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Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival x DJ-Kicks This Weekend!

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)
1am-2am- Photek
2am-3am – Gold Panda
3am-4am – DJ Still Life

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Photek Interview With Dubspot

Dubspot is a digital production school in New York and LA specializing in arming the next generation of producers with the tools they’ll need to create incredible music. They caught up with Photek in SXSW this year to speak about his first music-making set-up, his advice to up-and-coming producers, and his DJ-Kicks mix.

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Photek US Tour Dates

Photek’s masterful DJ-Kicks mix is out this week in North America, and is currently charting on the iTunes Electronic chart. He’ll be hitting the road for a string of dates in the US to celebrate the release, including major electronic music festivals Together Boston, Symbiosis Fest, and the mighty DEMF. Having caught a taste in Austin, we’re sure you won’t want to miss the chance to see this man take to the decks!

4/5/12 – Washington, DC: U Street Music Hall (w/ Dieselboy)
4/6/12 – New York, NY: Cameo Gallery
4/7/12 – Boston, MA: Together Festival
4/20/12 – Charlotte, NC: The Fillmore
4/27/12 – Denver, CO: Beta

5/4/12 – Burnaby, BC: Venue TBA
5/18/12 – Pyramid Lake, NV: Symbiosis Fest
5/26/12 – Detroit, MI: DEMF

6/8/12 – San Francisco, CA: 1015 Read more…

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Photek Video Interview

Watching Photek in his studio is a bit like watching a master chef in the kitchen. We were lucky enough to drop in to his Los Angeles home base to chat about his massive DJ-Kicks mix, his first live show DJing with Peshay, and the inspiration behind the titles for some of the exclusive Photek tracks that appear on the mix. DJ-Kicks is out now everyone but the US, where it comes out on April 3rd. Read more…

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DJ-Kicks Comes To SXSW w/ Photek & Apparat

For serious music fans, SXSW in Austin is close to heaven on earth. Non-stop music of all sorts, plenty of beer & BBQ, and for those of us in colder climates, a chance to enjoy some mild weather before Spring is fully underway. This year, as a part of our celebration of 27 years of !K7 we’ll be kicking the festivities off with DJ sets from two of the recent stars of DJ-Kicks, Photek & Apparat.

The party will be free and won’t require a badge, so come one come all. In addition to the headliners, we also have a several special guests lined up, including artists who appear on Photek’s mix. We’re looking forward to starting the week of music off on the right foot with all our friends, and hope to see you there!

Wednesday March 14th @ Kingdom (103 E. St. Suite B, Austin)
DJ-Kicks SXSW w/ Photek, Apparat & more
8:00 PM – 2:00 AM • 21+ • FREE

Apparat’s DJ-Kicks is available now, and Photek’s mix will be released April 3rd, followed by a mix from Maya Jane Coles on April 17th. Read more…

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PHOTEK DJ-KICKS

Photek Some mixes are just mixes, but some change the agenda. Rupert Parkes, aka Photek, was determined that his DJ-Kicks set would be the latter. “I wanted to create one of those classic listening experiences,” he says. “With a mix like … read more…

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