Actress has stepped up to the plate for the latest in !K7's mix series, DJ-Kicks. He's compiled a bunch of tracks, from Autechre to Shxcxchcxsh, even including an exclusive Actress production called 'Bird Matrix', but apparently for the musicmaker it's not all about the actual sonic qualities of a track.

"When I'm selecting music I'm not always thinking about the music alone," he said. "I'm thinking about the names of the artists, tracks, and labels, and what they mean to me. I often base my tracklisting purely on how well the track titles work together in a poetic sense."

It's an interesting way of looking at things and one that serves to highlight the uniqueness of each and every contributor to the DJ-Kicks series, which has previously included the likes of John Talabot and Gold Panda. Aside from the conceptual, he's tried to keep things as original and respectful as possible. "I've tried to keep space between tracks, allowing them to speak," he mentioned, keeping forced BPM changes out of the picture.

Pre-order Actress' DJ-Kicks mix/compilation - the 51st in the series - from iTunes, or elsewhere, on 4th May. Tracklists, both for CD and vinyl, are below.

  • CD TRACKLIST:
  • 01 Breaker 1 2 - 2
  • 02 Lorenzo Senni - Elegant, and Never Tiring
  • 03 Reel by Real - Look At Me
  • 04 Autechre - Pen Expers
  • 05 Chameleon - Thought 2
  • 06 Beneath - Stress 1
  • 07 Simbiosi - Impari
  • 08 Zennor - Tin
  • 09 John Beltran - Anticipation
  • 10 Moon B - Those Moments
  • 11 STL - Psychelicious
  • 12 Snakepiss - Toil
  • 13 Shit and Shine - Pearl Drop
  • 14 Chez n Trent - Windy City Club
  • 15 Mark Fell - Section 1-7
  • 16 GNESIS - Pear
  • 17 Shxcxchcxsh - LDWGWTT
  • 18 Hank Jackson - Track 3
  • 19 Actress - Bird Matrix (DJ-Kicks)
  • 20 Gherkin Jerks - Red Planet

  • LP SIDE SPLITS:
  • A1 Lorenzo Senni - Elegant, and Never Tiring
  • A2 Reel by Real - Look At Me
  • A3 Simbiosi - Impari
  • B1 John Beltran - Anticipation
  • B2 Shit and Shine - Pearl Drop
  • C1 Chez n Trent - Windy City Club
  • C2 Mark Fell - Section 1-7
  • D1 Actress - Bird Matrix (DJ-Kicks)
  • D2 Gherkin Jerks - Red Planet