Hellboy

Hellboy

Real Name:
Mike McDowell
Profile:
Introduction
by Steve Krosier (resonance fm) and Jonathan Pelham

musician originating from the UK.
Renowned for versatility.
Active since 2005. specialises in techno/electro/acid and industrial electronics/EBM.
Electronica's equivalent of a broken washing machine, he manages to fita whole drum kit inside, spins it at over a hundred degrees and everything still comes out dirty!
This is an artist that punches your gut, there is a tapestry of sound that comes to the forefront and leaps out at you with every listen.
Hellboy is punk attitude mixed with a dash of Belgian tramp and home counties charm. A true gent!

(Biography written by Dave.W)

History:

Born in france and raised in the UK by english/french parents. moved to belgium age 13
Originally inspired from the underground raves of the U.K and Belgium between the late 90's and early 00's. He decided he wanted to make his own electronic music after watching one of his mates start spinning vinyl at parties.

After a stroke of luck and inheriting his own turntables through a donation he started to collect at an early age. In 2002 he left Belgium for Canada where he played records at parties and in bars, after a few months a 2 year stint in Ireland bekonned where he ended up living in the middle of nowhere in Connemara in an old cottage working on the boats at sea and spinning vinyl on his own at home.It was also here that he started to make his first compositions.

After a brief move to Galway he returned to the UK in 2005 and immediately threw himself into his music, developing his own unique sound and graduating with merit in music production first at Amersham College then in Creative music production with the University of Brighton. From 2005 to 2010 he developed his music going full circle in his influences from old school electro to hard jungle/DnB to techno and now to acid/techno/electro and industrial electronics. In those 5 years he toured much of europe, sharing the stage with some of the big guns in electronic music and started to gain widespread recognition from the music community culminating in playing a set for the legendary bangface parties in the UK.

Over the years...after releasing his music first through net distribution but then physically on other labels he decided to set up Structural Damage in late 2008 so he could have total creative control over his music and expand his musical vision. The label has gone on to be an internationally recognissed name and is one of the most musically downloaded net-labels in the world. In 2010 he decided it was time to take the label to the next level and go physical ... and the force of nature ep came into being. released on the 20th September 2011,...His first full debut vinyl arrived.

Aside from electronic music he is also a talented sound artist, gaining wide appreciation through his sound art work in Brighton and is a passionate advocate of concrete and sound recording. He came up with one of the strongest artistic concepts in years in Brighton by freezing home made microphones into ice and recording the sound of them melting from within to highlight global warming through sound...

in 2011 he leaves the UK for Belgium to pursue his quest for the development of his musical evolution. The future holds no boundaries. He is currently championing the music he hears and loves through a series of podcasts for Fat-Cat records.
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Hellboy Discography

Albums

SKFREE055, SDamage 0023 Hellboy Berlin Sessions(7xFile, MP3, 320 + 4xFile, MP3, Mixed, 256) Splatterkore Reck-ords, Structural Damage Records SKFREE055, SDamage 0023 UK 2013

Singles & EPs

SRmp3 087 Hellboy Through The Gutter E.P.(4xFile, MP3, 160 + File, MP3, 192 + , EP) Sociopath Recordings SRmp3 087 Taiwan 2008 Sell This Version
CMPDIG011 Hellboy & Royal Ash & Orman Bitch Hellboy & Royal Ash & Orman Bitch - Look Inside The Hell Ep(4xFile, Maxi, MP3, WAV) Contempt Music Productions CMPDIG011 Germany 2010
100256 20 Arkus P., Tomash Gee, Michael Random, Hellboy, Hellnoizz Arkus P., Tomash Gee, Michael Random, Hellboy, Hellnoizz - The Tortured(4xFile, MP3, EP) Darkmadness Records 100256 20 Germany 2011
SDamage X01 Hellboy Force Of Nature EP(12", EP, Ltd) Structural Damage Records SDamage X01 UK 2011 Sell This Version

DJ Mixes

SDamage 0009 Hellboy Hellboy Live @ Bangface(File, MP3, Mixed, VBR) Structural Damage Records SDamage 0009 UK 2010

Miscellaneous

CITVMP31 Hellboy Radio Depression(File, MP3) The CITV Mashup Crew CITVMP31 UK 2009
SKFREE013 Hellboy Hard Techno Transmissions(7xFile, MP3, 320) Splatterkore Reck-ords SKFREE013 UK 2010