Part of the ik7 'Tapes' series

Oxford band Foals have announced the release of a mix CD to be released on July 2nd, along with a string of DJ dates over the summer.

The mix CD is apart of the !K7’s ‘Tapes’ series which has featured The Big Pink and The Rapture. There seems to be an outcry for nostalgic music formats recently, with sales of vinyl flying through the roof for first time in years - so this classic idea couldn’t come at a better time.

"We wanted it to reflect the taste of the whole band" says keyboard player Edwin Congreave, "so I picked music from the last five years of shared listening. We used to tour in an ex-royal mail delivery van - the DIY band cliché - and we drove ourselves to shows listening to each other's playlists on a ropey old cassette player.”

With Foals being the inventive types they are, the mix includes an eclectic selection of music such as 90’s math rock, Greek folk music, Kompakt compilations and disco re-edits.

Congreave has spent the last five years deejaying alongside band tours, blending his love of deep house and techno into a populist mould, attempting to build a bridge between the indie disco and the real disco; check out some mixes on his Soundcloud.

Side A:
1. Nicolas Jaar - Variations
2. Clark - Ted (Bibio Remix)
3. Dorian Concept - Tropical Hands
4. Condry Ziqubu - Confusion (Ma Afrika)
5. The Invisible - London Girl
6. JR Seaton - Way Savvy (Gatto Fritto Remix)
7. Blood Orange - Dinner
8. Tanner Ross - B Side
9. Teengirl Fantasy - Cheaters (John Talabot's Classic Vocal Refix)
10. Château Flight feat. Marie Daulne - Superflight (Maurice Fulton Remix)
11. In Flagranti - Effective Placebo Affect
12. Tony Allen - Kilode (Carl Craig Remix)

Side B:
13. Art Department feat. Soul Clap & Osunlade - We Call Love
14. Cerrone - Give Me Love (Frankie Knuckles Remix)
15. Arnold Jarvis - Take Some Time Out
16. Oni Ayhun - OAR003-B
17. Sepalcure - Every Day Of My Life (Jimmy Edgar Remix)
18. Marshall Jefferson vs. Noosa Heads - Mushrooms (Justin Martin Remix)
19. Julio Bashmore - Battle For Middle You

Words by Jamie Carson

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