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)

Big Shot Guest Mix 322: The Shaker

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DJ/producer Pete “The Shaker” Bones has been there and done that during his career. He’s played his brand of progressive house and techno at clubs all over the world; released tracks on labels including Superfreq, City Seven, Nosi, Bedrock; remixed cuts for FFRR, London Records and XL—all while helming his Red Ant label. After signing tracks to Superfreq, NOSI, City Seven, and We are Here Music in 2015, this year Bones signed tracks to John Digweed’s Bedrock imprint and inked a new global distribution deal for Red Ant. To commemorate the release of his Bring Your Love Down EP, which was issued this month on Red Ant, Bones crafted a rockin’ 11-track guest mix featuring cuts by Superpitcher, Daniel Casa, Zombies in Miami and Marino Canal. “The inspiration for this mix came from a set I played recently in the courtyard of a stately 13th century mansion in England,” Pete tells us. “The party is called What The? and is a yearly event, a two-day retreat for those who know during the beautiful British summertime.” Check the mix below and catch him at New World Brewery in Tampa on October 15.

Big Shot Guest Mix 322: The Shaker

  1. Superpitcher – “People” (Kompakt)
  2. The Shaker – “Snow Globe” (Red Ant)
  3. Pete Bones – “Iron Curtain” (Red Ant)
  4. Eddie Vedder – “The Wolf” (Niko Schwind Remix) (White)
  5. Daniel Casa – “After Warsavia” (Embi Music)
  6. Marino Canal – “Solace” (MOOD)
  7. Montcosmik – “Agonie” (Nein)
  8. Zombies in Miami – “Shadows” (Correspondant)
  9. Pete Bones – “Another Fine Mess” (Red Ant)
  10. The Shaker – “Bring your Love Down” (Red Ant)
  11. JW Paris – “Animal” (Red Ant)

Big Shot Guest Mix 321: Avision

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Under the auspices of his Avision moniker, up-and-coming New York bred/New Jersey based technocrat Anthony Cardinale has been tearing it up in 2016. Championing a style that’s dark but inherently funky, he’s released tracks on his uncle Victor Calderone’s Waveform Recordings and Coyu’s Suara. His recent Freak Zone EP for Mark Broom’s Beard Man label opened his evolving sound to an even bigger audience and was one of August’s most charted releases by our count. Cardinale shows the mixing prowess he’s brought to Pacha NYC (RIP), Cielo, Surf Club, Flash Factory and Output on Big Shot Guest Mix 321, an 12-track session featuring choice tunes by Roman Lindau, Mr. G, TWR72 and Robert Hood.

“Going into this mix I really tried to play tracks that have the peaks and breaks of a long set,” Cardinale says. “With a short set it’s challenging to get your point across. But I feel with the track selection I picked; the set flows like a journey. It’s always easy to play bomb after bomb, but more of a challenge to play tastefully in a short period of time.”

Big Shot Guest Mix 321: Avision

  1. Roman Lindau – “With My Hands” (Second State Audio)
  2. Avision – “Freak Zone” (Beard Man)
  3. Mr. G – “Free Fall” (Breed)
  4. Traumer – “Astra” (Skryptom Records)
  5. Avision – “Dope Jazz” (Beard Man)
  6. Roman Lindau – “After Dark” (Second State Audio)
  7. Ejeca – “Network” (Exploris)
  8. TWR72 -“X2” (Float Records)
  9. Matador – “The Enem”y ft. Felix da Housecat (Julian Jeweil Remix) (Rukus)
  10. Psyk – “Lowdown” / “Reprise “(Tresor)
  11. Seph – “3D Radio” (Aula Magna)
  12. Robert Hood – “Magnet” (Dekmantel)

Big Shot Guest Mix 320: Ben Dubuisson & Kali Phoenix

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Glaswegian singer Kali Phoenix poured her heart and soul out on Voices, an album she recently issued with influential Bristol producer Hundred Strong (a.k.a. Ben Dubuisson) behind the mixing board. It’s a heartfelt release informed by the end of a relationship, but it’s not all doom and gloom. As our Gavin Brown noted in his rave review of the full-length, “Kali Phoenix’s voice is the perfect example of the healing power of music and establishes her out as a talent for the future.”

The duo take the controls of Big Shot Guest Mix 320, a 19-track session of jams by Gil Scott-HeronAlice Clark, Margo Thunder, Johnny Osbourne and Erykah Badu culled from their respective seven-inch collections. “Me and Kali delved into our collection of 45s and put together this mix as an indication of our influences when writing the LP Voices,” explains Dubuisson.The last track, ‘Washington,’ is from the LP itself and will be out on early winter 2016 on 45. The mix ranges from old soul through reggae and then more uptempo boogie stuff. All these tracks mean something to me and Kali, be it through the songs themselves, the production or just the overall feel.”

Big Shot Guest Mix 320: Ben Dubuisson & Kali Phoenix

  1. Alice Clark – Don’t You Care – Mainstream
  2. Sebastian Williams – Get Your Point Over – Ovide
  3. Margo Thunder – Express Way To Your Heart – Capitol
  4. Hank Soul Man Mullen- Listen – Ever-Soul
  5. Tyrone Davis – Can I Change My Mind – Dakar
  6. George Franklin Smallwood- Hey Mamma- Smallwood
  7. Gil Scott-Heron- When You Are Who You Are – Flying Dutchman
  8. Sharon Jones – How Long- Daptone Records
  9. Sydney, George and Jackie – Feeling High – Attack
  10. Nina Soul – Barbwire – Studio 1
  11. Collie Buddz – Blind To You – Black Chiney Records
  12. Johhny Osbourne – Truth and Rights -Massive
  13. Marvin Gaye – What’s Going on – All Fingers
  14. Erykah Badu – Honey-Hard Food
  15. Susan Cadogan – Juicy Fruit-Ximena Records
  16. Advance – Take Me To The Top – Champion
  17. Chemise – She Can’t Love You – Phillips
  18. Skyy – Here’s To You – Salsoul
  19. Kali Phoenix – Washington – High Noon

Big Shot Guest Mix 319: Bionik

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Producer Stefon Bionik Taylor has spent years in the studio, cutting tracks with artists including Ice-T and Far East Movement. Hell, he’s even been in the studio with legendary producers such as George Martin and Peter Mokran. A multi-instrumentalist, he sings, plays guitar, bass, drums and percussion on all of his own sample-free music.

At the start of the summer he released his The Way I Be EP and has brought his live show to festivals including Sonic Bloom and Electric Forest. Although not a DJ, he was kind enough to hit the lab and forge a bottom-heavy Big Shot Guest Mix featuring his own cuts as well as jams by UZ, Bassnectar, N.A.S.A. and more.

I was really excited when Big Shot wanted to feature a mix from me. I am a producer who usually specializes in live, interactive performance of my original bass music (I’m not a DJ), so I took this as an opportunity to showcase what I do in a live situation, alongside some of my favorite producers’ new and classic tracks.

I recorded this mix live in one pass doing additional arrangement and transitions, plus playing live Roland drum pads, dub effects and scratching on a CDJ. I did a few select overdubs afterward, but I tried to keep it live to leave some room for beautiful accidents.

Some of the artists I chose for this mix are a big inspiration to me. UZ, Bleep Bloop Stooki Sound and Buku are some of my favorites who are shaping the Bass Music genre. Not to mention heavyweights like Bassnectar and Yellow Claw, whose influence is incontestable.

As I said, I’m not a DJ. I only play my own music and strive to create unique experiences when I perform live, but having the chance to drop some of my tracks next to these cats and play along was awesome!

Big Shot Guest Mix 319: Bionik

  1. Troy Boi & Stooki Sound – W2L
  2. Alvin Risk – Beast Mode feat. Hodgy Beats (UZ Remix)
  3. Bionik – Rock With Me feat. Sophia Eris
  4. What So Not & Dillon Francis – Arrows feat. Dawn Golden
  5. Bionik – Ball Like Beijing feat. Lizzo
  6. Stooki Sound – Talkin’ About (Shut Up VIP)
  7. UZ – Magellan
  8. Mochipet & Mr. Lif – Spark (Bionik Remix)
  9. Bleep Bloop – Feel The Cosmos
  10. NGHTMRE – Burn Out
  11. Bionik – Volkano
  12. UZ – Gladiator
  13. Bionik – Helikopter
  14. Sunshine – Rye Rye (Soohan Remix)
  15. Bassnectar – Don’t Hate The 808 (G Jones Remix)
  16. Bionik – Live Segment
  17. Doohan – Spiritual Gangster (Bionik Remix)
  18. Buku – Laugh Track
  19. Bionik – Hysterikal
  20. G Jones – Lavender Town
  21. Buku – All Deez
  22. Jesse Felluss & Bionik – Burn This
  23. Tropkillaz – Devagarin
  24. Bionik – Back To The Beat
  25. N.A.S.A. – Iko feat. Lizzo
  26. Bionik – The Way I Be
  27. Yellow Claw & Tropkillaz – Assets feat. The Kemist

Catch Bionik Aug 26-28 at Imagine Music Fest in Atlanta and September 1-5 at Backwoods Fest in Stroud, OK.

Big Shot Guest Mix 318: NoizyKnobs

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Turin techno twosome NoizyKnobs espouse a musical ethos that’s informed by Detroit and beyond. To date, the Italian duo have performed at clubs like Tresor and various European festivals, provocatively presenting their live show consisting of analog synths, drum machines and computers. Having recorded for GND Records, EDR and N.O.I.A. — future releases are in the works on Planet Rhythm and Motech — this month saw the release of their Luminescence EP on Mark Broom’s Beard Man. On their Big Shot Guest Mix you can hear “Alpha Decay” from the sprawling three-track affair, as well as sublime, techy offerings from Deetron, Westboy, Roman Poncet and more.

Big Shot Guest Mix 318: NoizyKnobs

  1. Deetron – Mister Smooth (Music Man)
  2. NoizyKnobs – Bloops (Ten Grams Remix) (Eternal Drive Recordings)
  3. Westboy – Green Illusion (Truncate Remix) (Root50)
  4. Hertz Collision – Lost (Ivite’s Choice)
  5. Roman Poncet – Walfisch (A.R.T.S)
  6. Mark Broom – Sixty Six (TWR72 Remix) (Beard Man)
  7. Adryiano – Phase Misery (Soul Notes)
  8. Lewis Fautzi – Discharge (Soma]
  9. Truncate – Another One (Len Faki Remix) (Truncate)
  10. NoizyKnobs – Alpha Decay (Beard Man)
  11. Konstantin Sibold – Mutter (Running Back)