Thursday, 28 May 2009

Dig Deep with Paul Watson (Fatcity / itch / Rack & Ruin)

Its interesting to look back at DJs tastes and see how their style has progressed over the years. Here's a Dig Deep on Preston FM from 2009 featuring a mini-mix from Paul Watson (Itch / Fatcity / Rack & Ruin).

Watson has always been a taste maker and he was one of the DJs that helped break music by The Revenge and Leo Zero from day one. Plus there is a heady selection from PT covering the more leftfield side of things.

Dig Deep with Paul Watson (Fatcity / itch / Rack & Ruin) 280509 by Paul Thornton on Mixcloud


Thursday, 14 May 2009

Did Deep with Annie (Trailer Trash) #1 Live at Beat-Herder Festival

Broadcast in 2009, this shows mini-mix features Annie Trailer Trash 'Live at The Beat-Herder Festival' in 2008 on the Friday night.

Featured LP comes from Mulatu Heliocentrics, plus I dug deep in my unusual bag of swag and pulled some bits that still sound fresh, including four Tru Thoughts gems and couple of early Cottam tracks.


Thursday, 30 April 2009

Dig Deep with Cottam #1 (Ruff Draft)

This show was recorded in 2009 right at the start of Cottam's production career. It was these early tracks that grabbed the world's attention, and many of them remain unreleased.

Part 1 features unmixed Cottam tracks and Part 2 is Cottam in the Mini-Mix with his 'Radio Set 1'.


Thursday, 2 April 2009

Dig Deep celebrates 10 years of Tru Thoughts records Parts 1 & 2

Parts 1 & 2 of the 'Celebrating 10 years of Brighton based Tru Thoughts records' series. Spread over 2 x 2 hour shows, these were originally broadcast in April 2009.

The shows have been split into four parts for Mixcloud. Part 1 features Quantic, Steady (the labels first release), Deeds plus thoughts, Bonobo, Jung Collective, Humble Monk, Quantic Soul Orchestra & Unitone.

Part 2 featuresQuantic, Diesler, Laura Vane, The Bamboos, Hot 8 Brass Band, Belleruche, Kylie Audlist, Natural Self & Flevans.

Check the shows dated 16th April 2009 for the second 2 hours.

The Tru Thoughts back catalogue is available to buy directly from the label at Alternatively, find Tru Thoughts on Juno Records or Juno Download.

Series quick links:
1/4 >> Dig Deep Radio Show - 02 Apr 2009 P1
2/4 >> Dig Deep Radio Show - 02 Apr 2009 P2
3/4 >> Dig Deep Radio Show - 16 Apr 2009 P1
4/4 >> Dig Deep Radio Show - 16 Apr 2009 P2


Thursday, 19 March 2009

Dig Deep with Mike Todd (Departure Lounge) & Sean P (Claremont 56 / BBE)

The theme for this week's show is Crossing The Jazz Spectrum. On part 1 we dig deep with Mike Todd live in the studio as he pulls out 4 of his favourite (nu) jazz vibed pieces. Plus we get under way with tracks from Working Week, Floating Points & Moonstar.

On part 2 I'm honoured to broadcast an exclusive DJ set from all round guru Sean P, recorded Live in the Lounge at Trailer Trash's 5th Birthday on 18/10/08. We end the show with some jazz flavoured pickings of my own.

Dig Deep with Sean P (BBE / Claremont 56 / Tirk) Live at Trailer Trash 5th Birthday by Paul Thornton on Mixcloud


Thursday, 5 March 2009

Dig Deep Nu Jazz vs Old Jazz / Paul Thornton Live at The Beat-Herder Festival P2

The theme for this week's show is Nu Jazz vs Old Jazz. Part 1 features cuts from Nina Simone, Stonephace, Povo, Mr Scruff, and 2 Banks Of 4 to name a few. Then we get under way with 2nd half of Paul live at the Beatherder Festival in 2008, recorded in the Trailer Trash lounge on the Saturday night.

Part 2* of this week's show continues with the mini-mix live from Beat-Herder before we explore some rare jazz compiled by the mighty Sean P.


Thursday, 19 February 2009

Dig Deep Nu Funk vs Old Funk / Paul Thornton Live at The Beat-Herder Festival

On Part 1 of this weeks show we explore the forthcoming Azaxx - The Exotic Delight Day LP on Tru Thoughts. We get under way with a some future hip hop from ONRA and play new cuts from Stonephace, Diesler, and Laura Vane & The Vipertones.

Check Part 2 for this week's mini-mix featuring the first half of Paul's live at the Beatherder Festival 2008 set, recorded live in the Trailer Trash Lounge on the Saturday night. Plus there's some beaty funk breaks from Ruckus Roboticus, a funk classic by Lancaster Kiwanis Steel Band, and Dixon's deep edit of Ane Brun.


Thursday, 5 February 2009

Dig Deep explores Socialized Jazz Beats / Paul Thornton (Itch mix vol 4 part 1)

On Part 1 of  this week's show we explore the new Socialized Jazz Beats LP on Social Beats out of the Netherlands, alongside some future beats and classic soul.

Check part 2 for a funky Itch mix by Paul in the mini-mix (Itch mix vol 4 part 1).  Plus a feature 'Exploring the DJ Marky compilation' on BBE and there's a good wedge from Tru Thoughts and Ninja Tune. One for the beat heads.


Thursday, 22 January 2009

Dig Deep Authentic Soul Of The Highest

Part 1 of a show from 2009 packed full of my favourite big soul, disco and funk records. Anna Raye still has me on my knees.

Authentic Soul Of The Highest - Part 1
Lyn Collins - Do your thing (BBE)
Bootsy Collins - I'd rather be with you (WEA)
Gwen Macrae - 90% of me is you (Windswept Pacific Music / Regal)
Dee Edwards - (I can) deal with that (BBE)
Anna Raye - Will you love my child (BBE)
Peoples Choice - Do it any way you wanna (Philiadelphia)
Donny Hathaway - The Ghetto (Atlantic)
Marvin Gaye - Inner City Blues (Makes me wanna holler) (Motown)
Esther Phillips - Home is where the hatred is (Soul Brother)
Average White Band - Person to person (Atlantic)
Ann Peebles - I'm gonna tear your playhouse down (Cream / Hi Records)
SSO - Faded Lady (White)
James Brown - The Boss (Polydor)
Average White Band - Work to do (Atlantic)
Joe Bataan - Good feeling (Riot!) (Fania)

Authentic Soul Of The Highest - Part 2
Curtis Mayfield - Little child running wild (Curtom)      
Billy Paul - Brown baby (CBS)
William De Vaughan - Be thankful for what you got (Unidisc Music Inc)
Hank Ballard - From the love side (BBE)
Minnie Ripperton - Adventures in paradise (CBS)
Ike & Tina Turner - Bold soul sister (Moorpark music group)
Booker T & the MGs - Melting Pot (BBE)
Chic - I want your love (Atlantic)
BT Express - Do it till your satisfied (Roadshow)
Wally Alley - I need your loving (CDR)
The Chambers Brothers - Uptown (Regal)
Peoples Choice - Jam  Jam Jam (All night long) (Philiadelphia)
Patsy Gallant - It's all come around (Song Recordings Inc / Fatcity)
Marvin Gaye - What's goin on? (Motown)

Thursday, 8 January 2009

Dig Deep Best Of 2008

My 'Best of 2008' show featuring some of my favourite tracks of the year. Plus we explore Q-Tip's Renaissance LP.

Part 1 - Best of 2008
Burial - Etched Headplate (Mutdog Radio Edit) (Hyperdub)
Original Tropicana Steel Band - Calypso Rock (BBE)
Seun Kuti & Fela's Egypt 80 - Fire Dance (Tot Ou Tard)
Mr Scruff Featuring Alice Russell - Music takes me up (Ninja Tuna)
Flying Lotus - Parisian Goldfish (Warp)
Sleep Walker - Brotherhood (Marc Mac remix) (Jazzmin)
Belleruche - Reflection (Trus Me Remix) (Tru Thoughts)
Steel an Skin - Reggae is here once again (Honest Jons)
TM Juke & The Jack Baker Trio - Omak Besar (Tru Thoughts)
Moodymann - Heaven (Mutdog Radio Edit) (Mahogoni)
Moodymann - Hello 2morrow / 4 One Night (Mahogoni)

Part 2 - Exploring the Q Tip - Renaissance LP (Universal Motown)
Q Tip - Gettin' Up
Q Tip - We Fight / We Love Feat Raphael Saadiq (Mutdog Radio Edit) (Universal Motown)
Q Tip - Man woman boogie Feat Amanda Diva (Mutdog Radio Edit) (Universal Motown)
Q Tip - Move (Mutdog Radio Edit) (Universal Motown)
Q Tip - Dance on glass (Mutdog Radio Edit) (Universal Motown)
Q Tip - Believe Feat D'Angelo (Mutdog Radio Edit) (Universal Motown)
Q Tip - Feva (Mutdog Radio Edit) (Universal Motown)

Tangoterge - I Want Your Love (Supreme)
Gay Marvine - Lubricate My Bumper (Secret Fixes)
Willie Colon & Ruben Blades - Plastico (BITA Remix) (Fania)
Simon Baker - Spastik (Playhouse)
Ican - Pa Mi Gente (Planet E)