There is a certain innocence to be found in Theo Kottis' music. And there is also one hell of a positive vibe flowing through his tracks making listening - and of course dancing - a pure pleasure. It's no wonder that the London based DJ & producer from Edinburgh who runs his own label BEAUTIFUL STRANGERS is playing regularly at places like Berghain’s Panorama Bar, Glasgow’s Sub Club or Edinburgh’s Cab Vol.
This innocence and positivity can be found in Theo's first outing for LIVE AT ROBERT JOHNSON as well. Let's start with the first track and the first day of the week: »Monday Monday«. Uptempo, uplifting and not upsetting dancers with a mighty bass drum and this typical 90ies organ sound made famous through a lot of house tunes of said decade.
»Slow Times« is indeed a bit slower than »Monday Monday« but a lashing hi-hat, frenetic keyboard stabs and some mighty drum and bass action make up for tempo as Theo truly creates a monster here. We guarantee you definitely WON'T have a slow time on the dancefloor with this one.
»Swing« again features lots of 90ies reminiscences, yet in a very subtle and gentle way. Sure it swings, but though taking a »softer« approach this track succeeds in getting our attention - it's perfect for the early morning hours as well as for warming up a long long night.
With last track »Wisdom« Theo explores a more darker universe. It's heady vibe gives food for thought - and food for feet - because of course you can strut on the floor to »Wisdom« as much as you can while listening to the other tunes. Well done Theo!