The fiftieth volume of the legendary DJ-Kicks mix series will be mixed by German underground superstar DJ Koze, !K7 has announced. The anniversary mix will feature contributions by an eclectic array of artists featuring Dimlite, Marcel Fengler, Strong Arm Steady, Daniel Lanois and Madlib & Freddie Gibbs.
Koze’s intentions are to “create the appearance of a radio show, in the vein of John Peel for example.” Koze: “During the day I don’t have the requirement of hearing anything mixed in strict time, so instead I focus on harmoniousness. There is a giant cosmos of music running through my filter.”
In order to incorporate underground hiphop, melodic techno, indie pop, leftfield electronica and vintage songwriting Koze created a number of customs edits of the existing tracks. DJ-Kicks 50 also includes a new DJ Koze original in the form of the Dilla-esque ‘I Have Not Been Everywhere But It’s On My List’. Koze’s contribution to the DJ-Kicks series follows recent editions by Nina Kraviz and Actress.