DJ-Kicks - Photek
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  • Summary: Originally primarily a drum'n'bass DJ/producer Rupert Parkes' more recent albums have leaned tpoward techno and dubstep. The latest DJ Kicks' album continues this trend with a mix of his own work and other artists.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Jun 25, 2012
    70
    On this, Dj Kicks, Photek maintains the quality that the series has become synonymous with, while providing us with a glimpse of a new, and dare I say it, more mature artist. An artist no longer worried about playing to the crowd, rather, an artist following his own musical path.
  2. Apr 25, 2012
    70
    Photek's DJ-Kicks might sound like a long, dark night of the soul, but at least a soul is there.
  3. Apr 30, 2012
    70
    It's all arranged like a well-sequenced album, with some tracks slightly altered for the sake of maintaining a steady flow. No energy swing is jarring, yet it's no sonic flatland. It suits its purpose with a dark, warm glow.
  4. Apr 24, 2012
    60
    Super absorbing. [May 2012, p.99]
  5. Apr 30, 2012
    60
    Lonely and desolate at times, the album would benefit from being reigned in slightly - amongst the 19 tracks is a brilliant 12 or 13 songs that, despite the subject matter, deserve to see the light of day.