Tag Archive: Best Music Blogs

Goggi & Orri from Sigur Ros – “Lila”

  If you’ve ever listened to Sigur Ros but thought to yourself that the music, while closely resembling auditory transcendence, could do with being a little more uptempo and housey, well, you’re in luck.… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: <KAEB (Geoff Barrow from Portishead) ft Jonwayne – "There’s No One" (Official Video)

  Bristol, England’s Geoff Barrow—best known for being a founding member of the band Portishead—has just released a split EP featuring two tracks from his other band BEAK> and—plot twist!—two tracks from BEAK>’s “alter-ego”: <KAEB, which is… Continue reading

Get the Free Dan Digs App!

  Stoked to say that the official Dan Digs app has arrived!   Now you can get your Track of the Day, free music downloads, watch music videos, and listen back to every… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Aristophanes – “左右為難” (Left and Right)

  So I’m reading this very excellent article in the Fader about Grimes, and at the end of the piece there’s a scene in which she Skypes with Aristophanes, a Taiwanese hip-hop MC.… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Ruane Maurice – “Nomenclature” (Official Video)

  “Nomenclature” by Birmingham, England’s Ruane Maurice sounds as if Massive Attack had decided to make house instead of hip-hop.       Digging that textured percussion in the background, those big, chunky synth… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Josa Peit – “Constellation” (Max Graef & Glenn Astro Remix)

  In love with EVERY part of this song, from the swampy bass burbles at the start to that dirty cymbal to those weird found sound samples of birdsong to THAT MASSIVE JUNGLE… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: The`ve – “Visions” (Official Video)

  Chicago’s The`ve is music producer, songwriter, and engineer “Dug” and singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist “Sam Trump.”       T`ogether they m`ake f`uturist s`oul and R`&B of the h`ighest, h`aziest order, and “V`isions” is… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Dornik – “Stand In Your Line”

  Heavy MJ vibes on the verse, heavy JT vibes on the pre-chorus, and a beautifully lagging and nagging “line… line… line, line…” hook on the chorus.     Loving this new song… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Stephen Bradley – “Runaways”

  After nineteen years of providing horns, keyboards, and backing vocals for No Doubt, Stephen Bradley has released his first solo EP.       The lead single, “Runaways,” is a laid-back, effortless,… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Say Yes Dog – “Stronger” (Offical Video)

  Hot Chip meets Chet Faker.     Say Yes Dog was started in 2011 by two Germans and one Luxembourger.     The Berlin-based trio’s brand new single “Stronger” has it all; playful bass squelches,… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Grandbrothers – “Arctica” (Official Video)

  Let’s tesselate.     Mightily diggin’ this piano-led jazz beat from Dusseldorf, Germany’s Grandbrothers.   It has those Jazztronik “Samurai” vibes, which is one of my favorite tunes of all time.   Track… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Jack Grace – “Hills” (Official Video)

  That glorious, stumbling beat.   Those mahogany piano pillars.     Love this new one from Sydney, Australia’s Jack Grace.   Track of the day.   Jack Grace – “Hills” (Official Video)… Continue reading

Music by Dan Digs: “Glass Arise” (Free Download)

  An early morning kind of thing.     As premiered on the #DanDigsShow on Dash Radio last night. Listen back to the show here.   Dan Digs – “Glass Arise”         Download “Glass… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Bells Atlas – “Sugar for the Queen”

  I first got hipped to Bells Atlas earlier this week through Bandcamp’s brilliant new City Guides feature, which sees the music streaming and download service shining a light on exciting musical scenes in cities… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Szjerdene – “Find Me”

  Having previously provided vocals for the likes of Bonobo and Lapalux, Amsterdam-via-Hackney, East London songstress Szjerdene recently teamed up with NYC producer Quays to pen this ominous, skeletal, synth&B excursion.     Track of the… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Novelist – “War”

  “Very, very, very on fleek…”   It’s been a minute since I’ve posted a grime cut as my Track of the Day!   Today’s selection fixes that.   Kojo Kankam is better… Continue reading

Music by Dan Digs: Pharrell Williams – “Freedom” (Dan Digs’ Freedrum DnB Remix)

  When I first heard the final studio version of Pharrell’s brilliant brand new track “Freedom” a few days ago, the first thing that came to mind was how that piano line was just… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Frances – “Grow” (Oceaan Remix)

  “Grow” by 22-year-old London songstress Frances gets a minimalist, percussive rework from 22-year-old Manchester-via-Brussels producer Oliver Cean aka Oceaan.     Track of the day.   Frances – “Grow” (Oceaan Remix)  … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Swim Good x Merival – “Since U Asked” (Free Download)

  The Canada is strong in this one.       Ryan Hemsworth‘s Secret Songs series just keeps getting better and better.   Here he’s highlighted Canadian beatsmith Jon Lawless aka Swim Good‘s collaboration… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Jack Garratt – “Weathered”

  Seeing Jack Garratt at a last-minute small club show in Hollywood (watch my Vine of the best part here) back in February was definitely one of my musical highlights of 2015.  … Continue reading

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

  Looking forward to DJing again tonight 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 bands: The… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Jon E.K. – “Gold”

  Mightily diggin’ this brand new track from Los Angeles villain-pop artist Jon E.K.!     Produced by Mike “WUFF” Wofford, “Gold” is impassioned. Full of emotional synth swells and a sauntering bass… Continue reading

Music by Dan Digs: “Echo Park Lake” (Free Download)

  A Sunday evening beat jam inspired by one of my favorite neighborhoods in Los Angeles.       Listen to this track start the Dan Digs Show on Dash Radio on Sunday, June 28,… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: P. Morris – “Daydream”

  “Daydream” is a brand new, beautifully strange track from Kansas-born, LA-based producer P. Morris.     Opening with a vocal screech that sounds like it would be more at home on an old-school rave record,… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Mocky – “Living in the Snow” (Official Lyric Video)

  Since moving to LA, it appears that Canadian songwriter and producer Mocky has missed the ice and cooler temperatures of his homeland, as the title of his brand new song “Living in… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Cayucas – “Moony Eyed Walrus” (Official Video)

  Santa Monica’s Cayucas sound exactly how this video looks, blending the summery, surfboard-in-hand, afro-pop-flecked indie sensibilities of Vampire Weekend’s first album with a singing style that reflects the temperate verdancy of the Pacific… Continue reading

Music by Dan Digs: “Silverchair’s Carnival” (Free Download)

  Was a blast interviewing Daniel Johns (ex-Silverchair) on the #DanDigsShow on Dash Radio last Sunday.       Listen back to the episode here.   We talked about his fantastic new alt-r&b-leaning… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Velvit ft Steve Spacek – “No Excuses”

  Velvit is the new pseudonym of Darren White, better known as drum ‘n’ bass producer dBridge and label boss of Exit Records.       His brand new track “No Excuses” features the… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Luca ft Tei Shi – “Best On”

  Been humming this hook in my head ever since I first heard “Best On” a few weeks ago.       Love the heartfelt simplicity of this brand new track from New York’s Luca… Continue reading

Music by Dan Digs: “Ornette” (Free Download)

  The shape of jazz that was to come.   Listen to my tribute to jazz legend Randolph Denard Ornette Coleman, who sadly passed away on Thursday at the age of 85.  … Continue reading

Dan Digs Live: Now Dig This! at the Virgil in Silverlake Every Third Thursday 10pm-2am

  Extremely excited to announce my new monthly live DJ night: Now Dig This!         Now Dig This! is every third Thursday 10pm-2am in the B-Side Bar at the Virgil… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: King – “Suslord Theory”

  Mightily diggin’ the controlled, chaotic jazz bounce of “Suslord Theory” from Los Angeles beatmaker, Low End Theoretician, and Alpha Pup signee King.       Track of the day.   King – “Suslord… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Leisure – “Hot Love”

  Leisure, you are from Auckland, New Zealand and make incredible music like “Got It Bad” that I haven’t stopped spinning since I first heard it (this may have been their first radio… Continue reading

Music by Dan Digs: “Better Call Soul” (Free Download) & Dan Digs Live DJ Set Upstairs at Ace Hotel in Downtown LA

  Better call soul!       After seeing the legend that is Danny Krivit DJ live in LA last Sunday and play a remix of “California Soul” by Marlena Shaw as his… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Yuk – “Home”

  Utterly hypnotic.   Yuk is the project of Filipino-American producer Chad Valencia.       When he’s not making beats, the Los Angeles musician is busy running a Filipino-inspired pop-up restaurant called LASA… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Formation – “Hangin”

  Formation are two twin brothers from London.     Imagine the Rapture jamming with Jungle, and you’re getting close to the digital funk Brit-swagger that is “Hangin.”   Track of the day.… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Tony Volker – “Kingdom of the Beasts”

  South London’s Tony Volker pens spacious and emotive electronic folk.     “Kingdom of the Beasts” sounds a lot like if Jose Gonzalez teamed up with Nigel Godrich.   A perfect sunset… Continue reading

Music by Dan Digs: “Bleepa” (Free Download)

  Cooked this new beat up last week and premiered on the Dan Digs Show last Sunday!   Check out the Instagram promo video below.   🍭🌴 turn ⬆️ the sound + drive in the… Continue reading

Music by Dan Digs: MOMS – “Close Your Eyes” (Dan Digs’ DADS Remix) (Free Download)

  So I’ve been listening to a lot of Aphex Twin, Thom Yorke, and Yeezus recently…       As heard in the mix on my radio show last week. Listen back to… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Charm Taylor – “Green Acres”

  Walk through “Green Acres” as you unwind with the sound of New Orleans songstress Charm Taylor.       Track of the day.   Charm Taylor – “Green Acres”      … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Alessia Cara – “Here” (Official Video)

  I wasn’t sure if 18-year-old singer Alessia Cara was Canadian, but then it was immediately confirmed when I heard the line “Pardon my manners, I hope you’ll understand it.”       “Here”… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Jesse Boykins III – “The Wonder Years” (Official Video)

  Despite being called “The Wonder Years,” this new future soul synth-simmerer from Chicago-born singer-songwriter-producer Jesse Boykins III contains approximately 0% guest raps from Fred Savage.       Big love for this one. Track of the day.  … 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

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

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