Latest edition in the 'Misch Masch' mix n' remix series find dark electro lord DJ Hell in a happy mood.
The ‘Misch Masch’ series has a simple concept: one disc is a mix, the other a collection of remixes by the same artist. For the first two editions, label Fine Music snagged top DJ/producers Tiefschwarz and Freeform Five to pull off the double act, and this time they’ve looked to veteran German electro DJ/producer to conjure the same trick: Helmut Josef Geier, aka DJ Hell.
The series has also been forward-thinking but populist: the mix on Tiefschwarz’s installment merged bigger electrohouse with smaller minimal cuts back in 2004, while Freeform Five's effort mashed together rarer funk, electro and disco to many of the huge tunes of the year (‘Geht’s Noch?’ ‘I Feel Space’). Hell’s mix promises to play the same game, making room for lesser known cuts between the big club players (‘Rej’, ‘Falling Up’, ‘Phuture Bound’). This might come from the dark depths of hell, but it sure looks like lots of fun.
As for the remixes, Hell has chosen a variety of subjects to put through his dark electro mill over the years. Aside from his massive Justice Vs Simian ‘Never Be Alone’ remix (a track which he’s responsible for – he originally released it on his label International Gigolo) there’s rerubs across the genres, from Grace Jones to the Pet Shop Boys to Chelonis L. Jones. A best-of-Hell remixes disc then.
DJ Hell ‘Misch Masch 3’ tracklist
Disc One - Mixed by DJ Hell
01. Dopplereffekt / Z-Bozon
02. Sebo K. & Metro / Transit
03. Literon / Machine 1
04. Theo Parrish / Falling up (Carl Craig Remix)
05. Woody / August (Appetizer Version)
06. Dave Angel / Airborne (Carl Craig No Drums Remix)
07. Sebastien San / Point of No Return
08. Hunteman / 37°
09. A Relic / Longer Than Long Ago
10. Robert Hood / Rhythm
11. Gavin Herlihy / Machines Ate My Homework
12. Bodzin & Hunteman / The Alchemist
13. Ame / Rej (Original Beatless Version)
14. Zander VT / Then and Before
15. Akabu / Phuture Bound (Ame Remix)
16. B12 / Bubbles
17. Lil’ Louis / Blackout Phase 3
Disc Two - Unmixed DJ Hell remix compilation
01. Grace Jones + Hell / I’ve Seen That Face Before
02. P Diddy / Let's Get Ill (Hell Remix)
03. Justice vs. Simian / Never Be Alone (DJ Hell’s Bavarian Gigolo Remix)
04. P Diddy & Felix Da Housecat / Jack U vs. I'll House You (DJ Hell Remix)
05. Human Resource / Dominator (Is Hell the One and Only Dominator)
06. Christopher Just / I'm A Disco Dancer (DJ Hell Remix)
07. Laurent Garnier / The Hoe (DJ Gigolo Hell 3 Mix)
08. Dave Clarke / Dirtbox (DJ Hell Remix)
09. Air Liquide / Tanz Der Lemminge II (Straight Outta Hell Remix by DJ Hell and Torn)
10. Microglobe / The Gap (DJ Hell Remix)
11. Slut'n'Strings / Past the Gate (DJ Hell Remix)
12. Pet Shop Boys / West End Girls (DJ Hell Mix)
13. Chelonis R. Jones / Deer In the Headlights (DJ Hell Remix)
14. Johannes Heil / Paranoid Dancer (DJ Hell Remix)
15. Trost / In Diesem Raum (DJ Hell Remix)
16. Fischerspooner / We Need a War (DJ Hell Remix)
‘Misch Masch’ mixed by DJ Hell on is out Fine Records on December 1st, 2006.