E-Sassin

E-Sassin

Real Name:
Eric Hull
Profile:
E-Sassin, is a native of Los Angeles with a far-reaching background in many different styles of music. E-Sassin began his musical journey in the late ‘70s as a drummer in progressive rock and jazz/fusion bands. After moving through the heavy metal scene of the ‘80s, E-Sassin was introduced to the electronic dance scene in 1989 through the techno/ rave culture. Once he started producing dance music, everything fell into place and he has since become one of the top DJ/ Producers of drum and bass in America.

In 1992 E-Sassin produced and self-released a techno album, which got the attention of Sunshine Entertainment. They approached E-Sassin to work with the groups L.A. Rave and The Movement. For a year and a half E-Sassin toured with The Movement all over the world. It was during this time that he was first exposed to jungle, which had just broken away from the breakbeat hardcore scene. By 1996, E-Sassin had made the transition into producing only drum and bass tracks. Drum and bass music wasn’t widely accepted in the States and very few domestic labels were releasing any of it, so E-Sassin started up Sound Sphere Recordings late in ’96 to get his musical productions out to the masses. The first two releases received very positive feedback and quickly established a high level of credibility for the label and for E-Sassin’s productions. Each subsequent release has continued to elevate Sound Sphere to new heights, which in turn has gained the label well earned respect from artists and DJs throughout America and the rest of the world. Many of Sound Sphere Recordings’ releases can be found on high-profile compilations both nationally and internationally.

In late ’97, E-Sassin was approached by Phunckateck Communications in San Francisco to be included as part of their elite force of Producers and DJs. UFO! and DJ Abstract had heard E-Sassin’s productions and felt that he was the top-notch type of material that they were looking for to build up the Phunckateck collective. E-Sassin gladly accepted their invitation and since then Phunckateck has continued to grow, becoming one of the driving forces of drum and bass in America.

Currently, E-Sassin continues to produce and remix tracks for Sound Sphere Recordings, as well as other labels and artists. He notably released an E.P. on Moving Shadow as well as releasing a compilation of original works on Sound Sphere Recordings, The Best Of Sound Sphere Recordings (Volume 1). He has a host remix credits including Dieselboy’s “Invid” and “The Descent” on Palm Pictures, Flux and Rinse’s “Killa” on Terraformat Records and The Angel’sSelector”, and MC Navigator's “Vibesbringer”, as well as many other select remixes on Supa Crucial Recordings. One other notable project is the remix of Dom & Optical's “Quadrant 6”, which can be found on Dieselboy’s recent mix CD entitled “Project Human” which has also been released on Moving Shadow. Additionally, E-Sassin is a featured artist on the much respected album “The World of Drum & Bass” on Formation Records, which showcases some of the best talent from around the world.
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E-Sassin Discography

Singles & EPs

SR9724 R.A.W. (2) And E-Sassin / E-Sassin R.A.W. (2) And E-Sassin / E-Sassin - Soundstorm / R U Afraid?(12") Sound Sphere Recordings SR9724 US 1997 Sell This Version
SSR002 Nightrider / E-Sassin Nightrider / E-Sassin - Nightrider / The Enemy(12") Sound Sphere Recordings SSR002 US 1997 Sell This Version
E-Sassin Abduction / Fight! Sound Sphere Recordings US 1998 Sell This Version
none E-Sassin Abduction (Remix) / Rokkit!(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1998 Sell This Version
SSR009 E-Sassin Symptom / Firing Squad(12") Sound Sphere Recordings SSR009 US 1999 Sell This Version
SSR006 E-Sassin Rokkit! / Runaway(12") Sound Sphere Recordings SSR006 US 1999 Sell This Version
UFO! vs. E-Sassin UFO! vs. E-Sassin - Enemy Infiltration (E-Sassin Remix) / Rokkit! (UFO! Remix) Sound Sphere Recordings US 2000 Sell This Version
E-Sassin Genome / Future Shock Pneuma Recordings US 1999 Sell This Version
TRU102 E-Sassin Wireframe(12") Titanium Recordings USA TRU102 US 2000 Sell This Version
ptc-1601 Chimera (2) / E-Sassin Chimera (2) / E-Sassin - Neolights / Nightstalker(12") Phunckateck Communications ptc-1601 US 2002 Sell This Version
E-Sassin Secular Motion EP (EP) Moving Shadow UK 2003 Sell This Version
THE017 E-Sassin Syndrome(12") Thermal Recordings THE017 US 2004 Sell This Version
SSR012 E-Sassin Afterlife / Obsessed(2xFile, WAV, Single) Sound Sphere Recordings SSR012 US 2014
SSR014 E-Sassin Bacterium / Microbes(2xFile, WAV, Single) Sound Sphere Recordings SSR014 US 2014
SSR013 E-Sassin Fragment(2xFile, WAV, Single, RE) Sound Sphere Recordings SSR013 US 2014
SSR016 E-Sassin Ghosts In The Machine(3xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Sound Sphere Recordings SSR016 US 2016

Compilations

SSR CD 001 E-Sassin The Best Of Sound Sphere Recordings (Volume 1)(CD, Album, Comp) Sound Sphere Recordings SSR CD 001 US 2001 Sell This Version
SSR-LP01 E-Sassin The Sound Sphere Recordings Remix Album(File, MP3, WAV, Album, Comp) Sound Sphere Recordings SSR-LP01 US 2015

DJ Mixes

none DJ E-Sassin* Unfolding The Future(Cass, Mixed, C60) Not On Label none US 1995 Sell This Version
none DJ E-Sassin* Mashing It Up(Cass, Mixed, C60) Not On Label none US 1995 Sell This Version
none E-Sassin Dreams And Nightmares(Cass, Mixed, C90) Bulletproof (2) none US 1996 Sell This Version
none DJ E-Sassin* Music Of The Future... For The Future(Cass, Mixed, C60) Not On Label none US 1996 Sell This Version
none DJ E-Sassin* 31.10.97(Cass, Mixed, C60) Not On Label none US 1997 Sell This Version
none Curious* Vs E-Sassin Curious* Vs E-Sassin - Dark Sound Warriors(Cass, Mixed, C90) Not On Label none US 1997 Sell This Version
none DJ E-Sassin* "Live" - Somewhere On Planet Earth(Cass, Mixed, C60) Not On Label none US 1997 Sell This Version