Foundation Recordings

Foundation Recordings (FR) mixes three things together quite nicely: 1) DJing 2) Event promotion and 3) An independent music label. Foundation Recordings is a groovy thing run by Patrick Curda.

About Patrick Curda

Music has always been a special part of Patrick’s life. In his is early teenage years he was influenced by artists such as David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, Chicago, Blonde, Falco, Fleetwood Mac, Eddy Grant, The Eagles, Prince… His step-father introduced him to Funk, Soul and Blues while his older sister blared out The Smiths, Depeche Mode, New Order and the like. Growing up on the East Coast of America he was also heavily influenced by the rise of rap and hip hop, specifically the Beastie Boys, Run DMC, Public Enemy, De La Soul, BDP, Big Daddy Kane… the playlist goes on…

In the early 90’s Patrick moved to New Zealand and fell in love with all things DJing… He trained under DJ Jon Davis (1986 World DMC DJ Champ runner-up) and worked his way into numerous residences at some of the finest underground bars and clubs in New Zealand at the time including Eastside, Strawberry Alarm Clock, Degabar, Hotel DeBrett’s, House Bar, Crowbar and The Matterhorn. In 2000 he jumped the ditch and settled in Sydney where he’s played the scene ever since including his own weekly radio show on the original BondiFM for 7 years running.

Diversity is central to Patricks style… Jazz, Funk, Soul, Disco, House, Hip Hop, R&B, Breaks, Drum & Bass, Reggae, Dub, Electronica, Techno, Chillout… If it sounds good then it will be in the mix. If a venue or event requires a particular style then he delivers. He plays for the crowd and believes that if they aren’t enjoying the music then he isn’t doing the business and with over 20 years experience his DJ skills are up there with many of Sydneys top DJs.

There’s plenty more to come so stay tuned for new podcasts.

Past Residencies

Eastside (NZ)
The Matterhorn (NZ)
Strawberry Alarm Clock (NZ)
Garage Bar (NZ)
Safari Bar (NZ)
Hotel DeBrett’s (NZ)
House Bar (NZ)
Degabar (NZ)
Megadrome (NZ)

Guest Spots

Black Penny (SYD)
Goros (SYD)
Cafe Lounge (SYD)
The Civic Hotel (SYD)
The Morrison (SYD)
The Local Taphouse (SYD)
The Burwood Hotel (SYD)
The Oxford Hotel (SYD)
The Eastern (SYD)
The Newington Hotel (SYD)
Home Nightclub (SYD)
Forest Lodge Hotel (SYD)

The Treehouse Hotel (SYD)
Tatlers (SYD)
Ravesis (SYD)
Gotham (SYD)
Beach Palace Hotel (SYD)
Coogee Bay Hotel (SYD)
Tonic Lounge (SYD)
Off the Block (SYD)
Top Deck (SYD)
Marrickville Bowling Club (SYD)
Bondi Bowling Club (SYD)
Summit Boat Party (SYD)
High Flyers NYD (SYD)
Melt Bar (SYD)
Sahnia (SYD)
BB’s (SYD)
The Old Clare (SYD)
The Gaff (SYD)
Favela (SYD)
Bondi Markets (SYD)
Bondi Pavilion (SYD)
Groove Kitchen (NZ)
Customs House (NZ)
Lansdowne Hotel (SYD)
The Slip Inn (SYD)
The Burdekin (SYD)
Bar Europa (SYD)
Minx Lounge (SYD)
Tone (SYD)
Top Deck (SYD)
The Soda Factory (SYD)
Various Warehouse Parties


The Gathering (NZ)
Beams Arts Festival (SYD)
Playground Weekender (SYD)

Flood the Streets with Love (SYD)
Subsonic Music Festival (SYD)
State of Origin (SYD)


Competed in turntablist and club mix competitions in New Zealand and Australia. Backed live hip hop and pop bands as a scratch DJ. Career highlight – peak hour set to over 2000 people at New Zealand’s largest NYE party The Gathering.