Tag Archive: Dan Digs

Diggin’ This: Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “Multi-Love” (Official Video)

  The last time I wrote about Portland, Oregon-via-New Zealand lo-fi psychedelic-indie-soul outfit and band-name-you-would-probably-find-somewhere-in-an-anime-movie Unknown Mortal Orchestra was back when they covered Lindstrom’s spacey and disco-y “Rà-àkõ-st.,” which was and still is amazing in every… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: One T – “Don’t Rush” (Free Download)

  Always, always, always a huge fan of a soul-funk-singalong-house-stomp with some yachty geetar notes and, crucially, that basement bass!       Diggin’ this one from Los Angeles singer-songwriter-producer One T.  … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Flako ft Dirg Gerner – “With Me Now”

  London-via-Berlin-via-Chile’s Dario Rojo Guerra is Flako.       Fresh from producing the fantastic “La Neta” for Fatima (which landed at #5 in my Top 100 Songs of 2014), Flako returns with… Continue reading

Show 022: New John Talabot, Crazy P, Low Leaf, Snakehips, Quiet Dawn – Special Guest: Great Dane

  Show number 22!   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: Beatsofreen – “Deliverance”

  This gentle, pastoral, uptempo beat jam “Deliverance” by Utrecht, Netherlands producer Beatsofreen is my track of the day.       Like Bonobo gone folk-boogie.   Love it.   Beatsofreen – “Deliverance”… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Kendrick Lamar – “Institutionalized” (Kindness Flip)

  The thing I like most about Kendrick Lamar‘s new album is that it makes music feel like art again.       While the world is still collectively absorbing To Pimp a Butterfly,… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Haelos – “Earth Not Above”

  Love this new one from London band Haelos and their genius melding of those ominous synth waterfalls with those Chvrches-meets-Jungle (yes!) vocals and that beautifully rusty drum break loop.     Haelos – “Earth… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Damian Lazarus & The Ancient Moons ft Moses Sumney – “Vermillion”

  This new one from Damian Lazarus and the Ancient Moons featuring the vocals of Moses Sumney is making my Monday all kinds of brilliant.       The low-end on those drums… Continue reading

Show 021: New Chance the Rapper, Toro Y Moi, Daymé Arocena, Cid Rim, Redlight – Dan in the DJ Mix

  Show number 21!   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

Dan Digs Live: Come Hang With Me As I DJ at School Night! in Hollywood

  Stoked to be DJing at the incredible School Night! at Bardot in Hollywood this Monday night!       I’ve long been a fan of School Night! and their superhero ability to magically… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Great Dane ft King Henry – “June 2nd”

  25-year-old beat producer, independent hip-hop head, and Low End Theorizer Dane Morris is Great Dane.     His new self-titled album, released on Alpha Pup a couple of days ago, is a… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Jai Paul – “Straight Outta Mumbai” (BenZel Remix)

  In the absence of real new Jai Paul, this remix of Jai’s “Straight Outta Mumbai” from his “maybe-album” by Benny Blanco and Two Inch Punch aka BenZel more than satisfies.    … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Zero 7 ft José González – “Last Light”

  Beyond pleased to hear that two of my very favorite entities of chill, Zero 7 and José González, have teamed up yet again to create “Last Light,” a beautiful and peaceful Scandinavian winter… Continue reading

Show 020: New Just Blaze, Raekwon, Beat Spacek, Massive Attack, The Cinematic Orchestra – Special Guest: Pell

  Show number 20!   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: Braille ft Angelica Bess – “Better Than Nothing”

  Ever since first hearing his music as Sepalcure (made in partnership with none other than Machinedrum), I’ve always admired Praveen Sharma aka Braille‘s wholly talented knack for creating rhythmically enticing, structurally clever, bass-driven… Continue reading

Show 019: New Axel Foley, Aloa Input, Py, Dorian Concept, The Knocks – Special Guest: Vancouver Sleep Clinic

  Show number 19!   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: 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