Category Archive: Videos I’m Diggin’

L’Orange & Stik Figa – “Smoke Rings” (Official Video)

Raw beat heat from North Carolina producer L’Orange with Topeka, Kansas’ Stik Figa on rhyme assignment. L’Orange & Stik Figa – “Smoke Rings” (Official Video)       L’Orange & Stik Figa’s collaboration… Continue reading

Dive In – “Let Go” (Official Video)

Dive In hail from Glastonbury (the actual town, not the festival) in the west of England. Their song “Let Go” is happily planted at the musical crossroads of indie, rock, dance, and sunny,… Continue reading

Tiny Hearts – “Centerfold” (Official Video)

Waajeed (he of the Platinum Pied Pipers, Bling47 and a founding member of Detroit’s Slum Village), Brooklyn chanteuse Dede Reynolds and jazz-trained producer and composer Tim K first met at a bar beneath… Continue reading

The Foreign Exchange – “Call It Home” (Official Video)

My favorite parts of this new Foreign Exchange track are those piano chord drops and those stand-out Stevie Wonder-ish synth bass burbles.   The Foreign Exchange – “Call It Home” (Official Video)  … Continue reading

Phaeleh – “Tokoi” (Official Video)

If you like Bonobo, you should definitely listen to Bristolian beatsmith Phaeleh (pronounced “fella”).   Phaeleh – “Tokoi” (Official Video)       Phaeleh‘s first ever North American tour begins this week. Catch… Continue reading

John Wizards – “Lusaka By Night” (Official Video)

25-year-old, Cape Town, South Africa musician, producer, and ad jingle writer John Withers is the brainchild behind John Wizards. Featuring Rwandan singer Emmanuel Nzaramba, his recently released self-titled debut album draws from Ghanaian highlife,… Continue reading

Lonnie Holley – “Six Space Shuttles and 144,000 Elephants” (Official Video)

“Six Space Shuttles and 144,000 Elephants” is quite possibly my new favorite song title. Lonnie Holley, born on February 10, 1950 in Birmingham, Alabama, is the seventh of twenty-seven children. Childhood was chaotic:… Continue reading

Fitz Ambro$e & Ohbliv – “FAIFF” (Official Video) & “CANI” (Free Download)

Fitz Ambro$e originates from Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia, Canada and currently lives in Tokyo. Here he teams up with Richmond, Virginia’s Ohbliv to produce Zen Vapors: a 14-track musical collage of beats,… Continue reading

T.R.A.C. ft Yahzeed Divine – “This Is That” (Produced by Marc Mac)

This is that hip-hop of superlative quality produced by one of my musical heroes: 4hero’s Marc Mac.   T.R.A.C. ft Yahzeed Divine – “This Is That” (Produced by Marc Mac)     Get… Continue reading

Kasket – “Warm Regards” (Official Video)

Ambient atmospherics from British producer Kasket aka Charlie Baldwin. The best part is when that Cinematic Orchestra-esque beat comes in at 1min 59sec. It makes the song. Some nice Spanish guitar in there,… Continue reading

Lost Midas ft Taylor O’Donnell – “Love Undone” (Official Video)

My new favorite tune from Lost Midas, the very talented beat producer and songwriter, sporting an impressive mustache and an even more impressive, next-level, Minority Report-filmed-in-Silverlake, hipster edition of Google Glass in the video… Continue reading

Shy FX ft Liam Bailey – “Soon Come” (Official Video)

Jungle godfather Shy FX takes a break from the frenzy of drum ‘n’ bass and opts to expertly concoct some simmering, hazy reggae instead.   Shy FX ft Liam Bailey – “Soon Come”… Continue reading

Barbarossa – “Turbine” (Official Video) (Free Download)

Fresh from supporting José González‘s band Junip in New York last week, East London’s suitably red-bearded James Mathé, otherwise known as Barbarossa, combines a large, simple Black Keys-ish garage rock-soul guitar riff and tussled… Continue reading

Washed Out – “It All Feels Right” (Official Video)

Enchanted, psychedelic, folk vibrations on this brand new Washed Out song, sounding not unlike a dialed-down, Sunday morning Tame Impala.   Washed Out – “It All Feels Right” (Official Video)     “It… Continue reading

Jungle – “Platoon” (Official Video ft B-Girl Terra)

This five-year-old knows how to bust a move.   Jungle – “Platoon” (Official Video)     “Platoon” is released via Chess Club Records on July 15. More from London’s Jungle here.    … Continue reading

Simian Mobile Disco & Bicep – “Sacrifice” (Official Video)

Future-funked acid house all day. Watch the accompanying video that resembles the 3D graph blueprints on the 4D desk of some 5D cosmic alien architect.   Simian Mobile Disco & Bicep – “Sacrifice”… Continue reading

Bibio – “À Tout à l’Heure” (Official Video)

West Midlands, UK producer Stephen Wilkinson bka Bibio returns with Silver Wilkinson, a new album of his lo-fi, 70s-soaked, indie electronic soul sound. Lead single “À Tout à l’Heure” couldn’t be more organic… Continue reading

Valerie June – “Workin’ Woman Blues” (Official Video)

Singer-songwriter Valerie June was raised in Jackson and Humboldt, Tennessee, one hour from Memphis and two hours from Nashville, which serves as an accurate musical GPS for her blues- and country-influenced sound, aptly… Continue reading

Omar – “The Man” (Official Video)

This funky bassoon bassline is destined to heavily soundtrack my summer. Omar is the man.   Omar – “The Man” (Official Video)     “The Man” is taken from Omar‘s forthcoming new album,… Continue reading

Computer Jay ft Orfeo – “Hardships” (Official Video)

Mournful, synth-strong, cosmic soul from LA’s Computer Jay.   Computer Jay ft Orfeo – “Hardships” (Official Video)   “Hardships” is the first single from Computer Jay’s Savage Planet Vol. 2.    

Strange U – “Klaatu Barada Nikto” (Official Video Directed by Alexander Nut)

This agitated, gritty heatwave loop from Eglo’s mysterious new signing, Strange U, believed to be a moniker of UK hip-hop stalwart Kashmere the Iguana Man. Although why anyone would even think about adopting… Continue reading

All City Presents the Yatha Bhuta Jazz Combo bka Onra and Buddy Sativa – “Untitled” (Album Teaser) (Official Video)

This cup of tea is right up my alley. Shades of Cinematic Orchestra and Nuyorican Soul from France’s Onra and Buddy Sativa, teaming up for the first time to create the Yatha Bhuta… Continue reading

Ta-ku – “Clap for Me” (Official Video)

Perth, Australia’s Ta-ku has rapidly become one of my favorite beatmakers of this, and probably any, year.   Ta-ku – “Clap for Me” (Official Video)   Suff Daddy and Ta-ku’s Bricks & Mortar… Continue reading

Luke Sital-Singh – “Bottled Up Tight” (Official Video)

A departure from my usual penchant for boom-bap beats and growling bass but a crackingly well-written tune nonetheless.   Luke Sital-Singh – “Bottled Up Tight”   Luke Sital-Singh’s Old Flint EP is out… Continue reading

Atoms for Peace – “Ingenue” (Official Video)

This video: Best. Drunken Yoga Class. Ever.   Atoms For Peace – “Ingenue” (Official Video)   Amok, the new album from Thom Yorke’s other band Atoms for Peace, is out now on XL… Continue reading

BRZZVLL – “Kevin” (Official Video)

That Belgian centipede funk.   BRZZVLL – “Kevin” (Official Video)   More delightful sounds from Antwerp’s finest live jazz collective BRZZVLL (pronounced “Brazzaville”) here.    

Ivy Lab ft Frank Carter III – “Afterthought” (Official Video)

Late night sounding right.   Ivy Lab ft Frank Carter III – “Afterthought”   More Ivy Lab here.    

Chris Turner – “LiquidLOVE” (Official Video)

Summer come early.   Chris Turner – “LiquidLOVE”   Download Chris Turner‘s downright stunning soul album, LOVElife is a Challenge, for free here.    

James Blake – “Retrograde” (Official Video)

A strong return from the great intelli-dubstep hope of 2011, here looking like a trendy Stig from Top Gear in the video below.   James Blake – “Retrograde”   “Retrograde” is taken from… Continue reading

Wave Machines – “Ill Fit” (Official Video)

The video for Liverpool’s Wave Machines’ “Ill Fit” actually fits the song quite nicely, if you equate subtle, gently-sung wafts of future pop-funk with running around large buildings in London really fast while… Continue reading

Autre Ne Veut – “Play by Play” (Official Video)

This whole R&B futurism thing just keeps getting better and better. Like Prince reworking the Drive soundtrack.   Autre Ne Veut – “Play By Play”   Magnetic. Butter.    

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

Karl Hyde – “Cut Clouds” (Official Video) (Free Download)

Sounds like Underworld‘s Karl Hyde has been listening to way too much Bon Iver. Nary a techno thump is to be found on his debut solo track, “Cut Clouds.”   Karl Hyde –… Continue reading

Portico Quartet ft Cornelia – “Steepless” (Official Video) (Free Download)

Steepless and steel rattle. This song is a collaboration first for Jack Wyllie, Duncan Bellamy, Milo Fitzpatrick and Keir Vine, aka London’s Portico Quartet, here teaming up with Swedish singer Cornelia, and what sounds… Continue reading

Hiatus Kaiyote – “Lace Skull” (Live at the Seed Factory) (Official Video)

Australia’s Hiatus Kaiyote is easily a Neon Milk favorite. Their debut Tawk Tomahawk was one of the best albums of last year and their track “Mobius Streak” was number 18 in my top… Continue reading

Typesun – “The PL” (Official Video) (Original Mix and Behling & Simpson Remix)

Bass-driven indie-soul from Bristol, UK’s Typesun.   Typesun – “The PL” (Official Video)   Equally great is the remix by fellow Bristolian producers Behling & Simpson.    

Troumaca – “Lady Colour” (Official Video)

Digital squeaks and indie pop splashes from Birmingham, UK’s Troumaca, pronounced truh-muh-kuh.   Troumaca – “Lady Colour” (Official Video)   “This is cosmic love coming from above.”    

Lil B – “I Love You” (Official Video)

Pet sounds from the uniquely gifted child of light that is Lil B.   Lil B – “I Love You” (Official Video)   #Based #Rare #ILoveYou #Tears #Pets    

Half Moon Run – “Full Circle” (Official Video)

Canadian Pastoral both in scene and sound. Montreal indie-folksters Half Moon Run pair Fleet Foxes vocal melodies with shimmering post-rock guitar.   Half Moon Run – “Full Circle” (Official Video)   Listen to… Continue reading

Toro Y Moi – “Say That” (Official Video)

2013 could well belong to this man.   Toro Y Moi – “Say That” (Official Video)   Feel-good anthem of the winter.   More from Toro Y Moi here.    

Mr. Bibal – “Champs Elysée$” (Official Video)

Paris, France’s Mr. Bibal homage to the “heavenly fields” of his home city feels appropriately light and airy, and bounces along quite nicely. Forget jewelry and necklaces, we need more singers dedicated to… Continue reading

Phony Ppl – “Statues” (Official Video) (Free Download)

First-person music videos are usually pretty powerful pieces of art. Without asking permission, both Gomez’s “See the World” and, more controversially, the Prodigy’s “Smack My Bitch Up” temporarily reverse the normal artist-fan relationship… Continue reading

Mono/Poly at Low End Theory (Video Filmed by Flying Lotus)

Featuring Mono/Poly’s downright unreal bass remix of Busta Rhymes’ “Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See.”   Mono/Poly at Low End Theory (Video Filmed by Flying Lotus)   You must experience Low… Continue reading

Watch BBC Radio 1’s Benji B Perform Songs by Dwele, Flying Lotus, TNGHT, Raphael Saddiq Live with a 16-Piece String Ensemble at Maida Vale Studios, London (Official Video)

DJ Benji B, arranger Grant Windsor, and their 16-piece string ensemble reorchestrate 12 future soul and beat culture standards live on BBC Radio 1.   Click below to watch what is undoubtedly the… Continue reading

AlunaGeorge – “Diver” (Album Teaser) (Official Video)

So hyped for what London electronic R&B/pop duo AlunaGeorge will do, sing, and create in 2013.   AlunaGeorge – “Diver” (Album Teaser) (Official Video)   Aluna Francis and George Reid release their debut… Continue reading

Toro Y Moi – “So Many Details” (Official Video)

Toro Y Moi aka Chaz Bundick goes on a New England adventure akin to a modern-day chillwave Moonrise Kingdom.   Toro Y Moi – “So Many Details” (Official Video)   “So Many Details”… Continue reading

Jeru The Damaja – “Ya Playin’ Yaself” (Official Video)

This bassline is probably my favorite in rap right after ATCQ’s “Buggin’ Out” and Dead Prez’ “Hip Hop.”   Jeru The Damaja – “Ya Playin’ Yaself” (Official Video)   Shouts going out to… Continue reading

Adrian Younge Presents the Delfonics – “Stop and Look (And You Have Found Love)” (Official Video)

From the Fugees to Nas to the Wu-Tang Clan, the output of Philadelphia soul outfit the Delfonics is an oft-mined hip-hop sample staple source. The haunting lilt of “Stop and Look (And You… 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

Jessie Ware – “Sweet Talk” (Official Video)

Mini-Jessie Ware the singer meets mini-Julio Bashmore the producer. There are many best moments in this video, but the bestest is at 1min 49sec.   Jessie Ware – “Sweet Talk” (Official Video)  … Continue reading