John Talabot

DJ-Kicks

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Given his wide range of interests, the eclecticism of John Talabot's volume in !K7's DJ-Kicks series is unsurprising. His slight stylistic switch-ups and easy transitions give the 27-track program a restlessly steady quality. Rather than make a strictly up-to-date set, the Barcelona-based producer and DJ opted to insert some older and unexpected selections, such as a 1992 one-off from Nelson "Paradise" Roman, which (perhaps with a wink) trails Motor City Drum Ensemble's "Escape to Nowhere" -- a track indebted to Lil' Louis' sleazy 1989 classic "French Kiss." Axel Boman's "Klinsmann," a vibrant throwback hybrid of synth-pop and house, is the set's central track and emotional peak, one of only three tracks allowed to play through for over four minutes. Other highs come from Reinhard Voigt's long dormant Kron (remixed by Jürgen Paape), Maps (remixed by Andy Stott), and Mistakes Are OK (off Talabot's Hivern Discs label). Those who enjoyed the wooziness of Talabot's 2012 studio album ƒIN should find much to enjoy here.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
feat: Northlake
2:49
2 1:21
3
feat: Maps
3:21
4 2:48
5 1:49
6
feat: Madteo
1:48
7 2:08
8 3:32
9 3:56
10
feat: Axel Boman
5:00
11
3:16
12 1:24
13
feat: Mara TK
1:24
14
feat: Alex Burkat
2:27
15 1:42
16
feat: The Unknown
3:37
17
feat: Round
3:39
18
feat: Max Mohr
3:28
19
feat: Samo DJ
2:13
20 5:53
21 2:16
22
feat: Abby
2:55
23
feat: Jus-Ed
1:14
24 2:17
25
feat: Kron
2:31
26
feat: Talaboman
4:21
27
feat: Pional
2:33
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