Tag Archive: Reggae

Diggin’ This: Beat Spacek – “Modern Streets”

  With a humming, heatwave bassline reminiscent of Wayne Smith’s “Under Me Sleng Teng” and made only using iPad and iPhone apps, UK vocalist Beat Spacek (fka Steve Spacek who landed the number… Continue reading

Ladi6 – “Hold Tight” (Official Video)

  Christchurch, New Zealand’s Ladi6 gets spacey on this downtempo jazz-soul jam with a delectably drowsy ‘n’ snappy beat.         Ladi6 – “Hold Tight” (Official Video)        … Continue reading

Lord Echo – “Digital Haircut” (Official Video)

Dubbed-out, squiggly, hairstylin’ funk from Wellington, New Zealand’s answer to Mr. Scruff.   Lord Echo – “Digital Haircut” (Official Video)       Lord Echo‘s new album, Curiosities, is out now on Bastard… Continue reading

Shy FX ft Liam Bailey – “Soon Come” (Official Video)

Jungle godfather Shy FX takes a break from the frenzy of drum ‘n’ bass and opts to expertly concoct some simmering, hazy reggae instead.   Shy FX ft Liam Bailey – “Soon Come”… Continue reading

“Sound Business” – 1981 TV Documentary on Jamaican Sound System Culture in the UK

Featuring a young David Rodigan.   “Sound Business” – 1981 TV Documentary on Jamaican Sound System Culture in the UK   The grainy VHS vibes and hiss make this all the more glorious.… Continue reading

The Nextmen vs Joe Dukie of Fat Freddy’s Drop – “When We Fight”

The dub reggae lilt of New Zilla’s Fat Freddy’s Drop vocalist Joe Dukie gets a propulsive bass-step boost from the Nextmen.   The Nextmen vs Joe Dukie of Fat Freddy’s Drop – “When… Continue reading

Wrongtom Meets Deemas J – “Jump + Move + Rock” (Official Video)

Wrongtom meets Deemas J meets East London meets hazy dubs meets surprisingly engaging 80s homemade reggae vibes.   Love how from 3min 13sec onward Deemas J just decides to go and explore a… Continue reading

Listen/Download this Week’s DIG DEEP Radio Show with Dan Digs: Beats, Bass & Electronic Soul on KBCS 91.3FM Seattle – August 18, 2012 Tracklisting – The Sound-Off! with Special Guest Futurewife

The Dig Deep radio show welcomes Seattle producer Futurewife to the KBCS studio for the Sound-off! 6 rounds, 6 categories, 12 songs, and buckets of beats, basslines, and music talk. Plus we spin… Continue reading

Zara McFarlane – “Police & Thieves” (Junior Murvin Cover)

  August music in every sense of the word.         This sublime soul-jazz cover of Junior Murvin’s reggae standard “Police and Thieves” will feature on Zara McFarlane‘s second album out… Continue reading

The Orb ft Lee Scratch Perry – “Golden Clouds” (Official Video)

Little Fluffy Clouds turn golden with some help from the Upsetter. I once saw Lee Scratch Perry play a tiny venue in a tiny town in the middle of France. He walked on… Continue reading

Urban Nerds Interview David Rodigan at Snowbombing 2011

David Rodigan is 60 years old, loves reggae and dancehall music, and is as sharp as a tack.   An incredibly inspirational and articulate interview. If you don’t have 13 minutes to spare… Continue reading

The Skints – “On a Mission” (Katy B Cover) (Official Video)

East London ska-dubsters The Skints take on Katy B’s “Katy on a Mission” and expertly execute a smooth, blissed, dubstyle reggae version of the original. Things to enjoy: 1. The slow nod of… Continue reading