DJ Darryl Hell [aka DJ Hell] is a veteran composer, sound designer, experimental club dj / turntablist, and video director / producer creating barrage collages of big beats and noise, seaming
together multiple music genres, cultures and generations.
Turntables are breathing, living creatures that take grooves in a record and transforms them into sound. CD and DVD players take a series of symbols and converts them into sound and video. These are the tools of the collage/turntablist/club dj [his genre self-identified as: "Big Beats and Noise"] DJ Hell. Influenced by the entirety of a life of extreme experiential diversity, DJ Hell [aka Darryl Montgomery] is a relentless advocate for preserving eclectic musical art and culture, on and off the dance floor, throughout the eclectic musical genre spectrum.
His work as a sound designer brings the full experience of decades of sound work to bare for educational institutions, theatrical performances, and governmental institutions. In addition, Hell has been training / developing other djs that are pushing the boundaries. His new protege, DJ Zvetschka [NYC] is doing incredible live remixes in the spirit of the legendary remix team, the Latin Rascals. Hell is honored to also be working with Veteran dj Selectress Iriela [MA/NYC] who is an insane mixmaster and DJ Blackwidow [Philly] who creates dj mixes that include Industrial, ebm, noise, goth and new wave.
In the spirit of the earliest days of the hip hop movement, where people took djing as a skill that is developed far beyond just song selection, DJ Hell and DJ Zvetschka execute a live mastermix of the Strafe club hit "Set It Off" and the legendary Ministry song "Over the Shoulder."
Another floor banging funky groove from DJ Darryl Hell. Hell revisits his club dj mixing style on this mix of two of his musical mentors; Kraftwerk and Meat Beat Manifesto.
With the energy of the breakbeat mixing style from the late 1980's early 1990's, DJ Darryl Hell bashes onto the floor with a frenetic remix of CDATAKILL's Yesterdays [Ubergang remix].
Turn it up and hit the floor...time to move.
On October 6, 2016, DJ Darryl Hell lit up the radioCrash! show on Lot Radio, Brooklyn, NY [www.thelotradio.com] This is an excerpt of his 1.7 hour set. It's the first 15 mins, which shows you where things were going.
DJ Hell revisits his techno side to do a doubles set with himself for an experimental remix of "UNTOLD"
[note: The mix features two layered parts of a singular filmed mix. The 2nd half of the mix was flipped and layered over the 1st]
DJ Hell brings his veteran experimental video skills to the forefront with this remix effort. Welcome to his unauthorized video remix series, "The Prophets of Doom."
Here is his 2010 video remix, "Richard Goes To Hell v1," an Aphex Twin "Come to Daddy" remix featuring multiple Aphex Twin tracks.
"In his stomping grounds of NYC, Darryl [Hell] manages to not only push the boundaries of electronic music as a creator and manipulator of his own experimental/industrial sound, but also to make changes for the betterment of the community. He works tirelessly to empower people, to raise their awareness of how decisions made by elected officials directly affect them, to expose hypocrisy wherever it is. He speaks out against brutality and injustice, and raises a loud, strong, clear voice denouncing those who threaten to take away our rights to think, to believe and to express ourselves freely." Punketta Doilie - Shelter/Boston
"DJ Hell is so funky that even his favorite vegetable is fresh beets." David Saka
a motivational / inspirational / guiding quote:
"If it is correct, as I believe it is, that a fundamental element of human nature is the need for creative work or creative inquiry, for free creation without the arbitrary limiting effects of coercive institutions, then of course it will follow that a decent society should maximize the possibilities for this fundamental human characteristic to be realized. Now, a federated, decentralized system of free associations incorporating economic as well as social institutions would be what I refer to as 'anarcho-syndicalism.' And it seems to me that it is the appropriate form of social organization for an advanced technological society, in which human beings do not have to be forced into the position of tools, of cogs in a machine." Noam Chomsky