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DJ-Kicks x Millionhands: Limited DJ-Kicks 50 Gear

black pic in pic 50 50 DJ-Kicks releases. Two decades. We'll admit that we're quite proud of what we've built with DJ-Kicks. And we're celebrating all year long. We've teamed up with Millionhands in London for a run of high quality DJ-Kicks T's and sweats, tastefully featuring the #DJKicks50 logo, and made out of the finest material available.

The shirts are made from Fair Wear Certified Organic cotton, with bespoke label and neck print detailing, are designed & screen-printed in London, and ship globally. These are shirts that bear the mark of quality, and you can be confident that their look and feel will last.

The run is strictly limited to 100 pieces, so head to Millionhands.net and pick one up today.

(Photos of designs after the jump).
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DJ-Kicks Trading Cards Are Back!

DSC_4668_squareNearly two decades ago in 1996, DJ-Kicks released a series of trading cards featuring photos and stats from some of the world's top dance music DJs, including Richie Hawtin, Carl Craig, Laurent Garnier & others. Fans recently got a peek at the vintage cards when photos of the series spread online earlier this year.

With the 50th volume in the DJ-Kicks series released in the form of an incredible mix from DJ Koze, we've updated the series with a new generation of talent, including Koze, Nina Kraviz, Actress, Carl Craig, Four Tet, Will Saul, Maceo Plex, Maya Jane Coles, John Talabot and others.

Featuring stats compiled with help from Resident Advisor and Beatport, the new series of cards is available exclusively as a gift with purchases over £20 from !K7 Records' online store: https://k7.greedbag.com/

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DJ Koze’s Wonderful And Strange Music Video “I Haven’t Been Everywhere…”

K7325In a recent review, Resident Advisor described DJ Koze's music as "psychedelic, funny and highly functional." The new music video for the DJ-Kicks exclusive track "I Haven't Been Everywhere But It's On My List" fits that description to a T. The Katharina Duve and Timo Schierhorn-directed clip came about when Koze and company were "on our way to shoot some ancient hippie caves somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean," when according to Koze they "incidentally met a lovely bloke cruising the beaches on his Omamobil. He showed us the ways of his island and the key to happiness. And then he sold us a lottery ticket."

Stream the video below, via Pitchfork TV. Koze's remarkable 50th edition of the DJ-Kicks series is available now.
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Stream An Exclusive DJ Koze Edit of Portable From DJ-Kicks

DJ_KOZE_1504__SunBrella_WEB_1280px_v2_cropped One of the distinct characteristics of DJ Koze's magnum DJ-Kicks mix is his proclivity for subtly tweaking the tracks he's selected. Nearly half of the songs on the mix appear in a custom edited or blended form, usually assembled after having asked the original artist for the track's component stems. In the case of the Portable track "Surrender," which appears toward the end of the mix, Koze blended his thoughtful, contemplative edit incorporating elements of the original, instrumental and acappella versions of the track.

The 50th entry in the series, Koze's DJ-Kicks is out on June 16th. Pre-orders are available now via iTunes, Amazon and the !K7 store.

 
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DJ Koze Channels Madlib on DJ-Kicks Exclusive Track

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I always try to use something that is individual or different,” says DJ Koze in a recent interview with Sloth.  “What is the gain of doing something similar to what has gone before?”

Koze’s willingness to take risks … read more...

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Stream An Exclusive Track From Actress’ DJ-Kicks

K7319Actress’ expansive and unconventional DJ-Kicks mix is out this week, to widespread acclaim. Drowned In Sound calls it “a gentle reminder that as both DJ and producer Actress is as good as it gets,” and XLR8R enthuses: “The cuts play … read more...

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DJ Koze To Mix 50th Volume In DJ-Kicks Series

K7325The DJ-Kicks series was born in Berlin in 1995, the first officially licensed DJ mix series available commercially. Over the past 20 years, the series has maintained a steady finger on the pulse of electronic music, earning a reputation as … read more...

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Hear A Hypnotic New Actress Track From DJ-Kicks

K7319"Bird Matrix" was made just after Actress finished writing his most recent album Ghettoville. “My studio was going through a transition, so I was testing all the equipment, and that was one of the first tunes that came out of those experiments,” he explains. It’s a fittingly exploratory tune for a mix that balances traditional functionality with dance music’s cutting edge.

"Bird Matrix"appears exclusively on Actress' DJ-Kicks mix, out May 5th on !K7.

Pre-Order: iTunes: • Amazon!K7 Store
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John Talabot Remix Single Out Now

Without You remixes coverJohn Talabot's swooning and balmy contribution to the DJ-Kicks series originally saw the light of day in November 2013 - an offering Derek Miller of RA deemed “quite possibly the commercial mix of the year." Now, in Spring 2015 Talabot curates an assemblage of mighty remixers including Melchoir Productions Ltd, Oskar Offermann and Mistakes Are Ok for a set of incredible remixes for the DJ-Kicks exclusive track "Without You." True to Talabot’s canon it’s a deeply moving meld of lucent builds and gently mournful melodies that are completely impossible to resist. Stream the Melchior Productions Ltd. remix below. The single is available now via iTunes, Phonica, the !K7 Store, and other fine retailers.  
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Actress Signs On For May 2015 DJ-Kicks

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British techno-related visionary Actress joins the DJ-Kicks series this May with a singular hour-long set, following his acclaimed fourth full-length effort, Ghettoville, a recent re-release of his debut LP Hazyville, and a limited-edition black label project Xoul on … read more...

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