DJ Koze ‎– DJ-Kicks - 2015 Techno Downtempo - White Vinyl 2 LP + CD

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DJ Koze ‎– DJ-Kicks

Studio !K7 ‎– K7325LP
DJ-Kicks –
2 × Vinyl, LP, Compilation, White
CD, Mixed
Jun 2015
Electronic, Hip Hop, Rock
Indie Rock, Leftfield, House, Downtempo


A1 DJ Koze - I Haven’t Been Everywhere But It’s On My List (DJ-Kicks Exclusive)

A2  Dimlite - Can’t Get Used To Those ?

A3  cLOUDDEAD - Dead Dogs Two
Remix – Boards Of Canada

A4  Strong Arm Steady - Best Of Times

A5  Homeboy Sandman - Holiday

A6  Freddie Gibbs & Madlib -  Shame



B1 Mndsgn - Camelblues

B2  Broadcast - Tears In The Typing Pool

B3  Daniel Lanois - Carla

B4  Hi-Tek & The 2 Bears - Modern Hi Tek Family Bears (Kosi Mashup)

B5  William Shatner-  It Hasn’t Happened Yet


C1  Marker Starling - In Stride

C2  Session Victim - Hyuwee
Remix [Kosi Remix] – DJ Koze

C3  Frank & Tony* Feat. Gry - Bring The Sun



D1  Marcel Fengler - Jaz

D2  Portable Feat. Lcio - Surrender

D3  The Gentle People - Superstar



CD1 –DJ Koze I Haven’t Been Everywhere But It’s On My List (DJ-Kicks Exclusive)
CD2 –Dimlite Can’t Get Used To Those ? (Kosi Edit)
CD3 –cLOUDDEAD Dead Dogs Two (Boards Of Canada Remix)
CD4 –Strong Arm Steady Best Of Times
CD5 –Homeboy Sandman Holiday (Kosi & Fink Edit)
CD6 –Freddie Gibbs & Madlib Shame
CD7 –Mndsgn Camelblues (Kosi Edit)
CD8 –Broadcast Tears In The Typing Pool
CD9 –Daniel Lanois Carla
CD10 –Hi-Tek & The 2 Bears Modern Hi Tek Family Bears (Kosi Mashup)
CD11 –William Shatner It Hasn’t Happened Yet
CD12 –Marker Starling In Stride
CD13 –Session Victim Hyuwee (Kosi Remix)
CD14 –Frank & Tony* Bring The Sun feat. Gry (Kosi Edit)
CD15 –Marcel Fengler Jaz (Kosi Edit)
CD16 –Portable Surrender (Kosi Edit)
CD17 –The Gentle People Superstar


DJ Mix – DJ Koze (tracks: CD1 to CD17)



Barcode and Other Identifiers

Barcode (String): 730003732515
Barcode (Text): 7 30003 73251 5

( pitchfork) " In the record's early stretch, Koze draws heavily from the Stones Throw catalog. On the evidence here, he favors producers that can isolate samples from the '60s and '70s—a guitar pattern, a swoop of strings—and warp them into a hypnotic loop that offers a kind of commentary on sound and memory. Madlib is one master of this approach, and Koze includes the former's collaboration with Freddie Gibbs, "Shame", along with his beat on Strong Arm Steady's "Best of Times". But work from Mndsgn and Swiss producer Dimlitemine a similar vein, a woozy post-Dilla environment heavy on groove with a deep interest in sonic detail.


The first half also shows Koze's fondness for expressive, unusual voices. On the Boards of Canada remix of cLOUDDEAD's "Dead Dogs Two", verses sit uneasily between nerd-rap and twee, while Homeboy Sandman's vocals on "Holiday" sound more like one half of a slurred conversation than a declaration. The slapback echo of Trish Keenan's vocals on Broadcast's "Tears in the Typing Pool" dislodge the song from time, making it resemble a '60s-era Disney animated feature rather than a 2005 album on Warp. And the mash-up of Hot Chip side project the 2 Bears with an instrumental from Cincinnati producer Hi-Tek, putting the bedroom soul vocals front and center, offers the perfect transition from the album's beat-head opening to the dreamier electronics that come later.

The set builds and becomes more interesting as it goes, and Koze takes a firmer hand, tweaking house tracks by Session Victim, Frank & Tony, and Marcel Fengler to bring out their inner Koze-ness. The moment late in Fengler's "Jaz", when the sleek techno opens into a clearing and the wistful piano of Portable's 2014 masterpiece "Surrender" enters, is one of the most breathtaking mix segues in recent memory. And the fact that Koze can make a William Shatner song produced by Ben Folds ("It Hasn't Happened Yet", from Shatner's 2004 album Has Been) sound logical in this context is a testament to his magical ear.

Marker Starling's "In Stride", another odd highlight, like the Broadcast cut, sounds like it could come from one of four different decades, but it actually came out in 2010 on Tin Angel. It's easy to assume that lovely songs like this, first released on a small indie label during a time of vast musical abundance, are easily lost forever, banished to the forgotten tip of the long tail. But Koze finds home for these misfit songs, and by doing so gets you thinking about possibilities, what else that might be out there waiting to be rediscovered."

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Condition New
Format 2LP
Label Studio !K7
Color Black