• 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.
mit rispah veroeffentlichte the invisible ein von kritikern und fans gleichermaßen gefeiertes album. ihr einzigartiger mix aus psychedelic, pop und electronic begeistert aber auch befreundete musiker, darunter die britische pop-sensation anna calvi (domino)! anna covert mit the wall einen der staerksten songs des neuen albums. obendrauf gibt es noch ein episches, house-monster des legendaeren djs und produzenten theo parrish (sound signature)! tip!
during these days where lo-fi analogue house productions seems to be the it thing, its time to dig out a release by one of the true pioneers of house music. not an outsider but one of the names thats been around forever and thats known for several timeless house classics.
the e.p kicks off with she can dance, a slow burning acid number that has elements of deep, grooving house from the detroit school. in fact, the second cut low control bares the influence of detroit too, with its murky, dubbed-out chords ala luke hess moving into a punchy bassline with minimal but functional drum patterns. proceedings get a bit more bouncy on the smoking hat, a quirky acid romp on the less daft side of ceephax, and the perfect soundtrack to accompany a feature-length documentary about.... a smoking hat. finishing up the e.p is fudge fingas remix of low control, the only man qualified to make an already deep as fuck track even deeper. theres been some on-point criticisms about a lot recent deep stuff getting lost in noodly jazz territory, but we are in no danger of that nonsense with fudge fingas at the controls: accomplished a musician he may be, hes never been one to lose the way, and this mix proves his deft and subtle remix talents. dabj done done it again, and hopefully this is the first in a long line of productions from vernon.