NOMINATED BY MIXMAG AS ONE OF THE GREATEST DJs EVER
Throughout the past decade Hatcha’s sets, first on south London pirates then Rinse FM and now his weekly shows on Kiss 100, have gone from strength to strength. As Dubstep’s international status has continued to grow, Hatcha and Kiss FM’s flagship Dubstep show have become an iconic part of the scene’s development with dedicated fans from all of the world listening in every week.
Hatcha’s roots seep deep back into late ‘90s UK garage, Croydon and pirate radio. Originally the buyer at the now defunct Big Apple record shop, Hatcha was one of the very first DJs to pick up on the new dark strains of 2step that were being made by local producers like El-B, Artwork and Horsepower at the turn of the millennium. As the producers came into the shop to sell white labels of these niche new sounds, a community arose. The shop began its own label, Big Apple Records and its first release was the Dubstep classic “Red” by the shop’s resident producer Artwork. The next releases came from his two protégés, Benga and Skream
His headline slots at Forward>> forged the genre into the form we now know it in. This was in no small part because he had exclusive access to Benga and Skream’s music, before adding three new producers: Mala Digital Mystikz, Coki and Loefah to his arsenal. The destiny of an entire scene lay in his hands, every time he played..
As the scene he inspired, crafted, and helped to name developed into the worldwide phenomenon it now is, Hatcha toured the world spreading the Dubstep gospel. Over recent years he has played to crowds from America, to Japan, Australia and across Europe, performing from the biggest UK clubs and festivals to the best festivals and events around the globe.
On top of DJing, Hatcha has released a host of genre defining productions on some of the world’s most innovative and iconic record labels. Currently working on original productions and remixes, Hatcha and studio partner Lost have recently remixed #1 charting acts and Hatcha himself has released two internationally charting mix compilations with the 3rd in his 100% Pure Dubstep series coming in 2012.
Recently launching his Sin City brand alongside fellow Dubstep don, DJ N Type, Hatcha has gone on to host Sin City events at festivals and clubs (including their new residency at the legendary Fabric London), as well as release critically acclaimed singles through the Sin City record label. A label which, alongside Hatcha’s regular nomination for best DJ and best radio show, was nominated for best new Dubstep label at the yearly genre awards.
Through all this, Hatcha has well and truly cemented his name in music history books for his role in creating and continuing to develop the most innovative and exciting genre of the 21st Century.
- Kiss FM (Weekly Shows)
- Rinse FM (Former Show)