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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

Diggin’ This: The Japanese House – “Clean” (Official Video)

  19-year-old UK singer and producer Amber Bain is The Japanese House.       Her brand new song “Clean” is soupy, emotive, and brilliant, like an amber bath.   Track of the day.… Continue reading

Duff aka Da Flow – ‘Ruin’ (Japanese Grime Music Video)

With a beat and flow that sounds much more Bow than Tokyo, Japanese grime is well and truly gaining some great sinister stringed, heavily bassed-out, walloping beat momentum right now from artists like… Continue reading

Recommended Gem: Carhartt W.I.P.’s Relevant Parties with Chal Ravens – Ep4: Jazzy Sport (Podcast)

  A recommended gem of a podcast episode: Chal Ravens chats to Taro Kesen, co-founder of one of my favorite record labels: Jazzy Sport, for Carhartt W.I.P.’s Relevant Parties series.      … Continue reading

Playlist: Dan Digs Country & Eastern – Country Music from the Land of the Rising Sun

  Three chords and the truth from Tokyo and beyond.         Listen to this selection of the best modern country and alt-folk songs from Japan.       Dan Digs… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Coco – “Empty Beach”

  Mysteriously mysterious.       Not a lot is known about Coco, an unknown group from an unknown locale making very beautiful music.     To date, they’ve only released “Empty Beach,”… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: 幾何学模様 (Kikagaku Moyo) – “Mushi No Uta” (Sub Pop Records)

  まったり…       I’ve never felt so chilled.      “Mushi No Uta,” (“A Bug’s Song,” if you will), the latest from Tokyo psychedelic rock band Kikagaku Moyo (“Geometric Patterns” in… Continue reading

Dan Digs’ Top 100 Tracks of 2019

  2. 0. 1. 9.             Here are my favorite one hundred tracks from this year.       (Click on the artist or track title to read… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Brisa – “CLOUDNINE” (Bastard Jazz)

  ばり好いとう !       Having just got back from a truly inspiring four-day trip to Japan, listening to the digital funk sway and shining sonics of Fukuoka’s Brisa is the best… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Concrete Concrete – “Hues”

  Musique concrete.       Formed by guitarists Andi Wang and Pei Pang, Concrete Concrete is an instrumental post-rock outfit from Brooklyn, NY.     On their latest track “Hues,” airy dream-pop vocals collide… Continue reading

Listen Back to Loops + Dots Episode 6 – New Music from Sweatson Klank, J-E-T-S, Kazu, JohnLukeIRL – Special Guest: Machinedrum

  Show number 6!     The sixth installment of my Loops + Dots radio show on Dublab aired brand new sonic greatness from Sweatson Klank, Travis Stewart (aka Machinedrum) and Jimmy Edgar’s project… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Kazu – “Salty” (Adult Baby Records) (Official Video)

  A salient point well made.       With an intro that reminds me of the outlandish guitar whine that underscores all of Noisey’s British Masters videos (see here to hear what… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Wool and the Pants – “Bottom of Tokyo” (People’s Potential Unlimited)

  That ever-so-casual Shibuya strut.       “Bottom of Tokyo” is an unbothered groover from Japanese trio and my personal new favorite band name Wool and the Pants. Consisting of Yu Tokumo 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

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

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

The Dan Digs Show 092: New Swindle, Kenny Dope, DJ Premier, Roots Manuva, Kerri Chandler – Special Guest: Jeff Parker (Tortoise)

  Show number 92!   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 074: New Terrace Martin, MIA, Black Milk, Mura Masa, Ponty Mython – Special Guest: Seb Wildblood

  Show number 74!   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: My Top 30 Remixes of 2015

  30 of my favorite remixes, refixes, edits, VIPs, reworks, reconstructions, and re-freaks from the year that was 2015.         (Not to mention my own Dan Digs remixes, too… listen to… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 061: Top 100 Tracks of 2015! (Part 1: 100-51)

  Show number 61!   It’s finally here: the #DanDigsShow’s Top 100 Tracks of 2015!       This is Part 1: Tracks 100 through 51.   Part 2 follows next Sunday December… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 047: New Mount Kimbie & James Blake, Rapper Big Pooh & Nottz, Soulwax, Tycho, Roman Flugel – Dan in the DJ Mix

  Show number 47!   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

Music by Dan Digs: “Love You I Do” (Hiatus Kaiyote Re-Edit)

  Boom-bap drums, Japanese jazz fusion keys, and vocal inspiration from one of my favorite bands in the galaxy: Hiatus Kaiyote.     As premiered on the #DanDigsShow on Dash Radio last night. Listen back to the… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 046: New Kelela, Kwabs, Astronauts Etc, Lone, Tirzah, MeLo-X – Dan in the DJ Mix with a Darker Than Wax Triple Play

  Show number 46!   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

The Dan Digs Show 041: Koreless, Kiiara, Thundercat, Jamie xx, Alicia Keys – Special Guest: Swindle

  Show number 41!   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: Aristophanes – “左右為難” (Left and Right)

  So I’m reading this very excellent article in the Fader about Grimes, and at the end of the piece there’s a scene in which she Skypes with Aristophanes, a Taiwanese hip-hop MC.… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 029: New Bishop Nehru, Harry Edwards, St Germain, Snoop Dogg, Lil Silva – Special Guest: Adam Freeland (The Acid)

  Show number 29!   As always, the latest in my favorite new leftfield beats and electronic soul, plus interviews with my favorite artists, DJs, and musicians, for your listening pleasure every Sunday… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 011: New Kanye West, Lone, Mark Ronson, Machinedrum, Fela Soul – Special Guest: Thavius Beck

  Show number 11!   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: Swindle – “Walter’s Call”

  I’ve been a fan of South London futurebound jazz-step producer Swindle ever since hearing his boisterous remix of Little Dragon’s “Klapp Klapp.”       Brand new track “Walter’s Call” sounds a… Continue reading

Listen/Download the Latest Episode of the Dan Digs Podcast: 120 Minutes of Brand New Beats, Bass, Hip-hop, House and Electronic Soul. Sun, Aug 10, 2014.

  ***GO TO THE DAN DIGS ITUNES PAGE TO LISTEN, DOWNLOAD & SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW!***   Welcome to a brand new episode of the latest and greatest in leftfield beats… Continue reading

BenZel & Stevie Neale – “Wasted Love”

  Electronic soul-pop is at its best when it’s equal parts sugary and bittersweet.       Diggin’ this new one from BenZel, otherwise known as Two Inch Punch and Benny Blanco (or… Continue reading

Honne – “Warm On A Cold Night”

  “OK, it’s 3.17am…”   Fully diggin’ these James Blake nocturnal organ walls, 80s electric guitar chord jangles, and a yearning vocal delivery fully implying honesty and straightforwardness; the very definition of the… Continue reading

Magical Mistakes – “Laid Out” (Free Download)

On “Laid Out,” California native and Osaka, Japan-residing producer Erik Luebs bka Magical Mistakes infuses an assortment of Brainfeeder-ish, gritty, heated synths with an array of mystical chimes, bells, cuts, scrapes, swishes, and crackle… Continue reading

Jay Electronica ft LaTonya Givens – “Better in Tune with the Infinite” (Free Download)

“The universe is listening.”       Since signing to Jay Z’s Roc Nation in 2010, Jay Electronica has been quiet on the release front, save for his guest appearance on Big Sean’s… Continue reading

Listen/Download the Latest Episode of the Dan Digs Podcast: 120 Minutes of Beats, Bass, Hip-hop, & Electronic Soul. Sun, Dec 1, 2013.

  Yo! Two hours of brand new and magnificent beats, bass, hip-hop, and electronic soul, plus house, jungle, drum ‘n’ bass, and Paul Simon all cooked up together in a casserole of melodic… Continue reading

Listen/Download the Latest Episode of the Dan Digs Podcast: 120 Minutes of Beats, Bass, Hip-hop, & Electronic Soul. Sun, Oct 27, 2013.

  Another brand new installment of the Dan Digs radio show is now live!   Two hours of beats, bass, hip-hop, and electronic soul-house-jazz music, plus some Icelandic and Peruvian folk gem surprises.… Continue reading

Listen/Download the Latest Episode of the Dan Digs Podcast: 120 Minutes of Beats, Bass, Hip-hop, & Electronic Soul. Sun, Oct 13, 2013.

  Like an Angeleno finishing a juice cleanse by heading to In-N-Out, I’m beyond stoked to play you this latest mix. Hope you dig. Let me know your favorite track and where you’re listening… 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

Rondenion – “Bialowieza”

Minimal, exquisite tech-house from Japan’s Rondenion aka Hirofumi Goto with a beat that sounds like it was made entirely from bubbles and baby elephant tusks.   Rondenion – “Bialowieza”     Rondenion‘s Soul… Continue reading

Listen/Download the Latest Episode of the Dan Digs Podcast: 120 Minutes of Beats, Bass, Hip-hop, & Electronic Soul. Sun, Jun 9, 2013.

Welcome to the latest mix!         Unfortunately this episode is no longer available. Head over to iTunes here to listen to new episodes of the Dan Digs music podcast.      … Continue reading

Listen/Download the Latest Episode of the Dan Digs Radio Show: 120 Minutes of Beats, Bass, Hip-hop, & Electronic Soul. Sunday Mar. 3, 2013.

43 songs this week, all of them rather amazing.       Unfortunately this episode is no longer available. Head over to iTunes here to listen to new episodes of the Dan Digs… Continue reading

Listen/Download the Latest Episode of the Dan Digs Radio Show: 120 Minutes of Beats, Bass, Hip-hop, & Electronic Soul. Sunday Feb. 3, 2013.

After a five month hiatus, the Dan Digs Radio Show is back!     Unfortunately this episode is no longer available. Head over to iTunes here to listen to new episodes of the… Continue reading

BenZel – “Fallin’ Love” (Demo) (Free Download)

Space-age R&B slow jams are still where it’s at. Dig BenZel, who describe themselves as two Japanese teenagers with “a profound appreciation for ’90s R&B and J Dilla.” Fresh from partnering with Jessie… Continue reading

Bennetrhodes – “Share in Love”

Nod your head to Japanese jazzist Kan Sano‘s latest beat project: Bennetrhodes.   Listen to more of Kan Sano’s music (including a free download of his “Everybody Loves the Sunshine” cover) here.  … Continue reading

Dan Digs on KEXP 90.3FM Seattle – 1am-6am Saturday July 28, 2012 – Tracklist & Streaming Links

Always supremely enjoyable DJing the late late late night on KEXP 90.3FM Seattle. Some tracks just make perfect sense at 3:30 in the morning. In these wee small hours is where the best… Continue reading

Dan Digs on KEXP 90.3FM Seattle – 9pm-1am Friday July 13, 2012 – Tracklist & Streaming Links

Friday night’s radio show on KEXP 90.3FM Seattle was great fun. Below is a list of the tracks played. Listen back to the show via KEXP’s streaming archive here (while stocks last).  … Continue reading

Samon Kawamura – “Natty Fu Shake” (Video)

Samon Kawamura is a Japanese-German hip-hop producer. Like Onra, Samon draws inspiration and samples from the vintage vinyl of Southeast Asia and blends his findings with beats. “Natty Fu Shake” is taken from… Continue reading

Listen/Download this Week’s DIG DEEP Radio Show with Dan Digs: Beats, Bass & Electronic Soul on KBCS 91.3FM Seattle – May 26, 2012 Tracklisting

Very special edition of Dig Deep tonight as we welcomed DJ Hojo from Seattle’s JK Pop! club night to the studio to talk all things Japanese and Korean pop and play us some… Continue reading

Listen/Download this Week’s DIG DEEP Radio Show with Dan Digs: Beats, Bass & Electronic Soul on KBCS 91.3FM Seattle – May 19, 2012 Tracklisting

This week’s episode was seriously and especially good. Very excited to play all of these tunes. Plus spoke with Scot Porter aka Vox Mod of Seattle’s Lazer Kitty live on the telephone! You… Continue reading

LeFtO Films: Do-Over Osaka

The Do-Over is a series of itinerant daytime backyard boogie downs held in select secluded surroundings all over the world, including off-the-beaten-path locations in Manila, Dubai (the “Dune-Over” – yes!), Miami, Honolulu, Waiheke… Continue reading