The year was 1995 and the underground electronic music scene was going large worldwide. Moby was a hero, mixtapes were the norm, and there were local indie shops making the music somewhat accessible. Label !K7 was looking to lead the charge by connecting with fans, and bringing the DJ mix experience from the clubs to our home CD players. The first brainchild of the DJ-KiCKS series was a techno mix by CJ Bolland that still stands the test of time.
Here we are 15 years, 28+ releases later and the DJ-KiCKS series has been graced by the likes of legendary artists such as Carl Craig, Kruder & Dorfmesiter, and the Stereo MCs. The most recent mix was by Booka Shade which found its way to shelves in October of 2007. For whatever reason, we havent seen an update since then.
Looking to get back to their roots, !K7 has enlisted P-Thugg and Dave 1 of Chromeo. Oddly enough, Chromeos last release, Fancy Footwork, was also released in 2007. Unlike the DJ-KiCKS series though, they have stayed active by touring the world in support of the album.
Even though we dont have the full track list yet, some of the producers will include Chateau Marmont, Leo Sayer, The Alan Parsons Project and The Eagles.
Yes, the Hotel California Eagles.
While the first DJ-KiCKS release in over two years wont hit the stores until early October, you can head to chromeo-djkicks.com and register your email address to download Chromeos reworking of I Cant Tell You Why by The Eagles. If youre feeling nostalgic, you can also head to dj-kicks.com and stream any of the previous releases.