DJ Hell has been around the music scene for decades. In the 80s, he was one of the first in Germany to play house music, though later, through Gigolo, he put out several classics of this genre. There are many examples of Hell blurring the lines between music and art, a popular aesthetic in Hell’s arsenal and one that was celebrated in two gallery exhibitions. Today, Gigolo in Berlin is to Hell what the Factory in New York was to Warhol. Like Warhol, Hell is the man with the vision, whose enthusiasm and inspiration to this day is fueled by, and rubs off on, the close-knit family of musicians, fashion designers, photographers, film makers, video artists and actors who surround him. When Hell launched his International Deejay Gigolos Empire in 1996, his rebellious creative streak gave the label a punk DIY aesthetic. An open-ended techno imprint with a natural pop sensibility, Gigolo immediately stood out and attracted like-minded artists such as Vitalic, Miss Kittin, Tiga, even the Pet Shop Boys and Jeff Mills! On June the 7th expect nothing less than dark electronic music artistry!