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DJ Kicks - DJ Seinfeld

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The first chapter of Armand Jakobsson’s musical career has been nothing short of remarkable. After establishing himself with rough but emotive house as Rimbaudian and jungle as Birds of Sweden, he unveiled his DJ Seinfeld alias to the world, first with underground hit single "U", then with his "Time Spent Away From U" album on Lobster Fury in November 2017. It was a post break-up love letter to the dance floor with heart-on-sleeve emotions colouring the dusty and analogue house grooves. Acclaim came in from far and wide, with everyone from Rolling Stone to Pitchfork fawning over its heart swelling nostalgia and melancholic immediacy.

Jakobsson approached his DJ-Kicks with the intention of representing all the things that made him fall in love with dance music more than a decade ago, as well as showing some of the progression that has occurred in that time and “reflecting the simultaneous fear of leaving something safe behind as well as the excitement of venturing into unknown territories, musically and emotionally.” In order to make it as personal as possible, he called upon the many talented people around him making music. They returned with an enthusiasm that reminded Jakobsson of his own early passion, and in turn invigorated him and the whole process of assembling the mix. It was finally recorded at Inkonst club in Malmo because, recently back from years in Barcelona, he has not yet set up a studio in his hometown.

DJ Seinfeld’s DJ-Kicks is not only a testament of his characterful DJ skills, but also a complete artistic statement that showcases his unique vision of dance music.

STAFF COMMENTS

Matt says: Ok you've got me. I hold my hands up. Proper late to the party me with this cat, slept on him fer ages. Thought he was all style over substance but I was wrong. Absolutely devo'd I missed his first album - not gonna make the same mistake again! A true baton-carrier of house music spirit and a pivotal producer for 2018 onwards.

TRACK LISTING

CD
1. DJ Seinfeld - I See U (*)
2. Andras - Poets Day
3. Fantastic Man - False Consciousness
4. Rudolf C - Deep Sea Survivor
5. Rimbaudian - Simple Call (*)
6. Roza Terenzi - Up In Smoke (*)
7. Sleep D - Dawn Over Atlas (*)
8. Hymns - Walrus (*)
9. Rudolf C - Saber (*)
10. FaltyDL - Freak Acid (*)
11. Pepe - Victory Level (*)
12. Project Pablo - Who’s It For (*)
13. DJ Seinfeld - Typeless (*)
14. Mor Elian - Sci Si (*)
15. Chela Una - Take Me (*)
16. Reptant - Freq Accident
17. DJ Seinfeld - Triangle Echos (*)
18. Shedbug - Ambroxitil (*)
19. J.Albert - MeXme (*)
20. S.O.N.S - Dune (*)
21. Lou Karsh - Seep
(*) = Exclusive Track

LP
A1. DJ Seinfeld - I See U
A2. Roza Terenzi - Up In Smoke
A3. Sleep D - Dawn Over Atlas
B1. Hymns - Walrus
B2. Pepe - Victory Level
B3. Project Pablo - Who’s It For
C1. DJ Seinfeld - Typeless
C2. Mor Elian - Sci Si
D1. Shedbug - Ambroxitil
D2. J.Albert – MeXme

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