BRANDT BRAUER FRICK/VARIOUS
||1.||Brandt Brauer Frick - "Hugo" (DJ-Kicks remix)|
||2.||Glenn Astro - "How I Miss You"|
||1.||Galaxy 2 Galaxy - "Transition" (feat Atlantis)|
||2.||Le K - "Abraz"|
||1.||Dollkraut - "Jumbo Rollercoaster"|
||2.||Parental Control - "Feel Like"|
||1.||James Braun & Troels Abrahamsen - "Wooden Knuckles"|
||2.||Cosmin Trg - "Echolab Disaster"|
The long running DJ Kicks serious has always been fascinating, offering as it does the chance for DJs and producers known for a particular style to spread their wings musically. Jazz-minded German techno combo Brandt Bauer Frick grab that chance with both hands on their instalment, showcasing an atmospheric blend heavily influenced by nu-jazz and smoky, jazz-flecked deep house. This vinyl edition features ten unmixed cuts from the mix for the selectors out there along with a CD version. On the latter there are numerous pleasing diversions, from the head-nodding analogue boogie of Inkswel and Moog-laden African rhythms of William Onyeabor, to the dense drum workout of their own "Brommel" and the winding synths and ultra-deep production of Fantastic Man's "Late At Night". They also make room for a bit of tech-jazz (Galaxy 2 Galaxy), and the booming late night moves of Cosmin TRG.
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