Tag: DJ-Kicks

[Interview] Kickin’ It With DJ Seinfeld

With a first career chapter nothing short of remarkable, DJ Seinfeld has quickly established himself as one of the scene’s most diverse and interesting figures. Having already released under aliases Rimbaudian (Emotive House) and Birds of Sweden (Drum & Bass), it was the 2017 introduction of the Seinfeld moniker, with underground hit single ‘U’, that catapulted the soft spoken Swedish artist to international acclaim. By presenting music rooted in nostalgia, colored by dusty and analogue house grooves, DJ Seinfeld has now found praise coming from all corners of the music and media sphere. Since ‘U’ (which appeared on 2017’s “Time ... Read more

Interview: Will Saul

Will Saul, the prolific Producer and DJ behind Simple Records and Aus Music, has a new concept mix series up his sleeve with the first edition out at the end of the month. Entitled “Inside Out,” the series kicks off with Will himself in the mix for its first edition, and draws from his strong curatorial ear and expert insight into specific sound worlds. Blurring the boundaries between traditional artist albums and mix compilations, “Inside Out” encourages artists to showcase their own music and/or those in their respective circles. By giving artists solo creative freedom, each edition features 100% new ... Read more

Interview: Kerri Chandler

Ever since his teens, New Jersey native Kerri Chandler has been making and playing music with a unique sense of soul, jazz and undeniable sense of DEEP. From releaseing on majors like Atlantic, King Street Sounds and Nervous via his own Madhouse label, his work is never short of a genre-defining classic. Kerri’s dynamic, keyboard-infused DJ sets are consistently showcased at the world’s best clubs and festivals, as well as being a frequent visitor, and fan of, many Amsterdam based organizations. On 20 October, Kerri Chandler dropped his edition to the famed DJ-KICKS mix series, structuring it as a musical ... Read more

DJ Tennis Announces New DJ-Kicks Multi Disc Mix

Life and Death label founder DJ Tennis has been tapped for the latest edition of DJ-Kicks. This edition of the long running series is due out on 14 July and comes in the form of a very special 2xCD or 3x vinyl, featuring four exclusive tracks – a brand new DJ Tennis original featuring Fink and called ‘Certain Angles,’ plus new Tennis versions of tunes by Pole and Frank Bretschneider, and an unreleased track, ‘Paratrooper,’ from acclaimed duo Red Axes. On the release, Disc 1 is an eclectic slow burner that mixes paino, synths, broken beats and textured sounds with ... Read more

DJ-Kicks Starts Off 2017 With Matthew Dear

After a year that saw contributions from Marcel Dettmann and Jackmaster (to name a few), DJ-Kicks kicks off 2017 with Matthew Dear. The DJ, Producer, and instrumentalist has a wide reaching discography, everything from the face melting techno of Jabberjaw, to the intricate minimal of Audion. His pensive but playful music is an intoxicating distillation of many different influences, often with his own stylised vocals at the centre. Now, some 15 years, 5 albums, and 20 EPs into his career, Matthew once again proves a master of subversion. Check out the full tracklist below, which includes three brand new and ... Read more

Stream Marcel Dettmann’s DJ-Kicks IN FULL Now!

Following Jackmaster and Moodymann, Marcel Dettmann is now set to release his DJ-Kicks edition tomorrow, but you can stream the mix in full now. As the Berghain resident states on the mix, “[it is a]lost and found story – I can draw from 25 years of collecting records, digging deep, revisiting, researching,” resulting in 19 tracks spanning a wide array of subgenres; ranging from a new vocal-led Stnuff Trax release, to rapping on Clarence G’s 1991 release ‘Cause I Said It Right’. Marcel will also be in Amsterdam for the Amsterdam Dance Event for a special DJ-Kicks release party on ... Read more

Marcel Dettmann Celebrates DJ-Kicks With Intimate ADE Showcase

Amsterdam’s multi purpose OT301 will play host to an intimate celeration of Marcel Dettmann’s DJ-Kicks contribution during ADE 2016. Presented by LET, and featuring support from Dekmantel‘s Thomas Martojo, Dettmann will takes the reigns with a four hour set, exploring the diverse sounds featured on the highly anticipated mix for both the critics and more casual listeners. Pre Order Marcel Dettmann’s DJ-Kicks HERE 20 October | Marcel Dettmann DJ-Kicks Release | Tickets | OT301

ADE ’16 Essentials: Thursday, October 20

The day you start appreciating and anticipating autumn, is the day you move to Amsterdam. Because as soon as the first bunch of events start filling up on the Facebook timelines, you know the best is about to come… Amsterdam Dance Event. A week of the electronic dance music family, old legends, new-comers, the outcasts (subgenres) – all coming together to showcase the state-of-art electronic dance music. It’s easy to lose track (or even head) with well over 450 events already scheduled, in around 100 clubs and venues all over Amsterdam welcoming over 2000 performers (no, really)! Thus as every ... Read more

Marcel Dettmann Tapped For Latest DJ-Kicks Edition

Marcel Dettmann is set to release the latest edition of esteemed mix series DJ-Kicks, arriving on 14 October. The latest chapter in a career of achievement, Dettmann follows recent submissions by the likes of Moodymann and Jackmaster, with an unreleased production heavy mix meant for the connoisseurs and the casuals. As the Berghain resident states on the mix, “[it is a]lost and found story – I can draw from 25 years of collecting records, digging deep, revisiting, researching,” resulting in 19 tracks spanning a wide array of subgenres; ranging from a new vocal-led Stnuff Trax release, to rapping on Clarence ... Read more

Interview: Jackmaster

An artist is a stunt without his philosophy. Meanwhile, how many dance music artists even have a philosophy? Can there be a substantial philosophy behind DJing? As can this craft even be called art? Furthermore, how many of the times we go to parties and gigs, do we go for the DJ, who’s philosophy, personality and approach to music we are aware of? Furthermore, admire. This interview reveals one of Jack Revill, AKA Jackmaster. Today Jackmaster’s over ten years spanning career has led to his latest (and one of very few) release on K7’s prestigious DJ-Kicks series (out on July 8). Drawing ... Read more

Stream Jackmaster’s DJ-Kicks In Full Now

Prior to its release tomorrow, Jackmaster has provided fans with an early stream of his DJ-Kicks release. The 25 track compilation draws its inspiration from the city’s that have developed Jackmaster’s sound, including Chicago, Detroit and, of course, his native Glasgow. Find more information and stream Jackmaster’s DJ-Kicks – HERE Tracklist: 1. LNRDCROY – Freedom for Antboy II 2. Denis Sulta – My Soul Needs Justice 3. Phil Moffa – Centre Of The World 4. X_1 – Happy Hippie Hifi 5. Eliphino – Isabella Road 6. Massimiliano Pagliara – I Am Running All My Drum Machines At Once and Dancing ... Read more

Stream Moodymann’s Entire DJ-Kicks Mix For Free

Out 19 February, iconic Detroit DJ & Producer Moodymann curates and mixes the 51st edition of !K7’s famed DJ-Kicks series. Over 3 vinyls, 75 minutes, and 30 tracks, Moodymann aka Kenny Dixon Jr fuses jazz, funk, soul, blues and rock in an unpredictable, esoteric way. Much like his DJ sets, DJ-Kicks 51 brings listeners into Moodymann’s musical environment, from sensual sounds to depraved grooves. You can Pre Order Moodymann’s first commercial mix CD and check out the tracklist below. With 11 exclusive Moodymann edits and a slew of tracks from his inner circle, DJ-Kicks 51. Stream DJ-Kicks 51 for free ... Read more

ADE Essentials: Friday (Oct 16)

As Amsterdam’s sprawling (and over-crowded) festival season is far from over, many Facebook timelines are already devoted to the, literally, hundreds of events that are expected during this year’s 20th anniversary of Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE). The tone is set for this highly anticipated week in October where Amsterdam’s historic city centre will serve as the playground for dance lovers, DJs, club owners, bookers, promoters, manufacturers from the electronic music industry and many other influentials. The amount of events is staggering with some 400+ performances alone, let alone a week worth of workshops, film screenings, tutorials, technology showcases, and much ... Read more

!K7 Resurrects DJ Trading Cards

Celebrating the 50th instalment in its famed DJ-Kicks mixtape series, German label !K7 has revived its DJ trading card series. Originally launched in 1996, featuring such artists as Richie Hawtin, Sven Väth, DJ Hell, Derrick May, and Juan Atkins, the newly relaunched set of 20 includes such names as Nina Kraviz, Actress, Carl Craig, Four Tet, Will Saul, Maceo Plex, Maya Jane Coles and John Talabot. Each card features stats like the number of bookings each has racked up over the past year, their longest ever track length, remixes and social fan count. The original collection features stats such as average BPM, total remixes and ... Read more