DJ Hell teams up with Bryan Ferry on “U Can Dance” Featuring remixes from Carl Craig, Tim Goldsworthy and Simian Mobile Disco


Hell featuring Bryan Ferry

‘U Can Dance’

January 2010

International Deejay Gigolo Records

***Watch the teaser video***

HELL FEATURING BRYAN FERRY ‘U CAN DANCE’ – COMING JAN. 2010 from Gigolo Records on Vimeo.

It was only a matter of time. Two genre-defining artists together…pop music and dance music’s most famous arbiters of taste, collaborating at last. DJ Hell’s “U Can Dance” is an interpretation of an unreleased Bryan Ferry song, but it’s one that reflects a perfect melding of two distinct personalities, a record that sounds as if the voice and music were made for each other.

Hell, of course, has been riding high on the success of Teufelswerk, his masterpiece of a double album, a journey replete with fruitful experiments and club bombs. One that has yielded both massive hits and not a tiny bit of controversy along the way. Ferry, meanwhile, has been as busy as ever—recording a new album, performing in places as far afield as Siberia, opening up the Cannes Film Festival…basically just being Bryan Ferry.

And now here they are together…It all started in 2006 when Hell dropped in to meet Ferry at his West London studio. At first they discussed Hell remixing an old Roxy Music track, and then it turned into something else – something new (U Can Dance).

They had similar impressions of one another—Hell: “I was impressed by his aura and his look,” Ferry: “He impressed us with his sophistication and charm.” Fast forward a few years later, and Hell is hard at work on Teufelswerk and putting the finishing touches on the aforementioned song titled “U Can Dance,” a serpentine Moroder-esque disco burner. With the help of old friend Peter Kruder, of Kruder and Dorfmeister fame, Hell fashioned the song into a smoldering nine-minute highlight of the double disc set, in which Ferry turns in a typically assured vocal performance.

Ferry may seem like an unexpected fan of dance, but he’s been going to clubs since he was a teenager, and in his lengthy career he’s worked with legends such as Nile Rodgers of Chic and David Williams from Michael Jackson’s band. “It’s always a pleasure to work with people from that genre, who follow a singular groove.”

The single follows in the wake of Hell’s “The DJ feat. P. Diddy” which has won over floors and critics alike with its nearly 30-minute Radio Slave remix and fine work from the likes of Deetron, Jay Haze and others. On “U Can Dance” Hell and Ferry have similarly pulled out all the stops for the remixes, gathering up work from the Grammy-nominated producer Carl Craig, DFA mainstay Tim Goldsworthy and pop electro superstars Simian Mobile Disco.

There’s also a video – directed by the suitably subversive Jo Apps. It features five beautiful sirens, styled by Nova Dando of Lady Gaga fame. In the fashion of both Roxy Music and the men behind “U Can Dance,” the video captures the song’s decadence perfectly…



1. U Can Dance (Radio Edit)

2. U Can Dance (Carl Craig Remix V.1)

3. U Can Dance (Carl Craig Remix V.2)

4. U Can Dance (Tim Goldsworthy Remix)

5. U Can Dance (Simian Mobile Disco remix)

6. U Can Dance (‘Teufelswerk’ album version)

7. U Can Dance (Video)


Nov 6 2009 – Womb Tokyo

Nov 7 2009 – Mole Sapporo, Hokkaido

Nov 13 2009 – Boogee Basement Graz, Kärnten

Nov 20 2009 – Lux Lisboa

Nov 26 2009 Patrick Mohr x Hell, Munich

Nov 27 2009 – Bergwerk Altenmarkt

Nov 28 2009 – Fabric London and South East

Dec 3 2009 – Vienna International Human Rights Film Festival Wien

Dec 4 2009 – Alte Borse Zurich

Dec 7 2009 – Spacio Atlantico Roma

Dec 10 2009 Patrick Mohr x Hell, Berlin

Dec 11 2009 – Rex Paris

Dec 12 2009 – Watergate with M.A.N.D.Y Berlin

Dec 17 2009 -Wendy& Jim after party-Flex Wien

Dec 18 2009 – Velvet Leipzig

Dec 19 2009 – Park Motel Dresden

Dec 26 2009 – Playground @ Kornhaus, Bern

***For more information about this project please contact***

Justin Kleinfeld

rephlektor inkorporated

(646) 383-8827

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