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DJ Hive

L.A.'s DJ Hive made his mark on the underground dance scene in the late 1990s with "Ultrasonic Sound," a catchy little track he produced; it's got a ferocious breakbeat built around a sample lifted from Bad Brains' "Reignition." "Ultrasonic" ended up being included on the soundtrack for The Matrix, and Hive, who enjoyed modest success in the stateside drum-and-bass scene, was catapulted to the forefront of the movement. Along with Dieselboy, he was among the first American drum-and-bass DJs and producers to be taken seriously by the dons running things across the pond. Releasing tracks on important U.K. imprints such as Metalheadz and Renegade Hardware solidified his status as a player here in the U.S. Now -- between running two of his own record labels, writing new tunes and constantly touring -- Hive (who'll drop by the Church on Thursday, February 17) remains a major player in the underground dance scene.

 
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