Guy J 5 Tracks of the Moment

Guy J

It’s been more than a minute since we last connected with Guy J. At the time the Lost & Found label head was thinking about his next artist album and was about to play a few dates in South America, where he enjoys rock-star status among a contingent of fanatical fans.

The Tel Aviv-based DJ/producer/label mogul heads to Miami this week to play the debut of Rapture Electronic Music Festival, a one-day 14-hour music festival launching on March 23.

While South Beach pool parties can be hit or miss for a variety of reasons (meatheads, I’m talking to YOU), REMF will offer a more sophisticated experience on a beach and protected environmental oasis in Historic Virginia Key Beach Park. The event boasts five sound stages powered by L-Acoustic Systems and private beach access.

In advance of Guy J touching down in Liberty City, we asked him about tracks he might drop at the festival. Read on to find out five fresh jams he’s loving right now.

Rapture Electronic Music Festival boasts an all-star lineup of world-class DJs including Carl Craig, Dave Seaman, Ellen Allien, M.A.N.D.Y., Fur Coat and Steve Lawler. More information here. Continue Reading

Premiere: Gonzo-Gonzo – Cuidado

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Guatemalan phenom Gonzo-Gonzo (a.k.a. José Raúl Gonzalez) has been tearing it up alone and along with his Panamanian partners K.E.E.N.E. in recent years as Cacao Trio (check out their blazing hot Big Shot Guest Mix here), producing righteous 4/4 house tracks and running Cacao Records together.

Today he steps up with his stellar four-track Collage EP that’s chock full of old-school house feels aching to be blasted on a killer sound system.

We’re excited to world premiere “Cuidado” (English translation: watch out) brandishing classic sounds and a wickedly good groove that’ll make you move your waistline to his bassline.

Hit the play button below and enjoy.

Video Premiere: Llorca ft Frank H Carter III – You

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Weened on a steady diet of soul music, R&B, disco and funk, French Touch producer Ludovic Llorca (a.k.a. Art of Tones) made a name for himself in the late ’90s, producing a string of EPs for the mighty F Communications label. It set the stage for his full-length debut, New Comer, which sold over 200,000 units.

A lifetime of musical experiences later Llorca is about to release his new album, The Garden (Membran Group). Set for release on April 7 the LP features collaborations with Georg Levin of Berlin-based Sonar Kollektiv, Parisian soul artist Laetitia Dana, and a slew of newcomers.

We’re excited to world premiere the music video for “You,” a gorgeous soul jam featuring NYC-based vocalist Frank H. Carter III. In the clip cosmic cats are rocking out over keyboards and shooting lasers at people from their eyes, transforming people into animals from the neck up.

You want catitude? Well, you’ve come to the right video.

Image by Pascal Ferro

Don Rimini March 2017 Chart

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  1. Don Rimini – Motel Ride (Dirtybird)
  2. Pinto – My Love (Nervous Records)
  3. Mad Villains – Hit The Club (DJOKO Remix) (Regression Sessions)
  4. Nikolai – Purple Groove (Solä)
  5. Marvy – Fat Ass (Booty Call Records)
  6. Lenny Warn – Don’t Stop (Chief Recordings)
  7. Trangaz & Jean Pierre – Celes (Todd Terry Edit) (Terminator Records)
  8. Colette – Crush (Gettoblaster Remix) (Candy Talk Records)
  9. Yoga Queef – Taking It Back (Jesse Perez Wuz Here Edit) (Mr. Nice Guy Records)
  10. Harry Judda – Drunky (Food Music)

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

Beastie Boys DJ Mix Master Mike Opening for Metallica

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Metallica has enlisted legendary Bay Area DJ Mix Master Mike to be the opening act on the North American dates of their World Wired 2017 tour supporting their new album, Hardwired… To Self-Destruct. The trek is the Grammy Award-winning band’s first full North American tour since 2009. Avenged Sevenfold and Volbeat will serve as support acts for the tour. (See tour dates below.)

Big Shot readers will know Mike from his time working with the Beastie Boys, where he DJ’ed and produced for the legendary NYC trio. He’s also a revered turntablist who founded the influential group The Invisibl Skratch Piklz with Qbert and DJ Apollo.

Obligatory press release gush from Metallica: “Mike will be spinning some of your favorite (and ours!) hard rock and metal tracks throughout the evening at all of the stadium dates this summer. A pioneer in the hip-hop and DJ communities, you’ll be able to catch his skillful, hard-hitting scratch work once the doors open each night and between acts before we hit the stage.”

Hey Metallica fans, watch the video below and get a taste of Mike’s flawless scratching skills.

Tour dates:

May 10 – Baltimore, MD – M&T Bank Stadium*^
May 12 – Philadelphia, PA – Lincoln Financial Field*^
May 14 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium*^
May 17 – Uniondale, NY – New Coliseum^
May 19 – Boston, MA – Gillette Stadium ^
May 21 – Columbus, OH – Rock On The Range Festival (SOLD OUT)
June 04 – St. Louis, MO – Busch Stadium^
June 07 – Denver, CO – Sports Authority Field*^
June 11 – Houston, TX – NRG Stadium*^
June 14 – San Antonio, TX – Alamodome*
June 16 – Dallas, TX – AT&T Stadium*
June 18 – Chicago, IL – Soldier Field*
July 05 – Orlando, FL – Camping World Stadium*^
July 07 – Miami, FL – Hard Rock Stadium*^
July 09 – Atlanta, GA – Suntrust Park*^
July 12 – Detroit, MI – Comercia Park*^
July 14 – Quebec City, QC- Festival D’Ete
July 16 – Toronto, ON – Rogers Centre*^
July 19 – Montreal, QB – Parc Jean-Drapeau*^
July 29 – Los Angeles, CA – Rose Bowl*+
August 04 – Phoenix, AZ – University of Phoenix Stadium*+
August 06 – San Diego, CA – Petco Park*+
August 09 – Seattle, WA – Centurylink Field*+
August 14 – Vancouver, BC – BC Place*+
August 16 – Edmonton, AB – Commonwealth Stadium*+

*With AVENGED SEVENFOLD
^With VOLBEAT
+With GOJIRA

Yas! Fabric93 Mixed by Soul Clap Out in April

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NYC via Boston funk phenomenons Soul Clap — Eli Goldstein and Charles Levine — have lent their diverse musical touch to fabric93. The release comes as the purveyors of EFUNK —Everybody’s Freaky Under Nature’s Kingdom — mark a decade creating music for the dance floor.

The 34-track session due out April 21 features exclusive tracks as well as contributions Crew Love cohorts and like-minded legends Barbara Tucker, Joakim, Scott Grooves, and Jimi Tenor & Tony Allen.

The pair will present an album release party on April 15 April alongside No Regular Play (live) and Scott Grooves at the legendary London club.

Obligatory press release gush from Eli and Charlie about the compilation: “It’s a huge honor to do a fabric mix and we wanted to make it special, and paint a picture of our eclectic musical world, but stay rooted in house music. We have so many memories at fabric and this mix represents the music that we play there, faster tempo, more electronic drums, deep and trippy sounds. But we still believe that mixes should be appropriate to listen to at home, on your headphones, or at an afterparty getting silly with friends; energetic, but always gentle.”

fabric93 tracklist:

  1. Scott Grooves & Ian Fink – Ambientroit w/Soul Clap Feat. Derren Smart (fabric Intro) [Unreleased]
  2. The Return – New Day [4th Floor]
  3. Jay Daniel – Paradise Valley [Technicolour]
  4. Life On Planets & David Marston – Take Your Time (Marston’s Dub 7” Edit) [Crew Love]
  5. Jesse Futerman/I-Robots – Gem (Hidden Spheres Remix) [Church]/Dirty Talk Feat. Donna McGhee (Original Acapella) [Opilec]
  6. Ancient Deep – Early Werk Feat. Carlos Mena (fabric Edit) [Deeper Shades]
  7. Barbara Tucker – I Get Lifted (X.T.C. Mix) [Strictly Rhythm]
  8. Lonely C & Tom Trago – The Compass Joint (Spaventi Dazzurro King Dub) [Unreleased]
  9. Midnight Magic – I Gotta Feeling (Soul Clap & Morgan Wiley Dub) [Soul Clap]
  10. Soul Clap, No Regular Play & John Camp – Weekend At Barnies (7” Edit) [Missed Connections]
  11. Harvey Sutherland & Bermuda – Bravado [Clarity]
  12. SuRFBiT – Slide Gloves [Q Face]
  13. Taylor Bense – Feels Good To Be Loved [Wolf + Lamb]
  14. Martin Heimann – Salto (Moon B Bubblin’ Mix) [Carry On]
  15. Zacky Force Funk Feat. Kutmah – The Split [Clone]
  16. Château Flight Feat. P.J. Choir – Ongaku (Unreleased Electro Dub) [Versatile]
  17. Youandewan – Something Keeps Me Real Quiet [!K7/Aus]
  18. Storm & Herman – Gotta Work [Strictly Rhythm]
  19. Indian Ocean/Derren Smart & Cornerbred – School Bell/Tree House [Phase One]/Strange Boys (Acapella)[Unreleased]
  20. Willie Burns – Candid Fireworks (Tom Noble Remix) [Superior Elevation]
  21. The Pool – Dance In Dub [Dark Entries]
  22. Nu Guinea – Nu World (Flute Mix) [Tartelet]
  23. Daev Martian – Live Love [Stay True]
  24. Life On Planets – Move It Forward [Soul Clap]
  25. The Hue – Spaced Out [Classic]
  26. Jack Novin & Matt Grone – Gang Progress (7” Edit) [Soul Clap]
  27. Ken Gill – Love Moon [Alleviated]
  28. Zopelar – Memories (7” Edit) [Soul Clap]
  29. Conga Radio – Right Beside You [Good Timin’]
  30. Sol Power All-Stars – Djidjo Vide Feat. Elikeh [Sol Power]
  31. Joakim – Boipeba (Dub) [Mareh Music]
  32. Maajo – Maajo [Queen Nanny]
  33. Jimi Tenor & Tony Allen – Path To Wisdom [!K7]
  34. Scott Grooves – Bittersweet Stripped [Natural Midi]