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
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
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
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.
- Rudi Zygadlo - Great Western Laymen
- FaltyDL - Endeavour
- Ikonika - Dckhdbtch
- FaltyDL - Phreqaflex
- DJ Nate - Hatas Our Motivation
- Oriol - Night And Day
- Vex'd - Cloud Seed
- Terror Danjah - Power Grid E.P.
- Oriol - Coconut Coast
- Ital Tek - Moment In Blue E.P.
- Rossi B & Luca (feat. Killa P.) - E10 Riddim
- Starkey - Ear Drums And Black Holes
- The Internal Tulips - Mislead Into A Field By A Deformed Deer
- Starkey - Stars (feat. Anneka)
- Slugabed - Ultra Heat Treated E.P.
- Venetian Snares - Horsey Noises
- FaltyDL - Love Is A Liability
- Luke Vibert - We Hear You
- Boxcutter - Arecibo Message
- Shitmat - One Foot In The Rave
- Terror Danjah - Industry Standard Part 4
- Terror Danjah - Gremlinz (The Instrumentals 2003-2009)
- Burnkane - You Know
- Subeena Ft. Jamie Woon & Om'Mas Keith - Solidify