Seth Troxler Unveils Tom Trago Collaboration
As regular users of the site are no doubt already aware we were more than a little excited at news that Seth Troxler would be next in line to submit a mix for !K7 ‘s fabled DJ-Kicks series.
Joining a list of contributors that reads like a who’s who of DJing talent – Maceo Plex, John Talabot, Actress and our No.1 DJ of 2014, Nina Kraviz, to name but a few – Troxler is set to offer an 18-track mix, featuring a varied array of artists from Niki Nakazawa, to Cobblestone Jazz, Session Victim, Mood II Swing, Ricardo Villalobos, Derrick Carter and Sun Ra.
“For my DJ-Kicks mix I wanted to do something that was honest. I went out in the morning, micro-dosed myself and did all these errands around town. Then I came home at night and did the mix in one take. I wanted to curate something for people to easily listen to, that was nice, and funny and got you in the mood to do your homework, or drive that hour long trip when you need to go somewhere. I see this mix as a gay man named Rodney. Or a big black woman named Birtha,” says Troxler.
Perhaps most excitingly however came news that he’d joined forces with Tom Trago under the alias T&T Music Factory to provide an exclusive track for the mix. “The exclusive track was after the closing of Trouw in Amsterdam, a place that we both loved dearly,” he explains. “Club Trouw used to be the printing press for Amsterdam’s main daily newspaper and De Natte Cel (translated into English ‘The Wet Cell’) was the shower room where the employees would wash the ink off their bodies that they specially opened for the last month that the club was open. Tom and I both played in De Natte Cel during the closing party and were so inspired by the space we left Trouw after around 48 hours, partied all night at the hotel and then went straight into the studio.” Check it out below.
DJ-Kicks: Seth Troxler is set to drop October 18th.
01. Niki Nakazawa – Should It Be
02. Herbert – Suddenly (Phil Parnell’s Pianissimo Play Through)
03. DJ Koze – Bodenweich
04. Cobblestone Jazz – Northern Lights
05. Wolfgang Haffner – Melodia Del Viento (Ricardo Villalobos & Max Loderbauer Remix)
06. T&T Music Factory – De Natte Cel
07. Hauke Freer – XK
08. Butch – Soul Player
09. Session Victim – Stick Together
10. Club Artist United – Sweet Chariot (Kerri Chandler Dramatic Dub)
11. Jasper St Company – Reach
12. K Alexi – Sex-N-R-001
13. Mood II Swing ft. John Ciafone – Ohh
14. Derrick Carter – Dreaming Again
15. Byron Stingily – Why Can’t You Be Real (Danny’s 12″ Version)
16. Vanessa McMillan – Stay With Me
17. Dean Street Crew feat Sweet Pussy Pauline – The Credit Card (Original Tribe Mix)
18. Sun Ra And His Intergalactic Research Arkestra – Enlightenment