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461 – Theo Kottis


Unless you’ve been hiding under your Grandmother’s electric blanket for the past few weeks, you may have noticed things are getting rather grey and chilly outside. Yes, as those gloomy folk on Game Of Thrones predicted winter has arrived and here at Data Transmission we’ve been on the hunt for the perfect mix to warm us up and drive away the blues. Helping us through those meteorologically dreary times has been the thought of renewing our relationship with Fatboy Slim’s Smile High Club, as the chart topping DJ and producer brings his clubbing brand back to the capital January 2nd to help us welcome in 2016 in style.

Taking to the decks alongside Mr. Cook that night will be some of the scene’s most esteemed selectors with the likes of Erol Alkan, Ben Pearce and today’s podcast contributor Theo Kottis all schedule to work their magic in Tobbaco Dock. One of Edinburgh’s favourite sons, we’ve been fans of Theo for a while now but have a new found appreciation of his skills as a DJ following his achievements with this mix: he got the office up and moving again after the heaviest of weekends.

So if you’re feeling a bit jaded and looking for a bit of sonic rejuvenation you’ve come to the right place as Theo serves up an hour long set of selections guaranteed to get those synapses firing and thaw out those dancing muscles.

Sum up this podcast in 10 words…
A mix starting slow and moving you towards the dancefloor.

What’s your personal favourite track on it?
I love 1,700 miles. I first heard it at the All Day I Dream party in London, it was a special moment and I had to find the track ID. Caramelli was kind enough to send the track over for this mix!

What’s the best gig you’ve played recently?
Space Ibiza in September for Carl Cox Revolution is a recent stand out gig.

What have you got coming up?
My third EP on Moda Black is due out 23 November with remixes from Kompakt Records boss man Michael Mayer & rising Spanish talent Sau Poler. I also have music coming out on Anjunadeep, Saved & another EP on Moda Black.

And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?
I hope the readers can make it to Tobacco Dock on the 2nd January, an amazing venue in London!

Kiasmos – Drawn
Tom Demac – Dave Saints (Original Mix)
Bicep & Hammer – Dahlia (Original Mix)
Gem Club – Braid (Gorje Hewek & Izhevski re-touch)
Ryan Murgatroyd – iKalimba (Original Mix)
Auntie Flo, Shingai – So In Love (feat. Shingai) (Original Mix)
Maceo Plex – Solar Detroit (Original Mix)
Theo Kottis – King’s Day (Sau Poler Remix)
Beacon – Fault Lines (Dauwd Remix)
Rampa – Newborn Soul
Caramelli* (Death on the Balcony) – 1,700 Miles
Theo Kottis – Into The Wild

To buy tickets for this event please visit the events page: Smile High Club tickets from Skiddle.

Ticket sales and event registration Skiddle Promotion Centre

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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