Rising Australian DJ/producer Jack McAllister — who is more widely known as Willaris. K — continues to come into his own and mature as an artist. A former electrician, his compelling, often emotional sound runs the gamut from low-slung house to undulating electronica. And let’s not forget his interest in techno and field recordings.
After exploring ambient music on his LUSTRE EP, McAllister continues his artistic evolution with his uptempo new jam, “Chapel” featuring rapper WaveIQ.
The energetic, fist-pumping track is featured on the four-track Full Noise EP out July 17 featuring collabs with Paul Mac and George Nicholas (of Seekae).
Fresh from dropping a remix of Flume featuring Toro y Moi, McAllister shares his five tracks of the moment with us.
Next up in our Last Set series, where we’re talking to a wide range of artists about their final gig before government-ordered lockdowns and travel bans went into effect in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is Denver-based electronic music producer Brian Lindgren (a.k.a Mux Mool).
On July 10 the wildly talented Lindgren will release his fourth full-length album, Skulltaste II, on Detroit’s Young Heavy Souls. August 14 will see the release of his latest and greatest on glorious vinyl edition.
We connected with Lindgren to find out about his last set. His message to his fans? “Feel free to @ me anytime, any platform and tell me you’re excited. I def do wanna hear from you.” Continue Reading →
Venezuelan DJ/producer/remixer Federico Augusto Ágreda Álvarez (a.k.a. Zardonic) fuses electronic music with strains of metal, hardcore and electro into his sound. Like a moth to a flame, Álvarez is attracted to hard-hitting music and loud amps turned up to 11.
To celebrate the recent release of The Become Remix Albumfeaturing re-rubs by kindred musical spirits including Pythius, Celldweller and Celldweller, Álvarez went into the lab to take control of the latest installment of the Big Shot Guest Mix series.
What’s even better is that he captured the action on video for all of us to enjoy.
Here’s what Álvarez had to say about the session:
“This is one-take, no studio post-edits, completely improvised set from a curated selection of some of my favorite tracks from my sets during the 2018 and 2019 tours for the Become LP. Now with the release of The Become Remix Album, I was able to update some of them with remixes that I had the pleasure of getting from these same artists. Merikan, IHR, The Qemists, Black Sun Empire, The Clamps, Pythius, these are among the people who are saving the modern Drum & Bass sound. I am extremely picky with the tracks I choose to play. There’s a very specific vibe and energy that I’m looking for. If a track doesn’t make me go absolute bananas, it doesn’t go in my playlist. That’s what Zardonic is about: pure, raw, unadulterated energy. And I wouldn’t have this energy in my sets if it wasn’t for these amazing producers that continue to push the envelope. Thank you, Big Shot Mag, for the opportunity. I hope you enjoy this set as much as I enjoyed doing it for you!”
Big Shot Guest Mix 348: Zardonic
00:00 Zardonic ft The Qemists – Takeover (Zardonic & Fickle6 VIP) (eOne Music / Victor Entertaiment)
02:29 Zardonic – Follow The Light (Merikan Remix) (eOne Music / Victor Entertainment)
03:35 The Prodigy – Need Some1 (Kursiva Remix) (Dubplate)
04:17 Barbarix – Do It Now (RAM Records)
05:43 Inward, Hanzo & Randie – Scorpio (Merikan Remix) (Cause4Concern)
07:08 Inward, Hanzo & Randie – Bloom (Red Light Records)
07:51 Neonlight – Bad Omen (State Of Mind Remix) (Blackout Music NL)
09:16 Merikan – Absolute Zero (Blackout Music NL)
09:59 Mob Tactics – Dropout (Trendkill Records)
11:24 Merikan – Converge (Blackout Music NL)
12:50 Cianna Blaze – On Fire (Mob Tactics Remix) (Death Drum Rebel)
13:54 Mob Tactics – Convoy (RAM Records)
15:19 Twenty One Pilots – Heathens (Magnetude Remix) (Dubplate)
18:31 Kryptic Minds & Leon Switch – More Like You (Unknown Error Remix) (Defcom)
19:46 Sasha – Immortal (Kaos & Karl K Remix) (Human Imprint)
21:33 Celldweller – I Can’t Wait (The Qemists Remix) (FiXT Music)
23:41 Teddy Killerz ft The Qemists – Wasteland (RAM Records)
25:07 Smooth ft Coppa – Ride Out (Eatbrain)
26:32 Black Sun Empire & State Of Mind ft Virus Syndicate – Caterpillar (Blackout Music NL)
28:19 Drumsound & Bassline Smith – Phantasm (Mob Tactics Remix) (Technique Recordings)
29:44 Splash Heads – Sunstrider (Genome Records)
30:27 TR Tactics – Vision (Mainframe Recordings)
31:31 State Of Mind – Giant VIP (Eatbrain)
32:56 Noisia – Block Control (Moving Shadow)
34:00 Redpill – More Energy (Blackout Music NL)
36:09 Toronto Is Broken – Industrial (YANA Music)
37:13 Disphonia & The Clamps ft Kryptomedic – Back To The Old School (Red Light Records)
38:17 Black Sun Empire & State Of Mind ft PNC – Until The World Ends (Mind Vortex Remix) (Blackout Music NL)
39:21 Muzzy – Photons (Let It Roll)
41:08 S9 – Warehouse (Titan Records)
42:33 The Hard Way – Total Fucking Nihilism (The Panacea Remix) (PRSPCT Recordings)
44:20 Sinister Souls & Pythius – Ultimatum (PRSPCT Recordings)
46:06 Fragz – Never Stop (Yellow Stripe)
47:10 The Qemists – Stompbox (Spor Remix) (Ninja Tune)
48:57 DC Breaks – Gambino (InsideInfo Remix) (RAM Records)
50:01 A.M.C – Lookout (Titan Records)
51:06 Pythius ft Nuklear – Whiplash (Eatbrain)
53:13 Zardonic ft Coppa – Children Of Tomorrow (Pythius Remix) (eOne Music / Victor Entertainment)
56:05 Heavygrinder ft Jon Howard – Break Free (Zardonic Remix) (ONFYR Records)
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As part of our ongoing Last DJ Set series, where we’re talking to a wide range of mixers about their last gig before government-ordered lockdowns and travel bans went into effect in March, we asked revered Los Angeles-based house music DJ/produced/remixer Eddie Amador to recall his final set before quarantine.
Ahead of the release of his remix of Jason DeRoche’s “Always Gonna Be” out July 10 on Deeplife Records, Amador recalls his final set before lockdown and describes how he’s been using his time in quarantine to master the Pioneer DJS-1000.