Various Artists - DJ Kicks: Special Request [2 x LP]
Release Date: 26th March 2021
Special Request continues his impeccable run of form with a typically fervent entry into the DJ-Kicks mix series. His adventurous 25 track mix takes in personal favourites, new school classics and of course a selection of his own brand new and exclusive edits, dubs and reworks next to some overlooked gems.
Leeds based Paul Woolford dares to go where few others do. He can do face-melting underground bangers, peak time piano anthems, ambient cinematics or chart climbing crossover hits. What unites his work as Special Request across labels like Houndstooth and R&S, though, is precision engineering, but never at the expense of real, raw emotion and visceral impact. He is an artist who very much pours his heart into everything he does, and has been on such a prolific run in recent years that it has been impossible to keep abreast of all his many projects. Even in this mix, he hints at yet more new sides and sounds.
As always with Special Request, this is an emotional, full spirited ride through the musical mind of one of the most accomplished artists of the day.
*Audio To Follow*
A1. Alicia Myers - Right Here Right Now (John Morales M+M Remix)
A2. Harvey Sutherland - Priestess
B1. LS1 Housing Authority - Ultraviolet **
B2. Virgo - R U Hot Enough?
B3. Speedy J - De-Orbit
C1. Symbols & Instruments - Mood (Tropical Dream Revisited)
C2. Psyance - Gates Of Heaven
C3. µ-Ziq - Twangle Frent (Special Request Rework)
D1. FC Kahuna - Hayling (Special Request Mix) **
D2. Special Request - Elysian Fields **
** = exclusive