Tag Archive: Best Music Blogs

Diggin’ This: Shelter Point – “Glass Into Gold” (4hero Remix)

  Dollis Hill, North West London’s finest meets Nottingham duo Shelter Point on this brand new 4hero remix!     Love those wistful vocals, those sweeping strings, and those signature 4hero d’n’b drums.  … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Nightports – “Nowhere in Between”

  Emily Lynn, Adam Martin, and Mark Slater are Nightports, a trio from Leeds and Hull in the UK that write extremely nocturnal and tantalizingly glitchy songs.       They list their influences as Burial,… Continue reading

Music by Dan Digs: Thundercat – “Them Changes” (Dan Digs’ “Thundercat Ate My Homework” Disco Remix) (Free Download)

  I’ve always thought that Thundercat‘s basslines and vocals would perfectly suit a disco flip.       I was listening to a lot of early Daft Punk this weekend and thought about… Continue reading

TV by Dan Digs: Watch Episode 1 of the New Series of Crate Diggers featuring KCRW’s Jason Bentley on Fuse TV’s New Channel, FM (Video)

  Very excited to share with you the series premiere of the new series of Crate Diggers that I executive produced for Fuse TV‘s new channel, FM! The show, hosted by Anthony Valadez, focuses on vinyl… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Calibro 35 – “A Future We Never Lived”

  That slo-mo cinematic funk!       Damon Albarn, Jay Z, Child of Lov, and Dr. Dre have all found noteworthy samples from Calibro 35 to use in their productions.   The Milan,… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Bones & Beeker – “World Behind”

Folk-beat heat straight outta Minneapolis! Loving the very inventive, harmonious, and blissful “World Behind” from Minnesota duo Bones & Beeker, made up of Anthony Newes and Brendan Kelly (also known as producer BK-One).… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Moonchild – “All the Joy”

  This is exactly the sort of music that gets made when people talk about forming a band while out star-gazing together, which is exactly what happened with Moonchild.       Moonchild… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Bibio – “Petals”

  I can’t help but love the psychedelic zippery-zappery of a reversed guitar tone.       Mightily diggin’ this new one from West Midlands, UK musician and producer Stephen Wilkinson aka Bibio.… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Luke Vibert – “Bizarster” (Official Video)

  Equal parts the cut-and-pasted-overwrought-movie-dialogue aesthetic of The Avalanches circa 2000, the jovial spirit of big beat in 1997, and the beeps and bleeps of a digitally-saturated 2015, the title track of Luke Vibert‘s latest… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Robot Koch ft Stephen Henderson – “Dreams”

  Such effortless beauty.       Mightily diggin’ this new one from recent LA transplant Robot Koch, who originally hails from Berlin.   Track of the day.     Robot Koch ft Stephen Henderson… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Olivier St. Louis (fka Olivier Daysoul) – “Ain’t Cool” (Official Video)

  Olivier Daysoul may have changed his name to Olivier St. Louis, but he still comes correct with some of the most inventive falsetto soul out there.       The Berlin resident… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: LV – “Dar Souiri” (Official Video)

  Hold tight the foreboding piano keys and what sounds like a harpsichord!     Huge love for this latest song and video from South London’s Simon Williams and Will Horrocks, together known as LV.  … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: London Elektricity – “Drop Ship” (Official Video)

  On “Drop Ship,” Tony Colman bka London Elektricity proves that drum ‘n’ bass is at its best when it’s constantly reinventing itself.       Love that piano line, that organic yet… 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 bands: Kona Christopher… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Boogarins – “Avalanche” & Manual Full Album Stream

  Psyche-rock band Boogarins was born when Fernando “Dino” Almeida and Benke Ferraz began jamming together as teenagers in their parents’ gardens in the central Brazilian city of Goiânia.       The title of their latest album Manual… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Couros – “Never Be”

  Mightily diggin’ these wavy gravy, future-sutured vibes from Couros.     And it’s only his first song! Very excited to hear more from the London producer.   Track of the day.  … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Jack Garratt – “Breathe Life” (Official Video)

  Garratt once again comes up with the goods!       “Breathe Life” features more of the quality poetic lyricism we’ve come to expect from Jack, waves of synth chord pulses. an amiable shaker-stomp… Continue reading

Dan Digs Live: Come Hang with Me as I DJ Upstairs at Ace Hotel in Downtown LA

  Come through and vibe on the rooftop this Wednesday, October 21!       I’ll be spinning the best in leftfield beats, future R&B, and soulful house along with one of my very favorite… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Cool Uncle (Bobby Caldwell & Jack Splash) ft Jessie Ware – “Break Away”

  Cool uncle, bro!       Bobby Caldwell, Jack Splash, and Jessie Ware: seeing all of these names on the one song had me clicking “play” faster than the speed of light.  … Continue reading

Music by Dan Digs: “My Name in Lights” (Free Download)

  After revisiting the amazing music of Linda Lewis recently, I had to give her classic track “Reach for the Truth” the “poolside boom-bap” treatment.         As premiered on the #DanDigsShow on Dash… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Burhou – “Mary”

  Shout out to soulful production duos that are named after uninhabited islands in the English Channel!       Originally from Yorkshire and now living in London, Tom and Ross are Burhou,… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Khruangbin – “White Gloves”

  What is it with the Lone Star state and making gloriously expansive, post-rocky-shoegazey, starry, meditative music?       Enter Texas three-piece Khruangbin, comprised of Laura Lee on bass, Mark Speer on guitar, and Donald… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Charles Murdoch ft Ta-ku, Wafia & Hak – “Frogs” (Free Download)

  This vibe.     “Frogs” is an instantly winsome, expertly assembled cut of swirling, simmering late-night soul from Brisbane, Australia’s Charles Murdoch that features Wafia, Hak, and perennial DanDigs.com favorite, Ta-ku.   Especially… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Newbody – “Telephone”

  All hail the incoming—and long overdue!—two-step revival!       Newbody Records is a brand new, Los Angeles-based urban dance label that focuses on soulful house music and two-step garage.   The label’s head… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: WOKE (Flying Lotus, Shabazz Palaces, and Thundercat) ft George Clinton – “The Lavishments of Light Looking” (Free Download)

  Is this real life?     Three of my all-time favorite otherworldly music entities—Flying Lotus, Shabazz Palaces, and Thundercat—have come together via Adult Swim to form the musical Voltron that is WOKE.… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Ryan Egan – “Watercolor”

  Love those bass murmurs, that clicky-clacky ambient percussion, that early evening pastoral guitar, and those thirty-foot walls of synth washes on “Watercolor,” a brand new song from New York City’s Ryan Egan.    … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: DJ Paypal – “Awakening”

  That 80s TV show theme footwork!       Having strong links with Chicago’s Teklife crew and the UK’s LuckyMe camp, in addition to his own Mall Music collective, footwork producer DJ Paypal recently signed… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Scuba Diva (Lorde’s Keyboardist) – “What’s the Point?” (Produced by Silicon)

  When he’s not playing keyboards in Lorde‘s touring band, Paraparaumu, New Zealand’s Jimmy Mac aka Scuba Diva makes brooding, wavy, washy, indie-funk excellence.       “What’s the Point?” is produced by… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Made of Oak (Nick Sanborn from Sylvan Esso) – “Pinebender” (Official Video)

  This one sounds as if it was made especially for Low End Theory.       Made of Oak is one half of Sylvan Esso: Durham, North Carolina-via-Milwaukee, Wisconsin producer Nicholas Sanborn.  … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Stuart McCallum (Ex-Cinematic Orchestra) ft JP Cooper – “City” (Official Video)

  Former Cinematic Orchestra member, guitarist, and composer Stuart McCallum pens a jazz-laden, soul-infused, electronic music-tinged ode to his home of Manchester, UK.       Cannot get enough of those delayed drums,… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Syv – “Knockin'”

  Primo Baker and Thomas Quemby are Syv.   The UK duo’s new track “Knockin’” is a remarkably effective bass-heavy breakbeat swing workout.   Perfect for revitalizing dancefloors everywhere.   Track of the day.… Continue reading

Music by Dan Digs: Nuyorican Soul – “I Am the Black Gold of the Sun” (Dan Digs’ Losangelican Soul Refix) (Free Download)

  One of my favorite songs of all time gets a Losangelican Soul refix!       Had to chop up that amazing piano line over some dusty boom-bap drums.   As premiered… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Rapper Big Pooh & Nottz ft Novej – “Memory” (Free Download)

  Any track that samples Minnie Riperton is going to get an immediate click from me.       Check out this new collaboration between Rapper Big Pooh and Nottz, featuring Novej, that… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: The Japanese House – “Clean” (Official Video)

  19-year-old UK singer and producer Amber Bain is The Japanese House.       Her brand new song “Clean” is soupy, emotive, and brilliant, like an amber bath.   Track of the day.… Continue reading

Music by Dan Digs: “Love You I Do” (Hiatus Kaiyote Re-Edit) (Free Download)

  Boom-bap drums, Japanese jazz fusion keys, and vocal inspiration from one of my favorite bands in the galaxy: Hiatus Kaiyote.     As premiered on the #DanDigsShow on Dash Radio last night. Listen back to the… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Dusky – “Skin Deep” (Global Communication Remix)

  One of my very favorite DJs and producers, Tom Middleton, has resurrected Global Communication (the name under which he used to produce decade-defining 90s ambient electronica along with Mark Pritchard) to remix Dusky’s… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Kacy Hill – “Foreign Fields” (Produced by Jack Garratt)

  I was wondering why I instantly liked this song so much. Obviously Kacy’s shimmering, delicate vocals had a lot to do with it. But then I found out it was produced by… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Empress Of – “How Do You Do It” (Official Video)

  Much like Grimes, NYC’s Honduran-American singer-songwriter-producer Lorely Rodriguez aka Empress Of fuses upbeat melodic experimentalism with a firm DIY sensibility, the results of which always sound brave, fresh, and boundary-defying.       Very… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Demo Taped – “Not Enough” (Official Video)

  With “Not Enough,” 17-year-old Atlanta producer Adam Alexander bka Demo Taped has created a genius vapor&B half-speed future funk jam.       Love that brass key stab plugin that keeps “Not Enough” bouncing… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Zak Abel – “Running From Myself”

  This has been on repeat since I first heard it via a tweet from Joker late yesterday.       Produced by Karma Kid, Zak Abel‘s “Running From Myself” is an irresistible,… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Lightboxes – “Something Else”

  South London’s Donna Thompson and John Atterbury are Lightboxes.       Mightily diggin’ this uptempo beat, that upright bass, and those up-and-up handclaps.   Upstanding.   Track of the day.   Lightboxes –… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: The Invisible – “Easy Now”

  Dave Okumu, Tom Herbert and Leo Taylor are The Invisible.       Describing “Easy Now,” Dave Okumu says: “George Clinton once said, ‘funk is anything you need it to be to… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Floating Points – “Silhouettes” (Official Video)

  Neuroscientist-turned-music producer Sam Shepherd bka Floating Points is preparing to release his debut album, Elaenia.       The first song to be aired from the upcoming LP is “Silhouettes,” an edited version of… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: BASECAMP – “Mara”

  Nashville future electronic&B trio BASECAMP recently signed with Skrillex’s OWSLA label, but there’s nary a drop, wobble, step, scary monster or nice sprite to be found here.       I stopped… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Naytronix – “Mister Divine” (Official Video)

  This slice of sun-bleached, low-slung indie-soul from Tune-Yards bassist Nate Brenner aka Naytronix is making this cloudy August Friday morning in Los Angeles all kinds of great.       Hear “Mister… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Dexter Story ft Yared Teshale – “Lalibela”

  LA producer Dexter Story spins many a plate; in addition to making music he’s worked as the product manager for Snoop Dogg, Meshell Ndegeocello’s day-to-day representative, and has performed with artists such as Dwight Trible,… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Bastien Keb – “Beat Without A Heart”

  Only had to hear the first five seconds of this one to know it was something special.       Bastien Keb aka Seb Jones’ “Beat Without a Heart” has me immediately diggin’ those… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Peter Lyons – “Envy”

  Love this surging, glitchy cut of indie electronic beat tapestry from London’s Peter Lyons.       Strings are a nice touch, too.   Track of the day.   Peter Lyons – “Envy”… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Slum Sociable – “All Night”

  Mightily feelin’ this turntable jazz-hop soul from Melbourne, Australia’s Slum Sociable.       The greatness of this gently psychedelic, nocturnal trip-hop cut only confirms my suspicion that Melbourne is one of the… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Darren Keen – “The Way I Look”

  The future is footwork!       Can’t get enough of this Martian-barbershop-cooing, 808-hit-ridden, pitched-down-swagger-vocaled, juke gem from Brooklyn-via-Omaha, Nebraska producer Darren Keen.   Track of the day.   Darren Keen –… Continue reading