After honing his skills as a DJ in Montreal clubs and radio, Critical Hype began releasing blend tapes in 2007. Over the years, he has released a staggering 18 mixtapes, garnering millions of streams/downloads and coverage from major platforms such as Esquire Magazine, The Grammy’s, Billboard, MTV, Genius,...
After honing his skills as a DJ in Montreal clubs and radio, Critical Hype began releasing blend tapes in 2007. Over the years, he has released a staggering 18 mixtapes, garnering millions of streams/downloads and coverage from major platforms such as Esquire Magazine, The Grammy’s, Billboard, MTV, Genius, Pigeons & Planes and DJBooth to international radio outlets like BBC Radio 1, CBC Radio & Sway in the Morning.
"We hardly hear about dope blend mixtapes anymore. You have to love the way DJ Critical Hype did his mix masterpieces.” -Datwon Thomas, Vibe
Praise for that work brought collaborations with legendary emcees like Talib Kweli, Freeway, No Malice (of the Clipse) and many more, along with a close and long-lasting working relationship with DJ Green Lantern. After a 3 year hiatus Critical Hype made a massive return with his project, Chance The Dropout, gaining coverage from almost every major urban music outlet.
"The result is as good as you’d imagine (maybe even better) — the combination of Chance’s witty wordplay and Kanye’s intricate sampling is pure ear candy” -MTV
A blend of Chance the Rapper vocals over Kanye West production, the blend-tape exploded over the internet with well over a million combined views and streams online eventually resulting in a feature with DJ Semtex on BBC 1 Radio where he named the project one of his top 5 mixtapes of 2016.
"It's real real clever what he's done, you need to download it” -DJ Semtex, BBC Radio 1
Following up the success of “Chance the Dropout”, Critical Hype released “The Damn. Chronic”, a blend featuring Kendrick Lamar over Dr. Dre production. The project exploded over the internet, receiving over 3 million plays in its first 3 days and was featured by The Grammy’s, Esquire Magazine and a plethora of other media outlets across the internet, resulting in interviews by both Genius & CBC Radio in Canada. With “The Damn. Chronic”, Critical Hype cemented himself as the “Blend Master” - the #1 DJ in the game for these types of mixes. Up next - blend projects featuring Drake vocals over 9th Wonder production, Andre 3000 vocals over Kaytranada beats and an official collaboration with A3C Conference.
"It's a mixtape that captures the sound and culture of the city—the one that shaped two of the greatest minds in hip-hop.” -Matt Miller, Esquire Magazine
In the hands of a master the blend tape is far more than a mere mash-up. Not only does the music play seamlessly, but it helps provide a new lens and perspective on that music. DJ Critical Hype is that master. His mixes are meticulous, but it’s the concepts that drive his tapes to the next level.
“It’s a classic case of something everyone desperately needed, but had no idea they wanted”-Brian Haak, The Grammy's
From live DJing gigs to hours spent in the studio carefully honing his craft, DJ Critical Hype is a carrying on the tradition of the true DJ. Are you listening?
DJ Critical Hype mixes with Serato
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