About

 

 

Hello. I’m Dan Digs.

 

Photo by Lance Skundrich @shuttrskunk

 

 

I’m a music content director,

TV and radio host,

curator,

music supervisor,

podcaster,

DJ,

remixer,

writer,

and

musician.

 

 

 

I’m way into championing incredible music, seeking out inventive beats and bleeps, basslines and rhymes, and shining a spotlight on anything and anyone that pushes music and its surrounding culture forward. 

 

 

 

I host a weekly radio show

every Sunday from 1pm-6pm CT

on

WNXP 91.1FM

NPR Music Nashville

that focuses on new music discovery.

 

 

Dan Digs & Arlo Parks at WNXP/NPR Music (2021)

 

 

Dan Digs & Indigo De Souza in conversation at the Sonic Cathedral for WNXP/NPR Music (2022)

 

 

 

You can watch the first episode of Backstage with Dan Digs,

featuring James Lavelle in conversation,

here

and

listen to all other episodes

featuring Slowthai, Jordan Rakei, Sampa the Great, and more

on

Apple Podcasts

here

and

Spotify

here.

 

 

 

Dan Digs in conversation with James Lavelle (2017)

 

 

 

I also executive produced the last three seasons of Crate Diggers,

a show that focuses on vinyl aficionados and their love of wax,

for Fuse TV.

 

 

 

Image via fuse.tv

 

 

 

During this time I told the stories behind the record collections of

Quantic, Bilal, Mix Master Mike,

King Britt, Natasha Diggs,

Danny KrivitStatik Selektah,

Peter Rosenberg,

RudimentalClassixx, J Boogie,

Sake One, Mark Farina,

Nickodemus,

Jason Bentley (KCRW), DJ Day,

Nobody (Low End Theory),

DublabB+Carlos Nino,

Free the Robots,

and

Monalisa.

 

 

You can watch full episodes of the series here

and

on your iPhone or iPad via the free Fuse TV app.

 

 

DJing before James Lavelle at the Regent in DTLA (2018) // Photo by Lance Skundrich @shuttrskunk

 

 

soundcloud.com/dandigs

Dan Digs DJing live at Ace Hotel DTLA (2015)

 

 

Dan Digs DJing live at Ace Hotel Palm Springs (2017)

 

 

worldwidefm.net

Dan Digs interviewing MNDSGN on Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide FM station in DTLA (2016)

 

 

 

You can watch and listen to my radio shows on WWLA, the Los Angeles branch of Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide FM, here.

 

 

 

“It’s a stellar update on the best modern grooves available, so tune in–we don’t remember radio ever sounding quite so smooth.” – Okayplayer

 

 

 

Dan Digs & Gilles Peterson

Dan Digs & Gilles Peterson (2015)

 

 

Dan Digs & Benji B (2019)

 

 

The Cinematic Orchestra live in conversation with Dan Digs on Dublab (2019)

 

 

Dan Digs & Slowthai (2019) | Photo by Cornelius Martin @corneliusmar10

 

 

 

Previous guests on my radio shows have included Gilles Peterson,

Benji B, Hiatus Kaiyote, Adrian Younge,

The Cinematic Orchestra, Jamie LidellKamasi Washington, DJ Spinna,

Arlo Parks, Lefto, Marc Mac (4hero), Oddisee, Ta-kuRoy Davis Jr, J Rocc, Swindle,

Slowthai, Mura MasaSeven Davis Jr, Tall Black Guy, Kastle,

Machinedrum, Tom MischRJD2Henry Wu, BrijeanPellRobin Hannibal,

Jordan Rakei, Robot KochNiia, Natalie Slade, Saul Williams, Moonchild, Sam Gellaitry,

Sampa the Great, Telefon Tel AvivVan Hunt, MockyJ Davey, Adam Freeland,

Salami Rose Joe Louis, Kiefer, Haelos, Jack Garratt, MASTJeff Parker (Tortoise),

Andreya Triana, Until the Ribbon Breaks, Fat Freddy’s Drop,

Brandt Brauer Frick, Tropics, Ry XJeff WeissSweatson Klank, Pioneer 11,

Kassa Overall, Aquilo, Sampology, Made of Oak (Nick Sanborn of Sylvan Esso)

Madison McFerrin, SwarvyCazal Organism, Bob Moses, Seb Wildblood,

Indigo De Souza, BRÅVES, Rosie Frater-Taylor, Szjerdene, Astronautica, Benjamin Yellowitz,

Stro Elliot, Honne, LinaforniaThavius Beck, De Lux,

Blackbird BlackbirdPhantoms, The Seshen, Different Sleep,

Charlotte Dos Santos, Dexter Story, Vancouver Sleep Clinic, Elusive, COMBAT!,

Luka, New Los Angeles, Larry Mizell JrHarleighblu, Open Mike Eagle,

Homeboy Sandman, Daniel Johns (ex-Silverchair)Eric Dingus,

Ink Project, Adult KarateNewbody, Erik Hassle, Body Language,

DJ Day, Golden Rules (Eric Biddines & Paul White),

Noon Pacific, Naytronix, Daniel T, Mark de Clive-Lowe,

LuxxuryTim Parker (NTS Radio/You’ll Soon Know),

Jon E.K.Sofie, MidoriDorian Concept, Great Dane,

Travis Holcombe (KCRW), Aaron Byrd (KCRW),

In Velvet, Trace, Lost Midas,

and

more.

 

 

 

King Britt & Dan Digs

King Britt & Dan Digs (2016)

 

 

Dan Digs & Ta-ku

Dan Digs & Ta-ku (2015)

 

 

J. Rocc live on the #DanDigsShow

J. Rocc live on the #DanDigsShow (2015)

 

 

Open Mike Eagle & Dan Digs

Open Mike Eagle & Dan Digs (2015)

 

 

Recording an interview campfire-style before soundcheck at the El Rey Theatre with Hiatus Kaiyote (2016)

 

 

Dan Digs & Jamie Lidell

Dan Digs & Jamie Lidell (2016)

 

 

Machinedrum & Dan Digs (2019)

 

 

 

Stream my radio show episodes

and

my other specialist DJ sets

on Mixcloud here.

 

 

 

 

Dan Digs & Lefto (2019)

 

 

Jeremy Sole & Dan Digs

Jeremy Sole & Dan Digs (2016)

 

 

Quantic & Dan Digs

Quantic & Dan Digs (2016)

 

 

Live set from Dorian Concept on the #DanDigsShow

Live set from Dorian Concept on the #DanDigsShow (2015)

 

 

Rudimental & Dan Digs

Rudimental & Dan Digs (2016)

 

 

 

Previously I partnered with the music playlist app Noon Pacific to become

the flagship host and music director

of

month-long pop-up radio station

and

video livestream

of curated DJ sets and live artist performances direct from

the Noon Pacific Live space

at

Platform 

in

Culver City, Los Angeles.

 

 

 

Flagship host and music director for Noon Pacific Live pop up radio station

Flagship host and music director for Noon Pacific Live (2016)

 

 

Our Noon Pacific Live pop up radio station at Platform in Culver City

Our Noon Pacific Live pop up radio station location at Platform in Culver City (2016)

 

 

Dan Digs interviewing Tru Thoughts artist Lost Midas on air at Noon Pacific Live

Dan Digs interviewing Tru Thoughts artist Lost Midas on air at Noon Pacific Live (2016)

 

 

 

 

I love creating forward-thinking, innovative, and entertaining music content,

shining a spotlight on artists who deserve it,

going on adventures,

and telling amazing stories.

 

 

 

Van Hunt & Dan Digs

Van Hunt & Dan Digs (2015)

 

 

Dan Digs & Mura Masa

Dan Digs & Mura Masa (2016)

 

 

Mark Farina & Dan Digs

Mark Farina & Dan Digs (2016)

 

 

Adrian Younge & Dan Digs

Adrian Younge & Dan Digs (2015)

 

 

On the air with Brownswood's Henry Wu

On the air with Brownswood’s Henry Wu (2016)

 

 

Dan Digs & Oddisee

Dan Digs & Oddisee (2015)

 

 

Honne & Dan Digs

Honne & Dan Digs (2016)

 

 

Dan Digs & Bilal

Dan Digs & Bilal (2016)

 

 

 

Born in New Zealand and raised in Hong Kong and the UK, I lived and worked

in London, Nagoya, and Seattle for two years each before moving to LA and Nashville.

 

 

 

Jack Garratt & Dan Digs

Jack Garratt & Dan Digs (2016)

 

 

Dan Digs & Roy Davis Jr.

Dan Digs & Roy Davis Jr. (2016)

 

 

Tom Misch & Dan Digs

Tom Misch & Dan Digs (2016)

 

 

Dan Digs & Mix Master Mike

Dan Digs & Mix Master Mike (2016)

 

 

 

Filmmaker Joshua Woollen and I founded California Electric,

a custom video and music production agency based in Venice, California.

Find out more about our work here.

 

 

 

mixcloud.com/dandigs

Dan Digs & Homeboy Sandman (2016)

 

 

Dan Digs & Tall Black Guy

Dan Digs & Tall Black Guy (2016)

 

 

Dan Digs & Peter Rosenberg

Dan Digs & Peter Rosenberg (2016)

 

 

 

Previously I was a host on NUVOtv’s The Collective music show.

You can watch my segments here.

 

 

 

mixcloud.com/dandigs

Dan Digs & Haelos (2016)

 

 

Dan Digs & Statik Selektah

Dan Digs & Statik Selektah (2016)

 

 

Dan Digs & RJD2

Dan Digs & RJD2 (2016)

 

 

 

I have, at some stage or another, worked behind the scenes and in front of the mic

at

Apple Music in Nashville

and

Dublab and Dash Radio in Los Angeles

and

BBC Radio 11Xtra, and 6Music in London

and

George FM in Auckland

and

KEXP 90.3FM in Seattle.

 

 

Kamasi Washington & Dan Digs

Kamasi Washington & Dan Digs (2015)

 

 

Dan Digs & Classixx

Dan Digs & Classixx (2016)

 

 

 

I have also produced songs and remixes

that have received airplay on KCRW and other fine radio stations.

Listen to them here.

 

 

 

  

You can read my music writing on Robert Glasper, Portishead, Adele,

Skream, Friendly Fires, SBTRKT, and more here.

 

 

 

 

Dan Digs & DJ Spinna

Dan Digs & DJ Spinna (2015)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s great to meet you.