Dj Kicks CD (2010)

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Specifications

Label K7 Records/red
SKU 215835909
UPC 730003726224
UPC 14 00730003726224
Format CD
Release Date 6/22/2010
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Author Kode9
Associated Artist/Work 330, Quarta
Associated Artist/Work Culprit
Associated Artist/Work Massive Music
Associated Artist/Work Quarta 330
Associated Artist/Work Spaceape
Technical Info
CatalogID K7 262CD
Lable Name !K7 (Record Label)
Released 06/21/2010
Original Release 2010
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 62m : 58s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
UPC 07300037262246
Musical Guests
Natalie Storm
Sarah Ann Webb
Flow Dan
Album Notes and Credits
DJ: Kode9.
Kode9, DJ/producer, Hyperdub head, author of Sonic Warfare, and tweeter of "bored of all 4500 unsolicited burial remixes. they are all shit. every single one," sticks his neck out once more. As much a reflection of the man's current sets as 2006's Dubstep Allstars, Vol. 3 was -- though this one does not feature the Spaceape's polarizing vocal menace throughout -- his DJ-Kicks is a vigorous synthesis of post-dubstep, grime, U.K. funky, broken beat, and avant R&B, with little in the way of "proper" dubstep. Most of the 31 selections date from late 2009 and 2010, but a few tracks from earlier in the decade are inconspicuously incorporated into the sequence. So, for instance, the dueling acid lines, piercing frequencies, and stuttering percussion from a Nubian Mindz remix of Aardvarck's "Re Spoken" (2001) are slotted between the drunken lurch of DVA's "Natty" (2010) and the sub-bass-enhanced downbeats of Morgan Zarate's "M.A.B." (2007). All three could have been released the same week. What's more significant is the range of sounds, that one fully interconnected set can contain Lone's wistful yet propellant "Once in a While" (which offsets the chill of Boards of Canada and the melancholy of Carl Craig with Inner City joy), Mujava's throttling "Pleaze Mugwanti," and Zomby's abstract "Spiralz" (in which technicolor pellets spray across sparse rat-a-tat rhythm). A few of Kode9's own productions are put to efficient use, including the penetrating dub of "You Don't Wash" and "Blood Orange," the latter a previously unissued (?) 2008-dated track that, with its resonant swarming FX and clacking percussion pressure, could have been a warning flare for 2009's "Black Sun." A handful of other Hyperdub releases, both recent and forthcoming, are led by Cooly G's ricocheting snares and Ill Blu's indelible bell melody. ~ Andy Kellman
Professional Reviews
Pitchfork (Website) - "The first 10 minutes alone flit through heaving synths, breakbeats, patches of dainty syncopation, heavily modulated baselines, and what might be a thumb-piano..."
Disc 1
1 Once In a While
2 Revo
3 Blood Orange
4 You Don't Wash [Dub] [DJ-Kicks] - (remix)
5 Phat Si
6 Bellion
7 Heston
8 Jelly Roll
9 Different Lekstrix
10 Move Down Low
11 Look Pon Me - (featuring Natalie Storm)
12 Jumeirah Riddim Sequel - (featuring Natalie Storm)
13 Pleaze Mugwanti
14 Natty
15 Re Spoken [Nubian Mindz Released Mix] - (remix)
16 M.A.B. - (featuring Sarah Ann Webb)
17 Dirty Illusions
18 Spiralz
19 It
20 Mr. Mister
21 2 Much Chat
22 Stiff
23 Mountain Dread March
24 Godzilla
25 Mountain Dread March (Reprise)
26 Footcrab
27 Bad
28 Cargo
29 Work Them
30 Bruzin (VIP)
31 Run - (featuring Flow Dan)
Product Attributes
Artist Kode9
Music Format Compact Disc

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