The Dan Digs Show 023: New Jamie xx, Hudson Mohawke, Ady Suleiman, Haelos, 20syl – Special Guest: J. Rocc

 

Show number 23!

 

As always, the latest in my favorite new leftfield beats and electronic soul, plus interviews with my favorite artists, for your listening pleasure every Sunday night on Dash One at DashRadio.com.

 

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This week we welcomed legendary DJ and founder of the Beat Junkies J. Rocc to the studio to take us through the #SixSongScenario, where artists, DJs, and music aficionados tell the story behind their favorite tracks and explain what these songs mean to them.

 

We talked about finding weird Russian new wave while digging the crates in northern Europe, hearing Dr. Dre spin on seminal LA hip-hop station KDAY back in 1985, how Prince always had the illest beats, flipping a sample until it’s unrecognizable, Pete Rock sending him beat recordings at seven in the morning, and the life and times of J Dilla.

 

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Here’s how we rocked the beat.

 

0:01 Ady Suleiman – “So Lost”
0:07 Haelos – “Earth Not Above”
0:10 Flako ft Dirg Gerner – “With Me Now”
0:14 Bomani ft. Lilturtleshawty – “Miss Me” (Tinashe Sample)
0:16 Jamie xx ft Romy from the xx – “Loud Places”
0:19 Jamie xx – “Gosh”
0:25 Dizz1 ft Frank Nitt – “Get Em Up” (Danny Breaks Remix)
0:28 Hudson Mohawke ft Irfane – “Very First Breath”
0:32 Vanilla – “Footsteps”
0:35 Yesterdays New Quintet – “I Am Singing” (Stevie Wonder Reinterpretation)
0:38 Roots Manuva – “Facety 2:11” (Produced by Four Tet)
0:40 80’s Babies – “I Digress” (Produced by Tall Black Guy)
0:42 Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “Multi-Love” (20syl Remix)
0:45 Moar x Sarsha Simone – “Gonna Do Me” (20syl Remix)
0:47 Leks Rivers – “Nubian” (Produced by False Ego) (Samples Janet Jackson’s “Curtains”)
0:49 Sea Moya – “Do Things”

 

 

THE #SIXSONGSCENARIO WITH J. ROCC LIVE IN STUDIO

 

 

1. SONG THAT FIRST MADE YOU WANT TO BE A DJ

Cassette tape recording of Dr. Dre spinning live on “Traffic Jams” on KDAY in 1985

 

 

2. SONG WITH THE BEST BEAT

J Dilla – “Workinonit”

 

 

3. SONG THAT IS THE WEIRDEST RECORD YOU OWN

(Unknown Russian new wave recording)

 

 

4. SONG WRITTEN BY A MUSICAL GENIUS

Prince – “All the Critics Love You in New York”

 

 

5. SONG WITH THE BEST USE OF A SAMPLE

Madlib – “Ra Ash” (Samples Stereolab’s “The Flower Called Nowhere”)

 

 

6. SONG OF YOUR OWN THAT IS YOUR FAVORITE

Axel F (J.Rocc & MED) ft Jimetta Rose – “Sugar-Coated Waterfalls”

 

 

BONUS TRACK!

(We flip through J.Rocc’s music library and hunt for his rare Beastie Boys “Girls” rap!)

 

 

 

1:59 Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes – “Don’t Leave Me This Way” (Alkalino Edit)

 

 

 

 

 

Catch you this Sunday 7pm live on Dash One as we dig into more of the best new beats, bass, hip-hop, house, and electronic soul, and welcome special guest and Flying Lotus and Bonobo vocalist Andreya Triana to the studio!

 

 

 

 

 

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