Various Artists / Oye, Erlend "Dj Kicks"
Album: Oye, Erlend "Dj Kicks"   Collection:General
Artist:Various Artists   Added:Apr 2004
Label:!K7 Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-07-05 Pull Date: 2004-09-06 Charts: Electronic
Week Ending: Sep 12 Aug 29 Aug 22 Aug 8 Aug 1 Jul 25 Jul 18 Jul 11
Airplays: 1 1 2 2 1 1 3 1

Recent Airplay
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Poor Leno-Silikon Soul Rmx
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The Black Keys Work
6. Feb 28, 2017: The Offbeat Generation
Poor Leno-Silikon Soul Rmx

Album Review
Captain Dee
Reviewed 2004-06-26
Norway's Erland Oye (of Kings of Convenience fame) adds his own spin to the DJ Kicks series. As you'll hear, the focus isn't on mixing. Instead, Oye covers a bunch of songs (and some of his own work) with his own vocals. Oye's voice has an unmistakable, dreamy quality and is strangely addictive.

Be warned: a lot of the tracks fade into other tracks at their tail ends, so play on continuous mode (but avoid track 7!) or know when to fade.

I totally dug tracks 3 (a Cornelius cover), 6 and 16. Also check out 1, 10, 12, 13, 17.

- Captain Dee, 6-04

*1. Sexy house-y beat with guitar strum. Restrained but soulful female vocals. (3:44)
2. Ambient synths, Kraftwerk-like beat and feel. Oye's vocals merrily daydream. (2:04)
**3. Cover of a great Cornelius song! Sick dreamy guitar strumming with multiple layers of semi-spoken vocals (in Japanese). Cool water sounds in background. (3:30)
4. Get-down funky vibe with multiple soulful vocal tracks. (3:10)
5. Big time funk feel, echoing rapping, laser-ish sounds. (2:05)
**6. Instrumental. Synth heavy, strong 80's feel. Very catchy! (3:58)
7. FCC Violations everywhere! DO NOT PLAY. Two females speak crass sexual/excretory imagery. Minimal beat/melody. This is awful. (2:51)
8. Club feel, beeps in background. Distant but assertive vocals. (1:55)
9. Ethereal vocals from Oye. Somewhat spacey. Mid-tempo. (1:03)
*10. Spoken word. Super spacey/robotic. Blippy sounds. (2;36)
11. Old school vibe, whimsical vocals. Last minute starts the next song. (5:04)
*12. Instrumental. Spacey, Derrick May-esque synths. Uptempo beat. (2:06)
*13. Remix of Royksopp's infamous "Poor Leno." Smooth beat, cosmic sounds. Sparse vox. Good night driving music. (5:33)
14. Vocals float over washed out, spacey background and pounding beat. (2:11)
15. Instrumental. Drone-y. Like you’re all alone in some big room full of giant computer equipment. (2:59)
**16. Fast, beautiful blips and beeps in background. Compelling robot-like vocals. Wind instruments towards end. Great! (3:47)
*17. Simple sound, nice groove. Wistful, innocent sounding vocals. (2:32)
18. Loopy/trippy pulsating sounds, thoughtful vocals. (3:37)

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1. Paape, Jurgen So Weit Wie Noch Nie
2. Oye, Erlend Sheltered Live (Remix)
3. Cornelius Drop (King of Convenience Mi
4. Phoenix If I Ever Feel Better
5. Jolly Music Radio Jolly
6. Braze, Alan & Falke, Fred Rubicon
7. Avenue D 2D2F
8. Rapture, the I Need Your Love
9. Uusi Fantasia Lattialla Taas
10. Kohncke, Justus 2 After 909
11. Oye, Erlend/Phonique Rmx The Black Keys Work
12. Jackmate Airraid
13. Royksopp Poor Leno-Silikon Soul Rmx
14. Skateboard Metal Chix
15. Villalobos, Ricardo Dexter
16. Minizza Winning a Battle, Losing the
17. Geist, Morgan Lullaby
18. Ada Luckycharm