Tag Archive: Best Music Blog

Jordan Rakei – “Alright”

  This is more than “Alright.”   So very splendid and soulful sounds from Brisbane, Australia’s Jordan Rakei.       Like D’Angelo, Jose James, and Fat Freddy’s Drop’s Joe Dukie all rolled… Continue reading

Barney Artist – “Beep Beep” (Official Video)

  Barney Artist is taking hip-hop in a new direction.         Far from the punishing kicks and lacerating snares of trap and miles away from the bully bass of grime,… Continue reading

Jesse and Forever – “Good Morning!”

  Cali-born and Brooklyn-based, Jesse Scheinin weaves a magically warm beach blanket of sound with his band Jesse and Forever‘s brand new track “Good Morning!”         Completely diggin’ this alt-psyche-soul-jazz… 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

Mndsgn – “Eggs” (Official Video)

  One of my favorite albums of this year, no question, is Mndsgn‘s woozy warmer Yawn Zen, released on the venerable Stones Throw label.   It has an experimental, hip-hop-influenced vibe similar to Endtroducing-era DJ Shadow… Continue reading

Odesza ft Zyra – “Say My Name”

  After igniting the world’s interest with the release of “Memories that You Call” a month ago, Seattle duo Odesza again come up with the goods on brand new track “Say My Name.”… Continue reading

Kool A.D. ft Toro Y Moi & Amaze 88 – “The Front” (Official Video) (Free Download)

  Free art!   Kool A.D. teams up with friends Toro Y Moi and Amaze 88 for a laid-back, off-the-cuff, old school rap sesh over a benign descending organ line and a Stevie… Continue reading

DJ Shadow – “Ghost Town” (Free Download)

  Even though everyone just wants to hear Endtroducing Part 2, it’s kinda cool how every new DJ Shadow release sounds nothing like DJ Shadow.       I’m diggin’ this bass-growlin’, squelch synth… Continue reading

The Juan MacLean – “A Simple Design”

  Diggin’ this brand new tune from DFA disco stalwarts The Juan MacLean.       It’s all about that tambourine, those breezy, easy peasy vocals from Nancy Whang, and that rolling space bass.… 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, Aug 10, 2014.

  ***GO TO THE DAN DIGS ITUNES PAGE TO LISTEN, DOWNLOAD & SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW!***   Welcome to a brand new episode of the latest and greatest in leftfield beats… Continue reading

The/Das – “Miami Waters” (Official Video)

  When they’re not hanging out in derelict seaside holiday resorts in Dubrovnik, Croatia that were abandoned during the Croatian War of Independence in 1991, Berlin friends Anton Feist and Fabian Fenk make… Continue reading

Kormac ft Bajka – “Wake Up”

  Loving this cymbal-heavy, tambourine-happy and generally parp-tastic uptempo modern soul jam from Dublin producer Kormac featuring spoken-word poet and Bonobo and Beanfield vocalist Bajka.       Kormac ft Bajka – “Wake Up”  … Continue reading

BenZel & Stevie Neale – “Wasted Love”

  Electronic soul-pop is at its best when it’s equal parts sugary and bittersweet.       Diggin’ this new one from BenZel, otherwise known as Two Inch Punch and Benny Blanco (or… Continue reading

Chuck Inglish ft Sulaiman & DJ Izzo – “Keith Sweat” (Official Video)

  “Bengal tiger for my pet tho…”       Cool Kid Chuck Inglish rolls heavy over a whirring siren synth and a snare hit with so much reverb it sounds like it… Continue reading

William Arcane – “Stay a While”

  Space echoes, synth whirrs and about twenty drum kits worth of percussion fuel this fantastic new song from London’s William Arcane.       My favorite track of the day. Love that… 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

Lil Silva ft BANKS – “Don’t You Love”

  It’s going to get weird.   My favorite track of the day starts off with a strange, beguiling theremin-slide guitar hybrid whine   then   gets layered with cloudy, mournful vocals  … Continue reading

Oyinda – “Rush of You” (Free Download)

  Big things are ahead for Nigeria-via-London singer and producer Oyinda.       Love those piano punctuations, those vocal echoes, and that scattered and bubbling beat.     Oyinda – “Rush of You”    … Continue reading

Congruence – “Let Go”

  Poolside music for summer in the year 2173.   Love this woozy and wavy jam from Tennessee beat producers Soundpalette and Escpe, who recently started working together as Congruence.      … Continue reading

Becky Hill – “Caution To The Wind” (Official Video)

  Hold tight the clockwork glockenspiel!   Love this brand new R&B-pop song strongly sung by Bewdley, England’s Becky Hill and produced by Two Inch Punch, he of the formerly mysterious BenZel duo (read… Continue reading

Honne – “Warm On A Cold Night”

  “OK, it’s 3.17am…”   Fully diggin’ these James Blake nocturnal organ walls, 80s electric guitar chord jangles, and a yearning vocal delivery fully implying honesty and straightforwardness; the very definition of the… Continue reading

BJ Smith – “Prototype” (Outkast Cover)

  Much like burritos and the beach, it is scientifically impossible to have enough covers and reworks of Outkast‘s “Prototype” in your life at any one time.       Last year I… Continue reading

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

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

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

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

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