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James Hype Talks Beyond the Music Retreat, Three Shows on One Hour of Sleep

After a long flight delay, U.K. DJ/producer James Hype shared on his latest vlog episode how he still managed to make it to the Beyond The Music Retreat panel in Phoenix, Arizona on June 15th. James was set to speak on music production on the “Samples and Hi-Hats” panel alongside MAKJ, DJ Nick Bike, and Kidd Spin. The conference, which features discussion panels and networking events with some of the DJ world’s brightest minds, is a collaboration between DJcity, Beatsource and DJ Vice.

Watch James Hype’s vlog episode above.

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

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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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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’

Watch James Hype’s New ‘UK Mix’

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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.


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

Watch James Hype’s Quick Mix for Dec. 2016

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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).


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