Broadcast, Portable and Marcel Fengler all feature on the selection for !K7 Records.
Eleven years have passed since DJ Koze's first and only commercial mix to date: 2004's All People Is My Friends for Kompakt. In that time he's evolved into one of Europe's most loved DJs as well as an in-demand producer and remixer. His DJ-Kicks mix features tunes from Freddie Gibbs & Madlib, Broadcast, Frank & Tony, Marcel Fengler, Portable and Star Trek actor William Shatner. There's the usual exclusive track too, with DJ Koze's own "I Haven't Been Everywhere But It's On My List" opening the mix.
Koze's instalment is the landmark 50th release in !K7's mix series. The label's CEO Horst Weidenmueller says: "I'm very proud of what !K7 and my team have done with DJ-Kicks over the years. 25 years ago it was very frustrating to see that a DJ was not considered as a real artist, and the idea behind DJ-Kicks was to move the DJ into the centrepoint of an album (I know it sounds stupid nowadays). This worked out very well, but what I'm most proud of is that DJ-Kicks was and still is a very unique concept, enabling an artist to take existing music that inspires them and to combine this with their own music. It gives producers and DJs more creative license than an artist album or traditional mix CD." The mix arrives with the series in a rich vein of form, following recent editions from Nina Kraviz and Actress.
01. DJ Koze - I Haven't Been Everywhere But It's On My List (DJ-Kicks Exclusive)
02. Dimlite - Can't Get Used To Those? (Kosi Edit) / Efdemin - Ohara
03. cLOUDDEAD - Dead Dogs Two (Boards Of Canada Remix)
04. Strong Arm Steady - Best Of Times (Instrumental)
05. Homeboy Sandman - Holiday (Kosi & Fink's Edit)
06. Freddie Gibbs & Madlib - Shame (Instrumental)
07. Mndsgn - Camelblues (Kosi Edit)
08. Broadcast - Tears In The Typing Pool
09. Daniel Lanois - Carla
10. Hi-Tek / The 2 Bears - Come Get It (Tekstrumental) / Modern Family (Kosi Kos Mélange)
11. William Shatner - It Hasn't Happened Yet
12. Marker Starling - In Stride
13. Session Victim - Hyuwee (DJ Koze Remix)
14. Frank & Tony - Bring The Sun feat. Gry (Kosi Edit)
15. Marcel Fengler - Jaz (Kosi Edit)
16. Portable feat. Lcio - Surrender (Kosi Edit)
17. The Gentle People - Superstar
!K7 Records will release DJ-Kicks: DJ Koze on June 15th, 2015.