Pre-iPods, pre-laptops, pre-everyone's-a-DJ, DJ Hype was circling the globe, bringing his turn table skills to millions of party people. Born in Belgium, Kevin Ford began as a DJ on Fantasy FM, a pirate radio station in London. But he hit mainstream mega stardom in 1993 when his drum and bass single "Shot in the Dark" shot up the UK charts. The '90s proved lucrative as he could do no wrong—his Ganja Record label earned dance floor cred around the world and compilation albums got passed around clubs like nondescript little pills. Fast forward two decades and he's still spinning drum and bass to the masses, schooling young'uns with their fancy mixing software all the while.
Mon., Feb. 18, 8 p.m., 2013
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