Category Archive: Amazing Songs

Luka – “Lowdown” (Free Download)

  Hamburg, Germany’s Luka takes care of your Wednesday afternoon summer chill times with “Lowdown.”       Scratchy and soothing, this relaxing jam crafted by the 23-year-old producer is a cool liquid… Continue reading

SBTRKT ft Ezra Koenig – “New Dorp, New York” (BBC Radio 1 Annie Mac Premiere)

  Love, love, love this brand new electronic shuffler from the UK’s Aaron Jerome bka SBTRKT and Vampire Weekend‘s Ezra Koenig, hot off the press from Annie Mac‘s radio show on BBC Radio 1.… Continue reading

Listen/Download the Latest Episode of the Dan Digs Podcast: 120 Minutes of Brand New Beats, Bass, Hip-hop, House and Electronic Soul. Sun, Jul 20, 2014.

  ***GO TO THE DAN DIGS ITUNES PAGE TO LISTEN, DOWNLOAD & SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW!***   How’s it going?   Stoked to share with you an assortment of my new favorite… Continue reading

Syd Arthur – “Hometown Blues” (Psychemagik Remix)

  The UK’s Danny McLewin and Tom Coveney aka Psychemagik first had me with the slow disco and cosmic chunk-funk of their remix of Quentin Quatro’s “Disco Quatro” last year. It was number 5 on my… Continue reading

Leon Vynehall – “It’s Just (House of Dupree)”

  Portsmouth, UK’s Leon Vynehall is creating some of my favorite music right now.   His latest mini-album, Music for the Uninvited, is seven tracks replete with grooving house beats, analog hiss, vinyl crackle,… Continue reading

Real Lies – “North Circular” (Official Video)

  “All I can say is that I know where I belong…”   So the obvious comparison here is the Streets’ “Weak Become Heroes,” minus Mike Skinner’s chirpy Brum brogue of course, and while… Continue reading

Hugh – “I Can’t Figure You Out” (Fever Trails Remix) (Free Download)

  Cape Town’s Fever Trails strips down London four-piece Hugh‘s alt-R&B jam “I Can’t Figure You Out” and sets it to a wafting, woodblock, barely-there beat.       Love that shivering acoustic guitar… Continue reading

Fyfe – “For You” (Deptford Goth Remix)

  “Everything little-little-thing-little-thing-I-little-thing-little-I-do…”   I first became a fan of 24-year-old London producer and singer Fyfe when I heard his track “Lies” last year, which I thought was a beguilingly disenchanted song that recalls… Continue reading

Lido ft Muri – “Lost” (Stwo Remix)

  Paris, France’s Stwo (pronounced “Stew”) turns in this woozy, seasick, future ‘n’ B remix of Oslo, Norway producer Lido’s “Lost.”       Both this remix and the original version are fire.… Continue reading

Banoffee – “Got It”

  Melbourne, Australia’s Martha Brown is Banoffee, a singer-songwriter with a taste for sweet retro synths and experimental, honeyed R&B.       Banoffee – “Got It”         With a track this good… Continue reading

FVLCRVM – “Pink!” (Free Download)

  This slice of Slovak vocal-percussive-experimental-soulful-tech-house beatery! Love it!       Thanks to the recent Red Bull Music Academy Bass Camp in Bratislava, some of the Czech Republic and Slovakia’s most promising… Continue reading

Doprah – “Stranger People”

  With “Stranger People,” Christchurch, New Zealand’s Doprah remind me of a slightly more cheerful Portishead who’ve listened to a lot of Lorde, Dr Octagon’s “Blue Flowers,” and Flying Lotus’ jangly drum loops.… Continue reading

Paper Tiger – “Make It Through” (Werkha Remix) (Free Download)

  Manchester’s Tru Thoughts-signed producer Werkha brings his signature bass bruises and clipped claps to this remix of Leeds, UK space jazz and otherworldly hip-hop outfit Paper Tiger‘s latest single, “Make it Through.”… Continue reading

LISTEN/DOWNLOAD THE LATEST EPISODE OF THE DAN DIGS PODCAST: 120 MINUTES OF BRAND NEW BEATS, BASS, HIP-HOP, & ELECTRONIC SOUL. SUN, JUL 6, 2014.

  Hope you had an amazing Fourth of July weekend.   Here’s a bunch of my new favorite tunes that I’ve been mightily diggin’ recently.       Get your shout-outs in and… Continue reading

Dr Meaker ft Sian Evans – “Right Back” (Break Remix)

  Summertime is here!   Nothing like a slab of jazzy, bass-ridden, upfront drum ‘n’ bass to soundtrack that sunshine.       Hailing, naturally, from the city of bass, Bristol, live d’n’b act Dr… Continue reading

Tom Misch – “Memory”

  Tom Misch is clearly running things in the steelpan-indie-chill game.       “Memory” is a mellow work of genius from the 19-year-old South East Londoner.   Currently on my fifth play in a… Continue reading

Souls of Mischief & Adrian Younge ft Snoop Dogg – “There Is Only Now” (Official Video)

  Why aren’t we talking more about the return of Souls of Mischief?       The Oakland, CA group, famous for the ubiquitous underground hip-hop cut “93 ’til Infinity” in the early… Continue reading

Slow Magic – “Girls”

  Unknown, mysterious, and permanently fox-face-masked producer Slow Magic prepares us all for the imminent, hazy, heady days of the July summer with this sun-bleached, piano-percussive, vocal-washed beat jam.       Slow Magic… Continue reading

Sam Smith – “Leave Your Lover” (Esta Remix)

  As if Sam Smith wasn’t having a cracking enough year, hottest label of the minute Soulection‘s Esta has just supercharged his song “Leave Your Lover” into a bumping, bass-heavy, spacey house cut.    … Continue reading

Led Zeppelin – “Ramble On” (Souleance Re-Edit) (Free Download)

  Led Zep-lovin’, Paris, France producer duo Fulgeance and DJ Soulist are Souleance.       Their remix of “Ramble On” is a dusty, noodley jam of sturdy breakbeat funk. Robert Plant’s weathered rock… Continue reading

Andrea Balency – “You’ve Never Been Alone”

  Sounding somewhat like an especially chilled AlunaGeorge, 22-year-old Mexican-French producer and singer Andrea Balency introduces her first single, “You’ve Never Been Alone,” a futurebound, striding cut of metallic R&B and glimmering electronic soul.… Continue reading

LISTEN/DOWNLOAD THE LATEST EPISODE OF THE DAN DIGS PODCAST: 120 MINUTES OF BRAND NEW BEATS, BASS, HIP-HOP, & ELECTRONIC SOUL. SUN, JUN 15, 2014.

  How’s things?   Excited to share with you a new blend of my new favorite new tunes!       Let me know where you’re listening from via facebook.com/dandigs or twitter.com/dandigs or… Continue reading

Mr. Carmack – “Don’t Push Me Cuz I’m Close to the Edge”

  To the untrained eye or ear, looking at the length of this track and song title may make this seem like a throwaway beat jam at first, but if you know the production… Continue reading

Stephon Alexander & Rioux – “Dance of the Illusion” (Official Video)

  New favorite genre alert: astrophysical psychedeli-tropical new wave indie-dance!   New York producer Erin Rioux recently teamed up with Dartmouth theoretical physicist and Trinidad-born cosmology professor (who also happens to play a mean… Continue reading

Hawk House – “Chill Pill (Experiment 2)” (Official Video)

  “Seven billion residents of the Earth…”   How are London hip-hop trio Hawk House not massive?   Brothers Eman and Sam and their friend Demae’s track “Tidal Tendencies” was number 42 in my Top… Continue reading

Ladi6 – “Hold Tight” (Official Video)

  Christchurch, New Zealand’s Ladi6 gets spacey on this downtempo jazz-soul jam with a delectably drowsy ‘n’ snappy beat.         Ladi6 – “Hold Tight” (Official Video)        … Continue reading

Vicktor Taiwò ft Solomon – “Digital Kids” (Official Video)

  Heartfelt Renaissance ruminations on youthful ruination from 22-year-old Nigeria-via-East London singer Vicktor Taiwò.       Says Taiwò, “Before, children had time to think that the world was beautiful, and I think that should… Continue reading

Kelis – “Bless the Telephone” (Trinidad-Senolia Deep Remix)

  Shouts going out to all producers and remixers using phone noises in their music.       If you need a refresher on the best telephone tones used in modern music, there’s this.… Continue reading

SBTRKT ft Sampha – “Temporary View”

  One of this decade’s best partnerships in electronic music.       A very, very welcome return for Aaron Jerome aka SBTRKT and Sampha, here with a brand new track called “Temporary… Continue reading

Pharrell ft Jay Z – “Frontin’” (Disclosure Re-Work)

  As far as reimaginations of “Frontin’” go, nothing will ever top DJ Reset’s fusing of Pharrell’s falsetto-tastic masterpiece with Beck’s “Debra,” but this is pretty darn good.       Pharrell ft… Continue reading

Deers – “Bamboo”

  Sometimes the best music is not overthought.   Sometimes the best music is made by not caring very much at all.         Ana and Carlotta are Deers, a duo making… Continue reading

Electric Wire Hustle – “Bottom Line”

  Love the pouncing piano, widescreen strings, and simmering drum beat on this new leftfield soul jam from Wellington, New Zealand’s Electric Wire Hustle.       I played the Flako remix of this track on… Continue reading

Caribou – “Can’t Do Without You”

  “Can’t Do Without You” is the perfect track to close a DJ set at either sunset or sunrise.       Canadian electronic musician Caribou aka Dan Snaith aka Manitoba aka Daphni is… Continue reading

ASHER ROTH INTERVIEW & LIVE PERFORMANCE AT THE TROUBADOUR IN WEST HOLLYWOOD, LOS ANGELES – TV SEGMENT PRODUCED FOR NUVOTV’S MUSIC SHOW THE COLLECTIVE (VIDEO)

  CLICK HERE TO WATCH THIS SEGMENT ON VEVO.COM NOW.     Asher Roth recently played the Troubadour in West Hollywood for the release of his eclectic, sophomoric album, RetroHash.      … Continue reading

Zara McFarlane – “Move” (Atjazz Remix)

  Britain’s Atjazz aka Martin Iveson steps in the name of underground electronic soul on this beautiful remix of Zara McFarlane‘s new single, “Move.”       Watch for those lush 4-heroic strings,… Continue reading

Common ft Vince Staples – “Kingdom” (Produced by No I.D.)

  This epic, apocalyptic new fire from Common and Vince Staples over No I.D.’s soaring gospel samples and drums is making my Friday all kinds of perfect.       Does anyone know… Continue reading

D’Angelo – “Spanish Joint” (Kero One Remix) (Free Download)

  LA producer and DJ Kero One flips D’Angelo’s classic original into an uptempo, early evening groove.       Perfect for ushering in summer.     D’Angelo – “Spanish Joint” (Kero One Remix)… Continue reading

Nadastrom – “Fallen Down” (Club Mix)

  Moombahton godfathers Dave Nada and Matt Nordstrom are Nadastrom.       Have a listen to the D.C.-born, L.A.-based duo’s latest single, the spooky, bass-driven, late-night house number, “Fallen Down.”     Nadastrom… Continue reading

DE LUX INTERVIEW & LIVE PERFORMANCE AT THE ECHO IN ECHO PARK, LOS ANGELES – TV SEGMENT PRODUCED FOR NUVOTV’S MUSIC SHOW THE COLLECTIVE (VIDEO)

  CLICK HERE TO WATCH THIS SEGMENT ON VEVO.COM NOW.     I interviewed the tremendously talented LA post-disco duo De Lux and produced this segment on their record release show at the Echo for NUVOtv‘s flagship music… Continue reading

Cash+David – “Pulse” (Official Video)

  Diggin’ the indie-disco-funk-pop of “Pulse” by UK duo Cash+David.       Cash+David – “Pulse” (Official Video)       You will also find me doing similar ballet moves in deserted and… Continue reading

LISTEN/DOWNLOAD THE LATEST EPISODE OF THE DAN DIGS PODCAST: 120 MINUTES OF BRAND NEW BEATS, BASS, HIP-HOP, & ELECTRONIC SOUL. SUN, MAY 25, 2014.

  All of my favorite songs from right now, all blended together in this latest two-hour podcast DJ mix!       Say hello and let me know where you’re listening from via facebook.com/dandigs… Continue reading

Moleskin – “Turnt On”

  Sounding like Bok Bok and L-Vis 1990 after nineteen cups of coffee, “Turnt On” by London producer Moleskin joyfully pummels your head into nodding and your limbs into wildly flailing.      … Continue reading

Sorceress – “Teacups” (Free Download)

  Love this rollin’ ‘n’ clappin,’ Fat Freddy-Droppin’ house beat and these honeyed soul vocals on “Teacups,” the brand new track from New Zealand five-piece Sorceress.       Formerly known as Funkommunity,… Continue reading

Astronauts – “Skydive” (Official Video)

  “Skydive” is the sound of a summer’s day gone wrong, then right, then wrong, then right again, according to East London electronic indie-folk band Astronauts aka Dan Carney, formerly of Dark Captain and… Continue reading

TEMPLES INTERVIEW & LIVE PERFORMANCE AT THE ROXY IN WEST HOLLYWOOD – TV SEGMENT PRODUCED FOR NUVOTV’S MUSIC SHOW THE COLLECTIVE (VIDEO)

  CLICK HERE TO WATCH THIS SEGMENT ON VEVO.COM NOW.     “We wanted to create a world for people to fall into…”   British psychedelic rockers Temples recently came to Los Angeles to play one of the best… Continue reading

Aquilo – “I Don’t Want to See It” (Royce Wood Junior Remix) (Free Download)

  Aquilo is cold choral electronic R&B duo Ben and Tom from Silverdale in the Lake District, England.       Royce Wood Junior (whose excellent track “Nuff” was featured on this site… Continue reading

Kidd Feather – “Sirene” (Official Video)

  Switzerland’s Kidd Feather creates kaleidoscopic, refracted, psychedelic electronic pop.       Now living in East London, he says that his homeland was instrumental in influencing his musical style.   “I grew up… Continue reading

Beat Connection – “Hesitation”

  Seattle electronic three-piece Beat Connection return with this excellent, flute-tootin’, sample-happy, percussive low-slung jam.       Love me them guitar lines, those handclaps, and that humming that starts at 3:44.  … Continue reading

Sylvan Esso – “Coffee” (Official Video)

  Singer Amelia Meath & electronic music producer Nick Sanborn hail from Durham, North Carolina.       Together they make experimental, beat-driven, indie-folk as Sylvan Esso.   Their previous single, “Hey Mami,”… Continue reading

Open Mike Eagle – “A History of Modern Dance” (Official Video)

  “First step is intention…”   Love this new track and Cosby Show-riffin’ video from Chicago-born, LA-based rap artist Open Mike Eagle.       Love, too, these squealing synth strings that open… Continue reading