Tag Archive: Best Music Blogs

Diggin’ This: Niv Ast – “Before I Let You Go”

  Tel Aviv musician Niv Ast has penned the introspective and mournful “Before I Let You Go,” built around walls of synth wails and cymbal twinkles.       Track of the day.   Niv Ast – “Before… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Open Mike Eagle & Paul White – “Check to Check” (Free Download)

  Check one-two.     Equally dizzying in their dexterity of their respected crafts, LA rapper Open Mike Eagle and London producer Paul White collide on “Check to Check,” a winsome bleep-laden beat and an anti-ode to technology’s… Continue reading

Music by Dan Digs: “Feeling a Bit Dodgy” (Free Download)

  It may be still winter but this “dodge-disco” edit plants you firmly in the middle of summer.       Dan Digs – “Feeling a Bit Dodgy”         Download… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Jonny Drop – “You Got to Be” (Free Album Download)

  One quarter of the Expansions and live drummer for the likes of Andrew Ashong, Connie Constance, and the Gene Dudley Group, Jonny Drop is an skilled beatmaker in his own right.    … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Johan – “Danger_us”

  Boston musician Johan‘s debut song “Danger_us” is a mystical and nocturnal concoction complete with a vocal inflection that could appropriately be mistaken for a lone lupine howl.       Track of the day.… Continue reading

Dan Digs Live: DJ Set with Frank Foreal at Ace Hotel Downtown LA on Thursday February 4

  Come through and vibe on the rooftop on Thursday, February 4.       Frank Foreal and I will be spinning the best in leftfield beats, future R&B, and soulful house upstairs at Ace Hotel in downtown… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: KnoR – “Don’t Go” (Official Video)

  Zurich musician Georg Bleikolm aka KnoR is an electronic shaper.       His latest song “Don’t Go” is a textured and brooding composition with a surging, club-rooted bass and drum pattern.… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Klangstof – “Hostage”

  First, a few answers to your questions:   1.  It roughly translates as “echo-dust” in Norwegian (“klang” = “echo”) and Dutch (“stof” = “dust”).   2.  Yes, the guitar does sound a bit Radiohead-y,… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: BAR – “Anjali Reverse” (Pharaohs Remix)

  Stabil Elite’s Lucas Croon and Christina Irrgang are Düsseldorf duo BAR.     Los Angeles music collective Pharaohs (which counts Suzanne Kraft and Dublab founder Ale Cohen among its members) have reworked their latest track, “Anjali… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: MeLo-X – “The Cure” (Official Video)

  East Flatbush, Brooklyn producer MeLo-X has a prodigious musical output; scroll through his never-ending Soundcloud page to see the extent of his work.       On his latest song, “The Cure,” a line… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Letherette – “Rayon”

  A perfectly charming house groover from the Wolverhampton, UK producer duo of Richard Roberts and Andrew Harber, collectively known as Letherette.       Track of the day.   Letherette – “Rayon”      … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Joel St Julien – “All The Songs”

  “All the Songs” sees San Francisco’s Joel St Julien crafting a beautifully scratchy, otherworldly beat ballad that is equal parts Yorke and Lotus.       Track of the day.   Joel St… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Formation – “Love” (Official Video)

  Cannot stop listening to the indelible greatness that is “Love” from London brothers Will and Matt Ritson aka Formation.       Track of the day.   Formation – “Love”        … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Yusef Rumperfield – “Dreams Are Funny”

  Bolingbrook, Illinois’ Yusef Rumperfield is the newest addition to the Tall Black Guy Productions label.       If the name Yusef Rumperfield sounds familiar, it may be because it recently appeared on the 80’s… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Seramic – “People Say”

  That gospel-electro-r’n’soul.       Love those soaring chorals, bass stirrings, and that beat that plods but never drags.   Track of the day.   Seramic – “People Say”      … Continue reading

Dan Digs Live: DJ Set with Frank Foreal at Ace Hotel Downtown LA this Thursday January 7

  Come through and vibe on the rooftop this Thursday, January 7!       Frank Foreal and I will be spinning the best in leftfield beats, future R&B, and soulful house upstairs at Ace Hotel… Continue reading

Dan Digs Live: DJ Set at Ace Hotel Palm Springs this Saturday January 2

  Celebrate the start of 2016 on a day when you know it won’t be commercialized!         Come through and vibe with me poolside at the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs this Saturday, January… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: My Top 30 Remixes of 2015

  30 of my favorite remixes, refixes, edits, VIPs, reworks, reconstructions, and re-freaks from the year that was 2015.         (Not to mention my own Dan Digs remixes, too… listen to… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Su Na ft Alo Lee – “Blood” (Free Download)

  Having previously released songs via innovative music titans Majestic Casual and Flow Fi, Minneapolis producer Su Na teams up with London singer Alo Lee on “Blood,” three minutes of trickling beats and cascading synths, all etched… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Jones – “Hoops” (Salute Remix)

  Hoops hoops hoops hoops hoops hoops hoops hoops hoops hoops hoops.     Love this new one from London songstress Jones as remixed by Brighton, UK producer Salute.   Track of the day.… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Wallace – “Negroni Eyes”

  Bittersweet and sophisticated (much like the libation in question) string descents and piano meanderings taken from the Miles Davis instrumental “Nardis” provide the backdrop for Wellington, New Zealand-born, Sydney, Australia-based singer-songwriter Wallace‘s latest future-forward soul… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Sun People – “Flowers” (Moresounds Remix)

  Future bass-juke-ragga jungle-traversing magic from Austria’s Sun People aka Simon / Off as remixed by Paris, France producer Moresounds.         Track of the day.   Sun People – “Flowers” (Moresounds Remix)  … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Katy B & Four Tet & Floating Points – “Calm Down”

  London’s Katy B has linked up with two of 2015’s hottest electronic music producers to create this bouncing yet understated house gem.     Track of the day.   Katy B & Four… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Nicolas Godin (from Air) – “Bach Off” (Live at Orly Ouest Airport in Paris, France) (Video)

  Filmed live at Orly Ouest, Terminal 3, last month.       If only every airport did this.   Track of the day.   Nicolas Godin – “Bach Off” (Live at Orly Ouest… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Evan Geesman – “Take a Chance”

  Santa Ana, California producer Evan Geesman fuses laidback and sun-bleached acoustic singer-songwritery with the sensibilities of the Los Angeles beat scene.       Track of the day.   Evan Geesman –… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Stephen – “Crossfire”

  23-year-old Los Angeles artist Stephen combines bleak piano keys, menacing bass throbs, razor-sharp muted guitar stabs, and, yes, what sounds like actual crossfire (0:21) on “Crossfire.”       Despite the melancholy… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Adrian Younge ft Loren Oden – “Sittin’ By The Radio” (Official Video)

  The production expertise of Adrian Younge is unparalleled.     From the moment those carefully crafted drums kick in with a rimshot as vintage as a Kodachrome photograph of a 1967 Pontiac Firebird, from… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Kamasi Washington – “Re Run Home” (Kon Rework)

  Sure, it’s 8 minutes long, but when you consider that the glorious original is 14 minutes, that seems short!     Too much love for this Kamasi flip from one of the… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Bonzai – “Nikka” (Produced by Mura Masa)

  That moment when you discover a new artist at the end of the year (like what happened to me exactly four years ago with BadBadNotGood) and one of their songs just ever… Continue reading

Music by Dan Digs: Justin Bieber – “Sorry” (Dan Digs’ “Sorry Not Sorry Not Even A Little Bit” Remix)

  “Sorry” gets a different groove.       Justin Bieber – “Sorry” (Dan Digs’ “Sorry Not Sorry Not Even A Little Bit” Remix)         Listen to more of my… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: L’Orange & Kool Keith – “The Green Ray” (Official Video)

  Everybody’s favorite blue florist and master of raps ad absurdum Kool Keith has teamed up with North Carolina producer L’Orange to beam “The Green Ray,” a dreamy, radioactive collage of jazz, hip-hop, and 1950s television,… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Free Wize Men – “Is Ya With Me?”

  I was down with this track from the first few bars, but as soon as I heard the peppy staccato of that jazz flute (love me some jazz flute), brand new cut “Is Ya… Continue reading

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