Album Review of DJ-Kicks by DJ Seinfeld.

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DJ Seinfeld

DJ-Kicks by DJ Seinfeld

Release Date: Jul 20, 2018
Record label: !K7
Genre(s): Electronic, House, Club/Dance, Left-Field House, Neo-Electro

70 Music Critic Score
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DJ-Kicks - Fairly Good, Based on 2 Critics

AllMusic - 70
Based on rating 7/10

The Swedish producer known as DJ Seinfeld first began receiving attention in 2016, not only for his eye-catching moniker, but also for his tunes, which were as rough-edged as they were bittersweet. While everything about his aesthetic, from his track titles and sleeve artwork to his association with a lo-fi house trend filled with similar troublemakers, smacks of irony, his music is actually quite good, and certainly displays more of a reverence for classic deep house than it might appear on the surface. His installment of !K7's long-running DJ-Kicks series begins with "I See U," essentially an ambient echo of the heartbreaking title track to his astonishing 2017 debut album, Time Spent Away from U.

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Resident Advisor - 70
Based on rating 3.5/5

Armand Jakobsson, better known as DJ Seinfeld, would likely be the first to admit that the "lo-fi house" tag attached to producers such as himself, Ross From Friends and DJ Boring has been both a blessing and a curse. Naysayers have suggested that the sound values style over substance and that the jokey aliases devalue the work of the artist making it. But lo-fi house's popularity over the past couple years has been a boon for Jakobsson's own profile.

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