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DJ Hellfire

DJ Hellfire comes straight out of Trenton, NJ with an ear tuned as a child by Luther Vandross, Barry
White, and Whitney Houston. He has been a lover of music and soul. At age 7 you could find him “beat-
boxing” and drumming on table tops, mimicking the sounds he heard in the songs. He received his
first Hip-hop album on Christmas, which was Ice Cube’s “Lethal Injection” album. From that point he
was hooked. A couple of short years later he started rapping at the age of 13. You could hear his Wu
influence through his intricate word play and punch lines filled with rhyme and flow.

He wrote songs and recorded them on his own using an Awai Hi-Fi stereo with built-in Karaoke. Since
he had no beat making equipment, he would loop up open instrumental sections from other Hip-hop
albums that he owned using a cut/copy/paste technique on a Sony Mini Disc recorder with a 3×1 screen.
There was nothing that could keep him from making music.

DJ Hellfire then upgraded his equipment to the Akai’s MPC 2000XL in 2001. He has been heavily influenced by
groups like Wu-Tang, Mobb Deep, Def Squad, and several other “Golden Era” pioneers, Hellfire’s beats
have a mixture of gritty hardcore melodies and drum patterns to smooth, and heartfelt soulful sounds.

In 2008 DJ Hellfire took action on his natural born ability for quality recording and mixing and decided to invest in his own recording studio. His success and love for music brought him to his album “The Activator” which was the first project he fully recorded, mixed and mastered. After Activator he upgraded his studio by adding another $10,000+ into it. He then released in 2011 “Live & Learn.” DJ Hellfire’s catalog of over 70 songs is sure to have something that anyone and everyone can relate to. You will appreciate his ear for music and feel the soul that he pours into it.

Gear

Akai MPC 2000XL, Akai MPC 2500, NI Maschine, M-Audio Axiom Pro 61, JV 1010, Mackie 1202VLZ Pro, KRK Rokit8′s, 003 Rack, Pro Tools 10, Emagic Unitor8, Presonus Eureka, AKG C214, Monster Power Pro 2500

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