(Date Added: 04 Sep 2011)
FACT Mix 244: Aardvarck
“Free will be. You like Harco Pront unreleased tunes?” So said Aardvarck to FACT, when we told the celebrated Dutch producer, with over 10 years of release on labels like Delsin, Rush Hour and more, that he could approach a mix for us whichever way he wanted.
We always give people 100% freedom on the content of their mixes, but with someone who makes music as idiosyncratic, unrestrained and occasionally extreme as Aardvarck, it would be particularly pointless to try and guide their hand. The result is one of the most diverse mixes we’ve ever had, with some tracks only lasting a couple of seconds before being moved on.
Rather than sounding like a human iPod though, Aardvarck’s FACT mix rides a liquid trajectory through jazz, reggae, bumpy hip-hop and soul, vintage jungle, pirate radio grime recordings and much more. No tracklist, but Dorian Concept, Georgia Anna Muldrow, Toots Thielemans, Silkie, Wiley, Source Direct, Bilal, Kraftwerk, Art Tatum and yes, Harco Pront all feature.