Despite being a vintage 12 months for electronic music in most respects, the compilations of 2013 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 DT favourites Aus head honcho Will Saul for their next edition in 2014.
To further ramp up excitement ahead of the mix’s June 16th release Will has shared a brand new track from Irish duo Bicep entitled ‘Nova’ that will be making its way onto the release. Heavy on the bass, the new tune harks back to the UK’s rave era with an emphasis on synth lines that reflects Saul’s ambition to craft “a mix that rekindles the thing [he] loved about listening to mixes 20 years ago.”
In addition to ‘Nova’ a quick look at the tracklist of Will Saul’s edition quickly reveals a plethora of other unreleased tracks both from himself and his various labels alongside cuts from the likes of George FitzGerald, Leon Vynehall, Gerry Read, Legowelt, Marquis Hawkes, and Youandewan.
Check out Bicep’s ‘Nova’ and the full tracklist below:
01 Will Saul & Komon – Bendy02 Animal Hands – Beacon Island03 Komon & Appleblim – The Visionary State04 Joe Gray – Tozai05 Cottam – Healing Process06 Youandewan – Ego07 Jabru – Church feat. Joel Culpepper08 Lrusse – Presence09 Walton – Birds10 Leon Vynehall – Time11 Will Saul & Komon – Two For One (DJ-Kicks)12 Sei A – Reserve13 Axel Boman – Dubbel (dub) / CLOSE feat. Tikiman – Born In A Rolling Barrel14 Sei A – JTR15 October – KR-100 Dub16 David Clement – Follow Me Home (Lee Jones Remix)17 Marquis Hawkes – Life Struggle18 Bicep – Nova19 Will Saul – Pedal Power20 Legowelt – Etherial Techno Music Will Never Die21 George FitzGerald – Wanting Needing22 Gerry Read – Baseball23 Escape – Flinch24 Second Storey – Oxygene