Various - Apparat: DJ-Kicks

An epic mix brimming with anticipation
Various - Apparat: DJ-Kicks
Making the dancefloor both the loneliest and most inquisitive place on Earth, Apparat gets you dancing on emotional quicksand, synths converging into foreboding walls of sound on his own ‘Circles’ and ‘Sayulita’, and a genuine vulnerability testing the shatter resistance of electronic hopes and house dreams.

Thom Yorke is a natural installation as a bittersweet figurehead three quarters through, with epiphanies built around Martyn, Joy Orbison and a Burial/Four Tet soul-toucher calming pessimistic waters. Without ever pandering to stage-managed build-ups/breakdowns (he’s no soft touch either), the German finely tunes an epic mix brimming with anticipation.

9/10

Words by Matt Oliver


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