British DJ Daniel Avery’s “DJ-Kick’s” darkly techno mix is not going to be for everyone. It’s fairly relentless and uncompromising. To some, it might feel too hard, fast, cold, or repetitive, a reaction that often comes with electronic music. But there’s a lot of subtlety going on here.
Avery is a master at what he does. And over the course of a near-80 minutes, he constructs a hypnotic, almost meditative foundation beneath the epic stretches of minimalist sounds and battering beats. There’s definitely progression, but at an intended, almost indistinguishable pace. This is a DJ mix that pulls you in and holds you until the end.
I often listen to this mix when I want to get shit done. It sets a pace and doesn’t distract. But like I said, it may not work for everyone. See if it works for you …
Daniel Avery’s “DJ-Kicks” 2016 DJ mix compilation.