Stacey Pullen ‎– DJ-Kicks

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Studio !K7 ‎– !K7049cd, Studio !K7 ‎– 049cd
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DJ-Kicks
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CD, Mixed
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1 Jibaros Colora
Written-By – E.Cycle*, R.Emerencia*
2:33
2 Mystic Rythem Track Relaxer
Written-By – Ben Mays
1:20
3 Kosmic Messenger Eye To Eye
Written-By – Stacey Pullen
3:47
4 The Kooky Scientist Ram Bunctions
Written-By – Fred Giannelli
2:46
5 Gerd Arkest's Blaze
Written-By – Gert-Jan Bijl
4:47
6 Baby Ford Dead Eye
Written-By – Baby Ford, Eon
2:55
7 Wulf-N-Bear Raptures Of The Deep
Written-By – C.Finlow*, P.Huggetti*, R.Lawson*
2:15
8 Phume We R Walking
Written-By – D.Campbell*, T.Withers*
2:14
9 Cristian Vogel Bawdy
Written-By – Cristian Vogel
1:11
10 Acid Jesus Radium
Written-By – Wuttke*, Flügel*
1:50
11 DIT* Try Out
Written-By – Jensen van Dorsten*, Michel de Heij*
2:27
12 Kosmic Messenger The Death March
Written-By – Stacey Pullen
4:27
13 Vince Waston* Cosmic Journeys
Written-By – Vince Waston*
2:11
14 Kenny Larkin Q
Written-By – Kenny Larkin
2:53
15 Roy Davis* I'm The DJ
Written-By – Roy Davis*
3:42
16 Sean Deason The Shit
Written-By – Sean Deason
2:09
17 Silent Phase Psychotic Funk
Written-By – Stacey Pullen
1:50
18 Daphreephunkateerz Say It No Longer
Written-By – Eric "Where's Da Spliff" Rug*
2:32
19 P.Pulsinger & E.Tunakan* Locked Groove
Written-By – P.Pulsinger & E.Tunakan*
3:00
20 Sensorama Harz
Written-By – Wuttke*, Flügel*
3:31
21 R-Tyme R-Theme
Written-By – Derrick May
2:23
22 Digital Justice Theme From (It's All Gone) Pear Shaped
Written-By – L. Smith (4), S.Crompton*
2:57
23 Gypsy (4) Funk De Fino
Written-By – G.Drinnan*
2:10
24 Sterac Astronotes Part 1
Written-By – S.Rachmad*
3:54
25 Stacey Pullen DJ Kicks (The Track)
Written-By – Stacey Pullen
8:52

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Credits

Notes

Track 6 is credited to: "Ifach 001".
Track 11 is credited to: "Diot" on the inside cover only.
The final track, DJ Kicks (The Track) was composed by Stacey Pullen from samples of the other tracks in the mix.

Mastered at Chill Out Studios.
Made in the E.C.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 30003 70492 5
  • Barcode (Scanned): 730003704925
  • Matrix / Runout: SNV K7049CD 01
  • Label Code: LC 7306

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
!K7049cd Stacey Pullen DJ-Kicks(CD, Mixed) Studio !K7 !K7049cd Germany 1996 Sell This Version
!K7049EP Stacey Pullen DJ-Kicks EP(12", EP, S/Sided) Studio !K7 !K7049EP Germany 1996 Sell This Version
!K7049LP Stacey Pullen DJ-Kicks - The Tracks(2x12", Comp) Studio !K7 !K7049LP Germany 1996 Sell This Version

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Stuck_In_1992

Stuck_In_1992

January 17, 2017

This is the most beautiful melodic techno mixes I've ever heard. The soundscapes sound more like a sci-fi movie soundtrack then dance music. Actually because of this mix I bought the Bladerunner soundtrack. This is really nice easy listening music to fill the background. I even listened to it on occasion in -4 pitch which makes it even more relaxed. The only bad thing about this mix is that it made me want to see Stacey Pullen perform in person. That in itself isn't bad however each occasion was cursed. One time I went to see him in MA at this dinky club and I ended up spilling a snow cone on me. I went outside to change my shirt and then I wasn't allowed back in by the security even though I had paid already. The last time was in Central Park NY where the Nazi Central Park Police chased everyone out of the park including Stacey Pullen. At least I still have this beautiful CD to listen to.
farfromthesun

farfromthesun

December 14, 2016
This is, without doubt, one of the best mix cd's to be released commercially. Pullen expertly mixes, melds, mutates and layers loads of fantastic, and in large part underplayed techno gems to great effect and with undeniable energy.

There's a strong emphasis on funk, soul and melody, something that's patently missing from so many electronic music DJ's repertoires these days. Arguably it's Pullen at his peak - having heard him many times he has veered toward a more linear techno sound that's nowhere close to what's on display here.

I find it mildly amusing and ironic that people seem to think that any of the transitions on this mix are anything other than pure perfection, and all it actually goes to demonstrate is a very limited understanding of what is actually happening. The post-production was quite revolutionary for a DJ mix at the time, using computer generated FX and sequencing to present something really quite different to the norm.

When you consider how prevalent computers are in techno music these days it's patently absurd that even back in 1996, Pullen was able to use these tools far more effectively than the vast majority of contemporary DJ's.

If you don't get this then I suggest you keep listening until you do.

Timeless.
spoons

spoons

April 5, 2016
edited about 1 year ago

Paul Oakenfold used bladerunner samples in his Goa mix back in 1994, the Roy Batty death scene being the best in my opinion.
hobnob55

hobnob55

October 28, 2014
ive just realised the intro sample and the same used on track 6. if im right . is from bladerunner . awsome kick ass techno love it
rickardkallgren

rickardkallgren

November 3, 2013
Best mix CD ever made? Not a bad track in the selection and the intro is literally out of this world.
luka313

luka313

December 23, 2012
edited over 4 years ago
What we have here is one brilliant mix. The whole set is in some strong avantgarde mood, it's no coincidence that the Blade Runner lines were put in the mix. It feels like you're transported in some future time. Choice of tracks is absolutely TOP NOTCH, variety is the keyword here. This mix is a real journey, its a story told very well. His, what other people call sloppy mixing i find really ingenious, because.. when you have this kind of various tracks in the mix you need to be really witty in handling the mix between them, and i think he got away pretty good. This mix is total opposite of boring. Definitely recommend.
unclean

unclean

February 11, 2012
can someone please tell me were to get that phume track we r walkin'? pullen played a techno version of this track wich is not on this one for example: http://www.discogs.com/Various-Miscellaneous-The-2nd/master/5143
radiohoffman

radiohoffman

June 17, 2011
It's been a while since I listened to this but what I remember is him attempting to mask his trainwrecked mixes with lots of effects. Super sloppy compared to most of the k7 releases. Their other mix cds from this era were amazing: Kevin Saunderson, Ken Ishi, Carl Craig, Claude Young, Dave Clarke...all incredible. This one. Not so much.
cthulhu303

cthulhu303

November 18, 2009
edited over 5 years ago
"Do you like our owl?
-It's artificial?
-Of course, it is.
-Must be expensive.
-Yeah... I'm Rachael."

The Blade Runner sample is nicely mysterious and well used as a recurring reminder of the general theme, theme which could indeed be labelled liquid something, as the selection is hugely made of flowing sounds. Still, it is quite a weak release, this. Some tracks are ace, yet the selection is sub-par, generally speaking, and the mixing skills of Mr. Pullen are rather unimpressive, especially for a commercially released mix. He admits it was digitally edited too, which is honest, but makes it even worse -- one gets to wonder what it sounded like raw. The general atmosphere is alright, but it is a bit flat and monotonous and could probably have been developped in a more interesting way. Not so exciting to listen to as a whole and one often finds themselves skipping portions or falling asleep, really.
jurb2

jurb2

November 9, 2009

I agree with the previous reviews - this is a fantastic release, probably the best DJ Kicks mix out there. Stacey mixing the Blade Runner soundtrack in is killer. Hard to believe it is rated anything less than a 5/5.