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Matthew Dear Announces New ‘DJ Kicks' Compilation

"I wanted to create a mix that could be listened to anywhere."
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DJ, producer, and Ghostly International/Spectral Sound co-founder Matthew Dear announced his forthcoming contribution to the DJ-Kicks compilation series today.

The installment, which follows Daniel Avery's, is set to drop on January 27, 2017 on !K7 Records. It includes three exclusive tracks from Matthew Dear, including two under his Audion alias; as well as cuts from thatmanmonkz, Pearson Sound, Simian Mobile Disco, Soulphiction, Nils Frahm, and Matrixxman. In a special touch, Dear added in a press release that he sprinkled "snippets of friends and family" throughout the mix through vocal interludes, courtesy of a portable recorder he's carried with him over the years.

"I wanted to create a mix that could be listened to anywhere, and reflect a little bit of everything that I play," he said. "Whether you're in your car, preparing to open the club, or having a bottle of wine with friends at home, this mix is for you."

View Matthew Dear's DJ-Kicks tracklist below and head here to preorder it ahead of its January 27 release. Earlier this year, we talked to him about the key to techno longevity and his new Audion album, Alpha.

Matthew Dear's DJ-Kicks tracklist:

01 Nils Frahm: "Ode"
02 Matthew Dear: "Wrong With Us (DJ-Kicks)"
03 Mahal: "Ongaku (HVL Remix)"
04 Monsieur Georget: "Double Lune (Third Child Boomer Mix)"
05 Kreon: "Silo Sol"
06 Caserta: "Ricky (Thatmanmonkz Remix)"
07 Gwilym Gold x Doc Daneeka: "Lust for Sale (MGF Mix)"
08 Smoke: "Nuutri"
09 Decius: "Bread & Butter"
10 Italojohnson: "ITJ10B1"
11 Vin Sol: "Instinct (Matrixxman Remix)"
12 Groovesh: "Glowing"
13 Duff Disco: "Feed the Horse"
14 Dudley Strangeways: "Hallam"
15 Alex & Digby: "Angolan Rumble"
16 Gary Sloan & Clone: "Harmonitalk (Alex & Digby Edit)"
17 Randomer: "Rendell Pips"
18 Markus Enochson: "Hot Juice Box"
19 Simian Mobile Disco: "Staring at All This Handle"
20 Pearson Sound: "XLB"
21 Soulphiction: "Sky So High"
22 Audion: "Live Breakdown"
23 Audion: "Starfucker"
24 Audion: "Brines"
25 DJ Khalab & Baba Sissoko: "Kumu"