Brandt Brauer Frick – Plastic Like Your Mother

Germany’s Brandt Brauer Frick teamed up with Om’mas Keith for their first single from the new album Miami. Before it drops early next week, !K7 has unveiled the video for track which was directed by the trios own Daniel Brandt and Julian Schleef. It incorporates 28 dancers with head-mounted cameras, circling around the band stand (Daft Punk, anyone?) Pretty amazing!

Photek – Levitation (Altered Natives Remix)

It’s been a couple of month since Photek‘s contribution to the DJ-Kicks, but !K7 is not letting it slip into the forgotten past yet. Over the years it has become a tradition that each of DJ-Kicks mixes got an exclusive track and in Photek’s case that track was Levitation. More recently, those exclusives got the remix treatment and Altered Natives got the “opportunity to remix one of my musical heroes.”

The track will be out on 12-inch early next week, and it will feature the original version as well as another remix by Tom Bulwer. You can listen to a clip of the latter on his SoundCloud page.

Addison Groove – An We Drop

Berlin’s !K7 gives one final taster to their new DJ-Kicks which drops tomorrow. It’s one of six exclusives on the mix and it is courtesy of Bristolian Addison Groove.

There hasn’t been any mentioning whether there will be any 12-inches alongside the new DJ-Kicks. Previous editions were accompanied by EPs with tracks exclusive to the mix. In any case, Scuba‘s addition to the series will be available on CD and 2-LP.

Scuba – Adrenalin

As mentioned the other day, the new DJ-Kicks will be put together by Hotflush founder Scuba. As a first taster, !K7 has posted this track off the mix CD.

Sounds a bit like a house rework of Before (After), but how’s that a bad thing? The Adrenalin EP will be out on Hotflush at an undisclosed date on September 26, 2011. The DJ-Kicks CD will be available starting October 25, 2011.

Scuba – DJ-Kicks

Scuba - DJ-Kicks

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They say the age of the mixed CD has come to an end, and in the new age of the internet it’s easy to believe. There’s hardly a music publication without its own podcast and live-recordings from clubs around the world are only a click away. But I believe in the rule of exception and !K7’s DJ-KiCKS series is not only one of the first mix CD series, for me anyway, but also an exceptional one (again exceptions apply everywhere!)

Today, they’ve announced their latest addition from no other but Hotflush founder Paul Rose, better known for his music output under the names of Scuba and SCB. From his reputation as a DJ and his taste in selecting artists for his label, I have reason to believe he will continue the recent winning streak (I’m thinking of Apparat and MCDE) in the series. At least that’s what the tracklist suggests.01. Sigha – HF029B2
02. Surgeon – The Power of Doubt
03. DBridge – For Tonight
04. Badawi – Lost Highway (Incyde remix)
05. Peverelist – Sun Dance
06. Until Silence – The Affair
07. Addison Groove – An We Drop
08. Roska – Leapfrog
09. Trevino – Shorty
10. Beaumont – CPX11
11. Function – Two Ninety One
12. Braille – Breakup
13. Quest – Everybody in the Place
14. Sigha – Let Me In
15. George FitzGerald – Shackled
16. Jon Convex – Streetwalk
17. Mr Beatnick – Don’t Walk Away From My Love
18. Boddika – Acid Battery
19. Marcel Dettmann – Captivate
20. Arkist – Rendez-Vous (SCB edit)
21. Locked Groove – Drowning
22. Recloose – Tecumseh
23. Sigha – Where I Come To Forget
24. Sex Worker – Rhythm of the Night
25. Scuba – M.A.R.S.
26. Jichael Mackson – Gedons
27. Rivet – Running S
28. Recondite – Backbone
29. Ludovic Vendi – Mental Bright
30. Rivet – Slant
31. Scuba – Adrenalin
32. Sepalcure – Inside

Scuba’s DJ-KiCKS will be in stores on October 25, 2011. While this hasn’t been confirmed, we expect it to drop in the usual trilogy of CD, LP and a 12-inch with exclusive music.

Brandt Brauer Frick – Caffeine

Just got back from a short trip to the UK and found this video in my inbox. It comes from Germany’s acoustic techno trio Brandt Brauer Frick, whose album You Make Me Real was one of the big suprises in the last year.

The video is a co-production between Danae Diaz, who was responsible for the album’s cover art, and animator Patricia Luna.

DPS Podcast by Brandt Brauer Frick

The debut album by Brandt Brauer Frick was one of the bigger surprises in 2010, now the trio shares some of their inspirations in a guestmix for Doppelschall. Expect 90 minutes of music as diverse as György Liget, James Blake, Herbie Hancock, Jan Jelinek, 4hero or Clark.

01. Luc Ferrari – Didascalies
02. Morton Feldman – For John Cage
03. Gustav Mahler – Symphony no. 9, 1st movement
04. György Ligeti – Melodien
05. György Ligeti – Continuum
06. Edgard Varèse – Déserts Part 3
07. Bela Bartók – String Quartet no. 4, 2nd movement
08. Conlon Nancarrow – Study for Player Piano no. 5
09. Paul Friedrich Frick – ¡Ya Está!
10. Helmut Lachenmann – Guero
11. John Coltrane – A Love Supreme, Part 1: Acknowledgement
12. Herbie Hancock & Chick Corea – Maiden Voyage
13. The Matthew Herbert Big Band – Misprints
14. 4hero – We Who Are Not As The Others (Alpha Omega Remix)
15. Jan Jelinek/Farben – Live At The Sahara Tahoe, 1973
16. James Blake – I’ll Stay
17. Super Collider – Messagesacomin
18. Clark – Jak To Basics
19. Oni Ayhun – OAR004-A
20. Untold – Just For You
21. Massive Attack – Special Cases (Akufen Remix)
22. Jaga Jazzist – Toccata

Stream or go directly for the download. The album You Make Me Real is available on !K7, a US tour is pending.

Apparat – DJ-Kicks

Apparat DJ-Kicks

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Over the last 15 years, !K7’s DJ-Kicks series has manifested its reputation as one of the best mix CDs. It’s no different with the latest installment by Apparat and yet it is different: it’s one of the best in the series.

As we didn’t feature many mixtapes lately, we’d really like to recommend this one!01. Apparat – Circles
02. 69 – Rushed
03. Telefon Tel Aviv – Lengthening Shadows
04. Apparat – Interlude
05. Luke Abbot – 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 (DJ-Kicks)
23. T++ – Worn Down
24. Tim Hecker – Borderlands

As you might know, Sascha Ring programs a lot of his own patches in Max/MSP. In the video below, he talks a bit more about his ways of making music. You might also want to check out a second video, in which he speaks more about making the his DJ-Kicks mix.

Apparat’s DJ-Kicks is available since last week. As usual, you can get the mix on CD (Amazon) and digital (iTunes“), some of the tracks are also available on 2-LP. The exclusive Sayulita should be out on 12-inch next week!

Ellie Goulding – Under The Sheets (Brackles Remix)

We reported about the new Brackles mix CD Songs for Endless Cities on !K7/Cool In The Pool a while ago, now the label is giving away this unreleased remix for Ellie Goulding.

If you haven’t got yourself a copy of the mix yet, buy it on Boomkat or Amazon. Or just get the download here.

Songs for Endless Cities Vol. 1

Songs for Endless Cities Vol. 1

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Londoner based producer and label co-owner Brackles has completed his first official mix CD for the !K7 affiliated Cool In The Pool label. It showcases many of the artists we have come to love over the last year or so.

With artists such as Kyle Hall, Floating Points, 2562, Flying Lotus, Zomby or Dorian Concept, “Songs for Endless Cities” captures a wide array of sounds from artists not afraid to extend their musical boundaries.01. Flying Lotus – My Chippy
02. Floating Points – Peoples Potential
03. Zomby – Tarantula
04. Roska – I Need Love feat. Anesha
05. Brackles – Blo
06. Martin Kemp – No Charisma
07. Kyle Hall – Luv for KMFH
08. Cooly G – Love Dub Refix
09. DJ Dom – Sunshowers
10. DJ Mystery – Speechless feat. Natalie K
11. Hypno – Over The Top
12. Rishi Romero – African Forest
13. Breach – Fatherless
14. Deadboy – If You Want Me
15. 2562 – Dinosaur
16. Dorian Concept – Trilingual Dance Sexperience
17. Funkineven – Must Move

Also included is a brand new and exclusive track from Brackles, you can listen to it below or download it for free.

“Songs for Endless Cities” will be in stores on August 31, 2010.

Jimmy Edgar – Hot, Raw, Sex (Machinedrum Remix)

Some weeks back, XLR8R gave us a free download from Jimmy Edgar, taken from his forthcoming album on !K7 Records. About a week ago, he also dropped a single on the label and it came with this remix from New York’s Machinedrum.

You can get this on 12-inch with two addional remixes and the original version. Or you can download the track alone for free, once again thanks to XLR8R.

Kode9 – You Don’t Wash (Dub)

Whenever there’s a new DJ-Kicks coming out, there are up to three options to choose from: the actual mixed CD, a 12-inch with an exclusive track from that mix, and an unmixed LP. I think it started with the DJ-Kicks from Hot Chip, that !K7 introduced a free download.

As mentioned yesterday, the latest in the series comes from Hyperdub founder Kode9 and you can now download the dub version of his exclusive track.

June 22nd is the day, you should be able to get your hands on the Kode9 DJ-Kicks.