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Brandt Brauer Frick Mix First DJ-Kicks of 2014

K7311_digitalThe artistic development of Brandt Brauer Frick from their debut album You Make Me Real in 2010 to this year’s watershed Miami has been thrilling to watch. The rigid formula of their early work (techno arrangements, acoustic instruments) has given way to a more catholic approach to music making, all the while retaining the tactile, polyrhythmic elements that make the trio’s sound so immediate.

The group’s entry to the DJ-Kicks series gives them the chance to further showcase their many talents; this time as curators and DJs. Wary of the sterility of some computer assembled mixes, they opted to record the mix live, during a daytime session at the legendary Berlin club Watergate, using all vinyl. As the mix contains eight previously unheard exclusive tracks (three new Brandt Brauer Frick productions and five from the group’s artist community), they pressed up special vinyl dubplates of material for the mix, once again prizing a human, hand-held aesthetic even while collecting an essential batch of edgy electronic music.

One of the exclusive new Brandt Brauer Frick tracks from the mix can be heard below, as premiered earlier today by Pitchfork. DJ-Kicks will be released on February 24th, 2014.

CD:

01. Jan Jelinek – HipBird
02. Inkswel – Australaborialis
03. Theo Parrish – Electric Alleycat
04. Dollkraut – Rollercoaster *
05. William Onyeabor – Better Change Your Mind
06. Max Graef – Bummse
07. Brandt Brauer Frick – Bommel *
08. Kingdom – Stalker Ha
09. Parental Control – Feel Like / Le K – Abraz *
10. Alfabet (Awanto 3 & Tom Trago) – Lap The Music
11. Fantastic Man – Late At Night
12. Brandt Brauer Frick – Out Of Tash *
13. Galaxy 2 Galaxy feat. Atlantis – Transition
14. Peverelist – Sun Dance
15. DJ Do Bass – To Catchy
16. French Fries – White Screen
17. Chico Mann – Soul Freedom
18. James Braun & Troels Abrahamsen – Wooden Knuckles *
19. Glenn Astro – How I Miss You *
20. Philogresz – Edge
21. Bok Bok & Tom Trago – Vector
22. Cosmin TRG – Echolab Disaster *
23. MMM – Re-tics
24. Jam City – How We Relate To The Body
25. Brandt Brauer Frick – Hugo (DJ-Kicks)
26. Machinedrum – Now U Know Tha Deal 4 Real
27. Thundercat – Tenfold
28. Dean Blunt – Galice

* exclusively produced for DJ-Kicks

LP:

A1. Brandt Brauer Frick – Hugo (DJ-Kicks)
A2. Glenn Astro – How I Miss You *
A3. Piano Tool

B1. Galaxy 2 Galaxy feat. Atlantis – Transition
B2. Le K – Abraz *
B3. Percussion Tool

C1. Dollkraut – Rollercoaster *
C2. Parental Control – Feel Like

D1. James Braun & Troels Abrahamsen – Wooden Knuckles *
D2. Cosmin TRG – Echolab Disaster *

* exclusively produced for DJ-Kicks

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