Big Miz: The Ransom Note Mix

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Written by Alasdair King

Pumpers from start to end from one of Glasgow’s best loved DJ’s.

Big Miz has been banging the drum in clubs and basements for a long time now, raised on the dancefloors of Glasgow he has developed and progressed as both a producer and DJ in fine style.

He’s worked hard behind the scenes to get to where he is, from the early heady days of murky raves at La Cheetah through to playing on the international circuit, he has hustled hard and cultivated a name for himself as a party rocker.

Over the years he has released music most prominently on the likes of Dixon Avenue Basement Jams, Shall Not Fade, Pear and more.


His fun, uplifting approach to dance music is rooted in the origins of the sound as he blurs the lines between playful melodic house, acid, techno, disco and the spaces in between.

As a DJ he’s versatile and driven, inclined to play a big room banger alongside a recent off piste pickup from Rubadub. You never know quite what your gonna get but you can pretty much always guarantee it’s gonna’ be a fun ride.

Listen to the mix below:

Who are you, where are you and what are you?

I’m Big Miz, I live in Glasgow and I’m a producer and DJ.

What does your music sound like? Can you draw what you think it sounds like for us (an image from the old internet is acceptable)?

Fun, Energetic, Jacking and Melodic I guess.

Where was the mix recorded?

In my studio that I share with the DABJ guys Dan Monox and Kenny Wasp.

What would be the ideal setting to listen to the mix?

With the troops in a flat on a Friday night before a big night out. Or day 2 at an afters just as the booze order arrives.

What should we be wearing?

Sunglasses and daft hats.

Which track in the mix is your current favourite?

The new one from Wallace called Chicken’s Head on Studio Barnhus. I Love when a track has a melody that repeats over n over and becomes an earworm. The way the drums slowly build in intensity is amazing too.

What’s your favourite recorded mix of all time?

Daft Punk live at the Arches 1997

What was your first DJ set up at home and what is it now?

I started learning how to mix on virtual DJ, and then my friend’s small controller which I can’t remember the name of. I dont actually have a DJ set up at home as its too small but in my studio I share 2 Pioneer CDJs and 2 Technics turntables.

What’s more important, the track you start on or the track you end on?

The track you end on 100%

What were the first and last records you bought?

The first record I bought was Lil Silva – The Patience EP from Rubadub in Glasgow. The last record I bought was Remotif – A Passionate Evening in the Igloo Tragique.

If this mix was an edible thing, what would it taste like?

Electric Melon MD2020

If it was an animal what would it be?

A ragdoll cat.

Upcoming in the world of…

Coming up in the next few months I have a new record out with a collab with Ewan Mcvicar included. Also got a remix coming out for Trick and another one I done last year but its taken ages to get the sample cleared. Keep an eye out for those. Gig wise I have DC10 at the end of August, Beat Herder Festival and a few other shows dotted around the UK. Check my insta for more details on those. Aside from that I’m just going to be in the studio working on new music.

Anything else we need to discuss?

I think that pretty much covers it. Enjoy the mix.