NOW PLAYING: Juan MacLean, ‘DJ-Kicks’

The Details: Juan MacLean, DJ-KICKS (!K7, 2010)

A Short Review: self-titled spotlighted Juan’s DJ skills at one of our OSCILLATIONS parties last year, so while we certainly know what the DFA vet is capable of, he really nails it on this house-heavy mix. A seamless set that features such heady producers as Todd Terje and Theo Parrish–not to mention a stack of singles we’ve never heard before–it proves there’s more to this maligned dance genre than champagne-popping super clubs and knucklehead electro nods. MacLean’s piano-chased !K7 exclusive (“Feel So Good,” available for download after the jump) is also a nice hint of what’s on the way from Mr. Clean next.