Apparat DJ-Kicks Breakdown (Part 1)

The best DJ mixes reflect not only on the taste of their creators, but also on a general feeling, an aesthetic, perhaps a specific scene, inspiration, or moment in time. Taken with Apparat's DJ-KiCKS as we are, we asked him if he could give us a bit more background on where he was coming from when selecting certain tracks. His characteristically thoughtful answers are below, with another batch of track discussions coming soon. The idea behind the mix is that it’s all very current. Three or four years ago I got a little bored of electronic music, but there are a lot of exciting artists around at the moment. The mix is kind of an overview of what’s happening right now. (more after the jump)