“Don Belief” Licenced to a DJ Kicks compilation by Daniel Avery on K7 Records

Fans of UK DJ-producer Daniel Avery might find his entry in the esteemed DJ Kicks mix series a little surprising. Sonically it’s oceans apart from the thorny, acidic electro of his rapturously received Drone Logic debut album, and more tellingly, from his entry in the fabric mix series, FABRICLIVE 66.

In 2015, New Energy pulled together remixes of his material so far, and in its choice of remixers, hinted at his new direction. It’s evident Avery’s undergone a period of transition, as his DJ Kicks is techno to the core. Rather than go for the jugular, this time out he favours sound design, swirling, heady atmospheres, and the kind of flickering minimalism heard in cavernous clubs, featuring tracks by Post Scriptum, Rrose, Svreca, Planetary Assault Systems, Ulwhednar, Artefakt, Slam and many more.