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EPISODE 29: RESIN DOGS
This week, Shan and OB are joined by the legendary Resin Dogs (out of Brisbane, Australia). Since the mid-90’s, this crazy collective has been releasing quality slices of b-boy/b-girl hiphop, funk, groove, soul and boogie-vibed gold to create all forms of dance sounds. Their label Hydrofunk has also been home to quite an assortment of Australian beat producers and the like over the long haul and they’ve just re-released a 20-year anniversary edition of their genre-defying album, Grand Theft Audio, that sounds as fresh today as it did the day it came out.
The boys chat to Katch & Dave about what it was like touring with Black Eyed Peas, world tours playing sold out festivals and recording with cats like Robert Reed (Trouble Funk), The Pharcyde, Jungle Brothers and Kenny Dope.
All this and the boys drop a stack of new and not so new releases from the likes of Ghostface Killa, Rare Earth, Chromeo, Arthur Conley, Rayko, Krafty Kuts, Boca 45, Flevans and Lexsoul Dancemachine and a new jam from friend of the show, MaxxxyT. All this and, you heard it here first, we premiere the brand new 45 from UK heavyweights, The Allergies.
EPISODE 28: MONKEY MARC
This week, Shan and OB are joined on the show by Melbourne’s, Monkey Marc. You may know this longtime reggae/dancehall producer from his early work with Combat Wombat, his internationally recognized solar powered recording studio, the fact he throws renegade protest parties that support Aboriginal rights (and the fight against the exploitation of natural resources) all whilst using his mobile solar powered sound system and the fact that he gets to these rallies using a vegetable oil powered van. Yep, you read all that correct.
When not doing all that, he’s running workshops in the middle of the Australian outback for indigenous communities, sharing the power of music. Speaking of music, he’s just released his new album, Vital Sound, on his Digikillaz label and its chock a block full of the best reggae/dancehall singers, lyricists and rappers over his slick productions.
Marc chats to the boys about what it was like working with superstar Capleton in Jamaica whilst surrounded in what can only be described as a “party circle”. All this and the boys drop a stack of new and not so new releases from the likes of Slick Walk, Pitchcaps, The Ruffnuts, Krafty Kuts and the brand new 45 from Groovescooter Records, OYOBI’s, “Don’t Let It Go To Your Head”.
EPISODE 27: DJ VADIM
This week, we welcome a legend onto the show with DJ Vadim in to chat about his long career and reputation as one of the world’s top independent producers, performers and all-round purveyor of all that is good about music.
Dubbed as the “John Coltrane of hip hop”, Vadim has become well respected as an innovator in a number of areas during his career, from starting his own label Jazz Fudge in 1994 before being snapped up by Ninja Tune soon after and releasing quality album after album that have been staples ever since. As always, there is plenty of banter and enough shenanigans to make you laugh (or cry).
EPISODE 26: BOCA 45
It’s an “all Boca” show as the original master of the 7 inch, one half of Dynamo Productions and all-round party rocking (and in-demand) DJ, Boca 45, is our special guest on this week’s episode of The Low End Theory. Seriously, Scott Hendy has had his hands in just about anything and everything beat related since his first album, Pitch Sounds, dropped on Grand Central Records back in 2004 and this Bristol native is showing no signs of slowing down.
With his 4th album, Forty Five, dominating club DJ playlists last year and a 5th album just released called ‘Donuts’ (featuring a stack of his ultra-limited 45’s that you either bought immediately or missed out on), Boca lets us all in on what it’s been like producing and releasing records during these crazy times, what it was like coming up through the 90’s amongst a creative explosion in Bristol and also about that time he showed up The 45 King at a gig (yep, that really happened). He also gives the boys an exclusive 45’s mix (yep, only here) and, as always, Shan and OB bring their usual banter over plenty of Boca 45 and Dynamo Productions beats, breaks n party hiphop.
We also chat about the brand new Boca 45 album 2020 Donuts, a collection of all the limited edition 45’s that he has released this year. For the first time you can now have the entire collection pressed in this small run of records. It’s definitely a release that we wasted no time on snatching up for our own collections. You can check the limited blue vinyl pressing at Boca 45’s Big Cartell page.
Grab the new BOCA 45 “2020 DONUTS” Album here
This episode finishes with an exclusive thirty-minute mix from Boca 45 himself, as he gives us a sample of the records that have been getting a rinsing in his crates of recent. It’s all killer – no filler!
EPISODE 25: OB & Shan play some joints
So we decided to take another breather and instead drop a huge stack of reggae, dancehall, hiphop, funk and boogie on this one.
You trainspotters will notice an advance copy of the new Taggy Matcher, the brand new jam from New Zealand’s very-own, Skinni and also some new bombs from Sugahspank, DSK, Monkey Marc and a few new edits we’ve been feeling…even some classic 60’s rock make it in.
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EPISODE 24: PROFESSOR DADDY-O (STESTASONIC)