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Funkmaster Hutchy exploded onto the North of England's early Funk, Soul & Hip-Hop Electro scene in the very early 80's.
An early proponent of Underground Dance Music, Hutchy's iconic club nights and his famed and flawless Deejay sets, set the scene for the NEXT generation of local Deejay/Producer talents like Unique 3 and Nightmares On Wax, up and coming youngsters out there in the crowd, taking lessons from a giant on the scene.
A Master-Mixer before the term was so throw-away, Hutchy's turntable skills lead him directly into the beating heart of the Disco Mix Club and its brand new and exciting DMC mixing competition. Hutchy would change that competition forever by being the first EVER Deejay to scratch with props!
His DMC battles saw him nip with ease at the heels of Paul Dakeyne, CJ Mackintosh, Dave Seamen and Cutmaster Swift to name but a few and in January 1989 Mixmag honoured Funkmaster Hutchy and his inventive & creative mixing with a dedicated front cover. His name quickly became established throughout the scene.
As the House Music exploded, Funkmaster Hutchy was right at the forefront of the scene. Instrumental in promoting live shows and artists from the USA and Europe, he broke music to eager crowds from the likes of Robin S, Adonis, Marshall Jefferson and Farley Jackmaster Funk, all unheard tracks at the time, but once inside his mixes ... destined to become anthems.
Hutchy has played all the major venues in the North and was one of the original PowerHouse DJs at the famed "Up North Soul Weekenders."
Funkmaster Hutchy doesn't play music that you dance to,
he plays music that makes you dance
and there IS a difference.