The DJ-Kicks series is kinda like a big deal, and its return this year with hot-ticket duo Chromeo is appropriate given previous names such as Burial and Hot Chip. DJ-Kicks is claiming the mix will have 80’s disco and R&B elements, plus “robo-funk basslines and plastic handclaps, swollen with strings and keyboards and vocals,” to celebrate “an oft-derided side of 80s pop.” Leo Sayer, France Joli, The Allen Parsons Project, Lifelike, Chateau Marmont and an Eagles cover all make the mix.
DJ-Kicks is offering the Eagles track free for download. It’s a sesh to download—you have to go the website, submit your email address, check your email, click on the link emailed to you, download the file, then unzip the file. All is justified upon hearing Glenn Frey’s lyrics on autotune. There is a mild electric sheen rubbed onto the classic, accentuating its sultriness, but the tempo is left to its own cool strut.