Deathchant

Deathchant

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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
ADGBOX13 Tieum Untitled(CD, Album, Mixed + 2xCD, Mixed + Box, Comp) Audiogenic ADGBOX13 France Unknown Sell This Version
AFGHAN 01 Hellfish / Diplomat Hellfish / Diplomat - Afghan Headspin Beatz (Underground Is Where They Wanna Go)(12") Deathchant AFGHAN 01 UK 2002 Sell This Version
CHANT CD1 Hellfish & Producer No Mistakes Allowed(2xCD, Comp, RE, P/Mixed) Deathchant CHANT CD1 UK 2000 Sell This Version
CHANT CD02 Hellfish Cut Like A Guillotine(CD, Mixed) Deathchant CHANT CD02 Netherlands 2013 Sell This Version
CHANT LP 001 Various The Rehydration Of Violence (Comp) CHANT LP 001 UK 1998 Sell This Version
CHANT LP02 Various Distortion Kingz(2xLP) Deathchant CHANT LP02 UK 1999 Sell This Version
chant LP03 Various Drug Skill (Album) chant LP03 UK 2003 Sell This Version
CHANT LP 004 Micron Globalisation(2xLP) Deathchant CHANT LP 004 UK 2004 Sell This Version
CHANT LP 005 Stormtrooper Music For The Empire CHANT LP 005 UK 2005 Sell This Version
CHANT LP 006 Liquid Blasted Kremlincore CHANT LP 006 UK 2006 Sell This Version
CHANT LP 008 Hellfish Now That's What I Call Hellfish Vol. 2 CHANT LP 008 UK 2008 Sell This Version
CHANT LP 009 Hellfish Now That's What I Call Hellfish Vol. 3(3x12") Deathchant CHANT LP 009 UK 2012 Sell This Version
CHANT LP 010 Hellfish Now Thats What I Call Hellfish Vol. 4 CHANT LP 010 UK 2014 Sell This Version
CHANT LP 10 Hellfish Bonus Beatz(2xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Deathchant, Deathchant CHANT LP 10 UK 2014
CJD 01 Hellfish C.J.D Ratborg Viper Breakz(12") Deathchant CJD 01 UK 2002 Sell This Version
DC 26 The DJ Producer Deep, Charismatic And Edgy DC 26 UK 2000 Sell This Version
DC 32 The DJ Producer The True Creators(12") Deathchant DC 32 UK 2001 Sell This Version
DC 42 The DJ Producer The True Creators Pt2 (EP) DC 42 UK 2002 Sell This Version
DC A.E.W 01 Various Deathchant Anti Ebay Weapon 1 DC A.E.W 01 UK 2005 Sell This Version
DC A.E.W 02 Various Deathchant Anti Ebay Weapon 2(2x12") Deathchant DC A.E.W 02 UK 2006 Sell This Version
DC A.E.W 03 Various Deathchant Anti Ebay Weapon 3 DC A.E.W 03 UK 2007 Sell This Version
Dchant 1001 Various Untitled(Box + Ltd + 10" + CD, Comp + CD, Mixed, Comp) Deathchant, Deathchant, Deathchant Dchant 1001 UK 2000 Sell This Version
DC LP 07 Hellfish Now That's What I Call Hellfish! 01(3x12") Deathchant DC LP 07 UK 2006 Sell This Version
Deathchant -1 Micron Consternation EP (EP) Deathchant -1 UK 2004 Sell This Version
Deathchant 01 Technological Terror Crew Where Angels Fear To Tread Deathchant 01 UK 1994 Sell This Version
Deathchant 02 Technological Terror Crew The Ripper(12") Deathchant Deathchant 02 UK 1996 Sell This Version
Deathchant -2 Hellfish & Bryan Fury Hellfish & Bryan Fury - Dog Porn / Gripper Vs Jumbo Fingers(12") Deathchant Deathchant -2 UK 2004 Sell This Version
Deathchant -3 Liquid Blasted Back In USSR Deathchant -3 UK 2004 Sell This Version
Deathchant 03 Technological Terror Crew Technological Terror Deathchant 03 UK 1996 Sell This Version
Deathchant 04 Diplomat Cool And Deadly Deathchant 04 UK 1996 Sell This Version
Deathchant -4 Messiah Corps Wrong Side Of The Grave(12") Deathchant Deathchant -4 UK 2005 Sell This Version
Deathchant 05 Technological Terror Crew Where Angels Fear To Tread - The DJ Hellfish Remixes Deathchant 05 UK 1996 Sell This Version
Deathchant -5 Hellfish & Bryan Fury Hellfish & Bryan Fury - Fucknine(12") Deathchant Deathchant -5 UK 2005 Sell This Version
Deathchant -6 Hellfish Armadrillo Mk.2 / Rampage@218 Deathchant -6 UK 2005 Sell This Version
DEATHCHANT 06 Wargroover Out Of Control E.P.(12", EP) Deathchant DEATHCHANT 06 UK 1996 Sell This Version
DEATHCHANT 07 Hellfish Driven By Rage E.P. (EP) DEATHCHANT 07 UK 1997 Sell This Version
Deathchant -7 Moleculez Drumbleed(12") Deathchant Deathchant -7 UK 2005 Sell This Version
DEATHCHANT 08 The DJ Producer The Old Skool Retaliation E.P.(12", EP) Deathchant DEATHCHANT 08 UK 1997 Sell This Version
Deathchant -8 El_Fin Drill Bits(12") Deathchant Deathchant -8 UK 2006 Sell This Version
DEATHCHANT 09 Diplomat Mind Winder EP(12", EP) Deathchant DEATHCHANT 09 UK 1997 Sell This Version
Deathchant -9 Bryan Fury Negative Drop(12") Deathchant Deathchant -9 UK 2006 Sell This Version
DEATHCHANT 09 Diplomat Mindwinder EP (12", W/Lbl) Deathchant DEATHCHANT 09 UK 1997 Sell This Version
DEATHCHANT 10 Hellfish Destined For Destruction DEATHCHANT 10 UK 1997 Sell This Version
Deathchant -10 Liquid Blasted Killer's Rave / Break The News(12") Deathchant Deathchant -10 UK 2006 Sell This Version
DEATHCHANT 11 The DJ Producer The Only I Can Do It EP (Or Pump Up More Volume In 1997!!)(12", EP) Deathchant DEATHCHANT 11 UK 1997 Sell This Version
DEATHCHANT 12 Hellfish & The DJ Producer Hellfish & The DJ Producer - Round 1(12") Deathchant DEATHCHANT 12 UK 1998 Sell This Version
DEATHCHANT 13 The Death Syndicate* No Sound FX DEATHCHANT 13 UK 1998 Sell This Version
DEATHCHANT 14 Hellfish vs. Producer* Round II DEATHCHANT 14 UK 1998 Sell This Version
DEATHCHANT 15 Dolphin And DJ Tox* Weak Motherf*ckers(12") Deathchant DEATHCHANT 15 UK 1998 Sell This Version
DEATHCHANT 16 Hellfish And Producer* No More Rock N Roll DEATHCHANT 16 UK 1998 Sell This Version
DEATHCHANT 17 DJ Hellfish* Hardcore Body Harvest DEATHCHANT 17 UK 1998 Sell This Version
DEATHCHANT 18 The DJ Producer The Amazing Adventures Of The DJ Producer On The Wheels Of Steel!!! E.P. (EP) DEATHCHANT 18 UK 1998 Sell This Version
DEATHCHANT 19 Hellfish Serious-Evil-Shit-Mission-3 DEATHCHANT 19 UK 1999 Sell This Version
DEATHCHANT 20 Producer & Hellfish* 21st Century Core / R2 DEATHCHANT 20 UK 1999 Sell This Version
DEATHCHANT 21 Micropoint My Computer DEATHCHANT 21 UK 1999 Sell This Version
DEATHCHANT 22 The DJ Producer The Teknologikal Revolutionary DEATHCHANT 22 UK 2000 Sell This Version
DEATHCHANT 23 Technological Terror Crew The Uridium Project DEATHCHANT 23 UK 1999 Sell This Version
DEATHCHANT 24 Hellfish Turntable Savage DEATHCHANT 24 UK 1999 Sell This Version
DEATHCHANT 25 Hellfish, Producer* & Skeeta Hellfish, Producer* & Skeeta - Spitting Blood DEATHCHANT 25 UK 2000 Sell This Version
DEATHCHANT 27 Hellfish " Skeeta Hellfish " Skeeta - The R.I.P EP (EP) DEATHCHANT 27 UK 2000 Sell This Version
DEATHCHANT 28 DJ Hellfish* Man Vs Machine DEATHCHANT 28 UK 2000 Sell This Version
Deathchant 29 Diplomat vs. Trouble Diplomat vs. Trouble - Iniquitous Genoside Deathchant 29 UK 2000 Sell This Version
Deathchant 30 Rude Ass Tinker Imperial Break / Silk Ties Deathchant 30 UK 2001 Sell This Version
Deathchant 31 Hardcoholics The Over Fiend(12") Deathchant Deathchant 31 UK 2001 Sell This Version
Deathchant 33 DJ Hellfish* Speed Drinking Deathchant 33 UK 2001 Sell This Version
DEATHCHANT 34 Hellfish Bring On The Hurricane Pain(12") Deathchant DEATHCHANT 34 UK 2001 Sell This Version
Deathchant 35 Hardcoholics Oblivious(12") Deathchant Deathchant 35 UK 2001 Sell This Version
DEATHCHANT 36 DJ Hellfish* No. 1 Set & Sound(12") Deathchant DEATHCHANT 36 UK 2002 Sell This Version
Deathchant 37 Sammy Smash The State Deathchant 37 UK 2002 Sell This Version
Deathchant 38 Hellfish & Producer Non Standard Procedure(12") Deathchant Deathchant 38 UK 2002 Sell This Version
Deathchant 39 Hellfish Toilet Wars(12") Deathchant Deathchant 39 UK 2002 Sell This Version
DEATHCHANT 40 Skeeta Andranim E.P (EP) DEATHCHANT 40 UK 2002 Sell This Version
Deathchant 41 Hellfish Professional Psycho(12") Deathchant Deathchant 41 UK 2002 Sell This Version
Deathchant 43 Hellfish vs Producer* Hellfish vs Producer* - Round III(12") Deathchant Deathchant 43 UK 2003 Sell This Version
Deathchant 44 Radium and Hellfish Radium and Hellfish - Detox / Motordog Bytes Back(12") Deathchant Deathchant 44 UK 2003 Sell This Version
Deathchant 45 Death Syndicate Cytotoxic / Adrenosceptor(12") Deathchant Deathchant 45 UK 2003 Sell This Version
Deathchant 46 Skeeta vs Hellfish Skeeta vs Hellfish - Glass Eye Firearm(12") Deathchant Deathchant 46 UK 2003 Sell This Version
Deathchant 47 Bryan Fury Bloud In Blood Out (Remix) / Death Be Not Proud(12") Deathchant Deathchant 47 UK 2003 Sell This Version
Deathchant 48 Hellfish Wolfman / Mean Gene(12") Deathchant Deathchant 48 UK 2003 Sell This Version
Deathchant 49 Dolphin (6) vs The Teknoist Dolphin (6) vs The Teknoist - The Glitch War Part 1(12") Deathchant Deathchant 49 UK 2003 Sell This Version
Deathchant 50 Hellfish Rip The Cut Deathchant 50 UK 2006 Sell This Version
Deathchant 51 I:Gor Funk Off Deathchant 51 UK 2007 Sell This Version
Deathchant 52 Deathmachine Bass Disintegrate / Psychotoxic Stompbox²(12") Deathchant Deathchant 52 UK 2007 Sell This Version
Deathchant 53 Autopsy (3) & Tugie* Autopsy (3) & Tugie* - First Blood E.P(12", EP) Deathchant Deathchant 53 UK 2007 Sell This Version
Deathchant 54 Hardcoholics Alien Shit EP (EP) Deathchant 54 UK 2007 Sell This Version
Deathchant 55 Ladyscraper The Thunderbox EP (EP) Deathchant 55 UK 2008 Sell This Version
Deathchant 56 The Teknoist Poissoned 2003(12") Deathchant Deathchant 56 UK 2008 Sell This Version
Deathchant 57 Detest Love Song(12") Deathchant Deathchant 57 UK 2009 Sell This Version
Deathchant 58 DJ Hellfish* Back To The Old Hip Hop Shit EP(12") Deathchant, Deathchant Deathchant 58 Netherlands 2009 Sell This Version
DEATHCHANT 59 DJ Skeeta* Skeeta Is Dead(12") Deathchant DEATHCHANT 59 UK 2011 Sell This Version
Deathchant 60 Hellfish Vs The Speed Freak Hellfish Vs The Speed Freak - Daft Cant - The Remixes(12") Deathchant Deathchant 60 UK 2011 Sell This Version
Deathchant 61 Hellfish vs Promo Hellfish vs Promo - Remixes(12") Deathchant Deathchant 61 UK 2011 Sell This Version
Deathchant 62 Hellfish West Coast Boogie(12") Deathchant Deathchant 62 UK 2012 Sell This Version
DEATHCHANT 63 Hellfish & Producer Theme From Fuck Daddy - The Remixes(12") Deathchant DEATHCHANT 63 UK 2012 Sell This Version
DEATHCHANT 64 Dolphin (6) Those Were The Days DEATHCHANT 64 UK 2012 Sell This Version
DEATHCHANT 65 Tugie* Speaker Rocker DEATHCHANT 65 UK 2013 Sell This Version
DEATHCHANT 66 Hellfish Fully Weaponized Hellfish Battle Beats Vol 1 DEATHCHANT 66 UK 2013 Sell This Version
DEATHCHANT 67 Hellfish Fully Weaponized Hellfish Battle Beats Vol 2 DEATHCHANT 67 UK 2013 Sell This Version
DEATHCHANT 68 Djipe Untitled (EP) DEATHCHANT 68 UK 2014 Sell This Version
DEATHCHANT 69 Tugie* Back To The Old School EP (EP) DEATHCHANT 69 UK 2014 Sell This Version

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Grindmonster

Grindmonster

June 20, 2011
"Somewhere in the middle of all this Deathcchant caught the attention of sections of the notoriously snobby UK dance music press, chiefly Thomas H. Green of DJ Magazine. Not only did Green review Deathchant releases in his column, he actually did a whole article on the label featuring the work in progress of what later became the kung-fu massacre ‘Way of the Homeboy Pt 2"

I remember reading the article. Talk of the gated sirens etc.
At the time, I thought Hellfish and Producer had picked out the karate kicks and chops themselves, so was surprised to hear a the start of a Dj Hype track start the same way, so I'm guessing they're old hip-hop samples?
http://www.discogs.com/DJ-Hype-Presents-Ganja-Kru-Super-Sharp-Shooter-EP/release/1480782
mallam

mallam

November 11, 2010
edited over 2 years ago
the label that taught me the true underground sounds in the late 90's after hearing producer/hellfish/dolphin etc in the technodrome and at various other dark places within the UK...with tunes like no more rock & roll and only i can do it...fucked up split into pieces sounds of this label entice the true underground massive into it's web...wicked overview by jayfive says it all really
Jayfive

Jayfive

July 14, 2010
It’s an evening sometime in April 2005 and Zane Lowe is on Radio 1. Something halfway through his playlist that night amongst all the insipid (and mostly American) indie-rock stands out a mile and Zane is pretty excited about it. What starts off as sounding like its going to be a hip-hop tune for the first 30 seconds of so suddenly thunders off into 180+bpm chaos underpinned with 1986 vintage Ice-T rhyming. Its ‘U Don’t Quit’ by Hellfish from ‘Round III’ (Deathchant 43) and god only knows what the Radio 1 audience makes of it. Thing is, though this tune is treated as some kind of novelty, its not the first time Deathchant has graced the Radio 1 airwaves and it wouldn’t be the last.

Anyone who has had even the slightest interest in the harder end of techno has bought or enjoyed a Deathchant release. It’s a label whose output can elicit praise as Mike Paradinas and Manu Le Malin, get airplay on Radio 1 from everyone from the late John Peel to latter-day hard dance messiah Kutski and fit in on the dancefloor of the post-modern goonfest that is Bangface as it would in the back room at HTID or a dark grimy squat party.

Deathchant, under the control of Julian Cobb aka Hellfish emerged initially as a continuation of his breakbeat hardcore releases on Dance Bass. The later releases on its sub-label Bogwoppa (which was still operational alongside Deathchant as late as 1996) straddled the divide between happy hardcore and harder Dutch gabber but it was in the grooves surrounding the grinning demonic face of the Deathchant logo where the real innovation was happening.

Right from the first few releases it was clear that the label had its own sound, noticeable by their absence were many of the already clichéd elements being turned out by Dutch gabber labels at the time and in were swathes of distortion, classic hip hop samples a-plenty and tracks that bent and twisted in all sorts of unnatural directions.

Unlike many UK hardcore techno labels, Deathchant lived to see the start of the new millennium and finished off the 90s ploughing a deeper, darker furrow while a lot of gabber was still recovering from the end of a DJ Paul-led foray into what was basically hi-speed euro-pop. The label from the very beginning had its own very distinctive sound and wasn’t afraid to take chances, for example ‘Serious Evil Shit Mission 3’ has a sprawling intro of crushing hip hop breaks, filters and distortion that teases away for over 4 minutes before that sample from the video game ‘Tekken’ sets the track off like an explosion in a petrol station.

But mostly the Deathchant sound in the first few years of its existence was old skool rap samples coupled with diamond-hard beats. Witness DJ Producer taking a sample as familiar as Rakim’s ‘Pump Up The Volume’ lyrics, spread them over a pitch-shifting kick in ‘Only I Can Do It’ and sending it off in all sort of crazy directions. It’s no surprise then, that with so many tracks featuring such infectious hooks, to hear DJ at smaller events or DJ competitions play entire sets of Deathchant tracks and probably still isn’t to this day.

Up until release 20 the label had featured all-UK artists such as Diplomat, Dolphin and Producer alongside Hellfish himself but release 21 featured French duo Micropoint (DJ Radium and Al Core) who had made a big impression on the underground as far back as 1995. The Micropoint two tracker was more industrial-sounding than previous Deathchant fare with “Static Anger” in particular sounding like a fist-fight in a steelworks. It also brought to the UK audience’s attention that sound that would be later designated ‘Frenchcore’ with that familiar off-beat bass buzz. It seemed after this point the label explored more and more complex arrangements and a darker, head-down sound such as ‘The Uridium Project’ on Deathchant 23 and Hellfish’s tearing of early classic track ‘The Ripper’ to almost unrecognizable shreds on release 27 - The R.I.P EP.

However, the old skool rap samples weren’t completely left out. Producer releases like ‘Deep, Charismatic & Edgy’ with sections lifted from the likes of Public Enemy for instance. Somewhere in these release is the beginning of the intricate style of production that would make his own Rebelscum label so celebrated.

Later on things went from sampling hip-hop to more or less full-scale remixes as Hellfish went deep undercover as the ‘Itchy Trigger Finger Niggers’ to release the 2 ‘Stroid’ sneaky white labels which featured vocals from Run DMC – Run’s House and Eminem – Drug Ballad. These tracks, along with 4 DJ/scratch tool breaks albums made it clear that the label wore its influences very clearly on its sleeve.

Somewhere in the middle of all this Deathcchant caught the attention of sections of the notoriously snobby UK dance music press, chiefly Thomas H. Green of DJ Magazine. Not only did Green review Deathchant releases in his column, he actually did a whole article on the label featuring the work in progress of what later became the kung-fu massacre ‘Way of the Homeboy Pt 2’. This is something of a coup in a magazine which was at at the time more interested in which footballers and pop stars were taking up DJs and the antics of self-styled ‘celebrity’ promoters.

Likewise the label caught the ear of IDM golden boy and owner of Planet Mu Mike Paradinas who, despite making student-friendly noodly ‘intelligent’ techno as far back as 1994, knew a banging tune when he heard one. And so not only have both Hellfish and Producer appeared on compilations and stand-alone releases on Planet Mu, Paradinas himself turned in a sterling performance on Deathchant 30 as Rude Ass Tinker. Thus the complexities and raw energy of Deathchant was exposed to a whole new audience who otherwise may well have dismissed it out of hand (usually before even listening to it) as ‘that gabber shit’.

As the 2000s moved on, the Deathchant name and its artists became more and more in demand throughout Europe. For some years the monopoly at the large events on the other side of the Channel were held by native artists and occasionally others from mainland Europe. But increasingly due to exposure to the music via parties and the internet, Hellfish and Producer were booked regularly for DJs set and live sets. Nowadays their Ableton-driven sets are a staple of ‘Industrial’ or ‘Terror’ rooms at uber-raves up and down the continent.

Deathchant has also been a label happy to nurture new UK talent from artists who in their turn were influenced down the years by the original Deathchant sound such as Teknoist, El_Fin and Autopsy & Tugie. The label took the brave move of giving an artist like Micron (who had only had a handful of releases) the space to experiment with the double-pack album ‘Globalisation’ whereupon he proceeded to out-Hellfish the man himself with tracks sliced and diced to microscopic levels

It was around the time of ‘Globalisation’s release that Deathchant’s longtime distributor folded. Luckily Simon Underground almost instantaneously stepped into the breach and seamlessly brought Deathchant under the wing of Underground Music, so much so that most fans of the label didn’t even notice the switch.

As part of the UM stable, Hellfish realized it was a good time to look back as well as look forward and the cannily-titled ‘Anti-eBay Weapon’ series was released to save the masses from paying upwards of 20GBP for any of the early Deathchant releases. Featuring an even spread of tracks from the first 20 or so records, the AEW’s flew out of the shops and at time of writing fetch amounts on the second-hand market comparable to some of the originals.

After 50+ singles, 10+ albums, several compilations, a stamped metal cake tin filled with goodies, airplay all over Radio 1 and tracks licensed across Europe, the USA and beyond. The label recently moved its marketing and distribution to Audio Sickness, a international collaboration of like-minded artists and label-owners under the auspices of Bryan Fury and Hellfish (now based in France). So after 15 years or so it finally comes to pass that the label most synonymous with UK hardcore techno no longer operates out of the UK. But still, Britain’s loss is Europe’s gain.

With Hellfish playing live and releasing more music than ever on Deathchant and other label concerns such as Born Ultraviolent alongside appearances on other people’s labels such as Third Movement and Absurd Audio, it seems that both the beats and that much-photoshopped face with the fanged grin will be around for some time to come.
DJTCO

DJTCO

May 26, 2004
Top UK label run by DJ Hellfish. If you know Hellfish then you know his style stands for quality music. Which is also the standard for Deathchant. Lots of top producers have made releases on this label. The style of this label ranges from hardcore with lots of hip-hop influences to the dark and pounding UK Hardcore. Must have for people into the UK Hardcore sound !