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Seth Troxler Announces DJ Kicks Compilation
Compilation is scheduled for release October 16 via K7! Records

Over the past decade, Seth Troxler has become a visionary and authentic voice in dance music, his jovial personality cutting through the noise and continually playing by his own rules. …

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Hear DJ Koze's Edit of Portable's "Surrender"
The 'Kosi Edit' of 'Surrender' is another exclusive from DJ Koze's upcoming DJ-Kicks.

Following on from the stream of “I Haven’t Been Everywhere But It’s On My List”—one of DJ Koze’s exclusive cuts on his upcoming DJ-Kicks compilation—!K7 has released a full stream of …

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Hear a New DJ Koze Track
'I haven't Been Everywhere But It's On My List' is taken from DJ Koze's upcoming DJ-Kicks compilation.

Following on from the news that Pampa label boss, DJ Koze, would head up the 50th instalment in the esteemed DJ-Kicks series, !K7 Records—the label behind DJ-Kicks—has released a full …

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Q&A: Damian Lazarus
With his Ancient Moons project, the man from Crosstown Rebels takes a mystical path to dance-music bliss.

He’s one of the world’s premier DJs, exuding an air of confidence from behind the decks—but when it was time to find his role as the leader of a live …

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Actress DJ-Kicks
On his entry to the venerable mix series, Darren Cunningingham's brilliant selections take precedence over beatmatching.

Listening to a mix by Actress is a lot like watching a Satoshi Kon film; it sets the tone early, bashes you in the face with how jarring it comes …

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Actress Announces Upcoming DJ-Kicks Mix Album
The 49th edition of the series will be Darren Cunningham's first commercially available mix.

!K7 has announced that the 49th edition of its venerable DJ-Kicks mix series will come from revered UK artist Darren Cunningham (a.k.a. Actress). Though XLR8R did manage to enlist Cunningham …

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!K7 Relaunches 'DJ-Kicks' 12" Series, Details John Talabot Remix EP
The Barcelona producer enlists remixers Thomas Melchoir, Oskar Offermann, and Mistakes Are Okay on the upcoming release.

Germany’s !K7 label has announced that it will relaunch its DJ-Kicks 12″ series, for which previous DJ-Kicks mix contributors enlist fellow producers to rework exclusive original material. Heading off the initiative is John Talabot, …

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John Talabot DJ-Kicks

The appearance of a mix CD can sometimes feel like a victory lap; after all, they often happen once a particular artist has proven their worth to the current musical …

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Close Getting Closer

Will Saul has been fairly quiet on the production front for the past five years, apart from a smattering of collaborative EPs. One the surface, it might appear that the …

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Maceo Plex DJ-Kicks

Eric Estornel’s DJ-Kicks is branded as a Maceo Plex effort, but its darkness will surprise those who know only his most successful pseudonym. For those familiar with his work as …

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Close Beam Me Up

The accompanying press release for the lead single off Will Saul’s forthcoming Getting Closer LP, a first offering under his freshly minted Close alias, is a curious one. “The new …

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Brandt Brauer Frick Miami

At first glance, Berlin trio Brandt Brauer Frick’s acoustic, classically derived techno can be overshadowed by its novelty. The concept that three accomplished classical musicians are crafting intricate dance rhythms …

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Photek DJ-Kicks

The latest installation in !K7’s venerable DJ-Kicks series sees veteran producer Rupert Parkes (a.k.a. Photek) navigating territory outside of his norm. Mostly known for his iconic productions during the golden …

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Scuba "M.A.R.S. (Machinedrum Remix)"

As luck would have it, we’re able to bring you the premiere of the atmospheric Machinedum (pictured above) remix of “M.A.R.S.” by DJ/producer/Hotflush label head Scuba on the same day …

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Scuba DJ-Kicks

Could there be a better icon for the current state of future-leaning dance music than Hotflush label head Paul Rose? The British-born Berliner neatly inhabits the now-crumbling borders between dance …

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Philippe Sarde "Le Cortège Et Course (Motor City Drum Ensemble Re-Edit)"

Excitement continues to build for the upcoming DJ-Kicks compilation from German techno auteur Motor City Drum Ensemble (a.k.a. Danilo Plessow, pictured above). Earlier this week, we posted a stream of …

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New Look "The Ballad (Koreless Remix)"

Specializing in a sound that combines aspects of Kate Bush and Fleetwood Mac, Canadian pop duo New Look have been getting a lot of attention recently. The group, comprised of …

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SECT feat. Ben Westbeech "In the Park"

Fresh from Wolf + Lamb and Soul Clap’s recently released collaborative contribution to the renowned DJ Kicks series (artwork above), we have this track from Boston supergroup SECT, a collaboration …

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