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Actress Mixes DJ-Kick 49

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Despite being a vintage 12 months for electronic music in most respects, the compilations of 2014 were undoubtedly the Achilles heel of that year with only a handful of releases by some of the more esteemed compilation series really grabbing our attention and delivering the ‘wow’ factor. One of those series that consistently impressed was undoubtedly been IK7’s DJ-Kicks and so you can imagine our excitement at the announcement of the them hooking up with fellow Werkdiscs boss Actress for their next edition in 2015.

A revealing mix that delves deep into the Londoner’s treasure trove of influences Actress took more than just the sound into account when selecting tracks for his mix, compiling a tracklist as easy on the eye as the ears. “When I’m selecting music I’m not always thinking about the music alone,” Actress explains. “I’m thinking about the names of the artists, tracks, and labels, and what they mean to me. I often base my tracklisting purely on how well the track titles work together in a poetic sense.”

“I’ve tried to keep space between tracks, allowing them to speak,” he continues. “I tried not to force BPM shifts and to let the programming remain choppy and quick.”

One of the most exciting features of any DJ-Kicks compilation is the addition of a new exclusive track of the author into the mix with Actress dropping ‘Bird Matrix’ into the his edition. Made just after he finished writing ‘Ghettoville’ it may just be our favourite DJ-Kicks exclusive yet.

Set to arrive May 4th, you can check out the full tracklist for DJ-Kicks 49 below.

CD TRACK LIST 
01 Breaker 1 2 – 2
02 Lorenzo Senni – Elegant, and Never Tiring
03 Reel by Real – Look At Me
04 Autechre – Pen Expers
05 Chameleon – Thought 2
06 Beneath – Stress 1
07 Simbiosi – Impari
08 Zennor – Tin
09 John Beltran – Anticipation
10 Moon B – Those Moments
11 STL – Psychelicious
12 Snakepiss – Toil
13 Shit and Shine – Pearl Drop
14 Chez n Trent – Windy City Club
15 Mark Fell – Section 1-7
16 GNESIS – Pear
17 Shxcxchcxsh – LDWGWTT
18 Hank Jackson – Track 3
19 Actress – Bird Matrix (DJ-Kicks)
20 Gherkin Jerks – Red Planet

LP SIDE SPLITS 
A1 Lorenzo Senni – Elegant, and Never Tiring
A2 Reel by Real – Look At Me
A3 Simbiosi – Impari
B1 John Beltran – Anticipation
B2 Shit and Shine – Pearl Drop
C1 Chez n Trent – Windy City Club
C2 Mark Fell – Section 1-7
D1 Actress – Bird Matrix (DJ-Kicks)
D2 Gherkin Jerks – Red Planet

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