Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Dig Deep with Paul Watson (Itch / Wired For Sound) 311012

Fresh from releasing his 2nd vinyl offering, this week we welcome DJ, producer, club promoter and all round taste maker, Paul Watson back into the studio for a catch up on all things music related before he does the mini-mix at 9pm.

Paul's latest release, Watson - To Rack & Ruin Volume 3 on El Diablo Social Club's label, has been getting plays from the likes of Eric Duncan, Chris Duckenfield, PBR Streetgang, Neil Diablo, Crazy P and Cottam, has gained Record of the week at Piccadilly Records and is currently out of stock at Juno Records.

A vinyl only release limited to 300 copies - the A Side features 'Get It On' which is a superb edit of the massive Millie Jackson track which was sampled on Carl Craig's remix of Tom Trago’s - 'Use Me Again' track.  The B Side holds 'Thoughts Of Yesterday', a slo-mo groover that grows on me with each play and is dowsed in the soulful boogie vibes the man has been dropping in his DJ sets for time.

Get It On follows Watson's now sold out debut 12" Ease Along - a brilliantly arranged Cliff Richard picture disc where the world first saw his production talents shine.

As well as being a key player in one of Preston's longest standing club nights, itch, Watson has teamed up with fellow producer Cottam to bring us the 2nd Wired for Sound club night to celebrate the release of Cottam’s 2nd 12” on the Aus music label and Watson’s To Rack & Ruin release.

This week'a show will feature Watson's 8th mini-mix for the show following his last appearance back in February.  Get on it!


Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Dig Deep with Dave D'Master Merritt (No Name) #2 181012

With this month's guest mix, the Dig Deep Chicago Family take a little break from dropping recent house cuts and sure fire disco killers that worked the scene back in the day to bring us a straight up mix of 80's classic House bombs from legendary producer and DJ Dave D'Master Merritt.

Dave has been producing tracks since the late 80s, and his group 'No Name' was at the forefront of house from the off.  If you are not already in the know, a quick gander at the write up for the show back in July 2012 featuring Dave's first mix will give you a crash course in the gems he has worked on to date.

I am particularly honored this time around as Dave has put together this mix exclusively for the Dig Deep Radio Show in the UK.  It's fair to say Dave's 2nd mix for the show isn't one of those tired and tested 'back to the old school' type things, this is a celebration of the early sounds of House that changed the world forever...

Dave has dedicated the mix to the Letsgoback Wayback club night up in Glasgow, and to all the fans that love classic early House Music.

On 13th October Dave Merritt is DJing at The biggest house music concert and dance party Chicago has ever seen - History Of House Music.  The line up features 25 top notch DJs and live acts including Frankie Knuckles, Kenny Jamin Jason, CZR, Fast Eddie, Keith Nunnally aka JM Silk, Mike Dunn and Terry Hunter to name just a few - check the flyer at the top of this post for the full line up.

Trainspotters, tapers, house veterans and disco divas be ready, this show will not be repeated!

Monday, 1 October 2012

Dig Deep with Terry Hunter (T's Box Records) Re-run 041012

Due to popular demand, on this week’s show we are re-running last month's Dig Deep with soulful house legend Terry Hunter!  This is the first time in 6 years that we have repeated a guest mix on another show!!

King of the rotary mixer, Terry's awesome one hour mix is one of the tightest and uplifting DJ sets I've played over the last year or so and it's brimming with the classic soulful house, garage and disco vibes that he is world famous for producing and playing...  As usual the mix is being broadcast exclusively on the Dig Deep Radio Show in the UK.

One of The original windy city House head honchos, Terry has been at the forefront of house music for the past 25 years and has travelled the globe sharing his passion for soulful house music while continuing to produce dance-floor packing hits for his Ts Box record label.

Born in August 1970 on the Southside of Chicago, Terry was introduced to music at a young age - "I really didn't know I could make a living at becoming a DJ at first.  I just thought it would be an expensive hobby because at the time I was a vinyl junkie which was an expensive habit.  My love became so strong for DJing that I spent entire summers in my bedroom & local records stores just hanging around & not playing with my friends.  That’s when a few years later, I knew in my heart this is what I was born to do.”