Bloc Party Tapes

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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Bloc Party toned down their electronic leanings on the grunge-insprired Four, but they celebrate their love of dance music on their contribution to !K7's mix series Tapes. Mixed by frontman Kele Okereke, the set does feature one of the band's own tracks ("Obscene"), albeit in a remix that turns it into a jittery dancefloor mover. Elsewhere, Okereke turns in an eclectic, kinetic mix that flows remarkably well as it encompasses classics such as Cajmere's "Percolator" (here in a mix by Jamie Jones Vault), and relative newcomers like Junior Boys and French Fries. The first half -- or "side" -- of Tapes shows off Okereke's wide-ranging tastes on tracks like the two-step ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Bloc Party toned down their electronic leanings on the grunge-insprired Four, but they celebrate their love of dance music on their contribution to !K7's mix series Tapes. Mixed by frontman Kele Okereke, the set does feature one of the band's own tracks ("Obscene"), albeit in a remix that turns it into a jittery dancefloor mover. Elsewhere, Okereke turns in an eclectic, kinetic mix that flows remarkably well as it encompasses classics such as Cajmere's "Percolator" (here in a mix by Jamie Jones Vault), and relative newcomers like Junior Boys and French Fries. The first half -- or "side" -- of Tapes shows off Okereke's wide-ranging tastes on tracks like the two-step garage of Wookie's "Battle," and the seamless drones of the opening meditation and Do Make Say Think's "I Love You (La La La)." However, it's Tapes' second, house-dominated half that shows Okereke's budding DJ skills as it builds an enduring groove with cuts by Torske, Larry Heard, and Mr. White, then releases it with a pair of weightless tracks by Vaghe Stelle and Jacques Greene. Bloc Party fans who only like the band's rock aspirations might not enjoy Tapes, but aficionados of wide-ranging, energetic dance mixes should find a lot to enjoy here.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/15/2013
  • Label: Retrofit / !K7
  • UPC: 730003731327
  • Catalog Number: 313
  • Sales rank: 115,666

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intro - Manifesto Meditations (0:56)
  2. 2 I Love You (La La La) - Do Make Say Think (4:44)
  3. 3 Leroy - Tony Allen (4:35)
  4. 4 Numbers in Action - Wiley (3:35)
  5. 5 Battle - Lain (3:02)
  6. 6 Space Alarm - French Fries (3:05)
  7. 7 Obscene - Bloc Party (4:41)
  8. 8 RIP Groove - Double 99 (3:20)
  9. 9 Shuffering & Shmiling - Fela Kuti & Africa 70 (10:26)
  10. 10 Jeg Vil Være Søppelmann - The Torske (6:50)
  11. 11 The Sun Can't Compare - Mr. White (3:28)
  12. 12 Percolator - Cajmere (4:09)
  13. 13 Like a Child - Junior Boys (9:27)
  14. 14 The Platform - Vaghe Stelle (5:20)
  15. 15 The Look - Jacques Greene (4:04)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kele Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Fela Kuti Composer
David Mitchell Composer, Producer
Larry Heard Composer, Producer
Bjørn Torske Composer
Wookie Producer
Andrew Cook Remixing
Dan Carey Producer
Omar Adimora Composer
Tweak Composer
Charles Spearin Composer, Producer
Justin Small Composer, Producer
James Payment Composer, Producer
Ohad Benchetrit Composer, Producer
Junior Boys Composer
Kele Okereke Remixing, Additional Production
Tony Allen Composer
Chad White Composer
Curtis Alan Jones Composer
Tim Liken Composer
Jacques Greene Producer
Koreless Remixing
Valentino Canzani Mora Composer, Producer
Daniele Mana Composer, Producer
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