Big Shot Guest Mix 353: Deepak Sharma

Deepak Sharma Big Shot Guest Mix

New York City-based DJ/producer Deepak Sharma’s sublime brand of dark, sinewy techno has been nothing short of consistently exceptional. No hype — only a steady stream of pure unadulterated techno. All these years later, Deepak continues to covet his uncompromising style, a style that transcends fleeting musical fads and fashion.

In October, Deepak and I connected about him doing a Big Shot Guest Mix. He was about to release his Veil of Secrecy EP on his Hidden Recordings label. I was excited about the mix.

Deepak turned it in, and it’s naturally a banger. His 14-track session includes a slew of his then-new cuts as well as selections by Oliver Deutschmann, Monobox, Roberto, Regis and Inigo Kennedy.

From then until (almost) now, I felt the need to take a mental health break and put Big Shot on hiatus. I was depleted. I needed to hit the pause button to reconnect with the music and my passion.

As I slowly got my mojo back, Deepak’s driving mix was the soundtrack to helping me find my North Star again — the reason I began documenting underground electronic music. I’d put Deepak’s mix on in the background and get lost in the hypnotic, gritty narrative he constructed. Fortunately, I came out the other side.

Big thanks to Deepak for his audacious mix, patience and for unknowingly helping me find to find inspiration again. I hope you find his guest mix as emotionally moving as I do.

Big Shot Guest Mix 353: Deepak Sharma

1. Deepak Sharma – “DSC01” (DSC)
2. Deepak Sharma – “Veil of Secrecy” (Psyk Remix) (Hidden)
3. Sigha – “I Am Apathy, I Am Submission” (Blueprint)
4. Monobox – “Forwardbase Kodai” (Phase Remix) (M-Plant)
5. Oliver Deutschmann – “New Age” (Arkham Audio)
6. Roberto – “Flying Low” (Kneaded Pains)
7. Drop-E – “Mitigatory Action” (Edit Select)
8. Pfirter – “Birth” (Odd-Even)
9. Deepak Sharma – “19th Amendment” (Hidden)
10. Regis – “Meat” (Tresor)
11. Deepak Sharma – “DSC07” (DSC)
12. Flug – “Alloy Steel” (Rekids Special Projects)
13. Glaskin – “Stalactite Cave” (Matrixxman Remix) (Yael Trip)
14. Inigo Kennedy – “Divide and Fall” (ASYD)

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Big Shot Guest Mix 352: DJ Dobrel

DJ Dobrel Big Shot Guest Mix 352

With summer on the horizon and better times ahead of us, Dublin-based DJ/producer DJ Dobrel steps up to take control of Big Shot Guest Mix 352. After releasing his “So Far Away” collaboration with Szaby and Robbie Rosen released in March, he’s coming in h-o-t.

For his 14-track mix session, DJ Dobrel plunges into the deep end of house music’s vast ocean and navigates himself through a current of choice cuts by T.Markakis, Yotto, VIGI, Saison, Sebb Junior and Gorge.

“For this mix,” he tells us, “I went for a deep-in-the-summer feeling that takes me back to that lounge club we all love so much and desperately want to be back at.”

Hit the play button below and enjoy!

Big Shot Guest Mix 352: DJ Dobrel
1. Nic Joseph – All I Feel
2. Yotto – Another Riff For the Good Times
3. VIGI – Spontaneous Desires
4. DJ Dobrel – Tonight
5. Saison – Want You
6. Sebb Junior – My Luv 4 U
7. T.Markakis – That Jazz Feeling
8. Jess Bays – Every Little Thing
9. DJ Dobrel – The Way I Feel About You
10. Morris – Paris (DJ Dobrel Remix)
11. Prunk – Dreams
12. Love in Colour – Insecure World
13. Gorge – Erotic Soul (2020 Rework)
14. Gorge – Escape (Mihai Popuviciu Remix)

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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

Big-Shot-Guest-Mix-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
Underground)
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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