Diggin’ This: Yazmin Lacey – “90 Degrees” (First Word Records)

  “This will be my remedy…”       “90 Degrees,” from Nottingham, UK singer Yazmin Lacey is a relaxed yet intricate crepuscular jazz meditation.     I’m all about that ascending double… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Andre Wiken – “Get Avion” (Astro Nautico)

  “Get Avion” by San Francisco musician and globetrotting hatmaker Andre Wiken is a watercolored and dreamlike house stomp that sits nicely alongside the uptempo beat collages of the Avalanches and Tycho.  … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Lionlimb – “Clover” (Bayonet Records)

  Stewart Bronaugh and Joshua Jaeger, otherwise known as Lionlimb, are a duo from Nashville.     “Clover,” the opening song from their new album, Tape Recorder, is a wistful indie-folk meditation flush… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Sonnymoon – “Ideas” (Sonnymoon Music)

  “Let ideas run…      run…               ruuuuun…..”       Dane Orr, J Hoard, and Anna Wise are the Brooklyn-based trio Sonnymoon, whose latest song “Ideas”… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Kuzich ft Mei Saraswati – “Innervisions” (Ta-ku’s 823 Records) (Official Video)

  Perth musician, drummer for Ta-ku, and Aristophanes collaborator Sam Kuzich has released the first single from his latest EP, Dawn Chorus, via Ta-ku’s newly minted 823 Records.       Featuring the… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Skinny Pelembe – “I’ll Be On Your Mind” (Brownswood Recordings) (Free Download)

  Doncaster-via-Johannesburg songsmith Skinny Pelembe has signed to Gilles Peterson‘s Brownswood Recordings, the perfect home for his new single. “I’ll Be on Your Mind” is a despondent doo-wop-hop complete with ominous Massive Attack-ish atmospherics,… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: JD. Reid ft Henry Wu & Venna – “Just Know”

  Long live the jazz.       UK producer JD. Reid has teamed up with fellow London musicians Henry Wu and Venna to produce “Just Know,” an agile and taut, future-proofed jazz-grime cut.… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Henry Green – “Another Light” (Akira Records)

  Bonobo meets Rhye.       Bristol, UK-based producer Henry Green starts 2018 strong with “Another Light,” an emotive and gentle, garage-folk [Is that a thing? Let’s make it a thing!] Jon… Continue reading

Dan Digs’ Top 30 Remixes of 2017

  My favorite 30 remixes of this year.       30. Kelela – “Truth or Dare x Steve Gurley’s Hotboys” (Bok Bok Edit) 29. De Lux – “875 Dollars” (Juan Maclean’s Casa… Continue reading

Dan Digs’ Top 30 Albums of 2017

  A list of the 30 albums I enjoyed the most this year.       30. Dauwd – Theory of Colours (Ninja Tune) 29. The xx – I See You (Young Turks)… Continue reading

Dan Digs’ Top 100 Tracks of 2017

  Right before your very ears, here are my favorite tracks, songs, beats, melodies, and vibes from the year that was 2017.       100. Jadu Heart – “Harry Brompton’s Ice Tea”… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Fieh – “Glu” (Vibbefanger Records) (Official Video)

  Stuck on “Glu.”       22-year-old Norwegian musician Sofie Tollefsbøl and her 9-piece band make music as Fieh. Their latest track is irresistible from the start, with ascending horn lines, jazz… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Calypso Rose – “Leave Me Alone” ft Manu Chao (Yaeji Remix) (Mad Decent Records)

  One of 2017’s most innovative artists, Korean-American singer and producer Yaeji turns in an irresistible and delicate house rework of the Manu Chao-assisted “Leave Me Alone” by New York’s Calypso Rose.      … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: The Zephyr Bones – “Telephone” (La Castanya Records) (Official Video)

  Chileans Brian Silva and Jossip Tkalcic came all the way to Barcelona to meet Carlos Ramos and Marc López and form the Zephyr Bones, a band who specialize in crafting exquisite and lazy psychedelic… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Hot Toddy – “Love Can Set You Free” (House of Disco Records)

  Love is all.       One half of Crazy P, Chris Todd, better known as Hot Toddy, is no stranger to disco-fueled house burners.     “Love Can Set You Free,”… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Khruangbin – “Maria También” (Night Time Stories)

  Literally impossible to dislike.       Texas trio Khruangbin return with the absolutely delightful “Maria También,” a rigorously funky first single from their upcoming second album, Con Todo El Mundo, which… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Maitri – “Hide It”

  “Here we are, here we go…”       Fronted by Caroline Davis, Brooklyn band Maitri (a Sanskrit word that means “unconditional friendship and acceptance towards oneself that in turn extends to the… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Miink – “Who Are You?” (Official Video)

  Whooo are youuu?       Equal parts JMSN and Jai Paul, I’m utterly entranced by this debut single from 23-year-old London musician Miink, with its ethereal chimes, snare snaps, bass murmurs,… Continue reading

Music by Dan Digs: SUNRAYYS – “Tea Leaf Dancers” (Flying Lotus Cover)

  My time’s made up, I gotta go.         One of my all-time favorite songs gets a nocturnal djembe beachgaze rework.     SUNRAYYS – “Tea Leaf Dancers” (Flying Lotus… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Fatima – “Somebody Else” (Produced by JD. Reid) (Official Video)

  Completely in love with this beat.       London-via-Stockholm singer Fatima returns to Eglo Records with “Somebody Else,” a collaboration with London producer JD. Reid that features razor-sharp drums, fractured digital… Continue reading

Music by Dan Digs: SUNRAYYS – “Aura” (Official Video)

  Your aura shines brightly.       Excited to share with you this new song from my musical alias SUNRAYYS.     Inspired by glowing beaches, big drums, flute melodies, and light.… Continue reading

Listen Back to Dan Digs on Worldwide FM Live from Eagle Rock Music Festival: New Music from Jadu Heart, the Breathing Effect, Diggs Duke, L’Orange ft Oddisee, Hello Skinny (Video)

  Last Saturday saw Worldwide FM broadcasting live from the Eagle Rock Music Festival.       Was truly a pleasure to join Steve Nalepa, Money Mark, Jimetta Rose, and Iman Omari on… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: The Breathing Effect – “Josephine” (Alpha Pup Records)

  The stunning, psychedelic, freeform acoustic jazz effect.       LA-based singer-keyboardist Eli Goss and NY-based drummer-bassist Harry Terrell are the Breathing Effect.   Their song “Josephine,” which I played on my… Continue reading

Listen Back to Dan Digs on Worldwide FM: Charlotte Dos Santos Live in Conversation + New Music from Nai Palm, Ibeyi, Werkha, Sly5thAve with Jimetta Rose, Roy Ayers as remixed by Young Pulse

  For my latest show on Worldwide FM, I spoke with Charlotte Dos Santos, one of my favorite artists of 2017, backstage before her debut Los Angeles show at Center for the Arts Eagle… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Ivan Conti – “Azul” (Max Graef Remix) (Far Out Recordings)

  Bleep-hop for the beach.   Germany’s Max Graef steps up to remix one of Brazil’s finest drummers and one third of Azymuth, Ivan “Mamão” Conti.       Graef’s rework of “Azul” is… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Sudan Archives – “Water” (Stones Throw Records) (Official Video)

  Handclaps, finger snaps, meandering bass drones, plucked strings, and soothing vocals make up the entirety of Sudan Archives‘ very excellent new track, “Water.”       Check out the video below, directed… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Lazy Salon – “Hot Dinners”

  Dusty vintage drums, my favorite kind.       On “Hot Dinners,” New Jersey’s Lazy Salon, also known as Sean Byrne, throws said dusty vintage drums, reminiscent of early DJ Shadow, against… Continue reading

Backstage with Dan Digs – Episode 1: James Lavelle

  Very excited to share this new TV show with you.       Backstage with Dan Digs is a new music-centric interview series set in green rooms and iconic concert venues across… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Gavin Turek – “Birdie Bees” (Madame Gold Records)

  Those strutting drums, those dripping guitar chords, and those honeyed vocals that transport you from ’17 to ’71, “Birdie Bees” is my favorite Gavin Turek song to date.       Track… Continue reading

Listen Back to Dan Digs on Worldwide FM: New Music from Floating Points, Kyle Hall, Washed Out x Lone, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Sam Irl & Dusty

  Good times as always on Worldwide FM last week. I hosted and spun a selection of my favorite tracks live from the mighty Red Gate Recorders studio in Highland Park.       Musical gems in… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Genesis Owusu – “Sideways” (Produced by Simon Mavin & Perrin Moss of Hiatus Kaiyote)

  That scraped-flute-meets-old-violin intro.       On the instantly interesting “Sideways,” the 19-year-old Ghanian-Australian singer-songwriter Genesis Owusu takes inspiration from the music of William Onyeabor and enlists the production expertise of Simon Mavin and Perrin… Continue reading

Listen Back to Dan Digs on Worldwide FM: COMBAT! Live in Conversation + New Music from Indian Wells, 30/70 Collective, Ryan Porter, FaltyDL, Sabrina Malheiros x Dego

  After kicking off my birthday celebrations with an early morning Hollywood Sign climb, it was a pleasure to jump on Worldwide FM in the late afternoon to host and spin a selection… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Mocky – “Put It in a Song” (Heavy Sheet Productions)

  When the LA-via-Berlin-via-Saskatchewan multi-instrumentalist isn’t co-writing songs for Kelela or producing Feist’s album Pleasure or working on his own sixth full-length album, expected in 2018, he’s unleashing the fourth installation of his excellent “Moxtape” series, How to Hit… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Photay – “Screens” (Astro Nautico Records)

  Alien grunts, chairs squeaking across the spaceship floor, kaleidoscopic handclaps, cascading synths, piano chord blips, and more alien grunts all feature on my new favorite Photay song, “Screens.”       Track… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Cid Rim ft Dorian Concept & The Clonious – “Four-Eighteen” (LuckyMe Records)

  Future perfect.       Three of Vienna’s best reunite for “Four-Eighteen,” a laid-back jazz excursion patrolled by sky-high firewalls of MicroKorg synth.     (And if you haven’t heard it previously,… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Marenn Sukie – “Cascades” (Arrivals Records)

  Inspired by the jazz-soul audio designs of Bonobo and Calibre, UK beat architect Marenn Sukie, otherwise known as Chris Roth, has drawn up “Cascades,” a full-time-half-time mellow beat meditation with calmly chaotic… Continue reading

Music by Dan Digs: SUNRAYYS – “Be By You” (Official Video)

  The new sound of Nocturnal Djembe Beachgaze.       Very excited to announce my new music project: SUNRAYYS.     It’s a kind of Toro Y Moi meets Screamadelica-era Primal Scream… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Sibusile Xaba – “Internet Dance” (Mushroom Hour Half Hour Records)

  While an “internet dance” is probably something you did in 1995 while you were waiting for AOL to load, here Pretorian music wonder Sibusile Xaba gently gathers a storm of finger-picked guitar… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Mike Edge – “Been So Long” (Long Weekend Records) (Official Video)

  Vintage instrumentation blends with sun-stunned vocals on “Been So Long” by Los Angeles musician Mike Edge, the result of which is a grapefruit-cherry cocktail that’s part Mac DeMarco, part Ned Doheny, and all… Continue reading

Listen Back to Dan Digs on Worldwide FM: Best of WWLA Live Sessions Pt 2 + New Music from Moonchild, BadBadNotGood x Nosaj Thing, Jon Bap, The Invisible, Tokimonsta ft Yuna (Video)

  Went back on the air yesterday on Worldwide FM to host and spin an hour of the best of our WWLA live session recordings, followed by an hour of my favorite tracks in… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Sal Dulu – “Antasma”

    “Antasma,” a brand new track from Dublin producer Sal Dulu, is a slinky beat collage that glues together soulful vocal phrasings, sax snippets, polished guitar licks, cloudy atmospherics, and quite possibly… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: ELWD – “inbloom” (Bad Taste Records)

  UK producer ELWD (pronounced “Ellwood”) turns in “inbloom,” an all low-caps, lo-fi mellow groove that is as instantly relaxing as it is poignant.       My only complaint is that it’s not… Continue reading

Listen Back to Dan Digs on Worldwide FM: New Music from Dwight Trible, Photay, Rhye, Inc. No World, Henry Wu (Video)

  Back on Worldwide FM yesterday to host and spin a selection of my favorite tracks live from the mighty Red Gate Recorders studio in Highland Park.       Musical gems in the mix from… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: LOXE ft Alyss – “Safe to Me” (Dusty Records)

  “Safe to Me” is a faded and fidgety, r&b house bounce sunsetter by London producer LOXE that features the ethereal vocals of singer Alyss.       No stranger to collaborations, LOXE has… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: K15 & Kuniyuki – “Moving Minds” (K15 Remix) (Sound of Speed Japan)

  A deft and delicate Floating Points-meets-broken beat-meets-synth jazz wonderwork courtesy of London producer Kieron Ifill, one half of DanDigs.com favorites Profusion and better known as K15.       Track of the day.… Continue reading

Listen Back to Dan Digs on Worldwide FM: New Music from Shabazz Palaces, Washed Out, The Pollyseeds (Terrace Martin & Kamasi Washington), Seven Davis Jr, Karavan (Video)

  Jumped back on WWLA, the Los Angeles branch of Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide FM, this week to host and spin my favorite new tracks live from the esteemed Red Gate Recorders studio in Highland… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Turtle – “Solar” (Beatnik Creative)

  “Solar” gives you life.       Turtle’s latest composition is a Jon Hopkins-esque beguiling blend of swirling piano keys and centrifugal drums.     Track of the day.     Turtle… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Tawiah – “Queens” (Lima Limo Records)

  South London songstress Tawiah returns with “Queens,” four minutes of tumbling percussion, sunset acoustic guitar plucking, piano key splashes, and vocals gleaming with UK soul.       Track of the day.  … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Hunrosa – “All” (Wah Wah 45s) (Official Video)

  Manchester, UK producer Sam Vicary, otherwise known as Hunrosa, is a member of perennial DanDigs.com faves The Cinematic Orchestra and Paper Tiger.       On “All,” his debut single as Hunrosa,… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Gila – “Pick Six” (Deviation) (Official Video)

  On “Pick Six,” Denver producer Gila cooks up a weighty 808 beat that marches over Brothers Grimm harp breezes, clinical cowbell hits, and looped güiro scratches, the end result sounding not unlike the Nutcracker as reimagined… Continue reading