Category Archive: Videos I’m Diggin’

Diggin’ This: Bathe – “Sundress” (Good Energy Recordings) (Official Video)

  Dev and Corey are the Brooklyn duo Bathe.       Their latest creation, “Sundress,” is a relaxed R&B sunsetter that sways like ocean waves.     Says Corey, “Sundress is about… Continue reading

Recommended Gem: The Avalanches Talk About Their Favorite Samples for Pitchfork’s Under the Influences Series (Video)

  A recommended gem of a sample masterclass.       Come for the J Dilla love, stay for the smorgasbord of horse whinnies.       💎            … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: 安部勇磨 Yuma Abe – おまえも “Omaemo” (Thaian Records) (Official Video)

  のんき.       Featuring Devendra Banhart on guitar and mixed by none other than Haruomi Hosono, “Omaemo” is a carefree yet melancholic breeze from the Tokyo musician who also fronts the… Continue reading

Recommended Gem: Watch Mndsgn Play Live in Los Angeles (Video)

  Featuring an all-star line-up.              A captivating performance from Ringgo Ancheta aka Mndsgn that also features some of L.A.’s finest: Kiefer on keys, Swarvy on bass, and Devin… Continue reading

Recommended Gem: Watch Grandbrothers Play Live From A French Swimming Pool (Video)

  Magnifique.             Immerse yourself in the piano-drenched sounds of the German duo à la Piscine Tournesol courtesy of ARTE Concert.      Grandbrothers – Live From A French… Continue reading

Recommended Gem: Puma Blue – A Late Night Special (Video)

  A recommended gem of a video.                 A very special performance from South London’s Puma Blue who melds downtempo R&B grooves with Jeff Buckley’s impassioned falsetto.… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Sampology – “Memories In Flight” (Middle Name Records) (Official Video)

  Feeling uplifted by the harps and hand-claps on the orchestral house shuffle “Memories In Flight,” the latest track from the Brisbane-based producer, DJ, and Worldwide FM host.       Check out… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Mr Jukes & Barney Artist – “Vibrate” (Locket Records) (Official Video)

  We let it vibrate.       Barney Artist has linked up with Bombay Bicycle Club’s Jack Steadman for “Vibrate,” a mellow and horn-drenched jazzy UK hip-hop cut.     Watch the… Continue reading

Recommended Gem: Fred again.. Live in Studio (London, April 2021) (Video)

  A recommended gem of a video.               Fred again..‘s latest album, Actual Life (April 14 – December 17 2020), is one of my favorite albums of 2021. … Continue reading

Recommended Gem: The Story of “Insomnia” by Faithless (Video)

  A recommended gem of a video.             “Ironically, he (Maxi Jazz) can sleep at the drop of a hat really, really well…”       The Story of… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Wu-Lu – “Times” ft Morgan Simpson of Black Midi (Ra-Ra Rok Records) (Official Video)

  Feedback, distortion, and a drum kit being beaten senseless by Morgan Simpson of Black Midi.       Wu-Lu’s latest is a guitar-led punk thrash that lands like a pristinely executed ollie. … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Jungle – “Keep Moving” (Caiola Records) (Official Video)

  Jungle are back!       Seemingly swapping their “House in LA” for “a new house… in the UK…,” the British duo return with “Keep Moving,” an uplifting disco-tinged groove.    … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Mdou Moctar – “Tala Tannam” (Matador Records) (Official Video)

  Gentle and stirring Tuareg guitar music from Agadez, Niger’s Mdou Moctar.       That wonderfully lilting melodic chorus will lift you.     Mdou Moctar – “Tala Tannam” (Official Video)  … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Seven Davis Jr – “We Should Go Out” (Secret Angels Records) (Official Video)

  Houseful soul.       Love this newly surfaced one from Seven Davis Jr.     Seven Davis Jr – “We Should Go Out” (Official Video)           “We… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: King Gnu – 泡 (Official Video)

  気持ちの海       King Gnu are a four-piece from Japan fronted by Daiki Tsuneta, who also performs as part of Millennium Parade.     泡 (“abuku” or “foam” in English) is… 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

Diggin’ This: Mackenzie Morris – “Sunset Plaza” (Official Video)

  Very into “Sunset Plaza” by 20-year-old LA-via-UK musician Mackenzie Morris.       It’s a sun-bleached and subtle chilled indie-soul blur that sounds like mhmm mhmm mhmm.         Bonus… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Thee Sacred Souls – “It’s Our Love” (Penrose Records) (Official Video)

  Laid-back San Diego jazz-soul courtesy of Daptone’s new imprint, Penrose Records.       Thee Sacred Souls – “It’s Our Love” (Official Video)           Get “It’s Our Love”… Continue reading

Videos I’m Diggin’: Watch My Top 5 Live Music Moments

  On this New Year’s Day, and indeed every New Year’s Day, I am reminded of one of my very favorite clips on YouTube which takes place on New Year’s Day.    … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: The Vision ft Andreya Triana & Ben Westbeech – “Missing” (Defected Records) (Official Video)

  Kon and Ben and Andreya have got The Vision.   “Missing” is a bonafide disco boogie.       It’s all about that impromptu lights-out tambourine breakdown at 3min 5sec.    … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Chet Faker – “Low” (Official Video)

  He’s back.         Chet Faker – “Low” (Official Video)         “Low” is out now. Add it to your playlists here and check out my reaction to first hearing Chet Faker… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Vex Ruffin – “Mabuhay Boy” (Stones Throw) (Official Video)

  Love this Pinoy soul-disco jam from Vex Ruffin.       Vex Ruffin – “Mabuhay Boy” (Stones Throw) (Official Video)         “Mabuhay Boy” is taken from Vex Ruffin’s new… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Fabiano do Nascimento – “Tributo” (Now-Again Records) (Official Video)

  Get caught up in the infinite melodic ripples of “Tributo” from Brazil’s Fabiano do Nascimento.       Fabiano do Nascimento – “Tributo” (Now-Again Records) (Official Video)           “Tributo”… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: JGrrey – “Ain’t So” (Stripes Records) (Official Video)

  Ain’t this great.       On her latest song “Ain’t So,” London’s JGrrey fuses 00s R&B beat patterns with 60s Motown soul melodies diced with 90s vinyl scratches and laced with a… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Odina – “Heartache” (Official Video)

  Catalan country.       Taking cues from Bjork’s rarefied vocal performances and fellow Barcelonan Rosalia’s artistic aesthetic leanings, rising star Odina delivers a compelling, confident musical vision.        … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Paul Epworth ft Jay Electronica, Lil Silva, Dave Bayley from Glass Animals – “Love Galaxy” (Official Video)

  “Cake so sweet it don’t need no icing…”       Sounding like the best song Gorillaz never wrote, “Love Galaxy” wears its star power on its sleeve.      Paul Epworth,… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Leifur James – “Wise Old Man” (Night Time Stories)

  Wise words.       One of my favorite remixes last year was “Mumma Don’t Tell” by London’s Leifur James as reworked by DanDigs.com fave FaltyDL. (View the full list of 2019’s… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: ØZWALD – “Call Off the Doctor” (Allswell Records) (Official Video)

  It’s a different view.       Currently very much into the honeyed folk of the Nashville-via-Los Angeles duo ØZWALD, otherwise known as Jason Wade (he of the band Lifehouse) and Steve… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Natalie Slade ft Hiatus Kaiyote’s Simon Mavin – “Humidity” (Live At The Grove) (Eglo Records) (Official Video)

  Laid back, literally.       Completely here for “Humidity,” the dreamlike and aqueous new single from Sydney soul chanteuse and recent Eglo signee Natalie Slade. It’s set to appear on her… 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: Greentea Peng – “Mr. Sun (Miss Da Sun)” (Official Video)

  Here comes the sun.       I can’t lie, I need this Mr. Sun track on high and heavy rotation.     Gratitude to London’s Greentea Peng for crafting this trippy,… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Breathe. – “Haze” (Silk Records) (Official Video)

  Breathe with me.        I am currently very much here for “Haze,” “a song about meeting someone who changes everything for you” and the latest track from Sydney’s Sean Walker (formerly… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Resavoir – “Plantasy” (International Anthem) (Official Video)

  The secret life of plants.       Not solely content with his immensely delicate folk-informed brass output as part of DanDigs.com faves Whitney (listen to their early demo “No Matter Where… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Kazu – “Salty” (Adult Baby Records) (Official Video)

  A salient point well made.       With an intro that reminds me of the outlandish guitar whine that underscores all of Noisey’s British Masters videos (see here to hear what… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Seba Kaapstad – “Africa” (Mello Music Group) (Official Video)

  Hooked from the moment I heard those piano keys.       “Africa” from Johannesburg, South Africa quartet Seba Kaapstad is nouveau neo-soul with a heavenly jazz twist. Shades of Robert Glasper,… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Gong Gong Gong – “Down Quantity Road 數量的王國” (Wharf Cat Records) (Official Video)

  工工工       Tom Ng and Joshua Frank are the Beijing duo 工工工 (pronounced Gong Gong Gong). The pair play simple, straightforward music that utterly captivates, despite only being armed with… 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

Diggin’ This: Laser Background (Andy Molholt from Speedy Ortiz) – “Wasting Away” (Official Video)

  Cannot stop pirouetting to this technicolor, tropical indie bop from Philly musician and Speedy Ortiz guitarist Andy Molholt, otherwise known as Laser Background.       Shades of Pond psychedelia meet 60s… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Teddy Obot – “Amnesia” (The Function Records) (Live Video)

  May the falsetto be with you.       Huge fan of this one-take low-lit late-in-the-evening live video of “Amnesia,” the latest single from rising LA-via-Nigeria future soul artist Teddy Obot.  … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: James Alexander Bright – “Mallorca” (!K7 Records) (Official Video)

  Bright is right.       UK musician James Alexander Bright was formerly known as Hairy Hands. His album Magic, released via the esteemed New Los Angeles label, was number 18 in… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Astronauts, Etc – “The Border” (Co-Produced by Toro Y Moi) (Company Records) (Official Video)

  Underpinned by a late 60s rubbery bassline noodle that could easily be from an Adrian Younge production, “The Border” by Oakland musician and Toro Y Moi‘s touring keyboardist Anthony Ferraro, otherwise known… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Jungle – “House in LA” (XL Recordings)

  A marked change from Jungle‘s earlier work, “House in LA” sees the London outfit step back the tempo and offer up a sun-bleached and and soulful R&B vista complete with sweeping synths,… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Octavian – “Hands” (Drilla Records) (Official Video)

  On “Hands,” France-via-London’s Octavian blends the restless experimentation of Kanye West, the emotional Auto-Tuned hymnary of Bon Iver, and the fearless production of James Blake, resulting in instantly becoming one of my… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Kuzich ft Mei Saraswati – “Innervisions” (Ta-ku’s 823 Records) (Official Video)

  Perth musician, drummer for Ta-ku, and Aristophanes collaborator Sam Kuzich has released the first single from his latest EP, Dawn Chorus, via Ta-ku’s newly minted 823 Records.       Featuring the… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Fieh – “Glu” (Vibbefanger Records) (Official Video)

  Stuck on “Glu.”       22-year-old Norwegian musician Sofie Tollefsbøl and her 9-piece band make music as Fieh. Their latest track is irresistible from the start, with ascending horn lines, jazz… 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: Miink – “Who Are You?” (Official Video)

  Whooo are youuu?       Equal parts JMSN and Jai Paul, I’m utterly entranced by this debut single from 23-year-old London musician Miink, with its ethereal chimes, snare snaps, bass murmurs,… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Fatima – “Somebody Else” (Produced by JD. Reid) (Official Video)

  Completely in love with this beat.       London-via-Stockholm singer Fatima returns to Eglo Records with “Somebody Else,” a collaboration with London producer JD. Reid that features razor-sharp drums, fractured digital… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Sudan Archives – “Water” (Stones Throw Records) (Official Video)

  Handclaps, finger snaps, meandering bass drones, plucked strings, and soothing vocals make up the entirety of Sudan Archives‘ very excellent new track, “Water.”       Check out the video below, directed… Continue reading

Podcast & Video: Backstage with Dan Digs – Episode 1: James Lavelle

  Very excited to share this new video and podcast series with you.       Backstage with Dan Digs is a new music-centric interview series set in green rooms and iconic concert… Continue reading