Brothers Danny Boy and Jimbo (Dan and Jim Kehoe) make up the beat-heavy musical/MC duo, HardNox. They began their music careers as DJs in the Bay Area of California. Growing as DJs and club kids in the musically-diverse area, they quickly learned what moved a crowd and what would bring the party to a...
Brothers Danny Boy and Jimbo (Dan and Jim Kehoe) make up the beat-heavy musical/MC duo, HardNox. They began their music careers as DJs in the Bay Area of California. Growing as DJs and club kids in the musically-diverse area, they quickly learned what moved a crowd and what would bring the party to a screeching halt. So after nearly seven years of spinning the same songs, they decided to push their creativity to new levels and make their own music.
HardNox represents the ultimate do-it-yourself work ethic. The Vegas favorites write, record, mix, produce and master their own material just steps away from the kitchen sink. But don’t let their pallid faces fool you; these white boys bring the bass and will blow your car speakers out the window. Lyrically, they manage to be both intuitive and hilarious, but mainly they just want people everywhere to forget their worries and go crazy.
Their hits through the past few years include “Let The Bass Go,” “Fly Away,” “She’d Rather Be With The DJ,” 2010's stadium anthem “Fist Pump” which HardNox performed in the 2010 & 2012 San Francisco Giants World Series Parade in front of 2 million people. "Fist Pump" has also been used on major television networks such as ABC, NBC, FOX, Spike TV, E!, MTV, Style, Oxygen and was the season premiere opening song of 2010's “American Idol.” Howard Stern also used a personalized version of "Fist Pump" for his SiriusXM show!
Now based in the entertainment capital of the world Las Vegas, HardNox rocked all summer long as the resident entertainers at the world famous Sapphire Pool & Dayclub. They DJ'd, performed, hosted and ran the entire party! HardNox continues to dominate the indie scene in Las Vegas. Furthermore, their songwriting and production has them featured every week on some of the top programs on networks around the world. Look out for HardNox!!
Here’s what’s being said about HardNox:
“They’re the next Beastie Boys!”
-Jermaine Dupri, music producer and icon
“HardNox is great at what they do. The tracks are tight, the songs are fun and the production quality is top notch. They take pride in putting in the work that sets them apart and it shows in the results.”
-Phil Tan, Grammy-winning mix engineer
"Working in 'The Industry' for 15 years, I have run across a spectrum of musicians, labels, publishers, performers, etc. When dealing with independents, you hope to find people who not only produce great music, but who are also capable of understanding how the business side works. A majority of the time, you'll get one or the other.
Working with the HardNox guys has been great from the start as not only do they fulfill those requirements, but the product they are delivering is catchy, affordable, fresh and extremely usable. Their drive to keep pushing their own envelope and to be as available to the production companies/studios/networks is something that other independent acts can, and should, learn from. They have rightfully earned all of their accomplishments, and keep themselves motivated to build off of what they have previously obtained. On top of all that, they are also great guys! I'm very happy to be working with them on our projects and am excited to see where this path ends up!"
-Vince A. Villanueva
Director of Music Clearance and Licensing
“HardNox delivers fun contemporary hip hop with old school sensibilities. The catchy lyrics, memorable melodies and rapping style are perfect for film and tv licensing. Their song "Fist Pump" is one of Crucial Music’s top licensed tracks.”
-Tanvi Patel, CEO
“…Finding something unique and special to your ballpark and for your fans is a big part of any game entertainment manager’s job. HardNox has been a huge help in producing custom audio content created specifically for our show as it’s really proven to enhance our presentation.”
-Joe Legaz, Former Marketing and Entertainment Manager, World Series Champions San Francisco Giants
“I was listening to this song, Fist Pump, and I.... it’s growing on me. I’m digging it! I was in my car wanting MORE”
-Howard Stern, “King of All Media”
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