Tag Archive: Dan Digs

Diggin’ This: I’lls – “Fifty-Phiphti” (Official Video)

  Utterly entranced by this future organic-electro-jazz-dance excursion by I’lls.       Those rimshot clicks and egg shaker hits.   I’lls – “Fifty-Phiphti” (Official Video)       Hear more from the… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Pell ft LV Baby – “The Never” (Official Video)

  Pell is poised to blow up this year.   Already tipped on Complex’s Top 25 Rappers To Know in 2014, Pigeons & Planes’ Top 10 Rappers to Know Before They Blow, and… Continue reading

Show 018: New Goldie, Sam Gellaitry, Jazzator, Classixx, Dan Digs – Special Guest: Body Language

  Show number 18!   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

Music by Dan Digs: “Organic Donor (Body)” (Free Download)

  You got an organ goin’ there no wonder the sound has so much BODY.       As heard on the classic “extended overhaul” mix of DJ Shadow’s “Organ Donor.”   Dan… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Ishmael Raps – “Creole”

  “And what this planet needs at this point is for something impossible to happen to show a better way…”       19-year-old Rochester, NY artist Ishmael Raps brings the jazz, the… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Everything Everything – “Distant Past” (Official Video)

  Watching this video to Everything Everything‘s latest beautifully wonky experimental-anything-goes-breakbeat-pop delivery is a lot like trying to understand Cloud Atlas while listening to a sleep-deprived and high-on-too-many-bags-of-gummy-worms They Might Be Giants… which is to… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Jodie Abacus – “I’ll Be That Friend”

  Not a lot is known about Jodie Abacus (yet!) but this soaring, Beatles-ish, positivity-powered, indie-pop jam written by the London singer-songwriter (penned after battling pneumonia) cannot fail to put some July in your… Continue reading

Win Two Tickets to See Machinedrum Live at the Roxy in Los Angeles on Sunday March 1, 2015 + 30min Best of Machinedrum DJ Mix by Dan Digs

  Travis Stewart aka Machinedrum is bringing his incredible Vapor City live show to Los Angeles!       We’ve got two tickets for one lucky winner and a friend to see Machinedrum with special guest Objekt… Continue reading

Show 017: New Hot Chip, Robert Glasper, Chet Faker, Odesza, Maribou State – Dan in the DJ Mix

  Show number 17!   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

Diggin’ This: Araatan – “Coffee”

  Batkhuu Batzorig and Batbaatar Batzorig are two brothers from Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia.       Together they craft some of the finest, most slinkiest, most strutting electronic jazz and soul under the name Araatan.   Araatan –… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Snoh – “Emotional”

  Swedish-Persian singer Snoh teams up with Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA for this heartfelt, brass-backed slice of throwback soul.       If you liked Quantic and Alice Russell’s collaboration a couple of years ago,… Continue reading

Show 016: New Tom Vek, Tuxedo, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Kindness, Four Tet – Dan in the DJ Mix

  Show number 16!   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

Diggin’ This: Kali Uchis – “Know What I Want” (Esta Remix)

  Kali Uchis emanates mid-century modern rainbows.     The Los Angeles-via-Colombia chanteuse melds the vintage Americana aesthetic of Lana del Rey with the day-glo color palette of Nicki Minaj.   Her debut album, Por… Continue reading

Show 015: New Jack Garratt, Turtle, Sonnymoon, Different Sleep, Audego – Special Guest: Jeff Weiss

  Show number 15!   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

Open Mike Eagle Freestyles over James Blake’s “Curbside” Live on the Dan Digs Show (Video)

  L.A.-via-Chicago art-rap aficionado Open Mike Eagle stopped by the Dan Digs Show on Dash Radio last Sunday to play some of his favorite records for the #SixSongScenario.       After we… Continue reading

Show 014: New Joey Bada$$, Romare, Anushka, Burial, Novelist x Mumdance – Special Guest: Open Mike Eagle

  Show number 14!   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: MKO x Yusuke Akai – “Jellyfish” (Free Download)

  “Exotic grunge soul”—a genre name which piques my interest immediately—trio MKO hail from Brisbane, Australia and recently contributed this tantalizingly textured track that features guitar work from Yusuke Akai to the newly released and very wonderful… Continue reading

Show 013: New Oceaán, Braille, Sango, Troyka, Gilles Peterson – Dan in the DJ Mix

  Show number 13!   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

Diggin’ This: Ibeyi – “Ghosts” (Official Video)

  Both twenty-years-old, both French-Cuban, and both twin sisters, Naomi and Lisa-Kainde Diaz are Ibeyi, the Yoruba word for “twins.”       Together they make some of the best percussive, organic, heartfelt… Continue reading

Show 012: New Ghostpoet, BadBadNotGood, Shabazz Palaces, Carl Craig, Todd Edwards – Special Guest: Homeboy Sandman

  Show number 12!   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: Beat Spacek – “Modern Streets”

  With a humming, heatwave bassline reminiscent of Wayne Smith’s “Under Me Sleng Teng” and made only using iPad and iPhone apps, UK vocalist Beat Spacek (fka Steve Spacek who landed the number… Continue reading

Show 011: New Kanye West, Lone, Mark Ronson, Machinedrum, Fela Soul – Special Guest: Thavius Beck

  Show number 11!   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: My Top 10 Albums of 2014

  It’s increasingly tough to land on a top 10 definitive list of favorite albums, especially when music nowadays is not only released as a collection of 11-ish songs, but more often than… Continue reading

Show 010: Top 100 Tracks of 2014! – Part 2: 50-1 – Dan in the DJ Mix

  Show number 10!   My Top 100 Tracks of 2014.   Part 2: Number 50 through Number 1!         So much fun putting this show together. 2014 really was… Continue reading

Show 009: Top 100 Tracks of 2014! – Part 1: 100-51 – Dan in the DJ Mix

  Show number 9!   My Top Tracks of 2014!       This year I whittled it down from the three hundred billion-odd tracks that I’ve supremely dug over the past twelve… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Roy Davis Jr ft Peven Everett – “Gabriel” (Dan Marshall Flip) (Free Download)

  Cardiff, Wales producer Dan Marshall‘s output has been flippin’ brilliant as of late; this Hiatus Kaiyote flip, this Natural Four flip, and now this flip of the seminal UK garage classic “Gabriel” by… Continue reading

Show 008: New D’Angelo, DJ Jazzy Jeff, JRocc, Jungle, Pomo – Special Guest: Mark de Clive-Lowe

  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

Diggin’ This: 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

Show 007: New Machinedrum, Zed Bias, Cid Rim, Lost Midas, Sunless 97 – Dan in the DJ Mix

  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

Music by 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

Diggin’ This: 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

DJ Mix: Dan Digs – 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

Show 006: New Hiatus Kaiyote, Flying Lotus, James Blake, BadBadNotGood, Breakage – Special Guest: Erik Hassle

  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

Diggin’ This: 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

Show 005: New UNKLE, Disclosure, Pusha T, Daedelus, Melanie De Biasio – Special Guest: KCRW DJ Travis Holcombe

  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

Diggin’ This: 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

Diggin’ This: 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

Show 004: New Ta-ku, Sylvan Esso, Luke Vibert, Todd Edwards, Leon Vynehall – Dan in the DJ Mix

  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

DJ Mix: Dan Digs – 60 Minutes of House 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

Diggin’ This: 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

Diggin’ This: 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

Show 003: New Dorian Concept, Psychemagik, Alice Russell, Kastle, Anderson Paak – Dan in the DJ Mix

  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

Diggin’ This: 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

Diggin’ This: 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

Show 002: New Electric Wire Hustle, FaltyDL, Bondax, Romare, Sam Gellaitry – Special Guest: Lost Midas

  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

Diggin’ This: 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

Diggin’ This: 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

Show 001: New Jordan Rakei, Ibeyi, Mr Carmack, Wiley, Lone – Special Guest: Until the Ribbon Breaks

  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

Diggin’ This: 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