Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Dig Deep with Terry Hunter (T's Box Records) 200912


On this week’s show we are truly honoured to Dig Deep with soulful house legend Terry Hunter!.

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.”

Friday, 14 September 2012

New DJ Chart: Dig Deep in Africa - Ancient to the future #1


New DJ chart packed with afro vibes old and new to celebrate the release of the awesome new Fela box set... to see the chart, click the link below

http://www.juno.co.uk/charts/dj/536543-Paul_Thornton_itch_Dig_Deep/589695-Chart/?ref=mut


Thursday, 13 September 2012

Watson - To Rack & Ruin Volume 3 : Coming Soon...


Early heads up - Watson's new 12" from the El Diablo Social Club's stable is waiting in the wings and it's safe to say it already has it's place ear marked in my Top 3 records and edits of the year.

'Get It On' 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. Watson's edit was road tested to a great reaction by Cottam at the Paper Recordings party in Manchester a few month's back.  Whilst 'Thoughts Of Yesterday' is a slo-mo groover dowsed in the soulful boogie vibes the man has been dropping in his DJ sets for time.

Playlisted on the show back in June of this year, Get It On has been on heavy rotation ever since, and I cannot wait to get my hands on the vinyl...

A limited run of 300 hand stamped, hand sprayed copies will be released on 24th September from some of the decent record stores...

Watson's long sold out debut 12" Ease Along, a Cliff Richard picture disc backed with a Cottam remix, went to Number 1 in Juno's Best Sellers chart in the run up to Christmas 2011 - so be warned, do not sleep on this record!


Watson - To Rack & Ruin Volume 3 (To Rack & Ruin) - released 24.09.12
Buy now at Juno Records or Piccadilly Records

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Dig Deep with Al 'Hot Mix' Holmes 060912


Inspired by last weekend's Vintage Festival as part of Preston Guild, this week PT Digs Deep in the record boxes from 1972 and 1982 before hitting you with a killer electro / electro-funk mix from Chicago based DJ Al 'Hot Mix' Holmes...

Preston Guild only comes around every 20 years so it has been brilliant to see all the people in the city getting down to the various parks to celebrate and listen to some great music whilst checking out vintage art & design, crafts, films, food and drink . Big up to selectors Wayne Hemingway, Colin Curtis, Neil Rushton, Kev Roberts, Ian Dewhirst and Greg Wilson.

Chicago resident Al 'Hot Mix' Holmes has been playng records in the city since 1982. Graduating from Medal High (the school that produced many people that had a big impact on the Chicago house scene including Robert Owens, E-Smoove & Braxton Holmes) Al's influences include Farley 'Jack Master' Funk, Steve 'Silk' Hurley and Frankie Knuckles.

Dowsed with the sound of the early 80's, Al's mix is packed full of electro classics that have inspired a generation and have been a massive influence on dance music's history over the last 20 years. Don't miss this opportunity to hear a Chi-Town stalwart dropping gem after gem of tracks that perfectly captures The sound of the electro movement.