Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Dig Deep with Mikey D.O.N #4 311013


On this weeks show Mikey D.O.N. returns for his 4th appearance on the show. Mikey needs little or no introduction around these parts. To say he is a respected music head that knows a thing or two about records is an understatement.

Mikey's passion for a good tune has rained through in bucket loads every time he has been on the show and afterwards when the faders are down we often chat for a good while longer about music.

From his own club nights at Night Of The Living Dread at Band On The Wall and AWAG at Mooch, Mikey has never forgotten his hip hop roots.  Unbelievably he has never owned a pair of turntables, but when he gets behind the decks he knows how to own the crowd; be that playing reggae and dancehall, funk and soul, breaks and boogie, house and techno or 2 step and jungle.

On this week's show we are going two for two before and after Mikey's mini-mix at 9pm. We might even break out into one of his infamous soundclashes, but based on last times clash outcome I'm going into that one as the student...

Mikey D.O.N #3 is still up on Soundcloud for a limited time only.

Live Broadcast: Thursday 31th October 2013 8-10pm
Repeated: Sunday 3rd November 5-7pm

Listen online via Tune In Radio or tune to 103.2fm

Friday, 18 October 2013

Dig Deep on Cowbell Radio #6 with Danielle Moore (Crazy P)


On October's show on Cowbell Radio I'm truly honoured to Dig Deep with the UK's first lady of disco come house Danielle Moore from Crazy P.

As well as being a fantastic vocalist in a great band from Manchester that's been doing it for years, she is one hell of a DJ!! 

A regular face on the scene, Danielle needs little introduction and throughout her career she has played at clubs and festivals all over the world.

Crazy P are due to release MTS Volume 2 on Future Boogie records on October 28th. Pre-order now from Piccadilly Records.

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Dig Deep with the Boogizm crew #4 171013




On this Thursday's Dig Deep on Preston FM I am excited to be joined by special guests Tom Boogizm and Chris Feinmann, and Papa Stan from Mooch.

Stan is leading the charge in Preston against the anti-underground and gives us an overview of what is and has been happening in the city's newest music venue.

It's Tom's 4th appearance on the show. If you caught any of the previous shows with the Boogizm crew you will know that Tom has a huge love of music which includes everything from jazz to 2 step, afro to boogie, hip hop to beatdown house music, dub to latin and most things in between. He has an awesome record collection, knows how to put them together, was at the front of the queue when they were giving out character and then sneaked back in for 2nds.

Tom is one of the ring leaders at the North West UK's up and coming underground club night, Boogizm, and recently supported Owiny Sigoma Band when they played in Manchester.

In contrast, it's Chris's 1st visit to the show.  As well as being heavily involved in Boogizm with Tom, Chris is resident at Manchester club night Development alongside Mike O'Mara and Tom Lynch aka Tomson.

The list of excellent and big guests that the Development the lads had on over the years is quite long but it includes Rahaan, DJ Spinna, Dixon, Metro Area and 6th Borough Project.  The Development Music record label that ran alongside the night kept the pedigree benchmark high on their releases.

Saturday, 12 October 2013

Dig Deep Recommends: Pete Hebert & Dicky Trisco - Disco Brothers (Disco Deviance)


For their 30th release Disco Deviance are back with another essential 12" from Pete Herbert and Dicky Trisco.

For me it's all about the B side track 'Disco Brothers' which stretches out one of my all time favourte boogie/disco basslines into a chugging groove to die for. Treating the original track ‘Under The Skin' by The Brothers with total respect.

In The Disco Last Night on the A Side is the the kind of loopy builder that our man Watson is getting a reputation for delivering. I've not managed to spot the original track yet. It's a female vocalist with the lyrics "I went dancing at the disco last night, I saw this guy, i think i saw the light". 15 Trainspotting points if you can name it.

Currently available at Juno Records and all decent record shops.



Friday, 11 October 2013

Dig Deep Recommends: Alexander Robotnik vs JAN - Problemes D'Amour (NDATL Muzik)


This Special Edition one sided 12" was released at the Deep Detroit DEMF after party on 29th May 2011 at 1515 Broadway to celebrate the official release of Part 3 in the Music Institute 20th anniversary series.

Limited to 300 vinyl pressings, this multi-coloured marble effect vinyl 12" (mine is purple) features an exclusive JAN retouch/KZR re-edit that is a must have for lovers of deep pulsing house music.

At 8:03 the JAN retouch is nearly twice as long as the 4:40 Kenny Dixon Jr mix that came out as Part 3 of  3 of the Music Institute 20th Anniversary Series.

Aside from the length, the differences between the two versions are quite subtle. The JAN retouch/KZR edit seems to stretch out and strip things back to the groove a bit.  There's more use of that tremendous bassline, less of the guitar and some extra work on the drums. All of which make this mix that bit more club focused and my favourite version of the two.

Currently available again at Juno Records as part of the wave of NDATL 12"s that have come to the surface over the last couple of months.

Monday, 7 October 2013

Cream Of The Crop - October 2013 Chart


After hours of digging I have a brand new chart this month full of new and future releases from Theo Parrish, Medlar, Local Talk Records, Disco Deviance, Mukatsuku Records, Grimy Edits, Max Graef, Marcel Vogel, Rahaan, and Boogie Nite to name just a few...

Single Of The Month goes to Mala who have enlisted Theo Parrish to remix their uber-deep afro flavoured 'Como Como' 12" on Brownswood.

Meanwhile Album Of The Month goes to Medlar for the twisted jazz laiden house LP called 'Sleep' due out soon on Wolf Music.

http://www.juno.co.uk/charts/dj/536543-Paul_thornton_itch_dig_deep/640370-Chart/

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Dig Deep with Mikey D.O.N #3 031013




On tonight's Dig Deep we are honoured to welcome Mikey D.O.N. into the studio for the 3rd time.

Fresh from his recent sets in Preston at Mooch events Viva Vinyl and the launch of his own Anything With A Groove night, you can expect a freestyle mash up of hip hop, funk, soul, boogie, disco, house, techno, broken beat, reggae and everything in between as we dig in the crates of all that is good.

 For those not aware of Mikey's pedigree, check the write up for his first visit here.  Don't miss this rare treat of Mikey in the mix from the comfort of your home. This one's gonna be MAAAAD.