Category Archives: Big Shot Magazine

Essential Dance/Electronic Albums for March 2015

Yeah, it’s cold as hell almost everywhere on the planet but thankfully that hasn’t stopped March from coming in like a lion with four weeks of amazing new music. House, techno, downtempo, bass, experimental — it seems that there’s something ...

KKR’s Purchase of Pioneer DJ Is A Done Deal

In September private equity firm KKR bought Pioneer DJ, reportedly for $550 million. At the time Pioneer had been selling off non-core assets to focus on its automotive electronics business, later selling its home audio-visual business to audio equipment maker ...

Raphael Dincsoy’s Top 10 for March 2015

Raphael Dincsoy’s Top 10 for March 2015 Discrete Circuit – “Incursion” (Mistress Recordings)ROD – “Trucker One” (Figure SPC)Fauntleroy – “Everything” (Len Faki Remix) (Cocoon Recordings)Thomas Hessler – “The Escaper” (IMF)Lewis Fautzi, Nuklear Default – “Point” (Soma)Knobs – “Feed Your Need” (Raphael ...

House Pioneer Todd Terry Goes Back to the Future (Again)

“Everyone thank Todd Terry / Everyone thank Todd Terry” – PM Dawn, “Shake” Fifteen years ago I interviewed Todd “The God” Terry at Bass Hit Studios in Manhattan. I had met him previously while interviewing Masters at Work at the same ...

Dan Curtin’s Top 10 For March 2015

Dan Curtin’s Top 10 For March 2015 Costelloe – “Influx” (Signal Code Records) Aardvark – “Thanxxx Joch” (Voyage Direct) Brad Peterson – “Virtual Headspace” (Neville Watson remix) (7th Sign Recordings) The Analogue Cops – “JT Breakfast” (Out Er) Session Victim – “Hey Stranger” (Delusions of ...

Dodi Palese’s Top 10 for February 2015

Dodi Palese’s Top 10 for February 2015 Arttu – “Evvy Steps” (Royal Oak)Joey Anderson – “1974” (Dekmantel)Human Machine – “Black Mechanism” (Engrave)Mick Finesse – “I Unfold And Fold Up” (Silent Steps)Jonas Kopp – “Shibu” (Stroboscopic Artefacts)Life’s Track – “Invisible Symphony” (Cos-mos)Pascal ...

Alland Byallo’s 5 Tracks of the Moment

Back in January’s essential album roundup we gushed about Berlin via Los Angeles/San Francisco DJ/producer Alland Byallo’s Bones, Flesh, a career-defining album of deep, heavily rhythmic techno that touches your mind, body and soul. Luckily for us here in America Byallo ...

Premiere: Native Dancer – “Love”

After cutting their musical teeth by working with a litany of artists including Joss Stone, The Cinematic Orchestra, John Newman and The Pearces, the members of London five-piece Native Dancer have been putting their all into crafting their quixotic sound ...

Demuir’s 5 Tracks of the Moment

In our 2014 Rewind feature Toronto house producer Demuir was stoked about Mark Farina releasing a pair of his EPs on Great Lakes Audio label, humbly sharing that “I feel that I have grown in many areas of my life and ...

How Steve Spacek Used Mobile Apps to Record ‘Modern Streets’

Singer/songwriter/producer Steve Spacek (a.k.a. Steve White) has been innovating during every step of his musical journey. Since the mid-’90s he’s been focused on designing a futuristic, post-everything dance floor sound informed by broken beat, R&B, trip-hop, hip-hop, African highlife and soul. During this time he’s ...