Ah, Friday evening, time for some smart, ear-bleeding (ish) German techno ….
Listening to this tonight, Hell’s “This Is For You” sounds like the blueprint for what was perfected by LCD Soundsystem seven years later in 2005!
I’d been a fan of, ahem, “Mr” Hell since 1995 when I bought his “Original Street Techno” 12″ single after hearing a track on the much missed John Peel Show. In those days, he was trading under the moniker of DJ Hell but he apparently lost the DJ vibe sometime over the next 36 months.
No matter, this is classic German techno from the seminal Disko B label out of Munich. The spoken word vocals from Melissa Logan from Chicks On Speed elevates the song to the pantheon of the bestmusicofalltime!
What’s not to like?
Always loved this record since hearing it on Volume 12 of the Disco Pogo for Punks in Pumps CDs given away with Jockey Slut magazine in the early 2000s.
One of the best releases on DJ Hell’s International Deejay Gigolos Records label.
Posted today as this was the soundtrack at the Olympic Stadium last night following Usain Bolt’s wonderful 100m victory. Remarkable atmosphere in the stadium!
A short video and then the full version of the track.