Tag Archive: Acoustic

Diggin’ This: Salami Rose Joe Louis – “Nostalgic Montage” (Brainfeeder Records)

  Nostalgia ain’t what it used to be.       Fresh from announcing tour support for DanDigs.com faves Toro Y Moi and the Cinematic Orchestra, today Bay Area artist Salami Rose Joe… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Frances – “Grow” (Oceaan Remix)

  “Grow” by 22-year-old London songstress Frances gets a minimalist, percussive rework from 22-year-old Manchester-via-Brussels producer Oliver Cean aka Oceaan.     Track of the day.   Frances – “Grow” (Oceaan Remix)  … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Tony Volker – “Kingdom of the Beasts”

  South London’s Tony Volker pens spacious and emotive electronic folk.     “Kingdom of the Beasts” sounds a lot like if Jose Gonzalez teamed up with Nigel Godrich.   A perfect sunset… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Ady Suleiman – “So Lost” (Official Video)

  I first heard about Nottingham, England’s Ady Suleiman when I came across “Longing for Your Love,” which I loved instantly and proceeded to hammer at every day party that I could because… Continue reading

Kelis – “Bless the Telephone” (Trinidad-Senolia Deep Remix)

  Shouts going out to all producers and remixers using phone noises in their music.       If you need a refresher on the best telephone tones used in modern music, there’s this.… Continue reading

WE ARE THE WEST INTERVIEW & LIVE PERFORMANCE AT THEIR UNDERGROUND PARKING LOT SHOW IN SANTA MONICA – TV SEGMENT PRODUCED FOR NUVOTV’S MUSIC SHOW THE COLLECTIVE (VIDEO)

  CLICK HERE TO WATCH THIS SEGMENT ON VEVO.COM NOW.     I recently produced a story on the incredible We Are The West for NUVOtv‘s flagship music program, The Collective.   I’m honored to be able to tell… Continue reading

Benjamin Yellowitz – “Treatise”

  Strongly diggin’ these strong shades of two of my very favorite artists Fink and Bonobo that surface on this brand new soulful acoustic jam from Birmingham, UK’s Benjamin Yellowitz.      … Continue reading

THE BELLE BRIGADE INTERVIEW & LIVE PERFORMANCE AT AMOEBA MUSIC IN HOLLYWOOD – TV SEGMENT PRODUCED FOR NUVOTV’S MUSIC SHOW THE COLLECTIVE (VIDEO)

  CLICK HERE TO WATCH THIS SEGMENT ON VEVO.COM NOW.     Have a listen and a watch of this piece on Los Angeles brother-and-sister indie-folk duo The Belle Brigade that I recently produced for NUVOtv‘s… Continue reading

Bibio – “Dye The Water Green” (Live) (Official Video)

Warp Records, you are good to us. This live version of “Dye the Water Green” by West Midlands, UK musician Bibio is some much needed Friday afternoon chill.       From Bibio… Continue reading

Listen to Dan Digs’ Top 100 Songs of 2013 – Part 1: 100-51 (Podcast)

  Welcome to part one of two of my top 100 songs of 2013!         For my latest installment of this here radio show DJ mix podcast, I wanted to… Continue reading

Mélissa Laveaux – “Pie Bwa”

With spritely yet melancholy fingerpicked guitar inches from your ears, Haitian-Canadian singer Mélissa Laveaux reworks and riffs on Billie Holiday’s “Strange Fruit,” singing entirely in Creole and from the viewpoint of the blood-stained… Continue reading

Vancouver Sleep Clinic – “Vapour”

Bon Iver meets his choral doppelgänger in 17-year-old Tim Bettinson, also known as Brisbane, Australia’s Vancouver Sleep Clinic.   Vancouver Sleep Clinic – “Vapour”       Increase the peace.     Listen to more… Continue reading

Slakah the Beatchild – “I Surrender” (Official Video)

That chunky bass guitar, that soaring soulful vocal, that acoustic guitar strim-strum, that pleasing woodblockish beat from Toronto’s Slakah the Beatchild. “I Surrender” sounds like it could be an unplugged Raphael Saadiq jam.   Slakah the… Continue reading

Flex Cop – “This Is Not Meth” (Breaking Bad Finale Tribute) (Free Download)

If you’re as amped as I am (and the rest of the wider universe) for Sunday’s Breaking Bad finale, you’ll no doubt dig Australian producer Flex Cop‘s flip of San Francisco singer Darondo’s… Continue reading

Luke Sital-Singh – “Bottled Up Tight” (Official Video)

A departure from my usual penchant for boom-bap beats and growling bass but a crackingly well-written tune nonetheless.   Luke Sital-Singh – “Bottled Up Tight”   Luke Sital-Singh’s Old Flint EP is out… Continue reading

Folk Acoustic Cover Versions of Mos Def’s “Umi Says” & the Pharcyde’s “Runnin” by B.J. Smith

This is special. Two sublime and subaqueous folk acoustic cover versions of two hip-hop classics.   Mos Def’s “Umi Says” & the Pharcyde’s “Runnin” by B.J. Smith (Folk Acoustic Cover Versions)   Download… Continue reading

Benjamin Francis Leftwich – “Midnight City” (M83 Cover) (Acoustic Version)

His name may make you think of a mustachioed, top-hatted Victorian industrialist aristocrat rather than a 23-year-old singer-songwriter-guitar strummer from York, England.   Benjamin Francis Leftwich – “Midnight City” (M83 Cover) (Acoustic Version)… Continue reading

Monica da Silva – “Walk on the Wild Side” (Lou Reed Cover) (Official Video) (Free Download)

Brazilian-American singer Mônica da Silva and her partner Chad Alger expertly cover Lou Reed’s “Walk on the Wild Side.”   Impossible to tell whether this was filmed in 1965 using an 8mm camera… Continue reading

Hackney Colliery Band – “Prodigy Medley” (Death Jazz Covers of Prodigy Songs on Wah Wah 45s Label) (Stream)

Even caps lock can’t do justice as to how much I LOVE THIS. Death jazz (love that genre name) from East London’s Hackney Colliery Band covering the almighty Prodigy.   Trumpets, trombones, saxes,… Continue reading

Oddisee ft Olivier Daysoul – “You Know Who You Are” (Acoustic Version) (Video)

Best “More than Words” remix ever.   Grab Oddisee’s new album People Hear What They See here.  

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

Dig Deep Tracklisting: Friday Night/Saturday Morning September 17 2011 1am-3am PST on KBCS Bellevue-Seattle 91.3FM & www.kbcs.fm

We got a lil bit laidback tonight as we spun our Autumn Mix: a fine, red-leaved, chill-in-the-air, pathos-driven, seasonal selection of brand new tunes and classics from the vaults. Then we got all… Continue reading