Thursday, 6 February 2014

Dig Deep with Simba (Stripped & Chewed / Home Taping) #2

On this month's show we are pleased as punch to welcome back local DJ and Producer Simba aka Chris Grant to the Dig Deep decks.

Simba grew up listening to soul funk boogie and disco records on his dad's record player and you can really hear that deep soulful vibe in both his DJ sets and his productions.

As a DJ Simba has been doing it for years.  A master of many styles, when he gets on a deep one his sets could be mistaken for something Theo Parrish, Andres, Mark E of The Revenge might put together.  Simba is currently involved in the FAM (Fashion Art Music) club night that takes place at Glovers Bar in Preston. And he is connected with the For No Reason crew.

As happens with many a natural DJ, his love of the music led him into production and he has been busy working away in the studio for a few years now.

Simba's Three Kays track got a lot of love from me in 2013. So much so it kicked off my End Of Year Run Down vinyl chart landing at number 30.  Released just under a year ago on the Chicago based Stripped & Chewed label, this 12" was an early sign of what is to come.

Simba's ace Phase One Seq is due out very soon on the consistently strong Home Taping label.  The 12" comes with a remix from The Black Madonna.

Simba's mix is an excerpt from his recent FAM Promo Mix that is still up for download on Soundcloud.

PT has a tight selection of brazilian jazzfunk disco house afro and techno lined up for the 1st hour.

Azymuth - O Lance (Far Out)
Billy Cobham - Stratus (Atlantic)
Riot Jazz Brass Band - Girls From Petrcane (Freestyle)
The Warriors - Sore Lip (Z Records)
Moodymann - Come 2 Me (KDJ)
Mannmademusic - Easy Lover (Lumberjacks in Hell)
Rahaan & Sean Sounds - Flip Side (Lumberjacks in Hell)
Rahaan Sean Sounds - War I Declare (Lumberjacks in Hell)
Auntie Flo - Lumbalu (White)
Theo Parrish - 71st & Exchange Used To Be... (The Trilogy Tapes)

Mini-Mix DJ: Simba (Stripped & Chewed / Home Taping Is Killing Music)
Peter Brown- Burning Love Breakdown (TK)
Larse- Hot (Dikso)
Ugly Drums + Chesney- Soul To Keep (Kolour)
Theo Parrish- Twin Cities (Robsoul)
Creative Swing Alliance- In Love (City Fly Records)
Dave Aju-Listen Your Heartbeat (Accidental)
Ugly Drums ft Lady Blacktronika- The Day I Should Have Died (Quintessentials)
Moomin- You Neva Know (Closer)
Slave- Just A Touch Of Love (Atlantic)
Morrissey Mullen- Come And Get Me (Beggars Banquet)
Harry Baldi- Tonight Tommorrow (WPBH Holland)
The Popular People's Front- Might Even Dance (Disco Deviance)
Drop Out Orchestra- The Blue Train (Dicky Trisco Mix) (File Under Disco) w/ Fantastic Plastic Machine- Love is Fantastic (Acapella)

Listen to the mix in full:

Live Broadcast: Thursday 6th February 2014 8-10pm
Repeated: Sunday 9th February 2014 5-7pm

1st Thursday of the month
Part of the #boogiedownthursdays series
Preston FM

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