Reviewed by Thomas H Green (Muzik)
Deriving as they do from a place where rave culture, Lenny Dee, hip-hop, jungle and hardcore techno all collide in one vast car crash, Hellfish & Producer often have a difficult time getting taken seriously by elitist cultural arbiters of popular taste. And indeed, their music is filled with enough sci-fi/kung-fu/just plain silly samples to put off po-faced leftfield purists. But if you really want something new, something with attitude pouring from every pore, this
Reviewed by Ben Borthwick (The Wire)
Whether this is gates-of-Hell Techno with Hardcore styling or the other way around I don't know, but it is brimming with the psychotic, indie-punk, whiteboy energy previously reserved for the likes of Kid606 and Panacea. Tracks like "The Way Of The Homeboy Pt.2 (The Winter Of Discontent)" pull in the standard turntablist references of kung fu movies and Old Skool samples, all cut up and set to a barrage of nosebleed Gabba beats. Classic rap soundbites are scattered
Reviewed by Kevin Martin (TOP magazine)
For anybody bemoaning the lack of extremity in today's sterile club culture, check out Constant Mutation (Planet Mu)**** by HELLFISH & PRODUCER. High energy in the truly kinetic sense, this upgraded Gabba stomp is a DJ mix mutilation designed to give life to the dead. The Essex based underground duo manage to invite swing into their bunker, as their 220 plus bpm rates benefit from the impurity of breakbeats and attendent fx malfunktions. Their previously work with
Typically unique fare from µ-ziq's Planet Mu label, Hellfish & Producer have turned out an album of astonishingly hard techno. In fact, with few tracks clocking in at less than 210bpm, this is closer to the industrial assault of gabba, with hip-hop breaks, and snatches of mangled dialogue scratched in to exhilarating effect. Sure beats another Naff Del Mar comp.
- DJ Diamond - Flight Muzik
- Machinedrum - Room(s)
- Pritch & Trim - Stereotype
- Tropics - Parodia Flare
- Anti-G - Presents 'Kentje'sz Beatsz'
- Various - Ghettoteknitianz E.P.
- Kuedo - Severant
- Chrissy Murderbot - Women's Studies
- Boxcutter - The Dissolve
- NastyNasty - No Names
- FaltyDL - You Stand Uncertain
- Chrissy Murderbot - Bussin Down
- Boxcutter - Allele
- Various - Bangs & Works Vol.1
- DJ Roc - The Crack Capone
- Solar Bears - She Was Coloured In
- Various - 14 Tracks From Planet Mu
- DJ Spinn - Man I Do It EP
- DJ Rashad - Itz Not Rite
- Numan - Race Against Time
- Ital Tek - Midnight Colour
- DJ Nate - Da Trak Genious
- Tropics - Soft Vision E.P.
- Mrs Jynx - Shark Carousel