Human Distortion

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Human Distortion
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Genre Punk Jazz, electronic
Label Digital Hardcore Recordings (DHR)
Producer Kevin Martin
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Human Distortion

Human Distortion is an EP / MCD by 16-17, released in 1998 through Digital Hardcore Recordings (DHR).

Digital Hardcore Recordings record label

Digital Hardcore Recordings (DHR) is a record label set up in 1994 by Alec Empire, Joel Amaretto and Pete Lawton. Most of the music is recorded in Berlin, though the label is based in London where the records are mastered and manufactured. The funds for setting up the label came from the payment which Atari Teenage Riot received for their aborted record deal with the major UK record label Phonogram Records.


Track listing

All music composed by Alex Buess and Kevin Martin.



Alex Buess experimental musician and composer

Alex Buess is a Swiss composer, saxophone player, producer and sound artist born in 1954 in Basel (CH).

Saxophone type of musical instrument of the woodwind family

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Kevin Martin (British musician) English dubstep musician

Kevin Martin is a musician, record producer and journalist, often known under his recording alias The Bug from England, UK. Martin moved from Weymouth to London around 1990 and is now currently based in Berlin, Germany. He has been active for over two decades, in the genres of dub, jazzcore, industrial hip hop, dancehall, and dubstep.


AllMusic staff writer William York writes: "the Human Distortion EP, which appeared in 1998 on Alec Empire's Digital Hardcore label sounded like the work of a completely different band..." [1] From the DHR production notes: [2] "Noisy industrial tech-step before everyone else tried to copy the style. Outstanding release on DHR!"

AllMusic Online music database

AllMusic is an online music database. It catalogs more than 3 million album entries and 30 million tracks, as well as information on musical artists and bands. It launched in 1991, predating the World Wide Web.

Production and additional personnel

Release history

Europe 1998 Digital Hardcore Recordings (DHR) EP DHR 19
Europe 1998Digital Hardcore Recordings (DHR) CD DHR MCD 19

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  1. "16-17 - Biography & History - AllMusic".
  2. "16-17 - Human Distortion".