iK7 to reissue Kemistry & Storm's influential DJ-Kicks mix

!K7 will reissue Kemistry & Storm’s 1999 DJ-Kicks mix this May as part of the series’ 25th anniversary.

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