Big Shot Guest Mix 334: James Demon


Occultists is a new Berlin-based techno label. While there are imprints labels galore in founder James Demon’s home city, Occultists is attempting to find its own sonic niche by forging a sound that speaks to disparate moods. In celebration of the release of the label’s second musical offering, the five-track Book Of Shadows: Various Spells Vol. 1 EP featuring tracks by Adra, Dugong, F600 and Zoid^, Demon, who is also featured on the release, turns in a dark and brooding Big Shot Guest Mix.

Demon, who will release an EP on Occultists in October, fastidiously stuffs his 18-track set with upfront tracks and older gems by Planetary Assault Systems, Ellen Allien, Matrixxman, and The Horrorist.

Here’s what Demon had to say about the inspiration behind the mix:

I created this mix that defines the way that I currently like to play in clubs. The mix contains current and old music as I find it important to find the balance between the two. The concept behind Occultists is finding the balance between the dark and light while not being afraid to travel into the darkness to find the other. In my mixes it is important for me to find the balance while still giving the audience what they want on the dance floor. As I grew as an artist, especially in Berlin where I live, I was finally able to fine-tune what I define as my sound. I look at music in a very esoteric way so I don’t stick to just one spectrum of electronic music. If I hear a track and it makes my imagination run wild in that way then I know that I have found a gem. I also look at DJing as creating a ritual for people to dance and lose themselves, this is one thing that many people don’t realize that our nightclubbing is basically a type of modern ritual. Hope you enjoy the mix and that it takes you on a magical journey through a piece of my world.

Hit the play below and catch the Occultist label night at SchwuZ in Berlin on July 13.

Big Shot Guest Mix 334: James Demon

  1. Intro – Blair Meets The Love Witch
  2. James Demon – Old Magick – Occultists
  3. Planetary Assault Systems – Function 4 (Chris Liebing 2011 Rework) – Mote-Evolver
  4. Jeroen Search – Compressive Strength – Figure SPC
  5. Sluts’n’Strings And 909 – Summerbreeze – Sender Records
  6. Adra – Ami – Occultists
  7. Ellen Allien – Physical – BPitch Control
  8. Matrixxman – Augmented (Gherkin Jerks Lab Chaos Mix) – Spectral Sound
  9. Israel Vines ‎– Gatekeepers – Eye Teeth
  10. Evigt Mörker ‎– Unity And Rose – Semantica Records
  11. Terence Fixmer – Trace To Noweher – Ostgut Ton
  12. JP Enfant – Project Northwoods – LET Recordings
  13. Gareth Wild – Attack At Titan – EarToGround Records
  14. Chris Liebing & Speedy J – Lava – NovaMute
  15. Ancient Methods – Born Of Ashes – Persephonic Sirens
  16. The Horrorist – Mission Ecstasy (Remixed By The Hacker) – Acardipane Records
  17. The Age Of Love – The Age Of Love (Watch Out For Stella Club Mix) – React
  18. Outro – Burkittsville

Big Shot Guest Mix 333: Aaron Baron

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Aaron Baron is the second underground electronic music project of DJ/producer Baron Massilia. Currently riding into summer on the heels of his deep roller “Avec Moi” featuring vocalist Jerid Nowell out now on Marseille, France’s 432 Hertz Records. And as we type this post, a new stormer from the French maestro, “The Dusk Room” feat. Johnny Romance, just popped into our inbox.

Baron takes control of the latest Big Shot Guest Mix and it’s truly something quite spectacular. Over the course of 15 tracks, he peppers in old jams and upfront tracks and mixes as well as older gems by the likes of Gel Abril, Mark Broom, Johannes Heil and Steve Lawler.

He says of his mix, “I was imagining the music you should like, and I went back to my old vinyl. I made a selection, sampled some of them, then I went back to my last underground tracks and recent releases and made the mix live on MixMeister. Hope you enjoy.”

Big Shot Guest Mix 333: Aaron Baron

  1. White Label
  2. Croatia Squad – Electric Masquerade (Daniel Portman More Carnival Remix)
  3. Gel Abril – Your Face Is A Mess (Mark Broom Remix)
  4. Steve Lawler – Violet (Original Mix)
  5. White Label
  6. Johannes Heil – Consciousness (Original Mix)
  7. Aaron Baron – In the Cube
  8. Ten Walls – Requiem (Original Mix)
  9. Steve Lawler – Century Ketchup (Original Mix)
  10. Sebastien Légér – Bubbly (Original_Mix)
  11. Bary of Figs De Chez Loac
  12. Umek, Jay Lumen – Sinful Ladies (Original Mix)
  13. White Label
  14. Artist Unknown – Raise The Roof (Original Mix)
  15. Phony Orphants – Playground
  16. White Label
  17. Chab Feat. JD Davis – Closer To Me (Muzzaik Remix)

Big Shot Guest Mix 332: Ivan Latyshev


In May Russian DJ/producer/musician Ivan Latyshev unveiled his Art of Flying EP on Steve Bug’s Dessous Recordings via an advance release on Traxsource.

We had the pleasure of world premiering the title track remixed by none other than Detroit techno legend Eddie “Flashin’” Fowlkes. On his re-rub the Motor City master injects his musical magic into Latyshev’s track, courtesy of layers of smooth synth stabs and techy grooves punctuated with big drums.

Ahead of the EP’s general release tomorrow at all fine digital shops, Latyshev takes the reigns of Big Shot Guest Mix 332. He turned in a phenomenal 11-track session that’s full of musical twists and turns.

Opening and closing with two of his own tracks — “Waking Life” and closing “Black Nation” — the cuts serve as musical bookends for a session brandishing the deep, undulating house grooves of I:Cube, Pavel Iudin, Rick Wade, Detroit Swindle and Mat Chiavaroli.

Hit the play button below and enjoy.

Big Shot Guest Mix 332: Ivan Latyshev

  1. I:Cube – Oblivion (Dixon’s Edit) / Versatile
  2. Ivan Latyshev – Waking Life / Dessous Records
  3. Pavel Iudin – Probe3 / Poker Flat
  4. Markus Enochson ft. Marcus Andersson – Don’t Let Me Down (Lay-far Remix) / Crush
  5. Rick Wade – Prime impact / Harmonie Park
  6. Genius of Time – Houston We Have a Problem / Royal Oak
  7. Loz Goddard – Home / Quartet Series
  8. Detroit Swindle – Circular City / Heist
  9. Kian T – Flughafen (Daniel Leseman Remix) / Secret Reels
  10. Mat Chiavaroli – Breakfast at Mat’s Bar / Quintessentials
  11. Delakeyz – Frisches wasser / Hommes du Monde
  12. Ivan Latyshev – Black Nation / Luvbug

Big Shot Guest Mix 331: Barbur


In celebration of his upcoming Under Conditions EP out May 29 on Simina Grigoriu’s Kuukou Records, Berlin-based Italian DJ/producer Marco Barbiero (better known as Barbur and the boss of the Barbur Room podcast) steps up to deliver one hell of a Big Shot Guest Mix. His techy 10-track session boasts masterpieces from Soul Button, Bastian Lehnert, Layton Giordani and D-Unity as well as four (!) of his own gems. Grazie mille, Marco!

Related: Read Simina Grigoriu’s 5 tracks of the moment

He says of the mix, “I wanted to start a musical trip between some deep and darker sounds to arrive to more techno influences, increasing the BPM too.

“I’ve also included some promos from my forthcoming releases, such as the EP that will be out on the Berlin label Kuukou Records run by Simina Grigoriu, where there are remixes from two artists that I really respect, Alex Kennon (second track of the mix) and Parisian pioneer, Mr. Claude Monnet. Take a listen and enjoy the music!”

Big Shot Guest Mix 331: Barbur

  1. Soul Button – Master Of My Fate (Original Mix) – Steyoyoke
  2. Barbur – Under Conditions (Alex Kennon Remix) – Kuukou Records [PROMO]
  3. Bastian Lehnert – I Try (Original Mix) – Ametist Records
  4. Marco Grosso – El Vibe (Original Mix) – Antura Records
  5. Barbur – Manifesto (Original Mix) – PP Music [PROMO]
  6. Queemose – Mate (Dirty Dirty Acid Acid Mix) – Suena Hermosa
  7. Layton Giordani – Fire Eyes (Original Mix) – Drumcode
  8. Barbur – Arpeggio (Original Mix) – Kuukou Records [PROMO]
  9. D-Unity – No More (Original Mix) – Unity Records
  10. Barbur – Parallel Trasmissions (Original Mix) – Pumpz

Big Shot Guest Mix 330: Jay Hill

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DJ/producer Jay Hill, who in a former life was a singer-songwriter in the realm of trip-hop on the West Coast, has been walking the border of house and techno ever since she relocated to the Big Apple in 2012. Now spending time in Philadelphia, where she’s got her own studio, Hill is focusing on production and remix projects. With tracks for King Street Sounds and remixes for the likes of Allies For Everyone under her belt, her remix of Glasys’ “The Pressure” is set for release shortly out on SpinSpin NYC

Taking the lessons she’s learned opening for Adam Beyer, Ida Engberg, Shonky, Dan Ghenacia, and Kevin Yost, Hill will bring her smooth grooves to Europe this summer by way of a DJ tour that’ll touch down in Greece, the UK and Germany.

Ahead of a blockbuster summer she takes control of Big Shot Guest Mix 330, a heavenly 17-track session featuring subterranean excursions from Frankie Deep, Jordan Peak, Pete Moss, Matthias Vogt, Mr. G and Jay Tripwire’s edit of her track “Falls the Shadows.”

Below read her inspiration behind the mix, then hit the play button on her gorgeous guest mix.

“I was trying to be super cool and record an all-vinyl set. Unfortunately, for the first (perfect) recording I forgot to hit the record button! After the second go, although I dearly love all the records, I wasn’t really feeling the selections. Plus, there were many songs I wanted to spin, but didn’t have them on vinyl. So I decided to do a third take using a mixture of both vinyl and digital, which seems to work well for me.

“My turntable/DJ sensei Sid Vaga taught me to not get so hung up on the format. Just because it’s vinyl, doesn’t mean the tracks will always flow well together.

“In most all of my recent DJ sets I’m using some classic house tracks. I had a nice trip down memory lane using one of the most memorable tracks that started my eternal love affair with house music, Everything but the Girl’s ‘Five Fathoms’ (Kevin Yost Remix).”

Big Shot Guest Mix 330: Jay Hill

  1. Chasing Kurt – Daydream (Original Mix) – Variety Music
  2. Frankie Deep – Walking in the Dub – Deep Site Space
  3. Jordan Peak – Move With It (Huxley Warehouse Dub) – Klasse Recordings
  4. Pete Moss – Rain Day (The Timewriter Remix) – Recline Records
  5. Matthias Vogt – Accelerator (Original Mix) – Urban Torque
  6. A M I R – The Monologue (Original Mix) – Silence in Metropolis
  7. Pinto & Balcazar – Sumtin (Original Mix) – Nite Grooves
  8. Gorge – It’s Time (Original Mix) – Mobilee Records
  9. Everything but the Girl – Five Fathoms (Kevin Yost remix) – Rhino
  10. M Richie Gallagher – Boulevard du Midi (Original Mix) – Karunga Muusika
  11. Kiko Navarro – Right On (Raw Dub) – BBE
  12. Dan Ghenacia, Chris Carrier – The 2nd Degree (Original Mix) – Adult Only
  13. Jay Hill – Falls the Shadows (Jay Tripwire Edit) – Static Music
  14. Jelly For the Babies – Diviniation (Faktor-X Remix) – The Purr
  15. Julian Alexander – Point of View (Original Mix) – Adult Only
  16. Mr. G – Daily Prayer – Phoenix G
  17. Andre Le Funk feat. Maiya Sykes – Let It Go (Piers Kirwan Dubbed Out Remix) – Street King

Big Shot Guest Mix 329: Bryan Chapman


UK-based techno producer/artist/photographer Bryan Chapman has released tracks on Cari Lekebusch’s H-Productions, Alan Fitzpatrick’s 8 Sided Dice, Dustin Zahn’s Enemy, Joachim Spieth’s Affin and Butch’s Bouq. After recently announcing the formation of his own imprint, Monotony, whose mission is “to create psychedelic and monotonous techno,” Chapman is about to release the label’s debut offering in the form of his Traveler Departs For Manonasa EP.

To celebrate the EP’s release Chapman went into the lab and took control of the latest Big Shot Guest Mix. His no-nonsense 18-track session glides along with the precision of a vintage Mercedes cruising down the Autobahn at top speed. He skillfully juxtaposes several of his brand-new productions alongside tracks by Reggy Van Oers, Oscar Mulero, Slam and Lewis Fautzi for maximum effect.

Hit the play button below, and be sure to pick up Chapman’s Traveler Departs For Manonasa EP on April 17.

Big Shot Guest Mix 329: Bryan Chapman

  1. Pris – Divinity (Avian)
  2. Bryan Chapman – Dawn of Sila (Monotony)
  3. Marla Singer – Naked Face (Children of Tomorrow)
  4. Reggy Van Oers – Unobtrusive (PoleGroup)
  5. Bryan Chapman – Isserley (Monotony)
  6. Oscar Mulero – Hyperbolic Paths (Token)
  7. Bryan Chapman – Solitude Riots (Affin)
  8. Bryan Chapman – Untitled
  9. Slam – Obstacle (Soma Records)
  10. Bryan Chapman – Journey of Conarium (Affin)
  11. Edit Select – 16 (Android Muziq)
  12. Mike Parker – Angels in Cages (Tresor Records)
  13. Lewis Fautzi – Elocution (Figure)
  14. Bryan Chapman – Lost Paradox of the Secret War (Monotony)
  15. Bryan Chapman – Arsenik (Monotony)
  16. Abstract Division – Corrosive Mind (Milton Bradley Remix) (
  17. Rrose – Specimen 3 (Infrastructure New York)
  18. Bryan Chapman – P-Hex (Monotony)