HERCULES & LOVE AFFAIR/VARIOUS
||1.||Hercules & Love Affair - "Release Me" (DJ Kicks)|
||2.||Mankind - "Don't Keep Me Waiting"|
||1.||Haze Factory - "A Bit Of Redemption"|
||2.||Solution - "Feels So Right"|
||1.||In Flagranti - "Magojiro"|
||2.||DJ Duke presents Freedom - "Love Don't Come Easy" (Power dub)|
||1.||Cloud 9 - "Do You Want Me"|
||2.||Fierce Ruling Diva - "Allemaal Allemaal!"|
When interviewed around the release of the first Hercules & Love Affair album in 2008, main man Andy Butler did little to hide his house influences, despite that set's loose disco vibe. Since then, he's continued to pursue a retro-futurist house agenda, and here re-states his credentials with a DJ Kicks mix that happily joins the dots between vintage New York house and garage, acid, contemporary revivalist fare and the odd foray into dubwise electrofunk territory (see the thriller from Mankind). It's an excellent representation of what you could expect from one his basement-bothering DJ sets and is jam-packed with largely overlooked fare from the '80s and '90s.
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