DOWNLOAD: Fall Mixtape
Here’s the second tape in my “seasonal” series – a compilation of eclectic tunes from recent and past digging adventures. Something to bump on the headphones after you zip your hoodie up and stroll up the block, crunchy and soulful. No tracklist for this one – thumb through a crate or two and I’m sure you’ll come up with some of these cuts.
I’m continuing to feature artistic friends of mine with this series of tapes. Big shout out to Brian Burk, whose beautiful photo of a cool fall sky graces the cover. You can check out more of his incredible photos at http://brianburk.smugmug.com.
Also special shout to the homie Turiya, who’s getting back into vinyl and let me feature part of an interview I did with her on this tape.
Hope you all enjoy. Stay warm.
– DJ Ian Head
DOWNLOAD: The Digging Never Stops (August Mixtape)
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
“Digging Diaries” will be a new mixtape series from me for 2013, chronicling recent digs and travels I might take throughout the year. I went to Seattle and Portland over the winter holidays, and ended up shipping back a thick stack of vinyl to NYC. This mix is composed of just a few of those records, eclectic and vibey, trying to play some stuff you don’t normally hear, along with a couple classic breaks for the heads.
Me and Verb descended upon Beautiful World Syndicate in South Philly last night, along with the infamous Noah P (big shout out!). Need to get back there ASAP.
Another great interview in this “Digging” series – Jazzy Jay really goes in on the vinyl obsession that some of us record fiends have. Watch your 45s if he drops by your house…(h/t Pipomixes)
I’ve spent the past couple weeks moving all the Dollabin music onto Bandcamp so it’s more easily accessible. I’ll continue to update and tweak things moving forward.
Here’s one slightly “new” release – many of the instrumentals from “Styles You Can’t Afford” which we dropped in 2009. Enjoy.
Copped a few 45s today – didn’t know about this great Otis Redding version of “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag.” Ill.