Thursday, 3 November 2011

Dig Deep with Leeroy 031111

Dig Deep with Leeroy 031111 by digdeepradioshow

This one's for the beat heads, the diggers, the funk lovers, true hip hop fans i.e. anyone that has even bobbed their head to the sound of A Tribe Called Quest, EPMD, Gangstar, DJ Premier, Big Dady Kane, Ultramagnetic MCs, J Dilla, De La Soul, The Pharcyde, Common, Nas, Pete Rock, Slum Village, Public Enemy, Q-Tip..

This week's guest is local producer/dj Leeroy aka Lewah. Buying records since 1988/89, before the early UK dance scene kicked off, Leeroy's passion was proper hip hop.  A regular face on the club scene throughout the 90s whilst continuing to collect old school hip hop, Leeroy spent the mid to late 90s going back to buy the soul and funk tracks that were sampled on his favourite records.

As a producer, Leeroy has been collaborating with long time friend and studio boffin Micky G for many years now, and Leeroy's guitar and turntable skills are a prominent feature of their sound.

Originally putting stuff out as the Reel DJs on Acid Jazz's sub label Athletico.  Tracks from heir 4 track EP were included on the labels Bluenote Club Culture LP and independent breaks compilation (Jumpin & Pumpin).

Quietly working away in the studio with his friends for time, Leeroy also did the cuts on the Cornershop LP back in the day.

More recently the talented Leyland based outfit has been working under the production guise of Dr Freebs,  releasing a range of lounge, downtempo and vocal drum and bass on netaudio label iD.EOLOGY.

Check Dr Freebs output and info here:

With the week's guest, Leeroy, pulling out a raft of choice cuts from his superb collection of dusty grooves, hip hop breaks and jazz funk soul killers, it's gonna be special!

Reuben Bell - Supajock (Fatcity)
Gary Byrd - Soul Travellin (7 inch / Brainfreeze Breaks)
Ramp - Daylight (Harlmess)
Groover Washington - Loran's Dance (Strictly Breaks)
Aretha Franklin - Cry Like A Baby (CBS)
Bar-Kays - Open Your Heart (Harmless)
Gene Harris - The Look Of Slim (Blue Note)
Bob James - Nautilus (Alpha Omega)
Weather Report - Young & Fine (Strictly Breaks)
Gary Bartz - Gentle Smiles (Soul Brother)
Gangstarr - Mass Appeal (Virgin)
Larry Young - Turn Of The Lights)

Finnish Big Band Jazz - Ufology (Jazz Puu)

Leeroy's Selections:
Quincy Jones - Just A Little Taste Of Me
Funk Inc - Priced To Sell
Joe Tex - Papa Was Too
Billy Preston - I Wonder Why
Bobby Christian - Boogaloo
The Main Ingredient - Magic Shoes (Tasteful Soul)

Mini-Mini DJs: Paul Thornton & Leeroy - two tunes each
The Blackbyrds - The Runaway (Harmless) (PT)
Pleasure Web - Music Man (7 inch / Brainfreeze Breaks) (PT)
Detroit Emeralds - Baby let me Take You In My Arms (Westbound) (L)
Robert Parker - I Like What You Doin To Me (Charly R&B) (L)
James Brown - The Boss (Polydor) (PT)
Charles Wright - Express Yourself (Warner) (PT)
Otis Reading - Hard To Handle (The Emortal Atlantic) (L)
5th Dimension - Ticket To Ride (EMI) (L)
Chairman Of The Board - A Little Understanding (EMI) (PT)
Lou Reed - Walk On The Wildside (Strictly Breaks) (PT)

Slum Village - Fall In Love (Remix Instrumental) (Test Press)
David Axelrod - The Fly (Ascension / EMI)

Slum Village - Fall In Love (Remix Instrumental) (Test Press) (PT)
EPMD - It's My Thing (Fresh) (L)
Mos Def - Undeniable (Geffen) (PT)
Derrick Harriott - A Message From A Black Man (Trojan) (PT)
Paul Butterfield - I Don't Want To Go (Searsville) (L)
Ultramagnetic MCs - One To Grown On (Wild Pitch) (L)
Giorgio - Tears (7 inch / Brainfreeze Breaks) (PT)

Live: Thursday 3rd November 201l
Repeated: Sunday 6th November 2011
Preston FM
Listen online here or tune to 103.2fm

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