Monday, 14 July 2014
Dig Deep on Cowbell Radio returns this Saturday with another very special guest, as we delve into the UK's deep house scene with an exclusive DJ mix from Sunderland's MannMadeMusic.
Sunday, 13 July 2014
Bit of a catch up on the digital front covering the tracks I have been playing over the last couple of months. Some of these arrived after the vinyl versions and some came way earlier.
Saturday, 12 July 2014
The festival of festivals returns for 2014 and I can't wait to get back to Beatherdershire...
Now in my 8th year, I have been DJing at The Beat-Herder Festival in the Trailer Trash tent since the crew first asked me in 2007. I'd done a few local festivals at that point as well as popping my Glastonbury cherry a few years earlier, but nothing could have prepared me for the warm glow I felt as soon as I arrived on site. "you need to get down here", "it's a proper little festival", "no they don't do day tickets, just come down on Saturday and you'll love it" were some of the text messages I was bashing out on my mobile.
Tuesday, 8 July 2014
A nice balance of newness and sought after classics this time around. Everything from heavy as you like tribal rhythms, through to the girliest of disco, some pretty deep house cuts, plus that ace Charizma & Peanut Butter Wolf box set is essential.
Monday, 23 June 2014
Ridiculous amount of good music around at the moment. So much so I had to go back for seconds.
Saturday, 21 June 2014
This month Dig Deep on Cowbell Radio returns with another very special guest. Keeping up the Chicago tradition, disco don Zernell Gillie takes to the hallowed turntables to give us a rare studio mix.
Tuesday, 3 June 2014
All kinds of goodness in this month's chart including... an essential funk classic from Renee Geyer, seriously deep bass grooves from Jamie XX, a tonne of twisted new house come Detroit vibes, some lovely represses from the Trax and KMS camp, a stripped down Terje drum version that isn't on the album, a disco gem from Cream De Coco and Juggy Murray Jones as re-edited by Rahaan.
Thursday, 29 May 2014
Nearing the end of an era. I have only got 2 more Dig Deep On Preston FM's to do, including tonight's show. I've been with the station since the early days of 2006. During the last 8 years I been lucky enough to work with a lot of fantastic guest DJs, selectors, music heads, artists and promoters from around the world; many of which I now count as true friends
For me it's always been about digging deep into other people's record collections and discovering the gems that are loved by others but are new to me. And that's been far more educational than school ever was!! I always say people can't like music they don't get to hear, so as a radio presenter it's been an honour and a privilege to be in a position where I can broadcast 2 hours of fresh and different tracks on each and every show.
So for my last 2 shows at Preston FM I am handing the Dig Deep turntables over to the guests for the full 2 hours with only minimal chatter from me. It's all about the music, and is a chance to hear 2 great DJs in action that you may not have had the chance to hear otherwise....
Saturday, 17 May 2014
For the 13th Dig Deep on Cowbell Radio I am pleased to welcome Preston based DJ & Producer Simba to the growing list of trusted selectors that have put together an exclusive mix for the show.
As a DJ Simba has been doing it for years. He grew up listening to soul, funk, boogie and disco records on his dad's record player and you can really hear that deep soulful vibe in both his DJ sets and his productions.
Sometimes you’ll catch him dropping house, disco and boogie, while at other times he'll turn your head with some Jaydee inspired hip hop.
Thursday, 15 May 2014
This month's vinyl chart is as mixed up as the weather right now. Outbreaks of new cuts with showers of classics throughout.
Thursday, 1 May 2014
On this week's show to get you in the bank holiday mood I am honoured to bring you part 3 of an exclusive mix from Amsterdam based DJ & Producer - Mr Mendel.
Wednesday, 23 April 2014
At the forefront of the nu-disco scene from the off, Mark E's 2nd artist album ' Product Of Industry' delivers 9 tracks of robotic house grooves that sound phenomenal on a loud PA.
The LP opens with the haunting and trademark sounds of Kultra Kafe, before dropping into the promising bassline led Persia. There's the deep bliss that is Being Hiding, staggering rhythms of Eganix and the stop you in your trax Image.
The initial stand out track for me is the Detroit-esque Bog Dance with it's dirty acid build up, whilst elsewhere the hypnotic Leaving Osaka and Myth Of Tomorrow creep up on you, slowly sucking you in. When Dig Deep does house music we do it like this.
Product Of Industry is released on 28th April on Vinyl & CD from all good record shops.
Tuesday, 22 April 2014
Pure latin fire! Ray Lugo & The Boogaloo Destroyers keep the traditional roots alive with beautiful instrumentation and loveable vocals, whilst injecting a subtle dose of afrobeat, making this LP an instant winner in the Dig Deep camp.
Available on Vinyl | CD | Download from all good record shops.
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Saturday, 19 April 2014
A few tips for Record Store Day in no particular order. Not everything on my list is on this list, but it's a good start ;) Plus there's some other soon to be released recommendations included and current gems.
Friday, 18 April 2014
For the 12th show on Cowbell Radio I am honoured to bring you an exclusive mix from Amsterdam based DJ & Producer - Mr Mendel.