From his days attending drum ‘n’ bass parties in Los Angeles to gravitating toward industrial music, Ashes eventually found his true musical calling — techno — and hasn’t looked back. Elements of the genres he’s explored on his artistic journey continue to influence his evolving sound, and that’s the secret sauce behind his productions.
In October the Berlin-based technocrat released his debut Angel of Dissolution EP on his Nox Recordings. It’s a hard-hitting four-track effort that wraps its arms around all of the previously mentioned styles (and more). It arrives after the previously released Dream Pusher and Relic EP on Volute Records.
Ashes takes the helm of the final Big Shot Guest Mix of 2017. It’s a 16-track session featuring dark, unrelenting tracks by Dustmite, Regal, Kryptic Minds & Sleeper and The Scientifics.
He says of the mix: “The focus of this particular mix was to create a narrative around the Angel of Dissolution EP and to set the tone for my label, Nox, by pulling inspiration from the past and present; hinting at what can be expected in the near future.”
Big Shot Guest Mix 340: Ashes
- Archivist – Star In A Circle
- Ashes – Crystal Oblivion
- Dustmite – Lightwall
- Regal – Trave Generation
- Ashes – Drug Sorcery
- AnGy KoRe – Flat Tummy
- 7.Opål – Capillaries
- Jan Fleck – Control
- Kryptic Minds & Sleeper – Axis Shift
- Kryptic Minds & Sleeper – Solarized Formation
- Coefficient – Inverse Dub
- Struction – Kreen
- The Scientifics – Dirty Love
- Andrea (IT) – Void
- Struction – Warrior
- Ashes – Relic (Faru’s Submersion Remix)