Sunshine music for the masses! The happy hippo always brings the sunshine no matter what the weather. This DJ and producer has created his own unique party vibe by infusing Afro, Latin and Caribbean and styles into his tastefully produced selections of Breaks, House, Drum & Bass/Jungle and Hiphop. Both David Rodigan and Craig Charles are fans giving his tracks national airtime on their shows on BBC 1Xtra and BBC 6 music.
“Clever stuff right!? … Very cool” Sir David Rodigan, BBC 1Xtra, 2015
He has brought his good vibes to major stages at some of the UK’s best festivals including Boomtown, Secret Garden Party, Shambala and Greenman, aswell as programming stages, takeovers and events for his extended family Tropical Tea Party. He and his ‘TTP’ family are much loved for the extreme effort and attention to detail that goes into the decoration and design of their parties, turning otherwise ordinary tents and venues into tropical havens with an exciting array of world-infused dance music and entertainment to match!
As well as a mighty UK tour, 2018 saw the formation of his band the Hippo Sound System where he is joined by top musicians and special guests on saxophone, percussion and vocals who add incredible live flare and excitement to the hippo’s global rhythms. It makes for an explosive journey into the hippo’s vision of Global Bass and Jungle fusion, and has featured special guests such as Dr Syntax and K.O.G. Watch their round-up video for the Shambala Festival 2018 below (and be sure to click HD!)….
Behind the scenes of his band, events and larger festival shows he is still one of Bristol’s most hard working DJ’s and continues to hold residencies at some of the cities key musical hotspots including…. The Full Moon & Attic, The Canteen, Old Market Assembly, The Plough Inn, The Leftbank and Mr Wolff’s. This has earned him a well trusted reputation on the decks along with countless hours of experience working crowds of all types and ages.