A US rave legend starts anew.
Among Midwest rave fans, DJ Hyperactive is a bit of a legend. Along with Woody McBride, Hyperactive was one of the biggest names in a scene of hard techno and acid that soundtracked barns, warehouses and other abandoned buildings right across the middle of America in the early to mid-'90s. Hyperactive made his name via mixtapes, which he sold out of his car and at the Chicago record store Hip House—a shop co-run by DJ Sneak at the time. In the late '90s, and seemingly on the cusp of international stardom, Hyperactive made his way to California and eventually took a step back from the music business. After a lengthy hiatus, he's now back, running his record label 4 Track Records and playing regularly for the likes of Los Angeles' Droid Behavior crew. Fresh off a gig at Berlin's Berghain, we talked to him earlier this month about his return.