Indie dance faves The Rapture will release their debut mix album, Tapes, in October.
The group are set to showcase just about every single one of their influences over the course of the mix, going from New York deep house to South African techno. You could call the tracklisting a mess, in fact, but we're sure that the boys pulled the mix off ably. The old school rock & roll of Richie Havens mixed into Galaxy 2 Galaxy? As the title of Alter Ego's track here asks, "Why not?" In fact, the only real question that we have about the whole thing is if Studio K7 is releasing this, why isn't this in the DJ Kicks series?
01. The Undisputed Truth - Earthquake Shake
02. Ghostface Killah - Daytona 500
03. Junkyard Band - The Word
04. The Bar-Kays - Holy Ghost
05. Vaughan Mason & Crew - Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll
06. Northend - Tee's Happy
07. Don Armando's Second Avenue Rumba Band - I'm An Indian Too
08. Martin Circus - Disco Circus
09. Arcade Lover - Fantasy Lines
10. Thomas Bangalter - Club Soda
11. Kiloo & Phonique - The Passion (Phonique Mix Down)
12. Armand Van Helden - Flowerz
13. Cajmere feat. Dajae - Say U Will
14. Syclops - Where's Jason's K
15. DJ Mujava - Township Funk
16. Donk Boys - Cpstyre
17. Dances With White Girls - Everybody's Got To Make A Living
18. Alter Ego - Why Not?!
19. Paul Johnson - Get Get Down (Extended Mix)
20. Kid Crème - Austin's Groove
21. Richie Havens - Going Back To My Roots
22. Galaxy 2 Galaxy - Afro Arps And Minimoogs
K7 will release The Rapture's Tapes on October 20, 2008.