Bloc Party Tapes

Bloc Party Tapes

by Kele


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Bloc Party Tapes

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/15/2013
Label: Retrofit / !K7
UPC: 0730003731327
catalogNumber: 313
Rank: 212102

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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