Techno legend Robert Hood’s DJ-Kicks mix coming next month from !K7

Techno legend Robert Hood's DJ-Kicks mix coming next month from !K7

Here’s a really good one.

One of Detroit techno’s forefathers, its relentless purveyor for more than twenty five years now — Robert fucking Hood — is coming out with a DJ Kicks release. You know: one of those double vinyl-length mixes that the Berlin label !K7 has been putting out every couple of months since 1995? The ones that are usually just as good any studio album you might get your hands on in a given year, and signify its author’s belonging to electronic music’s absolute first league?? Yeah. One of those.

Come to think of it, it’s kind of hard to believe that Hood hasn’t signed off on a DJ Kicks before; but better late than never. The mix will be out on November 16 digitally, on CD, and two 12” vinyl samplers, full of what the DJ/producer is best known for: hard-hitting, no bullshit, bare-bones techno. Among its 22 tracks are four fresh Robert Hood exclusives and 18 recently-released tracks, mostly from European producers, that still sound like fresh Robert Hood exclusives. Maybe because of his supreme curatorial gene, and maybe because of how much everyone’s been influenced by his shit all along. Probably both.

Pre-order the album here — then listen to an older Robert Hood track that has made its way to the mix, check out the release’s cover, and take a look at the tracklisting below:

Robert Hood DJ Kicks CD tracklisting:

01. Connected (Intro)
02. Robert Hood - Focus (DJ-Kicks)
03. Truncate - Terminal 5
04. Slam - Remain
05. Robert Hood - Clocks
06. Marcel Fengler – Thwack
07. Mark Broom - King (Gary Beck Remix)
08. Robert Hood - Greytype I
09. Robert Hood - Mirror Man
10. Stare5 - We Will Not
11. Gary Beck - Video Siren
12. Mark Reeve - Dice
13. Robert Hood - Bond Solid
Robert Hood – Solid Thought
Robert Hood – The Bond We Formed
14. Landside - Signs of Change (Robert Hood Remix)
15. Adrian Hour - Make You Feel Good
16. Ben Long & Tom Hades - The Knight Rider
17. Clouds - Chained to A Dead Camel
18. Hans Bouffmyere & Kyle Geiger - Inwards
19. Robert Hood - Machineform
Robert Hood – Red Machine
Robert Hood - Form
20. Robert Hood - Hall of Mirrors
21. Oliver Deutschmann - Confuzed
22. Matrixxman - Protocol

LP sampler tracklisting:

A1. Robert Hood - Focus (DJ-Kicks)
A2. Truncate - Terminal 5
B1. Slam - Remain
B2. Stare5 - We Will Not
C1. Gary Beck - Video Siren
C2. Mark Reeve - Dice
D1. Landside - Signs of Change (Robert Hood Remix)
D2. Ben Long - The Knight Rider

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