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DJ-Kicks Photek
!K7 Records
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Release Date
March 26, 2012

Some mixes are just mixes, but some change the agenda. Rupert Parkes, aka Photek, was determined that his DJ-Kicks set would be the latter. “I wanted to create one of those classic listening experiences,” he says. “With a mix like this, you can either bang it with the most current dancefloor tunes, or you can put a theme into it, or you can make it a journey. I was thinking about the classic LTJ Bukem mix tapes that I first came across in ’92 and ’93 and how epic they were. There was such a range of styles on there, they were so timeless and had real character. They had some personality. That’s what I wanted to capture with my DJ-Kicks mix.” The DJ-Kicks mix marks a new era for Parkes, who seemed to withdraw from the music scene in 2007. He had long been disillusioned with the constraints of the drum’n’bass scene he helped pioneer. “When I played in clubs, there was never any music I liked either side of my set. I wondered why I was part of this niche when it seemed I was a square peg in a round hole.” When he started releasing music again last year with the Avalanche EP it had more in common with post dubstep than anything else — bass heavy music that’s hard to categorise — but really it wasn’t like anything else at all. “If dubstep has taught us one thing it’s to let it all go,” says Parkes. “Just let stuff happen and sort it out later.”

Digital Tracklist

Show All Tracks 17

Track List: LP

A1 Photek & Kuru – Fountainhead (DJ-Kicks)
A2 Photek – Levitation

B1 Parxe & Grincheux – The Art Of Nothing Pt. 1
B2 DJG – Here Come The Dark Lights

C1 Kromestar – In 2 Minds
C2 Synkro – Look At Yourself

D1 Guy J & Miriam Vaga – No Under But You
D2 Marco Effe – Sexgas (Arnaud Le Texier Remix)

Track List: CD

  1. Photek - Azymuth 03:54
  2. Kromestar - In 2 Minds 05:50
  3. Hot Toddy - I Need Love feat. Ron Basejam (Morgan Geist's Love Dub) 06:29
  4. DLX - Modern Man 05:21
  5. DJG - Here Come The Dark Lights 05:43
  6. Dustmite & Kuru - Bare 04:39
  7. Photek & Pinch - M25FM 04:10
  8. Photek - No Agenda 07:29
  9. Marco Effe - Sexgas (Arnaud Le Texier Rmx) 06:32
  10. DJG - Say Something 06:12
  11. Guy J & Miriam Vaga - No Under But You 04:07
  12. Daze Maxim - Tomorrow Universe 08:02
  13. Sepalcure - Taking You Back 07:26
  14. Photek - Levitation 04:51
  15. Photek & Kuru - Fountainhead (DJ-Kicks) 04:18
  16. Synkro - Look At Yourself 04:36
  17. Photek - 101 (Boddika Remix) 05:05
  18. Parxe & Grincheux - The Art of Nothing Pt. 1 04:19
  19. Photek presents Various Artists - Photek DJ-Kicks Mix 01:05:19


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