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

Diggin’ This: Moses Sumney – “Everlasting Sigh”

  I’ve been a fan of Moses Sumney’s leftfield-soul-handclaps-as-percussion-casual-yet-monumental-songwriting since first hearing him perform live at Abbot Kinney Festival in Venice back in 2013.       (Peep my Vine of the matter… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Trace – “Honey”

  Give me something I can keep.       Brooding, moody, and perfectly paced, this latest single from LA singer Trace showcases a melancholy yet dulcet vocal that pours slow, like honey itself.… Continue reading

Music by Dan Digs: “SFCA”

  Got so inspired after spending last week in San Francisco that I had to write this City-centric 3am-warehousin’ house cut.       Dan Digs – “S F C A”    … Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 075: New Madlib, SBTRKT, Flying Lotus, Oddisee, Kingdom – Phife Dawg Tribute Triplet – Special Guest: Szjerdene

  Show number 75!   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: A. K. Paul – “Landcruisin'”

  Led Zep guitar riffs, space odyssey horns, handclaps drier than the desert, pots-and-pans percussion, motorcycle noises… this new one from A.K. Paul is adventurous in every which way.       Track… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Mark Pritchard ft Thom Yorke – “Beautiful People”

  Diggin’ this tape-delay beat.     Big fan of all things in the Pritchard catalogue: Jedi Knights, Global Communication, Harmonic 313, Africa Hitech, and this latest direction complete with Thom Yorke‘s vocal… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 074: New Terrace Martin, MIA, Black Milk, Mura Masa, Ponty Mython – Special Guest: Seb Wildblood

  Show number 74!   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 at DashRadio.com.… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Kaytranada ft Karriem Riggins & River Tiber – “Bus Ride”

  This beat is so gloriously laggy.     Huge love for this mellow casual orchestral jazz maneuver from Montreal’s Kaytranada with Karriem Riggins and River Tiber.   Track of the day.   Kaytranada ft… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Ink Project ft FiFi Rong – “You Don’t Care”

  Jez Lloyd, Corey Wallace, and Melanie Dymond are the electronic soul collective Ink Project.     Featuring the vocals of FiFi Rong, “You Don’t Care” is a delightfully delicate yet bass-heavy paced groove.   Track… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Carlos Niño & Friends ft Madlib & Strings by Miguel Atwood-Ferguson – “It’s All Happening!”

  It’s all happening at once.     Love this new cosmic composition from Los Angeles-based producer, composer, ensemble orchestrator, Dublab host, and mentor Carlos Niño, here teaming up with sonic scientists Madlib and Miguel… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 073: New Elzhi & Karriem Riggins, Homeboy Sandman, Tokimonsta, Jameszoo, Cassius – Special Guest: Jack Garratt

  Show number 73!   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 at DashRadio.com.… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: TRUCE – “Head Hung”

  Mysterious UK musical duo TRUCE are back with their second single, “Head Hung,” a boisterously bassy and succulently synthy affair.       Track of the day.   TRUCE – “Head Hung”… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Nadia Nair – “Dear Brother”

  Half-Swedish, half Malaysian-Indian singer Nadia Nair returns with a genre-defying new single, “Dear Brother.”       Love that tabla that comes in at 2:02.   Track of the day.   Nadia Nair –… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 072: New Beth Orton, Bonobo, Atjazz, JMSN, The Heliocentrics – Dan in the DJ Mix

  Show number 72!   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 at DashRadio.com.… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Sam Irl – “Raw Land”

  A jazzy house groover from Vienna-based producer Sam Irl to properly start your weekend.       Track of the day.   Sam Irl – “Raw Land”         Sam… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: 30/70 Collective – “The Strut”

  Melbourne (what is it with the inordinate amount of musical greatness that emanates from this city?!) nine-piece 30/70 Collective come correct with the feel-good, soulful bounce of “The Strut.”       Track of… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Jodie Abacus – “Space Buffalo” (Produced by Royce Wood Junior) (Free Download)

  Mightily diggin’ this cosmic, Stevie-ish, leftfield funk odyssey from Jodie Abacus and produced by #DanDigsShow favorite and Jamie Woon’s former flatmate, Royce Wood Jr.       Track of the day.   Jodie Abacus… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Koi Child – “1-5-9” (Produced by Kevin Parker from Tame Impala) (Official Video)

  Western Australia’s finest hip-hop-jazz outfit, Koi Child, return with a brand new video for “1-5-9.”       Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker produced the song (and their forthcoming album), giving “1-5-9” a… Continue reading

Music by Dan Digs: “Bushwick Rooftops”

  Wrote this on the plane back to LA after spending last week in Brooklyn.         Dan Digs – “Bushwick Rooftops”           Listen to more of… Continue reading

Dan Digs Live: DJ Set with Frank Foreal at Ace Hotel Downtown LA on Thursday March 3

  Come through and vibe on the rooftop on Thursday, March 3!       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

The Dan Digs Show 071: New Nao, Cro-Magnon, Yuna & DJ Premier, Kaytranada, Tokimonsta – Special Guest: Roy Davis Jr

  Show number 71!   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 at DashRadio.com.… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Eric Lau – “Glad”

  Perfect Sunday afternoon groover right here courtesy of London-via-Hong Kong beatmaker Eric Lau.       Track of the day.   Eric Lau – “Glad”         Hear more from… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 070: New SG Lewis, Burhou, Stro Elliot, Letherette, BAIO – Artist in the Spotlight: Bullion

  Show number 70!   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 at DashRadio.com.… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Philippe Edison & The Black Luster Quintet – “Chris Dave’s Theme”

  Sometimes music sounds tightest when it’s loosest.       Shout out to Chris Dave.   Track of the day.   Philippe Edison & The Black Luster Quintet – “Chris Dave’s Theme”    … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Flamingosis – “Frugal Livin'” ft Ian Ewing (Free Album Download)

  Strut to this!       New Jersey producer Flamingosis aka Aaron Velasquez returns with a fantastic new album, Great Hair.   According to Velasquez, the cover picture to said fantastic new… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 069: James Blake, Kanye West, The Invisible, Barney Artist, Little Dragon – Dan’s “Valentineclectic” DJ Mix

  Show number 69!   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 at DashRadio.com.… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Miles Bonny – “I Bring You Love” (Official Video)

  After meeting at a show in Melbourne (which has clearly proven to be rich and fertile soil for amazing new music), singer, producer, and DJ Miles Bonny teamed up with Osunlade to create the ethereal and… Continue reading