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Diggin’ This: Elf Tranzporter ft Rayjah45 – “Soul Step” (Produced by Clever Austin aka Perrin Moss from Hiatus Kaiyote) (Inner Tribe Records)

  Step to this.       Melbourne MC Elf Tranzporter, a co-founder of MetaBass’n’Breath, one of Australia’s very best underground hip-hop collectives from back in the day, has linked with Sydney-based reggae… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Snowy – “Whatever You Want”

  Hushed, meandering experimental folk from Melbourne, Australia.       Love how the guitars slowly morph from nylon acoustic pickings into slow electrified flashes.     Snowy – “Whatever You Want”  … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Glass Beams – “Rattlesnake” (Research Records)

  Psychedelic Indian-influenced disco from Melbourne, Australia.       Says Glass Beams – “My father was born in India and moved here when he was 17, and after recalling this memory I… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Close Counters ft Allysha Joy – “Speak In Truth”

  No close talkers here.       Melbourne-via-Hobart’s Close Counters teamed up with 30/70’s Allysha Joy to craft this soulful bruk-bounce.     Close Counters ft Allysha Joy – “Speak In Truth”… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Hiatus Kaiyote ft Arthur Verocai – “Get Sun” (Brainfeeder)

  Stop everything!       Is this real life?   A dream collaboration is here from the Melbourne musical luminaries and the Brazilian musical legend, arriving just a day after Hiatus Kaiyote announced… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: The Psychedelic Freaks aka Horatio Luna – “To The Funk Valley”

  Melbourne’s Horatio Luna, a founding member of 30/70 Collective, lays on the 70s funk fusion thick with his new alias The Psychedelic Freaks.       The Psychedelic Freaks – “To The Funk… Continue reading

Listen back to Loops + Dots Episode 27 – New Music from Anushka, Arlo Parks, UNKLE, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Shadeemus, Anchorsong, Brijean, Breach, DJ Spinna, Logic1000, Mark de Clive-Lowe – Phil Asher Tribute – Special Guest: Natalie Slade

  Show number 27!         LOOPS + DOTS is my monthly two-hour radio show on Dublab in Los Angeles.      It’s everything I’m into right now in the worlds of… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Cool Sounds – “Crimson Mask”

  If you woke up this morning in the mood for some Velvet Underground-ish alt-country from Melbourne, Australia that sounds like it could be a weirdo Beck b-side that namechecks “millennial normcore” (it… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Izy – “No Further Than You” (Hopestreet Recordings)

  Honestly, at this point I reckon about a good 26% of this entire website just focuses on music from Melbourne, Australia.   And I’m not mad about it.   Not mad at… Continue reading

Podcast: Backstage (At Home) with Dan Digs – Episode 5: Natalie Slade

  Backstage with Dan Digs is back!    We’re remixing it up for 2021 with new and very special “at home” editions!       For episode 5 I had a chat “backstage”… Continue reading

Dan Digs Top 100 Tracks of 2020

  Cleo Sol, Gabriels, Moses Boyd, Arlo Parks, Thundercat, Photay, Jorja Smith, SAULT, plus many more all created the most magnificent sounds this year.         Here are my favorite one hundred… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Dojo Cuts ft Natalie Slade – “If My Love Was Enough”

  Pain does not exist in this dojo.       Sydney’s Dojo Cuts aka Nathan Aust has teamed up with Melbourne future soul singer Natalie Slade to create “If My Love Was… 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

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: Market – “Circles” (Healthy Tapes Records)

  That tape-warped guitar strum quiver.       Currently very into the output of Market, a musical project of Melbourne, Australia’s Lee Hannah.     Having been one half of housey duo… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Róisín Murphy – “Incapable” (Mickey Murphy’s Daughter/Loaded Records/BMG)

  Summertime is disco time.       Having enjoyed the musical output of Irish singer and musician Róisín Murphy ever since her Moloko days (I even dropped “Fun For Me” while spinning… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Squaring Circles – “Inresolve” (Best & Fairest Records)

  Resolve the mystery.       Brendan Anderson and Julien Huynh are Squaring Circles, an experimental electronic music duo based in Melbourne, Australia. Their monochromatic yet kaleidoscopic track “Inresolve” had me hooked… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Mildlife – “How Long Does It Take?” (Heavenly Recordings)

  Flutes, echoes, it’s all happening!       Melbourne, Australia four-piece Midlife are here to make you boogie.     For their latest release, James Donald, Adam Halliwell, Kevin McDowell, and Tomas… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Bananagun – “Do Yeah” (Anti Fade Records) (Official Video)

  Do you, always.       Way, way, waay into this debut single from Melbourne’s Bananagun. “Do Yeah” has the band, which counts among its line-up members of Frowning Clouds and Parnsip,… 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: Clever Austin ft Jon Bap – “Blue Tongue” (Wondercore Island/Touching Bass)

  Otherworldly organic soul.       Clever Austin is the alter-ego of Melbourne musician and Hiatus Kaiyote drummer Perrin Moss. On “Blue Tongue,” he’s teamed up with the Texas producer Jon Bap… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: YesYou ft OFEI – “Everybody’s Got to Learn Sometime” (The Korgis Cover)

  Autumnal audio.       Originally recorded in 1980 by the Korgis, the pop-ballad hit “Everybody’s Got to Learn Sometime” got the cover treatment a few years back by London soul musician… 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: 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: Kllo – “Bolide” (Lone Remix) (Ghostly International)

  Cosmic synth pads, mechanical percussion, and, yes, some life-affirming jazz flute from Chloe Kaul and Simon Lam aka Melbourne, Australia’s Kllo.     Track of the day.   Kllo – “Bolide” (Lone Remix)… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: LANKS – “Bitter Leaf” (Official Video)

  Melancholy you can move to.       “Bitter Leaf” by Melbourne, Australia’s LANKS is a moody, piano-led nocturnal soul cut that features handclap builds, wistful croons, and future fax machine glitch flourishes.… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Woodes – “The Thaw”

  With a beguiling guitar line reminiscent of “Reckoner” by Radiohead, “The Thaw” by 23-year-old Melbourne singer-songwriter-producer Woodes is an icy yet warm, uptempo yet pensive song with floating vocals counterweighted by a grounded kick and bass… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Crepes – “Hidden Star”

  Melbourne! You’ve delivered the goods again!       Mightily diggin’ this drifting, cosmic, psychedelic-dream-pop nugget courtesy of Aussie five-piece Crepes.   Track of the day.   Crepes – “Hidden Star”    … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: 30/70 Collective – “The Strut”

  Melbourne (what is it with the inordinate amount of musical greatness that emanates from this city?!) nine-piece 30/70 Collective come correct with the feel-good, soulful bounce of “The Strut.”       Track of… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Miles Bonny – “I Bring You Love” (Official Video)

  After meeting at a show in Melbourne (which has clearly proven to be rich and fertile soil for amazing new music), singer, producer, and DJ Miles Bonny teamed up with Osunlade to create the ethereal and… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 050: New Flying Lotus, Thundercat, Kaytranada, Moonchild, Strange Faith – Special Guests: Hiatus Kaiyote & Different Sleep

  Show number 50! Whoa!   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: Slum Sociable – “All Night”

  Mightily feelin’ this turntable jazz-hop soul from Melbourne, Australia’s Slum Sociable.       The greatness of this gently psychedelic, nocturnal trip-hop cut only confirms my suspicion that Melbourne is one of the… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: I’lls – “Fifty-Phiphti” (Official Video)

  Utterly entranced by this future organic-electro-jazz-dance excursion by I’lls.       Those rimshot clicks and egg shaker hits.   I’lls – “Fifty-Phiphti” (Official Video)       Hear more from the… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 010: Top 100 Tracks of 2014! – Part 2: 50-1 – Dan in the DJ Mix

  Show number 10!   My Top 100 Tracks of 2014.   Part 2: Number 50 through Number 1!         So much fun putting this show together. 2014 really was… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Hiatus Kaiyote – “By Fire”

  Hiatus Kaiyote‘s brand new songs are so good it’s not even fair. They are my favorite band of the moment.       Large spherical synths, apocalyptic operatic vocals, Stevie funk keyboard… Continue reading

Banoffee – “Got It”

  Melbourne, Australia’s Martha Brown is Banoffee, a singer-songwriter with a taste for sweet retro synths and experimental, honeyed R&B.       Banoffee – “Got It”         With a track this good… Continue reading

LISTEN/DOWNLOAD THE LATEST EPISODE OF THE DAN DIGS PODCAST: 120 MINUTES OF BRAND NEW BEATS, BASS, HIP-HOP, & ELECTRONIC SOUL. SUN, APR 13, 2014.

  Hyped to share with you my very favorite songs of the very recent past.   Brand new brilliance from Gil Scott-Heron, Chet Faker, Until the Ribbon Breaks, Jack White, Moses Sumney, my own… Continue reading

Flume & Chet Faker – “Drop the Game” (Official Video)

Both hailing from Australia with continent-sized electronic beat talent, Sydney producer Flume and Melbourne producer/crooner Chet Faker have combined their soulful musical superpowers to create this charged and melodious cut. You may remember the… Continue reading

Tom Day & Monsoonsiren – “Elegiac”

My favorite track from the latest Project Mooncircle compilation is Melbourne, Australia’s Tom Day and Monsoonsiren’s elegant and epic “Elegiac.”   Tom Day & Monsoonsiren – “Elegiac”       Download the 33-track… 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

Hiatus Kaiyote – “Lace Skull” (Live at the Seed Factory) (Official Video)

Australia’s Hiatus Kaiyote is easily a Neon Milk favorite. Their debut Tawk Tomahawk was one of the best albums of last year and their track “Mobius Streak” was number 18 in my top… Continue reading

City Calm Down – “Movements” (Official Video)

City Calm Down (great name) are a four-piece live electronic outfit from Melbourne, Australia, who have quite possibly titled their band after fellow Melburnians (real word, I checked) Architecture in Helsinki‘s song of… Continue reading

Hiatus Kaiyote – “Mobius Streak” (Taken from the “Tawk Tomahawk” LP)

  Grab your ears and stick them on this Aussie future soul shimmer and r’n’beats glimmer from Melbourne.       Hiatus Kaiyote is their name, which still has me thinking of a… Continue reading

Lanu ft Megan Washington – ‘Fall’ (Official Video)

More bran’ nu from the Tru Thoughts camp with Lanu; the New Zealand-born, Melbourne, Australia-based lead guitarist and brains behind funk outfit the Bamboos. Rain? Evergreen trees? Mountains and lakes? Girls with glasses?… Continue reading