Tracklist

Apparat Circles 3:04
69 Rushed 2:40
Telefon Tel Aviv Lengthening Shadows 3:35
Apparat Interlude 1:24
Luke Abbott More Room 1:09
Oval Legendary 1:31
Patrice Bäumel Sub 1:01
Martyn Miniluv 2:18
Ripperton Echocity 2:25
Cosmin TRG Tower Block 1:28
Scorn Falling (Autechre "FR 13" Remix) 2:12
Born Ruffians I Need A Life (Four Tet Remix) 4:18
Pantha Du Prince Welt Am Draht 4:02
Phon.o Intervall 2:10
Burial + Four Tet Moth 4:55
Vincent Markowski The Madness Of Moths 3:23
Ramadanman Tempest 4:29
Thom Yorke Harrowdown Hill 3:47
Spherix Lesser People 1:14
Oval TV Power 1:00
Joy Orbison The Shrew Would Have Cushioned The Blow 4:49
Apparat Sayulita (DJ-Kicks) 3:58
T++ Worn Down 1:55
Tim Hecker Borderlands 5:05

Versions (6)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
!K7270CD Apparat DJ-Kicks(CD, Mixed) Studio !K7 !K7270CD Germany 2010 Sell This Version
!K7270EP Apparat DJ-Kicks(12", EP) Studio !K7 !K7270EP Germany 2010 Sell This Version
none Apparat DJ-Kicks(17xFile, WAV, Comp, P/Mixed) !K7 Records none UK & Europe 2010
!K7270LP Apparat DJ-Kicks(2x12") Studio !K7 !K7270LP Germany 2010 Sell This Version
!K7270CD Apparat DJ-Kicks(CD, Comp, Mixed, Promo) Studio !K7 !K7270CD Germany 2010 Sell This Version
K7270CD Apparat DJ-Kicks(24xFile, MP3, Mixed, 320) Studio !K7 K7270CD UK & Europe 2012

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Zygomorphic

Zygomorphic

October 24, 2017
edited about 1 month ago
referencing DJ-Kicks, CD, Mixed, !K7270CD
Apparat provides a surprisingly strong mix-debut from a producer one would not normally think of as a DJ. His treatment of the track selection can be a pro or a con, depending on your flavor preference and perhaps mood.

The 'pro or con' is in reference to his decision to cram 24 tracks into a standard 67-minute mix, roughly twice more than the norm. This runs the risk of seeming all over the place. Furthermore, some tracks are inevitably relegated to a 'filler' role, running as short as ~60 seconds before transitioning to the next track - perhaps too fast-paced and attention-seeking for its own good?

My overall impression is: Apparat succeeds - at times in spite of these potential criticisms, and at times rendering them altogether irrelevant due to strong execution. Some of these 'filler' tracks, in truth, function brilliantly at linking and transitioning between tracks, while not sounding boring on their own (e.g. 'Interlude' and 'Legendary'), and then others do end up falling into that trap (e.g. 'Intervall'). Nevertheless, track selection is overall excellent.

The intro kicks off and already speeds through 11 tracks in rapid succession, none greater than 3 minutes. It is arguably a bit too crowded and dizzying, yes, but Apparat keeps the sound ultimately palatable, and it's understandable what he tries to achieve here.

Apparat's treatment of a few select tracks is also commendable. His tempo/bpm increase in Four Tet's remix of 'I Need A Life' is a minor change that does phenomenal work for the piece. Listen to the un-mixed single and it sounds so much more lethargic than here. Additionally, the transition from 'Tempest' to 'Harrowdown Hill' provides a great energy and is a highlight. Finally, his remix of 'Sayulita' is amazing, and its descent into 'Borderlands' is a treat. Fitting in Tim Hecker into a mix is certainly brave, but Apparat's risk here, and well as elsewhere in the mix, prove to make this mix stand strong.

4.2/5
gordon.cohen

gordon.cohen

April 30, 2015
referencing DJ-Kicks, 2x12", !K7270LP
the track listing for this 2XLP is obviously less than the CD. Are the other tracks just mixed in between these? I doubt he would exclude "Circles" and "Sayulita" from this LP mix.
yanmac

yanmac

October 7, 2014
referencing DJ-Kicks, 12", EP, !K7270EP
Utterly utterly spellbindingly lush as f*** and restored my faith in techno when it came out. ESSENTIAL!
auralistica

auralistica

October 21, 2011
edited over 5 years ago
referencing DJ-Kicks, CD, Comp, Mixed, Promo, !K7270CD

well this seriously deserves to be called a perfect mix.
auralistica

auralistica

September 14, 2011
edited over 6 years ago
referencing DJ-Kicks, 12", EP, !K7270EP

Sayulita and Circles are overwhelmingly brilliant and beautiful.
cd_solidsnake

cd_solidsnake

January 29, 2011
referencing DJ-Kicks, CD, Mixed, !K7270CD

Apparat gives us a nice adition to the DJ KiCKS series by creating an inteligent yet danceable mix full with diferent textures and a widden selection of finest music. As time goes on, it grows on you. With diferent moods throughout the lenght of the set.

DJ KiCKS by Apparat is one grlorious adition to the series.

4/5
FinalSummer

FinalSummer

November 15, 2010
referencing DJ-Kicks, 12", EP, !K7270EP

If you got this on your recordplayer...turn side A on 33rpm!!! It´ll tear you apart... ;-)