Tag Archive: R&B

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

Tkay Maidza – “Switch Lanes” (Produced by Paces)

  After releasing the M.I.A.-ish “U-huh” earlier this year, Adelaide, Australia’s Tkay Maidza pairs up with Gold Coast producer Paces for an Azealia Banks-ish blend of UK garage and R&B on new single… Continue reading

Milosh – “Right Never Comes”

  Toronto singer Mike Milosh is one half of Rhye.       Based in Los Angeles, Milosh and Copenhagen producer Robin Hannibal make downtempo, orchestral R&B that sounds like having both too little… Continue reading

Lil Silva ft BANKS – “Don’t You Love”

  It’s going to get weird.   My favorite track of the day starts off with a strange, beguiling theremin-slide guitar hybrid whine   then   gets layered with cloudy, mournful vocals  … Continue reading

Becky Hill – “Caution To The Wind” (Official Video)

  Hold tight the clockwork glockenspiel!   Love this brand new R&B-pop song strongly sung by Bewdley, England’s Becky Hill and produced by Two Inch Punch, he of the formerly mysterious BenZel duo (read… Continue reading

Hugh – “I Can’t Figure You Out” (Fever Trails Remix) (Free Download)

  Cape Town’s Fever Trails strips down London four-piece Hugh‘s alt-R&B jam “I Can’t Figure You Out” and sets it to a wafting, woodblock, barely-there beat.       Love that shivering acoustic guitar… Continue reading

Lido ft Muri – “Lost” (Stwo Remix)

  Paris, France’s Stwo (pronounced “Stew”) turns in this woozy, seasick, future ‘n’ B remix of Oslo, Norway producer Lido’s “Lost.”       Both this remix and the original version are fire.… Continue reading

Banoffee – “Got It”

  Melbourne, Australia’s Martha Brown is Banoffee, a singer-songwriter with a taste for sweet retro synths and experimental, honeyed R&B.       Banoffee – “Got It”         With a track this good… Continue reading

Andrea Balency – “You’ve Never Been Alone”

  Sounding somewhat like an especially chilled AlunaGeorge, 22-year-old Mexican-French producer and singer Andrea Balency introduces her first single, “You’ve Never Been Alone,” a futurebound, striding cut of metallic R&B and glimmering electronic soul.… Continue reading

Ladi6 – “Hold Tight” (Official Video)

  Christchurch, New Zealand’s Ladi6 gets spacey on this downtempo jazz-soul jam with a delectably drowsy ‘n’ snappy beat.         Ladi6 – “Hold Tight” (Official Video)        … Continue reading

Vicktor Taiwò ft Solomon – “Digital Kids” (Official Video)

  Heartfelt Renaissance ruminations on youthful ruination from 22-year-old Nigeria-via-East London singer Vicktor Taiwò.       Says Taiwò, “Before, children had time to think that the world was beautiful, and I think that should… Continue reading

Aquilo – “I Don’t Want to See It” (Royce Wood Junior Remix) (Free Download)

  Aquilo is cold choral electronic R&B duo Ben and Tom from Silverdale in the Lake District, England.       Royce Wood Junior (whose excellent track “Nuff” was featured on this site… Continue reading

Until The Ribbon Breaks – “Pressure” (UNKLE Reconstruction)

  Until the Ribbon Breaks‘ original version of “Pressure” and his most recent album, A Taste of Silver both shine thanks to a surfeit of musical talent and willingness for sonic experimentation from Cardiff, Wales’ Pete… Continue reading

Abhi & Dijon – “Let You Know” (Dpat & Atu Remix) (Free Download)

  Soulection fam Dpat and Atu weave something wonderful on this slowed-down flip of Maryland musicians Abhi and Dijon’s “Let You Know.”       Houston producer Dpat first wowed me with his drum designs… Continue reading

Until The Ribbon Breaks – “A Taste Of Silver” (Free Download)

  Cardiff, Wales singer and producer Pete Lawrie Winfield aka Until The Ribbon Breaks has newness for you.       I first got switched on to UTRB’s (as he was known back in February 2012)… Continue reading

All the People – “Don’t Think”

  “My heart feels full…”   Mightily diggin’ this new rhythmic basement soul jam from South London trio All The People that features the Sampha-tico vocals of Curtis Dennie, Ashley Arnold on drums, and Simon Arnold on… Continue reading

Bok Bok ft Kelela – “Melba’s Call” (Official Video)

Too future.   Night Slugs head honcho Bok Bok teams up with LA-via-Maryland singer Kelela to deliver some stuttery, synth-blastin’, and very 2014 R&B.           I see you, flickering-screens,… Continue reading

Royce Wood Junior – “Nuff”

Really cannot get enough of this latest wave of late-night electronic soul transmissions that seem to be dominating my headphones at the minute. Ed Thomas, Erik Hassle, Perera Elsewhere… all of these mightily… Continue reading

Erik Hassle – “Pathetic” (Produced by SOHN)

Disgruntled bass murmurs, upfront finger clicks, bell echoes, sandy shakers, and yearning Prince-alike vocals from Stockholm, Sweden’s Erik Hassle. “Pathetic”—this track is anything but—features production from England not Austria’s SOHN, fresh from teaming… Continue reading

LISTEN/DOWNLOAD THE LATEST EPISODE OF THE DAN DIGS PODCAST: 120 MINUTES OF BRAND NEW BEATS, BASS, HIP-HOP, & ELECTRONIC SOUL. SUN, FEB 2, 2014.

  New heat!   Fresh beats, bass, rhymes, and grooves in the form of 42 of my latest favorite songs.   Hope you dig the sounds. Get in touch at twitter.com/dandigs or facebook.com/dandigs.… Continue reading

Ed Thomas – “Hurt” (Free MP3 Download)

London’s Ed Thomas weaves gentle vinyl crackle, orchestral strings, and pitter-patter drums on this excellent, soulful serving of 2014 R&B.     Ed Thomas – “Hurt” (Free MP3 Download)        … Continue reading

Listen/Download the Latest Episode of the Dan Digs Podcast: 120 Minutes of Beats, Bass, Hip-hop, & Electronic Soul. Sun, Jan 12, 2014.

  Welcome to the first show of 2014!   A wintry mix of downtempo beat jams, slow future funk workouts, classic covers, and experimental leftfield sonic adventures.   Hope ya enjoy. Get in… Continue reading

Jean Deaux – “Find U” (Produced by Sampha)

Anything that features even a few bars of Sampha‘s production or vocal talent deserves an automatic click of the play button. Here the English falsetto wizard teams up with Chicago’s Jean Deaux (correctly… Continue reading

Listen to Dan Digs’ Top 100 Songs of 2013 – Part 2: 50-1 (Podcast)

  So here it is, the second part of the Top 100: my Top 50 songs of 2013!   Some very unknown, some very well-known, some very minimal, some very maximal, all very… Continue reading

Listen to Dan Digs’ Top 100 Songs of 2013 – Part 1: 100-51 (Podcast)

  Welcome to part one of two of my top 100 songs of 2013!         For my latest installment of this here radio show DJ mix podcast, I wanted to… Continue reading

Tev’n – “Rose Petal” (Free Download)

North London’s Tev’n Kennedy wafts waves of 21st century R&B vocal echoes and skittery beat twitchery at you.   Tev’n – “Rose Petal” (Free Download)       Download “Rose Petal” for free… Continue reading

Slakah the Beatchild – “I Surrender” (Official Video)

That chunky bass guitar, that soaring soulful vocal, that acoustic guitar strim-strum, that pleasing woodblockish beat from Toronto’s Slakah the Beatchild. “I Surrender” sounds like it could be an unplugged Raphael Saadiq jam.   Slakah the… Continue reading

Listen/Download the Latest Episode of the Dan Digs Podcast: 120 Minutes of Beats, Bass, Hip-hop, & Electronic Soul. Sun, Oct 27, 2013.

  Another brand new installment of the Dan Digs radio show is now live!   Two hours of beats, bass, hip-hop, and electronic soul-house-jazz music, plus some Icelandic and Peruvian folk gem surprises.… Continue reading

Jamie Lidell – “Big Love” (Machinedrum Remix)

Jamie Lidell brings the soul shouts, Machinedrum brings the beats and bass.   Jamie Lidell – “Big Love” (Machinedrum Remix)         The “Big Love” Remix EP is out now on… Continue reading

Listen/Download the Latest Episode of the Dan Digs Podcast: 120 Minutes of Beats, Bass, Hip-hop, & Electronic Soul. Sun, Sep 29, 2013.

  Say hello to a brand new edition of the Dan Digs DJ mix podcast radio show broadcast session!   It’s an eclectic, fast-paced blend of everything I’m digging at the moment in… Continue reading

The Foreign Exchange – “Call It Home” (Official Video)

My favorite parts of this new Foreign Exchange track are those piano chord drops and those stand-out Stevie Wonder-ish synth bass burbles.   The Foreign Exchange – “Call It Home” (Official Video)  … Continue reading

Listen/Download the Latest Episode of the Dan Digs Podcast: 120 Minutes of Beats, Bass, Hip-hop, & Electronic Soul. Sun, Aug 25, 2013.

Welcome to the latest edition of the Dan Digs podcast radio show DJ mix! 35 of my favorite tracks of the moment all blended up nice.         Unfortunately this episode… Continue reading

Listen/Download the Latest Episode of the Dan Digs Podcast: 120 Minutes of Beats, Bass, Hip-hop, & Electronic Soul. Sun, Jul 28, 2013.

Two hours of my favorite latest and greatest beats, bass, hip-hop, and electronic soul cuts!       Unfortunately this episode is no longer available. Head over to iTunes here to listen to new episodes… Continue reading

Listen/Download the Latest Episode of the Dan Digs Podcast: 120 Minutes of Beats, Bass, Hip-hop, & Electronic Soul. Sun, Jun 30, 2013.

Stoked, hyped, and generally ex-ci-ted for this week’s brand new show!     Hope you’re all doing well. Special shouts going out to anyone tuning in for the first time!      … Continue reading

Listen/Download the Latest Episode of the Dan Digs Podcast: 120 Minutes of Beats, Bass, Hip-hop, & Electronic Soul. Sun, Jun 9, 2013.

Welcome to the latest mix!         Unfortunately this episode is no longer available. Head over to iTunes here to listen to new episodes of the Dan Digs music podcast.      … Continue reading

Listen/Download the Latest Episode of the Dan Digs Podcast: 120 Minutes of Beats, Bass, Hip-hop, & Electronic Soul. Sun, May 26, 2013.

Welcome to the show.         Unfortunately this episode is no longer available. Head over to iTunes here to listen to new episodes of the Dan Digs music podcast.        … Continue reading

Listen/Download the Latest Episode of the Dan Digs Radio Show: 120 Minutes of Beats, Bass, Hip-hop, & Electronic Soul. Sun, May 5, 2013.

Brand new London hip-hop from Hawk House, a future funk remix of “No Diggity” by Bondax, Copenhagen folk from the White Album, New Zealand bedroom beats from Samuel Truth, dusty jazz from Eric… Continue reading

Listen/Download the Latest Episode of the Dan Digs Radio Show: 120 Minutes of Beats, Bass, Hip-hop, & Electronic Soul. Sun, April 21, 2013.

Two hours’ worth of my favorite sonic nutmeg ground straight into your ears.         Unfortunately this episode is no longer available. Head over to iTunes here to listen to new episodes of… Continue reading

Listen/Download the Latest Episode of the Dan Digs Radio Show: 120 Minutes of Beats, Bass, Hip-hop, & Electronic Soul. Sun, April 7, 2013.

How’s it going? Hear the latest two-hour mix of my new favorite beats, ditties, ballads, and jams of the week for your listening pleasure.         Unfortunately this episode is no… Continue reading

Listen/Download the Latest Episode of the Dan Digs Radio Show: 120 Minutes of Beats, Bass, Hip-hop, & Electronic Soul. Sun, March 31, 2013.

My very favorite 42 songs of the last seven days lovingly blended into an eclectic two-hour music mix.         Unfortunately this episode is no longer available. Head over to iTunes here to… Continue reading

Listen/Download the Latest Episode of the Dan Digs Radio Show: 120 Minutes of Beats, Bass, Hip-hop, & Electronic Soul. Sun, March 24, 2013.

A two-hour selection of the finest in box fresh beats, bass, hip-hop, and electronic soul.       Unfortunately this episode is no longer available. Head over to iTunes here to listen to new episodes… Continue reading

Listen/Download the Latest Episode of the Dan Digs Radio Show: 120 Minutes of Beats, Bass, Hip-hop, & Electronic Soul. Sunday Mar. 17, 2013.

“Erm, it really has been quite a long time, hasn’t it? One does apologize, one shouldn’t have left you without a dope beat to, indeed, step to. So sorry.” – British Timbaland. The… Continue reading

Listen/Download the Latest Episode of the Dan Digs Radio Show: 120 Minutes of Beats, Bass, Hip-hop, & Electronic Soul. Sunday Mar. 3, 2013.

43 songs this week, all of them rather amazing.       Unfortunately this episode is no longer available. Head over to iTunes here to listen to new episodes of the Dan Digs… Continue reading

Listen/Download the Latest Episode of the Dan Digs Radio Show: 120 Minutes of Beats, Bass, Hip-hop, & Electronic Soul. Sunday Feb. 24, 2013.

Forty of my favorite tracks from this week in one two-hour mix.       Unfortunately this episode is no longer available. Head over to iTunes here to listen to new episodes of… Continue reading

Ghost Beach ft Noosa – “Close Enough” (Free Download)

Soaring, euphoric 80s chorus: check. Early Hudson Mohawke shiny beats and sparkling synths: check. Including the words “Beach,” “Skull,” “Crystal,” or “Ghost” in your band name to achieve elite, next-level, ultra-hip status: double… Continue reading

Listen/Download the Latest Episode of the Dan Digs Radio Show: 120 Minutes of Beats, Bass, Hip-hop, & Electronic Soul. Sunday Feb. 17, 2013.

Two hours of my favorite brand new beats and my favorite brand old classics from this week.       Unfortunately this episode is no longer available. Head over to iTunes here to… Continue reading

Toddla T Sound – “Worst Enemy”

Sheffield, UK, badman Toddla T teams up with Shola Ama and emcees Serocee and MC DRS to form super-collective Toddla T Sound. “Worst Enemy” is their first ever tune. Love the A$AP-esque pitched-down… Continue reading

Listen/Download the Latest Episode of the Dan Digs Radio Show: 120 Minutes of Beats, Bass, Hip-hop, & Electronic Soul. Sunday Feb. 10, 2013.

My favorite 41 tracks of this week, all up, down, left, and right in the mix.     Unfortunately this episode is no longer available. Head over to iTunes here to listen to… Continue reading

Autre Ne Veut – “Play by Play” (Official Video)

This whole R&B futurism thing just keeps getting better and better. Like Prince reworking the Drive soundtrack.   Autre Ne Veut – “Play By Play”   Magnetic. Butter.    

Listen/Download the Latest Episode of the Dan Digs Radio Show: 120 Minutes of Beats, Bass, Hip-hop, & Electronic Soul. Sunday Feb. 3, 2013.

After a five month hiatus, the Dan Digs Radio Show is back!     Unfortunately this episode is no longer available. Head over to iTunes here to listen to new episodes of the… Continue reading