Two hours of the freshest, newest, and most vivacious beats, beats, hip-hop, and future soul, plus the odd hand-brake swerve as we careen through genres and musical boundaries on that late late late… Continue reading
This video for Antwon‘s 2012 summer jam “Living Every Dream” manages to look and sound like a pitch-perfect recreation of everything 1993. I’m off to scour YouTube for taped VHS uploads of… Continue reading
Joining the dots. To get familiar with East London MC and former Roll Deep member Trim, listen to his track “Confidence Boost” as excellently reworked by James Blake under his Harmonimix alias. Here… Continue reading
Always supremely enjoyable DJing the late late late night on KEXP 90.3FM Seattle. Some tracks just make perfect sense at 3:30 in the morning. In these wee small hours is where the best… Continue reading
“Nothing sounds quite like an 808.” Nicely done, video promo edit person who had the brainwave of meta-chopping and meta-repeating this promo’s own soundbite samples thus staying true to the musical style that… Continue reading
This beat. “When you appreciate someone else’s art, it makes your art better.”
The Foreign Exchange’s Phonte teams up with Median to take the hip-hop gospel door to door and make music video history by being the first to rap to camera while wearing bicycle helmets.… Continue reading
The Dig Deep radio show welcomes experimental electronic beats and bass producer Vox Mod to the KBCS studio tonight for the Sound-off! 6 rounds, 6 musical categories, 12 songs, 2 music aficionados, and… Continue reading
Friday night’s radio show on KEXP 90.3FM Seattle was great fun. Below is a list of the tracks played. Listen back to the show via KEXP’s streaming archive here (while stocks last). … Continue reading
The Sound-off! tonight welcomes Seattle Times music writer Andrew Matson to the KBCS studio. 6 rounds, 6 musical categories, 12 songs, 2 music aficionados, and a hot air balloon basket-load of upfront beats,… Continue reading
Future classic. An utterly sombre and harrowing 3am MPC ballad from Daughn Gibson: a Pennsylvanian former trucker turned bleak country-soul crooner-producer. Daughn’s debut solo album All Hell echoes the voice of Johnny… Continue reading
While. I’m Not. Always. In. The Mood For. Spoken. Word. Poetry, this is pretty good. Superb soul-jazz beats and bass with a voice and flow that recalls a younger, laid-back Ursula Rucker. … Continue reading
Stupendously superb soulful sounds from the street for the summer on the show ce soir! Big ups to all the regular listeners and anyone listening for the first time. Welcome aboard! … Continue reading
Samon Kawamura is a Japanese-German hip-hop producer. Like Onra, Samon draws inspiration and samples from the vintage vinyl of Southeast Asia and blends his findings with beats. “Natty Fu Shake” is taken from… Continue reading
Summer beat vibes. Out now on Bastard Jazz. Featuring music by Tensei, MonkeyRobot, Ta-Ku, Evil Needle, Teru, Chief, Jeriko Jackson, Buscrates, Floydcheung, Doc Illingsworth, Schecky’s Jazzy Tofu, and Tall Black Guy.… Continue reading
Very excited to welcome City Arts magazine’s senior editor Jonathan Zwickel to the studio tonight for the inaugural edition of the Sound-off! feature on the Dig Deep radio show. 6 rounds, 6… Continue reading
Blessed Ypsi beats from Michigan’s 14KT. We need more hugs in music videos.
Best “More than Words” remix ever. Grab Oddisee’s new album People Hear What They See here.
Bulk cardboard box dispatching warehouses just got that much cooler. More from EOM (Elements of Music, apparently) here.
Still excited about TNGHT. Still some of 2012’s most exciting sounds.
Good evening. Big show for you tonight. Here’s how it popped and locked. ***FIRST TRACK TRAPS LANA AAAAND KICKS OFF “THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JUKE” BLENDED WITH A “YO! KBCS TRAPS”… Continue reading
So this is like some oi-punkers vs some DIY ethos vs some bass music vs some 90s Salt n Pepa beat vs some seizure-inducing multi-image-flickering video vs some DON’T CARE ATTITUDE, right? … Continue reading
Chicago emcee ShowYouSuck. Rest in pizza, and while you’re doing that check out ShowYouSuck’s pretty amazing pizza-themed hip-hop album Mo Slices Mo Problems.
Still essential. Subliminally commanded to now go buy lots of flowers and general vegetation.
Tonight’s edition of the Dig Deep radio show got well housey, well hip-hoppy, well chiptuney, and got itself looking, well, quite splendid all around with the beats, bass, and electronic soul. Here’s… Continue reading
Anything produced by Kenny Dope gets my vote. Stay sharp.
Very special edition of Dig Deep tonight as we welcomed DJ Hojo from Seattle’s JK Pop! club night to the studio to talk all things Japanese and Korean pop and play us some… Continue reading
One to grow on from Cologne, Germany’s DJ Adlib. Those drums, those fingerclicks and handclaps.
A marvelous title for a marvelous hip-hop documentary that was produced in 1986 and shot entirely in New York City by the marvelous Dutch filmmaker, journalist, rap fanatic, and owner of possibly the… Continue reading
Stop-motion sketchin’. Sene’s album Brooklyknight is out now on Plug Research.
Topeka, Kansas slang for fronting or posturing. Solid, humble, honest, and refreshingly down-to-earth rap business. “I’m chilling in the cut/Can’t spill what’s in my cup/Cuz it’s cranberry-vodka, dawg, for real, it costs… Continue reading
One of the most exciting hip-hop tracks (and projects) of 2012. Quakers is a 35-person (35!) hip-hop collective, centered around three producers: Fuzzface (Portishead’s Geoff Barrow), Katalyst (Ashley Anderson), and 7Stu7 (Stuart Matthews).… Continue reading
This week’s episode was seriously and especially good. Very excited to play all of these tunes. Plus spoke with Scot Porter aka Vox Mod of Seattle’s Lazer Kitty live on the telephone! You… Continue reading
Many have covered, reworked, sampled, and cut-and-pasted the Minnie Riperton classic of classics: “Les Fleur.” Los Angeles-via-Pittsburgh producer Derek Dumont steps up to add his name to that canon by turning in an… Continue reading
Too many amazing tunes all in the mix tonight. UPDATE! The Dig Deep radio show is now available to download as a podcast on iTunes! Click here to get it zapped into your… Continue reading
Production is tight. Oddisee delivers the goods once again. Grab Oddisee’s debut album People Hear What They See released on June 12 and download his remix EP Odd Renditions for free on… Continue reading
Tonight we paid homage to MCA aka Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys who very sadly passed away on Friday. We also spun reggae, London rhymes, hip-hop from Tall Black Guy Productions, German… Continue reading
More leftfield soulful beat and bass greatness this week from Shabazz Palaces, Ben Westbeech, Wookie, El Michels Affair, Mark de Clive-Lowe, a Tribe Called Quest, Darkhouse Family, and Stevie Wonder! Here’s how… Continue reading
Soulful Deutschiphop from Bremen, Germany crew Dramadigs whose pen-twirling and paper Space Invader-making skills are not to be tested. Seriously considering starting an advice column called “Dramadigs.”
One of my favorite Dilla beats. So very simple, and so very good, despite the fact that this audio sounds like a ninth-generation radio rip or a recording on an extremely worn-out cassette.… Continue reading
Tall Black Guy Productions flips Fela’s “Water No Get Enemy” into something way laidback. Get more TBGP beats here.
Everything eclectic tonight. Here’s how it made that melodious thunk. FIRST TRACK GOES IN HARD WITH DUSTY PSYCHE-SOUL-FUNK-ROCK’N’ROLL TO GET YOU DANCING FROM THE GET-GO 0:01 Fabulous Souls – “Take Me” 0:04… Continue reading
Leftfield hip-hop, experimental bass, stompin’ beats, and a 30 minute mix of rare cover versions of classic tracks all on tonight’s show! Here’s how we wove that tangled web. FIRST TRACK IS… Continue reading
Perfect listening for 2:44am on Thursday, April 12, 2012. Which, coincidentally, is the time at this very exact moment. Right now, there is only the tall, dark green trees, the night, the… Continue reading
This Cuban grandma got bars. Puts the “g” in “g’ma.”
Dig Deep is your one-stop shop for beats, bass, hip-hop, and electronic soul, broadcast each and every Friday night, 1am-3am on KBCS 91.3FM Bellevue-Seattle and kbcs.fm. Ever so much goodness tonight from… Continue reading
TNGHT (which, in this crazy, topsy-turvy, let’s-omit-all-the-vowels 3.0 wrld, I’m guessing stands for “Tonight” and not “TongueHate”) is the new partnership between the immensely talented Glaswegian maker-of-the-warped-beats Hudson Mohawke and the immensely talented… Continue reading