Romanian DJ/producer Mihai Popoviciu began releasing music in 2005, and his reputation for issuing quality tech-house has grown with each release. On April 28 he released the Time EP on Steve Bug’s mighty Berlin/Hamburg-based Poker Flat Recordings. The title track’s bounding bassline and intoxicatingly soulful vocal sample speaks to an artist who is truly coming into his own. Hours before boarding a plane bound for New York where he’s booked to play a pair of gigs in the Big Apple, Popoviciu, who also runs Cyclic Records from his HQ in Sibiu, went into the lab and crafted a brilliant nine-track Big Shot Guest Mix. In addition to featuring “Time,” he weaves in deep, gorgeous cuts from Andrey Pushkarev, Sebo K and Angelo Mele. Sit back, relax and allow Popoviciu’s sublime mix soothe your soul.
Mihai Popoviciu’s “Time” is out now on Poker Flat Recordings. After playing Paper Box on May 3 and The Raven on May 7 in New York City, he heads to South America to spin at Bianca in Córdoba, Argentina on May 9 and Bahrein in Buenos Aires on May 10.
Big Shot Guest Mix: Mihai Popoviciu
1. Andrey Pushkarev – “First Snow” (Original Mix) (Circus Company)
2. Dactilar – “Jazz Stories” (Original Mix) (Apparel Music)
3. Mihai Popoviciu – “Paper Box” (Original Mix) (Poker Flat Recordings)
4. Sebo K – “It’s Alright” (Original Mix) (Mobilee Records)
5. Mihai Popoviciu – “Time” (Original Mix) (Poker Flat Recordings)
6. Tuccillo – “Notorium” (Gorge Remix) (Bondage Music)
7. Angelo Mele – “Many Time” (Original Mix) (Recycle Records)
8. Tapesh & Kevin Over – “NY Drive” (Original Mix) (Snatch!)
9. Luca Doobie – “Be The Rainbow” (Original Mix) (Cyclic Records)