Tag Archive: Best Music Blog

The Dan Digs Show 031: New Kenny Dope, Fink, DJ Koze, FKJ, Soulwax – Dan in the DJ Mix

  Show number 31!   As always, the latest in my favorite new leftfield beats and electronic soul, plus interviews with my favorite artists, DJs, and musicians, for your listening pleasure every Sunday… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Yes Creator – “Classwork” (Free Download)

  Well into this cosmic r&b laser battle soul from the other end of the galaxy.     Bristol, UK’s Yes Creator is Benjamin One and Derrick Hines.   Yes Creator – “Classwork”… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: MJ Cole – “Bouldaz”

  That bit-crushed bass!       Massively diggin’ this brand new one from the UK garage legend that is MJ Cole! Pleased to see that his sound continues to evolve.   The low-end… Continue reading

Music by Dan Digs: “Brooklyn New York City” (Free Download)

  Beats at 36,000 feet!   26 hours in Brooklyn inspired me to write this track on the plane back to LA.       See if you can spot the sample.   Dan… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 030: New M.I.A., Bilal, Wild Belle, Van Hunt, Roska – Special Guest: Trace

  Show number 30!   As always, the latest in my favorite new leftfield beats and electronic soul, plus interviews with my favorite artists, DJs, and musicians, for your listening pleasure every Sunday… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Tei Shi – “Go Slow” (Blue Hawaii Remix)

  Love the use of the slow drum ‘n’ bass loop on this remix of Brooklyn-via-Buenos Aires singer Tei Shi‘s “Go Slow” by Montreal’s Blue Hawaii.       Tei Shi – “Go Slow” (Blue… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Akase (Midland & Robbie Redway) – “Rust”

  Akase is a new collaboration between house producer Harry Agius aka Midland and songwriter Robbie Redway.         Love the measured synths and slow burn of this mellow r’n’breakbeat jam.  … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Long Arm – “Night of the Million Crickets”

  If you like the cinematic and orchestral sounds of the Cinematic Orchestra, as I do, you should definitely check out St Petersburg, Russia producer Long Arm.       Here’s Long Arm… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 029: New Bishop Nehru, Harry Edwards, St Germain, Snoop Dogg, Lil Silva – Special Guest: Adam Freeland (The Acid)

  Show number 29!   As always, the latest in my favorite new leftfield beats and electronic soul, plus interviews with my favorite artists, DJs, and musicians, for your listening pleasure every Sunday… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Kamasi Washington – “Miss Understanding”

  Jazz!       Kamasi Washington‘s “Miss Understanding” (and his new three-hour-long album, appropriately titled The Epic) is both blistering and breathtaking.   Kamasi Washington – “Miss Understanding”         The Epic… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: The Acid (Ry X of Howling, Adam Freeland & Steve Nalepa) – “Onyx” (Plus Full Album Stream of “Liminal”)

  The Acid is Ry X of Howling (click here to hear the amazing “Signs”), Adam Freeland & Steve Nalepa.       “Onyx” starts out like a Thom Yorke track but bluesier, then… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: IGBO – “Entrance Theme” (Official Video) (Free Download)

  Benamin and Sly5thAve are indigo, green, brown, orange, or IGBO.         The duo’s brand new track, “Entrance Theme,” is a veritable, playful, psychedelic voyage of future funk.   Track… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Harry Edwards – “Almost Everybody”

  How am I only just now finding out about the brilliance of Harry Edwards?       Harry Edwards – “Almost Everybody”           Listen to every track on… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 028: New Seven Davis Jr, Harleighblu, Towkio, Clear Soul Forces, Alessia – Special Guest: Oddisee

  Show number 28!   As always, the latest in my favorite new leftfield beats and electronic soul, plus interviews with my favorite artists, DJs, and musicians, for your listening pleasure every Sunday… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Ego Ella May – “How Far” (Free EP Download)

  Completely in love with this one from South London’s Ego Ella May!       Props to Wu-Lu and Reiss G for this lazy, dusty, altogether tasty beat.   Looking forward to playing… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: La Priest – “Party Zute/Learning to Love”

  New music from Sam Dust, he of Late of the Pier, under his alter-ego La Priest.       Delightfully dusty, wonderful, and weird, this is like listening to thumping house music… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Eryn Allen Kane – “Have Mercy” (Official Video & Dan Digs Remix)

  Chicago’s Eryn Allen Kane is probably best known for her powerful vocals on collaborations with Chance the Rapper‘s Social Experiment.       Her brand new solo single, “Have Mercy,” is an amazing, attention-grabbing layering… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 027: New Hiatus Kaiyote, Hudson Mohawke, Knxwledge, Ta-ku, Chemical Brothers – Dan in the DJ Mix

  Show number 27!   As always, the latest in my favorite new leftfield beats and electronic soul, plus interviews with my favorite artists, for your listening pleasure every Sunday night on Dash… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Sau Poler – “Juun” (Official Video)

  Barcelona, Spain producer Sau Poler creates dreamy, uptempo beats fused with otherworldly soul vocal blips and clips.       Sau Poler – “Juun” (Official Video)           “Juun”… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Jordan Bratton ft Chance the Rapper – “Prisoner”

  Love this new one from Weehawken, New Jersey’s Jordan Bratton featuring Chance the Rapper.     That Strawberry Fields organ right at the beginning.   Jordan Bratton ft Chance the Rapper – “Prisoner”    … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: JMSN – “Addicted” (Official Video)

  Detroit-born, LA-based singer and producer Christian Berishaj bka JMSN (pronounced “Jameson”) has crafted this excellent soulful, strings-laden, future R&B jam, complete with some spacey voice echo snippets, some Timberlakey vocal overdubs and an addictive,… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 026: New Bondax, BenZel, Ratatat, Breach & Midland, Audion – Dan in the DJ Mix

  Show number 26!   As always, the latest in my favorite new leftfield beats and electronic soul, plus interviews with my favorite artists, for your listening pleasure every Sunday night on Dash… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Henry Wu ft Simeon Jones – “Just Negotiate” (Official Video)

  Very much enjoying this crackled, mellow funk stepper from South London-via-Taiwan Henry Wu.       The accompanying video below was shot around London’s Old Kent Road, the first square on the… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 025: New Pete Rock, Kelela, The Seshen, Eric Lau, Jean Tonique – Special Guest: Tim Parker (You’ll Soon Know/NTS Radio London)

  Show number 25!   As always, the latest in my favorite new leftfield beats and electronic soul, plus interviews with my favorite artists, DJs, and musicians, for your listening pleasure every Sunday… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Bass Sekolah – “Lighthouse” (Boogie Mann Remix) (Free Download) (DanDigs.com Exclusive Premiere)

  Deep in the Malaysian jungle, producer Cee and multi instrumentalist-crooner Darren Ashley make organic, vine-riped, and above all, soulful electronic music as Bass Sekolah, which translates as Bass School.       And… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Fono – “Real Joy”

  Absolutely massive.   Fired this one through the Dash Radio studio speakers as if they were jet engines on Sunday night with this one from Brighton, UK DJ and producer Fono as my… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Nosaj Thing ft Whoarei – “Don’t Mind Me”

  Nosaj Thing is on a roll.         Seems like only three minutes ago that he dropped the incredible “Cold Stares” featuring Chance the Rapper.   Now Nosaj aka Jason… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: 8|8 aka Two Eights – “Manifest Destiny” (Official Video)

  Punchy, psychedelic garage rock of the finest order from the duo known as 8|8 aka Two Eights aka Tyler Lott and Richard Ray, who are so fresh that they don’t even have press… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Kelela – “A Message”

  Los Angeles singer Kelela was last seen on DanDigs.com with her Bok Bok collab, “Melba’s Call,” which ended up at number 8 in my Top 100 Tracks of 2014. Still such a… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 024: New SBTRKT, Ben Khan, Bok Bok, Tourist, Fono – Special Guest: Andreya Triana (Live Acoustic Set)

  Show number 24!   As always, the latest in my favorite new leftfield beats and electronic soul, plus interviews with my favorite artists, for your listening pleasure every Sunday night on Dash… Continue reading

Dan Digs Live: Come Hang with Me as I DJ at School Night! in Hollywood

  Looking forward to DJing again this Monday night at the incredible School Night! at Bardot in Hollywood!       Always a great music-loving crowd, always a beautiful space.     Come check out these amazing new… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: M.O – “Preach” (Official Video)

  Hip-pop at its finest.       Annie Ashcroft, Frankee Connolly, and Nadine Samuels of British girl group M.O teleport us back to the 90s with this gospel-flecked, destiny-chilled, clicks ‘n’ bubbles… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Jamie xx ft Romy from the xx – “Loud Places” (Official Video)

  Anyone want to go night skateboarding in London?       Jamie xx ft Romy from the xx – “Loud Places”         So much to love about this, most… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Hudson Mohawke ft Irfane – “Very First Breath”

  I’ll be honest, it took me a while (as in a couple of minutes) to fully get into this brand new track from HudMo.   I couldn’t help but notice how the… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Ady Suleiman – “So Lost” (Official Video)

  I first heard about Nottingham, England’s Ady Suleiman when I came across “Longing for Your Love,” which I loved instantly and proceeded to hammer at every day party that I could because… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 023: New Jamie xx, Hudson Mohawke, Ady Suleiman, Haelos, 20syl – Special Guest: J. Rocc

  Show number 23!   As always, the latest in my favorite new leftfield beats and electronic soul, plus interviews with my favorite artists, for your listening pleasure every Sunday night on Dash… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Roots Manuva – “Facety 2:11″ (Produced by Four Tet)

  UK hip-hop founding father Mr Rooty Tooty Manuva is back with his trademark flow on brand new cut “Facety 2:11.” The track’s stumbling, propelling beat is produced by Four Tet, who, after… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “Multi-Love” (Official Video)

  The last time I wrote about Portland, Oregon-via-New Zealand lo-fi psychedelic-indie-soul outfit and band-name-you-would-probably-find-somewhere-in-an-anime-movie Unknown Mortal Orchestra was back when they covered Lindstrom’s spacey and disco-y “Rà-àkõ-st.,” which was and still is amazing in every… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: One T – “Don’t Rush” (Free Download)

  Always, always, always a huge fan of a soul-funk-singalong-house-stomp with some yachty geetar notes and, crucially, that basement bass!       Diggin’ this one from Los Angeles singer-songwriter-producer One T.  … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Flako ft Dirg Gerner – “With Me Now”

  London-via-Berlin-via-Chile’s Dario Rojo Guerra is Flako.       Fresh from producing the fantastic “La Neta” for Fatima (which landed at #5 in my Top 100 Songs of 2014), Flako returns with… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 022: New John Talabot, Crazy P, Low Leaf, Snakehips, Quiet Dawn – Special Guest: Great Dane

  Show number 22!   As always, the latest in my favorite new leftfield beats and electronic soul, plus interviews with my favorite artists, for your listening pleasure every Sunday night on Dash… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Beatsofreen – “Deliverance”

  This gentle, pastoral, uptempo beat jam “Deliverance” by Utrecht, Netherlands producer Beatsofreen is my track of the day.       Like Bonobo gone folk-boogie.   Love it.   Beatsofreen – “Deliverance”… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Kendrick Lamar – “Institutionalized” (Kindness Flip)

  The thing I like most about Kendrick Lamar‘s new album is that it makes music feel like art again.       While the world is still collectively absorbing To Pimp a Butterfly,… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Haelos – “Earth Not Above”

  Love this new one from London band Haelos and their genius melding of those ominous synth waterfalls with those Chvrches-meets-Jungle (yes!) vocals and that beautifully rusty drum break loop.     Haelos – “Earth… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Damian Lazarus & The Ancient Moons ft Moses Sumney – “Vermillion”

  This new one from Damian Lazarus and the Ancient Moons featuring the vocals of Moses Sumney is making my Monday all kinds of brilliant.       The low-end on those drums… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 021: New Chance the Rapper, Toro Y Moi, Daymé Arocena, Cid Rim, Redlight – Dan in the DJ Mix

  Show number 21!   As always, the latest in my favorite new leftfield beats and electronic soul, plus interviews with my favorite artists, for your listening pleasure every Sunday night on Dash… Continue reading

Dan Digs Live: Come Hang With Me As I DJ at School Night! in Hollywood

  Stoked to be DJing at the incredible School Night! at Bardot in Hollywood this Monday night!       I’ve long been a fan of School Night! and their superhero ability to magically… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Great Dane ft King Henry – “June 2nd”

  25-year-old beat producer, independent hip-hop head, and Low End Theorizer Dane Morris is Great Dane.     His new self-titled album, released on Alpha Pup a couple of days ago, is a… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Jai Paul – “Straight Outta Mumbai” (BenZel Remix)

  In the absence of real new Jai Paul, this remix of Jai’s “Straight Outta Mumbai” from his “maybe-album” by Benny Blanco and Two Inch Punch aka BenZel more than satisfies.    … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Zero 7 ft José González – “Last Light”

  Beyond pleased to hear that two of my very favorite entities of chill, Zero 7 and José González, have teamed up yet again to create “Last Light,” a beautiful and peaceful Scandinavian winter… Continue reading