Thursday, 30 June 2011

Dig Deep: Getting ready for't Beatherder 300611

With 2011's Beatherder Festival almost upon us, Chris Holt (Four Corners) and Paul Thornton (Dig Deep) got together for a 3.5 hour jam, hit Record, and came up with a mix of funk fuelled tunes to play on the shows this week...

There's some serious bass business, and a couple of tongue in cheek moments amongst the tonne of funk, soul, reaggae, latin, hip hop, broken beat and disco that we got through.

You can catch Chris and Paul playing one deck each at the Beatherder Festival in the Trailer Trash lounge on Sunday evening from 6.30pm - 8pm.  Paul is also playing Saturday 4.30pm - 6pm in between Fraser & Annie.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Dig Deep: Beat-Herder Festival Special 160611

Dig Deep Beat-Herder Special with the Trailer Trash crew 160611 by PaulThornton

On this week's show we welcome James Deane, Martin Deane & Kim from Trailer Trash into the studio for what is now our annual chat about the forthcoming Beat-Herder Festival.

With musical vibes aimed at showcasing the varied Trailer Trash sound, an overview of what to expect at this year's festival, and an exclusive 50 minute DJ mix from Kim!

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Dig Deep: Gil Scott-Heron Special

On this week's show we pay tribute to legendary composer, musician, poet and author, Gil Scott-Heron with two full hours of his inspirational music.

Having written his first novel at the age of 19, by the late 1960s and early 70s Gil was a spoken word soul performer, colloboratiing with musician Brian Jackson to fuse jazz, blues and soul with Gil's dynamic vocals and unique proto-rap style.

Gil's lyrical content was often a poignant take on social and political issues of the time - ranging from racism, Nuclear power, substance abuse, over commercialism, slavery, illegal immigration, and oppression.

Between 1972 and 1980 Gil recorded at least 13 studio albums, as well as several live albums, that still sound fresh 30 years later. Considered by many to be an influence in today's music, Gil released his last album, I'm new here, in 2010.

Sadly Gil Scott-Heron died at St. Luke's Hospital, New York City, on 27th May 2011 aged 62 after becoming ill upon returning from a European trip.

So with a heavy heart and a lump in our throat, it is only fitting that we dedicate this week's show to one of soul music's true masters, the grandfather of rap, Gil Scott-Heron RIP.