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Brandt Brauer Frick DJ-Kicks Teaser Video #1

It's now less than two weeks until Brandt Brauer Frick release their epic DJ-Kicks mix. Given that the band has always thrived in the visual medium, it's not a surprise that they've put together a few teaser clips for the projects. We're not 100% sure what's happening in this one, but we're ready to learn more! DJ-Kicks will be released on February 24th. Pre-orders are now available via iTunes, Amazon, and the !K7 Store.
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Download Brandt Brauer Frick’s DJ-Kicks Exclusive, “Hugo”

bbf-pics-selection3 med As the February 24th release date of Brandt Brauer Frick's DJ-Kicks draws closer, the Berlin trio has shared another of their exclusive compositions from the mix. Compared to "Bommel," another original which debuted in December, "Hugo" is slightly more reserved, though no less driving. Staccato synths evoke a strobe-lit dancefloor before giving way to chugging house grove laced with the group's signature tactile percussive sounds. Stream "Hugo" below. A download is also available when signing up to Brandt Brauer Frick's email list. DJ-Kicks will be available in stores on February 24th, and pre-orders are no available through iTunes, Amazon, and the !K7 Store.
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Another Winner From Brandt Brauer Frick’s DJ-Kicks

It's always a pleasure for us when an artist mines their community of creative contemporaries for custom, exclusive tracks for their mixes. Brandt Brauer Frick's DJ-Kicks features five such tracks (as well as three new ones of their own) which they pressed up on one-of-a-kind dubplates in order to record their mix using only vinyl. Glenn Astro's "How I Miss You" is a haunting number whose mood fits the yearning of the vocal refrain. The full mix, which the trio recorded in the DJ booth at Berlin's mega club Watergate, is out on February 24th.
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Hear An Exclusive Cosmin TRG Track From Brandt Brauer Frick’s DJ-Kicks

BBF_CosminTRG_YouTube In addition to three new tracks from Brandt Brauer Frick themselves, the upcoming DJ-Kicks mixed by Berlin’s trio of Daniel Brandt, Jan Brauer and Paul Frick also features several exclusive pieces of music from their extended artistic circle. Which means … read more...

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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. Full track list after the jump.
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Breach DJ-Kicks Interview Special

Buoyed but the the huge success of his international hit "Jack," Breach (a/k/a Ben Westbeech) is a bona fide star in the dance music world. Even so, he approached his DJ-Kicks mix with intelligence and humility. As he says in our interview special below, he aimed to include the music that was most important to him, in order to show his growing audience where his roots lie, and where his head is at. Breach's wonderful DJ-Kicks mix is out now: iTunesAmazon!K7 store
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Listen to “Beroving,” The Exclusive Track From Breach’s Forthcoming DJ-Kicks

From his forthcoming DJ-Kicks this November, Breach shares his exclusive track "Beroving," which means "deprivation" in Dutch. It's a beautiful, evocative sound from the interface of house and techno, a world away from "Jack," but every bit as good. “Since 'Jack's' blown, I've been gigging so much, just on the road all the time. My life is missing sleep. I'm deprived of making music and being in the studio. I put this mix together and did the track in such a short space of time. I'm deprived of time at the moment so it seemed like a fitting word.”
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John Talabot Shares Tempel Rytmik’s “Anagrama” From His Upcoming DJ-Kicks

In advance of his DJ-Kicks' November 12th release, John Talabot has shared another new exclusive track by one of his new projects Tempel Rytmik. "This is the exclusive track I produced with Alexander Berg from the mighty swedish duo Genius of Time. He's one of the most talented people I ever met and was a pleasure working in Berlin with him. Really looking forward to do some more tracks with him."
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John Talabot’s DJ-Kicks Exclusive: “Without You”

In advance of his DJ-Kicks' November 12th release, John Talabot has shared his exclusive new track "Without You," made specifically for the mix. Featuring a repeated vocal refrain drenched in reverb and razor sharp synthesizer flourishes, the track feels both fresh and classic. Keep your eye on this space for more new music from DJ-Kicks leading up to the release.
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Poll: What’s Your Favorite DJ-Kicks?

40% off the top five DJ-Kicks, as voted by YOU

Over the course of nearly two decades of DJ-Kicks, we're always hearing which entries in the series stand out as favorites. And surprisingly, we get a wide variety of answers. From the sleek techno of the series' beginning (C.J. Bolland, Carl Craig) to the smoked-out sounds of late-90s mixes from Nightmares on Wax and Kid Loco, to recent mixes from rising stars like Maya Jane Coles and Motor City Drum Ensemble, everyone seems to have a few favorites that sit on the top of the heap. With new entries on the way from John Talabot and Breach, we thought we'd put the vote to you, and offer the top five DJ-Kicks as chosen by the fans for a special price on the !K7 store. The rules are simple: vote on up to five choices below*, and we'll offer the winning five mixes at an unbeatable discount of 40% off in the !K7 store. Voting ends Thursday October 17th, and we'll announce the results in the following week's newsletter (which, by the way, you can sign up for here).

* select titles are out of stock, and not included on the poll

Top Five DJ-Kicks Sale Poll
C.J. Bolland0%
Carl Craig0%
Claude Young0%
Kruder & Dorfmeister0%
DJ Cam0%
Terranova0%
Smith & Mighty0%
Andrea Parker0%
Kemistry & Storm0%
Thievery Corporation0%
Kid Loco0%
Stereo MC's0%
Nightmares On Wax0%
Trüby Trio0%
Vikter Duplaix0%
Playgroup0%
Tiga0%
Chicken Lips0%
Daddy G0%
The Glimmers0%
Annie0%
Hot Chip0%
Booka Shade0%
Chromeo0%
Juan MacLean0%
James Holden0%
Kode90%
Apparat0%
Wolf + Lamb vs. Soul Clap0%
Motor City Drum Ensemble0%
Scuba0%
Gold Panda0%
Photek0%
Maya Jane Coles0%
Digitalism0%
Hercules And Love Affair0%
Maceo Plex0%
Erlend Øye0%
Four Tet0%
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