Diggin’ This: Sam Wilkes – “Tonight” (Leaving Records)

  Underwater jazz that sounds like it’s on fire.       “Tonight” by Los Angeles jazz musician Sam Wilkes is a stew of hazy horns (including alto sax from Sam Gendel) from… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Jerry Paper ft Weyes Blood – “Grey Area” (Stones Throw)

  Jerry Paper is here to augment your August.       Featuring Weyes Blood, “Grey Area” finds the Los Angeles musician combining textured acoustic guitar, doo-wop falsetto, and mid-century lounge crooning to produce… Continue reading

One-Off Pop-Up Show: The Rooftop with Dan Digs (Music from Skinny Pelembe, Jazztronik, FRMTN, Neneh Cherry, Tony Allen and Jeff Mills)

  Massive, masssssive thanks to everyone who tuned in to the one-off pop-up DJ mix show, The Rooftop with Dan Digs, on Instagram Live on Sunday night.       Was great fun… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Roses Gabor ft Sampha – “Illusions” (All Points)

  That uptempo, future, UK experimental soul.       No stranger to collaborating with some of the world’s finest musicians (Gorillaz, SBTRKT, Machinedrum, Brasstracks, to name just a few, and, if you… Continue reading

Music by Dan Digs: SUNRAYYS – “Alright Alright” & New “Beachgaze Inspirations” Spotify Playlist

  It’s all gonna be alright.       “Alright Alright” is inspired by visions of beaches and palm trees and LA while listening to the Beta Band, UNKLE, Beck, the Charlatans, Toro… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Leisure Centre – “Getting to Know” (HopeStreet Recordings)

  Melbourne got soul.       Formerly known as the Do Yo Thangs, Melbourne septet Leisure Centre specialize in left-of-center R&B and futurist soul.     “Getting to Know” effortlessly floats through… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Tomas Barfod – “Better Than I Would” (rAHHH Remix) (Friends of Friends)

  Having been an advocate of the musical output of both Copenhagen’s Tomas Barfod and London’s rAHHH for quite some time now, I am therefore reasonably and understandably overjoyed to hear their talents collide… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: James Alexander Bright – “Mallorca” (!K7 Records) (Official Video)

  Bright is right.       UK musician James Alexander Bright was formerly known as Hairy Hands. His album Magic, released via the esteemed New Los Angeles label, was number 18 in… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Jazzanova ft Pete Josef – “Follow Your Feet” (Sonar Kollektiv)

  So good.       “Follow Your Feet” is a loose, summertime pop-soul jam made for 10pm July sunsets courtesy of Alex Barck, Claas Brieler, Axel Reinemer, Jürgen von Knoblauch and Stefan Leisering,… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Slow Pulp – “At Home”

  Feeling this overcast indie jangle-pop from Wisconsin’s Slow Pulp.       Reposed and reflective, “At Home” is the creation of Madison musicians Hen, Al, Ted, and Em. The song features pleasantly… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Kastle & Mind of A Dragon – “Either Way” (Mind Of A Kastle)

  Nothing but bass-driven heat on this new UKG roller from LA producer Kastle and London producer Mind of A Dragon.       “Either Way” showcases MJ Cole-ish acoustic guitar pickings that… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Kaidi Tatham ft Dego – “It’s a World Before You” (First Word Records)

  Summer 2018 is officially in session!       Fresh from collaborating with Eric Lau for their excellent remix of Moonchild’s “Run Away,” Belfast maestro Kaidi Tatham returns with “It’s a World… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Astronauts, Etc – “The Border” (Co-Produced by Toro Y Moi) (Company Records) (Official Video)

  Underpinned by a late 60s rubbery bassline noodle that could easily be from an Adrian Younge production, “The Border” by Oakland musician and Toro Y Moi‘s touring keyboardist Anthony Ferraro, otherwise known… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Hot Flash Heat Wave – “Glo Ride” (Free Download)

  Davis, California’s Adam, Ted, Nathaniel, and Nick, otherwise known as Hot Flash Heat Wave, come correct just in time for summer with “Glo Ride,” a lazy, casual indie stroll in triple-digit heat that centers… Continue reading

Music by Dan Digs – Jungle – “House in LA” (Dan Digs’ 1Bed 1Bath in Los Feliz Remix)

  Had to get down with the bruk funk and remix one of my favorite tracks of 2018.         Hear the original version of Jungle‘s “House in LA” here.  … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Henrik Schwarz & Metropole Orkest ft Ben Westbeech – “Counter Culture” (7KMusic)

  Let’s get along.       Feeling the spritely and sauntering “Counter Culture” from Bodensee, Germany’s Henrik Schwarz, here teaming up with Metropole Orkest and Ben Westbeech for a piano-led journey into… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Sunny Levine – “D.A.Z.E.” (Alpha Pup Records)

  Delta. Alpha. Zulu. Echo.       Exceptionally enjoying this woozy, wandering, indie soul swirl from Venice Beach’s Sunny Levine (and grandson of Quincy Jones, no less) that imagines Shabazz Palaces jamming with… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Jungle – “House in LA” (XL Recordings)

  A marked change from Jungle‘s earlier work, “House in LA” sees the London outfit step back the tempo and offer up a sun-bleached and and soulful R&B vista complete with sweeping synths,… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Sam Evian – “Health Machine” (Saddle Creek)

  There’s no two ways about it, I am greatly enjoying the turquoise buzzsaw psychedelia of Sam Evian‘s latest, “Health Machine.”       It’s all about those menthol vocals, those unknown, mortal,… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: WVR BVBY – “And Another Thing” (Plug Seven Records)

  Ah, Melbourne, is there anything you can’t do?       Kllo, Lanks, Woodes, 30/70 Collective, Crepes, Slum Sociable, I’lls, Chet Faker, and of course, Hiatus Kaiyote, are just some of the… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Anushka – “Do You Have Soul” (Yossarian Records)

  Anushka got soul.       Max Wheeler and Victoria Port are Anushka, the Brighton, UK duo who make future-facing, digital soul with a sound that leans towards discerning dancefloors while still… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Tenderlonious ft Yussef Dayes – “Yussef’s Groove” (22a Records)

  It’s jazzy.       Tenderlonious, otherwise known as Ed Cawthorne, is a flautist, saxophonist, producer, and DJ, in addition to being the label boss of the forward-thinking 22a Records. He’s released… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Octavian – “Hands” (Drilla Records) (Official Video)

  On “Hands,” France-via-London’s Octavian blends the restless experimentation of Kanye West, the emotional Auto-Tuned hymnary of Bon Iver, and the fearless production of James Blake, resulting in instantly becoming one of my… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: MJ Cole x Kojey Radical – “Soak It Up” (892 Recordings)

  Feeling this incredible soulful garage half-stepper from Kojey Radical and MJ Cole, especially that granite-cold delivery from Kojey, those ascending vocal swirls, those menthol synth chords, and that wintry jazz piano line straight… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Hopetoun Brown – “Let’s Not Be Friends”

  Named after Hopetoun St in the Auckland neighborhood of Ponsonby where they grew up (the very same neighborhood where I hosted my very first leftfield beats and electronic soul radio show on… Continue reading

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

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