Tag Archive: 2012

Diggin’ This: JMSN – “Addicted” (Official Video)

  Detroit-born, LA-based singer and producer Christian Berishaj bka JMSN (pronounced “Jameson”) has crafted this excellent soulful, strings-laden, future R&B jam, complete with some spacey voice echo snippets, some Timberlakey vocal overdubs and an addictive,… Continue reading

Dan Digs’ Top 50 Songs of 2012

So here it is, the year that was.   Here are my 50 favorite songs of 2012. 50. My Morning Jacket – “Outta My System” (Washed Out Remix) 49. Alt-J – “Tessellate” 48.… Continue reading

Flying Lotus – “Tiny Tortures” (Official Video ft Elijah Wood)

I think this settles once and for all that the true identity of the unknown rapper known only as Captain Murphy is, in fact, quite probably, Hollywood movie star Elijah Wood. Did not… Continue reading

How to Dress Well – “Cold Nites” (Live at Way Out West 2012 in Gothenburg, Sweden)

Soaring, ethereal R&B and experimental beats from Brooklyn’s Tom Krell aka How to Dress Well. Here he performs his song “Cold Nites” in a candlelit church in Gothenburg, Sweden as part of the… Continue reading

Wrongtom Meets Deemas J – “Jump + Move + Rock” (Official Video)

Wrongtom meets Deemas J meets East London meets hazy dubs meets surprisingly engaging 80s homemade reggae vibes.   Love how from 3min 13sec onward Deemas J just decides to go and explore a… Continue reading

Beat Generation – Article on Seattle’s Annual Decibel Festival of Electronic Music Written by Dan Digs for City Arts Magazine

I wrote about Seattle’s annual electronic music extravaganza Decibel Festival for this month’s issue of City Arts magazine. You can read the story here. At its heart, this newness is what Decibel is… Continue reading

Listen/Download this Week’s DIG DEEP Radio Show with Dan Digs: Beats, Bass & Electronic Soul on KBCS 91.3FM Seattle – August 25, 2012 Tracklisting

My favorite songs of the week all in the mix tonight. Leftfield hip-hop, future beats, interstellar bass, and rare electronic soul.       Highlights include a German version of “NY State of… Continue reading

Listen/Download this Week’s DIG DEEP Radio Show with Dan Digs: Beats, Bass & Electronic Soul on KBCS 91.3FM Seattle – August 18, 2012 Tracklisting – The Sound-Off! with Special Guest Futurewife

The Dig Deep radio show welcomes Seattle producer Futurewife to the KBCS studio for the Sound-off! 6 rounds, 6 categories, 12 songs, and buckets of beats, basslines, and music talk. Plus we spin… Continue reading

Listen/Download this Week’s DIG DEEP Radio Show with Dan Digs: Beats, Bass & Electronic Soul on KBCS 91.3FM Seattle – August 4, 2012 Tracklisting – Special Live Future Beat Mix in the Studio from Kasata Sound (Video)

Two hours of the freshest, newest, and most vivacious beats, beats, hip-hop, and future soul, plus the odd hand-brake swerve as we careen through genres and musical boundaries on that late late late… Continue reading

Walter Ego ft Trim – “Set Off” (Official Video)

Joining the dots. To get familiar with East London MC and former Roll Deep member Trim, listen to his track “Confidence Boost” as excellently reworked by James Blake under his Harmonimix alias. Here… Continue reading

Listen/Download this Week’s DIG DEEP Radio Show with Dan Digs: Beats, Bass & Electronic Soul on KBCS 91.3FM Seattle – August 4, 2012 Tracklisting

The Dig Deep radio show is back after a two week hiatus! Two hours of beats, bass, future hip-hop, and electronic soul in the mix tonight.   Unfortunately this episode is no longer… Continue reading

TNGHT – “Bugg’n” (Official Video)

I never thought I would say the sound of a metal spatula banging on rusty basement pipes would be the future of music, but here we are.   I also never thought Elmo… Continue reading

The Orb ft Lee Scratch Perry – “Golden Clouds” (Official Video)

Little Fluffy Clouds turn golden with some help from the Upsetter. I once saw Lee Scratch Perry play a tiny venue in a tiny town in the middle of France. He walked on… Continue reading

Kilo Kish – “Watergun” (Produced by the Internet)

Sounds like summer.   Kilo Kish – “Watergun” (Produced by the Internet)   It’s all done.      

Listen/Download this Week’s DIG DEEP Radio Show with Dan Digs: Beats, Bass & Electronic Soul on KBCS 91.3FM Seattle – July 21, 2012 Tracklisting – The Sound-Off! with Special Guest Vox Mod

The Dig Deep radio show welcomes experimental electronic beats and bass producer Vox Mod to the KBCS studio tonight for the Sound-off! 6 rounds, 6 musical categories, 12 songs, 2 music aficionados, and… Continue reading

Om Unit ft Tamara Blessa – “Dark Sunrise” (Official Video)

Katy B might have popularized the pop-dubstep template, but this goes one better by sounding far more subtle, underground, and woozy.   Om Unit plays Stop Biting at Lo-Fi in Seattle on August… Continue reading

Listen/Download this Week’s DIG DEEP Radio Show with Dan Digs: Beats, Bass & Electronic Soul on KBCS 91.3FM Seattle – July 7, 2012 Tracklisting – The Sound-Off! with Special Guest Seattle Times Music Writer Andrew Matson

The Sound-off! tonight welcomes Seattle Times music writer Andrew Matson to the KBCS studio. 6 rounds, 6 musical categories, 12 songs, 2 music aficionados, and a hot air balloon basket-load of upfront beats,… Continue reading

Cornershop ft Katie – “Solid Gold” (Official Video)

I wasn’t sure at first but the filtered disco bleeps at 0:26 won me over. From Cornershop’s latest album Urban Turban. As solid gold as solid gold.   As roller rink as the… Continue reading

Listen/Download this Week’s DIG DEEP Radio Show with Dan Digs: Beats, Bass & Electronic Soul on KBCS 91.3FM Seattle – June 30, 2012 Tracklisting

Stupendously superb soulful sounds from the street for the summer on the show ce soir! Big ups to all the regular listeners and anyone listening for the first time. Welcome aboard!    … Continue reading

Listen/Download this Week’s DIG DEEP Radio Show with Dan Digs: Beats, Bass & Electronic Soul on KBCS 91.3FM Seattle – June 23, 2012 Tracklisting

Too many great tunes in the mix tonight. New, old, electronic, soul, beats, heat, bass, space. Let me know what you’re liking and what you dig by emailing dan@dandigs.com and get yourself shouted… Continue reading

Rudimental ft MNEK & Syron – “Spoons” (Official Video)

From UK producer Rudimental.   Probably what Soul II Soul would sound like had they come up in the xx’s and Disclosure’s London of the early 2010s.    

Listen/Download this Week’s DIG DEEP Radio Show with Dan Digs: Beats, Bass & Electronic Soul on KBCS 91.3FM Seattle – June 16, 2012 Tracklisting – New Feature: the Sound-Off! with Special Guest City Arts Magazine Senior Editor Jonathan Zwickel

Very excited to welcome City Arts magazine’s senior editor Jonathan Zwickel to the studio tonight for the inaugural edition of the Sound-off! feature on the Dig Deep radio show.   6 rounds, 6… Continue reading

The Englishman on the Hill: Author, Traveler and Survivor Jonathan Raban is Loyal to His Experience – Article Written by Dan Digs for Seattle’s City Arts Magazine

It was a delight to meet Seattle-based English author Jonathan Raban.   I wrote about it for this month’s issue of City Arts magazine. You can read the story here.  

Monkeys & Synthesizers (Official Promo Video for Swedish Electronic Music Festival “Voltfestivalen” on June 9, 2012)

Six different species of monkey were given six different species of synthesizer. This is what happened.   (Sloth at 1:48 is way into some ambient minimal zoo-drone type flex.)   YA YU has… Continue reading

Underworld Appointed Music Directors of the Opening Ceremony at the London 2012 Olympic Games, Give Away Album “A Hundred Days Off” in Celebration (Free MP3 Download)

How cool is it that Underworld have just been appointed Music Directors of the London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony?   In celebration of a hundred days to go until the event, top gents… Continue reading

Communion (Michael Kiwanuka, Ben Lovett, Ben Howard, the Staves, Johannes of Bear’s Den) – “Over the Hill” (John Martyn Cover) (Performed at SXSW 2012 in Austin, Texas)

I’ve been evangelizing to anyone who will listen about the brilliance of Michael Kiwanuka for some time now. This video will convince you of that brilliance. It’s quite, quite heartwarming and beautiful.  … Continue reading

REVIEW: The Robert Glasper Experiment featuring Bilal at Neumos Seattle: Eclectic Relaxation (Friday March 23, 2012)

“His mastery of musical astronomy created constellations where there had once only been lone stars. The orbits of the planets Coltrane, Hancock, Dilla, Yorke, Morello, and Cobain were shifted and new asterisms formed.… Continue reading

REVIEW: Skream & Benga at Neumos Seattle: Why Seattle Does Dance (Thursday March 22, 2012)

“The sonic assault emanating from the two CDJs and a mixer upon which Skream and Benga tag-teamed throughout their set was like a sea monster with severe indigestion from eating an alien spaceship.… Continue reading

Mary Anne Hobbs at TEDxManchester 2012 (Video)

Inspiration with no expiration from Xfm (and former BBC Radio 1) DJ and champion of all future sounds of greatness Mary Anne Hobbs.   “Charge at your dreams and never look back.”