Tracks you got directly from the artist
So Beatport is coming up short and you realize you've never heard this gem outside of a mixed setting. Sure enough, Discogs confirms your suspicions with either a white/promo entry or with no entry at all, so you think: the guy is right there on Facebook, what harm could it do to just ask if they having it lying around, especially if this gem is an old one?
And it works. Sometimes. I've managed to score a handful this way, but the ones off the top of my head:
Andy Archer sent me a special edit Trafik did of Dark Globe's 'Extended Attic Window mix' of Far Leys they did for Electric Calm vol. 3
Contacted Steve Gerrard of Wrecked Angle for their remix of Syntax- Bliss (which I'm super excited to have).
Stian Klo was nice enough to send me a copy of his unreleased remix of Matthew Dekay's 'Time To Think', completed sometime in 2004.
Ever try it? What did you get? I'm also interested in any rejections you may have had, either due to licensing or 'fuck you' reasons.
He traded sands for skins, skins for gold, gold for life. In the end, he traded life for sand. Afari, Tales