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Download links and information about DJ-Kicks by Hercules & Love Affair. This album was released in 2012 and it belongs to Electronica, House, Dancefloor, Dance Pop genres. It contains 15 tracks with total duration of 02:29:31 minutes.

Artist: Hercules & Love Affair
Release date: 2012
Genre: Electronica, House, Dancefloor, Dance Pop
Tracks: 15
Duration: 02:29:31
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No. Title Length
1. Don't Keep Me Waiting (featuring Mankind) 7:58
2. Can You Feel It (Reach to the Top) (featuring Rhythm Mode: D) 4:23
3. Release Me (DJ-Kicks) 3:06
4. Strut Your Techno Stuff (feat. Carrie Ann) (featuring Fax Yourself) 6:08
5. Don't Wanna Hurt You (Skool Flava Dub) (featuring Klubb Kidz) 5:10
6. Feels So Right (Victor Simonelli Original Mix) (featuring Solution) 7:24
7. Love Don't Come Easy (Power Dub) (featuring Freedom, DJ Duke) 7:05
8. Do You Want Me (Club Mix) (featuring Cloud 9) 8:02
9. The Acieed That Ate New York (featuring Mark Imperial) 6:20
10. Magojiro (featuring In Flagranti) 6:01
11. A Bit of Redemption (featuring Ha-Ze Factory) 5:37
12. Allemaal, Allemaal (featuring Fierce Ruling Diva) 3:23
13. Feel Free (featuring Jump Chico Slamm) 5:24
14. Africa Freedom (Victor Simonelli Johannesburg Dub Mix) (featuring Zam) 7:28
15. Hercules And Love Affair DJ-Kicks Mix 1:06:02



Like Andrew Butler's Sidetracked mix for the Renaissance label, the Hercules & Love Affair leader's addition to !K7's DJ-Kicks series is a 14-track set that spans a few decades and contains selections from heroes, contemporaries, collaborators, and himself. This one doesn't range quite as far back — the earliest cuts are from the late '80s, rather than the late '70s and early '80s — so it's a little more fluid in sound. Victor Simonelli is behind three of the tracks, all of which are highlights: Solution's scuffed, dubby piano-house number "Feels So Right," Cloud Nine's Surface-sampling and therefore relatively atmospheric "Do You Want Me," and the dub mix of Z.A.M.'s tribal classic "Africa Freedom." A couple standouts are among the newer inclusions: In Flagranti's "Magojiro," featuring a wickedly warped bassline, and Haze Factory's "A Bit of Redemption," akin to Larry Heard's "Washing Machine" with dizzying bass probes decked out in bright keyboard stabs and smacking snares. The wealth of material from the late '80s and early '90s recalls a period when producers used scads of samples, when contemporary house and rap was just as fair game as older funk, soul, and disco. Producers either sampled for the sake of mere decoration, as heard in the bits of Blondie and Kraftwerk that speck Fierce Ruling Diva's "Allemaal, Allemaal!," or they went to town, exemplified by the brilliantly fabricated call-and-response pile-up that is Rhythm Mode:D's "Can You Feel It" (including Isaac Hayes' "Theme from Shaft," a snippet of Ronald Reagan swiped from a Streetwise 12", a mimicking of the bassline from the Grease soundtrack's "Summer Nights," etc.). The mixing is effective and purposeful — mostly blends of the non-flashy variety with a handful of abrupt but well-executed cuts. Thoroughly enjoyable and high in replay value, this will be most valuable for younger listeners for whom H&LA functioned as a point of entry into house music.