Big Shot Guest Mix 351: 16 Faces

Big Shot Guest Mix 16 Faces

Berlin-based Australian artist and sound designer 16 Faces — a stealthy sonic explorer who investigates deep ambient soundscapes, experimental concepts and apocalyptic techno — is at the helm of our latest guest mix.

He recently released his “Into the Abyss” debut, which comprises the soundtrack to the short film Circadian directed by Petter Jensen for the Japanese fashion brand Beaugan. (It’s coincidentally the 16th song on his guest mix.)

Check his musically sprawling, cinematic 60-minute session featuring diverse tracks from Air, Jerry Goldsmith, Ben Salisbury & Geoff Barrow, Ben Frost and Thom Yorke.

He aptly describes the mix as “a journey through disjointed film soundscapes devoid of their imagery to experience your mind’s eye darkest dreams, passing through death, limbo and your inevitable rebirth.”

Hit the play button below and enjoy.

Big Shot Guest Mix 351: 16 Faces

1. Bobby Krlic – Prophesy
2. Jerry Goldsmith – Ice Sculpture
3. Cristobal Tapia de Veer – Meditative Chaos
4. Air – Cemetary Party
5. Bobby Krlic – Chorus of Sirens
6. Thom Yorke – Open Again
7. Mica Levi – Meat to Maths
8. Ben Salisbury & Geoff Barrow – Hacking / Cutting
9. Marc Steitenfeld – Engineers
10. Vangelis – Blade Runner Blues
11. Spacetime Continuum – A Low Frequency Inversion Field
12. Stomu Yamash’ta – Poker Dice
13. Goblin – Markos
14. Mica Levi – Lobo Y Lady
15. Oneohtrix Point Never – Adventurers
16. 16 Faces – Into the Abyss (Circadian Ambience Mix)
17. Daniel Lopatin – Windows
18. Ben Frost – Bevor Alles Wieder Passiert
19. Alan Howarth & Larry Hopkins – Burn It
20. Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross – Gone Girl
21. Ben Salisbury & Geoff Barrow – Skin

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Big Shot Guest Mix 350: Di Saronno


Italian house DJ/producer Francesco “Frank” Ferraro is all about spinning and producing party-perfect music.

Known by his Di Saronno musical alias, he’s released music on top underground dance music labels including Nervous, Glasgow Underground, King Street and Peppermint Jam.

Today, we’re thrilled to announce that he’s taken control of the latest Big Shot Guest Mix — it’s a journey true-school house heads will not want to miss.

Throughout his 45-minute disco-house session, Frank ushers us through a curated tour including a handful of his productions and remixes as well as tracks and mixes from DJ Mes, Demuir, DJ Sneak, Phil Weeks and the late great Romanthony.

Hit the play button below and enjoy.

Tracklist for Big Shot Guest Mix 350: Di Saronno
1. Di Saronno – I Donʼt Know Why I Love You (Glasgow Underground)
2. Paul Rudder – Mind Drifting (Shall Not Fade)
3. Di Saronno – One Million Roses (W&O Street Tracks)
4. Johnick, Bonetti – Every Monday, Every Friday (unQuantize)
5. Kenny Dope & Man Without A Clue – New York Flow (Dopewax)
6. Makito – All The Way Back (Large Music)
7. Di Saronno – Embrace The Jive (Phoenix Music Inc.)
8. DJ Mes – Swamp Thang Do (InStereo Recordings)
9. James Saunders – Jamiroquai In The Garage (White Label)
10. Demuir – Soul Muzak (DJ Sneak Banger Dub) (MoXY)
11. Romanthony – Feel Your Love (Di Saronno Extended Remix) (Glasgow
12. Phil Weeks – Chunky Chaser (Robsoul)
13. Blaze feat. Palmer Brown – Do You Remember House? (Harry Romero
Extended Remix) (SlipʼNʼSlide)
14. Adryiano – 18+ Member Groove (CESTRAW)

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Big Shot Guest Mix 349: DJ Spen

Big Shot Guest Mix 349 DJ Spen

Baltimore-based house music stalwart and Quantize Recordings boss DJ Spen takes control of Big Shot Guest Mix 349.

Over the span of an uplifting 13-track, hour-long session, Spen, who is repped by the folks at MN2S, navigates us through a deep-house voyage featuring tracks and remixes from fellow house music icons including Kenny Bobien, David Morales, Timmy Regisford and Byron Stingily.

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“This was a really fun mix,” Spen says. “The first and last songs are remixes I did during the pandemic. They were done for other labels which I normally don’t have time to do. The mix is a little deeper than my usual style but I love to have the opportunity to mix it up a little (no pun intended).” Continue Reading

Big Shot Guest Mix 348: Zardonic

Zardonic Big Shot Guest DJ Mix

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 Album featuring 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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