MP3: Juan MacLean / James Holden – ‘DJ Kicks’ Exclusives
There are few, if any, mix series in history that are as reliable and iconic as !K7′s ‘DJ Kicks’. I mean – with pasts compilers including Booka Shade, Chromeo, Hot Chip, Annie, Nightmares On Wax, Erlend Øye, Four Tet, and a heap more – very few can compete.
And, only half way through 2010, we’ve already seen two classic new entries into the series.
Firstly, there was DFA’s Juan MacLean, whose ‘DJ Kicks’ mix – released in April – showcased his enduring love of house music. Smooth and effortless, it treated grooves as a window into the soul. You can check out a full tracklist here.
Juan even threw in the all-new and exclusive track, “Feel So Good”, which you can download for free below. Featuring LCD Soundsystem’s Nancy Whang on vocals and a drum loop from Jerry Fuchs (RIP), the beat is absolutely unshakeable.
MP3: Juan MacLean – “Feel So Good” (‘DJ Kicks’ Exclusive)
If this wasn’t enough, UK electronic prodigy James Holden released his volume of the ‘DJ Kicks’ series in May. Specialising in ambient techno and cerebral IDM, the selection was joyously leftfield: alien, yet inexplicably organic. You can check out a full tracklist here.
In classic ‘DJ Kicks’ style, Holden also included an exclusive track: his first solo single in four years, “Triangle Folds”. You can download it below.
MP3: James Holden – “Triangle Folds” (‘DJ Kicks’ Exclusive)
Juan MacLean’s ‘DJ Kicks’ is out now on !K7
James Holden’s ‘DJ Kicks’ is out now on !K7