A brand new episode featuring longtime friend and record digging colleague DJ Center (http://pushthefader.com). Center stopped by my place last Sunday with a couple bags of jazz originals, and put together a great set for the podcast. We also spent a few minutes chopping it up and reminiscing on old mixtapes and digging adventures.
Thanks so much to everyone who’s been listening and sharing the podcast! Remember it’s free to subscribe on iTunes, Soundcloud, GooglePlay or most other podcasting websites and feeds, just search for DJ Ian Head.
A short 30 minutes of funk goodness as we cruise into the final month of summer – various treats from Yasiin Bey to Solange to Moodymann.
In addition, the latest episodes of Pullin from the Stacks podcast are now available on not only iTunes, but also Stitcher, GooglePlay and many other outlets as well as on Soundcloud (as long as we have Soundcloud…).
In case you’ve missed the latest episodes, Pullin from the Stacks continues on iTunes and Soundcloud. For Soundcloud users, I’ve created a separate account where the latest episodes will be published (though I will also repost them to my DJ Ian Head account as well).
I’m in PDX for the month of June doing some digging and working on some music, so there’s probably gonna be a break from the podcast until I return – but lots of funky goodness once I do!
Hope everyone is good.
I started working on this tape over a year ago. People seemed to dig the first one (thank you egotripland!), and it was fun to make, so I figured I’d cut up a few more random breaks and funky records for a sequel. After laying down the music, it still seemed missing something, and so I started going back and adding vocal samples and audio clips, from both vinyl and digital sources. There is an old clip of De La Soul being interviewed on NPR where Dave and Maceo talk about the ways djs and producers buy and dig for records, and it inspired me to search further for related – and unrelated – soundbites. In the end, this tape is kind of an adventure through the world of record-buying, classic movies, 90s Grammy award ceremonies, and b-side rap accapellas, all over a backdrop of breakbeats direct from my personal crates. Like the first mix, the bulk of the mixing was done using Serato but everything besides the interview clips is from original wax.
RIP David Axelrod and Walter “Junie” Morrison. Geniuses who inspired me and countless others.
Apologies for the lack of updates recently – been super busy. As usual, Soundcloud and Instagram are updated on a consistent basis.
It’s here! The Dollabin crew of DJ Ian Head and Verbal Math has finally pressed our own piece of wax. The A-side is a favorite from our first release ten years ago, “Pragmatic,” and the B-side is the exclusive new song “Style Points Coda.” As a bonus, we threw on an instrumental of “Pragmatic” as well.
Vinyl is in limited supply so grab a copy now!
Thanks so everyone who continues to support independent music.
The second vinyl release from Everydaybeats is coming very soon…this time from the Dollabin duo, Verbal Math and DJ Ian Head. Ten years after our EP release dedicated to digging up old records, we’re pressing our own music up on wax. Side A is a classic from that original release, and Side B are a couple vinyl exclusives. Stay tuned!