Album Review: Various Artists - Apparat: DJ Kicks (!K7)
An impressive collaboration between two equally ambitious artists
[b]!K7[/b]’s justly celebrated ‘[b]DJ Kicks[/b]’ series and Berlin musician [b]Apparat[/b], aka [b]Sasha Grey[/b], have enjoyed similar career arcs to date. They’ve both gone from from roots in floor-ready house and techno to productions of a much more introspective hue. In this suavely sculpted latest instalment the two go together like whisky and water, Grey dipping tracks from luminaries like [a]Burial[/a] and [a]Four Tet[/a], [a]Joy Orbison[/a] and [b]Pantha Du Prince[/b] in midnight ebbs of gossamer synth and strings. Like an invite to a rave under warm bed linen, [b]Grey[/b]’s spun-silk mix can be considered a must-have for scene buffs and curious dream-poppers alike.
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