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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
In the liner notes to his DJ-Kicks, Juan MacLean makes the process of producing a commercially released mix sound as nerve-wracking as making an album with a band. From merely listening to this set, one wouldn't know the hassles involved in selecting and licensing the tracks, not to mention the mental fatigue caused by the sequencing and the actual mixing. In the end, simplicity won out. Heavy on 2009-issued house records, and mixed live on two turntables (as a preference, not as a jab at flawlessly beatmatched digital mixes), MacLean's DJ-Kicks is simply a reflection of what the DJ/producer was into at the time it was made. Beginning and ending with brief appearances from...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
In the liner notes to his DJ-Kicks, Juan MacLean makes the process of producing a commercially released mix sound as nerve-wracking as making an album with a band. From merely listening to this set, one wouldn't know the hassles involved in selecting and licensing the tracks, not to mention the mental fatigue caused by the sequencing and the actual mixing. In the end, simplicity won out. Heavy on 2009-issued house records, and mixed live on two turntables (as a preference, not as a jab at flawlessly beatmatched digital mixes), MacLean's DJ-Kicks is simply a reflection of what the DJ/producer was into at the time it was made. Beginning and ending with brief appearances from separate mixes of the Juan MacLean's "Happy House," and containing an effectively twice-deployed Theo Parrish dub of Rick Wilhite's 1996 beatdown "Get on Up," the mix carries a shrewdly mapped-out, albeit unforced, circularity. Even when two successive tracks contrast with one another, as with Jee Day's chest-quaking "Like a Child" and Giom's smoothed-out "I Know You Were Right" (tame enough for a mall clothing store), it's all pleasurable and translates as easily to a club as a car ride. The Juan MacLean's own "Feel So Good," featuring vocals from Nancy Whang and drums from Jerry Fuchs (who passed away in November 2009), generates the set's greatest rush and might be the best DJ-Kicks exclusive track since the one provided by Claude Young.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/27/2010
  • Label: K7
  • UPC: 730003725524
  • Catalog Number: 255
  • Sales rank: 115,155

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Feliz Casa (1:04)
  2. 2 Spaghetti Circus - Still Going (5:46)
  3. 3 Ebony - Luca Doobie (2:50)
  4. 4 Planets (3:56)
  5. 5 Take Me - A+O (3:03)
  6. 6 Get On Up!! - Rick Wilhite (2:50)
  7. 7 Here Today Gone Tomorrow - Florian Meindl (4:53)
  8. 8 Don't Take It - Armando (3:30)
  9. 9 Like a Child - Jef Day (5:50)
  10. 10 I Know You Were Right - Giom (3:44)
  11. 11 Chip Chip - Alex Niggemann (6:34)
  12. 12 Pieces of Me - Manual Sahagun (5:25)
  13. 13 Everybody Get On the Decks - Sonny Fodera (4:44)
  14. 14 Laid Out - Danny Howells (4:54)
  15. 15 Simple Things - Shit Robot (5:19)
  16. 16 Feel So Good (Dj-Kicks) (3:58)
  17. 17 Get On Up!! - Rick Wilhite (1:52)
  18. 18 Feliz Casa (1:55)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Juan MacLean Primary Artist, Synthesizer, Bass, Drums, Vocals, Background Vocals, DJ
Nancy Whang Vocals
Eric Broucek Vocals
Jerry Fuchs Drums
Todd Terje cowbell
Nick Millhiser Vocals
Alex Frankel Piano, Vocals, fender rhodes
Jee Young Sim Vocals
Technical Credits
Ian Svenonius Composer
Rick Wilhite Composer, Producer
Danny Howells Composer, Producer
Armando Gallop Composer
The Juan MacLean Composer, Producer, Liner Notes, Synthesizer Engineer, Drum Engineering
The DFA Producer
Greg Fleming Additional Production
Alex Bach Composer, Producer
Chris Zane Drum Engineering
Eric Duncan Composer, Producer
Nancy Whang Composer
Eric Broucek Engineer, Vocal Engineer
Alex Aldi Drum Engineering
Todd Terje Remixing
Florian Meindl Composer, Producer
Nick Millhiser Engineer
Alex Frankel Composer
Marcus Lambkin Composer
Manual Sahagun Composer, Producer
Giom Composer, Producer
Alex Niggemann Composer, Producer
Andre Crom Composer, Producer
Luca Adami Composer, Producer
The Revenge Remixing
Liv Spencer Composer, Producer
A+O Producer
6th Borough Project Composer, Producer
Sonny Fodera Composer
Dennis McNany Composer, Producer
Daniel Ooi Composer
Andee Frost Composer
Oliver Fritsche Composer, Producer
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