Release Date: 15 June 2015
Format: LP Double Vinyl
|DJ Koze DJ-Kicks Limited White Vinyl 2LP Set
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".
1. I Haven't Been Everywhere But It's On My List - DJ Koze
2. Can't Get Used to Those (Kosi Edit) - Dimlite
3. Dead Dogs Two (Boards of Canada Remix) - cLOUDDEAD
4. Best of Times - Strong Arm Steady
5. Holiday (Kosi & Finks Edit) - Homeboy Sandman
6. Shame - Freddie Gibbs & Madlib
7. Camelblues (Kosbi Edit) - MNDSGN
8. Tears in the Typing Pool - Broadcast
9. Carla - Daniel Lanois
10. Modern Hi Tek Family Bears (Kosi Mashup) - Hi Tek & The 2 Bears
11. It Hasn't Happened Yet - William Shatner
12. In Stride - Marker Starling
13. Hyuwee (Kosi Remix) - Session Victim
14. Bring the Sun (Feat. Gry) (Kosi Edit) - Frank & Tony
15. Jaz (Kosi Edit) - Marcel Fengler
16. Surrender (Feat. Lcio) (Kosi Edit) - Portable
17. Superstar - Gentle People