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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: Bonobo ft Rhye – “Break Apart” (Ninja Tune)

  “Break Apart,” the latest single from Bonobo, threads together rainy ukulele strings, sombre pianos, stop-start snare rolls, stainless steel percussion, and the cherubic vocals of Michael Milosh aka Rhye.       Track… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: The Cinematic Orchestra ft Moses Sumney – “To Believe” (Ninja Tune)

  Unbelievable.     Fragile yet flawless, “To Believe” is a delicate demonstration of the immense musical talent possessed by both Moses Sumney and the Cinematic Orchestra.   Track of the day.  … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Jay Daniel – “Knowledge Of Selfie” (Ninja Tune’s Technicolour Records)

  Shades of Theo Parrish’s Sound Signature imprint’s hypnotic drums and Eglo’s otherworldly synth swirls on this new rustic house cut from 25-year-old Detroit producer Jay Daniel.     Track of the day.… Continue reading

Caught in the Middle of a 3-Way Mix: Ninja Tune’s Solid Steel Radio Show – August 31, 2012 – Part 1 & 2 – DJ Cheeba, DJ Moneyshot, and DJ Food Mix the Beastie Boys’ Paul’s Boutique Album Using the Original Sample Sources (Free Download)

DJ Cheeba, DJ Moneyshot, and DJ Food get it together to mix a very special radio show for Ninja Tune. Taking its name from a track on the Demos & Outtakes compilation, Caught… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Yu Su – “Watermelon Woman” (Technicolour Records)

  New sonics for September.       Starting with a slinky beat and kaleidoscopic synth cascades, “Watermelon Woman” by Vancouver-via-Kaifeng, China artist and classically trained musician Yu Su steadily progresses into an airy… 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

Listen Back to Loops + Dots Episode 10 – New Music from Brittany Howard, Black Midi, Michael Kiwanuka & Tom Misch, Yakul – Special Guest: Jordan Rakei

  Show number 10!         The tenth installment of my Loops + Dots radio show on Dublab aired brand new hotness from Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard, math-rock-prog-jazz-band-of-the-moment Black Midi, the winning… Continue reading

Listen Back to Loops + Dots Episode 5 – New Music from Loyle Carner & Sampha, Szjerdene, Reginald Omas Mamode IV – Special Guests: The Cinematic Orchestra

  Show number 5!       The fifth installment of my Loops + Dots radio show on Dublab aired brand new audio excellence from Loyle Carner & Sampha, Szjerdene, and Reginald Omas Mamode… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Steve Spacek – “Carnival Nights” (Eglo Records)

  The perfect combination of spaceship soul, digital doo-wop, bleepy blip-hop, astral bruk business, and satellite scat.       It’s hard to pick just one, but the infectious yet delicate post-broken beat… 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: 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

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

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: My Top 30 Albums of 2016

  Of all of the many, many, many fantastic, great, and wonderful albums released this year, here’s a list of the 30 I enjoyed the most.   (Click on the images below to… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: The Invisible – “Life’s Dancers” (Floating Points Remix)

  Luxurious audio in the headphones.       This remix of “Life’s Dancers” is pure FP; you can hear it in that tapestry of strings, those suspended synths, that occasional swell of… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Letherette – “Rayon”

  A perfectly charming house groover from the Wolverhampton, UK producer duo of Richard Roberts and Andrew Harber, collectively known as Letherette.       Track of the day.   Letherette – “Rayon”      … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: The Invisible – “Easy Now”

  Dave Okumu, Tom Herbert and Leo Taylor are The Invisible.       Describing “Easy Now,” Dave Okumu says: “George Clinton once said, ‘funk is anything you need it to be to… Continue reading

Win Two Tickets to See Machinedrum Live at the Roxy in Los Angeles on Sunday March 1, 2015 + 30min Best of Machinedrum DJ Mix by Dan Digs

  Travis Stewart aka Machinedrum is bringing his incredible Vapor City live show to Los Angeles!       We’ve got two tickets for one lucky winner and a friend to see Machinedrum with special guest Objekt… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Beat Spacek – “Modern Streets”

  With a humming, heatwave bassline reminiscent of Wayne Smith’s “Under Me Sleng Teng” and made only using iPad and iPhone apps, UK vocalist Beat Spacek (fka Steve Spacek who landed the number… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Odesza ft Zyra – “Say My Name”

  After igniting the world’s interest with the release of “Memories that You Call” a month ago, Seattle duo Odesza again come up with the goods on brand new track “Say My Name.”… Continue reading

Kelis – “Bless the Telephone” (Trinidad-Senolia Deep Remix)

  Shouts going out to all producers and remixers using phone noises in their music.       If you need a refresher on the best telephone tones used in modern music, there’s this.… Continue reading

Royce Wood Junior – “Nuff”

Really cannot get enough of this latest wave of late-night electronic soul transmissions that seem to be dominating my headphones at the minute. Ed Thomas, Erik Hassle, Perera Elsewhere… all of these mightily… Continue reading

Bonobo – “Cirrus” (Official Video) (Free Download)

Fractal factories of 1950s Americana click and whir in this kaleidoscopic dicing and splicing of Norman Rockwell’s cerebral cortex that sounds light, gentle, and benign, just as the song’s title would suggest. For… Continue reading

FaltyDL ft Ed Macfarlane of Friendly Fires – “She Sleeps” (Official Video)

Hypnotic kick-drum stomps and Instagrammed roller-disco vibes courtesy of New York producer FaltyDL and Ed Macfarlane of St Albans, UK indie-dance trio Friendly Fires.   FaltyDL ft Ed Macfarlane of Friendly Fires –… Continue reading

MonkeyRobot – “Brick Stomach” & “Rose Gris”

Brussels-based production duo Eric P & LuiGi are MonkeyRobot. I like how “Brick Stomach” sounds like the sound of 1980s Detroit as reworked by Orbital if they were signed to Ninja Tune. I… Continue reading

Letherette – “Shoo Be Doo”

Tell me this ain’t a dope loop.   Taken from the Chi-Lites’ classic “I Just Want to Hold You.” Listen to the sample lifted from the original at 3:05. More beats from the… Continue reading

Emika – ‘Drop The Other’

Dubsteppy pop (but definitely, definitely not popstep because that is not becoming a thing, okay?) from Germany’s Emika. Almost-frozen, brittle, mumble-sung vocals with gentle but bass-forward beats and a video that can only… Continue reading

Dig Deep Tracklisting: Friday Night/Saturday Morning July 9 2011 1am-3am PST on KBCS Bellevue-Seattle 91.3FM &

Jungle! We kicked off the show tonight with the massive ‘Close’ by Derby’s Drumsound & Bassline Smith and followed with Bristol’s Loadstar mix of Jess Mills. Our PRODUCER IN THE SPOTLIGHT was grime/house… Continue reading

Andreya Triana – ‘Lost Where I Belong’ (Original & Flying Lotus Remix)

Although I’m usually a fan of animation-in-real-world type videos, this beautiful, beautiful, beautiful Bonobo-produced Ninja Tuned track by Andreya Triana unfortunately ain’t no “Opposites Attract.”     It does however have an incredibly… 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: Cid Rim ft Dorian Concept & The Clonious – “Four-Eighteen” (LuckyMe Records)

  Future perfect.       Three of Vienna’s best reunite for “Four-Eighteen,” a laid-back jazz excursion patrolled by sky-high firewalls of MicroKorg synth.     (And if you haven’t heard it previously,… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Velvit ft Steve Spacek – “No Excuses”

  Velvit is the new pseudonym of Darren White, better known as drum ‘n’ bass producer dBridge and label boss of Exit Records.       His brand new track “No Excuses” features 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

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 31, 2014.

  ***GO TO THE DAN DIGS ITUNES PAGE TO LISTEN, DOWNLOAD & SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW!***   Welcome to the show.       Get your shout-outs in and let me… 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


  How’s things?   Excited to share with you a new blend of my new favorite new tunes!       Let me know where you’re listening from via or or… Continue reading

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – “Fire” (Mr Scruff Remix) (Snippet)

A snippet of new Scruff is better than no snippet at all.   Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – “Fire” (Mr Scruff Remix) (Snippet)   Bass, brass, and cowbell spin you right round.  


    My name is Dan Digs and I live in Nashville and Los Angeles.       I’m a music TV and radio host, producer, music curator, DJ, writer, musician, remixer, and burrito… Continue reading