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Part of the Love Saves The Day takeover
Music for a hot bath, italo disco, Japanese sunshine music and the mighty Aphex Twin; Alex Warren aka Kiwi selects his Tracks of the Day as part of the Love Saves The Day takeover.
After being the photographer at The End’s beloved DURRR parties (RIP), Kiwi started putting on parties in East London whilst he studied at Goldsmiths. He went on to become the promotions manager of Dalston club The Nest before turning his hand to producing. Fast forward a few years and Alex has racked up releases with the likes of Defected, Needwant, Optimo and Futureboogie as well as playing shows in some of the world’s most revered spaces, namely The Warehouse Project, Amnesia, Sub Club and Barcelona’s Razzmatazz. The A side of his debut EP Animals was nominated by DJ Mag for the Best of British Awards Track of the Year. As his trajectory as a DJ continues to rise, Kiwi has played back to back with heavy hitters such as Ivan Smagghe and childhood hero Andrew Weatherall.
A regular feature on the bill at XOYO and a resident at Duke Dumont’s Blasé Boys Club parties, Kiwi’s own productions span everything from breezy disco to atmospheric house and wiggy techno; you can expect the same eclecticism from his DJ sets. This year will see him release material on Jaymo and Andy George’s Moda Black and Moscoman’s kaleidoscopic label Disco Halal. In an interview with DJ Mag, Kiwi explained his simple aim: to make great records to dance to. To that note, you’ll also find him featured on an imminent 12” compilation curated by Life & Death founder, the formidable DJ Tennis.
For his Tracks of the Day selection, Kiwi has chosen four pieces of music that stand out to him as being particularly beautiful. Listen below to work from British Jazz bassist Malcolm Cecil, producer duo Lino Nicolosi and Roberto Gasparini’s Valerie Dore alias, Japanese musician Takashi Omori’s Tabo’s Project and a cut from seminal 2001 Warp released album Drukqs.