Diggin’ This: Recloose ft Mara TK of Electric Wire Hustle – “Spirit Knows” (Aus Music)

  Recloose returns a soulful and sunshine-fueled robust house cut.       An airy, outdoor, nature-near vibe permeates “Spirit Knows” throughout, thanks to that brilliant, shimmering and shivering vocal sample pinned in place by… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Daniel Brandt – “Chaparral Mesa” (Erased Tapes)

  “I wanted to create a different sound, songs that build up like dance tunes but don’t feel like club music at all.”       So says Daniel Brandt, and he’s entirely… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Corbo ft Remy Kay – “I’m Good” (New Los Angeles)

  Corbo, otherwise known as Bür Gür‘s Corbin Clarke, has teamed up with Diamond Bar songstress Remy Kay for “I’m Good,” a blissful and reassuring gossamer leftfield soul gemstone.       Track of… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Moiré ft James Massiah – “Façade” (Ghostly) (Official Video)

  Serrated snares, turbulent drum pattterns, bass boulders, and the disembodied vox of James Massiah, “Façade” by London’s Moiré is dystopian yet secretly hopeful, lo-fi, slo-techno grit-house machinery.       Track of… Continue reading

Music by Dan Digs – “Skies in the Crane” (Solange Edit)

  An uptempo and breezy djembe ‘n’ bass flip of Solange’s “Cranes in the Sky,” which was track number 5 in my Top 100 of 2016 (check out the full list here).        … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Sango – “Dance for Blessings” (Last Gang Records)

  A thoroughly experimental, fragmental, glitched and stitched percussive tapestry from Seattle’s Sango.       Track of the day.     Sango – “Dance for Blessings”               “Dance… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Oma Nata – “Alone Together” (Forbidden Cuts)

  On “Alone Together,” Hamburg-residing, Portugal-originating producer Oma Nata turns in four and a half minutes of low-lit jazz piano chords and a meditative flute underpinned by a reliable kick, hovering shakers, and… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Karriem Riggins – “4Es’J & Oddness” (Stones Throw)

    The reversed beat, time-traveling synths, and sampled croon snippets of “4Es’J” and the strict drums and carousel keys of “Oddness,” here combined for Karriem Riggins‘ first single from his second solo… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: D-Rocksteady – “Wandering” (Free Download)

  A fitting soundtrack to the wall-to-wall rain we’ve been having recently here in Los Angeles.       On “Wandering,” Washington, D.C. producer D-Rocksteady weaves textured percussive elements and fluid low-end bass… Continue reading

Music by Dan Digs: Goldie – “State of Mind” (Dan Digs Remix)

  One of my favorite tunes from one of my favorite albums gets the house edit treatment.         It’s all about that upright bass noodle intertwined with that 104bpm stomp.  … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Bastien Keb – “Pick Up” (One Handed Music/First Word Records)

  Lazy horns parps, slap-bass pops, a chilled chorus of soulful vox, and those all-important hand-claps, Bastien Keb‘s “Pick Up” is both instantly likable and repeat-listenable.       Track of the day.… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Inna de Yard ft Ken Boothe – “Let the Water Run Dry” (Official Video)

  Feeling this heartfelt yet airy, breeze-blown and stripped-down acoustic rendition of Ken Boothe’s 1968 rocksteady original by Jamaican collective Inna de Yard.       Track of the day.     Inna… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 114: New London Grammar, DJ Taye, StarRo, IG Culture, Lazy Salon – Dan in the DJ Mix

  Show number 114!   As always, the latest and greatest in leftfield beats and electronic soul, plus interviews with my favorite artists for your listening pleasure every Sunday night on Dash 1… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Eric Lau – “Lau’s Lament”

  “Lau’s Lament” is probably in my top 5 favorite laments, among Bird’s, Eugene’s, and Busta’s.       Track of the day.     Eric Lau – “Lau’s Lament”          … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: My Top 30 Remixes of 2016

  Thirty of the best remixes, reworks, reshuffles, and reimaginations all from the year 2016.     30. Jodie Abacus – “I’ll Be That Friend” (Jono Jagwar Ma Remix)     29. James Blake… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: My Top 30 Albums of 2016

  Of all of the many, many, many fantastic, great, and wonderful albums released this year, here’s a list of the 30 I enjoyed the most.   (Click on the images below to… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 112: The Robert Glasper Experiment, James Vincent McMorrow, Tay Sean, Max Graef, Yussef Kamaal – Top 100 Tracks of 2016! (Part 1: 100-51)

  Show number 112!   The #DanDigsShow’s Top 100 Tracks of 2016!         This is Part 1: Tracks 100 through 51.           Part 2 (Tracks 50… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Bonobo ft Rhye – “Break Apart” (Ninja Tune)

  “Break Apart,” the latest single from Bonobo, threads together rainy ukulele strings, sombre pianos, stop-start snare rolls, stainless steel percussion, and the cherubic vocals of Michael Milosh aka Rhye.       Track… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Fallgrapp ft Juraj Benetin – “Dym” (Gergaz)

  Clouded, moody electronic soul from Slovakia’s Fallgrapp.       “Dym” (“Smoke” in English) features frozen synths, tabla percussion textures, and a dramatic, Slovak-sung male-female dialogue.     Track of the day.… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 110: New Sylvan Esso, Jay Daniel, Tycho, Gallant, Boddika & Joy Orbison – Dan in the DJ Mix

    Show number 110!   As always, the latest and greatest in leftfield beats and electronic soul, plus interviews with my favorite artists for your listening pleasure every Sunday night on Dash… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: B. Bravo – “I’m For Real” (Bastard Jazz)

  LA funkateer and starship connector B. Bravo turns in “I’m For Real,” a heavy, sparkling slab of West Coast future funk that will have you involuntarily busting moves in your chair the moment… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 109: New Karriem Riggins, DJ Jazzy Jeff & James Poyser, Photay, Yellow Days, Dan Kye aka Jordan Rakei – Special Guest: Robot Koch

  Show number 109!   As always, the latest and greatest in leftfield beats and electronic soul, plus interviews with my favorite artists for your listening pleasure every Sunday night on Dash 1… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Hiatus Kaiyote – “Laputa” (Koolade Rework) (Free Download)

  Opening with swerving low-end dotted with stumbling hi-hats and closing with a bouncing bass-driven laid-back house stomp, Zagreb, Croatia’s Koolade takes Hiatus Kaiyote‘s “Laputa” to all rooms of the club.      … Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 108: New A Tribe Called Quest, Phony Ppl, Lil Silva, The xx, Ta-ku – Special Guest: Telefon Tel Aviv (All Vinyl DJ Set)

  Show number 108!   As always, the latest and greatest in leftfield beats and electronic soul, plus interviews with my favorite artists for your listening pleasure every Sunday night on Dash 1… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Nikitch ft Kuna Maze – “Chemelin” (Cascade Records)

  On “Chemelin,” French producer Nicolas Morant aka Nikitch presents a honey-dripped beat braided with synth lifts and an otherworldly, pitched-up vocal swirl.       Track of the day.     Nikitch ft… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 107: New Formation, Chaz Bundick bka Toro Y Moi, Nick Murphy fka Chet Faker, Bonobo, Chemical Brothers – Special Guest: Tom Misch

  Show number 107!   As always, the latest and greatest in leftfield beats and electronic soul, plus interviews with my favorite artists for your listening pleasure every Sunday night on Dash 1… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Gabriel Garzón-Montano – “Sour Mango” (Stones Throw)

  Beautifully off-kilter DIY indie-soul that burns slow, like a frame-by-frame Unknown Mortal Orchestra, “Sour Mango” by Brooklyn’s Gabriel Garzón-Montano is inventive, welcoming, unsour, sweet.     Track of the day.   Gabriel Garzón-Montano –… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Clap! Clap! – “Ar-Raqis” (Black Acre)

  “Ar-Raqis” is a compelling, rhythmic house jam by Toscana, Italy’s Cristiano Crisci, better known as Clap! Clap!, that pulls in musical influences from all seventeen corners of the globe.       This… Continue reading

TV by Dan Digs: Watch a New Episode of the Latest Series of Crate Diggers Vinyl Show Featuring Rudimental

  Check out this new episode of the latest series of Crate Diggers that I executive produced for Fuse TV‘s new channel, FM. The show focuses on vinyl aficionados and their love of wax.       This episode,… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 106: New DJ Shadow x Hudson Mohawke, Kerem Akdag, Jack Garratt, Psychemagik, Mura Masa x Four Tet – Special Guest: Larry Mizell Jr

  Show number 106!   As always, the latest and greatest in leftfield beats and electronic soul, plus interviews with my favorite artists for your listening pleasure every Sunday night on Dash 1… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Dessert – “Cookie”

  We don’t know much about mysterious LA trio Dessert, but what we do know is that “Cookie” is a paced, minimal R&B jam laced with celestial harp runs, skittering Aphex-ish pop-and-click percussion,… Continue reading

Listen Back to Dan Digs on Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide FM Pop Up Radio Station in LA

  Huge thanks to Gilles Peterson, Jonathan Rudnick, Dave O’Donnell, and the rest of the stellar Worldwide FM team for three days of pop up radio at the end of September in DTLA that… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Nightmares on Wax ft Andrew Ashong – “World Inside” (Warp Records)

  George Evelyn aka DJ E.A.S.E. aka Nightmares on Wax ventures into hypnotic house territory with “World Inside.” The song features plucked strings, a decisive drum stomp, fluttering paper percussion, tape-delayed synth shimmers,… Continue reading

TV by Dan Digs: Watch a New Episode of the Latest Series of Crate Diggers Vinyl Show Featuring Classixx

  Check out this new episode of the latest series of Crate Diggers that I executive produced for Fuse TV‘s new channel, FM. The show focuses on vinyl aficionados and their love of wax.         This… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 105: New NxWorries, Steve Spacek, Blank Blue, Bells Atlas, The Cinematic Orchestra – Special Guest: RJD2

  Show number 105!   As always, the latest and greatest in leftfield beats and electronic soul, plus interviews with my favorite artists for your listening pleasure every Sunday night on Dash 1… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: The Cinematic Orchestra ft Moses Sumney – “To Believe” (Ninja Tune)

  Unbelievable.     Fragile yet flawless, “To Believe” is a delicate demonstration of the immense musical talent possessed by both Moses Sumney and the Cinematic Orchestra.   Track of the day.  … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Kllo – “Bolide” (Lone Remix) (Ghostly International)

  Cosmic synth pads, mechanical percussion, and, yes, some life-affirming jazz flute from Chloe Kaul and Simon Lam aka Melbourne, Australia’s Kllo.     Track of the day.   Kllo – “Bolide” (Lone Remix)… Continue reading

TV by Dan Digs: Watch a New Episode of the Latest Series of Crate Diggers Vinyl Show Featuring Nickodemus

  Check out this new episode of the latest series of Crate Diggers that I executive produced for Fuse TV‘s new channel, FM. The show focuses on vinyl aficionados and their love of wax.       This episode spotlights the… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 104: New Solange x Kaytranada, Azymuth, Jay Daniel, All the People, Dead Horse Beats – Special Guests: Mura Masa & Linafornia

  Show number 104!   As always, the latest and greatest in leftfield beats and electronic soul, plus interviews with my favorite artists for your listening pleasure every Sunday night on Dash 1… Continue reading

Come Hang at the Noon Pacific Pop Up Shop at Platform LA in Culver City

  Excited to announce that starting this Monday, October 17, I’ll be teaming up with Noon Pacific to present a month-long pop-up shop and video livestream of curated DJ sets and live artist performances… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Yellow Days – “Your Hand Holding Mine” (Good Years) (Official Video)

  17-year-old Haslemere, England singer and producer George Van De Broek aka Yellow Days starts your weekend with “Your Hand Holding Mine,” a Lynchian lounge ode to longing and lost love, fringed with a radioactive guitar… 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: Archivist – “Everything is Wanted” (Official Video)

  “Everything is Wanted” by London’s Archivist is an upbeat low-key indie-funk synth-strut experiment.     Track of the day.   Archivist – “Everything is Wanted”             Archivist‘s… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: PREP – “Futures” (B3SCI Records)

  “Like I’m swimming in seltzer, diving into the blue…”     London four-piece PREP is made up of “a hip-hop producer, a classical composer, a house DJ, and a singer-songwriter with credits including… Continue reading

TV by Dan Digs: Watch a New Episode of the Latest Series of Crate Diggers Vinyl Show Featuring Peter Rosenberg

  Check out this new episode of the latest series of Crate Diggers that I executive produced for Fuse TV‘s new channel, FM. The show focuses on vinyl aficionados and their love of wax.       This episode spotlights the… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 103: New Bonzai, Brookzill!, Letherette, Jazzy Jeff, Robin Hannibal – Special Guests: MAST & Ry X

  Show number 103!   As always, the latest and greatest in leftfield beats and electronic soul, plus interviews with my favorite artists for your listening pleasure every Sunday night on Dash 1… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Tay Sean – “Kathedral Spectre” (HomeSkillet Records)

  “Kathedral Spectre” is Shabazz-like, Pluto palatial, cosmic hip-hop (with added, addled, high-neck, space odyssey guitar solo fretworkery) straight from the mind of Helladoper and Kingdom Crumber Tay Sean from Rainier Beach, Seattle.     Track… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Sporting Life ft Evy Jane – “Court Vision” (Letter Racer/R&S Records) (Official Video)

  On “Court Vision,” NYC’s Sporting Life (who also makes music with Ratking) takes Vancouver singer Evy Jane’s atmospheric R&B vocal melodies and levitates them above sparse and utilitarian drums, reliably punctuated with what sounds like… Continue reading