Hyponik

Tyree Cooper

Tyree Cooper

Regularly cited as one of the pioneers of House, Chicago native Tyree Cooper got his break through dropping a demo tape at the behest of Vince Lawrence from former Dance Mania head Jesse Saunders’ Jesse’s Gang band. This would lead to him signing to popular underground label DJ International – on which he released a string of early day anthems, with late 80′s tracks such as ‘Let’s Get Hyped’ and ‘Let The Music Take Control’ bringing about the dawn of the Hip-Hop, Acid and House fusing hybrid of Hip-House. After overseas success (including an appearance on Top of the Pops), he’d eventually grow disillusioned with DJ International – and in the mid 90′s he landed on Dance Mania, where he would join Parris Mitchell in driving the label through a golden age. With Cooper continuing to churn out tracks into the present day, his influence endures – a fact evidenced by the appearance of his chugging anthem ‘Nuthin Wrong’ on Ben Klock’s acclaimed ‘Berghain 04′ mix in 2010.