The Dan Digs Show 032: New Jordan Rakei, Tokimonsta, Flume, The Social Experiment, Made in Heights – Special Guest: KCRW DJ Aaron Byrd

 

Show number 32!

 

As always, the latest and greatest in leftfield beats and electronic soul, plus interviews with my favorite music aficionados, for your listening pleasure every Sunday night on Dash 1 at DashRadio.com.

 

This week we welcomed KCRW DJ Aaron Byrd to the studio to take us through the #SixSongScenario, where artists and DJs tell the story behind their favorite tracks and explain what these songs mean to them.

 

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We talked about traveling to Italy, how the late nineties produced some of the most inventive, forward-thinking hip-hop, songs made with cricket chirps, and how the best music sounds weird.

 

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Here’s how we rounded out the end of May.

 

0:01 Charm Taylor – “Green Acres”
0:04 Jesse Boykins III – “The Wonder Years”
0:08 Persian Empire – “DONC”
0:10 Jordan Rakei x Kiran Kai – “Maya”
0:12 Freddie Joachim – “May”
0:14 Oh Wonder – “Lose It” (Jerry Folk Remix)
0:17 I’lls – “Let Me Have Just One”
0:20 Flume ft Andrew Wyatt from Miike Snow – “Some Minds”
0:23 Lanks – “Settle Down”
0:26 Le Knight Club (Éric Chedeville & Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo from Daft Punk) – “The Fight”
0:28 Waveless ft Mothica – “Numb”
0:31 Analog (Preach Jacobs & Dose) – “Baptized”
0:34 The Know (Fatnice & Kush Shalimar) – “Ice Cold”
0:36 Joris Voorn – “Dust” (Nightmares on Wax Mix)
0:39 Dan Digs – “Bleepa”
0:41 Gensu Dean – “02”
0:44 IGB0 – “Gimmie Gimmie”
0:47 Neon Indian – “Annie”
0:51 Gavin Turek – “Frontline” (TOKiMONSTA Remix)

 

 

THE #SIXSONGSCENARIO WITH KCRW DJ AARON BYRD LIVE IN STUDIO

 

1. SONG THAT MADE YOU WANT TO BE A DJ

Aaron apparently got the call from Garth Trinidad to be a DJ three hours after starting as a volunteer at KCRW, so there’s no one particular song! 

 

2. SONG WITH THE BEST BEAT

The Notorious B.I.G. – “Unbelievable” (Produced by DJ Premier)

 

3. SONG THAT REMINDS YOU OF YOUR FAVORITE PLACE ON EARTH

Kruder & Dorfmeister – “Definition”

 

4. SONG THAT WAS WRITTEN BY AN UNDERRATED MUSICAL GENIUS

Missy Elliott (writer of Aaliyah & Timbaland’s “One In a Million”)

 

5. SONG THAT HAS THE BEST USE OF A SAMPLE

Seals & Crofts – “Sweet Green Fields”
Busta Rhymes – “Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See”

 

6. SONG THAT CAPTURES THE SOUND OF 2015

Hiatus Kaiyote – “Shaolin Monk Motherfunk”

 

 

1:52 Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment – “Go”
1:56 Trippy Turtle ft Chance the Rapper – “A Good Ass Turtle”
1:58 Made In Heights – “Pop It In 2”

 

 

 

 

 

Catch you this Sunday 7pm live on Dash 1 as we dig into more of the best new beats, bass, hip-hop, house, and electronic soul!

 

 

 

 

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