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Matthew Dear To Mix First DJ-Kicks of 2017

k7346_matthew-dear_rgb_2500pxlsMatthew Dear is a man of many musical hats. A co-founder of the revered Ghostly International and Spectral Sound labels, Dear has a wide reaching discography under a number of aliases, including face melting techno as Jabberjaw, dark avant-pop under his own name and intricate minimal as Audion (whose Alpha LP was released on !K7 earlier this year). Now more than 15 years, five albums and 20 EPs into his esteemed career, Dear is exactly the sort of fascinating character that makes the very personal DJ-Kicks series so special.

DJ-Kicks is Dear's first work under his own name in some time. The mix proves that he is a master of subversion; someone who can head down a brain frying techno warren then effortlessly onto raw machine grooves via left-of-centre synth ditties and kaleidoscopic house music. DJ-Kicks also includes three exclusive new tracks; two as Audion, and one Matthew Dear original.

Matthew Dear's DJ-Kicks will be released 27th January 2017 on CD, 2LP & digital formats. Pre-orders are available now.
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Gold Panda Closes Out 2011 With 22-Track DJ-Kicks Mix

With the Motor City Drum Ensemble DJ-Kicks receiving rave reviews across the board and the just-announced Scuba mix stirring up heavy anticipation, closing out the year with a new mix from UK breakthrough producer Gold Panda almost feels like a victory lap, but it's more than that. Though not a 'DJ' per se, Panda (birth name Derwin Panda) has dug deep to assemble a stirring and of-the-moment mix featuring recognized masters like Ramadanman and Zomby as well as some less familiar names which none the less deliver the goods (full tracklist below). The mix also features an exclusive new Gold Panda track, "An Iceberg Hurtled Northward Through Clouds," which opens the mix. DJ-Kicks will be released internationally on October 31st, with a US release one week later on November 8th. Gold Panda will also be touring the UK & the United States in October; tour dates below. (Tracklist & tour dates after the jump)
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