Alland Byallo February 2017 Chart

Alland Byallo

  1. Joy Orbison – Fuerza (Hinge Finger)
  2. Yves Tumor – Broke In ft. oxhy (pan)
  3. Dave Aju – Low Dive (Circus Company)
  4. Yaleesa Hall x Malin – Second Carol (Asusu Remix) (Will & Ink)
  5. Cassegrain – Stax Scarlett (Arcing Seas)
  6. Shedbug – Siren (Flux)
  7. Batu – Whisper (Timedance)
  8. Marquis Hawkes – The Burning Light (Aus Music)
  9. Vakula – 809 (Release/Sustain)
  10. Alland Byallo – Night Falls On My Back (22 Digit)

DJs, submit your top 10 chart along with a photo and we’ll publish.

Andrea Ljekaj February 2017 Chart

Andrea-Ljekaj

  1. Andrea Ljekaj – The Unsaid (Instrumental Mix) – Save Us Records
  2. Andrea Ljekaj – Silent Change (Original Mix) – Save Us Records
  3. Ramon Tapia & Rik Watts – Snuss (Original Mix) – Gem Records
  4. Rafael Cerato & Marc DePulse – Vertigo (Original Mix) – Lapsus Music
  5. Andrea Ljekaj – Hils Have Ears (Original Mix) – New Violence Records
  6. Distale – Light (Original Mix) – Upon You Records
  7. Andrea Ljekaj – Road Of Desires (Original Mix) – New Violence Records
  8. Andrea Ljekaj – Never Too Early (Original Mix) – New Violence Records
  9. Dirty Culture – Road Load (Original Mix) – Akbal Music
  10. Jimi Jules – Fate (Original Mix) – Zukunft Recordings

DJs, submit your top 10 chart along with a photo and we’ll publish.

Dev79’s SXSW 2015 Diary: Beats, Bass, BBQ

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After months of hype the 2015 edition of the annual music and technology schmoozathon known as South by Southwest is in the history books. Tons of emerging bands and DJs from all over the world performed, established acts flexed their muscles and hopefully some good connections were made and new music discovered by those who attended the gathering.

Uninterested in the array of mega corporate events which took place in Austin during SXSW 2015 (there were many), we asked first-time attendee Dev79, who co-helms the mighty Seclusiasis and Slit Jockey indie bass labels, to document his DJ gigs (sets at Geisha Room, The Ranch and Plush in Austin and an appearance at Beauty Bar in Dallas) and exploits in Austin from an underground artist/label owner’s point of view. Below he recounts his musical and culinary experiences.

Ayo! I had a great time rolling down to SXSW 2015. It was actually my first time at SXSW and my first time spending significant time in Austin. I tried to jam in doing as much as possible, while still being casual and having fun. Playing gigs, hyping my Seclusiasis and Slit Jockey labels and checking out sick music was the agenda for the week and was surely achieved. I also shot over to Dallas for a day to play with the Trillwave fam at their weekly.

I’m a big food nerd also so I wanted to chow down on lots of tasty stuff on this trip, and I was not disappointed. As I’d heard, the Austin food truck game is super on point, and I ate a plethora of yummy stuff, possibly highlighted but Peruvian Mahi Mahi ceviche (see photo gallery below) that was next level.

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I loved running into music scene friends on the street randomly and saw so many homies, including some people I hadn’t seen in 5+ years which warmed my cold heart!

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Pretty much every set I saw was killer —everyone was bringing their A-game and smashing it proper. It was inspiring absorbing it all in.

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I avoided the majority of the bigger corporate parties so I circumvented the annoyances that many people complain about, and I really had a very positive time overall. I’m looking forward to rocking down in Austin  next year!

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Shouts to Johnathan Thomas (pictured above DJing) on the bookings, my boy Brendan (pictured above wearing glasses) for driving my ass around all week and shouts to Big Shot for asking me to do this recap!

Check out Dev79’s remix of Dej Loaf’s “We Good,” Starkey b2b Dev79 for Serato and Dev79 for Future Classics.

Contest Alert: Win Tickets to Mysteryland USA [Giveaway]

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By now you’ve heard all about the first edition of Mysteryland USA taking place May 23-26, 2014 over Memorial Day Weekend. Held at the site of the legendary 1969 Woodstock festival (ask your parents) at Bethel Woods Center For The Arts in Bethel Woods, New York, Mysteryland USA’s lineup is overflowing with world-class DJ talent including Steve Aoki, Kaskade, Carl Craig, Josh Wink, Moby, Pete Tong, Chris Liebing, Seth Troxler, Soul Clap and many more. In addition to killer music there will be yummy food for sale courtesy of Brooklyn’s Smorgasburg as well as a Teddy Bear Shrine, weddings at the Love Chapel, yoga, burlesque dance workshops, Healing Garden, vegan cooking lessons and Mexican-themed Sin Salida.

We’re giving away a pair of general admission Nomad Weekend tickets plus a ride in the Rekorderlig Cider hot air balloon to one lucky Big Shot reader.

Enter to win tickets to Mysteryland USA by tweeting the following:

I want to win Mysteryland USA tickets from @bigshotmagazine @MysterylandUSA. More info: http://bit.ly/1mSiJvw

Contest ends May 16, 2014 at 3:00 pm EST. Good Luck!

The rules:

you must be following @bigshotmagazine and @MysterylandUSA
• entrants must be 21+
• winner is responsible for transportation to and from venue and lodging
• entries must be from a valid Twitter account
• anyone found using multiple accounts to enter will be ineligible

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Review: Rennie Foster – ‘Childish Things’ EP (RF Music)

Rennie Foster - Childish Things

★★★★☆

With the summer (finally) in our sights, it’s high time we banished the winter blues and enter more laid-back times. Say hello, then, to Rennie Foster, who really comes up trumps here with the sumptuous effort that comprises the Childish Things EP, a fascinating jaunt down the more thoughtful and considered side of his production arsenal. Warm, fuzzy and full of good vibes aplenty, the title track leaves the listener basking in a celestial glow, the likes of which will see it perfectly suited to Balearic dance floors especially. A real winner, it’s matched only by “Traders” in the quality stakes. On the latter, Foster calls on the trumpet again, but this time, it’s married with a far more up-tempo sound signature. On paper, that might sound like an odd pairing, but on the ear, it’s a very different story.

“Grass Roots” is the other track on offer, and thanks to its otherworldly twists and turns as well as its many smoldering hues, it too intoxicates the listener, while its title (presumably?) gives us a sneak peak in to Foster’s trail of musical thought. A real delight from the off, this one deserves all the plaudits it can muster.

Swiss Watch: Round Table Knights Are On the Rise

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Round Table Knights are Biru Bee and Marc Hofweber, a Swiss duo who’ve released tracks on labels such as Defected, OFF, Exploited and Made to Play. With a roll call like that, you’d imagine this duo to be one that’s brimming in quality – and you wouldn’t be half wrong either. On that note, theirs is a sound that’s indebted to full-on forces and is very much made with the dance floor in mind. It’s a fact that comes to prominence quite brilliantly on their latest outing, the delectable tale that is the Midnight Spark EP, which is out now on Shur-i-Kan’s always on-point Exploited label. And with this one, it’s no exaggeration to point out that it’s some of their best work yet. Here, we catch up with Biru Bee to find out more.

How are you? What’s on your mind now?
Biru Bee: All good here. We’re just working on some new music in the studio and getting slowly ready for the weekend.

How long have you been involved in music? Are you full-time DJs right now?
We’re involved with music since over ten years. Right now we work as DJs, producers, radio makers and club owners.

How do you find the traveling? Does it still excite you or do you now officially hate airports?
We still love to travel! We are so happy that we have the chance to see so many great countries and meet new people almost every weekend. Of course, sometimes airports can be really annoying but we already have a few tricks to making the waiting time at the airport go by faster. Still, I’m very excited to explore new cities like Seoul a few weeks ago. We often try to stay a bit longer when it’s possible.

So what’s your daily life consist of? Is it just music, music, music? Or what else do you guys get up to?
Mostly our daily life is about music. But like with every business you have to deal with other stuff too. Some paperwork, etc. We try to do as much stuff ourselves as we can.
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