Thursday, 6 August 2015

Dig Deep on Cowbell Radio #26 with Love Drop (Disco Deviance)


This month we continue the series on Cowbell Radio with another very special guest, as we welcome Brighton based Producer Love Drop to the Dig Deep Family.

Fresh from releasing his debut 12" on the mighty Disco Deviance label, his takes on Lenny Williams and Maynard Ferguson landed high in all the right charts and are all but sold out in the shops. DJ support has come from Laurent Garnier, Crazy P, Chris Duckenfield, Pete Herbert, Tensnake, Hot Toddy, Neil Diablo, Dicky Trisco and Jacques Renault to name a few; and he is already being compared to the likes of Rahaan and Frank Booker by the disco dons at Piccadilly Records.





A while back I featured Love Drop as 'Dig Deep Producer Of The Month' so it's an honour to be able to broadcast this rare and exclusive hour long recording of the man in the mix. In addition I will be putting together a raft of house, disco, funk, soul, afrobeat, techno and everything in between, plus we will have the Global Gig Guide towards the end of the show.


Q&A with Love Drop:

How long have been producing music for and how did you get into it? 
I started making music about twelve years ago because I wanted to make a career of it. However then my girlfriend got pregnant and I had to change that plan and get a proper job. I didn’t think about it again until two years ago and took it up again as a hobby.

Who and what are your influences? 
Too many influences to mention, but Norman Jay, Gilles Peterson and Joey Negro spring to mind.

Your vinyl debut has been riding high in the right kind of charts, how did the signing to Disco Deviance come about? 
I‘ve been messing about with re-editing for a couple of years just as a hobby but wasn’t taking it seriously. My friend Ben from Situation really liked what I was doing and and sent some edits to Disco Deviance for me, so I’ve got to him to thank.

I get the impression you are more of producer but you have put together a cracking mix for us, how often do you DJ out and where? 
Before I had a family I used to DJ out around Brighton quite a lot but that stopped when I had a family. It’s just one gig a year now, on the London Soul Cruise Boat Party every December, which I love. I am hoping to start DJing a bit more in the future though, maybe twice a year!

Do you buy vinyl or is it all digital?  
Before kids I was buying vinyl all the time but had to stop that for financial reasons. Since then it’s just been digital, mainly old tunes.

I have played a few of your edits on the show, what can we expect next? 
I don’t have a lot of time so there’s not much in the pipeline as tunes take a long time to finish, but there are a couple of tracks which are ready that I am hoping will get a vinyl release soon, plus I did a remix for Situation which should be out even sooner.

Where can people check you out online?
Currently my only online presence is my soundcloud page soundcloud.com/love-drop-edits where there’s quite a few free downloads.

Dig Deep On Cowbell Radio
with Love Drop (Disco Deviance)
Saturday 16th August 2015
7pm-10pm

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