Hype is producing some of the most innovative "breakstep" (don't mock me, I didn't name it) stuff out there right now. It has, in my mind, revitalized the entire 2step/garage and nu-skool breaks sound. I will admit, Hype is a good dnb dj, but not a particular standout anymore, but both Zinc and Hype (along with Dee Kline, Stanton Warriors, Abstract and a few others) are bringing some vital sounds at lower BPMs.
BTW - I saw Craze a few months ago, and you're right, he is incredible. Juggling dnb and hip hop all night. The kids were going nuts.