DJ Sy (real name Simon) has been on the happy hardcore scene for a long time. He became interested in Hip Hop and scratching whilst at school and spent a long time perfecting his DJing. DJ SY was a student in Nottingham during the Acid House days and following college decided to stay in the city. He was DJing professionally in clubs from around 1989 with a mixture of hip-hop, soul and house. He gained a residency around 1990 at the Nottingham club Venus.