In the 20 years since the UK duo’s mix was first released, it has achieved cult status and a place in the history of both drum & bass and the DJ-Kicks series. Kemistry & Storm are credited with helping put Goldie’s Metalheadz label on the map in the mid-’90s, and their star only rose throughout the decade, culminating in this 17-track mix featuring J Majik, DJ Die, Test, Goldie and more.
Kemistry (Valerie Olukemi A. Olusanya) died in a car accident in April 1999—three months after the DJ-Kicks mix was released. Storm (Jayne Conneely) is still an active DJ as DJ Storm. Read more about Kemistry & Storm’s history and impact in this Guardian interview with DJ Storm from last year.
The reissue also marks the first time DJ-Kicks: Kemistry & Storm will be available digitally, on download and streaming. It’s out on May 8th.
!K7 kicked off its 25th anniversary celebrations with a Mr. Scruff mix in March.
Listen to the LP.
01. Dom & Roland – Trauma
02. John B – OlÈ
03. Architex & DJ Loxy – Submerged
04. Test – The Fuse
05. Digital & Spirit – Mission Accomplished
06. DJ Die – Clear Skyz
07. Bill Riley – Closing In
08. Sci-Clone – Everywhere I Go (Remix)
09. Decoder – Stash
10. Goldie – Hyaena
11. Jonny L – Uneasy
12. John B – Pressure
13. Primary Motive – Venom
14. J Majik – Space Jam
15. Test – Static (K7 Mix)
16. Absolute Zero & Subphonics – The Code
17. Test – Tronik Funk
!K7 will release DJ-Kicks: Kemistry & Storm on May 8th, 2020.
Photo credit: Metalheadz