Theo Kottis cut his teeth promoting in Edinburgh, a Scottish city with a rich but often overlooked rave history.
Developing some international contacts, he's gone on to become one of the country's most in-demand DJs, someone whose spicy selections can always be relied on to start a party.
There's a real depth in his work too, however, as last year's sumptuous full length 'Beautiful Strangers' ably demonstrated.
Making a return to Edinburgh for FLY Open Air Festival, Theo Kottis will be digging through his record bag for a raucous home crowd.
Ahead of his set the DJ pieced together this summer-fresh, highly melodic mix, one that finds room for deep house guru Omar S before moving into Black Science Orchestra via some of his own work.
Tune in now.
Fuga Ronto - L’uomo Invisibile
Les Choc Stars du Zaire - Nakombe Nga
Donald’s House - Dan's Dancing
Jex Opolis - What Ya Need
Sir Lord Comixx - Elevation
The Timewriter - The Siren Song
C.V.O - Mighty Real Groove
Omar S - Less Pain
Moodu II Swing - Call Me (Moody Dub)
Genius Of Time - Peace Bird
Theo Kottis - Stay
Black Science Orchestra - New Jersey Deep (Tapehead Re-edit)
Terrence Parker - Your Love (TP Extended Mix)
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Theo Kottis plays FLY Open Air festival's Boiler Room stage. The festival will take place at Hopetoun House, Edinburgh on May 18th and 19th.
Words: Bridie Florence
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