Wrapping up our series of posts on the tracks that appear on Apparat’s DJ-Kicks mix, here are two more of the tracks in their original form. It’s especially illuminating to hear how “Rushed” was used, since it works as more of a texture than a stand alone track. Three of the exclusive pieces from the mix (two by Apparat and one by Telefon Tel Aviv) are also available now on the “Sayulita EP.”
One of the producers I liked back in the ’90s that I still love is Carl Craig, which is why I included Rushed by 69. I used to play this track all the time when I DJ-ed. It’s a link to what I was doing when I was 21 and I’d just moved to Berlin. I’d got tired of crazy rave parties and I wanted something a bit more cerebral.
Tim Hecker- “Borderlands”
I really like ambient music such as Borderlands by Tim Hecker. It’s a kind of drone, but it’s so beautiful, really epic. I wanted to put more of this kind of thing on the record – see Tim Hecker’s track “Dungeoneering” – but I wanted to keep a flow as well, so I put it at the end as a kind of fade out. It’s a great ending.