq remix)

Filmed by (2010) and Philip Bateman (2011)
Produced by Bravo Charlie –

(see below to download the full sets)