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DJ-Kicks

Forest Swords – DJ-Kicks

$45.00

DJ-Kicks

Forest Swords – DJ-Kicks

$45.00

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“"Live shows and clubs and festivals, for me, have taken on an entirely different meaning the more the world has changed over the past 18 months," Matthew Barnes said around the time of his last album, Compassion. "It can feel a lot more like a shared and beautiful experience." A year later, the producer's DJ-Kicks mix also reflects obliquely on the power of live music experiences. It's inspired by DIY nights he went to when he was younger: events driven by the urge "just to share music between people", where "DJ etiquette" was ignored and artists instead seemed to be "cook[ing] up their personal mixtape in front of you."

Forest Swords' first licensed mix is his own personal mixtape. A patchwork of sounds and moods with a few of Barnes's own "voice note" field recordings thrown in, it's casually and playfully eclectic, hinting at influences and nodding to his peers. There's only one Forest Swords track, the scratch-itching exclusive "Crow." But with its sombre mystical mood, clever combos of acoustic and electronic sounds, and the odd bright shot of pop, the mix as a whole has many of the qualities that define Barnes's own music.” – Resident Advisor

Item description:        

Artist:

Forest Swords

Title:

DJ-Kicks

Label:

DJ-Kicks

Format:

2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Compilation

Pressing:

Germany

Release Date:

18th May 2018

Genre:

Electronic

Style:

IDM, Techno, Leftfield

Catalog No:

K7365LP

Condition:

New