Booka Shade ‎– DJ-Kicks

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Booka Shade Introduction
Nôze Slum Girl
Cerrone In The Smoke
Ben Westbeech Hang Around (Wahoo Main Mix)
John Carpenter The Bank Robbery
Booka Shade Estoril
Yazoo Situation (US 12" Remix)
Akiko Kiyama The Misidia Monarchy
Karel Fialka The Things I Saw
Lopazz 2 Fast 4 U
Quarion Play Your Part
John Carpenter Arrival At The Library
Mlle Caro & Franck Garcia Far Away
Aphex Twin Alberto Balsam
Heaven 17 Geisha Boys And Temple Girls
The Tubes Drums
Brigitte Bardot Contact
Booka Shade Numbers (DJ-Kicks)
Quarion Karasu
The Streets It's Too Late
Amir Ad Fontes Virtual Nature
Carl Craig Landcruising
Matthew Dear Tide
Matthew Dear Don & Sherri (Hot Chip Mix)
Richard Hawley Last Orders

Versions (8)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
!K7222CD Booka Shade DJ-Kicks(CD, Mixed, Comp) Studio !K7 !K7222CD Germany 2007 Sell This Version
!K7222LP Booka Shade DJ-Kicks(2x12", Comp) Studio !K7 !K7222LP Germany 2007 Sell This Version
!K7222CD Booka Shade DJ-Kicks(CD, Comp, Mixed, Promo) Studio !K7 !K7222CD Germany 2007 Sell This Version
!K7222CD Booka Shade DJ-Kicks(CD, Promo, Mixed, Comp) Studio !K7 !K7222CD Germany 2007 Sell This Version
!K7222EP Booka Shade Numbers (DJ-Kicks)(12", EP) Studio !K7 !K7222EP Germany 2007 Sell This Version
!K7222 EP Booka Shade Numbers(CDr, EP, Promo) Studio !K7 !K7222 EP Germany 2007 Sell This Version
!K7222CDX Booka Shade DJ-Kicks(CD, Comp, Ltd, Mixed, RE, Car) Studio !K7 !K7222CDX Germany 2008 Sell This Version
K7222CD Booka Shade DJ-Kicks(22xFile, MP3, Mixed, 320) Studio !K7 K7222CD UK & Europe 2012


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September 11, 2014
referencing DJ-Kicks, 2x12", Comp, !K7222LP
Does anyone know if the BB - Contact (Booka Shade edit) ever had a proper release?


January 29, 2014
referencing Numbers (DJ-Kicks), 12", EP, !K7222EP

Estoril, 2nd track still fresh, smooth bass line


November 3, 2007
referencing DJ-Kicks, CD, Promo, Mixed, Comp, !K7222CD

Booka Shade burst into the legendary DJ-Kicks series with their trademark techy, glithchy house sound, cutting it up with soulful, wonderous slices of electonica and 80's electro to concoct a real winning formula.

The cinematic phrases of Noze's "Slum Girl" open the proceedings, breathing a seriousness and elegance into the mix – setting the tone with drama, like the opening of the curtains on a grandiose theatre stage. But Booka don’t beat around the bush, sliding straight into the 4/4 techy stuff with some real personality. An early highlight is their own “Estoril”, a beautifully worked melodic, melancholic techy track that seems to have an arrangement and tone designed to fit in perfectly between John Carpenter and Yazoo. This is what is so well done about this mix – lines are drawn between old and new so seamlessly, that in one coherent mix you get drawn into their present material within the context of their roots.

Aphex Twin’s track serves as a Volta in the mix, a pause for thought in an ocean of circling analogue synths and clever drum patterns, but Booka jolt back into the thick of it with the pulsing, post-punk electronic pop of Heaven 17. Other highlights include their own DJ-Kicks track (Numbers), which mixes seamlessly from the 60’s French disco of Brigitte Bardot’s “Contact” (by Serge Gainbourg – was well ahead of his time here!). You even get The Streets in the mix, along with Carl Craig and 2 back-to-back Matthew Dear tracks to end on a positive, uplifting note. For me, a real 5/5 mixtape!

Go forth and support the DJ-Kicks imprint with your purchase of this special addition. You will feel no regret! ;)