Stacey Pullen

DJ-Kicks

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Part of the German label Studio !K7's DJ series, Stacey Pullen's DJ-Kicks gives one a sense of the kind of mix the second-generation Detroit techno artist might create at one of his many international club appearances. As with other DJs in the series, Pullen took a live studio mix and cleaned it up with some digital editing. The resulting sound is in the compact yet warm-sounding techno vein Pullen favors (a style formed in response to the colder, primitive-sounding mixes of techno originator and mentor Derrick May). Pullen expertly blends original material (under aliases like Kosmic Messenger and Silent Phase) with a variety of contemporary cuts by the likes of Cristian Vogel, Acid Jesus, and Kenny Larkin and in the process produces a seamless mélange of acid house, garage, disco, and, of course, techno. Pullen ignores the vogue for tribal, drum'n'bass, and trance sounds, instead creating a focused and innovative marriage of Giorgio Moroder's expansive disco sound and Kraftwerk's machine music. One of just a few releases from Pullen in the last decade and certainly essential for techno fans.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
feat: Jibaros
2:33
2 1:20
3 3:47
4 2:45
5
feat: Gerd
4:46
6 2:55
7
feat: Wulf'n'Bear
2:14
8
feat: Phume
2:13
9 1:11
10
feat: Acid Jesus
1:50
11
feat: DIT
2:27
12 4:26
13
feat: Vince Waston
2:11
14
feat: Kenny Larkin
2:53
15 3:41
16
feat: Sean Deason
2:09
17
feat: Silent Phase
1:49
18 2:31
19 2:59
20
feat: Sensorama
3:31
21
feat: R-Tyme
2:22
22
2:57
23
2:10
24
feat: Sterac
3:54
25 8:52
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