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HERCULES AND LOVE AFFAIR DJ-KICKS

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 … read more...

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GOLD PANDA DJ-KICKS

Compilations series’ come and go, but one that’s not only survived, yet constantly sought to evolve and provide the best in cutting edge music, is the legendary DJ-Kicks sets on !K7 Records. What’s always impressed about their releases has been … read more...

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SCUBA DJ-KICKS

Scuba DJ-KicksThe one thing that Paul Rose, better known as Scuba, really doesn’t want you to do is to try and pin him down. His roots are in London’s dubstep scene, but he lives in the techno metropolis of Berlin. His … read more...

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MOTOR CITY DRUM ENSEMBLE – DJ-KICKS

Danilo was always incredibly young with things. He started producing at the age of eleven—“way
too early” as he jokes—having his first release out just five years later: Inverse Cinematics’ “Slow Swing”, released on Pulver Records in 2002, and ended … read more...

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WOLF+LAMB VS SOUL CLAP DJ-KICKS

Wolf + Lamb vs Soul ClapThere’s evil abroad in the world of dance music and the Wolf + Lamb/Soul Clap Justice League are the last line of defence. This coalition of glitterball superheroes and 4AM villains has come together to fight the forces of too … read more...

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APPARAT DJ-KICKS

apparatSasha Ring’s work under his Apparat moniker has always been evolving; over three albums on the Shitkatapult label and the collaborative full lengths with Ellen Allien and Modeselektor as Moderat on Bpitch Control, he’s surprised a lot of listeners with … read more...

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KODE9 DJ-KICKS

kode9Kode9’s grasp on the throat of bass music in 2010 is almost unparalleled. His trend setting record label, Hyperdub, is in its sixth year of viral contagion; he’s become a published author on the theory of sound abuse and sonic … read more...

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JAMES HOLDEN DJ-KICKS

james holdenJames Holden may not be a household name, but to fans of adventurous, progressive electronic sounds, the British techno sorcerer and psychedelic shaman is renowned as a genius.  So revered are his talents that he’s been tapped to remix some … read more...

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JUAN MACLEAN DJ-KICKS

Juan maclean Cover That Juan MacLean is just a bundle of contradictions. Here he’s created one of the year’s best mix CDs—and not just a proper party mix, which it certainly is, but even what you might call an “important” mix, a timely … read more...

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CHROMEO DJ-KICKS

chromeoTrue to the series’ standard, Chromeo’s selection takes in sounds you’d be hard-pressed to hear almost anywhere else: early ’80s disco and R&B that sound little like the Italo and space disco currently enjoying a rise in hipster cred. Bursting … read more...

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