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

This Saturday (7.4.18) at Spiritland – BiggaBush on the decks

Come and hear BiggaBush on the incredible Spiritland sound system in Kings Cross, London…playing a 5 hour vinyl set ranging from Miles Davis to David Axelrod to krautrock to electronica to hip hop to dub to Bigga productions such as Rockers Hi Fi, Lighting Head, Magic Drum Orchestra and more…

You can also hear an exclusive preview of the new album from Glyn Bigga Bush –  Sunken Foal Stories, released on Lion Head Recordings/Schamoni Musik in May 2018.

Admisson free.  20:00 till 01:00.

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Listen on soundcloud

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

New BiggaBush EP

BiggaBush has a new EP out called Sods & Odds….check out on bandcamp here

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This week’s mix is aimed straight at your feet….and from there your hips, heart and head.  Lots of Reflex Revisions in there but he does it so well.

01 Sunshine (The Reflex Revision)

02 Blood Sweat & Tears – Spinning Wheel (The Reflex Wheel Spin)

03 Eric B & Rakim – I Know You Got Soul

04 Elektrons – Get Up (Greg Wilson remix)

05 Todd Osborn – November

06 David Bowie – Golden Years (The Reflex Revision)

07 Talking Heads – Once In A Lifetime (The Reflex Revision)

08 Luke Vibert – Acid 2000

09 Deee-Lite – Groove Is In the Heart (The Reflex Revision)

10 Seiji – Loose Lips

11 Boxsaga vs Earlyman – Back Inside

12 Objekt – Theme From Q

13 David Bowie – Rebel Rebel (The Reflex Revision)

14 Longsy D – This Is Ska (Skacid mix)

15 Luke Vibert – Heard It All B4/Everybody

16 BiggaBush – Dingo Messiah

17 Recloose – Spirit Knows

18 Octo Octa – Move On/Let Go (De-stress mix)


The Complete Works of Wavelad

BiggaBush Mix June 2013: The Complete Works of Wavelad by Biggabush on Mixcloud

Now available on bandcamp

Wavelad was a sampladelic project I worked on in the early 00s, when mashups were first starting to proliferate, although the Wavelad idea was really more about collecting hundreds of potential loops and samples – many found on albums purchased at car boot sales – and just seeing what worked together. Thus it was possible to put a King Crimson loop over a King Britt breakbeat with a Lenny Kravitz guitar riff and a Robert Wyatt bass clarinet. Everything was constructed in a program called Acid, a sort of precursor to Ableton Live in which you could instantly timestretch loops to play together. This resulted in an album’s worth of music, called Operation One, but due to the huge amount of uncleared samples there was never any prospect of a release. This album has been augmented in the Complete Works of Wavelad with some other stand-alone tracks and expanded to a full 75 minute megamix. The final Rockers Hi Fi release, Times Up, featured an epic Wavelad remix, which also appears here.

Here’s a run down of the titles I gave the tracks and as much of the source material as I can remember:

1. Into the Abyss (The Abyssinians)

link – Radio Armenia (The Who “Armenia City in the Sky”)

2. The Again Man (Mandingo “Sacrifice”, Birds n Brass “Sort of Soul”, Frank Sinatra, London Moods Orchestra)

3. Maha Love High (Mahavishnu Orchestra “Miles Ahead”, Rose Royce “Love Don’t Live Here Anymore”, Techno Twins, Bob Marley, Sparks)

link (Stylophone 350s keyboard demonstration disk)

4. Excuse Me (The Herbaliser sampling Shirley Bassey?)

link – Moonixon (A Nixon impersonator reads the speech that was prepared in the event of the Apollo 11 moon landing mission failing, backed with the London Symphony Orchestra’s “I’m Not In Love”)

5. Blue Zone (Egg “Symphony No.2 Part 1”, Bootman Break)

6. Disco Memory (David Shire “Salsation”, Mandrill “Hang Loose”, The Cardigans “Erase / Rewind” )

link Unda Ya Hose  (Prince Paul “Psychoanalysis (What Is It?)”)

7. On The Boom Chick (King Crimson “Sailor’s Tale” & “Moonchild”, Atomic Rooster “Tomorrow Night”, something off a drum demonstration album, Ras T Weed Rockers Hi Fi outtake)

link – Speakeasy (The Who Sell Out again)

8. Vision Tonite (John Martyn “Small Hours”, Procol Harum, Prince “When 2R In Love”)

link – Radio EXP (Jimi Hendrix “EXP”)

9. Come To Archive (The Commodores [not Lionel Richie as it says on the Mixcloud page], Gomez, Frank Zappa “Uncle Meat Variations”, Prince “When 2R In Love”)

link (The Dick Kunc Story from Frank Zappa “The Lost Episodes”)

10. Etch A Skratch (The Commodores, Roxy Music “2HB”, Lenny Kravitz “Freedom Train”, King Crimson “Epitaph”, Robert Wyatt “Solar Flares”)

11. Murder (Macy Gray “I’ve Committed Murder”, Ron Grainer OST “The Prisoner”, Rotary Connection “Inside My Love”, Sun Ra “News From Neptune”)

12. Root Loop (John Martyn “Root Love”, David Sylvian “Taking The Veil”,Jack Bruce “Never Tell Your Mother She’s Out Of Tune”, Billy May “Come Dance With Me”)

13. Fantabata (Luciano Perrone Batucada Fantastica)

link – Revox of Wavelad (Shantel “Tempest Dub”, Prince Buster “10 Commandments”, The Who Sell Out)

14. 15/8 Beats (Man Parrish “Hip Hop Don’t Stop”, Love Unlimited Orchestra “Midnight Groove”, Frankie Bones “Another Time Another Place”, White Knight, Keith LeBlanc “Malcolm X”, Gino Latino “Welcome”, Pressure Drop “Warrior” [BiggaBush unreleased mix]

15. Times Up (Wavelad Breaks on 1200 mix)

16. Stolen Summer (Bobby Goldsborough “Summer (The First Time)”, A Certain Ratio “There’s Only This”)

link (London Symphony Orchestra’s “I’m Not In Love”, Rolf Harris from Stylophone 350s as above)

17. Follow The Van (Van McCoy “The Disco Kid”)

18. A Few Words (Edgar Broughton Band, “Dawn Crept Away”)