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DJ Hell (Germany)

DJ Hell (Germany)

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When:

  • Fri 17 Nov ’17, 10:00pm – 4:00am

Where:

Ink Bar, 262-268 K Rd, Newton

Restrictions:

All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Early Bird: $30.00

Website:

Ink Bar

Dj Hell, one of dance music’s most enduring provocateurs, has been seamlessly combining club music, fashion and performances for the last three decades… To talk about Hell is, undoubtedly, talking about electronic music history. He is seen as the musical initiator of the 80's revival movement, later known as electroclash, popularizing the music from his hometown, Munich, from the mid to late 90’s.

He’s the man behind International Deejay Gigolos, record label that just turned 20 years, and responsible of discovering artists such as Tiga, Fischerspooner, Vitalic, Miss Kittin or The Hacker to the world…

As DJ Hell said about his musical beginnings in an interview with The European: “I was socialized with German electronic music of the 1960s and 1970s. There were no commercial aspirations; it was all about experimentation.”

Hell has worked as a DJ since 1978. Starting in 1983, he began working as a DJ at Club Libella in Kirchweidach, Germany, near his hometown of Altenmarkt an der Alz. This would be his first residency, where he cultivated his eclectic style of mixing New Wave, Ska, Punk, Rockabilly, Hip hop, and Disco in the same set.

Further residencies followed, at Park Café and Tanzlokal Grössenwahn in Munich, where, as one of the first house DJs in Germany he regularly performed at house music parties. In 1987 he organized the first acid house party there, and in the same year at Grössenwahn deejayed at Run–D.M.C.’s aftershow party.

At the end of the 1980s, he developed his style at various Munich clubs and dance halls from New Wave, EBM, Electro, and Hip hop to include House and Techno. In 1991, Hell was instrumental in establishing Peter Wacha’s label Disko B, and until 1996 was closely involved as A&R.

The label’s first release in 1991, Silicone Soul’s track Who Needs Sleep Tonight was licensed by Hell, who produced a remix for the b-side: The DJ G. Hell Remix. Hell’s first self-produced single, My Definition of House Music (on R&S) became a club hit in 1992 with over 100,000 records sold, drawing recognition to DJ Hell among the first generation of Techno DJs who also released records.

During his time with Disko B and until 1997, DJ Hell was also a resident DJ at Ultraschall, Munich’s first Techno club, located on the site of the former Munich-Riem Airport. During the 1990s DJ Hell
had further residencies in Berlin, at E-Werk and WMF, from 1992 at Tresor, and in the 2000s at Watergate.

Parallel to his A&R work in Munich, in 1992 DJ Hell became A&R manager for the label Logic Records in Frankfurt, and in the same year compiled the world’s first trance compilation, Logic Trance.

In 1993 he lived for a year in New York City, where was booked as a resident DJ at Limelight, together with Jeff Mills. In addition to his work as a DJ and producer, in 1997 he founded the label International Deejay Gigolos in Munich, for which he served from the first day onward as the label mastermind, A&R, and art direct.

As a DJ, Hell has toured worldwide, and repeatedly headlined international festivals such as the Loveparade and Mayday in Berlin, Fuji Rock and Wire in Tokyo, the Montreux Jazz Festival, and the Time Warp Festival in Mannheim. DJ Hell is the designated curator for the planned Museum of Modern Electronic Music(MODEM) in Frankfurt which is due to open in 2018.

This is DJ Hell's first appearance in New Zealand so don't miss this chance to see one of the Worlds best play the cosy confines of Ink bar.

Limited early bird presales.

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