The Digital Hardcore producer known as Bomb20
impressed the label so much with his criticism of their (comparatively) commercial slant that he gained a record contract of his own. Still just a teenager, he contacted DHR in 1996 to tell them they'd sold out by licensing videos by DHR act Atari Teenage Riot
to air on MTV. After sending in a tape of his productions as well, he earned a release on two sublabels, Riot Beats (for "Pigtronics") and Less Than 20 (for The Choice of the Righteous EP). Another EP, Flip Burgers or Die!
, followed in 1998 before his album debut, Field Manual
. Espousing a violently anti-media, anti-corporate philosophy, he spent six weeks in a German prison during 2000 after being arrested at a demonstration in Berlin.