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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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Wolf + Lamb vs. Soul Clap DJ-Kicks

Can four DJs coexist on one mix? DJ-Kicks thinks Brooklyn’s Wolf + Lamb and Boston’s Soul Clap can. These like-minded duos upturn the sad times promised by their ironically bummed-out …

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When Saints Go Machine "Fail Forever (Nicolas Jaar Remix)"

Man of the moment Nicolas Jaar continues to exhibit his deft usage of space and noise on this heart-wrenching remix of “Fail Forever,” the new single by Danish outfit When …

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When Saints Go Machine "Let Me Love You For Tonight"

Danish group When Saints Go Machine (pictured above) continue to tease the listening pubic with the prospect of their 2011 debut album for !K7, having given XLR8R the title track …

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Jimmy Edgar "New Touch (Jimmy Edgar's Hard Makeover)"

Keeping hard at work after releasing his second solo album in four years, 2010’s XXX, Jimmy Edgar just dropped a brand-new single via !K7, called “New Touch.” That 12″ holds …

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When the Saints Go Machine "Fail Forever (dOP Remix)"

Back in November XLR8R posted “Fail Forever,” a single from Danish group When Saints Go Machine, a track that channeled Arthur Russell in lead singer Nikolaj Manuel Vonsild’s voice as …

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When Saints Go Machine "Fail Forever"

Danish four-piece When Saints Go Machine (consisting of a vocalist, drummer, and two keyboardists) is the latest act to sign to Berlin’s !K7 imprint. “Fail Forever,” the title track from …

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