Search Results for: psychedelic

Recommended Gem: Why Boards of Canada’s Music Has the Right to Children Is the Greatest Psychedelic Album of the ’90s by Simon Reynolds for Pitchfork (Writing)

  A recommended gem of an article.         Every so often I’ll get on a huge Boards of Canada kick and invariably cue up Music Has the Right to Children on… 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

Diggin’ This: Kutiman ft Dekel – “Believe In You” (Siyal Music)

  I’m getting some worry-free New Zealand soulful dub vibes from this that recall the lilting beats of Fat Freddy’s Drop and the choral haze of Lord Echo.       “Believe In… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Andrew Goldring – “Sunshowers”

  Psychedelic Americana laced with golden guitar tones and a honeyed chorus that sounds like 1960s London multiplied by 2020s Nashville.       Love this latest single from Nashville-via-Utah artist and producer… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Rich Ruth – “Taken Back” (Third Man Records)

  Floating above the Nashville skyline to this.       “Taken Back,” a new track from Nashville artist Michael Rich Ruth, is an ambient jazz odyssey designed for teleportation.     Love… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Immy Owusu – “Mantra” (Hopestreet)

  Highlife meets psychedelic soul.       “Mantra,” the latest single from Torquay, Australia’s Immy Owusu, is a carefree coastal breeze.     Immy Owusu – “Mantra”          … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Anand Wilder (Yeasayer) – “I Don’t Want Our Love To Become Routine” (Last Gang Records)

  Delicate psychedelic folk from the former Yeasayer co-frontman.       Love those waterlogged piano keys.     Anand Wilder – “I Don’t Want Our Love To Become Routine”      … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Shadeemus – “Solaris”

  More science fiction psychedelic soul from the Leicester, UK trio Shadeemus.       Love this latest one from Scott Xylo, Demigosh, and Adam.     “Solaris” is a string-laden, dimension-traveling invitation… 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: Corbu ft Jimi Goodwin of Doves – “Lost & Found” (Trash Casual Records)

  Brooklyn dream-pop duo Corbu have teamed up with Jimi Goodwin from Doves to create “Lost & Found,” a dusty breakbeat-led, dubbed-out cut of psychedelic indie-dance.       Corbu ft Jimi Goodwin… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Sam Evian – “Easy To Love” (Fat Possum Records) (Official Video)

  Jaunty and joyous.       Fringed with plenty of 60s guitar fuzz and psychedelic horns (that would be Jon Natchez from The War On Drugs on baritone sax), “Easy to Love”… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Crumb – “BNR”

  Spacey, psychedelic indie ruminations from Brooklyn.       Love the texture of those drums.     Crumb – “BNR”         “BNR” is out today.         Get… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Grave Flowers Bongo Band – “Down Man” (Official Video) (Castle Face Records)

  Produced by Ty Segall, this new song by Gabe Flores’ Grave Flowers Bongo Band is a gloriously blurred and fuzzy psychedelic cover of “Down Man” by the Dutch 70s rock band Brainbox.    … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Laure Briard – “Respire”

  Psychedelic bossa nova pop from Toulouse, France.       Laure Briard – “Respire”           “Respire” is taken from Laura Briard’s new album, Eu Voo, out now. Get it here.  … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Fable – “Orbiting” (Naim Records)

  Currently very much into “Orbiting” by Brighton, UK’s Fable, which sounds like a mellower, psychedelic Portishead, especially when that delightfully frayed electric guitar comes in.       Fable – “Orbiting”    … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: FYI Chris – “No Sun” (Black Acre Records) (Official Video)

  Spacey, psychedelic beat science from London duo FYI Chris (aka Chris Coupe and Chris Watson) that veers through house, Jersey club, and drum ‘n’ bass.       FYI Chris – “No Sun”… 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: SHADEEMUS – “Clovis”

  Scott Xylo, Demigosh, and Adam are the Leicester, UK trio Shadeemus.       Science fiction psychedelic soul.     Love that guitar in the center, the rain downpour in the background, and… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Common Saints – “Idol Eyes”

  South London psychedelic soul.       Only just been released. Already feels like a classic.      Common Saints – “Idol Eyes”           “Idol Eyes” is taken… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Paul White ft Iyamah & Remi – “Smile (See The Light)”

  That psychedelic textured Paul White production.       Love that raw flute, that friendly bassline, those shakers, and that general sense of uplift throughout.   Paul White ft Iyamah & Remi… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Colorama – “And” (Produced by Shawn Lee) (Banana & Louie Records)

  Welsh psychedelia par excellence.        Carwyn Ellis, the man behind Colorama, has teamed up with Shawn Lee, the man behind his very own Ping Pong Orchestra and collaborations with AM,… 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: 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

Diggin’ This: Brainstory – “Thank You” (Produced by El Michels Affair) (Big Crown Records)

  Gracias and arigato.       Supremely in love with “Thank You,” the final track on Buck, which is the debut album from the Rialto, California trio known as Tony, Kevin, Eric and… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Aoife Nessa Frances – “Blow Up” (Ba Da Bing Records) (Official Video)

  A psychedelic acoustic folk gem.        “Blow Up” is the new single from Dublin, Ireland’s Aoife Nessa Frances. I am completely here for those strings, that guitar strummery, that hand… 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

Diggin’ This: Maurice Louca – “The Leper” (Northern Spy Records/Sub Rosa Records)

  The ideal sound to open up 2019.       Cairo, Egypt experimental composer and musician Maurice Louca starts January in the best possible way with his new track, “The Leper,” which brims… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Shadowgraphs – “Before the Time” (Golden Brown Records)

  Best listened to while turning in circles, head and hands raised to a better future.       I’m very completely feeling this neo-psychedelic nugget from Portland, Oregon band Shadowgraphs.    … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Scott Xylo – “Hold On” (Black Acre)

  In the mood for some very excellent soupy psychedelic jazz that glimmers with experimental wonder?       You are, then, very much in the right place.     “Hold On,” from… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: The Zephyr Bones – “Telephone” (La Castanya Records) (Official Video)

  Chileans Brian Silva and Jossip Tkalcic came all the way to Barcelona to meet Carlos Ramos and Marc López and form the Zephyr Bones, a band who specialize in crafting exquisite and lazy psychedelic… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: The Breathing Effect – “Josephine” (Alpha Pup Records)

  The stunning, psychedelic, freeform acoustic jazz effect.       LA-based singer-keyboardist Eli Goss and NY-based drummer-bassist Harry Terrell are the Breathing Effect.   Their song “Josephine,” which I played on my… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Stillehavet – “Gola Malimbe”

  Distant bell arpeggios, bass drones, expectant guitar notes, and misty vocals fill the entirety of the percussive, psychedelic-folk song “Gola Malimbe,” the latest musical output of Bergen, Norway natives and former Funin members Marit… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Caro – “Cold Comfort”

  “Cold Comfort” from Leeds, UK band Caro is a fuzzy, psychedelic jam reminiscent of fellow Brit musical boundary-pushers Everything Everything and Alt-J.       Track of the day.   Caro – “Cold… 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: Koi Child – “1-5-9” (Produced by Kevin Parker from Tame Impala) (Official Video)

  Western Australia’s finest hip-hop-jazz outfit, Koi Child, return with a brand new video for “1-5-9.”       Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker produced the song (and their forthcoming album), giving “1-5-9” a… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Yusef Rumperfield – “Dreams Are Funny”

  Bolingbrook, Illinois’ Yusef Rumperfield is the newest addition to the Tall Black Guy Productions label.       If the name Yusef Rumperfield sounds familiar, it may be because it recently appeared on the 80’s… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Bibio – “Petals”

  I can’t help but love the psychedelic zippery-zappery of a reversed guitar tone.       Mightily diggin’ this new one from West Midlands, UK musician and producer Stephen Wilkinson aka Bibio.… 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: IGBO – “Entrance Theme” (Official Video) (Free Download)

  Benamin and Sly5thAve are indigo, green, brown, orange, or IGBO.         The duo’s brand new track, “Entrance Theme,” is a veritable, playful, psychedelic voyage of future funk.   Track… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: 8|8 aka Two Eights – “Manifest Destiny” (Official Video)

  Punchy, psychedelic garage rock of the finest order from the duo known as 8|8 aka Two Eights aka Tyler Lott and Richard Ray, who are so fresh that they don’t even have press… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “Multi-Love” (Official Video)

  The last time I wrote about Portland, Oregon-via-New Zealand lo-fi psychedelic-indie-soul outfit and band-name-you-would-probably-find-somewhere-in-an-anime-movie Unknown Mortal Orchestra was back when they covered Lindstrom’s spacey and disco-y “Rà-àkõ-st.,” which was and still is amazing in every… Continue reading

LISTEN/DOWNLOAD THE LATEST EPISODE OF THE DAN DIGS PODCAST: 120 MINUTES OF BRAND NEW BEATS, BASS, HIP-HOP, & ELECTRONIC SOUL. SUN, JUL 6, 2014.

  Hope you had an amazing Fourth of July weekend.   Here’s a bunch of my new favorite tunes that I’ve been mightily diggin’ recently.       Get your shout-outs in and… 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

TEMPLES INTERVIEW & LIVE PERFORMANCE AT THE ROXY IN WEST HOLLYWOOD – TV SEGMENT PRODUCED FOR NUVOTV’S MUSIC SHOW THE COLLECTIVE (VIDEO)

  CLICK HERE TO WATCH THIS SEGMENT ON VEVO.COM NOW.     “We wanted to create a world for people to fall into…”   British psychedelic rockers Temples recently came to Los Angeles to play one of the best… Continue reading

Kidd Feather – “Sirene” (Official Video)

  Switzerland’s Kidd Feather creates kaleidoscopic, refracted, psychedelic electronic pop.       Now living in East London, he says that his homeland was instrumental in influencing his musical style.   “I grew up… 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

Jagwar Ma – “Uncertainty” (Cut Copy Remix)

  Boing, boing, boing, boing.   Seriously bouncy, metallic, and vital house remix of Aussie psychedelic indie-dance outfit Jagwar Ma from fellow Aussies Cut Copy.       Jagwar Ma – “Uncertainty” (Cut… Continue reading

Tame Impala – “Stranger In Moscow” (Michael Jackson Cover)

If Tame Impala ever wanted to form a permanent side-project where they exclusively play psychedelic covers of Michael Jackson songs and called themselves Psychel Jackson, I would be more than okay with that.… Continue reading

The Seshen – “2000 Seasons” (Official Video)

Tru Thoughts‘ latest signing is psychedelic electronic San Francisco seven-piece The Seshen. The heavy bassline that oscillates throughout “2000 Seasons” is especially tasty.   The Seshen – “2000 Seasons” (Official Video)    … 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