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.
1. Intergalactic Quartet - Shores Of Alpha **
2. Sun Ra & Solar Arkestra - Cluster Of Galaxies
3. Alicia Myers - Right Here Right Now (John Morales M+M Remix)
4. Harvey Sutherland - Priestess
5. Morgan Geist - Lullaby
6. Intergalactic Quartet - Delta Waves **
7. Special Request - KissFM NY87 Mastermix
8. Special Request - Vellichor **
9. AS ONE - We Are But Shadow
10. Virgo - R U Hot Enough?
11. Krystal Klear - Tun Valve
12. Speedy J - De-Orbit
13. LS1 Housing Authority - Ultraviolet **
14. AceMo - Sequence Of Life
15. Symbols & Instruments - Mood (Tropical Dream Revisited)
16. LS1 Housing Authority - Life Moves Fast **
17. µ-Ziq - Drocovums
18. Psyance - Gates Of Heaven
19. FC Kahuna - Hayling (Special Request Mix) **
20. µ-Ziq - Twangle Frent (Special Request Rework)
21. Galaxian - Glasgow To Detroit
22. Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse - Drowning In Her (Sonar’s Ghost VIP)
23. Special Request - Pull Up (Tim Reaper VIP)
24. Special Request - Elysian Fields **
25. 96 Back x Special Request - Petrichor **
** = exclusive
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