Theo Kottis’s lush tones are equally at home serenading the sunset, seducing the sunrise or filling the gaps in between. His perfect blend of considered musical elements with deeper stripped-back grooves made him a favourite of Pete Tong, who called him “one to watch” for 2016.
We’re watching Pete, and when we saw he was doing his thing at Groovefest Malta alongside MK, Jamie Jones, Art Department and more, we couldn’t help but get excited for summer, asking Theo to give us his top 10 tunes to set the mood for the season ahead. Snip your faded jeans above the knee, frost those tips and get ready for the sun with this collection of warm and wavey jams.
Groovefest Malta takes place on 29th April till 1st May, across the island.
Leon Vynehall ‘Midnight On Rainbow Road’ (Beat Edit)
“One of my favourite songs to listen to recently. Beautiful. Perfect for that sunset moment.”
Boo Williams ‘Accelerate’ (Andrés Remix)
“This one right here to get the party started, sounds of the summer!”
Mr. Fingers ‘Aether’
“From Larry’s new EP. He still has it, all 3 tracks are fantastic.”
Tim Deluxe ‘Transformation’
“My mate Izzy Demzky recommended this to me and I’ve played it out at every gig since.”
Fort Romeau ‘Diana’
“Amazing breakdown on this record, perfect vibe for the sunshine.”
Ron Basejam ‘Someday’
“A classic for me – if i’m ever feeling tired this will sort me out.”
Move D feat. DJ Laté ‘Le Fou’ (Eddie C’s Rework)
Christopher Rau ‘Weird Alps’
“Used to play this out all the time and just re-discovered it, amazing melody.”
Dwayne Jensen ‘My People’
“Guaranteed dance floor filler.”
Nick Holder ‘Forever In A Daze’ (Main Mix)
“Lovely deep track with lots of energy.”