Various (mixed by Hot Chip) - DJ-Kicks

Hot Chip's entry in the DJ-Kicks series - either because there's five of them in the band, or because it's what's expected these days - is a reasonably eclectic affair, while in the main being made up of the sort of tunes you might imagine they listen to. Okay, Swedish death metal is kinda ruled out, but this mix covers slightly cheesy 80's pop, underground electronica, drum 'n' bass, hip hop, soul and good old fashioned rock 'n' roll. In short, it would go down equally well through a pair of lone headphones as it would at a party. Highlights include New Order's evergreen Bizarre Love Triangle, a clutch of spacey, experimental dance numbers (such as Der Buchdrucker and Film 2), and My Piano, a brand new, and irresistibly catchy, tune from the Hot Chip boys themselves.

Overall

7

out of 10

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