Tag Archive: Album

Diggin’ This: Dexter Story ft Sudan Archives – “Gold” (Soundway Records)

  Golden hours.       LA’s Dexter Story teams up with Stones Throw maestra Sudan Archives (more of her excellent music here) in this veritably happy collision of inordinate amounts of musical… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Golden Daze – “Amber” (Autumn Tone Records)

  Dazed and golden.       Los Angeles-via-Portland-via the Midwest duo Ben Schwab and Jacob Loeb are Golden Daze. “Amber,” my favorite song from their new album, Simpatico, is a dreamy, lighter-than-air folk concoction… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Julien Dyne – “Design” (Soundway Records)

  The groove is real.       On “Design,” Berlin-via-Wellington-via-Auckland-via-Montreal musician, drummer, DJ, and visual artist Julien Dyne opens with a gritty, Theo Parrish-ish beat loop and shimmering piano punctuation before melting it… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Kaidi Tatham ft Dego – “It’s a World Before You” (First Word Records)

  Summer 2018 is officially in session!       Fresh from collaborating with Eric Lau for their excellent remix of Moonchild’s “Run Away,” Belfast maestro Kaidi Tatham returns with “It’s a World… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Lionlimb – “Clover” (Bayonet Records)

  Stewart Bronaugh and Joshua Jaeger, otherwise known as Lionlimb, are a duo from Nashville.     “Clover,” the opening song from their new album, Tape Recorder, is a wistful indie-folk meditation flush… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: ELWD – “inbloom” (Bad Taste Records)

  UK producer ELWD (pronounced “Ellwood”) turns in “inbloom,” an all low-caps, lo-fi mellow groove that is as instantly relaxing as it is poignant.       My only complaint is that it’s not… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Xiomara – “Siren”

  “Siren,” by Berkeley, California chanteuse Xiomara is a delicate and smokey, soulful blues number with shades of Portishead and Ella Fitzgerald.       Track of the day.   Xiomara – “Siren”      … 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: 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

Diggin’ This: Adrian Younge ft Loren Oden – “Sittin’ By The Radio” (Official Video)

  The production expertise of Adrian Younge is unparalleled.     From the moment those carefully crafted drums kick in with a rimshot as vintage as a Kodachrome photograph of a 1967 Pontiac Firebird, from… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Luke Vibert – “Bizarster” (Official Video)

  Equal parts the cut-and-pasted-overwrought-movie-dialogue aesthetic of The Avalanches circa 2000, the jovial spirit of big beat in 1997, and the beeps and bleeps of a digitally-saturated 2015, the title track of Luke Vibert‘s latest… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Robot Koch ft Stephen Henderson – “Dreams”

  Such effortless beauty.       Mightily diggin’ this new one from recent LA transplant Robot Koch, who originally hails from Berlin.   Track of the day.     Robot Koch ft Stephen Henderson… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Cool Uncle (Bobby Caldwell & Jack Splash) ft Jessie Ware – “Break Away”

  Cool uncle, bro!       Bobby Caldwell, Jack Splash, and Jessie Ware: seeing all of these names on the one song had me clicking “play” faster than the speed of light.  … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Charles Murdoch ft Ta-ku, Wafia & Hak – “Frogs” (Free Download)

  This vibe.     “Frogs” is an instantly winsome, expertly assembled cut of swirling, simmering late-night soul from Brisbane, Australia’s Charles Murdoch that features Wafia, Hak, and perennial DanDigs.com favorite, Ta-ku.   Especially… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Ruane Maurice – “Nomenclature” (Official Video)

  “Nomenclature” by Birmingham, England’s Ruane Maurice sounds as if Massive Attack had decided to make house instead of hip-hop.       Digging that textured percussion in the background, those big, chunky synth… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Jack Garratt – “Weathered”

  Seeing Jack Garratt at a last-minute small club show in Hollywood (watch my Vine of the best part here) back in February was definitely one of my musical highlights of 2015.  … Continue reading

Music by Dan Digs: “Ornette”

  The shape of jazz that was to come.   Listen to my tribute to jazz legend Randolph Denard Ornette Coleman, who sadly passed away on Thursday at the age of 85.  … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: La Priest – “Party Zute/Learning to Love”

  New music from Sam Dust, he of Late of the Pier, under his alter-ego La Priest.       Delightfully dusty, wonderful, and weird, this is like listening to thumping house music… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Nosaj Thing ft Whoarei – “Don’t Mind Me”

  Nosaj Thing is on a roll.         Seems like only three minutes ago that he dropped the incredible “Cold Stares” featuring Chance the Rapper.   Now Nosaj aka Jason… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “Multi-Love” (Official Video)

  The last time I wrote about Portland, Oregon-via-New Zealand lo-fi psychedelic-indie-soul outfit and band-name-you-would-probably-find-somewhere-in-an-anime-movie Unknown Mortal Orchestra was back when they covered Lindstrom’s spacey and disco-y “Rà-àkõ-st.,” which was and still is amazing in every… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Flako ft Dirg Gerner – “With Me Now”

  London-via-Berlin-via-Chile’s Dario Rojo Guerra is Flako.       Fresh from producing the fantastic “La Neta” for Fatima (which landed at #5 in my Top 100 Songs of 2014), Flako returns with… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Pell ft LV Baby – “The Never” (Official Video)

  Pell is poised to blow up this year.   Already tipped on Complex’s Top 25 Rappers To Know in 2014, Pigeons & Planes’ Top 10 Rappers to Know Before They Blow, and… Continue reading

Win Two Tickets to See Machinedrum Live at the Roxy in Los Angeles on Sunday March 1, 2015 + 30min Best of Machinedrum DJ Mix by Dan Digs

  Travis Stewart aka Machinedrum is bringing his incredible Vapor City live show to Los Angeles!       We’ve got two tickets for one lucky winner and a friend to see Machinedrum with special guest Objekt… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Kali Uchis – “Know What I Want” (Esta Remix)

  Kali Uchis emanates mid-century modern rainbows.     The Los Angeles-via-Colombia chanteuse melds the vintage Americana aesthetic of Lana del Rey with the day-glo color palette of Nicki Minaj.   Her debut album, Por… Continue reading

Open Mike Eagle Freestyles over James Blake’s “Curbside” Live on the Dan Digs Show (Video)

  L.A.-via-Chicago art-rap aficionado Open Mike Eagle stopped by the Dan Digs Show on Dash Radio last Sunday to play some of his favorite records for the #SixSongScenario.       After we… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 014: New Joey Bada$$, Romare, Anushka, Burial, Novelist x Mumdance – Special Guest: Open Mike Eagle

  Show number 14!   As always, the latest in my favorite new leftfield beats and electronic soul, plus interviews with my favorite artists, for your listening pleasure every Sunday night on Dash… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Ibeyi – “Ghosts” (Official Video)

  Both twenty-years-old, both French-Cuban, and both twin sisters, Naomi and Lisa-Kainde Diaz are Ibeyi, the Yoruba word for “twins.”       Together they make some of the best percussive, organic, heartfelt… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Sons of Kemet – “Going Home” (Blludd Relations Version) (Official Video)

  One part acid house, one part Screamadelica-ish indie-dance, one part messing about on an 808.     Love this lo-fi, rhythmic, drum machine-happy percolator courtesy of London’s Blludd Relations on the remix for UK… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Julio Bashmore ft J’Danna – “Simple Love”

  Simple, subtle, and effective.         The airy “Simple Love” doesn’t contain a wallop-you-over-the-head bassline like Julio Bashmore‘s breakout 2012 track “Au Seve,” but it does have a similar churning… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Jordan Rakei – “Alright”

  This is more than “Alright.”   So very splendid and soulful sounds from Brisbane, Australia’s Jordan Rakei.       Like D’Angelo, Jose James, and Fat Freddy’s Drop’s Joe Dukie all rolled… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Mndsgn – “Eggs” (Official Video)

  One of my favorite albums of this year, no question, is Mndsgn‘s woozy warmer Yawn Zen, released on the venerable Stones Throw label.   It has an experimental, hip-hop-influenced vibe similar to Endtroducing-era DJ Shadow… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Odesza ft Zyra – “Say My Name”

  After igniting the world’s interest with the release of “Memories that You Call” a month ago, Seattle duo Odesza again come up with the goods on brand new track “Say My Name.”… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: The/Das – “Miami Waters” (Official Video)

  When they’re not hanging out in derelict seaside holiday resorts in Dubrovnik, Croatia that were abandoned during the Croatian War of Independence in 1991, Berlin friends Anton Feist and Fabian Fenk make… Continue reading

BJ Smith – “Prototype” (Outkast Cover)

  Much like burritos and the beach, it is scientifically impossible to have enough covers and reworks of Outkast‘s “Prototype” in your life at any one time.       Last year I… Continue reading

SBTRKT ft Ezra Koenig – “New Dorp, New York” (Official Video)

  Love, love, love this brand new electronic shuffler from the UK’s Aaron Jerome bka SBTRKT and Vampire Weekend‘s Ezra Koenig, hot off the press from Annie Mac‘s radio show on BBC Radio 1.… Continue reading

Hawk House – “Chill Pill (Experiment 2)” (Official Video)

  “Seven billion residents of the Earth…”   How are London hip-hop trio Hawk House not massive?   Brothers Eman and Sam and their friend Demae’s track “Tidal Tendencies” was number 42 in my Top… 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

SBTRKT ft Sampha – “Temporary View”

  One of this decade’s best partnerships in electronic music.       A very, very welcome return for Aaron Jerome aka SBTRKT and Sampha, here with a brand new track called “Temporary… Continue reading

Caribou – “Can’t Do Without You”

  “Can’t Do Without You” is the perfect track to close a DJ set at either sunset or sunrise.       Canadian electronic musician Caribou aka Dan Snaith aka Manitoba aka Daphni is… Continue reading

ASHER ROTH INTERVIEW & LIVE PERFORMANCE AT THE TROUBADOUR IN WEST HOLLYWOOD, LOS ANGELES – TV SEGMENT PRODUCED FOR NUVOTV’S MUSIC SHOW THE COLLECTIVE (VIDEO)

  CLICK HERE TO WATCH THIS SEGMENT ON VEVO.COM NOW.     Asher Roth recently played the Troubadour in West Hollywood for the release of his eclectic, sophomoric album, RetroHash.      … Continue reading

DE LUX INTERVIEW & LIVE PERFORMANCE AT THE ECHO IN ECHO PARK, LOS ANGELES – TV SEGMENT PRODUCED FOR NUVOTV’S MUSIC SHOW THE COLLECTIVE (VIDEO)

  CLICK HERE TO WATCH THIS SEGMENT ON VEVO.COM NOW.     I interviewed the tremendously talented LA post-disco duo De Lux and produced this segment on their record release show at the Echo for NUVOtv‘s flagship music… Continue reading

Sorceress – “Teacups” (Free Download)

  Love this rollin’ ‘n’ clappin,’ Fat Freddy-Droppin’ house beat and these honeyed soul vocals on “Teacups,” the brand new track from New Zealand five-piece Sorceress.       Formerly known as Funkommunity,… Continue reading

TEMPLES INTERVIEW & LIVE PERFORMANCE AT THE ROXY IN WEST HOLLYWOOD – TV SEGMENT PRODUCED FOR NUVOTV’S MUSIC SHOW THE COLLECTIVE (VIDEO)

  CLICK HERE TO WATCH THIS SEGMENT ON VEVO.COM NOW.     “We wanted to create a world for people to fall into…”   British psychedelic rockers Temples recently came to Los Angeles to play one of the best… Continue reading

Grenier Meets Archie Pelago – “Phosphorent”

  Brooklyn trio Archie Pelago create lush, bass-bouncing, live instrumental electronic music with drum machines, cellos, trumpets, and saxophones.       Their track “Avocado Roller” was number 25 in my Top 100… Continue reading

Pumpkin – “L’Ascenseur”

  French rap extraordinaire from Paris rapper Pumpkin.       I stumbled across her Soundcloud feed earlier today. It is stuffed full of producer Vin’S da Cuero‘s jazzy beats and her adroit… Continue reading

Lone – “Aurora Northern Quarter”

  Taking the stomp of his fantastic “Airglow Fires” (which made #50 in my Top 100 Songs of 2013 list—listen and download the DJ mix of this list here), Lone returns with a… 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

Phantogram – “Fall in Love” (Jaded Incorporated Remix) (Free Download)

  Michigan natives Mayer Hawthorne and 14KT recently joined forces to create Jaded Incorporated.     Here they boost and bump Phantogram‘s “Fall in Love,” giving it some shine and speedy shuffle.    … 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

Karol Conka – “Boa Noite” (Official Video)

  Good night! This is a jam right here!   “Boa Noite” (“Good Evening” or “Good Night” in Portuguese) is the latest single from Brazilian rap artist Karol Conka.          … Continue reading