When I got asked to come into The Diggers Union Local 1200 radio show Enjoy and Be Educated on BBOX radio here in Brooklyn, I jumped at the chance. I’ve interviewed both of these gentleman before here on FMF, and their resume of production work, mixtapes, and deep knowledge of records, record digging, and the culture that goes around it is quite extensive. In other words, these are good people. DJ Unexpexted and Hevehitta put a lot of effort and love into both the radio show and the site (which shows with the daily content and articles they put out) and in my opinion, are dudes in the know when it comes to this record game. Real recognize real as they say. I was honored to be featured as their first guest on this newly formed partnership with BBOX. For those who aren’t in the know, BBOX is a unique radio station that originally operated out of a cargo crate at the De Kalb Market here in Brooklyn, won a contest as most unique pop up business, got some cash, and the rest is history. They have a diverse programming schedule and are quickly gaining popularity as a voice in the Brooklyn community. Located in the bustling DUMBO section of Brooklyn, for now BBOX’s studio is in a small space on Pearl Street.
Today I bring you the entire show in full. Unexpected kicked it off with some gems, and as the name states, I did enjoy and I was educated. Good looking on that Charlie Rouse record Un, that was a new one to me! Unexpected, a humble guy, is a great DJ, and if you listen to future shows you’ll hear his tight cutting and scratching as well as seamless mixing. But honestly, it’s the content that really puts the icing on the cake. The tracks played and the knowledge dropped is definitely worth the listen.
Here’s a list of what I played:
Special Guest DJ Set by DJ Prestige on BBOX Radio
Boss DJ Intro
Tim Maia – “Que Beleza”
Althea & Donna – “Uptown Top Ranking”
Technique All Stars – “Stalag 17″
Harry Ray – “Ride Your Pony Girl”
Alan Parker & William Parrish – “Main Chance” (Freqnik & WDRE Remix)
Dennis The Fox – “Pile Driver”
Madlib – “Slim’s Return”
Gangstarr – “Work”
J. Dilla – “Time” (Donuts of the Heart)
Darryl Reeves – “Donut Man”
DJ Format – “Dope Pusher” feat. Sureshot La Rock
The Upsetters – “Jungle Lion”
Visionaries – “Blessings” (Instrumental)
Dorothy Ashby – “Soul Vibrations”
Beastie Boys – “Shadrach”
Beastie Boys – “Bodhisattva Vow”
Polyrhythmics – “The Imposter”
Andy Smith – “45 Intro to 45 Set” (Interlude)
Jungle Fire – “Tokuta”
Cal Roberts – “International Funk”
Skip Jackson & The Natural Experience – “Microwave Boogie”
Joe “Youngblood” Cobb – “L.B. Time”
Dennis Landry – “Miss Hard To Get”
Mighty Groove Makers – “Let’s Dance Some Mo’” (Part 1)
Alpman – “Hypnotic Boogie”
Fumaca Preta – “A Bruxa”
Myron & E with The Soul Investigators – “Cold Game”
Nolan – “I Like What You Give”
Harry J All Stars – “Liquidator”
My interview starts at about the 32 minute mark with my live set following. I tried to incorporate a bunch of stuff I have been feeling lately, and for the 45 set give props to some records that I have dug up that I feel are important as well as highlighting some of the newer Funk record labels that I feel are doing big things. I appreciate the opportunity to take Flea Market Funk live on the airwaves, and definitely look for more guest sets on the show in the future.
Listen to and download the show here.
Get it directly from their Podomatic page as well.