Various – DJ Kicks – The Exclusives (CD Review)

Over the last decade !K7’s DJ Kicks series of releases has covered an eclectic array of electronic music and to celebrate that and the release of Annie’s Mix (their 25th in the series) they have compiled ‘The Exclusives’. From the druggy sample driven easy sounds of DJ Cam and Terranova to the beat led downtempo of Kruder & Dorfmeister and Kid Loco through the posing electro of Playgroup and Tiga’s warmed raps there is a great spread of tunes; something for everyone in fact.



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Carl Craig, Glimmers and Annie’s ‘Wedding’ raise the tempo seriously and both with a flourish of harshly clipped electronica and well judged swoops of synths, strings and floating vocals. Personally, the highlights are the ever brilliant Erlend Oye and the consistently great Playgroup contributions as their undeniably eighties sound is back again with a vengeance and sounding fresh again.

Label : !K7

Release Date : 27 February 2006

The DJ Kicks “The Exclusives” microsite below is where you can listen to each and every track, watch Tiga, Carl Craig and Terranova’s videos and enter a great competition to win one of 10 sets of the complete DJ Kicks series!

Website : www.dj-kicks.com

Tracklisting

  • Black Baby – Kruder & Dorfmeister [6:19]
  • Bronx Theme – DJ Cam [7:46]
  • Contact – Terranova [4:48]
  • It Takes A Thief – Thievery Corporation [4:09]
  • Flyin’ On 747 – Kid Loco [4:56]
  • High Jazz – Truby Trio [8:12]
  • Sensuality – Vikter Duplaix [3:59]
  • Behind The Wheel (Electroca$h Radio Mix) – Playgroup [4:47]
  • Hot In Herre – Tiga [3:52]
  • Bad Skin – Chicken Lips [4:13]
  • Black Keys Work – Erlend Oye [3:36]
  • Cassette – Glimmers [5:55]
  • Wedding – Annie [5:09]
  • DJ Kicks – Carl Craig [9:20]

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