Saturday Mixcast #71: Ant Brooks + Umek

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Feb 4, 2012

For this week’s edition of the Mixcast, I’m proud to feature Ant Brook’s first podcast of the year. This one features a new track from the man himself, his usual top notch chart selections, and an unreal guest mix from 1605 label-boss Umek – a label we covered extensively in 2011, especially following the release of Pleasurekraft’s Satyr Song.

I can only think of (less than) a handful of artists regularly releasing high quality, regular podcasts – The Magician, Aeroplane, Designer Drugs, and of course Ant Brooks. So hats off to him, both for keeping it regular and just so good. Quality artists putting together regular charts is so much rarer than it should be – they’re in the position to do it best.

Though perhaps that’s the point. There are a still a LOT of artists out there that are old school acetate/white label dudes (read: DJs that won’t tell you what that song was). The Magician, for as good as his “Magictapes” are, don’t include a tracklist. For me, I have so much to listen to that I won’t even press play unless it has a tracklist. And it’s always been my policy that a mix doesn’t get published on Salacious unless I have one.

What do you guys think? Do you care if an artist provides a tracklist? Would you like to see mixes without tracklists on Salacious, if it meant I could publish mixes more frequently?


Opening Tracks

Ant Brooks – Sometimes [Suara]
Falko Niestolik, Roter, Lewis – That Sound [Factomania]

Club Chart
5 – Diavlo – SWAT [MAR186]

4 – Umek & Uto Karem – Crossing The Lines [1605]

3 – Belocca & Jorgensen – In My [Adapt]

2 – Jay Lumen – As One [Pure]
Tune Of The Month

1 – Jodeci – Freakin You (Ant Brooks Respect to MK Re Edit) [CDR]

Blast From The Past

Wookie – Battle [S2S]

30 Minute Mixdown 
This months guest mix comes courtesy of Umek (Live From La Vaca, Spain)

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