Hypa Active rules the Dance Halls
Local Vibes
November 19, 2004
Hypa Active rules the Dance Halls

A two-year old DJ outfit known as “Hypa Active” is now becoming the most talked about music fraternity in St. Vincent and the Grena-dines.

Why? The trio beat, or to put things more into perspective, totally annihilated veteran DJs Scratch Master Hectic and Adrian Simply Smooth in last Sunday’s “King of the Dancehall” DJ clash at Victoria Park. {{more}}

SEARCHLIGHT sat down with the trio of Shane “DJ Shane the Wartanker” Husbands, Oneil “Demolition Kid” Sprott and Dennis “DJ Kofi” Barker Jr. for a short chat last Tuesday.

The masterminds behind “Hypa Active” were beaming with confidence, obviously because, according to Shane, “We beat two seasoned DJs and I remember since I was eight, I use to put my radio ’pon Grenada to listen to Scratch and Simply Smooth.”

Mike man Shane, who hails from Sion Hill, is the brother of Raphael “DJ Taurus” Husbands.

The more outspoken of the three said, “I feel good and surprised coming up against big competition and winning.” He added that all the members of “Hypa Active” are self-taught but are influenced by DJs like Sergeant Simmons and DJ Taurus.

“We not in a hurry to defend the title,” said the Wartanker, “but we not taking any diss right now either.”

Enroute to the King of the Dancehall title, a song made popular by Jamaican entertainer and Grammy winner Moses “Beenie Man” Davis, “Hypa Active” called other DJ “Batty Man” and told Grenadians Simply Smooth and Scratch Master that Hurricane Ivan blew them away and they had to live in a convertible. However, another DJ expressed dissatisfaction at this taunt which he saw as inappropriate.

“This was just all part of the clash,” said Shane as he described the reference to Ivan as, “just a joke”.

The DJ Clash was put on by Curve Entertain-ment, which is run by Davon “Basics” Cato and Jason “Galanaire” Bess. Other DJs in the clash included Chaos Sounds, Kaution Sound, General Spoogy, Heavy Metal Sounds, Bad B and Chemical X.