Diggin’ This: Miryam Solomon – “Pushing the Tide” (Albert’s Favourites)

  Rhythmic percussion interlaced with rich layered vocals from the London-via-Sweden-via-Eritrea artist.       Says Solomon, “Pushing the tide is a jigsaw of small things that have stayed with me, like the… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Glass Beams – “Rattlesnake” (Research Records)

  Psychedelic Indian-influenced disco from Melbourne, Australia.       Says Glass Beams – “My father was born in India and moved here when he was 17, and after recalling this memory I… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Holy Hive – “Ain’t That The Way” (Big Crown Records)

  After meeting on a farm in Minnesota, drummer Homer Steinweiss (he’s played for Lady Gaga, Adele, and Bruno Mars) and singer Paul Spring recruited Joe Harrison to form Holy Hive, a New… 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

Diggin’ This: Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “Weekend Run”

  I mean, he’s pretty much a Known Mortal Orchestra at this point.       Portland, Oregon-via-New Zealand’s Ruban Nielson aka Unknown Mortal Orchestra returns with “Weekend Run,” an airy ode to… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: SAULT – “Bitter Streets” (Forever Living Originals)

  It’s here.       Shrouded in mystery (although we’re pretty sure, nay, almost certain it’s Cleo Sol and Inflo), the known unknown group SAULT return with Nine, their latest album that’s… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Raffy Bushman – “Abraham”

  Athletic piano that runs, leaps, and dives over and under staccato drums courtesy of the London-based pianist and composer.       Raffy Bushman – “Abraham”         “Abraham” is… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Brittany Howard – “Tomorrow” (BADBADNOTGOOD Remix) (ATO Records)

  BBNG add the ride cymbals and squiggly orchestral grooves to BH.       Brittany Howard – “Tomorrow” (BADBADNOTGOOD Remix)         “Tomorrow” (BADBADNOTGOOD Remix) is taken from Brittany Howard‘s… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Helado Negro – “Gemini and Leo” (Private Energy/4AD)

  Roberto Carlos Lange returns with “Gemini and Leo,” a slow slice of indie-disco buoyed by a rubbery bass guitar line that closes with a chorus of rich solo’d strings.      … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Duo Brothers – “Cookie Stars” (Raw Tapes)

  Tel Aviv’s Duo Brothers (which, conveniently, happen to be a duo) make Khruangbin-ish weightless instrumental psychedelia.       Duo Brothers – “Cookie Stars”         “Cookie Stars” is taken… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Sandunes ft Half Waif – “Shadow” (!K7 Records)

  Mumbai’s Sandunes has teamed up with Half Waif for “Shadow,” a mood-soaked uptempo club cut that pairs a Kate Bush-esque vocal with shining synths and bouncing bass.       Sandunes ft… Continue reading

Podcast: Backstage (At Home) with Dan Digs – Episode 7: Rosie Frater-Taylor

  Come backstage and meet Rosie Frater-Taylor!       London jazz-folk artist Rosie Frater-Taylor recently joined me for a chat backstage (at home).     We talked about her favorite venue to… Continue reading

Listen back to Loops + Dots Episode 31 – New Music from Greentea Peng, Mocky, Brainstory, Hiatus Kaiyote, Wayne Snow, Peggy Gou, Quantic – Special Guest: Rosie Frater-Taylor

  Show number 31!         LOOPS + DOTS is my monthly two-hour radio show on Dublab in Los Angeles.      It’s everything I’m into right now in the worlds of… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Passersby – “Franny”

  “Franny,” by Dublin’s Diarmuid O’Connor aka Passersby, is a muted yet bubbling cut of mellow, modern bedroom folktronica.       Blissful.     Passersby – “Franny”         “Franny”… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Lindsay Jarman – “Rue Collective”

  Unhurried yet imbued with feeling, new song “Rue Collective” is an Americana-jazz blend from Atlanta’s Lindsay Jarman.       Lindsay Jarman – “Rue Collective”         “Rue Collective” is… 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

Diggin’ This: Tiawa – “Sonhos Cor De Rosa” (Tru Thoughts)

  Into the Portuguese folk-soul-meets-90s-hip-hop of “Sonhos Cor De Rosa” from Brighton, UK’s Tiawa.       Tiawa – “Sonhos Cor De Rosa”         “Sonhos Cor De Rosa” is taken… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Sunjacket – “Machine”

  Bryan Kveton, Carl Hauck, Garret Bodette are Sunjacket, an alt-indie electronic trio from Chicago.       “Machine” is my favorite song from their new album. It’s an energetic, uptempo drum ‘n’… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Seinabo Sey ft Hannes – “Rom-Com”

  Love this cool summer breeze of a song from Sweden’s Seinabo Sey featuring additional vocals from Hannes.       It’s all about that third piano chord on the chorus.     … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Archie the Goldfish – “First Light” (Funkiwala Records)

  Channel: Orange.       Archie the Goldfish is a project from London trumpet player Graeme Flowers and the Finland-based guitarist Chris Bestwick.     Featuring Nadia Basurto on vocals, Aidan Thorne… Continue reading

Listen back to the 2021 Dublab Membership Drive Finale – New Music from Mdou Moctar, Tirzah, black midi, Sir Was, Sam Evian, Secret Night Gang, Villagers

  A special one-hour show celebrating the 2021 Dublab Membership Drive finale!         Featuring my favorite new songs from Mdou Moctar, Tirzah, black midi, Sir Was, Sam Evian, Secret Night… 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

Diggin’ This: quickly, quickly – “Everything is Different (To Me)” (Ghostly)

  20-year-old songwriter, musician, and producer Graham Jonson, otherwise known as quickly, quickly, wrote “Everything is Different (To Me)” after recently relocating from Los Angeles to Portland, Oregon.       Blending acoustic… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Janette King – Ooh Yeah” (Hot Tramp Records)

  Love this synth-heavy future R&B from Montreal’s Janette King.       Janette King – “Ooh Yeah”           “Ooh Yeah” is taken from Janette King‘s new album, What… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Corbu ft Jimi Goodwin of Doves – “Lost & Found” (Trash Casual Records)

  Brooklyn dream-pop duo Corbu have teamed up with Jimi Goodwin from Doves to create “Lost & Found,” a dusty breakbeat-led, dubbed-out cut of psychedelic indie-dance.       Corbu ft Jimi Goodwin… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: The Still Brothers ft Kim Foxen – “When Will I See U?” (Lewis Recordings)

  A dreamy serenade from the Brooklyn duo featuring the golden vocals of Kim Foxen.           Childhood friends Andrew LeCoche (Ula Ruth) and Evan Heinze (The Shacks) are The… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Amon Tobin Presents Stone Giants – “West Coast Love Stories” (Nomark Records)

  A mysterious and enigmatic beatless moment of chilled introspection from the Brazilian electronic composer and producer.       Amon Tobin Presents Stone Giants – “West Coast Love Stories”      … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Ginger Root – “Neighbor” (Acrophase Records)

  Here for the “aggressive elevator soul” of Cameron Lew aka Ginger Root.       Taking cues from city pop, 80s synth pop, and lo-fi bedroom pop (which are clearly all of… Continue reading

Recommended Gem: Mark Ronson Talks to Questlove for The Fader’s Uncovered (Podcast)

  A recommended gem of a podcast.         If you like hearing two people who are very good at music talk about very good music, then, friend, do I have the… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Sam Evian – “Easy To Love” (Fat Possum Records) (Official Video)

  Jaunty and joyous.       Fringed with plenty of 60s guitar fuzz and psychedelic horns (that would be Jon Natchez from The War On Drugs on baritone sax), “Easy to Love”… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Dejector – “Take Me There”

  And we kept it UK.       Post-dubstep with huge emotional heft in the vein of Jamie xx and Fred Again.. from London-via-Newcastle musician Scott Nelson aka Dejector.     Dejector… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Snazzback – “Reading” (Worm Discs) (Official Video)

  Long live the Bristol jazz.       “Reading” from the seven-piece new wave dancefloor instrumentalists Snazzback is a warm and inviting polyrhythmic journey.     Snazzback – “Reading” (Official Video)  … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: La Battue – “Tamsin Gray”

  Love this leftfield French pop from this trio from Rennes.       La Battue – “Tamsin Gray”         “Tasmin Gray” is out now.         Download… 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: Nana Adjoa – “Throw Stones” (Ranie Ribeiro Remix)

  A blissful rework from Rotterdam’s Ranie Ribeiro of Amsterdam-based singer-songwriter Nana Adjoa‘s track from her latest album, Big Dreaming Ants.           Love those harp ripples.     Nana… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Cameo Blush – “Lucky” (Scarlet Tiger Records)

  London’s John Dunk aka Cameo Blush has crafted a future rave bleeper that nods to happy hardcore while always, always, always ascending.       Cameo Blush – “Lucky”      … 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: First Beige – “BBL”

  Fully here for the “cyber house jungle jazz doof.”       This free-spirited nu-jazz house groove from Brisbane, Australia six-piece First Beige is marvelous.     First Beige – “BBL”  … 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

Listen back to Loops + Dots Episode 30 – New Music from Royce Wood Jr, Hiatus Kaiyote, Flying Lotus, Tirzah, Matt Martians, Little Simz, Brainstory, Scrimshire, Photay, The Breathing Effect, Brijean, Buscabulla, WheelUP

  Show number 30!         LOOPS + DOTS is my monthly two-hour radio show on Dublab in Los Angeles.      It’s everything I’m into right now in the worlds of… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Little Simz ft Cleo Soul – “Woman” (Age 101 Records)

  Little Simz. Cleo Sol. Inflo.       You already knew it was golden before you even pressed play.     Little Simz ft Cleo Soul – “Woman”        … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Coco O. – “Gwen”

  Coco Owino makes stark and thoughtful songs infused with deep, deep feeling.         (Some of which are sampled by Drake.)       “Gwen” is my favorite song from… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Wayne Snow – “Seventy” (Roche Musique)

  Slo-mo future soul from Berlin-via-Nigeria’s Wayne Snow.       Wayne Snow – “Seventy”           “Seventy” is out now via Roche Musique.           Hear… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Mocky – “Bora!”

  “Bora!” is an intentionally loose and spacious orchestral jam that brims with vivacity and groove and a palpable sense of the joy that comes with making music.     And just look… 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

Diggin’ This: Boy-Ish – “Time Again”

  Time and time and time again.       Victoria, B.C.’s Mark Berg aka Boy-Ish crafts woozy beat-driven bedroom pop.     “Time Again” is a delayed and detached song about love… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Knomad Spock – “Gift” (Hinterland Creative)

  “Gift” is a gift.       My favorite song from the Cardiff-based British-Somali poet, rapper, and new folk singer-songwriter‘s new album is a hushed and poignant soundtrack to the start of… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Jessie Ware – “Please” (PMR Records)

  My goodness, this just automatically became my favorite Jessie Ware song.       “Please” is utterly fantastic and euphoric modern disco-pop.     Definitely going to be needing a 12min edit… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Jonny Kosmo – “Fool”

  The Los Angeles artist known as Jonny Kosmo makes pop strange by making “pop-strange.”       “Fool” is a relaxed funk stroll.     Jonny Kosmo – “Fool”      … Continue reading