Next up on DJ-Kicks is Life And Death label founder DJ Tennis. Showcasing his eclectic yet coherent selection, the mix comes on triple vinyl featuring 4 exclusive tracks. DJ Tennis is Manfredi Romano, a lifelong music fanatic who started out managing punk bands, progressed to putting on leftfield events, set up one of the most important Italian rock and electronic booking agencies, then started the Life And Death label. Since then they've launched acts like Tale of Us, Mind against and Vaal. Tennis's own recorded output is selective and stylish, often featuring real melodies and a musicality that can be lacking in dance music. That knack for the musical and emotive side of things characterizes both cerebral mixes he has put together here including versions of tunes by Pole and Frank Brettschneider. All in all it's a thoughtfully composed mix that's subversive yet seductive in equal measure.