Tag Archive: Beat

Stray – “Since You’ve Been Gone” (Official Video) (Free Album Download)

  Sadly, this isn’t an electronic soul cover of Kelly Clarkson, however London drum ‘n’ bass producer Stray still knows his way around a strutting hip-hop beat oozing with mood and movement. Love the… Continue reading

Tropics – “Blame”

  London’s Chris Ward is Tropics.   His latest song, “Blame,” is a muted, light-filled, sand-sifting electronic soul affair that sits nicely alongside Rhye and How to Dress Well.       Tropics – “Blame”… Continue reading

Kormac ft Irvine Welsh – “Another Screen” (Official Video)

  On “Another Screen,” Dublin’s Kormac partners with legendary Scottish writer and author of Trainspotting, Irvine Welsh.   The result is a spoken word piece, underpinned with a jovial, strumming, strolling beat from Kormac,… Continue reading

Dan Digs’ Track of the Day: Silent Strike – “Singularity” (Video) – Powered by Reverbnation

  I’ve been working with the fine folks at Reverbnation and over the past month I’ve been taking submissions from artists from all over the world to be featured here at DanDigs.com.         I… Continue reading

Sam Gellaitry – “Paper”

  On “Paper,” Stirling, Scotland’s seventeen-year-old producer Sam Gellaitry takes an ornate piece of parlor piano and twists it into an instantly contagious, hiccuping, bit-crushed burp beat.       Sam Gellaitry – “Paper”… Continue reading

Umse ft Megaloh – “In Aufruhr” (Produced by Deckah) (Official Video)

  Love this heavy-hitting German hip-hop cut from MC Umse featuring Berlin rapper Megaloh and Deckah on the beat.       No idea what any of these words mean—apart from a possible shout… 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

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

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

Harrison – “Akira” (Official Video)

  Let Toronto’s Harrison take you back in time with this monochromatic, retro-fantastic music video for his track “Akira.”       Harrison – “Akira” (Official Video)         Hear more… Continue reading

Until The Ribbon Breaks – “Pressure” (UNKLE Reconstruction)

  Until the Ribbon Breaks‘ original version of “Pressure” and his most recent album, A Taste of Silver both shine thanks to a surfeit of musical talent and willingness for sonic experimentation from Cardiff, Wales’ Pete… Continue reading

Nights of Rizal – “When It Comes Around”

  Nights of Rizal is Migi de Belen from the Philippines who makes some magandang beats.     Migi started writing music in 2007 while studying in London. He’s also a core member of the BuwanBuwan Collective—a… Continue reading

Flying Lotus ft Laura Darlington – “Phantasm” (Video by Markus Hofko)

  If the new Star Wars movie looked like Auckland, New Zealand director Markus Hofko‘s video for Flying Lotus‘ otherworldly “Phantasm,” I would not be mad at all.       The visuals are a… Continue reading

Theo Parrish – “Footwork” (Official Video)

  The subtle genius of Theo Parrish.   Ever since first hearing his track “Twin Cities” on Gilles Peterson’s BBC radio show back way back when, I’ve been hooked on his hypnotic audio… Continue reading

Ta-ku – “Knightime” (Originally a Remix of Disclosure and London Grammar’s “Help Me Lose My Mind”) (Free Download)

  I saw Ta-ku posting this rework of Disclosure and London Grammar’s “Help Me Lose My Mind” on Twitter late one night and immediately thought, “Sweet! I’ll have to download that in the… Continue reading

Moods – “417 Miles”

  If you’re due an early summer vacation, let Rotterdam’s Moods take you right there, right now.           Moods – “417 Miles”         Check out more… Continue reading

Clara Hill – “Lost Winter” (Official Video)

  This beat!   Berlin’s Clara Hill started out by teaming up with the German DJ greats, Jazzanova, to create experimental, electronic jazz.   She’s taken a turn in musical direction since then, and on… Continue reading

Subdaio ft Muzzy Legault – “Apsara”

  Late night.   New Jersey’s Subdaio (“sub-day-oh”) perfectly captures the nocturnal state of mind with this midnight beat.       Subdaio ft Muzzy Legault – “Apsara”         Listen to more… Continue reading

Flume x WKND – “Hyper Paradise” (Free Download)

  “Never have to worry… never have to worry… “   19-year-old Munich producer WKND aka Max Seethaler remixes Aussie electronic music star Flume‘s own remix of Hermitude’s “Hyper Paradise.”       Flume x… Continue reading

Until The Ribbon Breaks – “A Taste Of Silver” (Free Download)

  Cardiff, Wales singer and producer Pete Lawrie Winfield aka Until The Ribbon Breaks has newness for you.       I first got switched on to UTRB’s (as he was known back in February 2012)… Continue reading

Point Point – “Life in Grey” (Free Download)

  Madness!   Had to give this a few spins to really understand what’s going on here, then realized after a few spins that it’s actually impossible to understand what’s going on here,… Continue reading

Low Leaf & King Britt – “A Light Within” (Free Download)

Los Angeles Filipino-American singer and harpist Low Leaf recently partnered with the legendary King Britt to create this wispy, digitally dusty beat jam. “A Light Within” is an outtake from King Britt’s forthcoming… Continue reading

Tirzah – “No Romance”

I first got switched on to Tirzah last year when she released the fresh and stunningly wonky “I’m Not Dancing,” which ended up at number 83 on my Top 100 songs of 2013… Continue reading

TOKiMONSTA – “The World is Ours” (Free Download)

When the Monsta met Marvin. Torrance, California’s Jennifer Lee bka Tokimonsta flips Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell’s “If This World Were Mine” and simmers it in the Los Angeles sunshine.       From… Continue reading

Bok Bok ft Kelela – “Melba’s Call” (Official Video)

Too future.   Night Slugs head honcho Bok Bok teams up with LA-via-Maryland singer Kelela to deliver some stuttery, synth-blastin’, and very 2014 R&B.           I see you, flickering-screens,… Continue reading

DJ Earl, Mast, Gaslamp Killer, Daddy Kev, DJ Nobody, MC Nocando at Low End Theory – Wednesday January 29, 2014 (Photos & Vines)

Wednesday night at Low End Theory was live! Every time I walk into the Airliner and enter that upper room, I’m hit with mind-bending sounds of every kind. Entire galaxies of sonic inspiration… Continue reading

The Chemical Brothers – “Life is Sweet” (Daft Punk Remix)

Inspired by this brilliant piece I read today on the life and times of the Chems‘ “Setting Sun,” a song that sounds as vital and compelling now as it did when it shot… Continue reading

Dan Digs – “Benign Turbine” (Free Download)

  Happy 2014!   This is a beat jam I rustled up a few hours ago, inspired by this mesmerizing audio I found on YouTube.       Dan Digs – “Benign Turbine”… Continue reading

Joey Bada$$ x J Dilla – “Two Lips”

Brooklyn’s Joey Bada$$ throws MC skill and Mos Def-ish sing-song rhymes over an unreleased J Dilla beat. “Two Lips” is available only via limited edition vinyl by Akomplice Clothing in order to raise… Continue reading

DJ Koze – “Magical Boy” (Matthew Herbert Remix)

Matthew Herbert is the Dr. Seuss of beats. Far be it from him to wearily patch in an overused drum sample, percussion for Herbert means recording the clanging of a wrench on the… Continue reading

Audego – “Fight” (Free Download)

In preparation for my podcast, I usually shuffle a load of potential song candidates on my car stereo to see which ingredients are truly fit for the gourmet audio soup that is the… Continue reading

Mick Jenkins – “The Roots” (Official Video) (Free Download)

Alabama-born, West Chicago MC Mick Jenkins‘ laid-back yet perfectly controlled flow possesses an eery similarity to Ghostpoet‘s 3am drawl.   Mick Jenkins – “The Roots” (Official Video)       Download Mick Jenkins’ Trees &… Continue reading

Sufjan Stevens – “Sister Winter” (Broke for Free Remix) (Free Download)

Oakland, CA’s Tom Cascino is Broke for Free. His remix of Sufjan Stevens’ “Sister Winter” is underpinned by a string of simple yet delightful tumbling drum rolls and throbbing piano pulses, making the… Continue reading

Fitz Ambro$e & Ohbliv – “FAIFF” (Official Video) & “CANI” (Free Download)

Fitz Ambro$e originates from Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia, Canada and currently lives in Tokyo. Here he teams up with Richmond, Virginia’s Ohbliv to produce Zen Vapors: a 14-track musical collage of beats,… Continue reading

Lorde – “Royals” (Dan Digs’ Venice Sunset Remix) (Free Download)

  One of my favorite tracks of the year gets the remix refix.   There is no better vocal melody in 2013, the best part of which is Lorde‘s chorister-like descent at 1min… Continue reading

Tom Day & Monsoonsiren – “Elegiac”

My favorite track from the latest Project Mooncircle compilation is Melbourne, Australia’s Tom Day and Monsoonsiren’s elegant and epic “Elegiac.”   Tom Day & Monsoonsiren – “Elegiac”       Download the 33-track… Continue reading

Paul Hill – “Need Me Some U”

My favorite track from Gilles Peterson‘s latest Brownswood Bubblers comp. This subtle jazz-soul stomper has the Mahogani sound all over it.   Paul Hill – “Need Me Some U”     Saturday sun-filled… Continue reading

Lost Midas ft Taylor O’Donnell – “Love Undone” (Official Video)

My new favorite tune from Lost Midas, the very talented beat producer and songwriter, sporting an impressive mustache and an even more impressive, next-level, Minority Report-filmed-in-Silverlake, hipster edition of Google Glass in the video… Continue reading

Rondenion – “Bialowieza”

Minimal, exquisite tech-house from Japan’s Rondenion aka Hirofumi Goto with a beat that sounds like it was made entirely from bubbles and baby elephant tusks.   Rondenion – “Bialowieza”     Rondenion‘s Soul… Continue reading

Baths – “Ironworks”

“Ironworks” by L.A.’s Will Wiesenfeld bka Baths melds melancholy piano, bittersweet strings, and aching falsetto vocals with a beat that sounds like it was crafted by recording a fist gently smashing a matchstick… Continue reading

Thundercat – “Heartbreaks + Setbacks” (Produced by Flying Lotus)

Effervescent jazz bass noodler Thundercat returns with a Flying Lotus-produced second album and a wonderfully catchy, soulful first single, “Heartbreaks + Setbacks.”   Thundercat – “Heartbreaks + Setbacks” (Produced by Flying Lotus)  … Continue reading

Bonobo – “Cirrus” (Official Video) (Free Download)

Fractal factories of 1950s Americana click and whir in this kaleidoscopic dicing and splicing of Norman Rockwell’s cerebral cortex that sounds light, gentle, and benign, just as the song’s title would suggest. For… Continue reading

Cornershop ft TRWBADOR – “Every Year So Different” (Official Video)

Too early?   Cornershop ft TRWBADOR – “Every Year So Different” (Official Video)   From director Chris Curtis: “The song inspired me to go down a rabbit hole of bygone, bucolic happenings and… Continue reading

Nosaj Thing – “Eclipse/Blue” (Official Video)

LA’s Jason Chung is the somewhat palindromic Nosaj Thing.   Nosaj Thing – “Eclipse/Blue” (Official Video)   “Eclipse/Blue” features vocals by Blonde Redhead’s Kazu Makino. It is the first single off Nosaj Thing‘s… Continue reading

Werkha – “Le Roitelet”

Only five songs deep on his Soundcloud page, Manchester, UK producer Werkha has created some Francophonic Brainfeeder-ish brilliance with his song “Le Roitelet.” It starts off simple enough, but it’s the Debruit-esque bass… Continue reading

Joey Bada$$ ft Chuck Strangers – “Fromdatomb$” (Official Video)

17-year-old Flatbush, Brooklyn native Joey Bada$$ continues to shine with his tight and talented throwback rap.   Joey Bada$$ ft Chuck Strangers – “Fromdatomb$” (Official Video)   Joey Bada$$‘s latest mixtape featuring his… Continue reading

Submotion Orchestra – “It’s Not Me It’s You” (Official Video)

Future organic garage and dubstep rhythms from Leeds, UK live electronic seven-piece Submotion Orchestra. They join the ranks of my top-rated, best-loved Orchestras, which include Cinematic, Hidden, and BBC Concert. What Reprazent are… Continue reading

Barney Artist – “Mystery” (Official Video)

Late night Monday night London hip-hop vibes.   “Mystery” is the third single to be taken from Barney Artist‘s #BAEP EP.    

LV ft Ruffest – “Ultando Lwaka” (Official Video)

South African emcees and kwaito specialists Ruffest (pictured below) meet South London Hyperdub beatsmiths LV.     This one has some serious bounce.    

Star Slinger – “Take this Up” (Free Download)

Free newness from the Slinger.   Star Slinger – “Take this Up” (Free Download)   Love the explosion of four-to-the-floor house sunshine at 2min 24sec.