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

La Funk Mob, Mos Def, Pharoahe Monch, Ikebe Shakedown, Mark de Clive-Lowe, Emily King, and Wayne Wonder all in the mix tonight! Here’s how it got stone cold. Wayne Shorter – “Oriental Folk… Continue reading

“The Beauty of a Second” Short Film Contest – (Video)

Inspiration information. From Montblanc’s and Wim Wenders’ “The Beauty of a Second” Short Film Contest. Which I suppose is about the beauty of films that are one second long, and not celebrating the… Continue reading

James Blake – “Curbside”

  James Blake’s latest effort saunters out of the gate with a strong snare and a nagging trumpet, perhaps to distance himself from the embrace from the charts he’s currently experiencing and keep… Continue reading

Michael Kiwanuka – “Tell Me a Tale” (Official Video)

In other news, this guy sounds like Otis had he grown up in North London. Also, he’s incredible. Hold tight the dusty retro, 70s guitar strum, flute business, lazy horn, soul revival!

Bad Bad Not Good – “Electric Relaxation” (A Tribe Called Quest Cover) (Video) (Free Album Download)

You know when you’re compiling an end-of-year Top 10 album list and then you wander over to a Bandcamp site on a whim and all of a sudden you hear your new favorite… Continue reading

Dig Deep Tracklisting: Friday Night/Saturday Morning November 26 2011 1am-3am PST on KBCS Bellevue-Seattle 91.3FM & www.kbcs.fm

Big thanks to all for tuning in! Soulful d’n’b remixes, hip hop and house featured heavily this week. Here’s how it worked out. Death Cab for Cutie – “Brothers on a Hotel Bed”… Continue reading

Fela Soul – “Breakadawn” (Video & Free Download)

I am greatly enjoying this song from Gummy Soul‘s Amerigo Gazaway. It fuses De La’s “Breakadawn” with Fela’s “Water No Get Enemy” as heard on Amerigo’s freely downloadable Fela Soul mashtape. Cool vid… Continue reading

Dig Deep Tracklisting: Friday Night/Saturday Morning November 19 2011 1am-3am PST on KBCS Bellevue-Seattle 91.3FM & www.kbcs.fm

Listen again to last night’s Dig Deep radio session with an exclusive Winter 2011 Future Chill Mix here and download it here. Here’s how it was thankful. Roots Manuva – “Here We Go… Continue reading

How to Feel Miserable as an Artist

Nostalgia 77 ft Josa Peit – “Sleepwalker” (Official Video)

What Portishead might sound like had they come from somewhere marginally less rainy. Only marginally though.

Dig Deep Tracklisting: Friday Night/Saturday Morning November 12 2011 1am-3am PST on KBCS Bellevue-Seattle 91.3FM & www.kbcs.fm

Friday’s Dig Deep radio session hear-again here. Download here. Done et done. (Oh and by the way, the above pic is now the world’s most expensive photograph. It sold at Christie’s three days… Continue reading

Friendly Fires – “Hurting” (Official Video)

It’s all business as usual for Friendly Fires’ singer Ed “Slinky Hips” Macfarlane until 1min 24sec when the label realized they had 12 times the amount of cash they thought they had to… Continue reading

Anarchy in the U.K.

Danger.

Dig Deep Tracklisting: Friday Night/Saturday Morning November 5 2011 1am-3am PST on KBCS Bellevue-Seattle 91.3FM & www.kbcs.fm

Click here to listen again to Friday’s Dig Deep radio session and click here to download it as a podcast. Here’s how we did it right. Nadastrom vs Heartbreak – “Church” Steve Spacek… Continue reading

Ethiopian 80s Synth-Pop by Tigist Mekonnen – “Atselechegnim” (Video)

Featuring the fantastic “habesha” artist Nini. I love everything about this. Ethiopian synth-pop is HEAVY! Next flight to Addis, please.

Madvillian – “Papermill” & Manfred Krug – “Morgen”

Hands down my favorite Madvillian cut right here. Doom and Madlib collab for a one minute and forty five second blast with Doom off-cuffing a don’t-care freestyle about “free beer” and “never forgetting… Continue reading

Dig Deep Tracklisting: Friday Night/Saturday Morning October 29 2011 1am-3am PST on KBCS Bellevue-Seattle 91.3FM & www.kbcs.fm

Click here to listen to tonight’s Dig Deep radio show again and click here to download it as a podcast. Never has so much fun been so straightforward! New music in the mix… Continue reading

Goldie – “You & Me”

Every year when the weather gets cold and invigorating, and the skies get blue and limitless, I always reach for Goldie’s first album “Timeless.”       Still one of the most important… Continue reading

Dig Deep Tracklisting: Friday Night/Saturday Morning October 22 2011 1am-3am PST on KBCS Bellevue-Seattle 91.3FM & www.kbcs.fm

Great, wonderful, and generally fantastic times earlier on tonight’s Dig Deep radio show! We cooked up a late-night mixtape of all that’s good in beats, bass, and electronic jams right now and before… Continue reading

How Dubstep Began

This is actually true. The other photo of how dubstep began that features a cracked-out walrus playing a didgeridoo while randomly revving a chainsaw is out there somewhere.

Dig Deep Tracklisting: Friday Night/Saturday Morning October 15 2011 1am-3am PST on KBCS Bellevue-Seattle 91.3FM & www.kbcs.fm

What a magnificent show! Beat weirdness from Spokane, WA’s James Pants, superb future soul from Jai Paul, brand new Geeneus and Ms Dynamite carnival vibes business, and Netsky’s d’n’b remix of Plan B’s… Continue reading

Remarc – “R.I.P.” (Philip D Kick’s Footwork Jungle Edit)

Footwork jungle is the new jungle footwork! Love this remix. Check out more from Om Unit aka Philip D Kick at his Soundcloud page.

Oddisee – “For Certain” – Live from Brussels (Official Video)

Two minutes of Autumnal head-noddage. For certain.

Dig Deep Tracklisting: Friday Night/Saturday Morning October 8 2011 1am-3am PST on KBCS Bellevue-Seattle 91.3FM & www.kbcs.fm

Big show tonight! Brand new music from Efya, Dub Gabriel, Mosca, Primary 1, and Kendrick Lamar. Plus we got in the mix with a special time-themed song showcase and got housey at the… Continue reading

The Stepkids – “Legend In My Own Mind” (Official Video)

“Hey, you like hip-hop?” “I like the hip-hop.”

Mo Kolours – “Biddies” (Official Video)

I think that week-old pizza that I found under the bed (and then ate) gave me hallucinations. Biddies.

Vince’s Genius Mirror Ball Suit on the BBC’s Mighty Boosh (Video)

Howard and Vince really should be the headliners of next year’s Decibel Festival here in Seattle. Bollo the gorilla should DJ too.

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

Another big show! Brand new tunes from Roots Manuva, A Trak, George Lenton, Lee Bannon, Sepalcure, and Seattle’s very own Ill Cosby for our city’s Decibel Festival weekend. A great time at the… Continue reading

Blackalicious – “Alphabet Aerobics” (Video)

Attention DJs: the age-old classick way to transition from hip hop to house in your set is to simply play this one. Blackalicious play live at City Arts Festival in Seattle on October… Continue reading

Dig Deep Tracklisting: Friday Night/Saturday Morning September 24 2011 1am-3am PST on KBCS Bellevue-Seattle 91.3FM & www.kbcs.fm

Hello friends. Bit of a tweak to Dig Deep this week: we’ve decided to drop the “U.K.-only” music tag for Dig Deep and instead welcome music from all over the galaxy to the… Continue reading

Chinese 7UP Time Travel Commercial aka Best Commercial Ever

Gotta kidding me!

Toro Y Moi – “Still Sound” (Official Video)

The Chaz Bundick (new favorite name) aka Toro Y Moi is an amazing musician with the unique eyewear and the great dance moves.   See the Chaz playing live with the New Zillund-via-Portlund’s… Continue reading

Dig Deep Tracklisting: Friday Night/Saturday Morning September 17 2011 1am-3am PST on KBCS Bellevue-Seattle 91.3FM & www.kbcs.fm

We got a lil bit laidback tonight as we spun our Autumn Mix: a fine, red-leaved, chill-in-the-air, pathos-driven, seasonal selection of brand new tunes and classics from the vaults. Then we got all… Continue reading

Not Sure Man, Think He’s Excited Though

Totally tubular. Need to go surfing.

Dig Deep Tracklisting: Friday Night/Saturday Morning September 10 2011 1am-3am PST on KBCS Bellevue-Seattle 91.3FM & www.kbcs.fm

Another show jam-packed of new tunes from across the Atlantic and classic U.K. dance tracks from back in the day, eight hours ahead, as Seattle finally moves into summer proper and we get… Continue reading

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