The globe-trotting DJ promises an “honest” mix.
Seth Troxler is next up in the DJ Kicks mix series, and he’s indulging the more eccentric side of his collection. The mix includes a handful of releases from his own labels, Tuskegee and Soft Touch, and an exclusive track from Troxler and Dutch DJ and producer Tom Trago, which they made after Trouw’s closing party this January.
“For my DJ Kicks mix I wanted to do something that was honest,” explains Troxler. “I went out in the morning, micro-dosed myself and did all these errands around town. Then I came home at night and did the mix one take. I wanted to curate something for people to easily listen to, that was nice, and funny and got you in the mood to do your homework, or drive that hour long trip when you need to go somewhere. I see this mix as a gay man named Rodney. Or a big black woman named Birtha.”
The mix also reaches back to some of Troxler’s inspirations too, with Chicago pioneers Byron Stingily and Derrick Carter represented. “People don’t realise I have such eclectic taste,” he adds. “I think people get caught up in the image of the jokes that I make and they forget that actually listening to me play, or the music that I collect is actually pretty far out there.”
Check the tracklist below and grab the mix from October 16.
1. Niki Nakazawa – Should It Be
2. Herbert – Suddenly (Phil Parnell’s Pianissimo Play Through)
3. DJ Koze – Bodenweich
4. Cobblestone Jazz – Northern Lights
5. Wolfgang Haffner – Melodia Del Viento (Ricardo Villalobos & Max Loderbauer Remix)
6. T&T Music Factory – De Natte Cel
7. Hauke Freer – XK
8. Butch – Soul Player
9. Session Victims – Stick Together
10. Club Artist United – Sweet Chariot (Kerri Chandler Dramatic Dub)
11. Jasper St Company – Reach
12. K Alexi – Sex-N-R-001
13. Mood II Swing ft. John Ciafone – Ohh
14. Derrick Carter – Dreaming Again
15. Byron Stingily – Why Can’t You Be Real (Danny’s 12” Version)
16. Vanessa McMillan – Stay With Me
17. Dean Street Crew feat Sweet Pussy Pauline – The Credit Card (Original Tribe Mix)
18. Sun Ra And His Intergalactic Research Arkestra – Enlightenment