D3EP Digest – Week #48

4 weeks until Christmas and we’ve got some early presents below…


CREAM 25 Competition Winners

Congratulations to Louise, Tony and Slavenkata who all got the answer right. Energy 52’s 1993 hit was called “Cafe Del Mar”, although if somebody doesn’t release a track called “Pete’s Greasy Spoon” soon it will be a travesty!

Cream25 triple CD’s winging their way to you, enjoy! 🙂


New releases out this week…

House of Virus & AM2PM – Listen Up

What a collaboration this one is with House Of Virus & AM2PM teaming up for this stormer “Listen Up” out on Freakin909. Alec leads the way with her powerful vocals supported by a driving instrumental section, big bass stabs and a symphony of synths creating an array of sound that play perfectly off the lead vocals. The jackin’ mix provides a slightly deeper alternative, but equal in stature as it will certainly bring out that “bass face.” Lushpads in the breakdown in the jackin’ mix are absolutely superb, what’s not to love?

J Paul Getto & Hatiras – James Brown Is Getting Down

If you like disco-flavoured house music, this is your jam.  This time teaming up with Hatiras, don like J Paul Getto hits you with another dancefloor stunner in “James Brown Getting Down”, and the crowd will surely get down to this as it features lively strings, a pumping rhythm section and a little slice of funk.

Knox &  Shumocka ShuVance – Cry Baby (Knox & Wozniak Mix)

D3EP Digest introduces you to another soulful jam, this one featuring lead vocals by Shumocka ShuVance putting his heart out on a deep cut with beautiful keys and string sections supporting the vocalist.  A minimal but effective rhythm sections keeps you chugging along to the catchy chorus of “Cry Baby” that’ll keep you singing it over and over again.

Also check out…

Wobble&BlackArt – Hurting Bombs (Original Mix)

In epic style, Wobble&BlackArt drop this massive tech bomb with a furious bass synth matched with shimmering hi-hats and breakbeat drums, “Hurting Bombs” is one of those tunes that seems like it keeps climbing and climbing in energy with no end in sight.  At about 9 minutes long that’s almost true, though it is all time well-spent as it is masterfully crafted to keep building your anticipation higher and higher then hitting you hard with that big fat bass.


Getting D3EP with DJ Wisk…

How’s your 2017 been so far?
So far 2017 has been absolutely spot on! Couldn’t be happier with how things have gone since January until now.  I’ve enjoyed myself more than ever, with my “D3EP In The Underground”’ show going from strength to strength, breaking new artists, tracks & labels on a weekly basis & having listeners from places like Kazakhstan to Ukraine, has kept me wanting to push the sound further & further!

Playing up and down the UK at some of my favourite events with top tier UKG MCs like PSG, Vapour, Bushkin, Maxwell D etc. & headlining in Oslo have definitely been highlights of 2017.

I’ve also launched my new website – djwisk.com, where you can find all sorts of UKG based stuff.

Production wise, Dave All Good H (All Good Records) & myself have been busy in the studio this year & have got plenty of tracks & remixes lined up! Don’t forget you can buy the Cape 17 EP with remixes from Soulecta, Bison & Royal Flush here (blatant plug!) : https://www.beatport.com/release/cape-17-e-p/2091057

What’s the first track you owned on vinyl?
The first track I owned on vinyl was Judy Cheeks – Reach And Spin. Still play the vinyl out now, it’s been well looked after!

If you could reopen any club which club would that be ?
If I could un-demolish it and transform the city centre to how it was in the late 90s I would reopen The West End Bar in Birmingham! The best place for Speed Garage back then!

What’s your favourite Genre/Subgenre that you don’t necessarily play?
When I’m not listening to garage I usually find myself listening to hip hop. Mainly old stuff, not feeling the mumbling 2017 hip hop haha.

Name a label that you really feel has pushed on this year?
Has to be Ultra Bass Records, the relentless work these guys put in and the amount of good music they put out is unreal. It is one of a handful of labels that i see in my inbox and download it before even checking the tunes out! I’m looking forward to seeing what’s in store from them in 2018!

I also gave these away as free downloads :

Catch DJ Wisk every Wednesday from 8-10PM (GMT) on www.d3ep.com


Podcast Heat…

Ricardo Da Rhythm – Da Rhythm Sessions (21/11/17)
Hailing from London, Ricardo Da Rhythm provides quality every week on his Da Rhythm Sessions every Tuesday. Starting 6PM local time, Ricardo knows how to bring the best in house & garage, dipping his toes into the deeper and soulful realms from time to time, this is the perfect podcast to come home and vibe too after a long day at work.

Ricky Inch – Ossom Sessions (23/11/17)
Right from the start, Ricky Inch hits you with that lush soulful grooviness with “Takuma” by Simon Grey & Alana, and keeps the funk train rolling all the way through, including some jazz inspired piano filled house tunes such as “Feel So Good” from Lovebirds.  Ossom Sessions brings you those classy jams full of rich, warm harmonies and featuring some of the most dynamic vocalists past and present.

KNOX – New York Deep and Soulful (25/11/17)
Bringing that New York sound, KNOX has the goods with his rich blend of pure house and soulful essentials mixed in with gospel vocals and full-section brass sections that will lift you up and get you dancing. Taking you on a wild journey through the soulful genres, KNOX starts off with some of the deeper cuts, quickly ramping up the energy before coming full circle in a seamless mix that keeps you wanting more.


D3EP DJs In Your Neighbourhood…


Braaks  @ Natural Selection, Trafik Basement, Shoreditch, London, UK

Grant Nelson @ Absolutely, Deco, Hertford, UK


Chart Action…

DJ Rao – Feel My Vibe – November 2017
Featuring a whole lotta funky & soulful house, DJ Rao’s “Feel My Vibe” chart for November is the perfect collection to get the dancefloor buzzin’ including some disco-flavoured heaters such as Sebb Junior’s remix of Dax On Sax & Lisa Shaw’s “Other Side.”


Check This Out…

The digital release of Reel people’s Second guess (Grant Nelson Remix) just popped up on traxsource the other day and we thought you might like this!

One of the most loved UK soulful labels, PAPA RECORDS, celebrate 15 glorious years of brilliant musical output with their special anniversary compilation ‘PLAY IT LIKE PAPA’.

Established in 2002 in East London by producer/DJ OLI LAZARUS, PAPA quickly established themselves as one the best labels for soulful music. Sticking true to their sound, they have gone from strength to strength releasing approximately 100 singles and nearly 50 albums to date.

‘PLAY IT LIKE PAPA’ is a true celebration of the label’s timeless musical output, available as a triple CD, divided into Broken Beat & Nu Jazz, Soulful House and Deep House & House genres, along with a giant digital download release including 120 catalogue gems!

“Can’t believe how quickly the last 15 years have gone. We have had some real ups and downs but it’s always been such a huge rush presenting music under our Papa banner. Thanks to everyone who has been part of the journey. Here’s to the next 15 years!!” – OLI LAZARUS

Included in the release is D3EP Radio’s very own Grant Nelson on the remix of Reel People & Jag’s “Second Guess”, originally released 31 January, 2005.



Ciao for now,

Until next week, 

Keep it locked, Keep it D3EP!