Jim Dunloop & Marc Hype (Photo: Tina Wunsch)
Marc Hype, born in Berlin in '73, has been deeply involved with Hip-Hop culture since 1988 and has never hesitated to look beyond the turntable platters for inspiration.
Early releases with the now defunct Cheeba Garden at the start of the 90s, winner of the German ITF DJ Mixing Championship of '98 and '99, countless mixtapes, contributions to compilations, remixes and battle tools, founder of the DJ collective, Phaderheadz as well as a solo debut album in 2003 featuring guest appearances by Masta Ace, Souls of Mischief, Mr. Lif, Zion I, Akrobatik, Killa Kela and the Beat Junkies.
Marc Hype's sets are perfectly complemented and enhanced by the presence of his genial partner in crime, Jim Dunloop, a trained classical pianist. Funk breaks, rock loops and old school Hip-Hop beats flow together with the the funky piano live. Their unique concept brought them to almost every country in Europe + the USA, Japan, Russia and Israel!
Marc Hype combines his proven skills on the decks with a natural ability to pick the right tune at the right time. Together with Jim, they keep the dancefloor on full pitch.
Their latest releases on the New York based Milk Crate Rec. and Melting Pot Music were very successful in the worldwide dj-circuit. Jazzman Gerald even dubbed the release of their cover version of Babe Ruth's b-boy classic "The Mexican" as "THE version to have!"
Feature in Juice magazine
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