The Dan Digs Show 051: New Slum Sociable, SG Lewis, Raury, HWLS, Pell – Special Guests: Dexter Story & Aquilo
Show number 51!
As always, the latest and greatest in leftfield beats and electronic soul, plus interviews with my favorite artists for your listening pleasure every Sunday night on Dash 1 at DashRadio.com.
We never (or almost never!) play the same song twice on this show, so consider it your weekly update of all things new and good in soulful and beat-driven music!
This week we welcomed one of my very favorite musicians, Dexter Story, to the studio!
We talked about traveling to Ethiopia, his illustrious career, digging for records, the majesty of Ethiopian food, and his fantastic new album, Wondem, out October 23 on Soundway.
My favorite song from the album, Lalibela, is a former Track of the Day here at DanDigs.com.
Dexter also spun for us an incredible all-vinyl set heavy with Ethiopian and East African gems.
We also talked with legends Ben and Tom from Lake District, UK duo Aquilo live in studio about getting tattoos after losing a bet, their US tour so far, and playing Glastonbury as their fourth gig ever. They also graced the #DanDigsShow with an amazing brand new and unreleased track, “Never Seen You So Low.”
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Here’s how we “wondem” over… (I am so very sorry.)
0:01 HWLS (Ta-ku & Kit Pop) – “005”
0:04 Louis Mattrs – “Superman”
0:07 James Blake ft Bon Iver – “Sounds of Silence” (Simon & Garfunkel Cover)
0:10 Khruangbin – “Mr. White”
0:13 Dan Digs – “My Name in Lights” (Free download here)
TRACK OF THE WEEK
0:16 Raury ft Big K.R.I.T. – “Forbidden Knowledge”
0:19 Charles Murdoch ft Ta-ku, Wafia & Hak – “Frogs”
0:24 Owiny Sigoma Band – “I Made You, You Made Me”
0:28 Pell – “Queso” (Produced by Dave Sitek)
WORDS & LIVE ALL-VINYL SET IN STUDIO FROM DEXTER STORY
Dexter Story – “Lalibela” ft Yared Teshale
Miriam Makeba – “Pata Pata”
Don Cherry & Ed Blackwell – “Makondi”
Mulatu Astatke – “I Faram Gami I Faram”
Frances Bebey – “Sanza Nocturne”
Orlando Julius – “Osika Ranti”
Hama – “Ataraghine”
Mahmoud Ahmed – “Etu Gela”
S. K. Kakraba – “Benekpongbile”
Hugh Masakela – “Grazing in the Grass”
The Jazz Messengers – “Drum Suite”
Dexter Story – “Xamar”
1:14 Slum Sociable – “Paradigm”
1:23 Tom Misch – “Rainbow”
1:27 Leisure – “Take It To The Top”
1:30 Formation – “All The Rest Is Noise”
WORDS & BRAND NEW UNRELEASED MUSIC FROM AQUILO LIVE IN STUDIO
1:37 Aquilo – “Good Girl”
1:41 Aquilo – “Never Seen You So Low” (Unreleased)
1:49 Golden Rules – “It’s Over”
1:54 SG Lewis – “Shivers” (Honne Remix)
BLAST FROM THE PAST
1:56 Rae & Christian – “Premonition”
1:59 Kacy Hill – “Arm’s Length” (Bohdi Remix)
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, plus we welcome LA duo Phantoms and Auckland, New Zealand’s Leisure to the studio!
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So great having you on the show, man! Fantastic set!