Dan Digs Live: DJing at School Night in Hollywood Tonight

  Looking forward to DJing again tonight at the incredible School Night at Bardot in Hollywood.       Always a great music-loving crowd, always a beautiful space.     Come check out these amazing bands:   Fever… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 088: Bernie Worrell Tribute – New Nite-Funk, Emily King, Harrison, Jarreau Vandal x Mr Carmack, Trevino aka Marcus Intalex – Dan in the DJ Mix

  Show number 88!   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: Techtonic – “The Feeling” (Free Download)

  If it’s feelings we’re talking about, this new one from the Seattle duo of brothers Evan and Tyler Gilsdorf aka Techtonic is four minutes of wide-eyed optimism and bass-driven euphoria, complete with rippling low-end… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Verdensrommet – “Aldri Igjen” ft Onge $ushimane

  Time for some Norwegian future R&B.       Lazy horns, rock guitar breakdowns, and a mellow hip-hop breakbeat make up “Aldri Igjen” (translated as “Never Again”), a new cut from Verdensrommet (Norwegian for “space”).… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Bamily – “Hello Stranger”

      Slinky, indie, post-disco greatness from Bamily.       Need to hear this on a yacht at sunset ASAP.   Track of the day.   Bamily – “Hello Stranger”    … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Beaty Heart – “Raw Gold”

  Arriving just in time for summer and co-produced by Jungle, “Raw Gold” by Beaty Heart is a sun-bleached, poolside percussive indie jam reminiscent of Friendly Fires and Alt-J.       Track… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Clark – “Mirage Trooper” (Free Download)

  Transitioning between uptempo jungle riddims and militant low-end hip-hop drums, UK producer and Warp Records signee Clark‘s new single, “Mirage Trooper,” is a speaker-rattling cloud of bass.       Track of… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Foals – “Night Swimmers” (Mura Masa Edit)

  A bleepy and angular rework from the Channel Islands, UK producer Alex Crossan, better known as Mura Masa, of “Night Swimmers” by the English band Foals.     Track of the day.… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 086: New Quantic, Tirzah, Mura Masa, Dam-Funk, Oscar Key Sung – Special Guest: Pioneer 11

  Show number 86!   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: Khai – “Alive” (Free Download)

  Beauty is myriad in simplicity.       “Alive”  by Jefferson City, Missouri singer-songwriter-producer Khai is an electronic soul cut that is restrained, delicate, and altogether uplifting.   Track of the day.   Khai… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Oddisee – “Brea” (Official Video)

  A tribute to the unseen soul.       “Brea” is a laidback and breezy jazz beat instrumental that swells with a surge of monumental horns and cymbal crashes on the chorus.   Track of… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Caro – “Cold Comfort”

  “Cold Comfort” from Leeds, UK band Caro is a fuzzy, psychedelic jam reminiscent of fellow Brit musical boundary-pushers Everything Everything and Alt-J.       Track of the day.   Caro – “Cold… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: COMBAT! – “Heavy Accent”

  Mightily diggin’ this brand new one from recent Friends of Friends signing and LA native Mark Nieto aka COMBAT!       “Heavy Accent” is a wonderful mess of dusty drums, Thundercat-ish… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 085: New Gilles Peterson Presents Sonzeira, The Avalanches, Beck, Pearson Sound, Sepalcure – Dan in the DJ Mix

  Show number 85!   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: Tor – “Days Gone”

  Way into this moody beat shuffle from Vancouver producer Tor.       Track of the day.   Tor – “Days Gone”           Tor’s new album, Blue Book,… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Wallace – “Is It You?” (Produced by Kraak & Smaak)

  One of my favorite Antipodean soul singers returns with “Is It You?”, a weighted, late-night jazz jam with a beat rooted in hip-hop and a rarefied vocal.       Produced by… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Monophobe ft Young Corvus – “Two Times” (Free Download)

  Big love for this interplanetary heater courtesy of Vienna producer Monophobe.       Track of the day.   Monophobe ft Young Corvus – “Two Times”            Download… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 084: New Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Kaytranada, Robert Glasper & Erykah Badu, Whitney, Scrimshire – Special Guest: The Seshen

  Show number 84!   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: Applebottom – “The Ride”

  That sunset piano jazz house perfection from London’s Joe Arthur aka Applebottom.       Track of the day.   Applebottom – “The Ride”         Applebottom’s The Ride EP will… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Tom Misch – “Watch Me Dance”

  Groove with you.       Love everything about this new one from one of the #DanDigsShow’s very favorite producers, Tom Misch.   Diggin’ those sincere strings, that sunset yacht guitar, and… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Ta-ku & Wafia – “Meet in the Middle”

  New Ta-ku!       The Perth, Australia producer returns with his American Girl cover collaborator Wafia.   “Meet in the Middle” is a hazy and soulful R&B jam complete with lush piano… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 083: New Sampha, BadBadNotGood, Paper Tiger, Floating Points, Audion – Special Guest: Sweatson Klank

  Show number 83!   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: Audion – “Destroyer”

  Matthew Dear’s Audion alias makes a welcome return.       Mightily digging this hypnotic, serrated whirl of centrifugal techno with a riff reminiscent of Underworld’s “Cowgirl.”   Track of the day.   Audion… Continue reading

Dan Digs Live: DJ Set at Ace Hotel Palm Springs this Sunday May 22

  Summer is here early!         Come through and vibe with me poolside at the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs this Saturday, January 2.       I’ll be spinning the best in poolside beats,… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Mai Kino – “The Waves”

  “If you know where you are, it could feel like home…”       On “The Waves,” London-via-Portugal singer Mai Kino emotes a vocal as raw, honest, and gently fraught as the textured instrumentation… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 082: New Jonwayne, Fatima, Chance the Rapper, Marcus Marr, Recloose – Dan in the DJ Mix

  Show number 82!   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

Dan Digs Live: DJ Set with Frank Foreal at Ace Hotel Downtown LA on Friday May 20

  Come through and vibe on the rooftop this Friday, May 20!       Frank Foreal and I will be spinning the best in leftfield beats, future R&B, and soulful house upstairs at Ace Hotel in downtown… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Paper Tiger – “Weight in Space” ft Shafiq Husayn

  Leeds, UK cosmic funk-hop team Paper Tiger return to beam their latest weightless track, “Weight in Space,” featuring Sa-Ra’s Shafiq Husayn, into your headphones.         Track of the day.… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Flowers De Moon – “Symbiotic” (Free Download)

  On “Symbiotic,” Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s Flowers De Moon blend 3am vocals with moonscape synths while weaving live percussion with drum machine mechanics.       Track of the day.   Flowers De Moon –… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Nick Leng – “Drivers”

  Float along to 22-year-old LA-via-South Africa-via-Nor-Cal singer-songwriter-producer multihyphenate-in-profession-and-location Nick Leng‘s very excellent latest song, “Drivers.”       “Drivers” is a wistful affair, its gentle breezy kick drum bounce underpinning sun-bleached guitar, sandy percussion… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 081: New James Blake, Radiohead, Skepta, Kaytranada, Jordan Rakei – Special Guest: Homeboy Sandman

  Show number 81!   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: Jordan Rakei – “Talk to Me”

  You couldn’t start the week in any better way.       Jordan Rakei’s latest song, “Talk to Me,” is an amiable drum-led shuffle complete with string swoops, bass swells, muted guitar,… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Obey City – “With Grace We Go” (Seiho Remix)

  This skittering, undulating, aquatic beat.       Seiho’s rework of “With Grace We Go” features on the new Obey City remix EP, Merlot Sounds: Alternative Versions, out May 11 via LuckyMe.… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 080: New Formation, Klangstof, Seven Davis Jr, Tantsui, David August – Special Guest: Haelos

  Show number 80!   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: Crepes – “Hidden Star”

  Melbourne! You’ve delivered the goods again!       Mightily diggin’ this drifting, cosmic, psychedelic-dream-pop nugget courtesy of Aussie five-piece Crepes.   Track of the day.   Crepes – “Hidden Star”    … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Lil Silva ft Cosima – “Caught Up”

  Caught up in these rippling bass reverberations, those snare snaps, and that vocal line courtesy of Cosima.       Track of the day.   Lil Silva ft Cosima – “Caught Up”    … Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 079: New Donnie Trumpet, Mocky, Warsan Shire, Braves, Lil Silva – Prince Tribute – Special Guest: Astronautica

  Show number 79!   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: Weval – “The Battle”

  Amsterdam electronic music duo Harm Coolen and Merijn Schotte are Weval.       Their latest track, “The Battle,” is a heated house canter overlaid with cloudy synths and hypnotic vocal echoes.   Track of… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Submotion Orchestra – “In Gold” (Bastien Keb Remix)

  Lazy handclaps, heatwave horns, sunburned bass pops; Bastien Keb‘s remix of “In Gold” was made for summer.       Track of the day.   Submotion Orchestra – “In Gold” (Bastien Keb Remix)  … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Paul Simon – “Wristband”

  Further proof, as if any was needed, that Paul Simon is one of the world’s greatest living songwriters.       Love this rhythmic beat groove courtesy of producer Clap! Clap! and, as… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 078: New Hiatus Kaiyote, BadBadNotGood, The Invisible, Paul White, Mount Kimbie – Special Guest: Daniel T

  Show number 78!   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: Snakehips ft Malika – “Falling”

  That Saturday feel-good soul.       Diggin’ them simmering horns, that classic drum break, and that big room vocal courtesy of Malika.   Track of the day.   Snakehips ft Malika… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: James Blake – “Timeless”

  The lyric “…with graceful shadow” may just be the most apt way to describe the glorious entirety of James Blake’s music.       Timeless in every sense of the word.  … Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 077: New Phife Dawg & J Dilla, Nite Jewel, Romare, 14KT, DJ Shadow – Special Guest: New Los Angeles

  Show number 77!   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: Von Sell – “I Insist”

  Love these electronic whines and whirrs, digital geese gargles, clipped blips, delayed piano chords, and that very impressive vocal from Brooklyn-via-Berlin’s Von Sell on his latest track, “I Insist.”      … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Gold Panda – “In My Car” (Official Video)

  Gold Panda hangs out with his grandma, visits a museum, and has a Maccy D’s in this new video for “In My Car.”       Mightily diggin’ those lush, warm, choral… Continue reading

Dan Digs Live: DJ Set with Frank Foreal and Special Guest Ozgood at Ace Hotel Downtown LA on Saturday April 9

  Come through and vibe on the rooftop this Saturday, April 9!       Frank Foreal and I will be joined by one of our favorite DJs and Afrolicious co-host, San Francisco’s Ozgood, spinning the… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 076: New Roots Manuva, Twenty88, Michael Kiwanuka, Leon Vynehall, Kode9 – Dan in the DJ Mix

  Show number 76!   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: Frank Liin – “Before I Go To Sleep”

  Antipodean soul at its finest.       After a few nanoseconds of detective work I’m pretty sure Frank Liin is an alter-ego of the mighty Jordan Rakei (whose song “The Light” was… Continue reading