tricky returns with his 13th album. ununiform. out in september on his own label false idols via !k7 music. itãs a delicate. storming. intricate album that sees tricky take perhaps his most radical step yet ¹ a journey into happiness and contentment. itãs a record that shows the legendary british producer confront his legacy. history. family ¹ even death itself. and in all of this. he finds the strangest. least familiar thing ¹ peace.
? full world tour to support release
? appearance in fka twigs recent nike campaign
? features first track with maxinquaye famed singer martina topley-bird since 1995
the lapse of exchange. is the sound of life as heard from a small chinatown window in downtown manhattan. the thunder of populism on the horizon. the album opens with music that reflects the inherent tension between the life of the artist the self-doubt. the late nights. the aspirations. and the world outside the hustle and bustle of a city that never sleeps. the wars abroad. the politicians at home. its a tension felt in the repeating. circling keys of let the pianos freeze. the pulsating rhythms of no juntos. or the call and response of pitched vocal samples in a sword in the rain. ultimately it all becomes too much for our unwitting hero: the car horns outside the window. the 24 hour news cycle. the early stages of an election that tears down any remaining semblance of normality. reto aichi can no longer grasp his humanity or connect to that of people around him. with the walls closing in. he packs his small life and escapes. this change in situation is reflected in the second half of the album. with tension giving way to a rush of emotions: modulated elation on all regrets. sweeping melancholy on tuesdays always awful. and soaring hope on broad plant pt.2?
how much do you really know about nina kraviz? shes a russian techno dj. an accomplished producer. one of dance musics breakthrough names of the last five years. true enough. but theres so much more to her story than that. shes one of electronic musics most interesting characters. someone who has stuck to her musical guns since day one. someone who has wide-ranging roots that run deep in the past. yet shes also the embodiment of the future. her signature sound is a raw blend of house and techno with a very acidic feel. if that feels very now. kraviz has a lot to do with it. which is why she was asked to mix the latest instalment of !k7s landmark dj kicks series.
2017 repress a personal selection of carls incredible back catalogue. from his early work under the aliases paperclip people and 69 to worldwide hits like throw and ground breaking tracks like bug in the bassbin!! 3lp vinyl. unmixed
ten years after his first release. uk artist lone is putting out his first ever commercial mix cd. his entry into the celebrated dj-kicks series lands on 29th september and features four of his own new and exclusive tracks. born matt cutler and raised in nottingham. lone has emerged as a standout artist over the last decade. starting out making hip hop. he has distinctly evolved with each new release. yet whether making house. breakbeat or jungle. his music always remains identifiable thanks to its bright melodic colours. as well as running his own magicwire label—home to early albums like emerald fantasy tracks and recent music from ross from friends. who features here. and project pablo—he has also released on werk discs and dekmantel. over the course of three full lengths since 2012. though. he has also become an essential artist in the modern r&s family. lone’s dj-kicks very much feels alive. lived-in and authentic. it is a hugely personal view into his unique musical world and marks another landmark entry into !k7 s long running series.
the double vinyl is housed in a gatefold sleeve with download code included.
after nearly half a decade since their monumental make it good. dj tennis and fink re-collide on !k7. inspired. recent studio sessions have bore two breathing. sonic landscapes. entitled certain angles. glimmering pianos. droning machines and captivating songwriting take form. wrapping the berlin-based singer’s voice in subtle melancholy. both humbly understated. yet party-ready. certain angles perfectly summarises the life and death founder’s recent etching in the dj kicks stone. dj tennis has also called on four of his most trusted allies to reinterpret the 12′... with four digital-only remixes: the/das deliver a pensive moment of bubbling body music. francesco leali appears with a timeless. genre-bending re-perception as opus 3000. lee jones salutes the faithful dancers. mentrist’s unclassifiable excursion challenges the towering borders of techno.
ein organisch fließendes ambient-debüt mit guten absichten.
man kann sich tim mislocks debütalbum -now is the last best time- auf zwei weisen nähern. rein musikalisch betrachtet handelt es sich um ein von der gitarre dominiertes ambient-werk. mit seinen organisch fließenden klanglandschaften ist es hörbar von größen wie brian eno. stars of the lid oder eluvium beeinflusst. was hier durchaus als kompliment verstanden werden darf. abgerundet werden die sechs tracks durch minimal-einflüsse eines max richters oder jonny greenwoods. jenseits der musik ist es mislock aber auch ein konzeptionelles anliegen. mit seinen kompositionen auf die krankheit alzheimer aufmerksam zu machen. -i wanted to raise awareness of the disease-. so der musiker. mit alzheimer kam er durch die erkrankung seines stiefvaters in kontakt. alzheimer ist eine schwere erkrankung des gehirns und die häufigste form der demenzerkrankung. in deutschland werden jährlich rund 120.000 diagnosen gestellt. tendenz: steigend! für familienmitglieder ist alzheimer eine extreme belastung. und so war es auch bei mislocks mutter. die sich aufopferungsvoll um ihren mann kümmerte. und auch daran dockt -now is the last best time- an: -i also wanted to develop a historical document to thank my mother and tell her that her generosity and kindness have not gone unnoticed.-
3lp included with download card !
dj-kicks has tapped up life and death label founder dj tennis for the next instalment in its long running and landmark series. which is due for release on 14th july. the italian is the first artist to ever be granted not one but two discs across which to showcases his style. and he doesn’t disappoint.
ltd 50% deal ...significant success for artists is based on two things: talent and timing. dave.i.d has talent by the spadeful but his timing may also be spot on. when dave.i.d released his debut single in march 09 he was probably too ahead of the game but now as we enter the last third of 2010 it feels right on the money. daves initial release went down very well though. paul lester in the guardians important new band of the day feature totally lost it. calling dave.i.d >totally brilliant< and dubbing him >aphex timbaland<. his single was voted single of the year in dazed & confused and made the end of year round-up in drowned in sound. now with the amazing zola jesus setting up so well around the world and the dark electronica coming more to the fore outside its nerd roots. dave.i.d sounds perfectly in tune with the unhappy. troubled sound of now.
bespoke packaging using industrial blue plastic cut in a rhombus shape. the same blue plastic forms the backdrop to the live stage show.
michael mayer. credited by many as one of the leading tastemakers in dance music. his dj sets have influenced a generation (or two) of musicians and fans out there today. an artist that has never allowed time or age to slow him down – michael mayer remains tirelessly motivated behind the dj decks. in the studio or behind his desk at kompakt. the company he co-owns and is up next on k7’s long running dj-kicks series.
double 12 inch vinyl in gatefold sleeve with download code included.
2017 repress ... john talabot reiht sich in den erlesenen kreis der dj kicks compilations ein. oriol riverola aka john talabot gehoert aktuell zu den gefeiertsten djs und produzenten. eine feine house selektion . von raw chicago to deep house.... gatefold cover . 2x 12 inch vinyl incl cd
for fans of:
michael mayer. roman flügel. hot chip. wolfgang voigt. audion. john tejada. kölsch. dj koze
• third full length album from michael mayer
• features high profile collaborators incl. goddard from hot chip
• co-owner of record label kompakt
• remixes from kowton and patrice baumel
• full dedicated ww tour to support release
• exclusive track by marcel dettmann and levon vincent
• includes 6 unreleased edits and remixes
• full tour schedule to support release
• cover art short by infamous berghain doorman sven marquardt
• download card included with lp format
portable is alan abrahams. a south african born artist and producer who is also a celebrated live act. emerging more than fifteen years ago with a sound that marries real electronic soul with deep moods and abstract grooves. he is someone who has released his minimal wares on cult labels like perlon and live at robert johnson. as well as his own süd electronic.
the mix is influenced heavily by how i used to dj at the first party i ever promoted. named seismic. and another named monox which was a straight up techno night where i was a resident from the age of 17. and although it wasn’t my plan. it turned into a kind of tribute to the cities that really formulated me as a dj: detroit. chicago and glasgow.
!k7 proudly present alpha the first album in 10 years from matthew dear s audion alias.
for fans of matthew dear. richie hawtin. roman flügel. rodhad. dj koze
the double vinyl release is housed in a gatefold sleeve with album-cd included.
concepts and ideas come fast and furious to berlin trio brandt brauer frick. having turned heads from the groups inception with their classically-informed approach to creating techno compositions with acoustic instruments. bbfs output has been characterized by a restless creativity. the search for new sonic territory lead the group to record with a full 13-piece orchestra. and later to strip down their sound to sparse arrangements featuring more electronic textures. and to record an aggressively diverse dj-kicks mix on a legendary club sound system using only vinyl dubplates
• dj-kicks returns in 2016 another landmark edition.
• 3x 12 inch vinyl lp with gatefold cover
• iconic detroit dj and producer moodymann is at the helm for his first ever multi-artist dj mix compilation. born kenny dixon jr.. moodymann is a one-of-a-kind electronic music icon. hailing from. and wholly synonymous with the motor city. he is an outspoken. impossibly charismatic artist who has been putting a distinctive and soulful stamp on house and techno since the early 90s. melting together jazz. funk. soul. blues and rock in captivating ways. he is responsible for some of electronic musics most definitive tracks. eps and lps on labels like planet e. peacefrog and his own kdj and mahogani music imprints. as able to serve up the sweetest and most sensual sounds as he is the darkest and most depraved grooves. his own unique voice and stream of conscious musings infuse expertly sought-out samples for music that is decisively alive and authentic.
nach zwei solo-alben auf false idols kommt tricky nun mit einer vinylsingle-kollaboration um die ecke. die bei !k7 erscheint. diese firmiert unter der dachmarke skilled mechanics und ist als loses kollektiv mit wechselnder belegschaft zu verstehen. vorteil tricky: der tausendsassa kann sein einzigartiges gesangstalent mit verschiedenen künstlern zur geltung bringen. mit am start auf der zwei tracks (beijing to berlin / necessary) umfassenden 7 inch sind dj milo. ein alter freund von tricky und musikalischer weggefährte aus the wild bunch-zeiten. sowie die chinesische rapperin und produzentin ivy ? ?. die tricky zufällig in peking kennenlernte. und deren rätselhafter habitus ihn magisch anzog.
2015 has been a huge year for dj-kicks. marking both 20 years of the series as well as our 50th release. but far from slowing down. we’re already looking ahead to another incredible mix from one of our favorite artists. over the past decade. seth troxler has become a visionary and authentic voice in dance music. his jovial personality cutting through the noise and continually playing by his own rules. growing up between detroit and chicago. his musical education carries enviable credentials. with his stepdad a local radio personality who championed the early sounds of house music. true to troxler’s character. the mix has a whimsical nature and a thoughtful and timeless narrative. bearing a tenacious episode for the dj-kicks series that gives a true insight into the man behind the well-preened moustache and cowboy antics.
the double vinyl with 8 unmixed tracks includes the dj-mix on cd.
in the wake of john talabots without yo 12inch that featured remixes from melchoir productions ltd. oskar offermann and mistakes are o.k. dj-kicks continue their tradition of packing up original material exclusively premiered through their globally beloved mix series and releasing it alongside a selection of remixes hand-picked by the compiling artist.
* rust* is the debut single from the new collaborative project between harry agius (better known as midland) and vocalist robbie redway. the project was formed in leeds. written in london and finished in berlin under the influence of ewan pearson. as midland. harry agius has built a reputation for releasing delicately brilliant bass driven house and techno. and over the course of his various releases he has hinted at a desire to explore sounds away from the dancefloor. coupled with the songwriting talents and vocals of robbie redway. *rust* is the first taste of that exploration.
re-mastered by bernie grundman mastering in hollywood
• available for the first time on 180g vinyl
• high quality audiophile download card included (24bit files)
for fans of dj shadow. roni size. roots manuva. unkle. j dilla. rockers hi-fi. alex reece ...
hot on the heels of the dj mix of 2013 from john talabot and following luminaries such as maya jane coles. maceo plex and breach. next in line to mix it up for the esteemed !k7 dj-kicks series is aus music and simple records boss will saul.
!k7 are proud to announce the forthcoming album of will sauls moniker close. within the world of electronic music. will saul is perhaps best known for aus music and simple records. the labels he set up and has a&red for over a decade. between them there have been over 100 vinyl releases from the inuential likes of joy orbison. carl craig. pearson sound. scuba and actress. as well as eps that helped to break upcoming talents like bicep. dusky. midland and george fitzgerald.
2x12 inch lp im gatefold cover + cd! das berliner trio brandt brauer frick paart das gefühl von techno mit klassischer instrumentierung. das funktioniert im berghain wie in den philharmonien weltweit. am mic: jamie lidell. nina kraviz. gudrun gut. om mas keith.
following off from the widely acclaimed >gangs< ep. dave.i.d brings a new epic. aggressive and tribal sounding record. which is a refreshing outburst from the rest of the new music we are currently swamped by. this is a creation of dave.i.ds perception of modern reality and his life within that and >response< represents this perfectly.
code for free digital download of this album included.
this latest 12inch sees jazzanovas alex barck giving two album tracks from christian prommers drumlesson zwei a fresh re-rub for the dancefloor. with support already lined up from bbc radio 1s gilles peterson. these stunning remixes of oxygene (part iv) and sleepy hollow are set to become weekend anthems.
that juan maclean is just a bundle of contradictions. here he has created one of the years best mix cds — and not just a proper party mix. which it certainly is. but even what you might call an important mix. a timely lesson in the enduring spirit of house music — and how does he choose to describe the process of putting it together? as an >existential tailspin<.
following on from his intimate entry into the dj-kicks mix series. lone is putting out a vinyl only ep of all the unreleased tracks from it. the horizontal mix tapped into all of lones influences. from hip-hop to house. idm to techno. it also showcased some producers signed to his own magic wire label. and of course the back bone was built from some of the nottingham mans freshest new productions. they come after celebrated releases on werk discs. r&s and dekmantel. and include dance floor aligned eps and more rounded full lengths designed for close listening. here he sits in between the two across three thrilling cuts. opener ‘saturday night is a breezy bit of deep house with crisp boom-baps and swirling pads that lend it a dreamy. ethereal feel. spoken word snippets are stitched into the groove and the whole thing is as frictionless and feel good as house comes. next up. ‘arc is a little more direct. with scattered snares flapping over dry wooden kicks. its a punchy bit of house latest dj-kicks mix star kerri chandler would be proud. and comes overlaid with spring time flutes and luscious pads as a classically inclined bassline powers things along. last but not least is ‘alpha wheel 4 (ambient mix). a kaleidoscopic passage of suspensory sound scuffed up glassy surfaces trapping you in rays of refracted light from start to finish. all three tracks exhibit lones authentic. lived in and lo-fi aesthetic. and as a result slip perfectly into his ever more essential discography.
without new jersey native kerri ‘kaoz’ chandler. house—specifically deep house—would sound very different. ever since his teens he has been making and playing music with a unique sense of soul. jazz and deepness. from majors like atlantic. king street sounds and nervous via his own madhouse. his releases are never short of genre-defining classics that have spawned a thousand copycats. affectionately referred to as the stevie wonder of house. kerri’s dj sets take him all over the world and often find him playing live keys next to his informed selections. he’s meticulous about sound. too. which means that no-ones kicks hit quite like kerri’s. his instantly classic and timeless dj-kicks mix. though. takes him out of the club and through a world of influences and inspiration.
the double vinyl is housed in a gatefold sleeve with download code included.
portable is alan abrahams. a south african born artist. producer. and celebrated live act who has released his minimal wares on cult labels like perlon and live at robert johnson. as well as his own süd electronic label. abrahams’ first lp for !k7 is his most personal yet. taking the artist’s given name for its title. the album places portable’s distinctive vocals front and center. showcasing some very real song writing skills next to abrahams’ own piano playing. in addition to a few choice collaborators.
double vinyl release with cd-copy of the album included.
motor city drum ensembles dj kicks mix is the latest installation into the outstanding discography of danilo plessow. and is not to be missed. the addition of a selection of mcde exclusive tracks. and the majority of tracks being rare pieces of music from danilos personal collection make this a mix of not only exceptional mixing capability.
rundum-sorglos-groove-paket zum zurücklehnen und genießen. re-release von 2000. sei es mit peter kruder als kruder & dorfmeister oder rupert huber als tosca. wenn richard dorfmeister seine finger im spiel bzw. an den reglern hat. darf man sich auf entspannt-fluffige klänge zwischen trip-hop. dub und downtempo einrichten. tosca wurde 1994 gegründet. erstaunlicherweise schon kurz nach dem start von k&d. ihr debüt gaben tosca 1997 mit -opera-. dessen nachfolger -suzuki- kam im jahr 2000 in die läden. beide alben erschienen bei !k7 und g-stone. dem label von peter kruder und richard dorfmeister. -suzuki- hat nichts mit kleinen japanischen autos oder monsterbikes zu tun. vielmehr versteht sich die veröffentlichung als hommage an den zen-meister shunryu suzuki. das album enthält in der cd-version zwölf und in der vinyl-ausgabe neun instrumentaltracks. in die vocal-samples instrumentenartig eingeflochten wurden. vielen fans des österreichischen duos gilt -suzuki- mit seinen -hypnotic. deeply chilled-out epics- (allmusic) als dessen beste einspielung. die neuauflage von -suzuki- ist die erste seit 2000.
doppel-vinyl im klappcover. downloadcode inklusive.
dj koze comes up to task for the next re-construction of michael mayer & joe goddards for you. following up from the re-interpretation by diynamics solomun and pachanga boys. the maverick of flawless productions develops two narratives for this remix package: the first is a club mix composed of layered. floor-raising chords while ruffling up the original vocals gradually and elegantly. the second is a mbira remix. filled with african-inspired percussive inklings and sprinkled with effortless melodic flourishes. with two accompanying instrumental versions. dj koze takes us to the final curtain. closing the end chapter to michael mayers acclaimed & project.
matthew dears audion project stands proudly at the intersection between art and hedonism. realised over a decade long dedication to powerful and relevant dance music. growing out of the vibrant diy detroit underground. audion and his contemporaries were free to feed off the energy reverberating from uk and european dancefloors. but singular in their desire to create their own sound and spirit. an audion release is techno in its purest sense - whether its pushing the bombastic limits. spinning the dancefloor out of control or elegantly toying with just a few sonic elements.
last copies left . special backstock : for fans of : thomas melchior. burial. matthew dear. pional. sepalcure. axel boman. dj koze ...
packaging: brown kraftpack centre hole cuttin
!k7 reintroduce their dj-kicks 12 inch series and with it. the old tradition of releasing original material exclusively premiered through their globally lauded mix series alongside a selection of remixes hand picked by the compiling artist.
mit seinem 2014 veröffentlichten album *outta here* hat das wiener duo tosca bewiesen. dass man auch nach einer zwei jahrzehnte andauernden karriere zu positionswechseln in der lage ist. das magazin clash sprach gar von der beeindruckendsten und grundlegendsten musik ihrer karriere. richard dorfmeister und rupert hubert hatten sich nach sieben alben. auf denen sie die welt des downtempo und der chill-out-musik zu definieren halfen. entschlossen. den dancefloor für sich zu entdecken. wobei sie nicht umhin kommen. einige traditionen zu bewahren: auf *shopsca*. einer überarbeiteten version von *outta here*. betrachten sie jeden albumtrack aus einer radikal neuen perspektive. von hartem drei-uhr-morgens-techno und electronica bis zu spacigem dub und darüber hinaus. für fans von laidback. rainer trüby. kraak + smaak. kalabrese. lord echo. stee downes. silvercity. ltj experience. rodney hunter. smith + mudd. blundetto. nightmares on wax. the avener. das doppelvinyl erscheint mit cd.
its a new world for our home favorites tosca with their new album outta here. the sonic collages and smooth downbeat jams with which they made their name are replaced with a soul/jazz/blues confection. first album with new band members rob gallagher (galliano) and cath coffey (stereo mcs). the double vinyl lp comes in gatefold sleeve and includes a cd-copy of the album.
hot on the heels of the dj mix of 2013 from john talabot and following luminaries such as maya jane coles. maceo plex and breach. next in line to mix it up for the esteemed !k7 dj-kicks series is aus music and simple records boss will saul.
there is a common thread that runs through all of brandt brauer fricks music. it is this: interesting things happen at the interface of machine and hand-made music. the berlin trios 2010 album. *you make me real*. fused techno and classical. the 2011 follow-up. *mr machine*. saw them go the whole classical-meets-club hog with a ten-piece ensemble playing dance music live. then. earlier this year. came *miami*. a darker. more song-based collection exploring the same man-machine ideas. the berlin trios instalment of the dj-kicks series does the same thing with a mix.
the double vinyl comes in gatefold sleeve and includes the dj kicks mix-cd.
its been a big year for breach. a.k.a. ben westbeech. his track jack hasnt just blown up on danceoors across the globe: its laid waste to them. in the process. jack got to number 9 in the uk charts. not bad considering westbeech has always seen breach as an underground thing.
well worth the almost lifetime of waiting. luaka bop present world psychedelic classics 5: who is william onyeabor. spread across 3 lps wit download code included. this is the essential collection of one of the most unique and mysterious musicians in recent history.
it doesnt get much bigger than this andy stott gets called into to transform trickys redendtion of valentine into a murderous dungeon lullaby. get it fast its a super limited edition 12inch on splatter colored vinyl!
it is something of tradition for tosca to get their albums remixed. indeed. they once released a record comprised entirely of 13 mixes ofone song. 2002s *different tastes of honey*. variations on *honey* from 1999s *suzuki*. it is a way of keeping things fresh. injecting someuncertainty into proceedings. knocking things out of balance in order to check how they should be re-aligned. after releasing *odeon* earlier this year. tosca comes back with *tlapa - the odeon remixes*. *tlapa* meaning. this life arouses pure adventure. the remixes come from bredon moeller. joyce muniz. siler city. ltj experience. beat pharmacy. marlow & truby. sephane lefrancois. afg aka antye greie and rodney hunter. the double vinyl comes with a cd-copy included.
one of the cliches about scandinavian countries is that they are neat and tidy. well ordered. clean. the same could not be said of copenhagen four-piece when saints go machines second full-length album. infinity pool. the opposite. in fact. its a record born out of an atmosphere of chaos.
tricky is back. back with a new studio album. false idols. and his own label (also bearing the false idols name). but also back in a personal sense. i was lost for ages.he says. i was trying to prove something to people. trying to do something to please other people and also myself at the same time. which is never going to work. to be honest with you. ive been floating around since chris blackwell and island. my last two albums. i thought they were good. but i realise now they werent. this album is about me finding myself again.
die new yorker hercules & love affair unter der regie von andy butler verarbeiten auf ihrer dj kicks klassischen house und disco zu einem clubsound. der mit einen fuß in der vergangenheit und mit dem anderen auf den dancefloors des hier und jetzt steht. mit einem sehr guten gespür für einen emotionalen roten faden und einem meisterhaft ausgewogenem gleichgewicht spannen sie den bogen von proto-house. über die goldenen jahre des new york der 90er jahre und chicagos jack-tracks zu einem modernen blick auf die glücksmomente von house. die doppelvinyl featured mit >a bit of redemption< von haze factory und >release me< von hercules & love affair auch zwei exclusive unreleased tracks...
mr eclectic electric. mr internationalist (69 countries to date). part time fat freddys drop collaborator / remixer and dj (electric freddy). the john coltrane of electronic music. grammy nominated (2002). multi award winning dj and producer. daddy vad returns with his 6th solo album entitled >dont be scared<.
at the end of 2006. erol alkan was at a crossroads. he’d been voted dj of the year by mixmag. he’dmade landmark. expectation-defying remixes for bands he loved: a crunching “glam racket” reworking of ‘do you want to’ for franz ferdinand. a wonderfully wistful reinterpretation of hop chip’s ‘boy from school’. a psychedelic take on scissor sisters’ ‘i don’t feel like dancing’ and a genre-defining reworking of justice’s ‘waters of nazereth’.
photek stands mercilessly on the edge. a sonic scientist. pushing both his sounds and fans expectations to the outermost limits since 1994. he floods the footnotes of electronica like mp3s clutter up your hard drive. 2011 saw him drop a series of sounds that reflect the truest perception of him. driven by his years of studio discipline. sharpened by an acute awareness that he will be received by the heads that know him well and ears that dont know him at all. destination tomorrow: photeks decorated past and diligent work ethic leads us here. the new music you have heard from photek in 2011 is yet another chapter in a life spent overdosing on sonic nuances and boundary testing. in the past 12 months his new material has been remixed by the brightestyoung stars of dance music - boddika. falty dl. addison groove and breach to name a few. in turn. photek has remixed for the likes of moby. jess mills. distance. ray lamontagne and was part of daft punks tron remixed package - for which he has been nominated for a grammy. his newly re-launched label. photek productions. has this year released the >avalanche ep< which garnered international support from tastemakers such as benji b. gilles peterson. skream. annie mac. zane lowe and more. and the >aviator ep<.comes with code for free download of this release.
photek stands mercilessly on the edge. a sonic scientist. pushing both his sounds and fans expectations to the outermost limits since 1994. he floods the footnotes of electronica like mp3s clutter up your hard drive. 2011 saw him drop a series of sounds that reflect the truest perception of him. driven by his years of studio discipline. sharpened by an acute awareness that he will be received by the heads that know him well and ears that dont know him at all. destination tomorrow: photeks decorated past and diligent work ethic leads us here. the new music you have heard from photek in 2011 is yet another chapter in a life spent overdosing on sonic nuances and boundary testing. in the past 12 months his new material has been remixed by the brightestyoung stars of dance music - boddika. falty dl. addison groove and breach to name a few. in turn. photek has remixed for the likes of moby. jess mills. distance. ray lamontagne and was part of daft punks tron remixed package - for which he has been nominated for a grammy. his newly re-launched label. photek productions. has this year released the >avalanche ep< which garnered international support from tastemakers such as benji b. gilles peterson. skream. annie mac. zane lowe and more. and the >aviator ep<.
comes with code for free download of this release.
not for nothing was dj kicks once named >the most important dj mix series ever< by dance music bible mixmag. in the 17 years since it started in 1995 with cj bollands scene-defining techno set. via landmark releases by kruder & dorfmeister. smith & mighty and kemistry & storm. its established a reputation for quality. forward-thinking mixes by dance musics big names. thats a statement that holds just as true for the last five years. which has seen uk synth poppers hot chip. new york retro-futurists the juan maclean and london dubstep icon kode 9. amongst many others. add their weight to the franchise. a big part of dj kicks idea is the exclusive track on each album: every artist doing dj kicks has to write and include a piece of music thats not available anywhere else. the second exclusives album. follow-up to the first collection released in 2006. collates all 14 of those dj kicks-only moments from the last five years. the result is as wide ranging and eclectic as the series itself.
includes code for free mp3 download of this release.
remix ep inklusive akufen aka horror inc. die computer. mit denen sie >you make me real< arrangierten. haben sie eingetauscht gegen ein zehnköpfiges orchester samt sängerin!
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brandt brauer frick haben wieder zugeschlagen. im vergangenen jahr debütierte das deutsche trio mit dem album >you make me real<. einer fusion aus techno und klassik. doch tracks wie >bop<. ein reichhaltiges. polyrhythmisches gebilde. zeigen. dass es geht. nun haben daniel brandt. jan brauer und paul frick ihr genre-bildendes experiment mit ihrem ensemble auf ein neues level gehoben: die computer haben sie eingetauscht gegen eine zehnköpfige band. mit der sie handgemachte dance-grooves live spielen können. wie das klingt. haben sie in diesem jahr bereits bei der eurosonic conference in holland gezeigt. dann in coachella. beim festival glastonbury. sonar. north sea jazz und bestival! der neue. handgemachte klang wurde nun auf einem brandneuen album festgehalten.
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recorded over the past three years. across the creative trinity of berlin. brooklyn and the sleepy hollow town of hamilton. near niagara falls in ontario. canada. new looks self-titled debut album is a feverishly anticipated affair. the canadian future pop duo and real life couple. sarah ruba and adam pavao have an undeniable creative synergy. combining the stunning. synth-playing chanteuse and former model. 25-year-old ruba (previously shot by the likes of cult fashion provocateur bruce weber) and multi-instrumentalist. 31-year-old producer pavao. there is a confidence and wit to their songwriting. coupled with cosmic tweaks and soft synths underpinning their future pop aesthetic. its controlled yet wistful pop perfectionism.
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scuba is the production and dj alias of paul rose. the curator of one of the original dubstep labels. hotflush recordings. (home to mt kimbie and joy orbisons legendary hyph mngo) which released some of the most important tracks of the genres formative period and has become a leading player in the wider world of electronic music. a celebrated and influential dj. his expansion into wider musical territory led to the #25 position in resident advisors 2011 poll of the world s top 100 djs.
as you will hear on his dj-kicks mix. dubstep doesnt cover the range of music he plays. this dj kicks features 7 exclusives that will not be found anywhere else including a new scuba track - m.a.r.s.
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for this first brandt brauer frick remix ep. we asked two very special and hard-to-catch producers to give their own versions of the bands music. ladies and gentleman. welcome pepe bradock and leonel castillo!
further to motor city drum ensembles dj kicks compilation. his exclusive single l.o.v.e. has been reworked by the young detroit prodigy kyle hall. the painter and music creator wolfgang voigt and an excellent remix by smallpeople. kyle has been highly influenced and captivated by the underground deep house sound of detroit. inspired by artists such as theo parrish. mike huckaby. rick wade. 3 chairs. kdj and omar s. who believe their music has a certain feeling of the advant garde and liberation from the so-called rules people place upon dance music. kyle took that principle of their music and applied it to music that he was trying to create. wolfgang voigt is known for his numerous. nearly inexhaustible list of one-off projects and aliases. of these. his best known is arguably >gas< a project that saw the marriage of ambient music and 4/4 techno. his remix of motor citys l.o.v.e shows his minimalistic approach to music he has been famed for worldwide. smallpeople are julius steinhoff & just von ahlefeld aka dionne. smallpeople are focused on a wider range of music and can be diverse- between deep house. detroit techno and some chicago flavours but always within the balance of atmospheric warmth and club suitability bringing yet another perfect addition to this remix package. watch out for more big tunes from smallpeople in the near future
der stuttgarter produzent danilo plessow. der kopf hinter motor city drum ensemble. ist stark von jazz. soul. funk. hip hop und house beeinflusst. zu beginn seiner karriere veröffentlichte er zunächst auf pulver records. später gründete er gemeinsam mit joachim tobias das house/broken beat-project inverse cinematics und veröffentlichte sieben 12 inches und ein album. trendsetter wie gilles peterson. rainer trüby. michael rütten oder benji b zählen zu den vielen prominenten fans. danilos solo-projekt motor city drum ensemble ist dagegen so etwas wie die musikalische umsetzung seiner tiefen liebe zu house music. soul. detroit techno und chicago house. der exclusive motor city drum ensemble track für dei dj kicks heisst >l.o.v.e.< für fans von caribou. fourtet. kyle hall. theo parrish...
when saints go machine are a danish four-piece consisting of nikolaj manuel vonsild. jonas kenton. simon muschinsky and silas moldenhawer. after the release of their critically acclaimed fail forever mini-album in february of this year. they present to you the fail forever remix ep. the remixes on the ep are coming from the pan-american electronic masterminds of nicolas jaar. alejandro mosso and blakkat. who themselves have brought about an astonishingly beautiful collection of music over the past 12 months. the collaboration between when saints go machine and these three exceptional producers has culminated in the outstanding ep that lies before you.
on >synrise<. goose look to 70s space disco such as automat and 80s movie soundtracks. names such as philip glass. giorgio moroder and vangelis. the end result is more than the sum of these parts: its an album of dance tunes with pop song structures. it opens with the title track. synrise. a jet streaming soundscape of moroder-like synth arpeggios that build and build to a guest appearance from peaches. who hums the hook. the gravelly vocals and menacing digital bass on words could be easily be a vintage chemical brothers track. while the spiralling atmospheres on in cars combine that trance influence with some klaxons-style vocals. meanwhile. lead single can’.t stop me now starts with a snarling riff. then silvery strings slide in and the track lifts off into effortlessly cool but unmistakably pop territory. it’.s hugely varied. epic stuff. clubby. yet poppy. starting bright and ending dark. the cherry on top is the artwork. which is designed by storm thorgerson. the man responsible for pink floyds iconic dark side of the moon cover.
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goose are back. four years after the release of their debut. bring it on. the belgian fourpiece return with a new sound on album two. synrise. on this ep. the first single from the album words is given the four to the floor remix treatment by boris dlugosch and mickael karkousses infectious baritone hook can be fully admired on the acapella. on the flip there are fantastic remixes from electro techno duo joe & will ask? and disco kings the living islands.
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following on from a string of epic releases on labels such as trouble and bass. turbo recordings and diplos mad decent. boy 8-bits name and music are about to be on everyones lips and ears again. his club floor killer >tropical heat< on !k7 records bristles with bonkers energy and heavy hooks - this 12 inch is bound to cause havoc on dancefloors.
goose hat sie schon immer gehabt. diese laute dance-music-with-rock-attitude. schon auf ihrem 2006er debütalbum bring it on. ihre bellenden synths. schreienden vocals und wuchtigen energie-levels sind längst zum festen bestandteil der justice/ed banger-szene geworden. auf >synrise< macht die band einen ausflug in die 70er- und 80er-jahre. in die zeiten von space disco wie automat und 80er-filmsoundtracks. mit musikalischen koordinaten wie philip glass. giorgio moroder und vangelis. das resultat ist mehr als nur die summer dieser teile: es ist ein album voller dance-tunes mit klaren pop-strukturen. das beginnt schon mit dem titeltrack >synrise<. einem jetstreaming-soundscape von moroder-artigen synth-arpeggios. die sich hochschrauben zu einem gastauftritt von peaches. >words< dagegen könnte problemlos als vintage chemical brothers track durchgehen. während die sich verlierenden sphären von in cars den einfluss von trance mit klaxons-style-vocals kombinieren.
als musiker ist kieran hebden f³r seine hausgemachten exkursionen in unerforschte musikalische gefilde bekannt. als dj schlõgt er jedoch eine vollkommen andere richtung ein. das ergebnis dessen ist seine beispielhafte dj kicks-compilation.
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lover. fighter. prophet. freak magnet. time-traveler. musician. photographer and designer jimmy edgar is a wayward prodigy streaking across the cosmic dance-floor. in 2001 at the tender of 18. his hyper-sexed microchip stylings caught the ear of warp. where he cranked out his brand of amped-up laptop funk for the next eight years. culminating in the full-length classic >color strip< (2006). now 26. edgar is shaking things up at !k7. on new turf. edgars sonic prowess takes on a leaner. more radio-ready shine and what edgar does essentially and very well is make your body move.
detroits electronic provocateur jimmy edgar invites you to try a new position on the salacious remix ep for >hot. raw. sex< (out july 12th). the lead single from his robo-disco songbook. xxx (out july 27th). newly signed to !k7. edgar wastes no time getting the party started with a scorching trio of retakes on an already incendiary proposal. the latest in a line of syth-based seductions that began with princes >dance. music. sex. romance< and continued through frankie knuckles/jamie principles house sizzler >baby wants to ride<. edgars >hot. raw. sex< sounds like a lovesick paean from aphex twin to janet >miss jackson. if you re nasty<.
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james holden may not be a household name. but to fans of adventurous. progressive electronic sounds. the british techno sorcerer and psychedelic shaman is renowned as a genius. so revered are his talents that he has been tapped to remix some of pop music most eminent stars. including madonna. depeche mode. & britney spears. though as this mix demonstrates. his tastes tend more to the cerebral than those associations suggest. head of the zeitgeist-defining label border community which boasts fellow forward thinkers nathan fake & extrawelt on its roster. holden can count himself amongst that very modern breed of dj with a special knack for layering the most surprising of records with an unparalleled musical ear. his status as a free-spirit unconstrained by genre or scene is now championed by independent stalwart !k7. who have called up holden to deliver the next installment in their definitive mix series dj-kicks. holdens masterfully eclectic mix includes the first solo holden single in four years >triangle folds<. and his exclusive previously unreleased remix of mogwais >the sun smells too loud<.
kode9s grasp on the throat of bass music in 2010 is almost unparalleled. his trend setting record label. hyperdub. is in its sixth year of viral contagion. he has become a published author on the theory of sound abuse and sonic frequencies being used as weaponry in his book >sonic warfare< and his production work has mutated from an almost simplistic marriage of beats and sine waves into a fusion of dancefloor ebonics and discordant synths. becoming a figurehead of uk dance music hasnt been a quick process. and kode9s single-mindedness has contributed in some way to his notoriety. but its simply his tireless work as a record label boss and a&r that has marked him out as one of the most powerful ears within the scene.
although james holdens contribution to! k7s seminal dj-kicks series may appear eclectic on the face of things. his is a mix that beats with a vital lifeblood. united by feeling and mood. if not by pigeonhole.
despite dfas disco pedigree. the juan macleans dj-kicks mix is a love letter to straight-up house music. its a driving. sweaty session thick with pumping keys. chunky drum-machine beats and chopped vocals. and it cuts confidently through the sweetest hour of dancefloor communion with filters billowing like sails. recorded specifically for the mix. the juan macleans new single >feel so good< is a perfect distillation of that vibe.
some ideas are just so good. they deserve a second chapter. like christian prommers drumlesson vol. 1 album. released in 2008. which featured instrumental jazz versions of legendary techno and electronic tracks including derrick mays strings of life. kraftwerks trans europe express and josh winks higher state of consciousness. critics and audiences were united in their positive reactions to the album.
jazz meets house. electronic meets organic. drumlesson zwei is a testament to musics limitless potential for inspiration and reinvention. drumlesson zwei is not about narrow labels. fads or genres. great music lasts forever.
when bomb the bass released future chaos in late 2008. it had been nearly a decade in the making. now. barely a year later. tim simenon is back with a new album whose accomplished songwriting and sonic scope belie the spontaneity with which it came together. the title says it all: back to light. the dusky atmosphere of future chaos has given way to a more radiant sound. buoyed by waves of synthesizers and propelled by clean-lined grooves. raising the tempo. simenon takes inspiration from classic techno. while vocal contributions from richard davis. kelley polar. the battle of land and sea. and paul conboy bring bomb the bass into newfound melodic focus. its a brighter. more immediate sound than before. warmer. too. with the singers voices positively glowing inside intricately woven electronic nests. but theres no lack of nuance. every track is a delicate balance of intimate delivery and cosmic sonics. underscored by a faint sense of melancholy.
the wait is over... !k7 is very proud to present the next instalment in the dj-kicks series and we couldnt think of a better pairing.
chromeo is canadians p-thugg & dave 1: best friends. virtuoso musicians. walking hip hop encyclopedias. and the only successful arab/jew partnership since ... well. ever.
after releasing 2 albums (she s in control and fancy footwork). hitting the dancefloors / attacking the charts with you re so gangsta and needy girl. remixing the likes of cut copy and lenny kravitz. feist and vampire weekend. and years of jet setting and globetrotting ... the time is right for them doing their take on dj kicks. a match made in...
teenage lovers. 20 something bloggers. 30 something burned out ex ravers and 40 something sistas can all finally party under one roof with this slick. sleek. smoothed out mix. a tribute to canada of sorts. as it includes so many maple leaf underground classics and obscurities. obviously there some unreleased versions (chateau marmont most notably) and of course the dj-kicks exclusive track. with chromeo fucking around with the eagles classic >i cant tell why< which comes in 2 versions and will get a separate 7 inch release also.
besides the sublime original version. the >bloodstream ep< also features three exclusive new mixes. each teasing out the songs grace and power in vivid and unexpected ways. the berlin-based producer and remixer henrik schwarz. one of germanys most respected djs. brings his trademark love of jazz and deep house to two separate versions.
schwarz s club mix re-engineers the track as a sleek dance tune. speeding up chris vocal into a restless. nervy. emotionally naked torch song. his dub version. meanwhile. builds into a hypnotic instrumental collage of bubbling beats. twinkling pianos and elastic basslines. at over seven minutes long. not a second is wasted.
by contrast. the chic parisian re-edit maestro pilooski strips the track down into a cubist collage of rhythmic throbs and sparkles. with a staccato piano melody pulsing through it like a heartbeat. it s a playful and vibrant fusion. where soul-baring yorkshire poetry meets sleek french disco chic.