Daniel Avery closes out a great year for DJ-Kicks with his unique contribution to the series, released this Friday November 11th.
Avery says of the mix, and his motivation and inspiration for it:
Electronic music is unique in that, whilst it has an immediate effect on the body, the culture surrounding it has the ability to run deep into your life. Whenever Im in a club, I want to give myself up to music. This is the very thing that excites me the most. Witnessing a DJ create an atmosphere in a room from the ground up takes patience and effort from everyone present but when the pivotal moments hit, your watch stops ticking.
The full mix features the previously premiered exclusives including Avery’s ambient ‘Space Echo’ (with a visual from Kevin A. Freeney), a new track from Rote, his collaboration with Volte Face, plus Avery’s striking ‘A Mechanical Sky’, described by Mixmag as “fierce and hypnotic techno”.
The music that always hits hardest is what Id consider to be unreal, Avery notes, something that sounds like it comes from another place entirely and moves at its own pace. I want to create those moments where opening your eyes on a dance floor becomes difficult. When the outside world is nothing more than a distant thought.
The mix follows three years worth of studio experimentation in-between a life spent on the road touring the enormous success of debut record, Drone Logic, released in 2013 on Erol Alkan’s wildly psychedelic Phantasy label.
With club culture again being attacked and many familiar nightlife institutions closing their doors, Avery is a strong proponent of the crucial role it plays in society and remains encouraged by an audience hungry for the new. “For me as a DJ it’s the most exciting time I’ve lived through in over twelve years of doing this,” he enthuses; “This is important to people; the noise from the world today is deafening. Looking out from the booth is a reminder that what we do together is worthwhile.
Daniel Avery DJ-Kicks tracklisting:
1. In Aeternam Vale – Soundscape I
2. Daniel Avery – Sensation (Rrose Remix)
3. Shlømo – Vertigo
4. Planetary Assault Systems – Dungeon
5. Ekserd – Hidden Document II (Svreca Remix)
6. BLNDR – Untitled 3 (Modvs Remix)
7. Ulwhednar – Stortorget
8. Artefakt – The Fifth Planet
9. Post Scriptum – Donbelief
10. JP Enfant – Sirens
11. IORI – Maya // Rote – Look In Your Eyes
12. Lewis Fautzi – Blood
13. Daniel Avery – A Mechanical Sky (DJ-Kicks)
14. Slam – Cirklon Bells (Edit-Select Remix)
15. Daniel Avery – Space Echo
Daniel Avery DJ dates:
11/11 ODD, Rio de Janeiro
12/11 ODD, Sao Paulo
18/11 Lot 613, Los Angeles
19/11 Good Room, New York
01/12 The Block, Tel Aviv
02/12 District 8, Dublin
03/12 Berghain, Berlin
07/12 Moog, Barcelona
09/12 Rex, Paris
10/12 Motion, Bristol
11/12 Le Sucre, Lyon
13/12 Sub Club, Glasgow
14/12 Sneaky Petes, Edinburgh
15/12 Tunnels, Aberdeen
16/12 Warehouse Project, Manchester
17/12 Fuse, Brussels
31/12 Lux, Lisbon
01/01 Shelter, Amsterdam
The full mix is now streaming over on the DJ-Kicks website: http://www.dj-kicks.com/daniel_avery/