Radio Days – DV#26

#Radio Barnaby J. Spigel, Nick Wintle and plenty more on DV#26

Up to DV#26 now. We featured our good friend Barnaby J. Spigel including his belting remix of ‘Witness (1 Hope)’, a mix from Nick Wintle and tracks from Blade, Jaylib and Fat Freddy’s Drop.


Madvillain feat. Viktor Vaughn / Fancy Clown
Blackalicious / Automatique
DJ Format / English Lesson (Remix)
Dirty Diggers / Will You
Blade / Four Walls
Jaylib / Starz
Mos Def feat. Talib Kweli / Know That
Spigelsound / Invisible *
Rodney P / Temper Temper
Example / So Many Roads

Chemical Brothers / Hey Boy Hey Girl (Soulwax Remix)
Move Ya & Steve Lavers / The Ride
Ian Van Dahl / Inspiration (Krafty Kuts Remix)
Hyper / We Control
Stanton Warriors / Pop Ya Cork
Tricknologist / Freak Frequency

Etienne De Crecy / Noname (Alex Gopher’s Wuz Remix)
Fat Freddy’s Drop / Wandering Eye
Zero 7 / You’re My Flame
Erro / Change For Me (Soul Science Mix)
Roots Manuva / Witness (1 Hope) (Spigelsound Remix) *

* Unreleased exclusives for DnV – but here’s his mega remix of Witness (1 Hope)

Dr. Dre – The Chronic

#Flashback Officially now a classic as it’s 25 years old

Why this album dropped in the midst of winter is a bit baffling, it’s pure summer time vibes. The sound and voice of the US west coast 25 years ago, Dr. Dre’s debut solo album ‘The Chronic’ also introduced us to the laid back lilt of Snoop Dogg.

We’d have to wait another seven years before he surfaced again with more solo work, but this was enough to be going with for sure.

Radio Days – DV#25

#Radio DJ Format previews his FabricLive.27 mix on DV#25

Weren’t we lucky, UK hip-hop legend DJ Format gave us a sneak preview of his FabricLive mix (probably because we didn’t eat all of his chips when we interviewed him). There were also tunes from Blackalicious, Skull Snaps and Zero 7. Nice!


The Reavers / Shadows
King Geedorah / Impressions
Nas / Heaven
Blackalicious / Supreme People
Ugly Duckling / Bang For The Buck
Phi-Life Cypher feat. MCM / Red Alert
TB / TB’s The Question *
Visioneers feat. Voice / Replay


Skull Snaps / It’s A New Day
Marc Mac feat. Gil Scott Heron / Down South
Fat Freddy’s Drop / Flashback (Jazzanova’s Breath Easy Remix)
Jumbonics / People People
NeonPhusion feat. New Sector Movements / The Future Ain’t The Same As It Used 2 B
Domu / Long Way Up (Nu Era Remix)
Zero 7 / Left Behind

* Nope, couldn’t find this one.

Caspa & Rusko – FabricLive.37

#Flashback One of the finest mixes from dubstep’s heyday. Now 10 years old!

The only mix to make our list this year, Caspa & Rusko’s ‘FabricLive.37’ mix came out at the height of dubstep’s commercial appeal but still retained the originality that some of the new players of the scene didn’t seem able to appreciate.

The creator’s pairing of “Cockney” tunes that prop up either end of the mix represent their own sounds superbly and define the mix.

Radio Days – DV#24

#Radio Murray Gray in the mix on DV#24

We had a belting mix from Murray Gray which featured Martyn doing D&B, yummy! Big tunes from Foreign Beggars, Kids in Tracksuits and DJ Jazzy Jeff. DV#24, take it away.


DJ Mentat feat. Roots Manuva & Seani T / Rugged Wid’ It
Foreign Beggars feat. Skinnyman / Hold On
Dizzee Rascal / Fix Up Look Sharp
Handsome Boy Modeling School feat. Casual / It’s Like That
Gift of Gab / Way Of The Light

Breakage / Plum Fairy
TeeBee + Calyx / The Quest
Drifter / Deeper Love
ICR + Soulproof / It Could Have Been Me
Matrix + Fierce / Tightrope
Martyn / Virgo
Amit / Roots
Digital / Spacefunk Zooo (Nasty Habits Remix)
Sonar Circle / Havoc
Klute / Hell Hath No Fury
Concord Dawn / Say Your Words
Break + Hydro / Immaculate

Leftfield feat. Bambaataa / Afrika Shox (Jedis Electric Bass Remix) *
Kids In Tracksuits / Get Your Kit On (Zero Theory Remix)
Moonstarr / Detriot
Soulphiction / Intro
DJ Jazzy Jeff feat. Erro / Rock Wit U (Yoruba Soul Dub)

* Couldn’t find this one. Boo!

Michael Jackson – Thriller

#Flashback Happy 35th Birthday to the biggest selling album of all time

Yesterday marked the 35th anniversary of the release of what remains the biggest selling album of all time – Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’.

The fact that the man behind it is not with us to celebrate the fact is a great great shame. In his absence, we wanted to list each of the SEVEN singles that were released over an 18 month period, each of which hit the Billboard’s top 10.

1) The Girl Is Mine // October 1982 – #2

2) Billie Jean // January 1983 – #1

3) Beat It // February 1983 – #1

4) Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ // May 1983 – #5

5) Human Nature // July 1983 – #7

6) P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) // September 1983 – #10

7) Thriller // January 1984 – #4

His music continues to inspire. R.I.P. The King of Pop.

The Pharcyde – Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde

#Flashback The debut offering from the LA collective and offers a much mellower spin on the genre than many of the gangster rap plays that were coming out of the West Coast of America in the early 90s

You’ll know ‘Passin’ Me By’ from The Pharcyde for sure, but you really ought to know the album it came from; ‘Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde’ which celebrates its 25th anniversary today.

The debut release from the LA collective offers a much mellower spin on the genre than many of the gangster rap plays that were coming out of the West Coast of America in the early 90s.