Wednesday, 31 December 2014

2014 Top 30 Chart


As record sales continued to climb in 2014 there was a plentiful supply of new releases from both the up and coming and the time served dons. Add to that the ever expanding pool of reissues, re-edits and compilations and we had smörgåsbord of wax to go at. These are just some of the tunes that moved me in 2014. Part 2 to follow early 2015.

http://www.juno.co.uk/charts/dj/536543-Paul_Thornton_itch_Dig_Deep/1378715-Chart/

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Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Dig Deep on Cowbell Radio #20 End Of Year Throwdown 2014


It's time for our annual End Of Year Throwdown on Cowbell Radio. Not quite sure where 2014 went but there were some damn fine records released throughout the year!

As record sales continue to climb there have been a plentiful supply of new releases from both the up and coming and the time served dons. Add to that the ever expanding pool of reissues, re-edits and compilations and we have smörgåsbord of wax to go at.

This Saturday I will be running through the Top 30 records I have been playing on the show and at the clubs and festivals over the last year. The 'maybe' pile is currently overflowing with tracks as the final list is starts to take shape.

There have been casualties and I am bound to have missed or forgotten a few but for me these are the ones that make me think '2014'.

Dig Deep On Cowbell Radio
End Of Year Throwdown
Saturday 20th December 2014
7pm-10pm

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Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Dig Deep Recommends: Floor Jammers Vol 2


The excitement for me on this one is the vinyl release of one of the stand out tracks off the Rahaan Edits Volume 1 CD. I first heard Rahaan's take of Mass Production's Cosmic Lust several years ago on his Disco Boogie Women mix and I've been hoping someone would release it on vinyl ever since.

His edit of the jazz funk classic is pure genius, with nips and tucks in all the right places, this is probably my favourite Rahaan edit to date. An absolute bomb.

Andy Ash's Feel Groove is a beat ridden soul take of Teddy Pendergrass that tightens up the beats and adds some extra punch. A quality production from one of Liverpool's finest.

Beaten Space Probe revisit the Millie Jackson's We Got To Hit It Off which has previously been edited by Watson and was sampled on Carl Craig's remix of Tom Trago’s 'Use Me Again'. Their version is a bit of a teaser in the way it climbs then drops.

Out In The Sticks - A&S Dub is probably my 2nd favourite on offer. A fine slice of boogie funk with a liquid bassline and 80s synth action.

I doubt this will be around for long, my advice is to snap it up now.

www.juno.co.uk/products/rahaan-andy-ash-floor-jammers-vol-2/554977-01/






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