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."
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.
One of Maceo Plex's stated goal with his DJ-Kicks mix was to take a forward-looking approach to the music and selection, rather than getting mired in retro-ism. That emphasis on the future seems to have extended to this video interview, which sees the DJ / producer speaking about his contribution to the DJ-Kicks series amidst some incredible 3D visuals from The Butchers. Maceo Plex's DJ-Kicks is out this week. Grab a free track, see tour dates, and order the album at http://www.dj-kicks.com/maceoplex
It's always a pleasure when DJ-Kicks artists challenge themselves for the new piece of music they create for their mix. In keeping with the dark, futuristic feel of his set, Maceo Plex departs slightly from the disco and bassline sounds for which he's highly regarded and delivers a complex and reflective track in "Galactic Cinema." Beatport will have a single featuring both "Galactic Cinema" and another DJ-Kicks exclusive track "Mind on Fire" on April 15th. The full DJ-Kicks mix comes out April 29th/30th.
We're now in week two of the 27!K7 Exclusives series, and are already feeling extremely lucky to have contributions from many of our favorite artists. This week's EP features a new collaborative track from Wolf + Lamb and Soul Clap. Ever since their amazing DJ-Kicks together, we've known that it's something special when these guys work together. The EP also includes a heavy new track from Berlin's Brandt Brauer Frick. Remember to check back each Tuesday through October 16th; we'll have more great music for you.
We've just shared one of two exclusive tracks from Hercules & Love Affair's tremendously fun DJ-Kicks. Haze Factory, who hail from Vienna, are currently working with Andy Butler on new Hercules material, so it's a safe bet that you'll be hearing more from them!
As a part of the ongoing celebration of 27 years of !K7 Records, today sees the launch of 27!K7 Exclusives, a four week series of exclusive music from !K7's artists and recent DJ-Kicks contributors. Every Tuesday through October 16th, a new double-sided EP will be posted for free download at http://www.k7-27.com/tracks. Starting things off today is a new track from Motor City Drum Ensemble, backed with a cover of a Danish pop hit from When Saints Go Machine. Check back Tuesday Nov. 2nd for another pair of tracks, and thanks for 27 great years!
Digitalism's beast of a DJ-Kicks mix is out this week (friends in the States need to wait until July 10th) and you can hear it right now in it's entirety via Fact Magazine. In addition to great music from the likes of WhoMadeWho, Alex Gopher, Vitalic & more, the mix also includes a hefty batch of new Digitalism tracks that you can't get anywhere else, including an exclusive mix of The Rapture and a new edit of Gai Barone. The guys are still touring tirelessly, so don't miss a chance to see them if they come to your town, and enjoy the take-home version in the meantime!
When speaking with Jens Moelle and İsmail Tüfekçi, the two men behind Digitalism, we learned that they're really quite big fans of DJ-Kicks. Perhaps their love of the series explains why they dug so deep for their own mix, blessing us with a heap of exclusive, unreleased Digitalism material, as well as a new edit, a new remix, two "club weapons" which have appeared in their sets for years but have yet to see an official release, and of course a connoisseur's selection of tracks that give a window into their "sonic universe." We thought it was only fair to match the duo's generosity and offer a brand new track to download. Grab "A New Drug" below, and check out the full album tracklist. Digitalism's DJ-Kicks will be available July 10th on CD, LP & digital download, and the group will be touring internationally in support of the release. Tracklist
01. AXEL LE BARON & KURBATOV - MENACE (ORIGINAL MIX) 02. SURRENDER ! - TRAVELLERS (SHAROOZ REMIX) 03. HEY TODAY! - 83 04. ALEX GOPHER - BRAIN LEECH 05. TWR72 - SUMMER 06. DIGITALISM - FALLIN * 07. GAI BARONE - ALICUDI (DIGITALISM ELECTRO CLASH EDIT) * 08. DIGITALISM - SIMPLY DEAD * 09. WHOMADEWHO - THE SUN 10. KÖLSCH - LORELEY 11. GRAUZONE - RAUM (ATA'S EXTENDED MIX) 12. TOMAS BARFOD - CAME TO PARTY 13. DIGITALISM - A NEW DRUG * 14. DIGITALISM - SILENZ * 15. HIROKI ESASHIKA - KAZANE 16. VITALIC - SECOND LIVES 17. DIGITALISM - SO TOTALLY GOOD * 18. HOUSEMEISTER - SOMMER 19. THE RAPTURE - SAIL AWAY (DIGITALISM REMIX) * 20. THE SNEEKERS - TEDDY (ORIGINAL MIX) 21. AUTOTUNE - KEEP IT WRONG 22. DIGITALISM - THE PICTURES * * = DJ-Kicks exclusive LP Tracklist A1. DIGITALISM - FALLING A2. GAI BARONE - ALICUDI (DIGITALISM ELECTRO CLASH EDIT) B1. DIGITALISM - SIMPLY DEAD B2. DIGITALISM - A NEW DRUG C1. DIGITALISM - SO TOTALLY GOOD C2. DIGITALISM - SILENZ D1. THE RAPTURE - SAIL AWAY (DIGITALISM REMIX) D2. DIGITALISM - THE PICTURES
When we posted "L.O.V.E," the exclusive Motor City Drum Ensemble DJ-Kicks track to our Soundcloud, we knew we had something special, but we didn't know that it would become the most listened to, commented on and favorited track on our profile so far. To say thanks, we're sharing another tasty gift from the mix with you, an exclusive MCDE extended edit of Philippe Sarde's 'Le Cortége Et Course.' The original comes from the soundtrack to the 1972 film "Cesar et Rosalie," and the full version of the edit is exclusive to the DJ-Kicks vinyl. Enjoy! Philippe Sarde- Le Cortège Et Course (Motor City Drum Ensemble Re-Edit) by !K7 Records