James Hype

James Hype

Watch: James Hype Breaks Down His Craig David-Assisted Single ‘No Drama’

In September, U.K. DJ/producer James Hype connected with R&B legend Craig David for a feel-good house single, “No Drama.” The track, which reached No. 8 on DJcity UK’s monthly top 20 chart, has gone on to amass 15 million streams. It has also been named a “Future Dance Anthem” by BBC Radio 1’s MistaJam.

We recently stopped by James’ studio in London to see how he made the track. The Liverpool native explained how the song came together and broke down each layer in Ableton Live. He also discussed his creative process and the role that DJcity has played in his career.

Watch above and download “No Drama” on DJcity.

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Related: DJcity UK’s Most Downloaded Tracks of Oct. 2018

James Hype Teams With Kelli Leigh For UK House Anthem ‘More Than Friends’

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James Hype (Photo credit: ItsJustJoeB Photography)

Rising DJ/producer James Hype has teamed up with in-demand singer Kelli Leigh for a UK house anthem, “More Than Friends.” The track combines bass-heavy production with the lyrics from En Vogue’s 1996 R&B classic, “Don’t Let Go (Love).”

A staple in the UK house scene, Leigh is best known for singing on hits like Duke Dumont‘s “I Got U” and Secondcity’s “I Wanna Feel.” In 2011, she collaborated with the Bingo Players on the anthem “Cry (Just a Little).”

James tells us:

“I started to make ‘More Than Friends’ over a year ago and just couldn’t quite get it where I wanted it. Then by chance, I hooked up with Kelli Leigh on Twitter, and everything quickly fell into place. Being the first vocal I ever recorded, it opened my eyes to a whole new level of songwriting past just making beats. So after a year of re-recording and road testing the track, it’s finally ready to light up every club’s dance floor.”

Stream “More Than Friends” below and download it on DJcity.

Related: James Hype Drops House Remix of Clean Bandit and Zara Larsson’s ‘Symphony’

James Hype Drops House Remix of Clean Bandit and Zara Larsson’s ‘Symphony’

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Rising house DJ/producer James Hype has had a busy start to the year. The UK native has already dropped six tracks, including official remixes for Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and Diplo, Pitbull, and Sage the Gemini.

Keeping up the momentum, Hype has returned with an official remix of Clean Bandit and Zara Larsson‘s UK hit, “Symphony.” His 125 BPM club version has already received support from BBC Radio 1.

Preview it below and download it exclusively on DJcity.

Related: Watch James Hype’s New ‘UK Mix’

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Watch James Hype’s New ‘UK Mix’

London DJ/producer James Hype is back with a new UK-style quick mix for DJcityTV. His house-heavy set contains six current tracks, including two live blends.

Tracklist:

1. Riton ft. Kah-Lo – Betta Riddim
2. Naughty Boy ft. Kyla & Popcaan – Should’ve Been Me – Acapella
3. M.A.N.D.Y. vs Booka Shade – Body Language
4. Jax Jones ft. RAYE – You Don’t Know Me
5. Chris Lorenzo & DJ Zinc – Purple Toe
6. Rae Sremmurd ft. Gucci Mane – Black Beatles – Acapella

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Related: Watch James Hype’s Quick Mix for Dec. 2016

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Watch James Hype’s Quick Mix for Dec. 2016

England’s James Hype has returned with a new UK-style quick mix just in time for the holidays. His selection includes four current tracks along with four throwbacks, including two from DJcity UK’s November Top 20 chart (No. 2 and 8).

Tracklist:

1. The Game ft. 50 Cent – How We Do – Acapella
2. The Game ft. 50 Cent – How We Do – Danny T Remix
3. Raffa FL ft. Mr. V – How We Do
4. Neiked – Sexual – Acapella
5. Bizarre Inc – Playing With Knives
6. Kove – VCO
7. Missy Elliott – Work It – Acapella
8. G.U.R.U. & Blinkie – B’donk

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Related: Watch James Hype’s November Quick Mix

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Watch James Hype’s November Quick Mix

After dropping an acclaimed remix of Rae Sremmurd‘s “Black Beatles,” England’s James Hype is back with a new UK-style quick mix for DJcityTV.

Tracklist:

1. Harddrive – Deep Inside – Acapella
2. Tom Zannetti – You Want Me
3. Kanye West – Fade – Freejak Remix
4. Tinie Tempah – Bounce
5. Taiki Nulight & Low Steppa – Piano Cannon
6. James Hype – Gold Digger VIP
7. Section Boyz – Lock Arf

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Related: Watch James Hype’s October Quick Mix

James Hype Drops House Remix of Rae Sremmurd’s ‘Black Beatles’

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James Hype performs at Glam Nightclub in Cardiff, England on Oct. 21, 2016. (Yony Photography)

After premiering it on BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 1Xtra with MistaJam, rising DJ/producer James Hype has released his house remix of Rae Sremmurd and Gucci Mane‘s “Black Beatles.” The original is currently No. 1 and 7 on Billboard’s Hot 100 and DJcity’s Hotbox, respectively.

Stream the rework below and download it on DJcity.

Related: Watch James Hype’s October Quick Mix

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Watch James Hype’s October Quick Mix

After launching the series in September, English DJ/producer James Hype has returned with a new UK-inspired quick mix for DJcityTV. The video features four minutes of house tracks, some of which are blended with hip-hop and grime acapellas.

Tracklist:

1. Kendrick Lamar ft. Drake – Poetic Justice – Acapella
2. Garreth Maher – Ride On Time
3. Ninetoes & Fatboy Slim – Finder (Hope)
4. Kideko & George Kwali – Crank It
5. Kideko & George Kwali ft. Sweetie Irie & Nadia Rose – Crank It (Woah)
6. Tom Bull – Move On Up
7. Craig David & Sigala – Ain’t Giving Up
8. Martin Ikin & Low Steppa ft. Elisabeth Troy – About Time
9. Malaa – Diamonds
10. Stormzy – Scary

Related: Watch James Hype’s September Quick Mix

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Watch James Hype’s September Quick Mix

DJcity has enlisted London’s James Hype for a new mix series featuring tracks from DJcity UK’s monthly Top 20 chart. The chart usually consists of house tracks, but hip-hop and grime songs are also included from time to time.

Tracklist:

1. Kanye West ft. Post Malone & Ty Dolla $ign – Fade
2. Jack Beats – Work It
3. Motez ft. Scrufizzer – The Vibe
4. Giggs ft. Donaeo – Lock Doh
5. Mandal & Forbes – Shake
6. Offaiah – Trouble
7. Tough Love ft. Ginuwine – Pony (Jump On It)

Related: DJcity UK’s Top 20 Most Downloaded Tracks of August 2016

Listen to James Hype’s Mix for BBC Radio 1Xtra

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English DJ/producer James Hype recently dropped a half-hour mix for MistaJam‘s show on BBC Radio 1Xtra. His set featured current tracks, primarily of the house and hip-hop variety. He also made sure to throw in some of his own material, including originals and remixes.
 
Stream the set below.
 

 
Tracklist:

1. Mobb Deep – Shook Ones – James Hype VIP
2. James Hype – Take It Low
3. Future – Commas
4. Shiba San – I Can’t Remember
5. Riton ft. Kah-Lo – Rinse & Repeat – James Hype Remix
6. Drake – Summer Sixteen
7. M.A.N.D.Y vs. Booka Shade – Body Language – James Hype Remix
8. I.D. – Don’t Wanna Love
9. Malaa – Notorious
10. Yo Gotti – Down In The DM – James Hype VIP
11. James Hype & Dean-E-G – Be Free
12. Danny Weed – Creeper – James Hype House Dub
13. O.T. Genasis – Cut It – James Hype Remix
14. 2 Chainz – Watch Out
15. Gorgon City – Freeze
16. Ty Dolla $ign ft. E-40 – Saved – James Hype Remix
17. Little By Little – Bang The Box
18. Desiigner – Panda
19. Drake & Future – Jumpman – James Hype Remix
20. Major Lazer & MOTi – Boom – James Hype Remix
21. Fat Joe & Remy Ma ft. French Montana – All The Way Up
22. Young Greatness – Moolah
23. Wilkinson & Ivy Lab ft. Wretch 32 – Flatline

 
Related: Marvin Gaye’s ‘I Heard It Through the Grapevine’ Gets House Remix From James Hype