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

Diggin’ This: Niv Ast – “Before I Let You Go”

  Tel Aviv musician Niv Ast has penned the introspective and mournful “Before I Let You Go,” built around walls of synth wails and cymbal twinkles.       Track of the day.   Niv Ast – “Before… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 068: Seb Wildblood, Katy B & Kaytranada, De La Soul, Jeru the Damaja, Animal Collective – Dan in the DJ Mix

  Show number 68!   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: Open Mike Eagle & Paul White – “Check to Check” (Free Download)

  Check one-two.     Equally dizzying in their dexterity of their respected crafts, LA rapper Open Mike Eagle and London producer Paul White collide on “Check to Check,” a winsome bleep-laden beat and an anti-ode to technology’s… Continue reading

Music by Dan Digs: “Feeling a Bit Dodgy”

  It may be still winter but this “dodge-disco” edit plants you firmly in the middle of summer.       Dan Digs – “Feeling a Bit Dodgy”         Listen… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 067: Black Peaches, Illum Sphere, Different Sleep, Robert Glasper, Typesun – Special Guest: Saul Williams

  Show number 67!   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: Jonny Drop – “You Got to Be” (Free Album Download)

  One quarter of the Expansions and live drummer for the likes of Andrew Ashong, Connie Constance, and the Gene Dudley Group, Jonny Drop is an skilled beatmaker in his own right.    … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Johan – “Danger_us”

  Boston musician Johan‘s debut song “Danger_us” is a mystical and nocturnal concoction complete with a vocal inflection that could appropriately be mistaken for a lone lupine howl.       Track of the day.… Continue reading

Dan Digs Live: DJ Set with Frank Foreal at Ace Hotel Downtown LA on Thursday February 4

  Come through and vibe on the rooftop on Thursday, February 4.       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 066: Bibio, Jonny Drop, Akase, Tricky, Submotion Orchestra & Andrew Ashong – Special Guest: Sofie (Live DJ Set)

  Show number 66!   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: KnoR – “Don’t Go” (Official Video)

  Zurich musician Georg Bleikolm aka KnoR is an electronic shaper.       His latest song “Don’t Go” is a textured and brooding composition with a surging, club-rooted bass and drum pattern.… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Klangstof – “Hostage”

  First, a few answers to your questions:   1.  It roughly translates as “echo-dust” in Norwegian (“klang” = “echo”) and Dutch (“stof” = “dust”).   2.  Yes, the guitar does sound a bit Radiohead-y,… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: BAR – “Anjali Reverse” (Pharaohs Remix)

  Stabil Elite’s Lucas Croon and Christina Irrgang are Düsseldorf duo BAR.     Los Angeles music collective Pharaohs (which counts Suzanne Kraft and Dublab founder Ale Cohen among its members) have reworked their latest track, “Anjali… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 065: David Bowie, Erykah Badu, Lunice, Mndsgn, Huxley – Special Guest: Naytronix

  Show number 65!   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: MeLo-X – “The Cure” (Official Video)

  East Flatbush, Brooklyn producer MeLo-X has a prodigious musical output; scroll through his never-ending Soundcloud page to see the extent of his work.       On his latest song, “The Cure,” a line… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Letherette – “Rayon”

  A perfectly charming house groover from the Wolverhampton, UK producer duo of Richard Roberts and Andrew Harber, collectively known as Letherette.       Track of the day.   Letherette – “Rayon”      … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Joel St Julien – “All The Songs”

  “All the Songs” sees San Francisco’s Joel St Julien crafting a beautifully scratchy, otherworldly beat ballad that is equal parts Yorke and Lotus.       Track of the day.   Joel St… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 064: RJD2, Chairlift, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Essaie Pas – Special Guest: Moonchild

  Show number 64!   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: Formation – “Love” (Official Video)

  Cannot stop listening to the indelible greatness that is “Love” from London brothers Will and Matt Ritson aka Formation.       Track of the day.   Formation – “Love”        … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Yusef Rumperfield – “Dreams Are Funny”

  Bolingbrook, Illinois’ Yusef Rumperfield is the newest addition to the Tall Black Guy Productions label.       If the name Yusef Rumperfield sounds familiar, it may be because it recently appeared on the 80’s… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Seramic – “People Say”

  That gospel-electro-r’n’soul.       Love those soaring chorals, bass stirrings, and that beat that plods but never drags.   Track of the day.   Seramic – “People Say”      … Continue reading

Dan Digs Live: DJ Set with Frank Foreal at Ace Hotel Downtown LA this Thursday January 7

  Come through and vibe on the rooftop this Thursday, January 7!       Frank Foreal and I will be spinning the best in leftfield beats, future R&B, and soulful house upstairs at Ace Hotel… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 063: Rodney P & DJ Die, DJ Shadow, Radiohead, Mr Carmack, Crewshade – Special Guest: Marc Mac (4hero)

  We kick off 2016 in style with show number 63!   As always, the latest and greatest in leftfield beats and electronic soul, plus interviews with my favorite artists for your listening pleasure… Continue reading

Dan Digs Live: DJ Set at Ace Hotel Palm Springs this Saturday January 2

  Celebrate the start of 2016 on a day when you know it won’t be commercialized!         Come through and vibe with me poolside at the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs this Saturday, January… Continue reading