International DeeJay Gigolo Records

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International DeeJay Gigolo Records
Founded1996; 28 years ago (1996)
Munich, Germany
FounderDJ Hell, DJ Upstart

International DeeJay Gigolo Records is a German electronic music record label run by techno artist DJ Hell (real name Helmut Geier). The label was founded in Munich in 1996 by DJ Hell and DJ Upstart as an affiliate of label Disko B.[1][2][3] It is Germany's most successful electronic music record label, specialising in electro, house and techno with 80's pop and disco influences. "Gigolo" has released records by Dave Clarke, Jeff Mills, DJ Hell, Miss Kittin, The Hacker, The Penelopes, The Advent, Dopplereffekt, Fischerspooner, Tiga, Princess Superstar and Vitalic.[4] In particular, the label is widely credited as being the germ cell of the electroclash music genre in the late 1990s.[5][6][7]

Gigolo's most successful release came in 2001, with Vitalic's Poney EP (which included techno favourite "La Rock 01" on the B-side). This EP was remastered and re-issued in 2006. The label also releases showcase compilations, sometimes called "We Are Gigolo", of which there are now twelve volumes. After several successful years in Munich, Hell temporarily moved the label's office to Berlin in the mid-2000s.


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  1. ^ Hecktor, Mirko; von Uslar, Moritz; Smith, Patti; Neumeister, Andreas (1 November 2008). Mjunik Disco – from 1949 to now (in German). p. 227. ISBN 978-3936738476.
  2. ^ Ertl, Christian (2010). Macht's den Krach leiser! Popkultur in München von 1945 bis heute [Turn down the noise! Pop culture in Munich from 1945 to today] (in German). Allitera Verlag. ISBN 978-3-86906-100-9.
  3. ^ Dicke, Tassilo (27 October 2015). "20 Techno-Institutionen, die uns seit den 90er Jahren begleiten" [20 techno-institutions that have accompanied us since the 90s]. Faze Magazin. Retrieved 10 November 2019.
  4. ^ "International Deejay Gigolo Records". Discogs. Zinc Media, Inc. Retrieved 28 August 2016.
  5. ^ Lippitz, Ulf (18 November 2003). "DJ Hell: Vokuhila, Koks und Schampus" [DJ Hell: Mullet, coke and champers]. Spiegel Online (in German). Retrieved 11 November 2019.
  6. ^ Muggs, Joe (7 March 2014). "Save the Planet, Kill Yourself: remembering Electroclash". FACT Magazine. Retrieved 11 November 2019.
  7. ^ Baines, Josh (10 February 2016). "A Bullshitter's Guide to Electroclash". VICE. Retrieved 11 November 2019.

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