The Night Slugs affiliate flips techno, grime and bugged-out club cuts, flexing his skills behind the decks.
Enigmatic Atlanta producer and DJ Helix’s sound could be described as a hyperactive crossover of techno and grime. His 2010 production debut “Pavement,” on the Belgian label Other Heights, paved the way for a string of outlandishly experimental house slammers. After tracks like “Stacks Riddim” and “Drum Track” pulverized soundsystems across Europe, it left many listeners thinking that Helix grew up in Tower Hamlets, or was a regular attendee at Berghain — growing up in the Internet age, however, means that producers physically outside of scenes can absorb them easily. Night Slugs picked up on Helix’s non-specific location and the spacelessness of his music, and now his stripped-back, maximal-percussion tracks inhabit a world of their own. In his Choice Mix, DJ Helix squeezes in an abundance of freaky club bangers and shows off his skills.