Tag Archive: Best Music Blog

New D’Angelo, DJ Jazzy Jeff, JRocc, Jungle, Pomo – Dan Digs Radio Show – Leftfield Beats & Electronic Soul with Mark de Clive-Lowe – Sunday December 14, 2014 at 7pm PT/10pm ET on Dash One at DashRadio.com

  Show number 8!   As always, the latest and greatest in leftfield beats and electronic soul, plus interviews with my favorite artists, for your listening pleasure every Sunday night on Dash One at DashRadio.com.… Continue reading

Shura – “Indecision” (Jungle Remix)

  Not content with having some of the catchiest singles of the year, Jungle step up to remix “Indecision” by BBC Sound of 2015 nominee Shura.     Spacey and dubby.   No… Continue reading

New Machinedrum, Zed Bias, Cid Rim, Lost Midas, Sunless 97 – Dan Digs Radio Show – Leftfield Beats & Electronic Soul with Dan in the DJ Mix – Sunday December 7, 2014 at 7pm PT/10pm ET on Dash One at DashRadio.com

  Show number 7!   As always, the latest and greatest in leftfield beats and electronic soul, plus interviews with my favorite artists, for your listening pleasure every Sunday night on Dash One at DashRadio.com.… Continue reading

Dan Digs – “Go Placidly” (Samples Mos Def/Yasiin Bey’s “Desiderata”) (Free Download)

  Heard Yasiin Bey‘s recent recital of Max Ehrmann’s 1927 poem “Desiderata” and thought I’d add some beats, bleeps, strings, and flutes.       Dan Digs – “Go Placidly” (Samples Mos Def/Yasiin… Continue reading

Lupe Fiasco – “Kick, Push” (Kojo Refix)

  Maryland producer Kojo pushes these kicks, horns, and keys into territory even mellower than the Lupe original.       Lupe Fiasco – “Kick, Push” (Kojo Refix)       Check out… Continue reading

Dan Digs DJ Mix: A Rainy Day in LA (Free Download)

  It’s a strange and oddly calming experience when it rains in Los Angeles.   To soundtrack and commemorate the recent unexpected downpour, I’ve compiled a 42-minute-ish eclectic mix of my favorite rain-themed tunes.  … Continue reading

New Hiatus Kaiyote, Flying Lotus, James Blake, BadBadNotGood, Breakage – Dan Digs Radio Show – Leftfield Beats & Electronic Soul with Erik Hassle – Sunday November 30, 2014 at 7pm PT/10pm ET on Dash One at DashRadio.com

  Show number 6!   As always, the latest and greatest in leftfield beats and electronic soul, plus interviews with my favorite musicians, for your listening pleasure every Sunday night on Dash One at DashRadio.com.… Continue reading

Hiatus Kaiyote – “By Fire”

  Hiatus Kaiyote‘s brand new songs are so good it’s not even fair. They are my favorite band of the moment.       Large spherical synths, apocalyptic operatic vocals, Stevie funk keyboard… Continue reading

New UNKLE, Disclosure, Pusha T, Daedelus, Melanie De Biasio – Dan Digs Radio Show – Leftfield Beats & Electronic Soul with KCRW DJ Travis Holcombe – Sunday November 23, 2014 at 7pm PT/10pm ET on Dash One at DashRadio.com

  Show number 5!   As always, the latest and greatest in leftfield beats and electronic soul, plus interviews with my favorite music aficionados, for your listening pleasure every Sunday night on Dash One… Continue reading

Jack Garratt – “The Love You’re Given”

  Future soul of the highest order from London’s Jack Garratt.       Love, love, love those 808 drum chirps, those layered vocals on the chorus, and that thing that sounds like… Continue reading

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

New Ta-ku, Sylvan Esso, Luke Vibert, Todd Edwards, Leon Vynehall – Dan Digs Radio Show – Leftfield Beats & Electronic Soul with Dan in the DJ Mix – Sunday November 16, 2014 at 7pm PT/10pm ET on Dash One at DashRadio.com

  Show number 4!   As always, the latest and greatest in leftfield beats and electronic soul, plus interviews with my favorite artists, for your listening pleasure every Sunday night on Dash One at DashRadio.com.… Continue reading

60 Minute Dan Digs House DJ Mix for Seattle’s Freq Note Radio (Free Download)

  Was a ton of fun cooking up this DJ mix for Seattle’s Freq Note Radio last week.     60 minutes of straight four-to-the-floor house. All are gems that I’m massively diggin’ right… Continue reading

Sons of Kemet – “Going Home” (Blludd Relations Version) (Official Video)

  One part acid house, one part Screamadelica-ish indie-dance, one part messing about on an 808.     Love this lo-fi, rhythmic, drum machine-happy percolator courtesy of London’s Blludd Relations on the remix for UK… Continue reading

Azekel – “Chronophobia”

  “Chronophobia” by London’s Azekel is a hefty slab of raw electronic soul and r ‘n’ b, complete with bass growls, easy soul horns, and an assortment of tongue-click-clocking sounds on the chorus.  … Continue reading

New Dorian Concept, Psychemagik, Alice Russell, Kastle, Anderson Paak – Dan Digs Radio Show – Leftfield Beats & Electronic Soul with Dan in the DJ Mix – Sunday November 9, 2014 at 7pm PT/10pm ET on Dash One at DashRadio.com

  Show number 3!   As always, the latest and greatest in leftfield beats and electronic soul, plus interviews with my favorite artists, for your listening pleasure every Sunday night on Dash One at DashRadio.com.… 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

The Black Opera ft Georgia Anne Muldrow – “Beginning of the End” (Produced by Tall Black Guy) (Official Video)

  A heavily atmospheric, esoteric hip-hop cut from The Black Opera, complete with a brooding soul beat courtesy of Tall Black Guy, that is perfect for November.       The Black Opera… Continue reading

New Electric Wire Hustle, FaltyDL, Bondax, Romare, Sam Gellaitry – Dan Digs Radio Show – Leftfield Beats & Electronic Soul with Lost Midas – Sunday November 2, 2014 at 7pm PT/10pm ET on Dash One at DashRadio.com

  Show number 2!   As always, the latest and greatest in leftfield beats and electronic soul, plus interviews with my favorite artists, for your listening pleasure every Sunday night on Dash One at… Continue reading

Aywy – “Voyeur”

  Watery experimental house vibes soaked in oil and vinegar from Sydney, Australia’s Aywy (pronounced like the letters “a” “y”).       Aywy – “Voyeur”         “Voyeur” is taken… Continue reading

Melé – “Learn 2 Love”

  Raving, I’m raving to this new one from London-via-Liverpool producer Melé and got so hype my headphones just did the running man off my head.       As his name somewhat suggests, I… Continue reading

New Jordan Rakei, Ibeyi, Mr Carmack, Wiley, Lone – Dan Digs Radio Show – Leftfield Beats & Electronic Soul with Until the Ribbon Breaks – Sunday October 26, 2014 at 7pm PT/10pm ET on Dash One at DashRadio.com

  Introducing my brand new show live on Dash One at DashRadio.com on Sunday nights 7pm PT/10pm ET!       Stoked to share with you as always the latest and greatest in… Continue reading

Dan Digs’ Track of the Day: Mesingnat – “Reduced to Matter” – 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.         The final selection… Continue reading

BadBadNotGood – “Kaleidoscope” (Kaytranada’s Flip) (Free Download)

  I’ll be honest, whenever I see the words “Bad Bad Not Good” and “Kaytranada” on a track, I know my headphones are in for some quality.       Listen to the 22-year-old… Continue reading

Tkay Maidza – “Switch Lanes” (Produced by Paces)

  After releasing the M.I.A.-ish “U-huh” earlier this year, Adelaide, Australia’s Tkay Maidza pairs up with Gold Coast producer Paces for an Azealia Banks-ish blend of UK garage and R&B on new single… Continue reading

Dan Digs’ Track of the Day: Parlez-Vous Anglais? – “London” – 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.         This week’s… 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

Listen/Download the Latest Episode of the Dan Digs Podcast: 120 Minutes of Brand New Beats, Bass, Hip-hop, House and Electronic Soul. Sun, Sep 28, 2014.

  ***GO TO THE DAN DIGS ITUNES PAGE TO LISTEN, DOWNLOAD & SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW!***   How’s it going?         Get your shout-outs in and let me… Continue reading

Milosh – “Right Never Comes”

  Toronto singer Mike Milosh is one half of Rhye.       Based in Los Angeles, Milosh and Copenhagen producer Robin Hannibal make downtempo, orchestral R&B that sounds like having both too little… Continue reading

Sticky Fingers – “Just For You” (Official Video) (Free Download)

  Like Howard Moon fronting Black Grape after listening to Jagwar Ma on repeat and taking fashion cues from Justin Hawkins from the Darkness.         Love those pools of psyche-piano that… Continue reading

Potatohead People – “Blossoms” (Nick Wisdom Remix) (Free Download)

  Bastard Jazz, the label best known for global jazz ambassadors Captain Planet and Lord Echo, frisbees us a freebie in the form of a dancefloor-ready remix of “Blossoms” from Montreal producer and one… Continue reading

Swindle – “Walter’s Call”

  I’ve been a fan of South London futurebound jazz-step producer Swindle ever since hearing his boisterous remix of Little Dragon’s “Klapp Klapp.”       Brand new track “Walter’s Call” sounds a… Continue reading

Julio Bashmore ft J’Danna – “Simple Love”

  Simple, subtle, and effective.         The airy “Simple Love” doesn’t contain a wallop-you-over-the-head bassline like Julio Bashmore‘s breakout 2012 track “Au Seve,” but it does have a similar churning… Continue reading

Flying Lotus ft Kendrick Lamar – “Never Catch Me”

  Fly-Lo meets K.Dot.   If hip-hop production in 2014 suddenly decided to go the way of the future-focused jazz odyssey of “Never Catch Me,” I would be more than okay with that.… 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 31, 2014.

  ***GO TO THE DAN DIGS ITUNES PAGE TO LISTEN, DOWNLOAD & SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW!***   Welcome to the show.       Get your shout-outs in and let me… Continue reading

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