I just want to publicly say “thank you” to my brother Neil for the birthday mix he made for me, Planet Asterizk. It’s kind of a cross between Nick Warrren’s Global Underground CD (“GU 024”) and a Northern Exposure compilation. Which is to say, it’s an unassuming ass-kicker. The “Play Count” field in my iTunes at work reads 6, and I’ve probably listened to it upwards of 30 times in the car and at home. It starts off with a series of great tracks (darn if I know what any of them are) and by the time that dark, dark bassline drops at 17:30, there’s no turning back. Amazingly good stuff. It’s an hour and 14 minutes long, perfect for burning to CD. Download it here, or have a look at his other mixes.