Xingu Hill

Breakcore, Musical Artist

1973 –


Who is Xingu Hill?

John Sellekaers is a Canadian-born musician and audio mastering engineer. Born in 1973 in Montreal he later moved to Brussels. John has released over 40 records under various aliases on famous labels such as Ant-Zen, Hymen Records, Nova Zembla and Disques Hushush. His style range from experimental music to electronica.

Around 1988, under the influence of electronic music pioneers such as Cabaret Voltaire and Tangerine Dream, he began experimenting with synthesizers. Later, in the early Nineties, he started a magazine devoted to underground culture entitled "Noyade mécanique". Other contributors for this magazine included Belgian artists such as Olivier Moreau and Seal Phüric.

In 1994, the Belgian underground techno, ambient and IDM record label Nova Zembla signed him for three albums. In 1995 his first album "Maps Of The Impossible" came out under the Xingu Hill moniker.

Besides his main incarnation, Xingu Hill, Sellekaers has recorded under several aliases. They include Dead Hollywood Stars, Urawa, The Missing Ensemble, Uncotones, Ambre, Moonsanto and Ammo. Moonsanto is an experimental music and political project by Sellekaers, C-drik Fermont, Gabriel Séverin and Marc Mœdea. Active since 2000, Moonsanto can be called an industrial supergroup as it consist of members of Xingu Hill, Dead Hollywood Stars, Silksaw and Ammo. Moonsanto's first full-length release is called Fraud Hell Dope. It is in fact a play on words about Monsanto Company's motto, "Food Health Hope". It is a multinational company active in the genetic engineering market.

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Dec 19, 1973
Also known as
  • John Hex
  • John N. Sellekaers
  • Jonah Hex
  • John Sellekaers
  • Canada
Lived in
  • Montreal

on July 23, 2013


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