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DJ Kicks
Rockers Hi-Fi
DJ Kicks
Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music, Pop
 
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This release from Rockers Hi-Fi is a reflection of the genius of Kruder & Dorfmeister, the exception being a more firm root in dub & reggae. The Black Album showcases Nicolette-style vocals in the genius of Farda P. ric...  more »

      
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All Artists: Rockers Hi-Fi
Title: DJ Kicks
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: K7
Original Release Date: 1/1/1998
Re-Release Date: 2/18/1999
Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music, Pop
Styles: Ambient, Electronica, Trip-Hop, Reggae, Dance Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 730003705625, 730003705601

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This release from Rockers Hi-Fi is a reflection of the genius of Kruder & Dorfmeister, the exception being a more firm root in dub & reggae. The Black Album showcases Nicolette-style vocals in the genius of Farda P. rich, deep sophisticated lyrics combine with D -n B & dub/reggae. Only recently has the chemistry between 'Da Tosta' Farda P., Glyn Bush & Richard 'Dick' Whittingham delivered fertile products in the sound laboratories of Different Drummer. Farda P. worked closely with Rockers Hi-Fi on their last album 'Mish Mash', which made Rockers Hi-Fi, almost over night, one of the most respected bands of this genre. The musical scope stretches from dub-tracks of Ruts DC & Rhythm & Sound by Maurizio to trip hop by Snooze & DJ Cam to the atmospheric d -n- b soundscapes by T-Power & Kid Loops. The collection is finished off by American cult acts like Small Fish With Spine & Dr. Israel. This is Rockers Style -

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CD Reviews

Smooth Vibe 'n Riddums
melodic | New York, NY | 08/08/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Another exceptional installment from the DJ Kicks collection...Rockers Hi-Fi is probably one of the least diverse of the DJ Kicks, sticking mainly to dub-reggae. But if that is your bag, then this is an outstanding album. Vocal contributions by Farda P are always welcome and kick the album "uppa proppa like" to a higher level of trip hop massive."
Pure Head Pleasure
Patrick Dougherty | Pacific Northwest, USA | 11/10/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Pure head pleasure is what this album delivers. Sonic drones, reggae spliffs, and fat knowledge. Crank this mo up! Chill."
Rockers Hi-Fi: Best in DJ Kicks Series
melodic | 11/13/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Staying true to their sound-system roots, the Rockers are prolific in their production of mixtapes which incorporate live DJing, chatting, toasting and mixing-desk mayhem: what they call 'Dex'n'Fx'.It was only a matter of time therefore before they were invited by Berlin based label !K7 to produce a 'DJ Kicks' compilation - subtitled 'The Black Album' because of the ramifications of stepping outside the normal boundaries of their deal with Warners. Along with Kruder and Dorfmeister - whom they hold in deep and mutual respect, and who added their own brand of magic to the remix of 'Going Under' from 'Mish Mash', - this was one of the best selling albums in the DJ Kicks series."