Big Shot Guest Mix 327: Stan Kolev

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Fresh from releasing “Fill Me Up,” Miami-based progressive house Stan Kolev takes the reigns of our latest Big Shot Guest Mix.

“I spent almost three months touring in Europe last summer and when I got back to Miami I was fully charged and ready to get back to the studio, because I was so inspired by all the emotions and positive experiences during that trip, and also by the beautiful voice of Sula Mae,” he says of his latest and greatest. “I love to use vocals in my music, especially if they are unique. I think it adds another dimension to the creative process. Sula Mae has a unique blend in her voice that I would describe as mellow jazzy melancholy. The combination of that and any electronic music composition is unique.”

Kolev’s ten-track session brandishes his trademark bold, techy prog-house signature. “I wanted to create a deep and melodic mix, so I’ve included four of my latest tracks to give the Big Shot listeners an insight into my musical style. Plus, there’s some really cool tracks by Betoko, Quivver, Jeremy Olander, Julian Wassermann and Nora En Pure.”

  1. Stan Kolev feat. Sula Mae – Fill Me Up (Original Vocal Mix) (Outta Limits)
  2. Betoko – Crazy Jack (Original Mix)
  3. Quivver – Mumbo Jumbo (Original Mix)
  4. Stan Kolev – Civilized (Original Mix) (Outta Limits)
  5. Jeremy Olander – Caravelle (Original Mix)
  6. Stan Kolev – Unravel Me (Original Mix) (Bonzai Progressive)
  7. Julian Wassermann – Nicun (Original Mix)
  8. SAMH3, Betoko – Bamba (Extended Mix)
  9. Nora En Pure – Diving With Whales (Daniel Portman Remix)
  10. Stan Kolev – Such A Wonder (Original Mix) (Outta Limits)

Big Shot Guest Mix 326: Andy BSK

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Slovakian DJ/producer Andy BSK (a.k.a. Andrej Belak) is one of the forerunners of hardgroove techno, a hard-hitting, take-no-prisoners sub genre brimming with grooves and energy. A prolific artist who has been producing records since he was 16, he went into the lab and fired off an exclusive Big Shot Guest Mix featuring tracks by Bryan Kearney, Proteck, Jon Connor and Ignition Technician. The 18-track session also features his unreleased track “Pyramids.”

Here’s what he had to say about the mix:

I mixed this DJ set for every hardgroove fan. It’s mixed so that you can just only listen and enjoy the tracks but it’s good for dancing too. I don’t have any plan [sic] when I am playing. I just start playing and the tracks come…. It’s all about how I feel or from my mood. Hope you all will like this DJ set. Let the Hardgroove force be with you all. Peace!

Big Shot Guest Mix 326: Andy BSK

  1. Bryan Kearney – More To Life (Discover Dark)
  2. TKNO – The Platform (Yin Yang)
  3. Proteck – Kiss My B Side (GT Muzike)
  4. Muttek – Prometeo (Rattle Records)
  5. Mika – Infusion (Yin Yang)
  6. Marco Mauz – Stataject (Global Techno Movement)
  7. Kriss Overlake – Groovy Dancing (Climax)
  8. Jon Connor – Fire Line (Techno Factory)
  9. Ignition Technician – Skyliner (Chris Chambers Hardgroove Remix) (Phunkation)
  10. Chicago Loop – Hooked On (Capital Techno Recordings)
  11. DJ Baly – Tech De Luxe (Hristian Stojanowski Remix) (Fever)
  12. Distek – Skins (Sub Cult)
  13. David Moleon – Tranki (Patterns)
  14. Goncalo M – Complex Pro (Rework Mix) (Intuition Recordings PT)
  15. Chris Chambers – Paraliza (Phunkation)
  16. F.Tek – Scorpion (Techsturbation Records)
  17. Andy BSK – Pyramids (unreleased)
  18. Andy BSK – HypHop Gengsta (Invicta Records)

Premiere: Rowee In The Mix

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To commemorate the release of his absolutely gorgeous Egypt EP released last month on Steve Bug’s Audiomatique label, Italian DJ/producer Rowee (a.k.a. Leonardo Gonnelli), who has issued cuts on Seth Troxler’s Play It Say It and Damian Lazarus’ Rebellion, has crafted a sublime DJ mix which we’re extremely pleased to world premiere. His 11-track session is a snapshot of his sound and brandishes blissful tracks by like-minded deep-tech voyagers Stimming, RampaDJ Koze and Adam Port. Spoiler alert! At the end of the mix Rowee peppers in Kocleo’s re-rub and the original version of “Egypt” and it sounds freakin’ brilliant. Hit the play button below and enjoy.

  1. Yokoo, Retza – Satori / Watergate
  2. Stimming – No.17 / Pampa
  3. Butch, C. Vogt – Bliss / Rebirth
  4. &ME, Rampa, Nomi Ruiz, NR – Taste Like / Keinemusik
  5. Rampa – Defiled / Keinemusik
  6. DJ Koze – Asscher Cut (Mathias Kaden’s Flottotto Remix) / Pampa
  7. Rowee, Simon Wish – Art Revolution / Audiomatique
  8. Moderat – Bad Kingdom (DJ Koze Remix)
  9. Adam Port – Working For It Feat Jennifer Touch / Keinemusik
  10. Rowee – Egypt ft. Forrest (Kocleo Remix) / Audiomatique
  11. Rowee – Egypt ft. Forrest / Audiomatique

Big Shot Guest Mix 325: Purveyors of Fine Funk

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What a year it’s been for our Big Shot Guest Mix series. Over the past 12 months, we’ve brought you exclusive sessions from masters including Chicago house visionary Tevo Howard, Oliver Way of Detroit Grand Pubahs, and a post-everything voyage navigated by Parisian From Karaoke to Stardom.

We couldn’t close out 2016 in a better way than this session helmed by Purveyors of Fine Funk, which is the recently rebooted ’90s house alter ego of techno don and Metamorphic Recordings boss Dan Curtin.

Over the course of 15 funky-ass, deep-house tracks, Curtin lays fiery down cuts by Louie Vega & Jocelyn Brown, DJ Sneak, DJ Gomi and Paul Johnson. He also includes the stomping title track from POFF’s Soul Message EP on now Metamorphic.

“This is the house sound of Purveyors,” describes Curtin, “a little bit soul, little bit future, little bit jack, little bit dirty. This mix digs deep into those feelings, basically just keeping things real.” Enjoy!

Big Shot Guest Mix 325: Purveyors of Fine Funk

  1. Louie Vega, Jocelyn Brown – You Are Everything (Santiago Salazar Edit)
  2. DJ Gomi – Braveheart – Dopewax
  3. Shifty Science – Get Back – Argot
  4. Purveyors of Fine Funk – Subaffection – Metamorphic
  5. Alden Tyrell – Wurk It – Clone Jack For Dayz
  6. Leroy Burgess – Let’s Do It – (Santiago Salazar Edit)
  7. Purveyors of Fine Funk – Soul Message – Metamorphic
  8. DJ Sneak – Truly Gangster – IAHG
  9. Paul Johnson – Aww Shit – Relief Records
  10. The Analogue Cops – Every Tuesday – Sabotage
  11. Getto Soul – Dreams – Pastel Voids
  12. Purveyors of Fine Funk – Soul Mode – Metamorphic Recordings
  13. Dimi Angelsi – Green Aviation – Mord
  14. Alden Tyrell – GETO5 – Jack For Daze
  15. Sound Stream – All Night – Sound Stream

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Big Shot Guest Mix 324: Cacao Trio

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Panamanian brothers K.E.E.N.E. and Guatemalan mixmaster Gonzo-Gonzo comprise the musical triumvirate known as Cacao Trio. Ahead of December 12th’s release of Timeless (Cacao Records), a new series where the threesome curate and pay homage to their favorite club tracks, the emerging trio take the reigns of the latest Big Shot Guest Mix and present a mezmerizing hour-long session of glistening tech-house by Rodriguez Jr., Dub Taylor, Eric Kupper & Kenny SummitCab Drivers and more. Enjoy!

Big Shot Guest Mix 324: Cacao Trio (a.k.a. K.E.E.N.E. & Gonzo-Gonzo)

  1. Kreek (Glasidum remix) – Manu Oubiña & Groove Circus – We Records
  2. Dub Wide Open Love (Original Mix) – Jackie – SpekuLLa Records
  3. Miles in Aphrika (youANDme Edit) – Lawrence vs. Seth Troxler – Cacao Records
  4. From La Ceiba To Leon (Tigerskin Remix) – Cacao Trio (K.E.E.N.E. + Gonzo-Gonzo) – Cacao Records
  5. Over Here (Main Mix) – Eric Kupper & Kenny Summit present Proper – Classic Music Company
  6. Move Me (Matthias Meyer & Patlac Remix) – Rene Breitbarth – BaalSaal Records
  7. Hidden From The Mind (Original Mix) – Dub Taylor – Cacao Records
  8. Lava 2 (Original Mix) – Marco Resmann, Martin Landsky – Upon You Records
  9. Kids of Hula (Original Mix) – Rodriguez Jr. – Cacao Records
  10. Don’t Mess (Black Loops Remix) – K.E.E.N.E. – Cacao Records
  11. Cuidado (Original Mix) – Gonzo-Gonzo – Cacao Records
  12. Mind Trip (Original Mix) – Cab Drivers – 7th City
  13. The Gift – Apartment One & Gonzo-Gonzo – unsigned
  14. Sand (Move D Remix) – Kolja Gerstenberg – Smile For A While
  15. Timeless (Claptone Edit) – Superlover – Mother Recordings

Big Shot Guest Mix 323: The Micronaut

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On the eve of the release of his third full-length album, Forms (watch a trailer for it here), which is out on December 9 via Acker Records, German multi-instrumentalist and producer Stefan Streck (a.k.a. The Micronaut) takes control of the latest Big Shot Guest Mix and doesn’t disappoint.

Drawing from the energy and passion he brings to the 100+ live shows he performs each year, Streck creates a stylistically diverse musical narrative on the 18-track mix featuring bold, techy and deep selections from a range of artists including Zomby, Funkstörung, Dapayk & Padberg, Evil Nine and Bicep.

“This mix includes tracks that touch me really deep,” says the Leipzig-based Streck of the guest mix. “I can’t say exactly what it is but it’s got heart. There are some old ones and some very new ones as well but the level of production is off the roof.”

Big Shot Guest Mix 323: The Micronaut

  1. Dualist Inquiry – “Sleepwalker” (dualism Records)
  2. Mosca – “Kneecap” (AnnAimee)
  3. Erosion Flow – “Syvv” (Man Make Music)
  4. Breach – “Fatherless” (Doc Daneeka Remix) (PTN)
  5. Velvit – “No Excuses” (17 Steps)
  6. Zomby – “It’s Time” (2AD Records)
  7. The Micronaut – “Parallax” (Acker Records)
  8. Funkstörung – “Who Is Who” (Monkeytown)
  9. Dapayk & Padberg – “New Mini” (MosFerry)
  10. Here Is Why – “Tonight” (Adam Port Remix) (Keinemusik)
  11. Drew X Hill – “Bullets” (Born Electric)
  12. Velvit – “Passing Encounter” (Convex Industries)
  13. Bicep – “Closing Sequence” (50Weapons)
  14. Evil Nine – “Your Girl” (Broken Music Syndicate)
  15. Synkro – “Here’s Your” (Box Clever)
  16. Kiruma – “Silver Skull” (?)
  17. Shawni & 23∆d – “Feel Love” (?)
  18. The Flashbulb – “Once Weekly” (Alphabasic)