Bigga’s Big Dig #6 [21-2-18]


This week’s show comes from the FUNKADELIC REMIXED BY DETROITERS comp on Westbound….

…exclusively selected and blended for you.

01 Take Your Dead Ass Home (The Fantasy Version)

02 Let’s Make It Last (Kenny Dixon Jr edit)

03 Be My Beach (Mophono & Tom Thump)

04 You Can’t Miss What You Can’t Measure (Alton Miller)

05 Cosmic Slop (Moodymann mix)

06 Music 4 My Mother (UR mix)

07 Let’s Take It To the Stage (Amp Fiddler Laughin @ Ya mix)

08 Sexy ways (Recloose disco flip)

09 Undisco Kidd (Gay Marvine edit)

10 Get Off Yo Ass & Jam (Marcellus Pittman remix)

More Funkadelic stuff here

BiggaBush Podcast Six

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01 Masta Ace – Young Black Intelligent

02 Doctor Stereo – Jet 2 Panama

03 The Beatconductor – Balanco

04 Collen & Webb – Downside Up

05 James Brown – Soul Power Pts 1&2

06 TKO/Fatback Band – Fat Peng

07 Bobby Byrd – I Got It

08 Luke Vibert – Confusion

09 Aphrodisiac Sound System – CK Mann vs Sugar Hill Gang

10 Staples Singers – Slippery People

11 BiggaBush – U Better Stop

12 Geode – 110 (edit)

13 Stone Roses vs Rakim – Fool’s Soul

14 Major Force vs Cut Chemist – The Re-Return of the Original Artform

BiggaBush Podcast Two









This is one I made earlier….about a week ago as it happens so there are some new bits and pieces, blips on the radar, as well as tracks from way back.  I had a fruitful trip to the excellent Centre for Better Grooves in Bristol which turned up both the Lalo Schifrin/Black Dog thing for a quid plus a nice copy of Hugh Hopper‘s first solo album 1984 – one of those records I’d always wanted to get but never quite found at the right price until now.

On another digging trip in Nottingham recently I heard some of the James Holden album in Forever Records, another great little shop where I picked up the Nahid Akhtar LP, feeding my ongoing obsession with totally bonkers film music from the Indian subcontinent, on the excellent Finders Keepers label.

Both the Mr. Thing, Ras G and J Rocc tracks were all sourced in a similar way; Mr Thing being allowed to visit the John Peel archive and plunder sounds to his heart’s delight for First Word Records and the others being part of a dublab project in which four producers were each given 5 dollars to spend on 5 records each and then come up with a track.

See how they did it here.

Then there’s a clip from an amazing film soundtrack:  The London Road tells the story of a murder investigation in Ipswich, told through verbatim transcriptions of interviews with local people and reporters, so their words are turned into musical phrases and often sung by a huge chorus.

No time to detail all the tracks here but please feel free to comment and ask about anything.

Podcast Two tracklisting:

01 Mr. Thing – Higher (First Word 2016)

02 Simon Park – I am the Walrus (EMI 1974)

03 Lalo Schifrin – Bullitt (Mini Driver Jam by the Black Dog) (Warner 1997)

04 The Invaders – Spacing Out (Duane 1970)

05 Alecky Blythe and Adam Cork – Cellular Material (Extract from The London Road OST)

06 Hugh Hopper – Minipax 1 (CBS 1973)

07 Snakefinger – Living In Vain (Ralph 1980)

08 Lenny Bruce – To Come (Douglas 1970)

09 Sun Ra – Thunder of the Gods (Modern Harmonic 2017)

10 Testbild – Friendly Noise Theme

11 Brian Cant – Mr Farthing’s Song

12 Nahid Akhtar – Sheeshy Ki Botal (FInders Keepers 2017)

13 Ras G – Untitled (Dublab 2009)

14 John Stuart Anderson – extract from Dracula’s Guest (Studio2Stereo 1968)

15 Mike Westbrook Orchestra – Metropolis Part V (RCA 1971)

16 James Holden & The Animal Spirits – Each Moment Like the First (Border Community 2017)

17 Whitefield Brothers – Breakin’ Through (Now-Again 2009)

18 Abstract Orchestra – King (ATA 2017)

19 J Rocc – Untitled (Dublab 2009)

20 Johnny, Earl & Jenny – Dub Street Version (Studio One 1982)

BiggaBush Mix June 2013

BiggaBush Mix June 2013 by Biggabush on Mixcloud

01 Don Ellis – The French Connection (Main Title Theme)
02 Charles Bradley – Hurricane
03 Harleighblu – Play Me
04 Fela Soul – Breakadawn
05 MF Doom – Dragon’s Blood
06 The Dandelion Set – Clean Sweep
07 Boards of Canada – Palace Posy
08 The Advisory Circle With Hong Kong In The 60s – Season’s Change
09 Scrimshire – Sonolo 69
10 Cos –  Postaeolian Train Robbery
11 DJ Premier – Set Me Free (instrumental)
12 Doomstarks – Victory Laps  (instrumental)
13 Dom Salvador & Abolição – Som, Sangue E Raça
14 Sir Victor Olaiwo – Omelebele
15 The Cutlass Band – Obiara Wondo
16 Keith Mansfield – Blockbuster
17 Raymond Guiot & Guy Pedersen – Locomotion Blues
18 Youngblood Brass Band – Overtime
19 Daphne Oram – Incidental Music for Invasion

Live in Bursa mix now online

Lightning Head – Studio Don

The first Lightning Head album ranges from freewheeling dub to batucada to latin-inflected piano and brass stabs, taking you on a journey from Kingston JA to Havana Cuba. Guest vocalists Farda P (Rockers Hi Fi), Singing Bird, Patrice Bart-Williams and Monterria. Features the classic dancehall mutant “Me & Me Princess” plus bonus tracks.

Available in all download formats on bandcamp