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DJ​-​Kicks: Laurel Halo

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HRNBRG This is my favorite track of all favorite tracks in this amazing mix compilation. Thank you for your passion and love in music dear Laurel. Will enjoy and buy your records every time. Respect and cheers to you. Favorite track: Poliwhirl.
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BenPujara Meticulous and engrossing, start to finish. Favorite track: Cricoid Pressure.
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Neumann Every single track.
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brmitchell63 I was expecting something interesting to dance to regrettably I didn't find it
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Gavin Hellyer Astonishing record with Laurel utilising her fastidious attention to detail, even when tearing up the room. Great respect is shown to both her own as well as all the other artists work, and DJ-Kicks must be overjoyed with Mix #68 in his formidable series. Her Mixes, Albums, EPs & Live DJ Sets all differ in approach it seems to me, and maybe that's why I reckon her output is bordering on genius. No matter what the format, she just knows what she's doing. Fantastic release. Favorite track: 5 Min.
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knimbley Laurel Halo is tight! Love from Oakland 🐍
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    1 Laurel Halo – Public Art
    2 Stallone The Reducer – Always Hate
    3 Red Axes Feat. C.A.R. – 5 Min
    4 Parris – Puro Rosaceases
    5 Rrose – Cricoid Prure
    6 Machine Woman – Just Made Some Jazz Music
    7 WCC – Ana
    8 FIT Siegel –Pennyrut
    9 Yamaoka – Plastic PQ
    10 Siete Catorce – Canto
    11 Facta – Poliwhirl
    12 Laurel Halo & Hodge – The Light Within You
    13 Ikonika – Bodied (OG Mix)
    14 Griffit Vigo – A.C.I.D. (Electronic Gqom Mix)
    15 Panda Lassow – Lachowa
    16 Dario Zenker – Koraimer Bro
    17 Final Cut – Temptation
    18 Aos – Violent Light
    19 Geoffrey Landers – rian's Having A Party
    20 Via Maris – Side Effects
    21 Laurel Halo – Oneiroi
    22 Nick León – Pelican Dub
    23 Stefan Ringer – Lust
    24 Kirk The Flirt – Loser
    25 Laurel Halo – Sweetie (DJ-Kicks)
    26 Blake Baxter – Funky World (Blake Baxter Remix)
    27 Kiki Kudo – Freakey Ke Ke
    28 group A – Ketabali
    29 The Whitefield Brothers*– Ntu

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  • DJ-Kicks: Laurel Halo (2LP)
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    A1 Laurel Halo – Public Art
    A2 Parris (2) – Puro Rosacease
    A3 Rrose – Cricoid Pressure

    B1 Machine Woman – Just Made Jazz Music
    B2 FIT Siegel – Penny Rut
    B3 Siete Catorce – Canto

    C1 Ikonika – Bodied (OG Mix)
    C2 Panda Lassow – Lachowa
    C3 Nick León – Pelican Dub

    D1 Stefan Ringer (2) – Lust
    D2 Laurel Halo – Sweetie (DJ-Kicks)
    D3 group A (2) – Ketabali

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Public Art 02:35
WCC - Ana 04:16
Oneiroi 07:34


The 68th edition of the DJ-Kicks mix series is another landmark one, with experimental producer Laurel Halo taking the reins. The American’s adventurous 29 track trip features seven exclusives, including two of her own plus those from Rrose, Machinewoman, FIT Siegel, Nick León and Ikonika.

An electronic outlier, Halo hails from Ann Arbor, Michigan, but has been based in Berlin for a number of years. Landing on labels like Hyperdub, Honest Jon’s and Latency, Halo has released a body of work ranging in style, yet cohered by production and compositional tendencies that sound distinctly her own. Her studio work tends to be a multi-layered mix of the electronic and the acoustic, the organic and the synthetic. As a DJ, meanwhile, she lays down more floor-focussed mixes of techno, bass and worldly drum rhythms, and her live sets are similarly visceral and direct.

Halo’s DJ-kicks packs a lot in to just 60 minutes. It kicks off with the first of two of her own exclusives, ‘Public Art’, a tactile piano loop that sets the melodic tone of the mix in focus. Crunchy drums soon take over and begin what is a blistering ride through electro, trippy minimalism and textures that range from icy and dubby to steel plated and sharp from the likes of Red Axes, Parris and an exclusive from Rrose.

Another exclusive, rough and ready cut from Machinewoman follows, before the mid section twists and turns on surging drum patterns, frantic industrial textures and spaced out gqom sounds from the likes of Griffit Vigo, Dario Zenker and Final Cut. This is a mix forever on the move: one minute its tightly coiled and kinetic, the next it’s loose and joyful before switching into more cerebral and insular passages that keep you intrigued.

Fusing together so many disparate sounds and textures is no mean feat, but like everything Halo does, here they all add up to something as thrilling and edgy as it is unpredictable and compelling.


released March 22, 2019


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Laurel Halo Los Angeles, California

Laurel Halo is a Los Angeles based musician, DJ, and founder of the recording label Awe.

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