Four Tet's Kieran Hebden takes the helm of !K7's long-running "DJ Kicks" series, which will be released this summer.
Four Tet's Kieran Hebden takes the helm of !K7's long-running "DJ Kicks" series, which will be released in mid-July. The 20-track set features a new Four Tet original, "Pockets," which smudges an '80s synth melody with clattering percussion and phasing sound effects. The cut will also be available as a single backed with a more club-oriented mix.
Among the other tracks to be found on the compilation are a remix of Madvillain's "Figaro," Autechre's "Flutter," Curtis Mayfield's "If I Were Only a Child Again," Cabaret Volatire's "Kneel to the Boss," Animal Collective's "Baby Day," Gong's "Love Is How Y Make It" and the stellar soul-tinged hip-hop of Group Home's "Up Against the Wall."
Hebden is in the mist of a tour with drummer Steve Reid in support of their recent Domino album, "The Exchange Session Vol. 1." The trek plays Amsterdam tomorrow (April 14) and will run through May 13 in Paris. Also on tap is an April 26 show in London that will feature Six Organs Of Admittance, the Thing and a DJ set from Caribou principal Dan Snaith.
The second volume of Hebden and Reid's collaboration is due in late May.
Here is the track list for "DJ Kicks":
"Leapday Night (Scene 1)," David Behrman
"Mom, the Video Broke," Syclops
"If I Were Only a Child Again," Curtis Mayfield
"Out-Rock," Heiner Stadler
"The Professor's Here," Gary Davis
"Les Socoupes Volantes Vertes," Heldon
"Dilemma," So Solid Crew
"Psychometry 3.2," Akufen
"Baby Day," Animal Collective
"Figaro (101 Remix)," Madvillain
"Love, Love," Julian Priester Pepo Mtoto
"Pockets," Four Tet
"Psychosomatic," Model 500
"Taireva," Shona People of Rhodesia
"Superspace," Quickspace Supersport
"Kneel to the Boss," Cabaret Voltaire
"Love Is How Y Make It," Gong
"Represent," Showbiz & A.G.
"Up Against the Wall (Getaway Car Mix)," Group Home