Bostonian Ryan Lucht, who DJs and produces under his Camino 84 moniker, kicked our freakin’ ass in June when we premiered his gnarly disco-funk dance-punk romp “Blue Rose.” The jam is culled from his newly released album, New Mutant Disco, featuring collabs with Beantown luminaries including singer-songwriter Sidney Gish and MCs KOOL A.D and Latrell James.
To quote a line from Andrea True Connection, his disco-centric album left us wanting more, more, more. So we asked Lucht to bless us with a guest mix. He kindly delivered a 13-track session stuffed with string-laden disco classics by Shalamar, Taana Gardner, The Dells, and Candy Bowman.
Lucht tells us that the mix was “recorded live on a Sunday morning in my apartment here in Boston … stuck pretty closely to disco/boogie but otherwise just picked up a handful of 12″s I felt like listening to! Turned out to be a good blend of some of my personal favorites, and tracks I don’t play as often anymore.”
Now go put on your white polyester three-piece suit, hit the play button below and dance, dance, dance.
Big Shot Guest Mix 337: Camino 84
Intro Camino 84 – “S.A.T.U.R.D.A.Y.”
1. Lisa Warrington – “I Like The Way You Do It”
2. Candy Bowman – “I Wanna Feel Your Love”
3. Jesse G – “That’s Hot”
4. Shalamar – “Take That To The Bank”
5. Love De-Luxe – “Here Comes That Sound Again”
6. Ramona Brooks – “I Don’t Want You Back”
7. The Dells – “All About The Paper”
8. Faux Love – “If You Want Me”
9. Five Special – “Why Leave Us Alone”
10. Bim Marx – “Funky 2 Nite”
11. Taana Gardner – “Work That Body”
12. Y. Gerhovsky – “Disco Baby”
13. Aqua Fina – “remember ペトロス 2”
The days are getting shorter, school is starting, and pumpkin-flavored everything is everywhere. Before we say farewell to our favorite season, Austin, TX outfit Lance Herbstrong —producers Kamal Soliman and Bill Sarver and guitarist Peter DiStefano — bless us with a Big Shot Guest Mix fuelled by their leftfield reggae vibe.
The exclusive 18-track session boasts their debut original song “Ripped,” featuring hip-hop legend Big Daddy Kane on the m-i-c. The track was written for the same-named stoner film starring comedian Russell Peters (Last Comic Standing, The Jungle Book, Chef) and Faizon Love (Grow House, Black-ish, Elf) that hit theaters, iTunes and VOD in June.
Here’s what the guys had to say about the mix:
“Reggae will always be a pillar of the Lance Herbstrong sound. Some of our first remixes were based off old reggae classics, and each of our three albums contain at least one reggae track. Ever since we headlined the Austin Reggae Festival in 2013, we’ve wanted to fuse all of our reggae inspired remixes together into one continuous play. Our goal is to pay homage and respect to these originals while modernizing the sound for the future generation. And so, the day is finally here for us to share the Lance Herbstrong reggae vibration all in one seamless mix!
“Playing these songs live is always a highlight in the set for us. Also included in this special mix is our most recent collaboration with Big Daddy Kane on the song ‘Ripped.’ Plus, we’ve included a previously unreleased mashup of Slightly Stoopid’s smash hit ‘2 AM’ with Manu Negra’s classic ‘Long Long Nite.’ The 2 AM remix has never been released and has only been performed live a few times, most notably and for the first time at Stoopid’s destination festival in Mexico, Closer to the Sun.”
Listen below and enjoy!
Get Up Stand Up – Ashley Beedle Remix
Keep You (Lance Herbstrong Remix) – Wild Bell
Real Hot (Lance Herbstrong Remix) – Lennie Hibbert
Legalize It (Lance Herbstrong Remix) – “Sublime” (Dave Aron Remix), Peter Tosh
2 AM (Lance Herbstrong Remix) – Manu Chao, Slightly Stoopid
Buddy Bye (Lance Herbstrong Remix) – Johnny Osbourne, Rush
Zunguzung (Lance Herbstrong Remix) – Yellowman
SupaCat Police – Mooqee – Could You be Loved by Bob Marley + Sound of da Police by KRS-One
Bam 16 (Lance Herbstrong Remix) – M16 by Lone Ranger and Bam Bam by Sister Nancy Fort Knox Five Remix
Shove It (Lance Herbstrong Remix) – Santigold, Pass the Dutchie by Musical Youth
The Mother (Lance Herbstrong Remix) – Xavier Rudd
Uptown Top Rankin (Lance Herbstrong Remix) – Althea and Donna and Three Piece Suit by Trinity
Kill a Man (Lance Herbstrong Remix) – Cypress Hill and Stereo MCs
Top Town Records label mates Chris Leon and Matt Sawyer knock it out of the park on their debut collaboration, “Alis,” which is a wash of warm electronica and uptempo late-night sounds. We can’t wait to hear their follow-up.
Both Italian maestros have been deep in the mix for years, DJing at top clubs all over Italy. The pair bring their leftfield style to the Big Shot Guest Mix series with an expertly curated and eclectic 10-track session boasting deep, techy cuts and remixes by Matthias Tanzmann, Damian Lazarus, Patrice Bäumel, Pablo Fierro, and Raw District.
“We’ve chosen the best tracks of the moment from this genre, with many ethnic, groovy and emotional moments. We hope you enjoy it.”
Hit the play button below and enjoy.
Big Shot Guest Mix 335: Chris Leon & Matt Sawyer
Matthias Tanzmann – Coffee Clouds (Andhim Remix)
Damian Lazarus – I Found You (Patrice Bäumel Remix)
Blond:ish & Shawni – Wizard Of Love (Modular Project Remix)
Moon Rocket, Moblack – Gafara (Afro Main Mix)
Pablo Fierro – La Palma
Francesco Chiocci & Black Soda – Black Sunrise (Original Mix)
Lessons – Tempest (Adam Port Europa Mix)
Raw District – From The Inside
Viktor Talking Machine, Super Flu – Plastik (Original Mix)
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
Intro – Blair Meets The Love Witch
James Demon – Old Magick – Occultists
Planetary Assault Systems – Function 4 (Chris Liebing 2011 Rework) – Mote-Evolver
Jeroen Search – Compressive Strength – Figure SPC
Sluts’n’Strings And 909 – Summerbreeze – Sender Records