In an Interview with Remixers of “Es Est,” Tech-House DJ/Producer Jey Kurmis Talks New Music & How Claude VonStroke Inspired Him To Make Music

Jey Kurmis

Jey Kurmis has been in the game for over a decade. During this time he’s released profile-raising floor burners on top labels like Hot Creations and Moon Harbour.

At the end of 2017 the Leeds-based DJ/producer dropped “Es Est” via ON IT Recordings, which set dance floors ablaze all over the planet. The fiery slab of tech-house has since been remixed by peers Mihalis Safras, Toni Varga, ONYVA, and Mark Holmes, who we cajoled into interviewing Kurmis exclusively for Big Shot.

In a revealing interview, Kurmis tells Mihalis Safras that witnessing a DJ set by Dirtybird boss Claude VonStroke inspired his production career and musical ethos.

“I was out in Leeds around 11 years ago and I heard him play a track of his called ‘Deep Throat.’ It was so wild and creative,” Kurmis recalls. “I didn’t know music could be designed to sound like this? He inspired me to start making music and try and make it quirkier and stand out.”

Read on to learn how Kurmis approaches creating his tracks and how living in the countryside influences his tracks. Continue Reading

Jey Kurmis 5 Tracks of the Moment

Jey Kurmis

Leeds-based Jey Kurmis is part of a contingent of talented house music producers from the north of England who’ve been coming on strong during the past few years. Since his first release on Phobic Records back in 2010, he’s gone on to forge a running association with Hot Creations and fire off red-hot releases and remixes on VIVa Music, Resonance Records, Moon Harbour, Kaluki Musik and Wow! Recordings.

Kurmis, whose sinewy tech-house sound is dripping with energy and soul, concludes 2017 with his banging track “Es Est” for ON IT Recordings.

The release features equally energetic remixes by Newcastle’s Mark Jenkyns and London-based Twisted Fusion label boss Apollo 84.

Ahead of the single’s release on December 15, we caught up with the man himself and asked him to share his five tracks of the moment. Continue Reading