Dig A Litte E7 LIVE (June 2015) - Rob Coley

Dig A Litte E7 LIVE (June 2015) – Rob…

Pharoahs - In The Basement

Is it nearly July already? Then we better get cracking with the mixes from June’s Dig A Little in Forest Gate! First up on the turntables this month was resident Rob Coley who set the mood with a strictly vinyl selection (just check those crackles at the end – Rob clean your records!! of deep jazz nuggets, mellow soul moments and something fresh from Polish beat maker Galus. It was a laid back blend that eased the previous night’s hangovers and prepped the floor for Geoff Leonard’s sweet set (forthcoming). Dip into it and don’t forget our Camden Dig this Sunday, where you’ll find Rob and friends taking over the back room of The Forge from 2pm for another pop up record fair, and late into the evening, a live Jazz session from a quintet led by Ms Jessica Lauren and original Jazz warrior Claude Deppa! Thanks for listening.

1. The Pharoahs – African Roots
2. Haki R. Madhubuti – Walk The Way Of The New World
3. Herb Geller – Space A La Mode
4. N’Dambi – Call Me (Yam Who? Remix)
5. Mos Def – May-December
6. Galus – Forthose
7. Patrice Rushen – Didn’t You Know
8. D’Angelo – Africa


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Dig A Little NW1 LIVE (May 2015) - Miguel Colmenares (Colectivo Futuro)

Dig A Little NW1 LIVE (May 2015) – Miguel…

Airto - Free

Ahead of our next Camden Dig and Live Jazz session at the Forge Arts and Music venue in Camden next Sunday, we present our final live recording from our May date. Miguel Colmenares from colectivofuturo dropped in early doors to sell a few records and play a little set for us, and come 5pm he certainly didn’t disappoint dropping an superlative set of vinyl only treats before the band took the stage for the evening. Kicking things off with the delightful ‘Flora’s Song’ from Brazilian legend Airto, Miguel weaved together 70 minutes of 70s fusion and more contemporary gear, setting the scene perfectly for what was to come. We hope you enjoy the music and check us out this Sunday if you find yourself local to NW1!

1. Airto – Flora’s Song
2. Byard Lancaster – Blue Train
3. Adrian Younge – 1969 Organ
4. Roy Ayers – I Am Your Mind
5. Lee Ritenour & Gentle Thoughts – Gentle Thoughts
6. Joao Donato – Capricorn
7. Doug Carn – Western Sunrise
8. Patrice Rushen – Haw Right Now
9. Timeless Legend – Don’t Do This To Me (Baby)
10. Master Plan Inc – Try It, You’ll Like It
11. Fugi – Mary Don’t Take Me On No Bad Trip
12. The Trumans – Ripe For The Pickin’
13. Ripple – A Funky Song


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Dig A Little NW1 LIVE (May 2015) - Jay Maxted

Dig A Little NW1 LIVE (May 2015) – Jay…

Alex - Handle With Care

Our second mix from last month’s Camden Dig comes from Different People DJ Jay Maxted who dropped in to the Forge Music & Arts venue to bless us with a little afternoon soul and funk set while we all dug for tunes. Kicking things off with a seldom seen slice of Eastern European disco funk from Alex, Jay took us on a trip through his record box, blending new school edits of classic tunes with deeper nuggets worth rediscovering. Thanks for listening and feel free to catch the Northern Line on Sunday 28th June when we do it all over again!

1. Alex – I Gotta Feel Something
2. Bodacious DF – Good Folks
3. The Dramatics – Treat Me Like A Man
4. Eddie Kendricks – If You Let Me
5. The Undisputed Truth – I Saw You When You Met Her
6. Marlena Shaw – Woman Of The Ghetto (Akshin Alizedah Remix)
7. Beatsy Collins – Holla (Marvin Gaye Edit)
8. Shoes – Grandma No Hands
9. Sly & Family Stone – I Cannot Make It
10. Dawn & Sunset – Move In The Room
11. Sir Mark Rice – Three People In Love
12. Hodges, James, Smith & Crawford – Nobody
13. Odetta – Hit Or Miss
14. The Meters – Handclapping Song
15. Lyndsey De Paul – Rainbow
16. Bobby Hughes Combination – Brass Interuption

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Dig A Little NW1 LIVE (May 2015) - Terry Benjamin

Dig A Little NW1 LIVE (May 2015) – Terry…

Inoj - Love You Down

In May we took our pop up concept on the road to the musical mecca of Camden Town. Setting up shop at The Forge Music and Arts venue on Delancey Street, NW1 on Sunday May 31st, we brought a host of crates of pre-owned wax for customer to dig through, while the DJs took control of the venue’s turntables. First up was was our friend Terry Benjamin, who has consistently been the life and soul of our E7 party, and followed us to NW1. He didn’t disappoint on the selections front either, pulling out an eclectic mix of R&B, avant-garde Jazz, deep reggae riddims and Latin! Listen to his set above and look out for more sets from the session shortly. Our next Camden Dig is on Sunday 28th June.

1. Inoj – Love You Down (Joni’s Mix)
2. Charlie Hunter Quartet – Band Down Low
3. Ivan Conti – Menca
4. Bill Summers And Summers Heat – Latin Space Mambo
5. Ripple – Ripplin’
6. The Pharoahs – Damballa
7. Wailing Souls – Very Well
8. Fred Locks – Love & Only Love
9. Don Carlos – Late Night Blues
10. Burning Spear – Marcus Say Jah No Dead
11. U-Roy – Chalice In The Palace
12. King Tubby & Friends – Waiting In The Park
13. Charlie Hunter – Enter The Dragon

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Dig A Little E7 LIVE (May 2015) - Sid Ford

Dig A Little E7 LIVE (May 2015) – Sid…

Mukai Meets Gilberto

Ahead of tomorrow’s June event in Forest Gate, we finally get around to completing the quartet of mixes captured at our May Dig. For this last selection, it’s Sid Ford behind the tables bringing forth a cool hour’s worth of deep jazz funk and associated flavours. Press play and get immersed in the good stuff, then set your Sat Nav for the Forest Tavern in E7 to come witness this month’s offering in the flesh! Thanks for listening.

1. Astrud Gilberto & Shigeharu Mukai – Berimbau
2. Sail Joia – Go For The Others
3. Cannonball Adderley Quintet – Phases
4. Placebo – Stomp
5. Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express – Compared To What
6. Placebo – Inner City Blues
7. Emanative – Om Supreme
8. Placebo – Phalene
9. Qunitonal – Ballade Pour Lianne I

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Dig A Little E7 LIVE (May 2015) - Matt Love

Dig A Little E7 LIVE (May 2015) – Matt…

Ambrosia - One Eighty

Next up in our live mix series is a selection from our friend Matt Love from The Dig Over over in Essex, captured on the decks at the Forest Tavern, E7 earlier this month. Pulling out an assorted collection of 45s, ranging from the soft rock openers of Ambrosia’s “You’re The Only Woman” and Dan Fogelberg’s ‘Missing You’, to the raucous hip-hop of Pete Rock & CL Smooth and the club-friendly bounders of Ponchartrain and L&H, Matt blessed us with 115 minutes of solid tuneage which more than got the room nodding on several occasions.

Thanks for listening and if you’d like a like a little more, don’t forget we have a further Dig A Little vinyl fairs coming your way starting this Sunday in Camden, followed by Forest Gate and Sydenham the weekend after.

1. Ambrosia – You’re The Only Woman
2. Dan Fogelberg – Missing You
3. Atlanta Rhythm Section – Spooky
4. HNNY – Cheer Up, My Brother
5. Brian Ellis – Midnight Train
6. Pete Rock & CL Smooth – Straighten It Out
7. Stevie Wonder feat Q-Tip – So What The Fuss (Remix)
8. J Rawls – Tribute To The Beatnuts
9. Jack Jones – Soundsci
10. Mr Thing – Carnival
11. Malandrinha – Painel de Controle
12. Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings – Little Boys with Shiny Toys
13. Saun & Starr – Look Closer (Can’t You See The Signs?)
14. Mike Lundy – The Rhythm of Life
15. Player – Baby Come Back
16. Steely Dan – FM
17. Gerry Rafferty – Get It Right Next Time
18. Jay W McGee – Good Feeling (Mzuzu Club Mix)
19. Ponchartrain – L&H
20. Soul Clap feat Dayonne Rollins – So Sedated
21. The Bombay Royale – Wild Stallion Mountain
22. Sauce81 – Bustin’
23. Black Blood – Muko Wapi
24. Ray & His Court – De Eso Nado Monado (Hubbz Mix)
25. Kenny Smith and The Loveliters – Go For Your Self
26. J-Walk – Soul Vibration
27. DJ Nice feat AG, N-Jin & DJ Skandela – Bars
28. Edie Brickell & New Bohemians – What I Am
29. Don Blackman – Heart’s Desire
30. Giant 45 – Nights in Tokyo

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Dig A Little E7 LIVE (May 2015) – Girth…

Ramsey Lewis - Sun Goddess

Our next set from this month’s Forest Gate forage comes from the man like Girth Devon. Girth has spent the last couple of months selling his wares in the back room of the Tavern, so we thought it was about time we invited him onto the decks, and sure enough he didn’t disappoint, delivering a super sweet soul selection. Kicking things off with some classic Ramsey Lewis vibes, we dip into the music of such 70s stalwarts of The Isley Brothers, Bettye Lavette, the recently departed Ben E. King, Lou Rawls and Rose Royce to name a few. A perfect Saturday afternoon soundtrack even if we do say so ourselves. Thanks for listening.

1. Ramsey Lewis featuring Earth, Wind and Fire – Sun Goddess
2. The Isley Brothers – Spill The Wine
3. Satisfaction Unlimited – Seeing You Through The Eyes Of A Blindman
4. James Brown – World
5. Bobby Bland – I’m So Tired Duke
6. Bettye Lavette – Let Me Down Easy Mojo
7. Ben E. King – Supernatural Thing Atlantic
8. Gloria Gaynor – Tell Me How MGM
9. Fresh – You
10. Spaceark – Phantom Lover
11. Crusaders – Street Life (Live)
12. Isaac Hayes – Hung Up On My Baby
13. Brothers Unlimited – Take Me Back
14. Lou Rawls – I’m Gonna Use What I Got (To Get What I Need)
15. Supremes & Four Tops – Hello Stranger
16. Whispers – As I Sit Here
17. Rose Royce – I’m Going Down
18. Joe Simon – Georgia Blue

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