Trent Rackus – Ministry Of Sound Classics Mix

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Ministry Of Sound’s Classics party has become a New Year’s Day fixture in Sydney, and it’s taking over the ivy again in 2013 for a feel-good kick-off to the year. This will be the event’s seventh run, and MOS has pulled together a stellar line-up for the occasion. Taking over two areas of the ivy, there’ll be classics from across the spectrum. Here’s how Sydney’s Trent Rackus will be playing it.

What is the one record you’d guess you’ve played more times than any other?
Katcha – Touched By God (Peace Division remix).

And do you have a favourite feelgood ‘one last tune’ classic for the end of the set?
Soulsearcher – I Can’t Get Enough.

Since we’re talking classics, is there a particular stretch of time in dance music’s history that you consider a kind of ‘golden age’?
For me it was ‘90-’94.

Do you think the age-old phrase ‘they don’t make them like they used to’ applies to dance music? Is there something more special and enduring about records made decades ago than tunes being made now?
Definitely. Records were more endearing because there were less of them. They weren’t played on commercial radio so they provided different moments in the club. Nowadays they are all digitally released, so there isn’t the quality control that once was, because records don’t cost what they did to put out a vinyl release.

What’s the plan for your set at Classics on New Year’s Day?
As always, to play exclusively vinyl records from 1990 to 2000.


Paperclip People – Throw
Les Rythmes Digitales – Disco To Disco
Funkatarium – Jump
Basement Jaxx – Fly Life
Grace – It’s Not Over Yet
Laurent Garnier – Crispy Bacon
Lil Louis – French Kiss

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