Italian label founder and producer DJ Tennis has been announced as the next DJ to step up for an entry into the long running DJ Kicks mix series, due for release on 14 July.
The Life and Death founder will release a double CD version of the lauded mix, and is the first artist to do so since the series began with CJ Bolland in 1995. A triple vinyl version will also be released.
Real name Manfred Romario, the mix also features four special made productions - three extra than the usual one exclusive track. They include a Tennis collaboration with Ninja Tune singer songwriter FINK and an unreleased track from Tel Aviv's Red Axes.
Disc 1 takes a meandering, slow burning approach to the mix. Never hurried and always thoughtfully composed, the likes of Rephlex's Bochum Welt, Jon Hopkins, Mouse on Mars, Isolee and Four Tet included on the mix.
Disc 2 see Tennis ramp up the tempo with the likes of Robert Hood, Rhythm and Sound, Kenny Dixon, Maribou State, Basic Channel and Traumprinz appearing.
DJ KICKS: DJ Tennis is released on July 14 through !K7 Records
01. K. Leimer - Acquiescence
02. Bochum Welt - La Nuit
03. Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto - Aurora
04. Jon Hopkins - Vessel
05. Adam Johnson - Anex
06. Pole - Raum 2 (DJ Tennis Technoid Version)
07. Monolake - Pio
08. Byetone - Neuschnee
09. Mouse on Mars & Atom TM - Key My Brain
10. Bauri - Twinkle Stars
11. Rival Consoles - Recovery
12. Oval - Textuell
13. Isolée - Allowance
14. Caribou - Melody Day (Four Tet Remix Featuring Luke Lalonde, Adem And One Little Plane)
15. D’Arcangelo - N-Tower
01. Basic Channel - Q Loop
02. Frank Bretschneider - Go! Said The Bird (Tennis Version)
03. Red Axes - Paratrooper
04. Traumprinz - Intrinity
05. Robert Hood - Escapes (6:47)
06. Kenny Dixon Jr. - Soul Sounds
07. Rhythm & Sound - Mango Drive
08. Marcello Giordani - Perché non Vuoi Ballare?
09. The Other People Place - Let Me Be Me
10. Biosphere - Ikata-1
11. Roby J - Crossed Movements (LOM Extended Version)
12. MBG - Jumping Trip
13. Loscil - Sickbay
14. Maribou State - The Clown Feat. Pedestrian (Axel Boman Remix)
15. DJ Tennis feat. Fink - Certain Angles (DJ-Kicks)
16. Kona Triangle - Astorias Ascent
A1. Traumprinz - Intrinity
A2. Basic Channel - Q Loop
B1. D'Arcangelo - N-Tower
B2. Loscil - Sickbay
C1. Frank Bretschneider - Go! Said The Bird (Tennis Version)
C2 The Other People Place - Let Me Be Me
D1. Bochum Welt - La Nuit
D2. Kenny Dixon Jr. - Soul Sounds
E1. MBG - Jumping Trip
E2. Monolake - Pio
F1. Pole - Raum 2 (DJ Tennis Technoid Version)
F2. Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto - Aurora