Helix

Helix

Real Name:
Matt Carlton
Profile:
UK happy hardcore / trancecore producer.
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Helix Discography

Singles & EPs

Helix N.D.E. / Before Your Eyes Stompin Choonz UK 1995 Sell This Version
Helix Get It Right / Before Your Eyes (Remix) Stompin Choonz UK 1996 Sell This Version
ST 12 Helix & Tekno Dred Helix & Tekno Dred - U R Everything / Noise & Music(12") Stompin Choonz ST 12 UK 1996 Sell This Version
Helix Helixia / U R Everything (Remix) Stompin Choonz UK 1997 Sell This Version
Helix U R Everything (Maxi) Devil Records, ID&T Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
Helix The Fresh Air Of Liberty And Union / Testament xy² UK 1997 Sell This Version
ST 14 Helix & Astral (3) Helix & Astral (3) - Surrounding Symphony / Fuktup(12") Stompin Choonz ST 14 UK 1997 Sell This Version
xy 5 Helix Deep Incision / Inexternal(12") xy² xy 5 UK 1997 Sell This Version
xy 11 Helix Life Death And Chocolate / No Pain(12") xy² xy 11 UK 1997 Sell This Version
xy 12 Helix & Fury* Helix & Fury* - e = xy² / Sanctus Dominus(12") xy² xy 12 UK 1997 Sell This Version
ST 22 Slam* & Helix Slam* & Helix - Acid Break / Sikkakiks(12") Stompin Choonz ST 22 UK 1997 Sell This Version
ST 17 DJ Fury & Helix DJ Fury & Helix - Y Not / Supernatural(12") Stompin Choonz ST 17 UK 1997 Sell This Version
Tekno Dred & Helix Tekno Dred & Helix - Tribalistic xy² UK 1998 Sell This Version
Helix Now Control / U R Everything (Helix vs Triple J Remix) Stompin Choonz UK 1998 Sell This Version
xy 17 Helix Trust This / Spot The Difference(12") xy² xy 17 UK 1998 Sell This Version
ST 23 Helix & Tekno Dred / Helix & Fury* Helix & Tekno Dred / Helix & Fury* - Mindless Pleasure / Movement IV(12") Stompin Choonz ST 23 UK 1998 Sell This Version
ST 27 Helix / Tekno Dred & Ad Man Helix / Tekno Dred & Ad Man - Cluster / A Voice Spoke To Me (Helix Mix)(12") Stompin Choonz ST 27 UK 1998 Sell This Version
BKR1 DJ Fury / Helix & Sharkey DJ Fury / Helix & Sharkey - Chaos / The Epilogue(12") Bonkerz BKR1 UK 1999 Sell This Version
bt7 The Helix Brand* Quango / Breathmint(12") Blame Technology bt7 UK 1999 Sell This Version
ST 31 Helix & Fury* Helix & Fury* - Insane Asylum / Clusterz Revenge(12") Stompin Choonz ST 31 UK 1999 Sell This Version
WOW LP 2G, WOW LP 2H Twist (3) & Helix, Triple J, DNA & Breeze Twist (3) & Helix, Triple J, DNA & Breeze - Hands To Heaven / Follow The Sun / High In The Sun / Hands To Heaven(12") Just Another Label Classics WOW LP 2G, WOW LP 2H UK 1999 Sell This Version
Final Chance 004, ST 001, ST 012 J.D.S. / Tekno Dred & Helix J.D.S. / Tekno Dred & Helix - Higher Love / U R Everything(12", Sti) Final Chance, Final Chance, Final Chance Final Chance 004, ST 001, ST 012 UK 2001 Sell This Version
UT7180MX Helix Now Control(12", S/Sided) Uptempo UT7180MX Spain 2001 Sell This Version
BKR008 Simon Apex vs. Safe n Sound* / Slam* And Helix Simon Apex vs. Safe n Sound* / Slam* And Helix - Sensations / Influence(12") Bonkerz BKR008 UK 2001 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

none DJ Fury & Helix DJ Fury & Helix - Y Not (Remix)(File, MP3) RFU Recordingz none UK 2004

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the_psychologist

the_psychologist

January 15, 2009
If you haven't heard this guy's music, you better start now. He made literally the best UK Hardcore I heard during the mid-late 90s.

Helix produced a completely unique style of Hardcore that, while being unique unto itself, is probably closest to Freeform Hardcore. He fused really mental acid leads, breakbeats, massive Trance melodies and more. He somehow managed to create a very cerebral sound while staying true to the rough & ready nature of Hardcore.

For me, the best solo tune Helix ever did is his remix of "A Voice Spoke To Me" on Stompin Choonz. It's rather diverse, with sirens that are great for DJ use, hard kicks, dirty acid lines, and a sublime uplifting Trance build in the middle. Deffo one of the deepest Hardcore tunes I own, yet it doesn't disappear into the vacuum of it's own arse.

His work with other producers of the time is equally awesome - Check out Helix & Fury - "Sanctus Dominus" is a good place to start. Maybe a bit "slower" in tempo, but it's a true classic.

The basic rule is thus - Buy all tunes by Helix & Fury, buy all solo Helix (just be ready for a few fluffy tunes early in his career), and buy all tracks on Stompin Choonz after #23. Once you've accomplished that, check out his slower stuff on XY2 and random labels like Blame Technology. It's all good.

If anyone knows where he is there days, please post more info.

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