DJ Kicks - The Exclusives

Various Artists – ‘DJ Kicks: The Exclusives’ – (!K7)

DJ Kicks - The ExclusivesThe !K7 compilation series ‘DJ Kicks’ is now one of the very best and most prolific compilations around, having included a diverse range of DJs in its 17 year history. One of the principles of each compilation is that the chosen DJ offers an exclusive of their own, a track not heard before – so here is a second set of those tracks, rounding up exclusives from Holden and Apparat to Kode9 and Photek. It makes for an intriguing variety of styles, from the slow dance offered by Chromeo (‘I Can’t Tell You Why’) to the winning disco house of The Juan Maclean (‘Feel So Good’) and an energetic offering from Four Tet, ‘Pockets’. Also included is one of Hot Chip’s very best songs, the propulsive ‘My Piano’, and an enchanting Gold Panda track, ‘An Iceberg Hurled Northwards Through Clouds’. Proof, if it were needed, that the series still has plenty of legs in it.

5 out of 5

Reviewed By Ben Hogwood