For the first anniversary of the untimely passing of Prince, we did another tribute show celebrating his life and music. This time around we wanted to focus on his catalogue of ballads and mellow grooves. Prince was certainly one of the most prolific musical chameleons, but one constant throughout his career was his love forContinue reading
One of our favorite annual theme shows, WHAT’S REALLY GOOD FRIDAY, went down this week. As we do every year we paid tribute to Harlem’s Finest, The Diplomats, Dipset, Bird Gang. This year we laced y’all with classic Dipset bangers and their original samples…a pretty fun show, and that’s what’s really , really, really reallyContinue reading
In our second installment of the DirtyNeedles 2017 Black History Producer Showcase, we took the soul train through the musical landscape created by Kenneth Gamble & Leon Huff. These gentlemen all but defined the Philadelphia soul sound of the 60s and 70s and continued to churn out hits well into the 80s and 90s. WorkingContinue reading
To celebrate Black History, DirtyNeedles will be doing our second annual producer showcase for the entire month of February, highlighting the work of integral producers and their contributions to black music. For this week’s episode, we kicked things off by paying tribute to the king Marley Marl. Marley’s contributions to hip-hop cannot be overstated. Quite simply,Continue reading
2016 was a tumultuous year to say the least. We lost many heroes, saw the best and worst of society and are now preparing for what could be a very different world in 2017. Thankfully through everything, 2016 did provide us with some excellent music, perhaps to help us escape from the craziness the world threwContinue reading
This week, Rajah, a local producer who’s been making noise in the Calgary hip-hop scene joined us to talk about his history and his debut EP, SYNESTHESIA. Nice to see a younger cat with the right attitude and talent to match. You can grab the EP for free.99 at his BandCamp HERE.
This week on DN we celebrated A Tribe Called Quest, who are widely regarded as the greatest hip-hop group of all time. The brothers from Queens, New York just dropped their latest project “We Got It From Here…Thank You For Your Service.” This will be their last studio album and the first released after theContinue reading
Wow…we love you guys! Thanks to the support of our very generous listeners, DirtyNeedles was able to raise over $5000 for CJSW’s Annual Funding Drive!! This was our most successful funding drive year ever and we’re incredibly grateful. It’s so satisfying to know that even in this economic climate, people are willing to shell outContinue reading