PAVEL PETROV has become one of Bulgaria’s top electronic music exports lately, alongside KiNK.
As the man behind the EXE club in Sofia and label of the same name, he has carved out a formidable reputation as a DJ, producer and promoter of a certain reputation and a man with a taste as fresh as his own huge productions. .
His first LP, Youth, released on his EXE label on October 1, showcases his many influences without ever forgetting the dance floor. Click on HERE for more information.
To mark the release, we caught up with Pavel and he told us about a selection of his favorite classic house and techno tracks.
As you can imagine, they are also very diverse!
Fred Everything, Roy Davis Jr. – Beside Me (Movin ‘Dub)
“That’s how I started in the past. It’s the first genre that pushed me into the industry. I was absolutely young and I just couldn’t stop listening to this. song in particular. “
Funky People with Cassio Ware – Funky People (Klubhead Vocal Mix)
“What a vibe here! One of my first residences in Cacao Beach / Sunny Beach. People there didn’t like that kind of music back then. It took a while, but now they do a lot!”
Marshall Jefferson – Mushrooms
“I feel respected by these old school guys. I don’t think young people can appreciate such art, but of course there is music for every generation.”
Loco Dice – Pimp Jackson Speaks Now
“Well that was a game changer for me. Wow! Loco Dice is king! Funky and groovy rhythms and enough space for the craziest voice! I would love to remix that someday. Let’s see… “
Fred Everything – Here I am (Lazy Days Remix)
“A love story. I fell in love for the first time with this song. How can I forget it? I was playing this one early in my career in a nice bar with other vocal songs but this one- this was one of my favorites. “
Wamdue Project – King of My Castle (Roy Malone’s King Radio Edit)
“Who doesn’t remember that classic? I watched the animated video daily on MTV. I love those dirty beats.”
Jaydee – Plastic Dreams
“I can’t ignore this classic! It’s a must have in every DJ’s tracklist. There are a lot of great edits and remixes these days but the original is still playable!”
D-Devils – The 6th Gate (Dance with the Devil)
“Unplayable track in 2020! I was 17, with my fake ID to be able to enter the club! The first track I heard after security was” The 6th Gate “! Forever in my head !”
Africanism – Summer Moon (Club mix)
“Honestly, I loved the tribal wave. So many great tracks with amazing vibes and grooves. I really miss that type of music these days, but I guess at some point it will come back.”
Outwork with Mr Gee – Elektro (Official Music Video)
“Come on … who doesn’t know ELEKTRO ?! Another electro tribal monster! The industry in Bulgaria has never been as big as other Western European countries but this song has taken over all clubs, bars, shops , beaches … Everything! “