What is Hype Fete you ask?? Hype Fete is and was a dollar fete.

Dollar fetes are mini fetes usually hosted by students in an effort to raise funds. Hype Fete in particular, was hosted by the business club of the at the St. Vincent & the Grenadines Community College and spearheaded by business student and budding promoter Rhea John.

The event, which was promoted solely on social media, piqued the interest of local producer and part time promoter, Alex “Kubiyashi” Barnwell who on a whim, contacted Rhea, promising to gather his team and check it out. Upon arriving at the college, the team, which included Hot 97’s reputable DJ duo, Team Energy Overload, made their way to A4, the place (classroom) where it was all going down and were pleasantly surprised that Hype Fete was an actual fete and was already swinging!

Outside A4

Outside A4

A4 was wild! A hotbox of youthful energy and vibes orchestrated by two students positioned behind a desk at the front of the classroom, DJ CFour on the turntables (Yes! A turntable!) and Iraq on the mic.

Iraq & DJ CFour

Iraq & DJ CFour

As Kubiyashi and Team Energy Overload entered, an uproar went up from the students as they immediately recognized these party crashers. A few minutes later, Captain John whipped out his laptop, Colombian took over the mic and the duo proceeded to turn Hype Fete up another notch for about half an hour before the event DJ’s – Hilite Empire: DJ Lazer & his crew, took over.

Bare vibes!

Bare vibes!


Kubiyashi and team left A4 still shaking their heads in disbelief at the amount of energy and vibes they witnessed. Hype Fete was a definite success.

What just happened??

What just happened??

As it was a low budget campus event, the business club were not equipped to hire professional DJ’s for the fete and the students delightfully welcomed Team Energy Overload’s intrusion, however, the campus DJ’s were more than equipped to build and keep the momentum of the fete high.

DJ Lazer

DJ Lazer

Promoter, Rhea John, later extended thanks to Team Energy Overload for passing through and Kubiyashi for keeping his word.
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We are definitely looking forward to Hype Fete 2.0!
Photo credits: Kubiyashi
Additional photos of Hype Fete can be seen on the Kubiyashi Facebook page.