Category Archives: Big Shot Magazine

Review: Balcazar – ‘Between The Airports’ EP (Desertor Gang)

★★★★☆ Marco Balcazar (a.k.a. Balcazar) was born in Guadalajara, Mexico and has since had his music heard all around the world. He has released music on Blaq, Prisoner of Love and Neim Records and has a deep, stripped back dub-house ...

Watch Kate Middleton & Prince William Awkwardly DJ with Vinyl

Currently touring Australia, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, a.k.a. Prince William and Kate Middleton, paid a visit today to The Northern Sound System, a youth community center located in Elizabeth, a suburb of Adelaide. The couple were shown the organization’s ...

Vinyl Still Rules at Technique Records in Tokyo

While much has been made in the media about the resurgence of vinyl in recent years, indie music shops — especially ones that carry wax — have been quietly holding their own for years in Japan. A culture that appreciates sonic quality ...

Review: Round Table Knights – “Midnight Spark” (Exploited)

★★★☆☆ Former turntablists Round Table Knights have long churned out popular club tunes, but on the Swiss duo’s EP on Berlin’s Exploited label they get a lot more sensitive, musical and darn right jazzy, especially on the first of the two ...

Alex Metric’s 5 Songs of the Moment on SoundCloud

British DJ/producer/musician Alex Metric has certainly come into his own in the past year. Having released a steady stream of EPs since 2007 and choice remixes for Depeche Mode, La Roux, N.E.R.D, Phoenix, Ellie Goulding and Bloc Party, Metric just dropped ...

Kulkid’s 5 Songs of the Moment on SoundCloud

A new legion of French young dance-music producers are carving out their own terrain on the dance floor in a big way. This month alone this very publication has covered two French up-and-comers, Klingande and BeatauCue, and now we’re pleased ...

HARD Summer 2014 Will Feature Jack U, Disclosure & Josh Wink

The lineup for HARD Summer 2014, taking place August 2 and August 3 at Whittier Narrows Recreation Area in Los Angeles, has been made public. While headliners include many of the usual festival suspects — Diplo and Skrillex’s Jack U, ...

Going Dutch: Kraak & Smaak’s SXSW Tour Diary

In March Dutch trio Kraak & Smaak — Mark Kneppers, Wim Plug and Oscar de Jong — made a pilgrimage to Austin, Texas to play a string of shows at South by Southwest. Though the annual congregation of music industry ...

Paxahau: Detroit’s Movement Festival 2014 is Not Cancelled

Paxahau, the organizers behind Detroit’s annual Movement Festival taking place Memorial Day Weekend, have issued a statement that their event has not been cancelled. It appears that another Detroit promoter had cancelled their event, leading to some confusion among fans. ...

Elton John Establishes AIDS Charity Fund In Honor of Frankie Knuckles

Sir Elton John’s AIDS Foundation, in association with Def Mix, has established a charity fund in honor of the Godfather of House Frankie Knuckles, who died on March 31, to support HIV information, testing and treatment. The Elton John AIDS ...