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DT685 – Ant LaRock


Ant LaRock is the current face of house music.

Since developing his artist name in 2014, dance music legends Todd Terry, Armand Van Helden, Kenny Dope have all championed Ant for his abilities, through each collaborating with him and by Kenny personally putting Ant into the ballot for the 2018 Grammy Award nominations. Ant has toured the world playing music in some of the worlds best venues including Hi (Ibiza), Chinese Laundry (Sydney), Output, Cielo, Elsewhere (NYC) and Halcyon (San Francisco). He has released on labels including Ministry Of Sound, Snatch OFF!, Get Physical, Exploited Ghetto, Lumberjacks in Hell and Nervous Records, showcasing his range of production talent on some of the best major and underground labels.

He also has a monthly article in Magnetic Magazine providing studio production advice. Ant also has close relationships with longstanding music artists Junior Sanchez, Roland Clark who collab with Ant and his producing skills on a weekly basis!

Ant LaRock returned to Simma Black with the two track EP ‘The End is Near’, which dropped last Friday 6th March. Today, he joins the main podcast series for the first time. Listen to it below, on Spotify or iTunes here

Sum up this podcast in 10 words…
This is the stuff I currently dig. 

What’s your personal favourite track on it?
I produced a new track recently with Roland Clark entitled, “Alkebulan”.  I can’t help but dance to it whenever I put it on.

What’s the special ingredient in this mix?
I wanted to showcase my original works and start to champion my own diverse sound.  It’s easy disregard my own art after I’ve created it, mixed it and mastered it.  I get tired listening to the tracks after 1000 plays.  Recently I’ve been more conscious of the inspiration and energy that I put into my music and I want the rest of the world to hear it…who else to play it for the world than me?

What’s the best gig you’ve played recently? 
I did a tour with Defected Records in November of 2019. The stops at Halcyon SF and Sound LA were bananas!

What have you got coming up?
The EP that I am highlighting in this mix “The End Is Near” EP, launched March 6th on Simma Black. I am also spinning with Defected Records in my hood this time at Elsewhere in Brooklyn on March 27th. 

And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?
There is so much amazing music out there. If you are a DJ, don’t be lazy and dig for some real shit.  

Track list: 
01: Ant LaRock- Ayyyy (Original Mix) Simma Black
02: James Meid & Uri Moog- Challenge Them (Ant LaRock Remix) We Love Us
03: Ant LaRock- The End Is Near (Original Mix) Simma Black
04: Ant LaRock & Tone Troy- Makem (Original Mix) unreleased
05: Ant LaRock- I Feel (Original Mix) unreleased
06: Ant LaRock- HMANL (Original Mix) unreleased
07: Ant LaRock- I Want You Back (Original Mix) unreleased
08: Ant LaRock- Just Remember (Original Mix) Simma Black
09: Roland Clark & Ant LaRock- Alkebulan (Deep Mix) unreleased
10: Ant LaRock & Roland Clark- Life Goes On (Original Mix) unreleased
11: Ant LaRock- All All Night (Original Mix) unreleased
12: Ant LaRock- Want You Love (Original Mix) Simma Black
Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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