[ K7 Records / CD ]
Release Date: Tuesday 18 July 2006
As you might expect with Four Tet AKA Kieran Hebden nothing is ever that straight-forward, and his DJ-Kicks is a mind blowing experience, taking in just about as many genres as there are tracks.
"Playing music for people who just want to dance…"
This is the 26th installment in what is fast becoming a granite fixture in the release schedule for !K7 Records!
As you might expect with Four Tet AKA Kieran Hebden nothing is ever that straight-forward, and his DJ-Kicks is a mind blowing experience, taking in just about as many genres as there are tracks. Old skool hip-hop, French prog, conscious soul, electronic experimentation, minimal techno, early two-step, cosmic jazz, African thumb pianos and much more besides share space here, bound together by analogue synth interludes, segues and an exclusive new Four Tet track specially created for this compilation.
"I tried to come up with interesting ways of getting from one track to another," says Kieran, alluding to the sometimes head-cleansing pure tones that allow him to pass between seemingly incongruous musical states. "I asked myself what I can do that's different and sits apart from other DJ compilations?" the answer is apparently - everything!
1. Leapday Night - Behrman, David
2. Mom The Video Broke - Syclops
3. If I Were Only A Child Again - Mayfield, Curtis
4. Out Rock - Stadler, Heiner
5. Professor's Here - Davis, Gary
6. Les Soucoupes Volante Vertes - Heldon
7. Les Yper Sound - Stereolab
8. Dilemma - So Solid Crew
9. Psychometry 3.2 - Akufen
10. Baby Day - Animal Collective
11. Figaro - Madvillain
12. Love Love - Priester, Julian Pepo Mtoto
13. Pockets - Four Tet
14. Psychosomatic - Model 500
15. Taireva - Shona People Of Rhodesia
16. Superspace - Quickspace Supersport
17. Kneel To The Boss - Cabaret Voltaire
18. Love Is How Y Make It - Gong (1)
19. Represent - Showbiz & AG
20. Up Against The Wall - Group Home
21. Flutter - Autechre