Hello. I’m Dan Digs.
Photo by Lance Skundrich @shuttrskunk
I’m a music content director,
TV and radio host,
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
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,
listen to all other episodes
featuring Slowthai, Jordan Rakei, Sampa the Great, and more
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 Krivit, Statik Selektah,
Rudimental, Classixx, J Boogie,
Sake One, Mark Farina,
Jason Bentley (KCRW), DJ Day,
Nobody (Low End Theory),
Dublab, B+, Carlos Nino,
Free the Robots,
You can watch full episodes of the series here
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
Dan Digs DJing live at Ace Hotel DTLA (2015)
Dan Digs DJing live at Ace Hotel Palm Springs (2017)
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 (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 Lidell, Kamasi Washington, DJ Spinna,
Arlo Parks, Lefto, Marc Mac (4hero), Oddisee, Ta-ku, Roy Davis Jr, J Rocc, Swindle,
Slowthai, Mura Masa, Seven Davis Jr, Tall Black Guy, Kastle,
Machinedrum, Tom Misch, RJD2, Henry Wu, Brijean, Pell, Robin Hannibal,
Jordan Rakei, Robot Koch, Niia, Natalie Slade, Saul Williams, Moonchild, Sam Gellaitry,
Sampa the Great, Telefon Tel Aviv, Van Hunt, Mocky, J Davey, Adam Freeland,
Salami Rose Joe Louis, Kiefer, Haelos, Jack Garratt, MAST, Jeff Parker (Tortoise),
Andreya Triana, Until the Ribbon Breaks, Fat Freddy’s Drop,
Brandt Brauer Frick, Tropics, Ry X, Jeff Weiss, Sweatson Klank, Pioneer 11,
Kassa Overall, Aquilo, Sampology, Made of Oak (Nick Sanborn of Sylvan Esso),
Madison McFerrin, Swarvy, Cazal Organism, Bob Moses, Seb Wildblood,
Indigo De Souza, BRÅVES, Rosie Frater-Taylor, Szjerdene, Astronautica, Benjamin Yellowitz,
Stro Elliot, Honne, Linafornia, Thavius Beck, De Lux,
Blackbird Blackbird, Phantoms, The Seshen, Different Sleep,
Charlotte Dos Santos, Dexter Story, Vancouver Sleep Clinic, Elusive, COMBAT!,
Luka, New Los Angeles, Larry Mizell Jr, Harleighblu, Open Mike Eagle,
Homeboy Sandman, Daniel Johns (ex-Silverchair), Eric Dingus,
Ink Project, Adult Karate, Newbody, Erik Hassle, Body Language,
DJ Day, Golden Rules (Eric Biddines & Paul White),
Noon Pacific, Naytronix, Daniel T, Mark de Clive-Lowe,
Luxxury, Tim Parker (NTS Radio/You’ll Soon Know),
Jon E.K., Sofie, Midori, Dorian Concept, Great Dane,
Travis Holcombe (KCRW), Aaron Byrd (KCRW),
In Velvet, Trace, Lost Midas,
King Britt & Dan Digs (2016)
Dan Digs & Ta-ku (2015)
J. Rocc live on the #DanDigsShow (2015)
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 (2016)
Machinedrum & Dan Digs (2019)
Stream my radio show episodes
my other specialist DJ sets
on Mixcloud here.
Dan Digs & Lefto (2019)
Jeremy Sole & Dan Digs (2016)
Quantic & Dan Digs (2016)
Live set from Dorian Concept on the #DanDigsShow (2015)
Rudimental & Dan Digs (2016)
Previously I partnered with the music playlist app Noon Pacific to become
the flagship host and music director
a month-long pop-up radio station
of curated DJ sets and live artist performances direct from
the Noon Pacific Live space
Culver City, Los Angeles.
Flagship host and music director for Noon Pacific Live (2016)
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 (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 (2015)
Dan Digs & Mura Masa (2016)
Mark Farina & Dan Digs (2016)
Adrian Younge & Dan Digs (2015)
On the air with Brownswood’s Henry Wu (2016)
Dan Digs & Oddisee (2015)
Honne & Dan Digs (2016)
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 (2016)
Dan Digs & Roy Davis Jr. (2016)
Tom Misch & Dan Digs (2016)
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.
Dan Digs & Homeboy Sandman (2016)
Dan Digs & Tall Black Guy (2016)
Dan Digs & Peter Rosenberg (2016)
Previously I was a host on NUVOtv’s The Collective music show.
You can watch my segments here.
Dan Digs & Haelos (2016)
Dan Digs & Statik Selektah (2016)
Dan Digs & RJD2 (2016)
I have, at some stage or another, worked behind the scenes and in front of the mic
Apple Music in Nashville
Dublab and Dash Radio in Los Angeles
BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra, and 6Music in London
George FM in Auckland
KEXP 90.3FM in Seattle.
Kamasi Washington & Dan Digs (2015)
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 (2015)
It’s great to meet you.