Album Review: Various Artists – Apparat: DJ Kicks (!K7)

An impressive collaboration between two equally ambitious artists

!K7’s justly celebrated ‘DJ Kicks’ series and Berlin musician Apparat, aka Sasha Grey, 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 Pantha Du Prince in midnight ebbs of gossamer synth and strings. Like an invite to a rave under
warm bed linen, Grey’s spun-silk mix can be considered a must-have for scene buffs and curious dream-poppers alike.

Alex Denney

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