Kid Kenobi mixed by Kid Kenobi :: released September 04 2006
The number one selektor in Australia right now, as voted by the people for the past there years, mind, saddles up his trusty steed and teams up with offsider Shureshock to deliver two slabs of the finest beats seen around these here parts since he dropped 'Breaks 04'.
On disc one Kid Kenobi follows the formula that's seen him rocking the dancefloor on a regular basis across the country: from Darwin to the Derwent, from Armidale to Albany, the Kid has garnered a reputation that borders on scary. Bona fide club classics mingle with lesser-known gems to create a storming mix that would even get the old codgers throwing them down at bingo of a Saturday night. The big hitters are represented by Mylo's 'Drop The Pressure', Deep Dish's 'Flashdance', Alter Ego's 'Rocker' and The Plump DJ's 'The Rub Off - whilst on the other side of the coin you've got tasty treats from likes of the Fast Crew with 'I Got', H-Man's 'Rock This Place' and Buy Now's 'For Sale'. Throw Shureshock's storming emcee'ing into the mix and we've got ourselves a winner ladies and gentlemen...Bingo!
Disc two is another kettle of fish all together and it's his love of the dub that really makes this album something special. Kid Kenobi is known around the world for this love of upfront funky breaks. But it's this rare insight into the music that he listens to long after the punters have cleared the dancefloor that lifts Sessions high and above most other mix albums. Once again the cream of local talent (Salmonella Dub's 'Platetectonics', Wicked Beat Sound System's 'Do The Things') get to share the stage with some down-tempo legends in the likes of Horace Andy's 'Ital Vital', Thievery Corporation's 'The Richest Man In Babylon' and Elephant Man's 'Run Lef Dem Drawers' - and the result is something special.
All up, Kid Kenobi has delivered a timeless mix that reinforces what we already know...that he's the best DJ kicking it today.