362 – Tai & Bot
TAI needs little introduction with the London born, German-based house DJ and producer living life to the full through his alter ego as an electro DJ and producer of some of the hottest electronic and house beats on the scene. With releases on Dim Mak, Boysnoize Records, Southern Fried, Turbo and Mixmash to name but a few this guy means business for 2014.
After hearing some of his productions earlier in the year we then spent the following days plotting how best to get one of the pairing on the DT podcast. Now we’ve secured the services of TAI and proudly present them to you as an early Christmas present with this exclusive mix. Get yourself acquainted with TAI’s dexterity behind the decks now via this carefully curated selection of sounds. Guaranteed to warm up those cold winter nights!
What’s your personal favourite track on it?I just finished off a Trap track I did with Zombie Nation for fun. So I am having allot of fun playing this out at the moment. I’m playing it Friday in Vienna, Saturday in Milan and Sunday in Paris.
What’s the special ingredient in this mix?Its my typical jumble-up of underground and overground. Which I also always have in my productions too. My favorite is combining random, freaky, nerdy, edity, strange sounds with good, sweet, positive, triumpfing melodies.
What’s the best gig you’ve played recently?I loved RAW festival in Barcelona. Very good vibe all the way back till I couldn’t see no more. Tomorrowland was very special because I closed down the Dim Mak stage this year.
What have you got coming up?I just released my single The Thrill with Kay which we finished shooting the video in L.A and then end of January I will be releasing my new EP on Dim Mak records called, JUST SMILE!
And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?Hope to see you soon at a show. Hit me up anywhere on @therealTAI and let me know hope you like the mix. Thankyou for this interview.
01 Mincepies – Bot & TAI02 Don’t Shake – Kairo Kingdom03 Bootey Drop – TAI & Diplo 04 Go Down – Bot 05 Rooftop – Bot & TAI06 No Good – Sultan, Ned Shepard, Fedde Le Grand07 TAI – Pink Noize (Unreleased)08 Baby F-16 – Panteros66609 Shake That Ass – Armand Van Helden feat. Team Facelift 10 Rockin’ N’ Rollin’ – Fedde Le Grand11 Code of the Street – Chaungo & 198412 TAIland (Peking Duk Chili Bamboo Rmx) – TAI 13 Short Dick Man – Zombie Nation (free track)14 600 Ohm – Alex Kenji 15 dBerrie – Malfunction 16 The Thrill – TAI17 1234 – Alex Kenji, Federico Scavo18 Beat Down (Dillon Francis Remix) – TAI19 White Noise – Tommie Sunshine & Oliver Helden (Bootleg) 20 Vamos – Bot