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Diggin’ This: Kaidi Tatham – “Try N Follow” (First Word Records)

  Stormy weather freeform future jazz fusion rhythms of the highest order courtesy of Belfast’s Kaidi Tatham.       Kaidi Tatham – “Try N Follow”           “Try N… 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: 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: Stray Fossa – “Hypocritic” (Nice Guys Records)

  Charlottesville, Virginia’s Stray Fossa make music in their attic.       “Hypocritic” takes its cues from the Dandy Warhols plus a smidge of R.E.M. multiplied by rainy Manchester indie.      Stray Fossa… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Lizette & Quevin – “Grow Forever” (Big Crown Records)

  “You could grow forever, if you let yourself.”       Beginning with a pensively picked acoustic guitar, “Grow Forever” is a singalong soul throwback that leans back complete with vibraphone chimes,… 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

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

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: 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: 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: 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: 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

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

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

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

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

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

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: 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: 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: 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

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

The Dan Digs Show 067: Black Peaches, Illum Sphere, Different Sleep, Robert Glasper, Typesun – Special Guest: Saul Williams

  Show number 67!   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 at DashRadio.com.… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Klangstof – “Hostage”

  First, a few answers to your questions:   1.  It roughly translates as “echo-dust” in Norwegian (“klang” = “echo”) and Dutch (“stof” = “dust”).   2.  Yes, the guitar does sound a bit Radiohead-y,… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Dexter Story ft Yared Teshale – “Lalibela”

  LA producer Dexter Story spins many a plate; in addition to making music he’s worked as the product manager for Snoop Dogg, Meshell Ndegeocello’s day-to-day representative, and has performed with artists such as Dwight Trible,… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: JMSN – “Addicted” (Official Video)

  Detroit-born, LA-based singer and producer Christian Berishaj bka JMSN (pronounced “Jameson”) has crafted this excellent soulful, strings-laden, future R&B jam, complete with some spacey voice echo snippets, some Timberlakey vocal overdubs and an addictive,… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Henry Wu ft Simeon Jones – “Just Negotiate” (Official Video)

  Very much enjoying this crackled, mellow funk stepper from South London-via-Taiwan Henry Wu.       The accompanying video below was shot around London’s Old Kent Road, the first square on the… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 024: New SBTRKT, Ben Khan, Bok Bok, Tourist, Fono – Special Guest: Andreya Triana (Live Acoustic Set)

  Show number 24!   As always, the latest in my favorite new leftfield beats and electronic soul, plus interviews with my favorite artists, for your listening pleasure every Sunday night on Dash… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Kendrick Lamar – “Institutionalized” (Kindness Flip)

  The thing I like most about Kendrick Lamar‘s new album is that it makes music feel like art again.       While the world is still collectively absorbing To Pimp a Butterfly,… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Kormac ft Bajka – “Wake Up”

  Loving this cymbal-heavy, tambourine-happy and generally parp-tastic uptempo modern soul jam from Dublin producer Kormac featuring spoken-word poet and Bonobo and Beanfield vocalist Bajka.       Kormac ft Bajka – “Wake Up”  … 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

DE LUX INTERVIEW & LIVE PERFORMANCE AT THE ECHO IN ECHO PARK, LOS ANGELES – TV SEGMENT PRODUCED FOR NUVOTV’S MUSIC SHOW THE COLLECTIVE (VIDEO)

  CLICK HERE TO WATCH THIS SEGMENT ON VEVO.COM NOW.     I interviewed the tremendously talented LA post-disco duo De Lux and produced this segment on their record release show at the Echo for NUVOtv‘s flagship music… Continue reading

LISTEN/DOWNLOAD THE LATEST EPISODE OF THE DAN DIGS PODCAST: 120 MINUTES OF BRAND NEW BEATS, BASS, HIP-HOP, & ELECTRONIC SOUL. SUN, MAY 25, 2014.

  All of my favorite songs from right now, all blended together in this latest two-hour podcast DJ mix!       Say hello and let me know where you’re listening from via facebook.com/dandigs… Continue reading

Open Mike Eagle – “A History of Modern Dance” (Official Video)

  “First step is intention…”   Love this new track and Cosby Show-riffin’ video from Chicago-born, LA-based rap artist Open Mike Eagle.       Love, too, these squealing synth strings that open… Continue reading

Grenier Meets Archie Pelago – “Phosphorent”

  Brooklyn trio Archie Pelago create lush, bass-bouncing, live instrumental electronic music with drum machines, cellos, trumpets, and saxophones.       Their track “Avocado Roller” was number 25 in my Top 100… Continue reading

LISTEN/DOWNLOAD THE LATEST EPISODE OF THE DAN DIGS PODCAST: 120 MINUTES OF BRAND NEW BEATS, BASS, HIP-HOP, & ELECTRONIC SOUL. SUN, MAY 4, 2014.

  42 of my very favorite songs from right now all in the podcast mix.       New and very necessary tracks from Until the Ribbon Breaks, Clara Hill, Ras G, Ed… Continue reading

Bibio – “Dye The Water Green” (Live) (Official Video)

Warp Records, you are good to us. This live version of “Dye the Water Green” by West Midlands, UK musician Bibio is some much needed Friday afternoon chill.       From Bibio… 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

Burial – “Rival Dealer” & “Hiders” & “Come Down to Us” (Rival Dealer EP)

Earlier today, at around 10am, the nocturnal and bristly beats, clicks, and hiss from the brand new Rival Dealer EP from the unidentified, mysterious, and highly-acclaimed UK producer Burial were freshly streaming from the Internet… Continue reading

Maribou State – “Blue Sunday”

I’ve always enjoyed Maribou State‘s musical output. All of Chris Davids and Liam Ivory’s sonic productions maintain a steady, consistent groove throughout, but what sets them far apart from other electronic acts in… Continue reading

James Blake ft Chance the Rapper – “Life Round Here” (Remix) (Official Video Directed by Nabil)

This isn’t the first rap video of late to greatly increase the potency of the song it portrays by being filmed entirely in black-and-white. Perhaps best known for directing Kanye West/GOOD Music’s “Mercy”… 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

Frameworks – “Patience” (Free Download)

I was elated this morning when I found a free download of one of the best compilations of 2013 by a country mile. Not a bad start to a Wednesday. The first track,… Continue reading