Over the years, whilst doing the Dig Deep Radio Show, I have been lucky enough to feature some fantastic and often exclusive mini-mixes from some of the world's most respected DJs and selectors.
Presenting 3 hours a month of radio is great fun, but sometimes you just want the music straight up. That's where the new Dig Deep Mix Series comes in - pure undiluted music from a different guest DJ each time. For DDMS#3 it's my pleasure to welcome SNO to the Dig Deep family.
SNO aka Selina Nongaliphe Oliphant grew up in the township of Bophelong in the Vaal, South Africa. SNO's uncle was the finest collector of Jazz, Soul, Funk, Afrobeat and Disco. "He suffocated me with tune after tune for years. When he sold his collection, I felt loss that I still haven’t felt to date."
A well known head on the music scene for years, once SNO managed to get a proper turntable at home in 2015, she started collecting the very records her uncle sold, and more, as she has never stopped learning about music.
SNO's presence on the Manchester DJ scene has been sudden and explosive. This is due in no small part to the diversity and depth of her record bag. Not one to be pinned to a genre, her love of hip hop and bass styles frequently co-exist amongst the finest Afrobeat, Jazz and rare groove selections.
Her first guest mix for the Groovement podcast series quickly established her as a DJ to watch. SNO's genre straddling style has already won her sets in Cape Town South Africa, at the Maseru Summer Shake Down 2015 in Lesotho, and some of the best nights in Manchester - including the Soup Kitchen, Roots Before Branches, Better Days, the Disco Mums, and Hidden where she warmed at the Banana Hill night in the same room as Giles Peterson and Earl Zinger.
She is also the new resident at Idle Moments in Manchester and has a monthly show on ReformRadio.co.uk called Dip It Low with SNO.
Other mixes, all vinyl:
Twitter : @DipItLowSNO
Facebook : Nongi Oliphant
The Dig Deep Mix Series is brought to you in association with: www.digdeeprecords.co.uk