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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Will Saul's incredible DJ-Kicks mix has been nominated for Best Compilation in DJ Mag's Best of British 2014 poll
. If you love the mix as much as we do, we can use your help to make sure Will ends up with the title! Vote below and spread the word! Voting ends December 8th.
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Just in time for summer sexiness, we have a limited batch of DJ-Kicks tote bags to sport around town. To get your hands on one, pick up Will Saul's fantastic new DJ-Kicks from the !K7 web store
or select indie record shops, and it's yours for free, just cause we love you.
With two weeks to go before his DJ-Kicks mix hits stores, Will Saul has let loose with an EP featuring exclusive music produced for his mix. Having put in time as a top-notch A&R and label head helping to break some of the most vital artists in UK house and bass music, it's no surprise that there are some head-turning names contributing music here.
Tracks here from Bicep
featuring Joel Culpepper
, and Leon Vynehall
, have all built a steady buzz online, and can be expected to be heard on forward-thinking dance floors all summer long. Add to that a key slice of expert funk from Marquis Hawkes
, and you have an essential collection of tunes.
Will Saul's DJ-Kicks EP can be purchased digitally at Beatport
, and on vinyl at Juno
Bicep - "Nova"
Jabru feat. Joel Culpepper - "Church"
Marquis Hawkes - "Life Struggle"
Leon Vynehall - "Time"
is a bit of an electronic music renaissance man: DJ, producer, A&R, and label head of the respected Aus Music and Simple Records labels. He's also coming off of a big year in 2013: not only did he release his debut album under the alter ego Close, an avant guard dance-pop project that called upon high profile collaborators like Scuba and Appleblim, but so too did he make his debut in the live arena at clubs like London’s influential Fabric. With all of this under his belt, we knew a DJ-Kicks mix would be a banger, but Saul makes it clear that he's aiming for something even more special.
"I wanted the mix to represent how I DJ in the sense that the majority of my sets are made up mainly of my own, or my label’s, unreleased or forthcoming music. Hopefully this gives me something unique as DJ, not just as I play tracks that no one else has, but also because they are artists and tracks that I love enough to want to sign, so they really represent what I love about electronic music.
“With this in mind, I approached all my nearest and dearest for some tailor made exclusive tracks. The result is hopefully a mix that rekindles the thing I loved about listening to mixes 20 years ago – that unknown aspect where each new track is a surprise. In a time when all music/track IDs and myriad mixes are accessible at the click of a button, I hope this makes for something a little more interesting.”
For an idea of the excitement possible with this approach, take a listen to an exclusive new Bicep
track from the mix, below. Will Saul's DJ-Kicks mix will be released on June 16th on !K7. Full tracklist below the soundcloud player.
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and receive this track immediately.
CD Track List:
01. Will Saul & Komon - Bendy
02. Animal Hands - Beacon Island
03. Komon & Appleblim - The Visionary State
04. Joe Gray - Tozai
05. Cottam - Healing Process
06. Youandewan - Ego
07. Jabru - Church feat. Joel Culpepper
08. Lrusse - Presence
09. Walton - Birds
10. Leon Vynehall - Time
11. Will Saul & Komon - Two For One (DJ-Kicks)
12. Sei A - Reserve
13. Axel Boman - Dubbel (dub) / CLOSE feat. Tikiman - Born In A Rolling Barrel
14. Sei A - JTR
15. October - KR-100 Dub
16. David Clement - Follow Me Home (Lee Jones Remix)
17. Marquis Hawkes - Life Struggle
18. Bicep - Nova
19. Will Saul - Pedal Power
20. Legowelt - Etherial Techno Music Will Never Die
21. George FitzGerald - Wanting Needing
22. Gerry Read - Baseball
23. Escape - Flinch
24. Second Storey - Oxygene
LP Track List:
A1. Axel Boman - Dubbel (dub)
A2. Animal Hands - Beacon Island
A3. Joe Gray - Tozai
B1. Cottam - Healing Process
B2. Lrusse - Presence
B3. Walton - Birds
C1. Will Saul & Komon - Two For One (DJ-Kicks)
C2. October - KR-100 Dub
C3. David Clement - Follow Me Home (Lee Jones Remix)
D1. Legowelt - Etherial Techno Music Will Never Die
D2. Gerry Read - Baseball
D3. Second Storey - Oxygene