Current Location :: Nottingham, UK Music Genres ::Rave & Hardcore
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DJ Sy (real name Simon) has been on the
happy hardcore scene for a long time. He became interested
in Hip Hop and scratching whilst at school and spent a long
time perfecting his DJing.
DJ SY was a student in Nottingham during the Acid House days
and following college decided to stay in the city. He was
DJing professionally in clubs from around 1989 with a mixture
of hip-hop, soul and house. He gained a residency around 1990
at the Nottingham club Venus.
The night became legendary across the region and lead to
his name growing and bookings at other venues. He reputation
was established as the 'Scratchmaster', from there he went
on to play at many of the big raves including Fantazia and
As well as DJing SY co-owns a studio in Aldershot, Hampshire,
and formed his own record label Quosh Records in 1994. This
went on to be one of the hardcore scenes most prolific labels.
Partnered by DJ Unknown, Sy has created some of the best selling
tunes - amongst which is the remix of "Discoland",
and the ground breaking "Bring Me Round To Love".
The pairing have produced prolifically across all dance music
styles, and have had chart hits with garage music. They produce
records under various pseudonyms in many other styles including
Breaks, Drum & Bass and House scenes.