04 Oct Dj-Kicks enlists Kamaal Williams for a new mix out on vinyl this November
Kamaal Williams will be the next person to release a Dj-Kicks mix taking the baton from Peggy Gou. The vinyl arrives on vinyl this November. Photo credit: Kamaal Williams Facebook Page
Kamaal Williams has joined the elite ranks of revered selectors such as Carl Craig, Nina Kraviz, Moodymann, and more with an entry in !K7’s DJ-Kicks series. Although Williams generally reserves his work in the realm of dance music for his Henry Wu alias, the mix is credited to Kamaal Williams. The London jazzman’s Muslim name which has been imprinted on a number of records that have played a key role in the rise of London’s new jazz sound over the past few years.
Artists featured in the compilation include Max Graef, Kaidi Tatham, Lone, Tenderlonious, K15 and Dego. Williams also contributed three exclusives to the mix. The tracks are Shinjuku, Strings (ATL) and a live version of Snitches Brew, plus a Henry Wu exclusive, Wivout U.
Kamaal Williams shared a little insight on the upcoming mix in a press release. He said: It’s about connecting the lineage and giving respect to the creators – those undervalued heroes of this British dance landscape who deserve more recognition today.”
DJ-Kicks: Kamaal Williams will be out on November 8. Head here to order a copy. Also check out the artwork and track list below.
01. Budgie – Sometimes
02. Kamaal Williams – Snitches Brew (live in Atlanta) **
03. Karriem Riggins – Summer Madness S.A.
04. Lord Tusk – Space Invader (Vocal Mix)
05. Seiji – Buggin’ Out
06. Steve Spacek – Hey There
07. Max Graef – Speed Metal Jesus
08. Kaidi Tatham – Two Tens Madam
09. Freeez – Southern Freeez
10. Peven Everett – Stuck
11. Hard House Banton – Sirens
12. Diggs Duke – Cause I Love You
13. DJ Harrison – MovingUp
14. Ratgrave – Ein Kola Bitte!
15. Wbeeza – He’s So Crazy
16. Awanto 3 – Pregnant
17. Henry Wu – 117 Careplan
18. Lone – Airglow Fires
19. Henry Wu & Earl Jeffers – Projections
20. City People – It’s All in the Groove’
21. Phil Asher – Peace and Love
22. Tenderlonious – Song For My Father
23. Yussef Kamaal – Lowrider
24. Steven Julien – XL (Original Mix)
25. Kamaal Williams – Shinjuku (DJ-Kicks) **
26. Henry Wu – Wivout U **
27. Dego – Nuts
28. K15 – Time Humbles Us All
29. Kamaal Williams – Strings (ATL) **
** – exclusive