Dig A Little E7 LIVE (July 2015) - Rob Coley Mixes

Dig A Little E7 (July 2015) – Rob Coley

Kool & The Gang - Wild & Peaceful

As we take a little summer break from our Dig A Little Record Fair in Forest Gate, it gives us the perfect chance to catch our breath, restock our crates and rediscover the sets from July. First up on the turntables this month was resident Rob Coley who dropped a chilled selection of sounds to ease our customers into the hectic crate-digging ahead. Picking lesser known tracks from a host of classic albums, mixing it up with newness from The Greg Foat Group and pulling out a few contemporary cuts along the way, it’s the perfect mix of jazz, funk and laidback disco suitable for any afternoon. Thanks for listening.

TRACKLIST
1. Kool & The Gang – Wild & Peaceful
2. Stanley Cowell – Thank You My People
3. Gene Harris – Jitterbug Waltz
4. The Venus Flytrap Collective – Unknown
5. The Greg Foat Group – Riff Raff
6. Top Rocking – I Need My Raincoat Now
7. Roy Ayers – Funk In The Hole
8. Inner City Jam Band – Theme From Bob Newhart Show (Home To Emily)
9. Brass Fever – Summer Time
10. Joe Jackson – Zemeo
11. Letta Mbulu – Nomalizo

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Dig A Little E7 LIVE (March 2015) – Johnny…

The New Rotary Connection - Hey Love

The second set from our Forest Gate meet in March is a soul-drenched selection from South London DJ Johnny Skates, who answered our call in our Facebook group for a last minute replacement DJ after one of our residents sadly had to drop out. We weren’t left disappointed however, as sure enough Steve stepped up to deliver 60 minutes of supremely soulful vibes for the Tavern massive, expertly stitching together a tapestry of classic soul, two step, Jazz and funk. Thanks for listening and if you’d like to join us in April, stick Saturday 4th in your diary!

TRACKLIST
1. The New Rotary Connection – I Am The Blackgold Of The Sun
2. Bessie Banks – Baby You Sure Know How To Get To Me
3. Esther Phillips – Home Is Where The Hatred Is
4. Johnny Otis Show feat Barbara Morrison – Hey Boy! I Want Ya
5. Aretha Franklin – Angel
6. Honey Cone – Want Ads
7. Ann Peebles – I Didn’t Take Your Man
8. Marlena Shaw – Brother Where Are You
9. Bobby Hebb – Sunny
10. The Rwenzoris – Handsome Boy (E Wara)
11. Melvin Bliss – Synthethic Substitution
12. Sivuca – Ain’t No Sunshine
13. The Blackbyrds – Happy Music
14. Donald Byrd – Black Byrd
15. Pleasure – Let Me Be The One
16. Double Exposure – Ten Percent
17. Brass Construction – Changin’

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Dig A Little LIVE (December 2014) - Rob Coley Mixes

Dig A Little LIVE (Dec 2014) – Rob Coley

Natural Essence - In Search of Happiness

Now we’ve mastered the workings of the Tascam recorder, we can continue to bring you recordings of our live events! First up from our December edition of Dig A Little Forest Gate at the Forest Tavern is the early set from resident Rob Coley. Delve in to discover just under 60 minutes of soulful Jazz, fantastic fusion and seldom seen disco soul. Thanks for listening and if that floats your boat you might like to know that our third live jazz event takes place this Sunday December 14th at the Forest Tavern. Featuring two sets from the very talented Band led by the inimitable Jessica Lauren and Jason Simpson, we’re now bringing a little live music to Forest Gate on monthly Sundays. On the decks this month is diggerdan dropping the funky platters!

TRACKLIST
1. Natural Essence – Killin’ Time
2. Ira Sullivan – Wonderful Sound
3. The Dudley Moore Trio – Bag of Chris
4. Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes – Sais (Egypt)
5. The Greg Foat Group – By The Grace Of God, I Am
6. Larry Young – Floating
7. John Gibbs With Jam Band – J’Ouvert (Lord Echo Re-Edit)
8. Elijah John Group – Freak Rock
9. The Bobbettes 1981 – This Ain’t Really Love
10. Pointer Sisters – Don’t It Drive You Crazy

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Dig A Little LIVE (October 2014) - Pystol Pete (On The Corner Records) Mixes

Dig A Little LIVE (October 2014) – Pystol Pete

Asoju Oba - Ayetoro

Our second mix for October comes from our friend Pystol Pete, label boss of On The Corner Records and lover of tropical basslines. Captured live at our Forest Gate Dig, here’s 56 minutes of assorted flavours for the more adventurous of you. There’s plenty of new music to be enjoyed with spiritual jazz from Collocutor, hard-hitting groove from The Expansions and exotic low slung electronica from Damon Bell.

TRACKLIST
1. Ayetoro – Finidi George (feat the W.A.F.F.)
2. The Sumo Brothers – I Love Music (Umoja Edit)
3. Nassau’s Disco – Mucho Plus
4. New York Edits – Untitled
5. The Expansions – Aubergine’s Escape
6. Collocutor – Agama
7. Copeland – Fit
8. Fholston Paradigm – The Phoenix
9. Damon Bell – Hue-Man Made
10. Midland – Safi

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Dig A Little LIVE (May 2014) - Rob Coley Mixes

Dig A Little LIVE (May 2014) – Rob Coley

King Errisson - Space Queen

The second set from our May Dig A Little event comes from Rob Coley who weaved together an assortment of soulful sounds with the occasional thud of a relaxed disco bass. We hope you enjoy this little selection and look out for a couple more mixes ahead of our next event at the Forest Tavern, E7 on Saturday June 5th.

TRACKLIST

  1. King Errisson – Space Queen
  2. Marvin Gaye – A Funky Space Reincarnation (12″ Mix)
  3. The Undisputed Truth – Let’s Go Down To The Disco
  4. Dr Love & Sister Love – Dr Love & Sister Love Rap
  5. Captain Sky – Fearless (In The Pocket)
  6. Stevie Wonder – That Girl
  7. Neal Creque – Rafiki
  8. Fudge Fingas – Situation Diminished
  9. IG Culture – Girl U Need A Change Of Mind
  10. Roy Ayers – Fireweaver
  11. Cal Tjader – Leyte
  12. Zalmac – What’s In It For Me
  13. Gichy Dan’s Beachwood #9 – On A Day Like Today

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Dig A Little LIVE (February 2014) – Rob Coley

Johnny Ventura - El Hijo del Pueblo
As we near our next Dig A Little date at The Forest Tavern on Saturday 1st March (12pm – 6pm at Forest Tavern E7), please allow us to share another snippet of this month’s party. Stepping up behind the turntables on the day was resident Rob Coley who delivered a varied selection of continental rhythms and straight up four to the four disco business.

TRACKLIST

Johnny Ventura y Su Combo – It’s Not Unusual
Zito Righi – Poema Ritmico Do Malandro
Grupo Folklorico y Experimental Nuevayorquino – Anabacoa
Sach – Number 9
Moodymann – Come 2 Me
Oneness of Juju – Every Way But Loose
The Earls – Get On Up And Dance (The Continental)
BT Express – Peace Pipe (Dub Mix)

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As we near our next Dig A Little date at The Forest Tavern on Saturday 1st March (12pm – 6pm at Forest Tavern E7), please allow us to share another snippet of this month’s party. Stepping up behind the turntables on the day was resident Rob Coley who delivered a varied selection of continental rhythms and straight up four to the four disco business.

Dig A Little (February 2014) – Rob Coley by Dig A Little on Mixcloud