Dirty Epic presents its eighth episode of the Amplify Series podcasts, this time welcoming Dj Hyperactive aboard.
Chicago born and bred DJ and producer Joseph Manumaleuna aka DJ Hyperactive needs little introduction to those versed in the history of techno. As one of Daft Punk’s “Teachers” and “brother of the humble”, according to Resident Advisor, his contributions to the underground continue to span generations. Honing his skills in the highly influential scene and sound of Chicago in the early 90s, DJ Hyperactive gained instant international recognition and has since gone on to play the most legendary and lauded events and venues over the last 20 years, such as Orbit/ Leeds, Liquid Room/ Tokyo, Love Parade/ Berlin, Shelter, Smart Bar, Primary/ Chicago, Interface/ Los Angeles, Movement/ Detroit, Output/ Brooklyn, Tresor/ Berlin, Berghain/ Berlin and the list doesn’t stop there.
Also over the course of his career, he has produced over 100 remixes and original tracks, including classics such as “Venus” on Missile, “Wide Open” on EC Records, “25 Hours” on Droid Recordings, “Music Box” on his own imprint 4 Track Records and “Chicago” (on Contact Records which he also ran, now defunct), plus releases on Truncate, Figure, Blank Code, Impact Mechanics, Nachstrom Schallplatten and CLR to name a few.
He returned to Chicago 2013 to reconnect with his family and musical roots. His story continues with more gigs and more studio productions, with the difference being the experience and perspective that only a true veteran can possess.