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Thursday, January 11, 2007

DJ Kicks

Posted on Thu, Jan 11, 2007 at 4:00 AM

DJ Kicks
Label: !K7
Length: LP
Rated: NONE
Media: CD
Format: Album
WorkNameSort: DJ Kicks
One of the longest-running series of DJ mix CDs ' somehow surviving the brief boom in electronic dance music when American frat boys made Paul Oakenfold a very rich man ' !K7's DJ Kicks range is too broad to recommend every disc to every listener. Someone who enjoys Kruder and Dorfmeister's mix of Body Shop trip-hop isn't necessarily going to dig on Playgroup's mix of hipster disco-punk. If anything connects this recent installment to the series, it's how it attempts to play matchmaker with records that normally wouldn't give each other the time of day. The mix from Four Tet's Kieran Hebden starts with abstract electronic tones from academic composer David Behrman and ends with abstract electronic tones from British B-boys Autechre, and in between it hits spots on the map as disparate as '70s prog-rock from France, classic '90s New York hip-hop and Rhodesian tribal music. Hebden's mix is more about delicious collisions than keeping a good beat going, like when he cuts So Solid Crew's 'Dilemmaâ?� into Stereolab's 'Les Yper-Soundâ?� with such ugly, brute force that you may think your CD player is trying to dislodge a hairball. As someone who's made a relatively successful career out of his wide-ranging record-nerd taste, Hebden obviously loves all these records. But a compilation might have been a better idea than trying to prove that hippies like Gong and Animal Collective can shack up with rap cats Group Home and Madvillain without getting into fights about hair in the bathtub drain.

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