The Digging Never Stops (All-45s Mixtape)

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Travels happened this summer – couple days in Pittsburgh, two weeks in Portland, few days in Chicago, then back to the Apple. Along the way, multiple visits were made to key vinyl vendors. Additionally, I went back through some old boxes I’d left at my mom’s house the past few years and pulled out a couple gems. In-between roaming the aisles and avoiding papercuts while thumbing through record sleeves, it was interesting to think about how my priorities in digging have changed. I’ve really been getting into some of the slower, bluesier soul joints – don’t know if it’s the thick summer weather or I’m just getting older. That being said, I’m still out here looking for the funk.

This is an all-vinyl mixtape, about half an hour of a few of the 45s that I found over the past couple months. Big shout out to all the fam and digging peoples and especially my non-digging friends who let me sneak off for a couple hours to stare at record labels.

I’m starting to put together a more lengthy “Fall” mix, but had to throw something out there in the meantime. THE DIGGING NEVER STOPS!! Hope you enjoy.

– DJ Ian Head


June 45s Soul Mixtape – DJ Ian Head

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Whats good.

Spent the past few months caught up with job+school grind, and had to step back from the turntables for a minute. Still got in a couple vinyl excursions in-between, but it’s frustrating to be buying all this music and not have time to play it that much, even for myself.

So now it’s June and time to get back to it. Trying to plot out a couple music/visual creations for the coming months, but figured I’d knock out a short mix as the weather heats up. Strictly 45rpm soul crunchiness – selections to slow it down and vibe out to.

Hope everyone is well.

– DJ Ian Head


fourteen45sofcrunchylovesongsin7minutes (mixtape)

new mixtape: fourteen45sofcrunchylovesongsin7minutes

I know posts are slow – been extra busy, plus re-formulating stuff on the music front. here’s a short freestyle mix i threw together tonight – wanted to play some 45s and just get some off-the-cuff practice in. real crunchy, but hopefully you enjoy. also available for now on my soundcloud.


DJ Center, DJ Ian Head and Joe Blaxx: The 45 Sessions Pt. 1

Finally edited the first part of a fun little “battle” DJ Center and I had awhile back, playing 45s out the crates while the infamous drummer and producer Joe Blaxx held court. Check for it!


Weekly Digs – Sept 30 2012

Copped a few 45s today – didn’t know about this great Otis Redding version of “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag.” Ill.


Recent Digs (September 2012)

A few finds this past weekend.


Afro 45s: Music that Makes You Happy (Mix)

Shout out to J.Sand and h/t Pipomixes for hipping me to his nice, chill mix of 45s.


Sloppy 45s Mixtape for Record Store Day

Sloppy 45s from the Crate – Record Store Day Mix

Unplanned, straight from the crates, just throwin some 45s on the plates and droppin in and out of styles flavors and other things. Just out here with this crunchy vinyl.