DJ HELL Electronic Body House Music (React) Rating NNN Rating: NNN
Germany's DJ Hell, famous for his International DeeJay Gigolos label that helped launch electro superstars like Fischerspooner and Miss Kitten, checks in with a two-CD DJ mix. The first focuses on electro-house fusions and is called "electronic house," while the second attempts to tie industrial dance music of the late 80s with some of the more contemporary goth-techno experiments and is labelled "ebm," as in electronic body music. Essential for anyone caught up in the current 80s revival, but if you're interested in real electro you'll probably want to pass. Hell uses a computer mixing tool to assemble both mixes, which is puzzling since many of the transitions sound much looser than would be acceptable on a normal DJ mix, let alone a computer-aided one.