Special Request: “Vellichor”

Special Request: “Vellichor”

Special Request joins !K7’s infamous DJ-Kicks series.

Special Request has mixed the new DJ-Kicks.

Leeds DJ and producer Paul Woolford, aka Special Request, is next in line to deliver a mix for !K7’s long-running DJ-Kicks series. Set to drop on March, his adventurous 26-track mix takes in personal favourites, new school classics and of course a selection of his own brand new and exclusive edits, dubs and reworks next to some overlooked gems. It features tracks from artists including Sun Ra & Solar Arkestra, Morgan Geist, µ-Ziq, Speedy J, AceMo, Alicia Myers, Krystal Klear, alongside Special Request tracks and remixes.

Speaking about the mix, Paul Woolford said, “I have wanted to create my own edition of DJ-Kicks since hearing Claude Young, Stacey Pullen and Carl Craig’s contributions back in the mid-nineties. I always saw the series as a benchmark of quality and a time-stamped gateway into an artist’s state of mind. For this volume, I wanted to focus on lush melodics. I kept that as a constant thread throughout, choosing only records I cherish. It’s important to me that this mix is playable in multiple contexts: it’s not a “current snapshot” by any means, more of a chronicle of some of my all-time favourites. Accordingly I have included obscure gems such as Psyance “Gates Of Heaven”, Ron Allen’s 1992 tear-jerker, alongside the lush instrumentation and positive messages of Detroit disco legend Alicia Myers, rubbing shoulders with the recent instant classic “Sequence Of Life” by AceMo. It comes handmade with love to you all.” True to his word, this is a mix that can be played at home, in a car, or on headphones.

Ahead of its release, Paul Woolford drppped a 12″ EP titled “Compassion”, featuring three originals: two cuts “Vellichor” and “Petrichor” included in the mix and “Compassion” is an exclusive track for this EP only. Get your fill of “Vellichor” below.

Special Request’s DJ-Kicks arrives on March 19th via !K7.

Pre-order it here.


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