Born in 1968, Sy started DJing professionally in 1989 aged 21 playing hip-hop, soul and house and he gained a residency at a nightclub called Venus in Nottingham in 1990 whilst still at university. Following this success he was booked at events all over the Midlands, such as Nemesis in Leicester, Amnesia in Coventry, Time in Birmingham and the legendary Eclipse.
Having gained a name as a DJ with a style of mixing that was unique to the newly-born rave scene, other promoters such as Dreamscape, Helter Skelter, Obsession, Fantasia and Perception included Sy on their line-ups. As the music evolved, Sy naturally progressed from hardcore to happy hardcore. Club work all over the country and abroad helped to establish his reputation as the Scratchmaster.
Sy also co-owns an impressive studio in Aldershot, Hampshire, and it is from here that Quosh Records, one of the hardcore scene's most prolific labels, originated in 1994. His recording career has produced an extensive back-catalogue of tunes - particularly as half of duo Sy & Unknown - and he remains one of the biggest names in the UK hardcore scene today with regular releases and DJ gigs across the country.