The 25-track set features music from the likes of Simian Mobile Disco, Pearson Sound and ItaloJohnson, plus three Dear exclusives.
The US DJ and producer hasn't put out an official mix in more than eight years. This one, arriving in late January, has 25 tracks from artists including Simian Mobile Disco, Pearson Sound, Randomer, ItaloJohnson and Alex & Digby. Dear worked in some of his own unreleased material—one cut credited to his given name, and two others from his Audion alias. (Earlier this year, he connected with !K7 to release Alpha, the first Audion album since 2004.) The mixed CD and digital versions will be accompanied by a double-vinyl sampler.
"I wanted to create a mix that could be listened to anywhere, and reflect a little bit of everything that I play," Dear says, adding that he's also applied a personal touch: "There are snippets of friends and family strewn throughout the mix. A lot of the vocal interludes you hear are from a portable recorder I've carried with me over the years."
01. Nils Frahm - Ode
02. Matthew Dear - Wrong With Us (DJ-Kicks)
03. Mahal - Ongaku (HVL Remix)
04. Monsieur Georget - Double Lune (Third Child Boomer Mix)
05. Kreon - Silo Sol
06. Caserta - Ricky (Thatmanmonkz Remix)
07. Gwilym Gold x Doc Daneeka - Lust For Sale (MGF Mix)
08. Smoke - Nuutri
09. Decius - Bread & Butter
10. ItaloJohnson - ITJ10B1
11. Vin Sol - Instinct (Matrixxman Remix)
12. Groovesh - Glowing
13. Duff Disco - Feed The Horse
14. Dudley Strangeways - Hallam
15. Alex & Digby - Angolan Rumble
16. Gary Sloan & Clone - Harmonitalk (Alex & Digby Edit)
17. Randomer - Rendell Pips
18. Markus Enochson - Hot Juice Box
19. Simian Mobile Disco - Staring At All This Handle
20. Pearson Sound - XLB
21. Soulphiction - Sky So High
22. Audion - Live Breakdown
23. Audion - Starfucker
24. Audion - Brines
25. DJ Khalab & Baba Sissoko - Kumu
!K7 will release DJ-Kicks on January 27th, 2016.