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DJ Tools (UIQLP001)

by rkss

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Cone Hah good one - might have to play this album next time I'm in a similar position to what deadmau5 was in Ultra Music Festival Miami 2014. Favorite track: modern EDM tracks ni such styles as_ electro house, progressive house, bigroom, dutch tracks! Incognet Club essentials Vol. 1 is first.
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Whyte Rushan I secretly listen to Bridge on 95BFM, on weds afternoon, last week it was Nelson on acid, and this week its skin crawling sample packs, I will probs start looking at kicks in a new way Favorite track: pack in this series, which consist of 460 mb pure, massive prime-time progressive, electro sounds, combined in 10 construction kits.
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rkss makes contemporary computer music, exploring the politics and aesthetics of club culture, technology and queerness — ‘DJ Tools’ is made entirely from a sample pack called 'EDM Kicks Vol 1' - rkss has manipulated the packs ‘off the shelf’ sounds using computer music processing techniques and formed it into something perhaps not wholly anticipated by the packs creators..

“DJ Tools was recorded at a turning point for me as an artist & person as I came into the aesthetic and social limitations I was finding in contemporary dance culture. I started to change how I thought about myself as an artist in terms of changing the way I created music, instead of writing the music at home and later arranging it for the club, I started writing music for live performance first. I wanted to be able to arrange these pieces/excerpts/sketches live. I was beginning to re-arrange how I thought about my gender / self and placing, exploring and finding the language to point to my sense of difference as a trans person. DJ Tools was where I began to formulate my own relationship to club culture as a mostly sober, transgender person, what version of club music did I want to engage with in that social space? Fluid, dynamic and reacting to audience. Highlighting the social. Sharing & connecting through my difference rather than erasing it.” - rkss


released August 31, 2018

Music by Robin Buckley
Mastered by Matt Colton at Alchemy
Design – Dave Gaskarth
Web Work – Sam Keating-Fry
Press Photography — Alessia Gunawan


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