Tag Archive: Dan Digs

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

The Dan Digs Show 044: New Hot Chip, Jungle, XXYYXX, Odezsa, Tirzah – Special Guest: Dorian Concept (Live Set)

  Show number 44!   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 1 at DashRadio.com.… 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

The Dan Digs Show 043: Shabazz Palaces, Mos Def, Jack Garratt, Omar, Quantic – Special Guest: Martyn Pepperell

  Show number 43!   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 1 at DashRadio.com.… 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

Diggin’ This: J-Felix – “Keep On (We Ain’t Here For Long)”

  This boogie funk strut!       Brighton-via-Bristol dub, hip-hop, and d ‘n’ b head Joe F Newman used to tour internationally as Alice Russell’s guitarist. Now under his J-Felix moniker, he’s hit… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 042: Jamie Woon, Dorian Concept, Electric Wire Hustle, Tom Misch, Psychemagik – Special Guest: J Davey

  Show number 42!   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 1 at DashRadio.com.… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Jamie Woon – “Sharpness”

  Ever since first hearing this song’s premiere on Pharrell and Scott Vener’s very first Othertone radio show on Beats 1, I have been telling every friend, colleague, barista, parking enforcement official, pilot,… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show Shortlisted for the 2015 Mixcloud Online Radio Awards

Extremely excited, thankful, and generally bowled over by elation to share with you that the Dan Digs Show was shortlisted for the 2015 Mixcloud Online Radio Awards!       There were over 5,000 nominations, so,… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Wallace ft Sampa the Great – “Beauty”

  If you dig the sounds of Hiatus Kaiyote, Erykah Badu, and Electric Wire Hustle, you need need need need need need need need need need need need need need need need need need… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Prep – “Cheapest Flight”

  Let PREP put all of the pep in your steps!       With only ten tweets to their name at last count, this newly-minted London four-piece is comprised of a hip-hop producer, a classical… Continue reading

Music by Dan Digs: Starling – “Take It Down” (Dan Digs Remix)

  Ever since hearing this beautiful song by London songstress Starling on Annie Mac’s show on BBC Radio 1 recently, I’ve been thinking it could do with some MJ Cole-ish garage drums in the background,… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 041: Koreless, Kiiara, Thundercat, Jamie xx, Alicia Keys – Special Guest: Swindle

  Show number 41!   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 1 at DashRadio.com.… Continue reading

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

The Dan Digs Show 040: Jack J, Empress Of, Die & Break, Meow the Jewels, Dan Digs Jazz DJ Mix – Special Guest: Kamasi Washington

  Show number 40!   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 1 at DashRadio.com.… 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

The Dan Digs Show 039: Future Islands x Madlib, Kaytranada, Thundercat, Swindle, MIA – Special Guests: Tropics & Mister Sushi

  Show number 39!   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 1 at DashRadio.com.… 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

The Dan Digs Show 038: New BadBadNotGood, GZA, Tropics, Rejjie Snow, Jill Scott – Special Guest: Adrian Younge

  Show number 38!   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 1 at DashRadio.com.… 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

The Dan Digs Show 037: New Gallant, Rye Rye, Kieran Hebden & Steve Reid, 3D from Massive Attack, With You – Special Guest: Mocky

  Show number 37!   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 1 at DashRadio.com.… 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

The Dan Digs Show 036: New Oceaan, Azekel, Diggs Duke, Panda Bear, Janet Jackson – Special Guest: Jon E.K.

  Show number 36!   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 1 at DashRadio.com.… 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