!K7 share exclusive Gnesis track off of Actress’ DJ-Kicks
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 !K7’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.”
One of the most exciting features of any DJ-Kicks compilation is the addition of a the various exclusive tracks that end up being first heard in the final mix. Following on from the grand unveiling of his own exclusive effort ‘Bird Matrix,’ those kind souls over at !K7 have now made another of the albums exclusive cuts available to stream, this time sharing Gnesis’s ‘Pear’. Check it out below.