DJ-Kicks

DJ-Kicks

by Chicken Lips
     
 
Chicken Lips followed up their Body Music mix for NRK just five months after its release with an entry in !K7's popular mix-disc series. In comparison, DJ-Kicks is more of a selector-style disc, with a number of abrupt transitions -- it doesn't have the liquid-smooth flow that runs throughout much of its predecessor.

Overview

Chicken Lips followed up their Body Music mix for NRK just five months after its release with an entry in !K7's popular mix-disc series. In comparison, DJ-Kicks is more of a selector-style disc, with a number of abrupt transitions -- it doesn't have the liquid-smooth flow that runs throughout much of its predecessor. Selection-wise, it's practically the inverse, with deep crate digging through the '70s and '80s -- instead of recent-vintage left-field house -- as the primary focus; and out of the handful of post-'80s selections that appear, most were put together by the selectors themselves. Seasoned DJs and dance-music geeks will be the only ones familiar with most of the inclusions, and the ageless tracks that will be familiar to many others -- Jimmy Spicer's "The Bubble Bunch," George Duke's "Brazilian Love Affair" -- haven't exactly been run into the ground. While the jarring nature of some of the track switch-ups is a minor nuisance on a couple occasions, there's plenty of evidence that the set was thought out with a good deal of care and imagination. For instance, how many DJ teams would think to bridge the nocturnal electro-disco of the Paul Simpson Connection's "Treat Me" and the clunky, charmingly underproduced machine-drum pop of Tik n Tok's "Crisis" with 20 seconds of Rhythm & Sound's "Music a Fe Rule"? Another testament to the group's daring approach to DJing is the way they're able to lead into the George Duke track with -- get this -- the Raincoats. Granted, the Raincoats track that's used is Dennis Bovell's dub mix of "Animal Rhapsody," but it's still impressive that those two artists are put back-to-back in a natural, not-just-for-eclecticism's-sake sense. Rare productions from underground legends Arthur Russell and Greg Carmichael only add to the disc's allure. A pair of fine, albeit very different, mixes in one year -- well done, Chicken Lips.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/04/2003
Label:
K7
UPC:
0730003715525
catalogNumber:
155
Rank:
276366

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Chicken Lips   Primary Artist
Andy Meecham   Group Member
Dean Meredith   Group Member
Steve Kotey   Group Member
Crazy Girl   Vocals

Technical Credits

Arthur Russell   Composer
Jellybean   Producer
Raincoats   Composer
George Duke   Composer
Karin Krog   Composer
Steve Kuhn   Composer
Congos   Producer
Lotti Golden   Composer,Producer
Cedric Myton   Composer
Bob Blank   Producer
Greg Carmichael   Producer
Jon Christensen   Composer
François Kevorkian   Producer
Eric Matthew   Composer
Lee "Scratch" Perry   Producer
Bernhard Potschka   Composer
Richard Scher   Composer,Producer
Russell Simmons   Composer
Paul Simpson   Arranger,Producer
Jimmy Spicer   Composer
Joel Vandroogenbroeck   Composer
Fred Zarr   Producer
Andy Meecham   Producer
R. Heil   Composer
Darryl Payne   Composer
Matthew Herbert   Composer,Producer
Moritz von Oswald   Composer
Arthur Storey   Producer
Chicken Lips   Producer
Hans-Peter Lindstrøm   Producer
Lola Blank   Composer,Producer
Paul St. Hilaire   Text
Dean Meredith   Composer,Producer
Andrew Meecham   Composer
Lawrence Smith   Composer
Dave Rimmer   Liner Notes
Tim Dry   Composer

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