Radio Days – DV#20

#Radio A mix from Levels head honcho Jon Rust, an interview with grime originator Mr Ti2bs and music from a young pup called Example

What a show. A mix from Levels head honcho Jon Rust, an interview with grime originator Mr Ti2bs and music from a young pup called Example. Heard of them? Thought so.


Shameless / When The Sun Goes Down (Southern Monkey Dub)
DJ Format feat. Abdominal / The Hit Song
MF Doom / Hoe Cakes (Ant Remix)
Mos Def / Ms. Fat Booty
Nephews of Phela / Mula 2
Jackson & His Computer Band / Rock On

Eddie Richards / Feels (Storm)*
Robag Wruhme / Killertepich (Musik Kranz)
Michael Mayer + Matias Agnayo / Slow (Kompact)
Alex Smoke / Don’t See The Point (Soma)
The MFA / The Difference It Makes – Superpitcher Remix (Kompact Pop)
James Holden / A Break In The Clouds (Border Community)
Williams / Departure (Get Physical)*
Underground Resistance / Transition (Underground Resistance)
Westbarn & Mena / Oldskool Baby – Piano Mix (Low Spirit)
Fairmont / Gazebo (Border Community)
Nathan Fake / The Sky Was Pink – Holden Tool (Border Community)

Shaun Escoffery / Space Rider (Peter Kruder Remix) *
Erykah Badu / On & On
Keni Burke / Risin’ to the Top’ (Snowboys Acoustic Mix)

Mr Ti2bs Interview
– Part 1 – Why the 2?
Mr Ti2bs / No Need To Be Extra
– Part 2 – Nobody’s Perfect

Example / I Don’t Want To

* Couldn’t find these ones. Sob…

KMD feat. Jay Electronica & DOOM – TRUE LIGHTYEARS

#NewMusic Er, that’s right KMD, as in early 90s hip-hop trio KMD

The latest in the series of Adult Swim Singles comes from none other than KMD. Er, that’s right KMD, as in early 90s hip-hop trio KMD. Billed as featuring DOOM (Englishman Daniel Dumile was going under the name of Zev Love X when he was part of KMD) and Jay Electronica, the track is titled ‘TRUE LIGHTYEARS’ and yes you can expect sublime sampling and super tight rhymes.

KMD feat. Jay Electronica & DOOM ‘TRUE LIGHTYEARS’ is out now courtesy of Adult Swim Singles (and it’s free to download).

Radio Days – DV#9

#Radio On DV9 we invited Brackles in for his first guestmix on the Dash ‘n’ Verve show

Well aren’t you in for a treat today. DV#9 sees the first time a young DJ by the name of Brackles featured on the show. He did a mega mish mash of a mix for us and gave us the track listing to boot. Delightful.


Rodney P / The Nice Up
De La Soul / A Roller Skate Jam Named “Saturdays”
Roots Manuva / Awfully Deep
Daedulus feat. BusDriver / Quiet Now

Ohmega Whatts / Mind Power
Yesterday’s New Quintet / The Horse
Four Tet feat. Percee P / A Joy
Colossus / Thrupenny Bits
The Nextmen feat. Dynamite MC / Blood Fire
Fat Freddy’s Drop / Roady (The Nextmen Walnut Mix)
Lee Perry / Dyon Anaswa
De La Soul feat. MF Doom / Rock Co.Kane Flow
The U.N. / D.O.A. (Lewis Parker Remix)
Mpho Skeef feat. Yogi / Holla
Boxcutter / Brood
Kode9 + The Space Ape / Kingstown

Tom Vek / Music Television
RJD2 / 1976
Nathan Haines / Wonderful Thing
MAW presents B.O.P. / Zabalaza (Dubb Vocal)
Shaun Escoffery / Space Rider (MJ Cole Remix)

Radio Days – DV#7

#Radio A first outing for Switch ‘A Bit Patchy’ and a D&B mix from Funktion

Number 7, what a belter. By this point we were getting pretty giddy with excitment about Switch’s track ‘A Bit Patchy’ and it got another run out this week. We also had a D&B mix from Funktion. Enjoy.


Mos Def, Pharoahe Monche & Nate Dogg / Oh No
MF Doom feat. Mr Fantastik / Rap Snitch Knishes
Handsome Boy Modeling School feat. Dres / First…And Then
Roots Manuva / Kicking The Cack
The Gift Of Gab / Way Of The Light
Finley Quaye / Fallin’
Fat Freddy’s Drop / Midnight Marauders


Mr Scruff / Ug
Ugly Duckling / Abigail Silk
Mark De Clive Lowe feat. Bembe Segue / Heaven
Time Machine / A Million And One Things To Do
Lone Catalysts / Lone Catalysts (Instrumental)
Steve Spacek / Dollar
Build An Ark / The Stars Are Singing Too (Daedulus Remix)
Madlib / Mystic Bounce
Four Tet feat. Percee P / A Joy
Herbert / The Audience
Switch / A Bit Patchy

* Sadly no playlist again for this one. It was slamming though, for sure.

Radio Days – DV#3

Here we are again, our third radio show aired back on 16 October 2005 and featured an Alice Russell special and a Garage guestmix from DJ Thomloo (he used to do the rounds with Mickey Pearce and Brackles). Sadly we don’t have a tracklist for the mix so you’ll just have to use your imagination.


Slum Village / I Don’t Know

DV REMIX : Jay Z / Change Clothes –> DJ Danger Mouse / Change Clothes

J Rocc / You’ve Gotta Have Freedom (Remix)
Steve Spacek / Dollar
Sa-Ra / Double Dutch
MF Doom / Deep Fried Frenz
Yam Who? / Star of a Story
Lizz Fields / When I See Love (Ty and Drew’s Lizzie’s Children Remix) *
Dubbledge / The Internet Song


Alice Russell / Remember to Forget
Syclops / A Lovely Sunday
Alice Russell / All Over Now

Bloodfire Volume II / Black **


* Couldn’t find this version so we chucked in the original for good measure

** Couldn’t find this one. Period!

2016 – Best Of The Rest

It was a very strong year for music in 2016 and with festival line ups for 2017 starting to creep out, the prognosis is looking good for this year too. Unfortunately we didn’t have the time to highlight all of the great music we would have liked during the year that has just passed, so we’ve used the festive break to catch up a bit.

With some grateful assistance from our hombres Quellequs and SpigelSound, here’s our run down of tracks and videos we first picked up on in 2016 (some of them may have come out during 2015!) that we didn’t get to feature on Dash ‘n’ Verve but that deserved to be.

Jessy Lanza – It Means I Love You

The rhythms, the tone of the drums, the synth stabs, the shifted vocal. So Jessy Lanza, so good. As was the rest of her ‘Oh No’ album, released this year on Hyperdub.

Fat Freddy’s Drop – 10 Feet Tall

The global dub dons released their fourth studio full length in late 2015, and they are really back to their best. This video hit the web waves in 2016 and complements our favourite album track sublimely.

Seanh – SadeVillain EP

This one took us back. Who’d have thought that 2012’s biggest selling UK artist in America (yes Sade outsold Adele that year despite 21 being as big as it was) and US resident but UK born MF Doom would mash up so delightfully.

Oh, and for those of you who didn’t get it first time around, ‘Operation Doomsday’ has been reissued on vinyl with the option to buy a copy with the original or redesigned cover. Get it direct from Doom.

Mickey Pearce – August

We mentioned this track in our feature on his most recent EP release. It truly deserves your attention as does the beautifully crafted video. Pick up the full length ‘Michael’ on Swamp 81.

Yves Tumor – The Feeling When You Walk Away

As mellow as they come this one, even the slightly distant drum that comes into frame two thirds of the way can’t knock you off your cloud as you float into the distance. Part of the ‘Serpent Music’ album that came out earlier this year on PAN.

Alister Johnson – Ago (feat. Rahan Boxley)

A glitchy, atmospheric rumbler with a synth break that grows at the pace and to the size of Jack’s beanstalk. Taken from the rather excellent ‘Broken Body’ release, out on Do Right! Music.

Solange – Don’t Touch My Hair

A stripped back, brooding piece of modern R&B from an artist who continues develop a sound that is very much her own. Huge shout to UK’s Sampha on this one too.

Tayá – Deeper

Newbie on the scene and Liverpool local delivers some strong yet sweet R&B ad libs over a dark and bounding rhythm. Shout to Drums Eat Everything for the heads up on this one.

Coco – My G

Building on the ‘Big Bou Yah’ and Big ‘n’ Serious releases, Coco came with some pure fire on ‘My G’. Sheffield grime is looking strong with this man behind the wheel.

Steve Spacek – Follow Me

Scatty with his rhythm, smooth with his vocals, this one’s had us in a spin ever since it dropped in September. Apparently if you plug your Christmas tree into your stereo whilst this is playing the lights dance in time and colour to the beat. We haven’t tried it and nor should you, but imagine how cool it would be. Get it now on EgloRecords.

Enjoy and Happy New Year all.