Hell, Größenwahn – 1992-2005

Michaelangelo Matos

By Michaelangelo Matos

on 04.22.11 in Reviews
An essential compilation from one of the electro revival’s granddaddies.

Born Helmut Josef Geier, DJ Hell is one of the electro revival's granddaddies, a German whose straighter techno and house tracks still betray a heavy debt to post-Bambaataa hi-hat super-sibilance and square-wave keyboard whomp. This compilation of 13 singles lays his style out, from the goofy humor of his titles ("Eat More House, Baby") to the teeth-grinding surge of club favorites like "My Life Is Hell" and "Listen to the Hiss."