News August 2018

Drummers Inc is part of Worldwide FM’s output, in which drummers and percussionists do a two hour mix of their favourite rhythms, drummers or any music that turns them on.  My mix representing the Magic Drum Orchestra goes out this Tuesday 14.8.18 1100-1300 GMT and featuring some of these incredible drummers and musicians….you can stream the show here after it goes out.

John Bonham – Billy Cobham – Ian Paice – G.R.E.S Mocidade Independente de Padre Miguel – Tony Allen – Madlib – OK Jazz – Bembeya Jazz National – Sly Dunbar – Zigaboo Modeliste


Fresh (or actually a bit crusty and sunburnt) from a recent appearance at the lovely Awamu Together festival,  this was my set:


MDO – Griot Goin On

Imagination – Music & Lights (The Reflex Revision)

BiggaBush – Come to Crunch

Fingerman – Hey Yo

Lay-far – Feel like Making Dub

BiggaBush – Honey/K Dope re-edit

Session Victim – Ranunkelvej

Nathan Haines – Earth Is the Place

Swayzak – Blufarm

Swayzak feat. Benjamin Zepheniah – Illegal (BB Version)

MDO – Original Nuttah

Marvellous Cain – Babaloo

Luke Vibert – Don’t Fuck Around

Big Youth – Jim Screechy (Smith & Mighty remix)

Hidden Agenda – Is It Love

Thanks to everyone who came up after the gig, it was a special one…

Bigga’s Big Dig on KNSJ 89.1FM San Diego








Eclectic sounds from Bigga’s crates can now be heard every Monday on KNSJ 89.1FM in San Diego 10-11pm PST.

The first show is a special dedicated to the latest Magic Drum Orchestra album – The DNA of Rhythm (Tru Thoughts), exploring some of the influences and styles behind the music.

Monday 16 July Bigga’s Big Dig #1 KNSJ

01 Schoolly D- PSK (What Does It Mean?)

02 Luke Vibert – Blasted Wook

03 MDO – Griot Goin On

04 Mandingo Griot Society – Sounds From the Bush

05 MDO – Hoodoo Udu

06 MDO vs Mantronix – Hardcore Hip Hop

07 MDO vs The Apples – Killing

08 Lalo Schifrin – Dossiers (from Mission Impossible pilot soundtrack 1966)

09 MDO – Black Arkid

10 MDO vs Kendrick Lamar – Humble

11 Diplo – Way More

12 MDO – Parade Skank

13 MDO – Dread Nourishment

14 Rhythm & Sound – Music A Fe Rule/MDO feat. Farda P – Two Bs One White acapella

15 MDO – Two Bs One White (instrumental)

16 Plastikman – Spastik

17 MDO feat. Bunty – Original Nuttah

Bigga’s Big Dig #2 KNSJ

Monday 23 July Bigga Reps MDO DJ Mix

01 Talking Heads – Once In A Lifetime Instrumental edit

02 Magic Drum Orchestra – Get Up

03 Lightning Head – Message Beats

04 Patrick Dawes – Garden of Love

05 Fela Kuti – Shakara (Ossie’s Bump edit)

06 Blast Head – Mangrove Monkey (BiggaBush Unreleased Version)

07 Benga & Coki – Night (SDP Dub)

08 Lightning Head – Second Line Stomp

09 Classica Orchestra Afrobeat – Mr. Follow Follow

10 Geode – Get Dem

11 Driving Blind – Wandering Lions (BiggaBush Version)

12 Magic Drum Orchestra – Crunked Up

Monday 30 July BBDig#3 KNSJ Afrolatino mix

01 Randy Weston – Introduction – Uhuru Kwanza (Part 1)

02 Madlib – Afrosound Panorama

03 Demon Fuzz – Past Present & Future

04 Classica Orchestra Afrobeat – Mr. Follow Follow

05 OK Jazz – Kiwita Kumunami

06 Antibalas – Ibeji

07 Karl Hector & the Malcouns – Coomassie

08 Orchestre Super Borgou de Parakou – Me Ton Le Gbe (BiggaBush edit)

09 Ryco Jazz – La Juventud

10 El Rego – Se Na Min

11 Quim Manuel O Espirito Santo – Eme Lelu

12 Karl Hector & the Malcouns – Debere

13 CK Mann & Carousel 7 – Asafo Beesuon

14 African Fiesta Sukisa – I Got the Feelin

15 Begun Band – Yo Me Moera

16 Bantous de la Capitale – Watchiwara

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