Next up on DJ-Kicks is Life And Death label founder DJ Tennis. He’s the first artist to ever be granted not one but two discs to showcase his eclectic yet coherent selection. The mix comes as a double CD and triple vinyl release featuring 4 exclusive tracks. Landing Friday 14th July.
DJ Tennis is Manfredi Romano, a lifelong music fanatic who started out managing punk bands, progressed to putting on leftfield events, set up one of the most important Italian rock and electronic booking agencies, then started the Life And Death label. Since then Life and Death has launched acts like Tale of Us, Mind against and Vaal. Tennis’s own recorded output is selective and stylish, often featuring real melodies and a musicality that can be lacking in dance music. That knack for the musical and emotive side of things characterises both cerebral mixes he has put together here.
The mix includes brand new original from DJ Tennis featuring Fink called ‘Certain Angels,’ plus new Tennis versions of tunes by Pole and Frank Brettschneider, and finally an unreleased track, ‘Paratrooper,’ from acclaimed Tel Aviv duo Red Axes. All in all it’s a thoughtfully composed mix that’s subversive yet seductive in equal measure. Pre-orders are available now.… read more...
We’ve just released a compilation of unmixed DJ-Kicks exclusive tracks from the past few years of the series, available now digitally and on CD here. The tracklist features highlights from the likes of DJ Koze, Matthew Dear, Marcel Dettmann, John Talabot and many more.
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The wait is over for Michael Mayer’s DJ-Kicks mix, out now on CD, 2LP and digital formats. In the words of Mixmag: “Rather than some lazy on-trend encapsulation of 2017, this is the sound of Michael Mayer being Michael Mayer.” Listen to the exclusive track The Horn Conspiracy and order the album here
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Tour dates after the jump
Michael Mayer is a multi-faceted talent. Kompakt, the label he co-runs, is an electronic music institution. He's also a gifted producer, as last year's album & demonstrated. This Spring, Mayer reminds us that he's a peerless DJ as he takes the reigns for an ambitious and satisfying DJ-Kicks mix. Spanning sixteen tracks, the mix finds Mayer in a generous mood, composing a musical journey that spans his ever-expanding record collection, and above all, his defining instinct to share the beauty of music with others.
“On an abstract level, the approach was basically the same for both projects”, observes Mayer. “For '&' I put together a group of people that are close to my heart. For Kicks it was a group of records that are like friends to me. All of the tracks I used went through heaven and hell with me. They've become true companions. Circling in on and bringing together these friends was the only criterion for the making of this mix. I wanted it to be as personal as possible.”
Michael Mayer's DJ-Kicks is released 19th May 2017 on CD, 2xLP and digital formats. The mix includes an exclusive Mayer production, "The Horn Conspiracy." Pre-orders are available now.
Tour dates after the jump.
Scoring a top 10 hit (as Breach
has this summer with "Jack") is a dream come true for most musicians. It also must be a little bit strange though, especially for an artist with the history and depth that Breach (a/k/a Ben Westbeech) has. In fact, the Breech project was originally conceived as an underground counterpart to the Westbeech's work under his given name. “The thing is not to lose sight of why you started making music in the first place," he says. "I wasn’t trying to get in the Top Ten. I just care about making deep records that I get off on.”
It's those same "deep records" that are showcased on Breach's new DJ-Kicks mix; which deftly incorporates everything from €2 basement finds (in the form of Winx - "How's The Music") to spanking new tracks from some of Westbeech's contemporaries, and of course, a new original Breach track made specifically for the mix. “I’ve grown up with DJ Kicks," Westbeech says. "For me it’s a very important series and I didn’t want to throw it together at a time when I’ve never been as busy. It came at a pretty crazy point in my life, but I feel I’ve done myself justice with it.”
Breach - DJ-Kicks
is out November 11th (12th in the US). Full tracklist and tour dates after the jump.
As we continue to celebrate 27 years of !K7 Records
, we've partnered with the good folks at Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival
to help curate an line-up featuring some of our favorite musicians. The festival takes place in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (N. 6th St. to be precise) Friday and Saturday November 9th & 10th. Our stage will be on Friday the 9th at Music Hall of Williamsburg
(66 North 6th St.) and will feature the amazing talents of Photek
and Gold Panda
, both of whom have released incredible DJ-Kicks mixes themselves, as well as a DJ set from The Rapture
, Baltimore's master DJ / Producer Karizma
, San Francisco's Grenier
(who has several tracks on Photek's DJ-Kicks as DJG) and Brooklyn's own DJ Still Life
. Things are kicking off at 9:00 and going way late, so come through and party with us!
Single day and double day tickets are still available
, and give you access to all participating Festival venues for the day of your ticket. The full festival line-up is available at http://bemf.meanredproductions.com
, and set times for the DJ-Kicks stage are below.
9pm-10pm – Grenier
10pm-11pm – Karizma
12am-1am – Vito & Druzzi (The Rapture)
2am-3am – Gold Panda
3am-4am – DJ Still Life
We've already posted a couple of times about the 27!K7 Exclusives series
, which has included tracks from DJ-Kicks alums Apparat, Wolf + Lamb & Soul Clap, Motor City Drum Ensemble and Hercules And Love Affair. We thought you'd be excited to hear that not only are those tracks receiving a limited vinyl release, but the collection will also include a USB card loaded with every single DJ-Kicks mixes !K7 has released
in its entirety. That's close to two full days of classic electronic music in one shot! In addition, the 27!K7 Exclusives
box set will include all eight exclusive tracks from the series, special anniversary slipmats, and a limited edition poster. Copies of the box are limited to 500 worldwide.
Pre-orders 27!K7 Exclusives Featuring All 41 DJ-Kicks titles