DJ Hyper

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DJ Hyper
Birth name Guy Hatfield
Born (1977-02-23) February 23, 1977 (age 40)
Origin London, England
Genres Electronica, breakbeat, house, rave
Occupation(s) DJ, producer
Years active 1999–present
Labels Kilowatt
Website www.DJHyper.com

DJ Hyper is a British DJ, producer and remixer known for his lliberal use of live bass, guitars and uncompromising vocals. He has done remixes for artists such as BT and Paul Van Dyk and his music has been featured on trailers, TV and video games.

Hyper has releases on labels such as Distinct'ive Breaks Records, Bedrock Records, and Positiva Recordings. He has also performed as a band featuring The Prodigy's members Leeroy Thornhill and Jim Davies plus Sebastian Beresford on drums. Their first studio album We Control advanced Hyper to the stages of festivals, including Glastonbury, The Glade, the Sziget Festival in Hungary and Coliseo Ciudad de Atarfe in Spain. Their second album Suicide Tuesday was released in September 2008.

Hyper is currently under his own Kilowatt label.

Music career[edit]

Hyper released his debut album “We Control” in 2005, where incorporated live instrumentation such as guitars and bass and fused it with his newer electronic sound. The album led to a world tour, which included Japan's Fuji Rock festival, Denmark’s Roskilde to the UK's Glastonbury and almost everywhere in between. In 2009, Hyper released the single "Pitch Bitch" with JHz on Kilowatt Recordings. The song was used on the trailer Warner Brothers Film The Losers. Also in 2009, Hyper released a remix of German electronic musician Pet's song "Cloud Nine".

On 28 March 2011, Hyper released a new single, "The End", taken from his third album, The Panic, which itself was released in April 2011 via Distinctive Records.[1]

In 2013 Hyper released his biggest album to date “Lies”, where he experimented with the power of dynamic and strings elements. The album received worldwide acclaim from artists and bloggers alike.[2] In 2014, Hyper released an orchestral re-interpretation of 8 tracks featured in “Lies” to create “Symphony of Lies” in collaboration with Chris White.[3]

Discography[edit]

Studio Albums[edit]

  • 2006: We Control
  • 2008: Suicide Tuesday
  • 2011: The Panic
  • 2012: The Panic (Instrumentals)
  • 2013: Lies
  • 2014: Symphony of Lies
  • 2015: Bully

Remix albums[edit]

EPs[edit]

  • 2006: "Twisted Emotion"
  • 2007: "Catnip"
  • 2008: "Centre Attraction"

Singles[edit]

  • 1999: "Blaze It Up"
  • 2003: "Catnip"
  • 2003: "Slapper"
  • 2004: "Outsider"
  • 2005: "Come With Me"
  • 2007: "No Rockstars"
  • 2007: "Worst Case Scenario" (Hyper Vs. Victory Pill)
  • 2009: "Pitch Bitch" (Kilowatt Recordings)
  • 2011: "The End"
  • 2011: "My World"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Distinctive Records
  2. ^ http://funkatech.com/is-lies-by-hyper-the-electronic-album-of-the-year
  3. ^ http://www.soundspheremag.com/features/interview-hyper/

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