DJ HELL

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Zukun­ftsmusik IN­TER­NA­TIONAL DEE­JAY GIGOLO 8/10 bavar­ian playboy’s ex­trav­a­gant fifth out­ing A tastemaker DJ since the mid-’80s who fan­cies him­self as a cul­tural chameleon in the vein of Warhol and Bowie, Hel­mut “Hell” Geier’s long-play­ers tend to be grandiose af­fairs rooted in tan­ger­ine Dream kos­mis­che and raw Chicago house. Zukun­ftsmusik, per­haps his most in­dul­gent yet, is no ex­cep­tion and finds the 54-year-old sink­ing deep into plush psychedelia (the trop­i­cal tril­ogy of “High Pri­ests of Hell”, “Guede” and “2 Die 2 Sleep”), and Kraftwerkian de­viance (“Wir re­iten Durch Die Nacht”, “Car, Car, Car”), though he’s still ca­pa­ble of bust­ing moves with the de­li­ciously agri­cul­tural jack track “I Want U”. In all, a rich, re­ward­ing lis­ten.

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