The “ DJ-Kicks ” series keeps growing. After the acclaimed contributions by Juan MacLean, James Holden and Kode 9, now it’s Sasha Ring’s turn, also known as Apparat and one third of Moderat. In line with his most recent solo efforts, more orientated towards melancholic “pop” than his first releases on Shitkatapult (which had more to do with technical and imbricated IDM), Apparat is moving away from the dance club imagery to mix some experimental tracks (Oval, Tim Hecker and T++), with jingling electronica (Pantha Du Prince, Four Tet), new psychedelic techno (Luke Abbott, Ripperton), pop (Thom Yorke), and bass music in different forms (Martyn, Cosmin TRG, Ramadanman, Spherix and Joy Orbison delivering light and darkness to the whole) on an album that sports three previously unreleased tracks – two by Apparat himself and one by Telefon Tel Aviv. Release is set for 26th October via !K7.
Apparat - “DJ-Kicks” 01. Apparat - Circles 02. 69 - Rushed 03. Telefon Tel Aviv - Lengthening Shadows 04. Apparat - Interlude 05. Luke Abbott - More Room 06. Oval - Legendary 07. Patrice Baumel - Sub 08. Martyn - Miniluv 09. Ripperton - Echocity 10. Cosmin TRG - Tower Block 11. Scorn - Falling (Autechre 'FR 13' Remix) 12. Born Ruffians - I Need a Life (Four Tet Remix) 13. Pantha Du Prince - Welt Am Draht 14. Phon.o - Intervall 15. Burial + Four Tet - Moth 16. Vincent Markowski - The Madness of Moths 17. Ramadanman - Tempest 18. Thom Yorke - Harrowdown Hill 19. Spherix - Lesser People 20. Oval - TV Power 21. Joy Orbison - The Shrew Would Have Cushioned the Blow 22. Apparat - Sayulita 23. T++ - Worn Down 24. Tim Hecker - Borderlands