DJ Hype began his musical
career around 1989
when he begain spinning hip-hop
on a pirate radio station
in London. In 1989 he won a London
competion of DJ's, and went on to represent Great Britain
during th European Mixing Championships
In August of 1989, Hype joined the newly formed house radio station
", at the time he owned no house records, so he borrowed all that he spun
Prior to this, DJ Hype had gone
by the name "Doctor K
", however, during a show he was wearing a t-shirt with the word "HYPE
" printed on it, and was thus dubbed "DJ Hype
The first even that be played as DJ Hype was Runtlings in Cabridge Heath Road.
After about 6 months of working for Fantasy, Hype lost his day job, and was then recommended to GTI Records. His job a GTI consisted of listening to different tracks, and choosing the ones that would fit on the new label entitled "Kick
During this process, Hype was introduced to an artist called The Scientist.
The Scientist's harsh techno sound interested Hype, and they enede up recording two tracks entitled "The Excorcist
" and "The Bee
, Hype play
ed at Jungle Fever
, and after this event, his career began to take off.
he decided to start up his own label "Ganja Records
". The idea was that no one would know that it was DJ Hype behind the label.
He teamed up with Pascal
to form True Playaz Music
For a really great interview
with DJ Hype, go here: http://www.selekta.com/interviews/hype.asp
I have been unsuccessful in all attempts to find DJ Hype's REAL name, if you know it, please post it here!