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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: 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: Children Of Zeus – “I Can’t Wait” (First Word Records)

  Manchester, UK’s Konny Kon and Tyler Daley are Children Of Zeus.       Featuring cascading electric guitar runs and an irresistible vocal hook that sits ever so neatly over the kicks and snares, the… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Bastien Keb – “Pick Up” (One Handed Music/First Word Records)

  Lazy horns parps, slap-bass pops, a chilled chorus of soulful vox, and those all-important hand-claps, Bastien Keb‘s “Pick Up” is both instantly likable and repeat-listenable.       Track of the day.… 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: Hudson Mohawke ft Irfane – “Very First Breath”

  I’ll be honest, it took me a while (as in a couple of minutes) to fully get into this brand new track from HudMo.   I couldn’t help but notice how the… Continue reading

Diggs Duke – “Harsh Words with the Oracle”

One of my favorite soul and jazz musicians, Washington D.C.’s Diggs Duke returns with a brand new album. “Harsh Words with the Oracle” is the first track on his Offering for Anxious LP. Diggs… Continue reading

10 Ways in Which Your First Time at Bikram Yoga Is Pretty Much Identical to Taking the London Underground at Rush Hour in July

The only way to mentally and physically survive both hot yoga and taking the tube through the belly of London in the sweltering summer heat is to keep calm and not allow yourself… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Osage – “Guanguan Riddim” (Bastard Jazz) (Free Download)

  Flute wisps, persistent electronic piano chords, interwoven percussion textures, and a heavy, grooving kick drum make up Osage’s attention-grabbing new track, “Guanguan Riddim.”       Osage (pronounced Oh-Sage), better known as Philly DJ/producer… Continue reading

Listen Back to Dan Digs on Worldwide FM with the Koreatown Oddity Live in Studio (Video)

  Spun what turned out to be one of my favorite ever mixes live at Stones Throw HQ in Highland Park, Los Angeles for Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide FM.       Tunes in… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Eric Lau – “Lau’s Lament”

  “Lau’s Lament” is probably in my top 5 favorite laments, among Bird’s, Eugene’s, and Busta’s.       Track of the day.     Eric Lau – “Lau’s Lament”          … 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

Listen Back to Loops + Dots Episode 11 – New Music from Joe Armon-Jones & Georgia Anne Muldrow, Godtet, Jamila Woods, Ivy Lab, Kiefer – Special Guest: Sampa the Great – Ras G Tribute

  Show number 11!       The eleventh installment of my Loops + Dots radio show on Dublab aired brand new newness from Joe Armon-Jones & Georgia Anne Muldrow, Godtet, Jamila Woods,… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Meernaa – “Backroads” (Native Cat Recordings)

  That piano flourish right at the start.       And, yes, thank you, great question. I’m told it’s “mee-er-nuh.”     I’ve had this North Oakland four-piece on my radar ever… Continue reading

Dan Digs Mixcloud Select Exclusive: Daytime House Delights Vol. 1 (DJ Mix)

  How’s it going?   So glad you’re here.       Having been recently asked to join the Mixcloud Select massive, I’m excited to deliver my first subscriber-only mix for your listening… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Pioneer 11 – “School of Fish” (POW Recordings)

  Decidedly cosmic.       LA musicians Alex Hastings and Bryan Gomez are Pioneer 11, your new favorite psychedelic space rock duo.   Much like their NASA robotic space probe namesake from… Continue reading

Backstage with Dan Digs – Episode 2: Slowthai

  Nothing short of glorious.       For the second episode of Backstage with Dan Digs, the rogue offshoot of my regular Dublab radio show where we go behind the scenes at… Continue reading

Listen Back to Loops + Dots Episode 4 – New Music from Anderson .Paak ft André 3000, Flying Lotus ft Little Dragon, Nate Mercereau ft Terrace Martin, Linafornia, Falty DL – Special Guest: Benji B

  Show number 4!       The fourth installment of my Loops + Dots radio show on Dublab aired brand new hot heat from Anderson .Paak ft André 3000, Flying Lotus ft Little… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Salami Rose Joe Louis – “Nostalgic Montage” (Brainfeeder Records)

  Nostalgia ain’t what it used to be.       Fresh from announcing tour support for DanDigs.com faves Toro Y Moi and the Cinematic Orchestra, today Bay Area artist Salami Rose Joe… Continue reading

Listen Back to Loops + Dots Episode 1 – New Music from Benny Sings, Omar Apollo, Daedelus, Ben Hayes ft Nubya Garcia, James Blake – Special Guest: Ink Project

  Excited and honored to announce that I’ll be joining the wonderful Dublab radio family!       LOOPS + DOTS is my brand new leftfield beats, electronic soul, and experimental sounds show broadcast… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: The Cinematic Orchestra ft Roots Manuva – “A Caged Bird/Imitations of Life” (Ninja Tune)

  Finally.       One of my very favorite musical outfits, the Cinematic Orchestra make a welcome return in 2019 with “A Caged Bird/Imitations of Life,” taken from their first album in 12… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Dave Harrington Group ft Lars Horntveth of Jaga Jazzist – “Well” (Yeggs Records)

  Well, I say.       Brooklyn avant-garde audio psychedelist and improvisational jazz musician Dave Harrington‘s latest release is an eclectic, messy, fuzz-funked groove experiment that features freeform drums, guitar feedback sloshes,… Continue reading

Dan Digs’ Top 100 Tracks of 2018

  Music of 2018, you were very, very, very good to us.         Here are my favorite one hundred tracks from this year.     100. Kali Uchis ft Tyler,… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Ezra Collective ft Jorja Smith – “Reason in Disguise”

  Exquisite jazz happens when Ezra meets Jorja.       From the very first bars of Femi Koleoso’s rimshot break to Jorja Smith‘s intro hums to Joe Armon-Jones’ keyboard tapestries to TJ… 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: 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: 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

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: 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: 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: 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

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: 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

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

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: Dokta Venom – “I Owe U Something” (Far Out Recordings)

  Son of Incognito’s Jean-Paul “Bluey” Maunick, Daniel Maunick aka Dokta Venom is the in-house producer for the venerable Far Out Recordings.       Having worked on music for Azymuth, Sabrina Malheiros, and… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Daniel Brandt – “Chaparral Mesa” (Erased Tapes)

  “I wanted to create a different sound, songs that build up like dance tunes but don’t feel like club music at all.”       So says Daniel Brandt, and he’s entirely… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Corbo ft Remy Kay – “I’m Good” (New Los Angeles)

  Corbo, otherwise known as Bür Gür‘s Corbin Clarke, has teamed up with Diamond Bar songstress Remy Kay for “I’m Good,” a blissful and reassuring gossamer leftfield soul gemstone.       Track of… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Karriem Riggins – “4Es’J & Oddness” (Stones Throw)

    The reversed beat, time-traveling synths, and sampled croon snippets of “4Es’J” and the strict drums and carousel keys of “Oddness,” here combined for Karriem Riggins‘ first single from his second solo… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 107: New Formation, Chaz Bundick bka Toro Y Moi, Nick Murphy fka Chet Faker, Bonobo, Chemical Brothers – Special Guest: Tom Misch

  Show number 107!   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

The Dan Digs Show 106: New DJ Shadow x Hudson Mohawke, Kerem Akdag, Jack Garratt, Psychemagik, Mura Masa x Four Tet – Special Guest: Larry Mizell Jr

  Show number 106!   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: Yagi – “Timelessness” (Jakarta Records & BRRWD aka Ta-ku & Repeat Pattern)

  Saitama, Japan producer Toru Yaginuma, bettter known as Yagi, is a central fixture in Tokyo’s beat scene.     It was in Tokyo that he first met Ta-ku and Repeat Pattern, who… 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

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

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