DJ Hell bestrides modern techno like a colossus: he's more than just a producer or a DJ, he's an icon, too big and individual a personality to be accommodated by any one micro-scene. Hell doesn't just represent a type of music, he represents a whole lifestyle, aesthetic and worldview and Body Language Vol. 9 is perhaps the closest any compilation has yet come to capturing that totality. Hells entry in Get Physical's ongoing Body Language mix series arrives in a period of considerable artistic achievement. Last year saw the release of Teufelswerk [Devil's Work], a wildly ambitious double-album that found Hell collaborating with artists as diverse as Bryan Ferry and Peter Kruder, earning much deserved acclaim. He brings a similar ambition and breadth of vision to Body Language Vol. 9, culling tracks from different eras and scenes and focussing them into a veritable laser-beam of pure passion and flair.