Photek Hits the Decks for 'DJ-Kicks' Mix
Published Feb 03, 2012British drum and bass master Rupert Parkes is best known for his work as Photek, the moniker under which he's released two decades' worth of material. After a brief dry spell, Photek returned with a handful of EPs last year, and with the momentum going, the producer will now try his hand at a mix for the DJ-Kicks series.
Aside from multiple Photek compositions, the mix also includes material from Kromestar, Hot Toddy, DLX, Marco Effe and Sepalcure, among others.
In a press release, Photek offered up the following explanation for his choices:
I wanted to create one of those classic listening experiences. With a mix like this, you can either bang it with the most current dancefloor tunes, or you can put a theme into it, or you can make it a journey. I was thinking about the classic LTJ Bukem mix tapes that I first came across in '92 and '93 and how epic they were. There was such a range of styles on there, they were so timeless and had real character. They had some personality. That's what I wanted to capture with my DJ-Kicks mix.
Photek's DJ-Kicks mix will be available on March 26 in the UK via !K7 Records.
1. Photek "Azymuth"
2. Kromestar "In 2 Minds"
3. Hot Toddy ft. Ron Basejam "I Need Love" (Morgan Geist's Love Dub)
4. DLX "Modern Man"
5. DJG "Here Comes The Dark Lights"
6. Dustmite & Kuru "Bare"
7. Photek & Pinch "M25FM"
8. Photek "No Agenda"
9. Baby Ford & Eon "Dead Eye"
10. Marco Effe "Sexgas" (Arnaud Le Texier Remix)
11. DJG "Say Something"
12. Guy J & Miriam Vaga "No Under But You"
13. Daze Maxim "Tomorrow Universe"
14. Sepalcure "Taking You Back"
15. Photek "Levitation"
16. Photek & Kuru "Fountainhead" (Dj-Kicks)
17. Synkro "Look At Yourself"
18. Photek "101" (Boddika's Drum Machine Remix)
19. Parxe & Grincheux "The Art Of Nothing pt.1"