DBX

Daniel Bell

Also known as DB-X, DB.X.

Profile of the performer DBX: Dan Bell is one of the most reknowned of Detroit Techno producers, from his beginnings as a critical member of Richie Hawtin's Plus 8 Records to his recording of the all-time 1994 classic "Losing Control" (as DBX), to the foundation of his own Seventh City and Accelerate labels. Born in Sacramento, he grew up near Detroit and was influenced by the sound of techno on Motor City radio during the 1980s. Bell began DJing, bought recording equipment, and entered the production world with a job at a recording studio while attending Niagara College near Toronto. Though the work was mostly for hip-hop groups, Bell often worked overtime and produced his own tracks.

Moving back to Detroit in 1991, Dan met with Richie Hawtin and soon joined up with his new Plus 8 label producing several of the imprint's famed early singles ("Technarchy," "Cabaret Seven"), recording with Hawtin and John Acquaviva as Cybersonik. His back-to-basics approach to hard minimalistic techno fit in well with Hawtin's aesthetic. After leaving Plus 8 to form his own Accelerate Records in 1992, Bell began recording as DBX. Singles like "Blip," "Flying Saucer," and "Electric Shock" became hot with DJs from Chicago as well as Detroit. In 1994, Peacefrog released two DBX EPs ("Alien," "Losing Control"). Though "Losing Control" became one of the biggest underground smashes of the decade, Bell's move into the distribution game (by rejuvenating Seventh City as a record distributor) took away valuable production time. Even while the venture soon became one of the main worldwide distributors for Detroit techno, it grew so successful that Bell was forced to put his recording career on hold. He was back on wax by 1996, recording for DS and Klang Electronik as well as Accelerate. Unfortunately, Seventh City distribution folded and in 1998 Bell returned his concentration to production with the single "Subterranean/The Wild Life/Beserk." Two years later he followed with a mix CD, The Button Down Mind of Daniel Bell, released on Tresor Records.

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# Release cover Release title Tracks amount Download release in mp3? Official release date Label of release
1 DBX - Losing Control Losing Control 4 mp3, CD 1994-05-00 Peacefrog Records
2 DBX - Losing Control Losing Control 4 mp3, CD Accelerate
3 DBX - Alien EP Alien EP 4 mp3, CD 1993-00-00 Peacefrog Records
4 Bleep 6 mp3, CD 1993-00-00 Accelerate
5 Ghetto Trax 4 mp3, CD 2000-00-00
6 DBX - Untitled Untitled 5 mp3, CD 1992-00-00 Probe Records
7 DBX - Losing Control (Remixes) Losing Control (Remixes) 3 mp3, CD 1994-00-00 Peacefrog Records
8 DBX - Planet Earth / Trance Missions Planet Earth / Trance Missions 2 mp3, CD 1992-04-11 7th City
9 DBX - Rare And Unreleased Rare And Unreleased 8 mp3, CD 2000-00-00 Accelerate
10 DBX - High Voltage High Voltage 6 mp3, CD 1994-00-00 Accelerate
11 DBX - Planet Earth / Trance Missions Planet Earth / Trance Missions 2 mp3, CD 1992-04-11 7th City
12 DBX - Planet Earth / Trance Missions Planet Earth / Trance Missions 2 mp3, CD 1992-04-11 7th City
13 Losing Control 4 mp3, CD 2008-03-01 Accelerate
14 DBX - Blip, Blurp, Bleep EP Blip, Blurp, Bleep EP 3 mp3, CD 2003 Logistic Records
15 Bleep 6 mp3, CD Accelerate
16 DBX - Ghetto Trax Ghetto Trax 4 mp3, CD 1996-00-00
17 DBX - Losing Control Losing Control 4 mp3, CD 1994-00-00 Accelerate
18 Ghetto Trax 4 mp3, CD 1993-00-00 Accelerate
19 DBX - Planet Earth / Trance Missions Planet Earth / Trance Missions 2 mp3, CD 1992-04-11 7th City
20 DBX - Losing Control Remixes Losing Control Remixes 3 mp3, CD 2010-08-09 Peacefrog Records
21 DBX - Losing Control Remixes Losing Control Remixes 3 mp3, CD 2011-05-21 Peacefrog Records
22 Losing Control 4 mp3, CD 2011-05-21 Peacefrog Records
23 DBX - Alien EP Alien EP 4 mp3, CD 2011-12-05 Peacefrog Records
24 DBX - Losing Control Losing Control 4 mp3, CD Accelerate
25 DBX - Bleep Bleep 4 mp3, CD Accelerate
26 DBX - Bleep Bleep 6 mp3, CD 1993-00-00 Accelerate
27 DBX - Annexia Annexia 5 mp3, CD Probe Records
28 DBX - Alien EP Alien EP 4 mp3, CD 2011 Peacefrog Records
29 Losing Control Remixes 3 mp3, CD 1994 Peacefrog Records
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