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.
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-Kicks will 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
We're pretty sure that if the need ever were to arise, A-Trak could always fall back on a career as a writer. From his tour diaries to his writing in the mainstream press, he excels at getting to the heart of the matter, and doing so in an entertaining fashion. It's fitting, then, that his two cents on the Deadmau5 / "All we do is press play" debacle are the first on the subject that we've chosen to share. Check out his thoughtful piece on Huffington Post. A-Track: Don't Push My Buttons
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
Okay, seriously, is anything going to slow this girl down? Barely a fortnight after the release of he DJ-Kicks mix (which happens to be receiving rave reviews, thank you) the London producer already has a new brand new remix to offer, and it's a banger. Head over to XLR8R for the download, and don't miss Maya on tour all year (like we said, she never stops!).