Diggin’ This: MAST ft Tim Lefebvre And Josh Johnson – “The Night Drive” (Alpha Pup)

  Feeling this cinematic orchestration of funk bass noodles, cricket-chirp synths, George Benson-ish guitar cascades, and one glorious, unstoppable saxophone on “The Night Drive” by LA-via-Philly musician Tim Conley aka MAST.    … Continue reading

TV by Dan Digs: Watch a New Episode of the Latest Series of Crate Diggers Vinyl Show Featuring Bilal

  Check out this new episode of the latest series of Crate Diggers that I executive produced for Fuse TV‘s new channel, FM. The show focuses on vinyl aficionados and their love of wax.       This episode spotlights the… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 101: New Max Graef, Jordan Rakei, Adrian Younge, The Seshen, Recloose – Special Guests: Jamie Lidell & Henry Wu

  Show number 101!   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… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: SWISHA & Los ft Kush Jones & Scatta – “Born Dis Way” (Great Traks)

  “Born Dis Way,” an optimistic, starry-eyed juke-jazz joint from Los Angeles producer SWISHA, fuses Chicago footwork and Jersey Club elements to create a magic carpet ride of diced drums and twinkling, wish-upon-a-star piano… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Jay Daniel – “Knowledge Of Selfie” (Ninja Tune’s Technicolour Records)

  Shades of Theo Parrish’s Sound Signature imprint’s hypnotic drums and Eglo’s otherworldly synth swirls on this new rustic house cut from 25-year-old Detroit producer Jay Daniel.     Track of the day.… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Adrian Younge – “The Concept of Love” (Linear Labs)

  “Consider, for a moment, that you are a part of the universe.”     “The Concept of Love” is compelling. It’s an ode to vintage synthesizers, to analog radar squeals, to visions… Continue reading

TV by Dan Digs: Watch a New Episode of the Latest Series of Crate Diggers Vinyl Show Featuring J Boogie

  Check out this new episode of the latest series of Crate Diggers that I executive produced for Fuse TV‘s new channel, FM. The show focuses on vinyl aficionados and their love of wax.       This episode spotlights the… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 100: New Hiatus Kaiyote, Shlohmo, Linafornia, Ras G, Leisure – Special Guests: COMBAT! & Tall Black Guy

  Show number 100!   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… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Tall Black Guy ft Moonchild – “I Will Never Know” (First Word Records)

  The force of the sonics of soul is strong in this one.       Detroit producer Tall Black Guy has collaborated with LA “tape-delay soul” trio Moonchild to create the stunning “I… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Bearcubs – “Sirens Calling” (All Points)

  Future-garage-beat-in-a-distant-submarine vibes from Jack Ritchie aka Bearcubs with the future-forward “Sirens Calling.”       Track of the day.   Bearcubs – “Sirens Calling”             “Sirens Calling” is taken… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Vex Ruffin & Fab 5 Freddy – “The Balance” (Stones Throw) (Official Video)

  Pure NYC.     An ESG-ish noodly bass dance-punk beat courtesy of Vex Ruffin with New York legend Fab 5 Freddy bringing the bars.   From the man himself, Fab 5 Freddy:   “I liked… Continue reading

TV by Dan Digs: Watch a New Episode of the Latest Series of Crate Diggers Vinyl Show Featuring Statik Selektah

  Check out this new episode of the latest series of Crate Diggers that I executive produced for Fuse TV‘s new channel, FM. The show focuses on vinyl aficionados and their love of wax.       This episode spotlights the… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 099: New Hemlock Ernst, Inc. No World, Nite Jewel, Mieux, Wallace – Special Guest: Elusive

  Show number 99!   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… Continue reading

Music by Dan Digs: Sampha – “Happens” (Dan Digs’ Happenstance Remix)

  Decided to give one of my favorite Sampha tracks a rehappening.       Sampha – “Happens” (Dan Digs’ Happenstance Remix)             Listen to more of my… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Barnaby Carter – “This Is Ours” (Project Mooncircle)

  Rainy guitar, atmospheric synths, and delicate, mechanical drums make up Barnaby Carter‘s new single, “This Is Ours.”       Wait for those rosewood violin strings to enter the fray at 3min… Continue reading

Dan Digs Live: DJ Set with Frank Foreal at Ace Hotel Palm Springs on Saturday October 1

  Come vibe with us in my favorite desert Saturday October 1.         Frank Foreal and I will be spinning the best in leftfield beats, future R&B, and soulful house at Ace Hotel… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Jadu Heart – “Late Night” (Mura Masa’s Anchor Point Records)

  Listless yacht rock guitar chords and top-fret note ripples sway in the breeze to tropical percussion and cloudy vocals from Dina and Faro, otherwise known as Jadu Heart.       Track of… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Uffe – “As Long As It Lasts” (FaltyDL’s Blueberry Records)

  Amsterdam-via-Copenhagen producer Uffe‘s “As Long As It Lasts” is a relaxed jazz journey complete with cocktail lounge piano keys, a tip-toeing vibraphone, graceful guitar wah-wah’s, and a delightfully angular drum beat.  … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Electric Wire Hustle – “Go Slow” (Bastard Jazz)

  Feeling the slow strings, slow toms, slow kicks, and slow vox of “Go Slow,” a brand new song from Wellington, New Zealand’s Electric Wire Hustle.       Track of the day.… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 098: New Electric Wire Hustle, Jamie Lidell, SOHN, Sampha, Machinedrum – Special Guest: De Lux

  Show number 98!   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… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Kaidi Tatham – “Mister Seahorse” (2000Black)

  Bug in the Attic, Herbaliser, and Neon Phusioner Kaidi Tatham has turned in a fantastic new EP, The Extrovert City; my favorite track of which is “Mister Seahorse,” a future funk-jazz excursion that boasts a bassline bouncier… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Jose Mauro – “Obnoxius”

  Originally released in 1970 on the Quartin label, “Obnoxius” by Brazil’s Jose Mauro is a graceful, elegant, and brooding orchestral gem that easily sits alongside the work of the masters João Gilberto and Marcos… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Sampha – “Blood on Me”

  Funny thing about new Sampha tunes is that I already know I’m going to like them before I’ve even heard them.       This new one is no exception.   “Blood… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: The Code – “Brooklyn Baby” (Free Download)

  Mysterious British production outfit The Code have covered Lana Del Rey’s “Brooklyn Baby” by turning it inside out and upside down and outside in.       It’s all about that heat-singed bass and… Continue reading

TV by Dan Digs: Watch a New Episode of the Latest Series of Crate Diggers Vinyl Show Featuring Sake One

  Check out this new episode of the latest series of Crate Diggers that I executive produced for Fuse TV‘s new channel, FM. The show focuses on vinyl aficionados and their love of wax.       Here we spotlight… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 097: New Thundercat, King Krule, Dexter Story & Kamasi Washington, Moses Sumney, Ivy Lab – Special Guest: Seven Davis Jr

  Show number 97!   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… Continue reading

Dan Digs Live: DJ Set at Resident DTLA on Saturday August 27

  Tonight at Resident DTLA in the Arts District.           I’ll be returning to spin the best in leftfield beats, bass, hip-hop, soulful house, and houseful soul from 10pm.        … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Glass Animals – “Season 2 Episode 3”

  “Season 2 Episode 3” from Oxford, England band Glass Animals floats singer Dave Bayley’s falsetto over a Lindsay Lowend-ish beat bounce that sounds “like my head is on backwards.”       Track of… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Yussef Kamaal aka Yussef Dayes & Kamaal Williams (Henry Wu) – “Yo Chavez” (Brownswood)

  Ease into Thursday with this smoother-than-smooth, mellow and mysterious, Herbie-ish synth-jazz jam from London’s Yussef Kamaal aka Yussef Dayes and Kamaal Williams (who also makes music as Henry Wu).       Track of the… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Amber Mark – “Way Back”

  A late summer, poignant, piano-led soul-pop-house construction from New York’s Amber Mark.       Track of the day.   Amber Mark – “Way Back”             “Way Back” is… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Charlotte Day Wilson – “After All”

  I first got introduced to Charlotte Day Wilson by hearing her vocals on fellow Torontoist jagged jazzists BadBadNotGood’s “In Your Eyes” from their latest album IV.       Since collaborating with BBNG, Charlotte… Continue reading

TV by Dan Digs: Watch a New Episode of the Latest Series of Crate Diggers Vinyl Show Featuring Danny Krivit

  Check out this new episode of the latest series of Crate Diggers that I executive produced for Fuse TV‘s new channel, FM. The show focuses on vinyl aficionados and their love of wax.     Here we spotlight the… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 096: New Frank Ocean, Jack Garratt, Phantogram, Mndsgn, Michael Kiwanuka & Leon Vynehall – Special Guest: Luxxury

  Show number 96!   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… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Oscuro ft Mirror Signal – “Too Long”

  Cambridgeshire, UK producer Oscuro teams up with Suffolk singer Mirror Signal for “Too Long,” a textured and glitch-splintered moonlit R&B cut with rippling bass tones and sweet-sour organ chords.       Track… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Soccer96 – “Megadrive Lamborghini” (Official Video)

  If Dam-Funk joined Primal Scream…       Feeling this throwback boogie-funk, beat scene bass-heavy psyche-indie jam from London duo Soccer96 aka Danalogue (Dan Leavers) and Betamax (Max Hallett).   Track of the day.… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: dBridge – “Too Late” (Stray Remix)

  It’s been five years since Darren White aka dBridge has formally released any music but it’s been worth the wait.       The Stray remix of “Too Late” is a centrifuge… Continue reading

TV by Dan Digs: Watch a New Episode of the Latest Series of Crate Diggers Vinyl Show Featuring Natasha Diggs

  Check out this new episode of the latest series of Crate Diggers that I executive produced for Fuse TV‘s new channel, FM. The show focuses on vinyl aficionados and their love of wax.       Here we spotlight… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 095: New Bon Iver, De La Soul & Little Dragon, The Gaslamp Killer, dBridge, The Robert Glasper Experiment – Special Guest: Adult Karate

  Show number 95!   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… Continue reading

Dan Digs Live: DJ Set at Resident DTLA on Saturday August 13

  Tonight at Resident DTLA in the Arts District.           I’ll be returning to spin the best in leftfield beats, bass, hip-hop, soulful house, and houseful soul from 10pm.        … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: LANKS – “Bitter Leaf” (Official Video)

  Melancholy you can move to.       “Bitter Leaf” by Melbourne, Australia’s LANKS is a moody, piano-led nocturnal soul cut that features handclap builds, wistful croons, and future fax machine glitch flourishes.… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: The Invisible – “Life’s Dancers” (Floating Points Remix)

  Luxurious audio in the headphones.       This remix of “Life’s Dancers” is pure FP; you can hear it in that tapestry of strings, those suspended synths, that occasional swell of… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Michael Mayer & Agoria – “Blackbird Has Spoken”

  If you’re unfamiliar with the output of Messrs. Michael Mayer, co-owner of Kompakt Records, and Agoria, Frenchman who hates cheese, you need to listen to this (the original version of Heiko Voss’… Continue reading

TV by Dan Digs: Watch a New Episode of the Latest Series of Crate Diggers Vinyl Show Featuring Mark Farina

  Check out this new episode of the latest series of Crate Diggers that I executive produced for Fuse TV‘s new channel, FM. The show focuses on vinyl aficionados and their love of wax.       Here we spotlight… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 094: New Nao & A.K. Paul, Jon Bap, Beat Connection, Warpaint, Ta-ku & Wafia – Special Guest: Kastle

  Show number 94!   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… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Hidden Spheres – “Well Well”

  Well, well.       My Friday morning just got infinitely better upon hearing this brand new one from Manchester, UK house producer Hidden Spheres.   “Well Well” is a lush and… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Woodes – “The Thaw”

  With a beguiling guitar line reminiscent of “Reckoner” by Radiohead, “The Thaw” by 23-year-old Melbourne singer-songwriter-producer Woodes is an icy yet warm, uptempo yet pensive song with floating vocals counterweighted by a grounded kick and bass… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Sean Khan – “Things to Say” (Ben Hauke Remix)

  Lewisham producer Ben Hauke steps up to give Sean Khan‘s “Things to Say” a delicate jazz-infused broken beat feeling.     Track of the day.   Sean Khan – “Things to Say”… Continue reading

TV by Dan Digs: Watch a New Episode of the Latest Series of Crate Diggers Vinyl Show Featuring Quantic

  Check out this new episode of the latest series of Crate Diggers that I executive produced for Fuse TV‘s new channel, FM. The show focuses on vinyl aficionados and their love of wax.       Here we spotlight… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 093: New Mac Miller & Anderson Paak, Nas & Erykah Badu, Massive Attack & Ghostpoet, Toro Y Moi, Clipping – Special Guest: Honne

  Show number 93!   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… Continue reading

TV by Dan Digs: Watch a New Episode of the Latest Series of Crate Diggers Vinyl Show Featuring Mix Master Mike

  Check out this new episode of the latest series of Crate Diggers that I executive produced for Fuse TV‘s new channel, FM. The show focuses on vinyl aficionados and their love of wax.       This episode spotlights the… Continue reading