One of the things we love about Hercules And Love Affair's output is the feeling of joy and spontaneity that shines through so much of Andy Butler's work. Take the new music video for the DJ-Kicks exclusive track "Release Me." A minimal set, a sexy outfit, a single dancer, some bubble wrap and some vintage video effects come together to exceed the sum of their parts to an incredible degree. Keep doing what you're doing guys, we're loving it!
HALA's fantastic DJ-Kicks mix is out now. Here are some places to grab it:
iTunes • !K7 store • Amazon • Boomkat
One of the first custom items we've created for !K7's new online store is a special limited Hercules And Love Affair / DJ-Kicks collaboration t-shirt. For a group as stylish as the Love Affair, we knew we needed something with a unique look, and together we've created something we're pretty sure will turn some heads. What's more, pre-orders will receive a download link for the album on Friday, in advance of the release date. Quantity is extremely limited in order to keep this special, so don't get left behind on this one! Once they're gone, they're gone.
It’s all too easy for nostalgia to tip into something negative. At its best it’s a celebration of the best the past has to offer while putting it balance into a contemporary context; at its worst it’s moaning that things aren’t as good as they used to be.Hercules & Love Affair have always been firmly in the first category. Main man Andy Butler takes classic house and disco sounds and uses them to craft dance music that has one foot in the pas… read more...
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!
It's official. After an epic year full of amazing mixes, Hercules And Love Affair will be mixing the last DJ-Kicks of 2012. And what a way to go out. Drawing inspiration from his earliest experiences at warehouse parties, the classic sound of 90's house, and even the unique spirituality of the nightclubbing experience, front man Andy Butler has created a timeless mix that pulses with energy and excitement. Hercules And Love Affair's DJ-Kickswill be released October 29th on CD, vinyl, and digital download. Tracklist below.
1. Mankind - Don't Keep Me Waiting
2. Rhythm Mode:D - Can You Feel It (Reach To The Top)
3. Hercules And Love Affair - Release Me (DJ-Kicks) *
4. Fax Yourself - Strut Your Techno Stuff
5. Klubb Kidz - Don't Want To Hurt You (Skool Flava Dub)
6. Solution - Feels So Right
7. DJ Duke Presents Freedom - Love Don't Come Easy (Power Dub)
8. Cloud 9 - Do You Want Me
9. Mark Imperial - The Acieed That Ate New York
10. Inflagranti - Magojiro
11. Haze Factory - A Bit Of Redemption *
12. Fierce Ruling Diva - Allemaal, Allemaal!
13. Jump Chico Slamm - Feel Free
14. Z.A.M. - Africa Freedom (Johannesburg Dub Mix)
* = DJ-Kicks Exclusive