The 70th edition of DJ-Kicks on !K7 Records comes from curated by game-changing, multi-instrumentalist Kamaal Williams.
Williams has taken his long standing love of seventies jazz fusion and mixed it up with the contemporary sound of the London underground to devastating effect. House, broken beat, grime, soul, funk, hip hop and jazz all permeate his work, which has seen him evolve from one-man producer Henry Wu to acclaimed live band Kamaal Williams, backed by talented drummers and bassists.
The mix features four of his own exclusive tracks including a live take of ‘Snitches Brew,’ new Kamaal Williams tracks ‘Shinjuku’ and ‘Strings ATL’, as well as ‘Wivout U’ from Henry Wu. Those vital highlights sit next to classic jams from Freeez, a strong contingent of London innovators from K15 to Dego and Tenderlonius to Kaidi Tatham, with funk driven house from Peven Everett, raw stuff from Steve Julien, lush synth grooves from Lone and feel good grooves from Phil Asher all making this is an honest and uplifting collection that, when necessary, is happy to eschew blends, fades and mixing in favour of red hot selections and sequencing.
Throughout November and December he’s heading to North America for an extensive DJ-Kicks tour.
Kamaal Williams’ DJ-Kicks is available as a 2LP, CD and for streaming and download.