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Essentially Hype is to drum and bass as Afrika Bambaata was to the development of hip-hop. He first became involved in music through the legendary Shut Up and Dance sound system, like many before him his interest growing from physically building the speakers that made up the rig to DJ’ing, spinning reggae, house and hip hop throughout the eighties. As time passed, his skills behind the turntable grew to the extent of winning the London heat of the 1989 DMC’s and going on to represent Britain in the European championships.”

While continuing to play at high capacity events Hype also made the move into radio, becoming involved with influential pirate station Fantasy FM before taking up a position at Kiss FM - his Sunday night sessions some of the most popular and securing him Best Male DJ and Best Radio DJ at subsequent Hardcore Awards.”

His time in the studio began at Kickin’, co-producing The Scientist’s seminal ‘Exorcist’ and ‘The Bee’ before laying down tracks for a number of other labels - the most notable of which, Suburban Base, saw him compiling the still highly sought after ‘Drum and Bass Selection’ series in addition to notching up his own underground smashes in the form of ‘Trooper’ and ‘Shot In The Dark’ while touching upon the charts with ‘Isotonic’ on FFRR.”

With substantial success, it was only a matter of time before Hype established his own label, “Ganja”, in 1993, working closely with fellow ex-Suburban Base artist and friend Pascal.


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