The evolution of tech-house in the late ’90s presented a new wrinkle for the tattered fabric known as dance music. Blending the sheen of Detroit techno with the soul of Chicago house, the glistening sound was embraced by a wealth of talented artists hailing from all over the world — Swayzak, Terry Lee Brown, Jr. and Jesper Dahlbäck, to name a few — who laid roots on a style which continues to evolve and innovate.
Working in a genre that’s all about evolution, NYC tech-house DJ/producer Alan Nieves has been doing his share to keep his sound deep, funky and taut. Over the span of top releases for Bedroom Muzik, Adverso, Patent Skillz, Subinstinct and Kombo, he’s used new technological twists to ensure his music offers maximum dance floor enjoyment.
Nieves hunkered down in his studio and forged a red-hot Big Shot Guest Mix, a 10-track journey previewing four (!) of his new jams as well as bespoke selections from Mario Ochoa, Simone Liberali and Jaceo.
“This mix was inspired by my recent releases, several of which are featured in it,” says Nieves. “I wanted to do something to share my recent productions as well as share some of the other tracks I’m into these days. In addition, I want to capture some of the optimism as we kick off the spring season with some fresh new grooves.”
Listen below and enjoy!
Big Shot Guest Mix: Alan Nieves
- Groovetonic, Thule – “Party Starter” (Bedroom Muzik)
- Mario Ochoa – “Pangea” (Adverso Records)
- George Privatti, Guille Placencia – “Angelycus” (Looping Records)
- Alan Nieves – “Rumble” (Bedroom Muzik)
- Charles Ramirez, Luca M, JUST2 – “Rave Weapon” (Suara)
- Alan Nieves – “Just You” (Deux Minds)
- Jaceo – “Thirst” (Bitten Records)
- Alan Nieves – “Heavy” (Bedroom Muzik)
- Simone Liberali – “Redemption” (Clarisse)
- Alan Nieves – “A Stare” (Subinstinct)