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DJ Tron wass found dead in his studio thursday night..

For those who dont know, Dj Tron was one of the pioneers of the US Hardcore scene.
Besides his productions he has made some groundbreaking mixes where old dark industrial, acidtechno, hardcore gabba, noise and speedcore got mixed together into new styles.

DJ Tron was also known as Cannibal DJ

DJ Tron had releases on labels like Blood ‘n’ Guts, Brutal Chud, Digitalhut Sounds, Head Fuck, Pure Acid Mixtapes, Strike Records, Symbotic Love Recordings and  UHF. See also

RIP Jeff Belser

From Tron’s Roommate Sean:

“DJ Tron was my best friend, mentor, brother and room mate. At 1:30 a.m. July 4th, 2008 Jeff was found in my studio completely unresponsive. At that time peramedics were called and I attempted to perform CPR but was unsuccessful. At 2:15 a.m. the hospital prenounced his death. I’ve been in close contatact several times a day with his mother “Momma Tron” and she stated that after the police performed a thorough investigation of the living premisis, and DuPage county coroners office performed a preliminary medical examination, his sudden death has been determined accidental. As with all accidential deaths the coroners final report will be avalible in 8 to 10 weeks. They do not anticipate any other findings. These rumors of overdose are hurtful to his family and friends closest to him and should be stopped immediately per Momma Tron.”

R.I.P. DJ Tron.


  1. This Is really Bad To Hear,Right After Monday When I’ve Turned 31,The Morning After I Read The Official Message Of His Passing,I Hope Jeff Is Doing Well,In Which Vortex He Is Right Now!
    Can Someone Tell Me If I Can Receive An Deathcard Of His Funeral?


  2. I Hope To Get All Of His Releases Together,I Wish His Family All The Strongness To The Future,A BIG RESPECT
    From Antwerp,Belgium,

    • Momma Tron - Sandy B
    • Posted January 14, 2009 at 1:44 am
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    Michael – If this is the same Michael that left a heartwarming message on, I would like to send you a card from Jeff’s memorial. Please e-mail me with your address. Thank you for your kind words. I miss him terribly.
    Momma Tron aka Sandy Besler

    • when i first heard that the beloved saint of hardcore died i was in such shock just to know that i had his first mixtape and saw him and delta-9 work through to make u.s. hardcore better yet chicago hardcore what it is today.
      momma tron your son did some great things in his time and will be deeply missed by fans and dj alike and i hope nothing bu the best for your family feel free to email me anytime


  3. wow. i dropped out of the scene sometime ago,but always followed the music. i had the chance to see tron at a bar called devils lounge in nj somewhere. he was an inspiration to me early on in my music production hobby/career. and i still find it hard to believe hes gone. his style changed the face of ny hardcore in ways one can only dream. my deepest sympathy to you and his family.

  4. yah i’m a few years late here but here it goes. i was honestly just listening to his psychotic trizt cd in my car, came in the door and tried to purchase chrome padded cell (lost it years ago). this is a guy that no joke sent me a hand painted cd in the mail when i first heard his music and emailed him that i wanted a custom cd. you will be missed. his chrome padded cell cd is a must for any music fan. the hardest thing to ever hit the market. ugh, horrible news.

  5. I can’t believe I just found this out ! He and I used to rave together years ago. You’ll be missed brother !

  6. wowzers. This is hella old.
    R.I.P there guy…

  7. Dang… didn’t know until now. I always thought it cool a hardcore DJ inspired partly by Skinny Puppy.

    Some of the best hardcore I have heard… not coming lightly from a Autechre, Aphex Twin, Skinny Puppy (and side projects) fan….

  8. Jeff was a great guy and will be missed. He helped with material for my record label Symbiotic Love and always seemed to be pushing the envelope to evolve the scene. Hard to find another DJ as dedicated.

    • Chris... StickyOne
    • Posted December 6, 2012 at 6:51 am
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    Wow… Way out of the scene and old now… Just looking to DL some xmas presents from back in day for sis who got me into early underground scene in LA… Got many Tron mixtapes from (ken? at pure acid) and seen many parties and sets broken off by a sick tron set or two in the early struggling days for hardcore in LA… Pure sickness and dirty as fuck!!! The one set I remember from the 18th n Grand new years riot…. Epic… Perfect before going crazy! One of the true pioneers… Sorry to ramble and be late showing respect… But have to give props RIP from an old fan… Time to track down all the old tapes!!! RIP and my blessings and love to his friends and Family…. stay up … FUCK THAT SHIT – HARDCORE

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