DJ HYPE at Stealth (11/02/11)

Friday 11th February, 2011
BASSLACED present...

DJ HYPE at Stealth (11/02/11)DJ HYPE (True Playaz / Kiss FM)
DJ Hype is widely considered one of the pillars of modern drum and bass, with a pivotal role in expanding musical styles within that genre.

A renown battle DJ (he represented England in the 1989 DMCs), Hype had a history of electrifying deckwork before moving on from his reggae and hip-hop roots in the late '80s and latching onto house and hardcore. He was an early force on one of London's most influential pirate stations, Fantasy FM, and since then he's consistently topped bills 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 prestigious Hardcore Awards.

Currently he is one of London's popular Kiss FM's biggest attractions and was the force behind Suburban Base's popular multi-volumed mixed compilation series, Drum and Bass Selection.
DJ HYPE at Stealth (11/02/11)Hype began producing in 1990, but it wasn't until he launched his own Ganja label in 1994 that he began seriously focusing on the post-rave possibilities of sampled breaks. The Ganja label's almost immediate popularity, primarily through floor-fillers such as DJ Zinc's 1995 anthem "Super Sharp Shooter", led to a major label deal and the establishment of True Playaz Music, a Hype-led DJ and production unit (alongside Zinc, Pascal & Rude Bwoy Monty).
DJ HYPE at Stealth (11/02/11)His label True Playaz / Playaz has also come to the fore as one of the more consistent outlets for Drum & Bass and Jungle, featuring releases from the likes of DJ Hazard, Taxman, Original Sin & DJ Friction. As a DJ Hype is in demand more than ever, performing sell out shows all over the globe, including his monthly 'Playaz' clubnights at Fabric, London.

Check out this vintage DJ Hype mix from back in 1994!
DJ Hype & MC GQ - World Dance (1994) by djmixes
And for an idea of where he is up to now have a listen to his mix on Kiss FM from back in November '10:

Also on the Basslaced bill are:
DATSIK
16 BIT
REDLIGHT
ORIGINAL SIN
BOK BOK
CHASING SHADOWS
JAMIE GRIND
& lots more.
For more info check the Basslaced event.
Advance tickets available from Alt-Tickets.