Dig Your Roots

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Dig Your Roots
Compilation album
Released 2003-2007
Genre Hip hop, spoken word, electronic dance, roots, Canadian aboriginal, experimental jazz
Label National Campus and Community Radio Association

Dig Your Roots/Découvre tes racines is a Canadian series of compilation albums, released by the National Campus and Community Radio Association (NCRA/ANREC) to promote new and emerging artists.

The project was launched in 2002, utilizing development funding that Corus Entertainment provided to the NCRA/ANREC as part of a benefits package relating to a major radio acquisition transaction.

Each year's Dig Your Roots compilation focuses on a particular genre of music. Submissions are judged by a panel that first chooses up to 100 artists to be featured through streaming audio on the project's website. It then chooses the 15 best entries for the CD compilation. The albums are also promoted by a series of live concert broadcasts which air on participating campus and community radio stations across Canada.

Project 1: Hip Hop (2003)[edit]

  1. Vandal (Toronto) – Urban Camper (3:51)
  2. First Words featuring Cess (Rothesay) – Down With Putting Raps Down (3:51)
  3. Wyzah (Montreal) – Three Angels (3:42)
  4. The Goods (Halifax) – Monkey Motion Shuffle (2:52)
  5. War Party (Hobbema) – Feeling Reserved (3:26)
  6. Illa Brown/Kutcorners (Vancouver) – Rock On Ya Block (3:37)
  7. Classified (Halifax) – Unexpected (3:49)
  8. Dangerous Goods Collective (Edmonton) – No More Nice Guy (4:10)
  9. Kamau (Toronto) – Brain Storming (2:04)
  10. Frek Sho (Winnipeg) – Fort Rouge (2:42)
  11. Les Architekts (Montreal) – le diable joue un jeu (4:45) 1
  12. Half Life (Montreal) – Secrets of Society (4:45)
  13. Ink Operated (Surrey) – Chant It Ooh Ah Oh (3:06)
  14. Josh Martinez (Vancouver) – Another Day (4:10)
  15. Eye + Eye (Toronto) – Snapshots (5:52)

Notes[edit]

1 Due to manufacturer error, another song, Anodajay's "Le détenu", was mistakenly substituted on the CD for this one. Dig Your Roots subsequently released a special three-song sampler of Les Architekts' songs to compensate for the error.

Project 2: Spoken Word (2004)[edit]

  1. Steph Berntson (Sackville) – Barreling Madly (2:07)
  2. Kevin Matthews (Winnipeg) – Arsenic and Boldface (3:05)
  3. Derek Bradford (Halifax) – I Spy (1:53)
  4. Ève Langevin (Montréal) – Bulletin de nouvelles en bref, version 1 (1:09)
  5. Gein Wong (Toronto) – A Paper Son (2:35)
  6. Khyro (Montréal) – Fragment de Réflection du Mirroir 2: Forêt Vierge (1:55)
  7. Jeremy Gorman (Fredericton) – Pussycat Pussycat (1:29)
  8. Barbara Adler (Coquitlam) – In the Time Before (3:50)
  9. Nico Rogers (Winnipeg) – Hard to choke your artichoke heart (1:22)
  10. Julie Parrell (Winnipeg) – Untitled (2:23)
  11. Odessa Thornhill (Montréal) – I Sold My Wealth (1:02)
  12. T.L. Cowan (Edmonton) – homebody/homegirl (4:40)
  13. Heather Majaury (Waterloo) – Mother’s Song (4:25)
  14. Janet Marie Rogers (Victoria) – Make Me / Sombrio Spirit (4:18)
  15. Unblind (North York) – Mythology (1:43)

Project 3: Electronic Dance/Danse électronique (2004)[edit]

  1. Alexandre (La Butte) – Qu'elle a dit (3:58)
  2. D_MON (Dartmouth) – Don't Listen (3:51)
  3. Chinese Jetpilot (London) – Return of the Phat Dragon (DYR Edit) (3:28)
  4. Blackjwell (Montréal) – Falls (4:38)
  5. East Coast Disaster Complex (Victoria) – Robbiemart (3:38)
  6. Balboa (Winnipeg) – Ballad of the Lonely Mogwai (3:56)
  7. Alucard (Winnipeg) – Triple Wave (edit) (4:27)
  8. DĀV (Montréal) – Parisian Dream (4:31)
  9. d*rogers (Ottawa) – Did 2 Much (Grooveboy Remix) (4:46)
  10. Big Phat McNasty (Kamloops) – Rogue State (4:15)
  11. Gary Flanagan (Rothesay) – Driver (3:16)
  12. DJ Oxide (Winnipeg) – Sundae (4:05)
  13. Zenobia Salik & the United ElectroSoul Underground (Vancouver) – Headphones (Vegas Lounge Mix) (5:04)
  14. Guru-shishya (Hamilton) – Cagian 3 (3:56)
  15. vitaminsforyou (Montréal) – quand peanut fait dodo (3:24)

Project 4: Roots (2005)[edit]

  1. The Cracker Cats (Saskatoon) –Darkness (2:45)
  2. D. Rangers (Winnipeg) – Coughin Up Blood (2:55)
  3. Paul Paulin (St. Joseph du Lac) – J'ai pas n'cent su moé (3:47)
  4. Anne Louise Genest (Whitehorse) – Paradise Road (3:38)
  5. John Wort Hannam (Fort Macleod) – Church of the Long Grass (4:06)
  6. Penny Lang (Montréal) – Prairie Sky (3:08)
  7. Jory Nash (Willowdale) – Citizen's Waltz (3:49)
  8. Glen Reid (Burk's Falls) – Lifeline to the Heartland (4:04)
  9. The Flummies (Happy Valley - Goose Bay) – Comb Your Hair Flat Down (3:06)
  10. Les Chauffeurs à pieds (Québec) – Marie la chamelle & reel du poteau blanc (5:31)
  11. Barley Wik (Victoria) – View of the Station (2:23)
  12. Jane Eamon (Kelowna) – Ruckus in the Henhouse (4:26)
  13. Tim Harrison (Toronto) – Elizabeth's Lament (3:38)
  14. Petunia (Fredericton) – The Lonesome Pine Hollows (3:56)
  15. Rob Currie (Halifax) – Rape of Grand Pré (3:23)

Project 5: Aboriginal/Autochtones (2006)[edit]

  1. Sandy Scofield (Vancouver BC) – Faith (feat. Kinnie Starr) (4:49)
  2. Shirley Montague (Norris Point NL) – Ijiatsuk (3:54)
  3. The Pappy Johns Band with Murray Porter (Ohsweken ON) – Going Back (5:02)
  4. Elaine Jakesta (Watson Lake YT) – Healed Heroes (2:20)
  5. Ed Peekeekoot (Crofton BC) – Wild Lilies to Wheat Fields (3:12)
  6. Jef Tremblay et les Éléments (Québec QC) – Tanite Etuteiak (3:48)
  7. X-STATUS (Winnipeg MB) – Still Around (2:55)
  8. Sinuupa (Kuujjuag QC) – Simple Man (Explicit Language) (4:46)
  9. Eekwol (Saskatoon SK) – Too Sick (4:15)
  10. Tagaq (Cambridge Bay NU) – Breather (5:27)
  11. Rez Villain (Bedford NS) – Charismatic Manner (Explicit Language) (3:45)
  12. Leela Gilday (Yellowknife NT) – Rage (4:12)
  13. Richard M. Gloade (Fredericton NB) – The Mean Song (3:11)
  14. Graeme Jonez (Toronto ON) – Black Magic Goldmine (3:18)
  15. DiggingRoots (Barrie ON) – Going Back (4:48)

Project 6: Creative Jazz/Jazz créatif (2007)[edit]

Please visit the website for further details. Artists will be announced in the coming months.

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