Roots to Grooves

Roots to Grooves

"Roots to Grooves" explores the music, life and careers of musical artists from their earliest beginnings through to their most recent releases. Join musicians Jay Purcell and Jesse Quigley as they discuss a different artist each week, and share their own perspectives on the subject matters at hand. "Roots to Grooves" is a production of SIGNL.

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April 12, 2021 89 min

Actress is Darren J. Cunningham. Once a promising young English footballer, a debilitating injury led Darren to immerse himself in the London club scene. Cunningham experiments with avant-garde, cutting edge electronic compositions, and has utilized artificial intelligence to produce novel soundscapes.

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The Polish Ambassador is David Sugalski, an American electronic music producer and DJ from Oakland, California. Not only does this funky diplomat continue to experiment with electronic, dub, and world music, but has spearheaded a permaculture movement within the festival scene across the USA, merging sustainability and celebration.

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March 29, 2021 78 min

Glass Animals is an English psychedelic pop band spearheaded by frontman, Dave Bayley. After dropping out of medical school at King’s College, Bayley and company were signed to a record label and began writing and touring with vigor, gaining worldwide acclaim upon release of their first album, Zaba.

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March 8, 2021 85 min

Adrian Younge is an American composer, arranger, and producer. Looking back in time in order to move music forward, Adrienne focuses on production techniques of the late 60s and early 70s, recording music in his fully analogue studio in Los Angeles.

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    March 1, 2021 62 min

    The Avalanches are a plunderphonics and psychedelic hip hop group formed in Melbourne, Australia. After humble beginnings as a ‘noise punk’ outfit , the group shifted to using samples as the main component of their compositions. Their debut album ‘Since I Left You’ reached mainstream, worldwide acclaim and has procured The Avalanches an influential position in distinguished electronic music.

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    February 22, 2021 57 min

    King Krule is Archie Marshall - an English musician, rapper and record producer, credited with creating the ‘bluewave’ genre. Inspired by disparate artists ranging from Elvis Presley to the Pixies, Archie experiments with elements of jazz, post punk, and hip hop, with lyrics exploring his experiences with sex, aggression, and conflict.

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    February 15, 2021 73 min

    Ariel Pink is Ariel Rosenburg: A producer, singer and songwriter based out of Los Angeles, California, with a proclivity towards low fidelity pop-rock music. With a do-it-yourself approach, Ariel Pink has fashioned a bountiful discography and has proven to harbor a true knack for writing catchy hooks.

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    February 8, 2021 51 min

    Toro y Moi is Chaz Bundick, an American songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist. In 2009, Toro y Moi gained worldwide acclaim pioneering a genre of music, dubbed chillwave, and continues to produce genre blending smashes on his never ending musical safari.

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    February 1, 2021 53 min

    DJ Shadow is Joshua Paul Davis: An American hip hop producer and DJ.

    Appearing on the scene in 1996, DJ Shadow debuted an influential, instrumental hip hop album titled ‘Endtroducing….’. With his collection of over 60,000 vinyl records, Shadow continues to probe novel musical enclaves. 

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    January 19, 2021 67 min

    In this debut episode of "Roots to Grooves", musicians Jay Purcell & Jesse Quigley discuss the history, music and career of Houston based trio "Khruangbin".

    "Khruangbin" is Mark Speer, Laura Lee, and Donald ‘DJ’ Johnson Jr.: An American musical trio known for blending global musical influence, such as soul, dub, and psychedelia. Employing vocals only sparsely throughout their convergence of global music, ...

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