The indie dance heroes of the minute check in with a mix CD for the DJ Kicks series. As those familiar with the band might expect, it isn't a straightforward dance mix at all, but jumps from experimental electronic music to Etta James to new wave with little regard for continuity or logic. That could be a bad thing, but ultimately this disc will be listened to at home, not at the club, so keeping the dance floor going isn't a necessity. A lot of obscurities are included here, along with a couple of well-known tracks, providing a snapshot of what Hot Chip are into at the moment. If you like the band already you'll enjoy it, and if you're still making up your mind, DJ Kicks let you in on where they're coming from.