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DJ-Kicks
     

DJ-Kicks

by Playgroup
 
The Playgroup installment of the DJ-Kicks series acts as an ideal counterpart to the collective's self-titled album, which was released only a few months prior in the U.S. Trevor Jackson, the orchestrator behind Playgroup, more or less unfurls the Playgroup blueprint here,

Overview

The Playgroup installment of the DJ-Kicks series acts as an ideal counterpart to the collective's self-titled album, which was released only a few months prior in the U.S. Trevor Jackson, the orchestrator behind Playgroup, more or less unfurls the Playgroup blueprint here, harvesting rarities from Larry Levan's Paradise Garage sets and dishing out picks from the numerous scenes that have taken inspiration from New York City and Chicago clubs of the '80s. Material's fat-bottomed "Ciquri" bleeds into Harlequin 4's version of the hi-hat happy "Set It Off," which dissolves into Impedance's dubby, detached version of "Tainted Love." Random Factor's "Broken Mirror," an anxious blend of synth pop à la Visage ("Fade to Grey") and paranoiac unease à la Rockwell ("Somebody's Watching Me"), floats into Cultural Vibe's "Ma Foom Bey," an early garage staple. While there are stylistic similarities tying everything together, there's a wide range of moods throughout. The sweet bump of Metro Area's "Caught Up" is followed by Tiny Trendies' melancholic "The Sky Is Not Crying," and Wanda Dee's explicitly lusty "Gonna Make You Sweat" is succeeded by post-punk revivalists the Rapture, whose "House of Jealous Lovers" screams and scrawls with echoes of Gang of Four and Pigbag. Many will find this potent mix of the old and the new to be more palatable than Playgroup itself. It gleefully bounces from 1980 to 2000, hits most points in between, and keeps it exciting from beginning to end.

Editorial Reviews

Rolling Stone - Mike Rubin
[British producer Trevor] Jackson spins a dazzlingly eclectic and consistently funky set guaranteed to get any party started right.
Vibe - Amanda Nowinski
Pull out the Kangol -- this CD will make you party like it's 1989.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/03/2002
Label:
K7
UPC:
0730003712722
catalogNumber:
127

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Playgroup   Primary Artist
Human League   Track Performer
Material   Track Performer
Ralphi Rosario   Track Performer
Flying Lizards   Track Performer
KC Flightt   Track Performer
Boofa   Track Performer
Wanda Dee   Track Performer
Bobby Orlando   Track Performer
Jimi Tenor   Flute
Zaf Zapha   Bass Guitar
Rapture   Track Performer
Random Factor   Track Performer
Impedance   Track Performer
Parallax Corporation   Track Performer
Charles Schillings   Track Performer
Tiny Trendies   Track Performer
Nigo   Track Performer
Cultural Vibe   Track Performer
Chris Dawkins   Guitar
Metro Area   Track Performer
Dexter   Track Performer
Kelley Polar   Strings
Leon Harris   Percussion

Technical Credits

Human League   Producer
Material   Producer
Bobby Orlando   Producer
Martin Rushent   Producer
Morgan Geist   Producer
Miles Hollway   Producer,Remixing
Elliot Eastwick   Producer,Remixing
I:Cube   Remixing
Si Brad   Producer,Engineer,Remixing
Carl Finlow   Producer
Maurice Fulton   Producer
I-F   Arranger,Producer
Tim "Love" Lee   Producer,Remixing
J Walk   Producer
Adam Goldstone   Producer
Matt McGinn   Composer
Jan Cooley   Producer
Darshan Jesrani   Producer
Trevor Jackson   Producer,Art Direction
Chicken Lips   Producer,Remixing
Ewan Pearson   Producer
Remy Verheijen   Producer
Zongamin   Producer
Errorsmith   Producer
George Logios   Producer
Ana Rago   Arranger,Producer,Adaptation
David Cunningham   Producer

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