This album has to be experienced. Kid Loco merges heavy beats, ethereal ambience, and avant-garde jazz seamlessly. I'm not sure how much he actually modified each of these tracks from their original state, but even if he left them unchanged, his choice of songs, their order, and the transitions he provides would still be proof of his genius. Each track leads into an unpredictable yet somehow smooth follow-up, and just when you think Kid has reached his climax he brings the intensity back. Not just a "booty" or a "pothead" album (although it could certainly be put to those uses), "DJ-Kicks" transcends all boundaries and can be savored on so many levels. The casual listener will find a mix of sensual ambience and head-bopping beats. Yet it will reward the close listener for hearing the clever samples, delicate layering of sounds, and the breathtaking transitions.