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Friday, May 01 2015 | 03:29
Image: 1596577 DJ Koze is at the helm of the new DJ-KiCKS celebrating the 50th edition and 20 years of the historic series.

01 / A1 DJ Koze I Haven‘t Been Everywhere But It‘s On My List (DJ-KiCKS)
02 / A2 Dimlite Can‘t Get Used To Those? (Kosi Edit) / Efdemin - Ohara
03 / A3 cLOUDDEAD Dead Dogs Two (Boards Of Canada Remix)
04 / A4 Strong Arm Steady Best Of Times (Instrumental)
05 / A5 Homeboy Sandman Holiday (Kosi & Fink‘s Edit)
06 / A6 Freddie Gibbs & Madlib Shame (Instrumental)
07 / B1 Mndsgn Camelblues (Kosi Edit)
08 / B2 Broadcast Tears In The Typing Pool
09 / B3 Daniel Lanois Carla
10 / B4 Hi-Tek / The 2 Bears Come Get It (Tekstrumental) / Modern Family (Kosi Kos Mélange)
11 / B5 William Shatner It Hasn‘t Happened Yet
12 / C1 Marker Starling In Stride
13 / C2 Session Victim Hyuwee (DJ Koze Remix)
14 / C3 Frank & Tony Bring The Sun feat. Gry (Kosi Edit)
15 / D1 Marcel Fengler Jaz (Kosi Edit)
16 / D2 Portable feat. Lcio Surrender (Kosi Edit)
17 / D3 The Gentle People Superstar

DJ Koze – with his friendly and sometimes slightly melancholic take on the world – is one of the greatest auteurs of club music today, and one of the few internationally active DJs who dares to make music that has relevance beyond the dance floor.
During the 70-minute journey on his DJ Kicks – the 50th edition – Kosi Kos manages to establish a uniform color even though genres alternate in a way that is rarely heard on a mix CD: the stripped down hip hop of Madlib, brutalist Berghain techno, timeless songwriting, floating indie-pop and outlier numbers that oscillate between absurdity and melancholy. Koze's disregard for the stylistic yoke presents him with an immense challenge. Hence, almost all the tracks are more or less edited, and one is fully rhymed (Session Victim: Hyuwee). Koze rambles on here himself: "I didn't want to kick around sophisticated knowledge, but rather try and weave together some good gems that would make sense to anyone, even people who aren't necessarily music nerds". But this is blabbing that you can count on, also because he approaches the term "mix" from a different angle and doesn't even try to make something fit that doesn't fit: "During the day, I don't need to hear anything that's mixed on the beat. I put the focus on making sure that it works harmoniously – the idea is more to create the impression of a radio show, like people such as John Peel did so uniquely. There is a giant cosmos of music and it runs through my filter".

• 50th edition of DJ-Kicks / 20 year anniversary of the series
• White vinyl format 2LP gatefold
• Exclusive unreleased edits across the mix
• 50th campaign including tour dates to run across the summer season

DJ Koze, Recondite, Mount Kimbie, Four Tet, Caribou, Matthew Dear, Simian Mobile Disco, FaltyDL, Apparat, Efdemin Available from 12.06.2015
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