Garage/house producer James Hype samples vocals from the world of rap and R&B and retools them into electronic dance tracks. Hype spent years as a DJ in the North of England before his break came in 2016, after his remix of Drake’s “Hotline Bling” went viral through a music identification app. BBC Radio 1 presenter Mistajam took notice, inviting Hype onto his show for an exclusive mix.
In early 2017 Hype signed to Warner, which released the Kelli-Leigh collaboration “More Than Friends” shortly afterwards. By the summer Hype was playing his first gigs in Ibiza, alongside the start of his weekly Kiss FM show back in the U.K.