DJ Hix

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DJ Hix is an award-winning Northern Irish DJ at Cool FM, a commercial radio station based in Newtownards, Northern Ireland. He currently presents the radio station's evening show from 7pm - 10pm Monday to Thursday, following station changes in Summer 2014 (He previously presented the 'Drivetime' show from 4pm - 8pm Monday to Friday).

DJ Hix was born in London before moving to Northern Ireland at a young age. He began his career as a DJ in 2002 in various clubs in Belfast, and his radio career began when he was invited by BBC 1Xtra to host their Xtra Talent show in January, February and April 2007. The show is BBC 1Xtra's platform for new rising radio personalities to broadcast a 2-hour show every week for one month.

A few months after his time at 1Xtra he began broadcasting on Cool FM on 27 October 2007 at 9pm with a brand new show - The Urban Takeover, playing RnB, HipHop, and Urban music. On June 1, 2010 he moved to 5 days a week on Cool FM by launching a brand new evening show on the station. "The Pulse with DJ Hix" airs live Monday to Thursday between 6pm and 10pm. The show focuses on fresh new cutting-edge music from all music genres. In 2012, following changes at the station, DJ Hix moved to the brand new afternoon 'Drivetime' show, which airs Monday to Friday from 4pm until 8pm. The show features the latest and new music from a variety of genres.

DJ Hix regularly opens for some of the world's biggest urban artists in concert. To date he has supported 50 Cent,[1] Rihanna,[2] Akon, LMFAO, and Kesha, all at The Odyssey Arena in Belfast. He has also performed with David Guetta, Tiesto, Example, Tinie Tempah, Plan B, Wretch 32, Lil Jon, Chipmunk, Calvin Harris, Rev Run and many more at live stadium events. Hix notably opened for legendary RnB group Boyz II Men live on stage at Belfast's Waterfront Hall in September 2008, in what was they group's first ever performance in Belfast.

In 2011 Hix was awarded Best Club DJ at the annual FATE Awards,[3] after a public vote to decide the 5 nominees.

DJ Hix currently DJs weekly in a vast number of clubs in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland as well as various guest performances in other cities in the UK and across Europe.

He is also a music journalist and is a regular contributor to Blues & Soul Magazine.


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