He was an early DJ on one of London’s pirate stations, Fantasy FM, and has been popular on the international DJ circuit, landing awards for Best Male DJ and Best Radio DJ (in 1994 and 1995, respectively) at the U.K.’s Hardcore Awards. He is also one of the London radio station Kiss 100’s main attractions, and was a player in Suburban Base’s compilation series, ‘Drum and Bass Selection’. A champion of jungle’s dancefloor purity, DJ Hype has also rallied consistently against jungle’s compartmentalization into artificial “scenes” in the late 1990s.
DJ Hype began producing in 1989, engineering and co-producing tracks (including chart-toppers such as “Exorcist” and “The Bee”) for hardcore staples Kickin’ Strictly Underground and Suburban Base. He has never lost touch with his breakbeat roots and following the launch of his own Ganja label in 1994 (with the Single ‘Cops”) he began seriously focusing on the post-rave possibilities of sampled breaks. DJ Hype is known for his jump up DJ sets, headlining and smashing up dancefloors at the monthly Playaz night at Fabric and is set to undoubtedly deliver the same at Moovin this year.