Damon Albarn’s Congolese Music Project: DRC Music – ‘Kinshasa One Two’ Trailer (Video)

This looks pretty great. Producers involved include Actress, Dan the Automator, Richard Russell, Kwes, and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs. And of course Mr. Albarn himself. Out on Warp Records October 3, 2011. Profits… Continue reading

Dig Deep Tracklisting: Friday Night/Saturday Morning September 3 2011 1am-3am PST on KBCS Bellevue-Seattle 91.3FM & www.kbcs.fm

Getting your Labor Day Weekend started right! Listen again to this show–two hours of the best in new U.K. beats and British club culture sounds–here and download it here. Here’s how we saw… Continue reading

Thundercat – ‘Seasons’

Videos getting expensive. In honor of ex-Suicidal Tendencies bassist and FlyLo friend Thundercat’s album out on Brainfeeder today, the label traveled all the way to outer space and additionally went back in time… Continue reading

Dig Deep Tracklisting: Friday Night/Saturday Morning August 27 2011 1am-3am PST on KBCS Bellevue-Seattle 91.3FM & www.kbcs.fm

It was a great one tonight. Listen again to this show–two hours of the best in new U.K. beats and British club culture sounds–here and download it here. Here’s how we rolled in,… Continue reading

Sola Rosa ft Iva Lamkum – ‘Turn Around’

This is what August 24th, afternoon, warm with overly-appreciated sunshine, in Seattle, sounds like. There is an abundance of good music from New Zealand.

Dig Deep Tracklisting: Friday Night/Saturday Morning August 20 2011 1am-3am PST on KBCS Bellevue-Seattle 91.3FM & www.kbcs.fm

2 hours chock-a-blocko-block of mostly brand new and some brand renewed UK dance music! Click here to listen again and click here to download this show. Here’s how the game was won. Dusky… Continue reading

Joro-Boro & Brilla – Star Wars Dubstep (Imperial Kudurostep)

Big up the Star Wars Imperial-Kuduro-Darthstep (new genre alert!) from Bulgarian-born etnoteck, glitch-folk and post-national bass DJ and promoter Joro-Boro and Brilla. I now know what type of music must reverberate around the… Continue reading

Dig Deep Tracklisting: Friday Night/Saturday Morning August 13 2011 1am-3am PST on KBCS Bellevue-Seattle 91.3FM & www.kbcs.fm

Many thanks to all who tuned in for another two hours of big U.K. beats and Brit electronica this week! Click here to listen again to this episode of Dig Deep and click… Continue reading

Owl Shows Off Head Stability Ain’t Nothing Gonna Phase Him No Way

Love owls. Speaking of owls, this owl is so focused he can move a man’s arms just by swinging his body around while keeping his head perfectly still. Like per-fect-ly still. Owls rule.… Continue reading

Dig Deep Tracklisting: Friday Night/Saturday Morning August 6 2011 1am-3am PST on KBCS Bellevue-Seattle 91.3FM & www.kbcs.fm

Another stellar show of wall-to-wall brand new and brand classic UK beats and basslines! Click here to listen again to the latest episode of the show and click here to download it. Here’s… Continue reading

Katy B – ‘Witches Brew’ (Official Video)

This new vid from Katy B sees her going a bit Gaga, a bit 80s wind-in-your-hair soft-focus pop, and a bit storm-in-a-derelict-office dream sequence. A natural progression. The slow-rollin’ Amen break on the… Continue reading

Dig Deep Tracklisting: Friday Night/Saturday Morning July 30 2011 1am-3am PST on KBCS Bellevue-Seattle 91.3FM & www.kbcs.fm

The best in UK electronica featuring brand new and brand old tracks from across the Atlantic that you need to hear. Click here to listen again to the show. Here’s how it sounded.… Continue reading

Emika – ‘Drop The Other’

Dubsteppy pop (but definitely, definitely not popstep because that is not becoming a thing, okay?) from Germany’s Emika. Almost-frozen, brittle, mumble-sung vocals with gentle but bass-forward beats and a video that can only… Continue reading

Pairs – ‘Yangpu Qu’

Up for hearing some thrashy, don’t-care, garage rock from two guys living in Shanghai that sounds like it was recorded with a plastic microphone that came free in a box of cereal in… Continue reading

Dig Deep Tracklisting: Friday Night/Saturday Morning July 23 2011 1am-3am PST on KBCS Bellevue-Seattle 91.3FM & www.kbcs.fm – Special Mercury Music Prize Shortlist Showcase Show Case!

Special Mercury Music Prize shortlist rundown this week on Seattle’s specialist U.K. electronica show Dig Deep! Here’s how it worked its magic. MERCURY MUSIC PRIZE SHORTLIST All odds to win taken from the… Continue reading

Bjork – ‘Crystalline’ (Official Video Directed by Michel Gondry)

Iceland’s most famous voice returns in all its glacial, harmonic glory with a xylophone-led, stumbling snare-driven track that’s given the Gondry video treatment of child-like stop-motion animation that shows moons and lazers and… Continue reading

Dig Deep Tracklisting: Friday Night/Saturday Morning July 16 2011 1am-3am PST on KBCS Bellevue-Seattle 91.3FM & www.kbcs.fm

Here’s how it spun. Zero dB – ‘The Snare’ Rizzle Kicks – ‘Down With The Trumpets’ (Star Slinger Remix) Kid Gloves – ‘Music Power’ (Original Mix) Dem 2 – ‘Long Shak Dodge’ (Original… Continue reading

Emotional States That I Experienced While Recently Visiting Portland, Oregon for the First Time

1. BBQ Sandwich Disappointment 2. Raw Food Bar Self-Righteousness 3. Voodoo Doughnuts Hysteria 4. Powell’s Bewilderment 5. No-Sales-Tax Euphoria

De La Soul & Teenage Fanclub – ‘Fallin’

The one song from the rock-meets-hip-hop Judgment Night soundtrack that it’s okay to like. Funny how De La and t’Fanclub sound like they just don’t care one bit how this one turns out,… Continue reading

Dig Deep Tracklisting: Friday Night/Saturday Morning July 9 2011 1am-3am PST on KBCS Bellevue-Seattle 91.3FM & www.kbcs.fm

Jungle! We kicked off the show tonight with the massive ‘Close’ by Derby’s Drumsound & Bassline Smith and followed with Bristol’s Loadstar mix of Jess Mills. Our PRODUCER IN THE SPOTLIGHT was grime/house… Continue reading

Nguzunguzu – ‘Discopranca’ (Video)

Love Nguzunguzu! Just when you thought the L.A.-based, M.I.A.-matey, Mad Decent-sanctioned, Chicago footwork/UK bass/general beat insanity duo couldn’t get any cooler, you then find out that their name is inspired by a canoe… Continue reading

Lanu ft Megan Washington – ‘Fall’ (Official Video)

More bran’ nu from the Tru Thoughts camp with Lanu; the New Zealand-born, Melbourne, Australia-based lead guitarist and brains behind funk outfit the Bamboos. Rain? Evergreen trees? Mountains and lakes? Girls with glasses?… Continue reading

The Stepkids – ‘Wonderfox’ (Official Video)

Bran’ nu from the Stepkids! Love the Umi Says drums, sketched soul harmonies, and 60s throwback sonic psychedelia. ‘Wonderfox’ is taken from their debut, self-titled album available September 27 on Stones Throw. I… Continue reading

The Koxx – ‘Paris’ (Friendly Fires Cover) (Video)

Quite, quite brilliant. If you’re a Korean lounge act and you want to cover the Friendlies’ ‘Paris’, then you clearly need a bow-tie with your polo shirt, a keyboard riff that would sit… Continue reading

Dig Deep Tracklisting: Friday Night/Saturday Morning July 2 2011 1am-3am PST on KBCS Bellevue-Seattle 91.3FM & www.kbcs.fm

Happy Fourth of July weekend! New UK music tonight from Bristol’s Bryn Thomas, Hammersmith, West London’s Silkie, Oxford’s Radiohead, Birmingham’s Emalkay, and Brighton’s Ed Solo. Our PRODUCER IN THE SPOTLIGHT was London duo… Continue reading

Stereo MCs – ‘Boy’ (Official Video)

Been a while since we’ve heard anything from the Stereo MCs, and most of us are just getting this song of theirs out of our heads for the first time in 19 years.… Continue reading

Dig Deep Tracklisting: Friday Night/Saturday Morning June 25 2011 1am-3am PST on KBCS Bellevue-Seattle 91.3FM & www.kbcs.fm

Brand new music played tonight from Dem 2, Drums of Death, Lapalux, Jamie Grind, Debukas, Emalkay, Colo, Gold Panda, and the cat in the hat himself: Jamiroquai. Plus Caspa weighed in with new… Continue reading

Frank Turner – ‘Photosynthesis’ & ‘The Road’ (Official Video)

Not going to Glastonbury Festival this weekend, partly because I don’t have a ticket and partly because I live over 4,550 miles away. But if I was going and I was driving down… Continue reading

Song from Shabazz Palaces’ New Album Black Up or William Wordsworth Poem?

1. “A Whirl-Blast from Behind the Hill” 2. “Recollections of the Wraith” 3. “An Echo From The Hosts That Profess Infinitum” 4. “Calm is all Nature as a Resting Wheel” 5. “The World… Continue reading

Dig Deep Tracklisting: Friday Night/Saturday Morning June 18 2011 1am-3am PST on KBCS Bellevue-Seattle 91.3FM & www.kbcs.fm

Another week, another show done! Brand new music from London’s Sinden remixing P Diddy, Aberdeen’s Offshore remixing Wiley, London’s Zombie Disco Squad remixing Style of Eye, and JD Twitch from Glasgow’s Optimo collective… Continue reading

Africa Hitech – ‘Out in the Streets’ (Video)

Africa Hitech aka Mark Pritchard and Steve Spacek recently delivered 93 Million Miles – a ‘2Future4U’ album from the duo that’s yet again chock-full of production that’s a few light years ahead of… Continue reading

Kilian Martin Skateboarding in Barcelona (Soundtrack: Tranqill – ‘Payroll’ [Paul White’s Clean Dub])

Man alive, Kilian Martin is good at skateboarding! Some proper Bruce Lee moves here.

Dig Deep Tracklisting: Friday Night/Saturday Morning June 11 2011 1am-3am PST on KBCS Bellevue-Seattle 91.3FM & www.kbcs.fm

Nothing but strickly big tunes and strickly UK business tonight on Dig Deep. Brand new tracks from Jamie xx, Africa HiTech, S-Type, Kavsrave, Subscape, Photek, Jas Shaw from Simian Mobile Disco, and Disclosure.… Continue reading

Macklemore – ‘My Oh My’ (Official Video)

I’ve only lived in Seattle for a year, I’ve only seen two baseball games in my life, I’d probably need directions to Safeco Field, and I’d probably need to check what an RBI… Continue reading

4hero – ‘9 by 9’

My favorite 4hero song. And there are many. Chunky upfront drums, plucked double bass textures, swirling strings, and lyrics that I’ve yet to completely understand. Beautiful. Did not expect Dego to be a… Continue reading

Dig Deep Tracklisting: Friday Night/Saturday Morning June 4 2011 1am-3am PST on KBCS Bellevue-Seattle 91.3FM & www.kbcs.fm

Brand new music tonight that repped the UK hard from Dels, Tessela, Blood Orange, StopMakingMe, Dam Mantle, MNEK, Fantastic Mr Fox, Two Door Cinema Club, Vessel & El Kid, Holy Other, and TEETH!!!… Continue reading

What an Astronaut Sees from Space (Video)

  The best way to watch this is to load it into your personal cinema multiplex and have it playing on 15 giant screens at once while you mute the sound and your… Continue reading

Boom Clap Bachelors – ‘Falder Ind Og Falder Ud’, ‘Combiner’, and ‘Tiden Flyver (Live Acoustic Version)’

From Copenhagen, Denmark. Boom Clap Bachelors are a collective of musicians that include producer Ronni Vindahl, singer Coco Maja Hastrup Karshøj and producer Robin Hannibal (the last two also do their own thing… Continue reading

SMOD – ‘Ca Chante’ (Official Video)

Loving some Malian folk hop for a Thursday night! Cool fact! SMOD’s frontman Sam (guy with the guitar) is none other than the son of Mali’s premier musical couple Amadou and Mariam! Another… Continue reading

Dig Deep Tracklisting: Friday Night/Saturday Morning May 28 2011 1am-3am PST on KBCS Bellevue-Seattle 91.3FM & www.kbcs.fm

Another big UK beats and bass music show to start Memorial Day Weekend right! No doubt we deep dug. The Beatles and the Chems set things off with their two remarkably similar songs… Continue reading

Dananananaykroyd – ‘Black Wax’ & Dolby Anol – ‘Puppies’

As if it wasn’t enough to get all sweaty shouty and rock out with your mates while trapped in a glitter maelstrom (vocab), the Glasgow band then went and called themselves Dananananaykroyd (gets… Continue reading

Cornershop – ‘Non-Stop Radio’ (Official Video)

Cornershop come back strong with a lo-wave Frenchified simple disco edit as part of frontman Tjinder’s Singhles Club (genius) that boasts a video of stop-motion bat flurries, sting rays that look like burger… Continue reading

Dig Deep Tracklisting: Friday Night/Saturday Morning May 21 2011 1am-3am PST on KBCS Bellevue-Seattle 91.3FM & www.kbcs.fm

With temperatures hitting 70 degrees this week in Seattle for the first time this year, we had to break out the shorts, dust off the flip-flops, and usher in summer proper by spinning… Continue reading

Roni Size/Reprazent – ‘Watching Windows’ (Roni Size Meets Nuyorican Soul)

One of my all-time favorite remixes and remixers. Reprazent’s drum ‘n’ bass track ‘Watching Windows’ gets a spacey and echoey Latin update from Lil Louis and Kenny Dope aka Nuyorican Soul. The real… Continue reading

Dig Deep Tracklisting: Friday Night/Saturday Morning May 14 2011 1am-3am PST on KBCS Bellevue-Seattle 91.3FM & www.kbcs.fm

Dig Deep brought the heat last night kicking things off with London’s Rinse FM Heatwave Crew rejigging ‘Rolling In The Deep’. We got our funky d’n’b stylings on with Prisoners of Technology remixing… Continue reading

Korean Garage Rock with Galaxy Express – ‘Jungle the Black’ (Official Video)

Fresh from tearing SXSW to shreds (and then shredding the shreds) back in March, the Korean garage rockers Galaxy Express mean business with their riotous and hyper-energetic track ‘Jungle the Black’. On hearing… Continue reading

Dig Deep Tracklisting: Friday Night/Saturday Morning May 7 2011 1am-3am PST on KBCS Bellevue-Seattle 91.3FM & www.kbcs.fm

What a monster show! Brand new UK beats from SBTRKT, Disclosure, Blood Orange, Vessel, Adam Freeland, and Ursa Major! And none of those names were made up! Plus our PRODUCER IN THE SPOTLIGHT… Continue reading

Friendly Fires – ‘Live Those Days Tonight’

The FFs have come back strong. Check out their brilliant new track ‘Live Those Days Tonight’ below – the cover art for which features a raving parakeet reaching for the lasers. See Friendly… Continue reading

Dig Deep Tracklisting: Friday Night/Saturday Morning April 30 2011 1am-3am PST on KBCS Bellevue-Seattle 91.3FM & www.kbcs.fm

Yes yes oh yay. Last FriSatday’s nightmorning’s show was a greatun. Photek was our PRODUCER IN THE SPOTLIGHT, Bristol beatheads Swarms provided our NIGHT DRIVE TUNE, and Lamb’s sublime Claude Debussy-sampling ‘Angelica’ soundtracked… Continue reading

Blind Melon – ‘Three Is a Magic Number’ (Video)

I’ve never had to concentrate so much on getting the lyrics right for a song before. 3 x 9? Really? You want the answer before the next chord change? Good job I’ve got… Continue reading