The techno visionary is the next DJ-producer to man the long-running mix series.

Actress has assembled the 49th installment in !K7’s DJ-Kicks collection, following a year in which he released Ghettoville, continued to helm Werkdiscs and collaborated with Copeland on her first solo LP.

“When I’m selecting music I’m not always thinking about the music alone,” he says of his mix. “I’m thinking about the names of the artists, tracks, and labels, and what they mean to me. I often base my tracklisting purely on how well the track titles work together in a poetic sense.”

“I’ve tried to keep space between tracks, allowing them to speak,” he continues. “I tried not to force BPM shifts and to let the programming remain choppy and quick.”

His DJ-Kicks mix sees classics by Ron Trent and Autechre next to contributions from Lorenzo Senni and Shxcxchcxsh. The mix also includes ‘Bird Matrix’, an exclusive Actress production. “My studio was going through a transition, so I was testing all the equipment, and that was one of the first tunes that came out of those experiments,” he says of the new track.

The mix will be released on May 4 and is now available to pre-order on iTunes and elsewhere; the cover art and tracklist are below.

01 Breaker 1 2 – 2
02 Lorenzo Senni – Elegant, and Never Tiring
03 Reel by Real – Look At Me
04 Autechre – Pen Expers
05 Chameleon – Thought 2
06 Beneath – Stress 1
07 Simbiosi – Impari
08 Zennor – Tin
09 John Beltran – Anticipation
10 Moon B – Those Moments
11 STL – Psychelicious
12 Snakepiss – Toil
13 Shit and Shine – Pearl Drop
14 Chez n Trent – Windy City Club
15 Mark Fell – Section 1-7
16 GNESIS – Pear
17 Shxcxchcxsh – LDWGWTT
18 Hank Jackson – Track 3
19 Actress – Bird Matrix (DJ-Kicks)
20 Gherkin Jerks – Red Planet

A1 Lorenzo Senni – Elegant, and Never Tiring
A2 Reel by Real – Look At Me
A3 Simbiosi – Impari
B1 John Beltran – Anticipation
B2 Shit and Shine – Pearl Drop
C1 Chez n Trent – Windy City Club
C2 Mark Fell – Section 1-7
D1 Actress – Bird Matrix (DJ-Kicks)
D2 Gherkin Jerks – Red Planet



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