Moodymann mixes 52nd DJ-Kicks

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Moodymann has mixed the 52nd instalment of !K7 Records’ DJ Kicks series.

Detroit mainstay Kenny Dixon Jr. takes the helm for the first ever multi-artist mix compilation of his 22 year career. He’s put together 30 tracks clocking in at 75 minutes for the famed series, providing an idiosyncratic blend of house, techno, hip hop and electronica. He joins a long list of talented DJ Kicks mix artists including Carl Craig, Trevor Jackson, Nina Kraviz, Kode9, Seth Troxler and Four Tet, to name just a few.

Berlin-based !K7 started the DJ Kicks compilations in the mid 90’s, at a time when it was unconventional to play complete mixed albums. The variety of the material and the calibre of the artists they featured helped make the mix CD a culturual norm. !K7 has since opened offices in Hamburg, New York, London, and Tokyo.

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Moodymann’s CD contains music from the likes of José González, Kings of Tomorrow, Nightmares on Wax, Flying Lotus, Little Dragon, Noir & Haze and Marcellus Pittman. It features a hefty 11 edits from Dixon himself, showing off his established production skills alongside his expert selections. His aim for the CD was “to present music of quality, not to one-up fellow collectors” so we can see a mixture of both well-known and more obscure cuts on the tracklist.

A limited edition vinyl LP of DJ Kicks – Moodymann holds 19 songs across 6 records, packaged in a beautiful high quality lithograph sleeve. There are just 200 copies available worldwide.

DJ Kicks – Moodymann is out February 19th via !K7 Records. Preorder both the CD and vinyl versions here.

In the meantime you can hark back to 2007, when Moodymann joined Gilles Peterson on his Worlwide radio show for a chat & a guest mix.

Tracklist:

01. Yaw – Where Will You Be
02. Cody ChesnuTT – Serve This Royalty
03. Dopehead – Guttah Guttah
04. Jitwam – Keepyourbusinesstoyourself
05. Talc – Robot’s Return (Modern Sleepover Part 2)
06. Beady Belle – When My Anger Starts To Cry
07. Shawn Lee feat. Nino Moschella – Kiss The Sky
08. Jai Paul – BTSTU
09. Flying Lotus feat. Andreya Triana – Tea Leaf Dancers
10. Nightmares On Wax – Les Nuits
11. Rich Medina feat. Sy Smith – Can’t Hold Back (Platinum Pied Pipers Remix)
12. Julien Dyne feat. Mara TK – Stained Glass Fresh Frozen
13. Little Dragon – Come Home
14. Andrés feat. Lady – El Ritmo De Mi Gente
15. Fort Knox Five feat. Mustafa Akbar – Uptown Tricks (Rodney Hunter Remix)
16. Daniel Bortz – Cuz You’re The One
17. José González – Remain
18. Big Muff – My Funny Valentine
19. Les Sins – Grind
20. Tirogo – Disco Maniac
21. SLF & Merkin – Tag Team Triangle
22. Joeski feat. Jesánte – How Do I Go On
23. Kings Of Tomorrow feat. April – Fall For You (Sandy Rivera’s Classic Mix)
24. Soulful Session, Lynn Lockamy – Hostile Takeover
25. Anne Clark – Our Darkness
26. Peter Digital Orchestra – Jeux De Langues
27. Noir & Haze – Around (Solomun Vox)
28. Marcellus Pittman – 1044 Coplin (Give You Whatcha Lookin 4)
29. Lady Alma – It’s House Music
30. Daniela La Luz – Did You Ever

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