DJ-Kicks

DJ-Kicks

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by Kode9
     
 

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Kode9, DJ/producer, Hyperdub head, author of Sonic Warfare, and tweeter of "bored of all 4500 unsolicited burial remixes. they are all shit. every single one," sticks his neck out once more. As much a reflection of the man's current sets as 2006's Dubstep Allstars, Vol. 3 was -- though this one does not feature theSee more details below

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Kode9, DJ/producer, Hyperdub head, author of Sonic Warfare, and tweeter of "bored of all 4500 unsolicited burial remixes. they are all shit. every single one," sticks his neck out once more. As much a reflection of the man's current sets as 2006's Dubstep Allstars, Vol. 3 was -- though this one does not feature the Spaceape's polarizing vocal menace throughout -- his DJ-Kicks is a vigorous synthesis of post-dubstep, grime, U.K. funky, broken beat, and avant R&B, with little in the way of "proper" dubstep. Most of the 31 selections date from late 2009 and 2010, but a few tracks from earlier in the decade are inconspicuously incorporated into the sequence. So, for instance, the dueling acid lines, piercing frequencies, and stuttering percussion from a Nubian Mindz remix of Aardvarck's "Re Spoken" (2001) are slotted between the drunken lurch of DVA's "Natty" (2010) and the sub-bass-enhanced downbeats of Morgan Zarate's "M.A.B." (2007). All three could have been released the same week. What's more significant is the range of sounds, that one fully interconnected set can contain Lone's wistful yet propellant "Once in a While" (which offsets the chill of Boards of Canada and the melancholy of Carl Craig with Inner City joy), Mujava's throttling "Pleaze Mugwanti," and Zomby's abstract "Spiralz" (in which technicolor pellets spray across sparse rat-a-tat rhythm). A few of Kode9's own productions are put to efficient use, including the penetrating dub of "You Don't Wash" and "Blood Orange," the latter a previously unissued (?) 2008-dated track that, with its resonant swarming FX and clacking percussion pressure, could have been a warning flare for 2009's "Black Sun." A handful of other Hyperdub releases, both recent and forthcoming, are led by Cooly G's ricocheting snares and Ill Blu's indelible bell melody.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/21/2010
Label:
K7
UPC:
0730003726224
catalogNumber:
262
Rank:
185366

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Tracks

  1. Once In a While  -  Lone
  2. Revo  -  Aardvarck
  3. Blood Orange
  4. You Don't Wash
  5. Phat Si  - Cooly G
  6. Bellion  - Ill Blu
  7. Heston  -  Ikonika
  8. Jelly Roll  -  Scratcha
  9. Different Lekstrix  -  Mageeka
  10. Move Down Low  - Grievous Angel
  11. Look Pon Me  - Natalie Storm
  12. Jumeirah Riddim Sequel  - Natalie Storm
  13. Pleaze Mugwanti  - DJ Mujava
  14. Natty  -  DVA
  15. Re Spoken  -  Aardvarck
  16. M.a.B.  - Sarah Ann Webb
  17. Dirty Illusions  -  Rozzi Daime
  18. Spiralz  -  Zomby
  19. It
  20. Mr. Mister  -  J*Davey
  21. 2 Much Chat  -  Digital Mystikz
  22. Stiff  - Terror Danjah
  23. Mountain Dread March  -  Digital Mystikz
  24. Godzilla  -  Zomby
  25. Mountain Dread March (Reprise)  -  Digital Mystikz
  26. Footcrab
  27. Bad  -  LD
  28. Cargo  -  Maddslinky
  29. Work Them  -  Ramadanman
  30. Bruzin (VIP)  - Terror Danjah
  31. Run  - Terror Danjah

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kode9   Primary Artist,DJ

Technical Credits

Morgan Zarate   Composer,Producer
Aardvarck   Producer
Brook D'Leau   Composer
Terror Danjah   Composer
Kode9   Composer,Producer
Rozzi Daime   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Zomby   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Grievous Angel   Composer,Producer
Elvis Maswanganyi   Composer
Lil' Kenny   Composer
L. Smart   Composer,Producer
S. Goodman   Composer,Producer
Ill Blu   Composer,Producer
Matt Cutler   Composer
Mike Kivits   Composer
Addison Groove   Composer,Producer
Sara Abdel-Hamid   Composer,Producer
Mageeka   Composer,Producer
Rudi Dan   Composer
Richard Forbes   Composer
Natalie Ann Marie Cole   Composer
M. "Mala" Lawrence   Composer,Producer

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