The Search Engine collects recent productions from Strictly Kev and a group of collaborators.
DJ Food was originally made up of Kevin Foakes, Patrick Carpenter and Coldcut members Matt Black and Jonathan More, but today its only core member is Foakes, AKA Strictly Kev (though more often than not he's got someone in the studio with him). The Search Engine collects highlights from DJ Food's three latest EPs: The Shape Of Things That Hum and One Man's Weird Is Another Man's World from 2009, and Magpies, Maps & Moons, which comes out on November 8th. Among the album's many guest artists are industrial pioneer JG Thirwell (AKA Foetus), The The frontman Matt Johnson (who sings on a cover of his own band's song, "GIANT"), and original DJ Food member Patrick Carpenter, also known as PC.
Thanks to Foakes' knack for design (he dreamed up all the packaging for Ninja Tune's 20th anniversary compilation), The Search Engine will be available in a few different formats: digital download, traditional CD digipak and a comic book with a CD and bonus track on a 7-inch flexi-disc. The album will be DJ Food's first in 11 years, after 2000's Kaleidoscope.
01. All Covered In Darkness (Pt.1)
02. GIANT feat. Matt Johnson
03. intermission: a new language
04. The Illectrik Hoax feat. Natural Self
05. Sentinel (Shadow Guard) feat. DK
06. Prey feat. JG Thirlwell
07. In Orbit Every Monday
08. outermission: sheer fiction
09. Percussion Map (Pt.1)
10. Magpie Music feat. 2econd Class Citizen
11. A Trick of the Ear (Album edit)
12. Colours Beyond Colours
Ninja Tune will release The Search Engine on January 23rd, 2012.