Neon Mixtape Tracklisting: Sat 1 May 7am-10am LIVE on George FM

Brand new glitch/UK garage/dubstep/purple/stuff that sounds like Martyn (what DO you call it?) music played today from FaltyDL, Joy Orbison, Dubbel Dutch and BD1982. Plus plenty of iPod-on-perfect-shuffle handbrake turns along the way… Continue reading

George Costanza: Waaay Ahead Of The Curve

I knew it all along. Expect to see glasses as thick as fishbowls and Russell Athletic tracksuit bottoms with white socks and sturdy tennis shoes EVERYWHERE at the next Paris Fashion Week. Again,… Continue reading

Neon Mixtape Tracklisting: Sat 24 April 7am-10am LIVE on George FM

Another blazin’ show, thanks to all for tuning in! Rinsed out some Nihongo hip hop, some Bug Powder Dust, some James Brown, and some Sesame Street rave! Jamie Lidell – “You Got Me… Continue reading

8-Bit Battle Of New York!

Literally incredible. Filmmaker Patrick Jean documents 8-bit icons from the 80s attacking the Big (pixelated) Apple. It’s all about Donkey Kong throwing barrels off the top of the Empire State building. If this… Continue reading

Reflections On Going To The Talib Kweli Concert (On My Own)

I’d never been to a gig by myself before, but having just become a bonafide music journalist for a magazine (with free entry to the concert and everything!) I figured this was what… Continue reading

Bran’ Nu Intro Sting For The Neon Mixtape Radio Show On George FM

Neon Mixtape Intro Sting by dandigs Ya dig? There’s around twelve different samples used (not counting vinyl scratches and recorded vocal snippets) and I’m offering a prize of “one million dollars”* to the… Continue reading

Monkey On A Skateboard

It was only a matter of time.

Kyoto State Of Mind

There’s been more than a few ‘tribute’ remixes of Empire State Of Mind floating around the blogosphere (officially the first and last time I’m using that word) but this is the best I’ve… Continue reading

The World’s Scariest Easter Bunnies

It’s midnight as I type this and I’m literally terrified. How can Easter Bunnies be scarier than all Santas and clowns combined? If I saw one of these as a kid I’d probably… Continue reading

Philippines Got Talent

Susan Boyle ain’t got nothing on Reggie Ramirez. Who duets. With himself! Skills! Check the Filipino equivalent of Simon Cowell. And Ant and Dec. He deserves to win everything.

Lyrics To Songs Which When Memorised Earned You An Incredible Amount Of Social Currency When You Were 8

Good: ‘Ice Ice Baby’ Better: ‘We Didn’t Start The Fire’ Expert-level: Public Enemy – ‘Bring The Noise’ (although no one expects you to know the words past the first verse) No one cares:… Continue reading

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

Edgar Wright (director of Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) returns with this slice of rom-com insanity with Michael Cera once again playing the awkward, introverted teen trying to get the girl. (500)… Continue reading

The Neon Mixtape With Dan Digs – George FM – Sat 7am-10am NZT

What’s good? So I’ve now got a radio show on George FM – New Zealand’s premier nationwide electronic/dance radio station – doing the breakfast slot every Saturday 7am-10am NZT! Tune in and wrap… Continue reading

Upon The Floor

Specsavers Hammersmith was never quite like this.

Gorillaz – ‘Stylo’ (Alex Metric Remix)

Sure, the intro isn’t that inspired, just a kick-drum over the acappella, but it’s all about the breakdown. You feel it coming with the drum fill and then whoomph! In come the horns… Continue reading

Sesame Streetlife

I always thought M.O.P. wrote this song until I saw the original version below.

Burger Porn

Top shelf material. From the great city of Seattle, America. Check the Safeco Field shot in photo 2 which serves as undeniable proof of the veracity of the previous sentence. It’s all about… Continue reading

If Ya Got A 1000 Yen Bill Put Your Hands Up

You can keep your rims, 40s, and diamond-encrusted microwaves. Real hip hop is when you rap about how brilliant snowflakes are.

Gentlemen Broncos

Where were the Oscar nominations for THIS? Lord of the Rings meets Napoleon Dynamite. With Jermaine from Flight of the Conchords. Although after watching the trailer (which pretty much tells you the entire… Continue reading

Rollerskating Monkey In Japan!

No, THIS is the best thing I have ever seen. It’s all about the jump.

Debruit – ‘I’m Goin’ Wit You’

Still massive. Spaceman Om’Mas Keith from Sa-Ra, soulster Jamie Woon (think a less processed, male Imogen Heap who’s clearly listened to more than a few Stevie Wonder records) and a synth line that… Continue reading

Android Butler

Say you had a friend called Andy Butler. All this time you thought his first name was Andrew but then one day you find out that his first name is not Andrew but… Continue reading

An Eskimoment Of Gratitude

Apparently the search term that drives the most traffic to this here web log is ‘eskimo phrases’. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the Eskimo diaspora for their continued friendship and… Continue reading

Safer Pie-Eating Communities Together

Reflections On New Zealand

It’s pretty awesome.

Yo Brotha Where Art Thou?


Friday Friday Double Dose!

Double dose of kiwi brilliance for your Friday afternoon! First up, a kiwi with no arms. Kinda weird. And then an Iraqi song about kiwi fruit! With the musical intro from the Muppet Show! I… Continue reading

Wednesday Afternoon Countup: #8

Number 8! The Beatles – ‘Eight Days a Week’ as covered by the Finnish band Hurriganes in 1977. The band’s logo is definitely my next tattoo. ROCK!


I went here last night after hearing numerous rave reviews about the cuisine being the best Pakistani food this side of Lahore. As you can see from the video, it’s situated smack-bang in… Continue reading

Like Spinning Plates

If anyone out there has a similar video with monkeys spinning on segways then I’m very, very interested.

Friday Friday Double Dose!

Double dose of Daft Punk for your Friday afternoon! I love these videos. They’re just so freaking DAFT! Daft Punk – ‘Da Funk’ Daft Punk – ‘Revolution 909’ (which kind of reminds me… Continue reading

Monkey Karate

Wednesday Afternoon Countup: #7

Half-handed Cloud – ‘Once, Twice, Seven Times a Werewolf’. One of the greatest song titles of all time, no question. The singer John Ringhofer is the trombonist for Sufjan Stevens’ Illinoisemakers. When not on… Continue reading

Dark Days

Saw this film recently and found it very, very good. People living in New York’s underground train tunnels build makeshift homes out of salvaged material found on the street. Some of the more enterprising… Continue reading

Bork, Bork, Bork

The Muppet Show intro. In German. You’ll be interested to learn that the Swedish Chef in the German version of the Muppets is actually Danish. True fact! Presumably because in Germany a Swedish… Continue reading

Friday Friday Double Dose!

Double dose of eagle portraiture for your Friday afternoon! I really need some sleep.

World After Midnight

This video promises nine minutes which will change our perception of the world around us. Not bad considering it usually takes me fourteen minutes and a bag of gummy cola bottles and white chocolate mice. In… Continue reading

Wednesday Afternoon Countup: #6

Six! Or as they say in France: Six! This week it’s DJ Shadow – ‘Six Days’ (Remix ft Mos Def) Love the bass drop at 1:36 which sounds like a cow pretending to be… Continue reading

Don’t Think! Feel!


Baby Gives The Evil Eye

And he’s holding an ice cream! I don’t think he could be any happier.

Friday Friday Double Dose!

Double dose of Japanese pranks for your Friday afternoon! First up, a guy gets lured into a meeting where everyone around him gets murdered. The hilarity.   Then various people fall unknowingly into… Continue reading

Holocaust Lipstick

Everybody and their cat has heard of Banksy by now. I still like this story though. From his book ‘Wall and Piece’: The following is a diary extract from Lieutenant Colonel Mervin Willett… Continue reading

Wednesday Afternoon Countup: #5

Till about 10 minutes ago this was always going to be ‘I Got 5 On It’ by the Luniz. In the bag. But then this little gem of a mash-up came along courtesy… Continue reading

Robots In Disguise

Wait, there was a guy just standing there, right there, I swear, and now all that’s left is this car!

Useful Eskimo Phrases

This website offers helpful phrases in the Inuit language, thereby solving all of your immediate problems. Apparently ‘I want to go by dogteam’ is ‘Qimuksikkuurumavunga’. To which a common reply must be ‘Bless… Continue reading

Friday Friday Double Dose!

Double dose of Keep On Running for your Friday afternoon! The Spencer Davis Group – ‘Keep On Running’ The singer Steve Winwood could be mistaken for sounding like Ray Charles despite only being 16 and from… Continue reading

Rising Stars Of 2009

Some of my favourite music at the moment. Turn the lights down low and turn it urppp. Joy Orbison (doesn’t he know that there’s also a musician called ROY Orbison? What are the chances!) –… Continue reading

Come Thou Font

I don’t mind telling you that I spent far longer than I originally intended on attempting to change the apostrophe into the correct font at the end of the song title What U Waiting 4… Continue reading

Wednesday Afternoon Countup: #4

Going BACK. Jungle Brothers – ‘What U Waiting 4’

The Gaslamp Killer

Just goes to show that all you need to be one of the world’s leading underground DJs that mixes up rare groove, soul and sick, sick West Coast glitch, all in the same… Continue reading