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Stream Michael Mayer's Eclectic New DJ-Kicks Mix

The German artist weaves disparate genres and moods on the latest installment of the mix series.

by Alexander Iadarola
May 15 2017, 3:22pm

Album artwork courtesy of DJ-Kicks.

Kompakt cofounder Michael Mayer today shared a full stream of his upcoming DJ-Kicks mix, featuring the previously released exclusive track "The Horn Conspiracy." The session incorporates house, techno, and synth pop at various points, and spans moods ranging from dark and deep to ecstatic and psychedelic. Mayer is arguably as well known for his mix CDs as he is for anything else—2002's Immer is widely considered to be a classic of the format—so fans will want to head over to DJ-Kicks' website to give it a listen ASAP.

The mix follow's the Cologne-based artist's third LP titled &, which was released last year. "On an abstract level, the approach was basically the same for both projects", he said in a press release for the DJ-Kicks mix. "For & I put together a group of people that are close to my heart. For Kicks it was a group of records that are like friends to me. All of the tracks I used went through heaven and hell with me. They've become true companions. Circling in on and bringing together these friends was the only criterion for the making of this mix. I wanted it to be as personal as possible."

The mix will be released on vinyl, CD, and digital formats on May 19, and is available to pre-order.

Michael Mayer - DJ-Kicks tracklist:

1. Peter Zummo - The Tape Is Chill
2. Michael Mayer - The Horn Conspiracy (DJ-Kicks)
3. Bvoice, Anrilov, Danilov - Papas Groove (Masomenos Remix)
4. SAVE! - The Darkness (I:Cube Remix)
5. Justus Köhncke - Feuerland
6. CSS - Honey (Michael Mayer Remix)
7. Alter Ego - Gary
8. Kasper Bjørke - Apart feat. Sísý Ey (Michael Mayer Remix)
9. Lionheart Brothers - The Drift (Prins Thomas Diskomiks)
10. Mekon feat. Marc Almond - Please Stay (Röyksopp Remix)
11. Dreems - Mirages (Michael Mayer Remix)
12. Boreal - Canopy Target
13. Throbbing Gristle - Hot On The Heels Of Love (Ratcliffe Remix)
14. Death In Vegas - Consequences Of Love (Chris & Cosey Remix)
15. Idioma - Landscapes;
16. Jon Hopkins - Abandon Window (Moderat Remix)

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