D/B Album Feature: DJ-Kicks by Apparat & Interview

Sascha Ring, better known as Apparat heads to the top of Teufelsberg outside of Berlin to speak about assembling amazing DJ-Kicks mix. Apparat’s DJ-Kicks will be out October 26th on K7.

[audio:Tim Hecker – borderlands.mp3]With the tracklist aligning variant artists like Oval, Autechre, Tim Hecker and Telefon Tel Aviv–but given his recent tour at the start of the year, it’s simply a representation of where he’s at in terms of modern music.

Aptly joking that his DJ KiCKs selection reflects his style to “not really have a style” it’s evident that Ring is more than aware that his contribution to the series might look ‘intelligent’ on paper.

Apparat DJ-Kicks Interview

Achieving a sense of progression in the mix through both his selections and his awareness of sonic space, Ring manages to harness his enthusiasms for frequency perfect soundscapes, often creating moments of sheer beauty out of his polarized composite parts.

“The mix isn’t that balanced when it comes to melody I guess,” he continues, considering his point. “There’s a lot of sweetness on there, but it is dark and mysterious at points. I guess the bittersweet-ness has long been kind of my thing and with this mix I was just trying to spice it up a bit.”


1. Apparat – Circles
2. 69 – Rushed
3. Telefon Tel Aviv – Lengthening Shadows
4. Apparat – Interlude
5. Luke Abbott – More Room
6. Oval – Legendary
7. Patrice Baumel – Sub
8. Martyn – Miniluv
9. Ripperton – Echocity
10. Cosmin TRG – Tower Block
11. Scorn – Falling (Autechre ‚FR 13′ Remix)
12. Born Ruffians – I Need a Life (Four Tet Remix)
13. Pantha Du Prince – Welt Am Draht
14. Phon.o – Intervall
15. Burial + Four Tet – Moth
16. Vincent Markowski – The Madness of Moths
17. Ramadanman – Tempest
18. Thom Yorke – Harrowdown Hill
19. Spherix – Lesser People
20. Oval – TV Power
21. Joy Orbison – The Shrew Would Have Cushioned the Blow
22. Apparat – Sayulita
23. T++ – Worn Down
24. Tim Hecker – Borderlands

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