At 15 De Hornet's strong desire to become a DJ was sparked after friends Linden C & Rob Atkinson took him along to a watch a set they were playing at Bentley's (Canning Town). Growing up in the East End Hornet was influenced by the musical trends around him - (acid hardcore!!) & thanks to his best mate Phil (who owned the only set of SL 1210s in the area) Hornet discovered he had natural talent for djing & within 6 months was playing a regular set at Dungeons (The Greyhound Pub). As his profile grew he found himself playing alongside DJ greats like Tommy Musto, Colin Dale, Grooverider, Fabio, Mr C, Colin Flavor & Linden C and PA outfits Colaboy, Shades of Rhythm & Reel 2 Real. By the time he was 17 Hornet had become a regular at the legendary 'Energy' parties at Karma (one of the biggest UK parties back in the day) playing with Carl Cox, Stuart Banks, Sasha, Mickey Finn, Jumping Jack Frost, Altern8, Bizarre inc & Prodigy.