Tag Archive: Australia

Diggin’ This: Elf Tranzporter ft Rayjah45 – “Soul Step” (Produced by Clever Austin aka Perrin Moss from Hiatus Kaiyote) (Inner Tribe Records)

  Step to this.       Melbourne MC Elf Tranzporter, a co-founder of MetaBass’n’Breath, one of Australia’s very best underground hip-hop collectives from back in the day, has linked with Sydney-based reggae… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Snowy – “Whatever You Want”

  Hushed, meandering experimental folk from Melbourne, Australia.       Love how the guitars slowly morph from nylon acoustic pickings into slow electrified flashes.     Snowy – “Whatever You Want”  … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Glass Beams – “Rattlesnake” (Research Records)

  Psychedelic Indian-influenced disco from Melbourne, Australia.       Says Glass Beams – “My father was born in India and moved here when he was 17, and after recalling this memory I… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Sampology – “Memories In Flight” (Middle Name Records) (Official Video)

  Feeling uplifted by the harps and hand-claps on the orchestral house shuffle “Memories In Flight,” the latest track from the Brisbane-based producer, DJ, and Worldwide FM host.       Check out… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: The Avalanches – “Since I Left You” (Prince Paul Remix) (XL Recordings)

  “Get a drink, have a good time now, welcome to paradise…”       What’s this?     A re-bump of one of my favorite songs ever from the mighty Prince Paul?… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Cool Sounds – “Crimson Mask”

  If you woke up this morning in the mood for some Velvet Underground-ish alt-country from Melbourne, Australia that sounds like it could be a weirdo Beck b-side that namechecks “millennial normcore” (it… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Izy – “No Further Than You” (Hopestreet Recordings)

  Honestly, at this point I reckon about a good 26% of this entire website just focuses on music from Melbourne, Australia.   And I’m not mad about it.   Not mad at… Continue reading

Podcast: Backstage (At Home) with Dan Digs – Episode 5: Natalie Slade

  Backstage with Dan Digs is back!    We’re remixing it up for 2021 with new and very special “at home” editions!       For episode 5 I had a chat “backstage”… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Dojo Cuts ft Natalie Slade – “If My Love Was Enough”

  Pain does not exist in this dojo.       Sydney’s Dojo Cuts aka Nathan Aust has teamed up with Melbourne future soul singer Natalie Slade to create “If My Love Was… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Breathe. – “Haze” (Silk Records) (Official Video)

  Breathe with me.        I am currently very much here for “Haze,” “a song about meeting someone who changes everything for you” and the latest track from Sydney’s Sean Walker (formerly… Continue reading

Listen Back to Loops + Dots Episode 11 – New Music from Joe Armon-Jones & Georgia Anne Muldrow, Godtet, Jamila Woods, Ivy Lab, Kiefer – Special Guest: Sampa the Great – Ras G Tribute

  Show number 11!       The eleventh installment of my Loops + Dots radio show on Dublab aired brand new newness from Joe Armon-Jones & Georgia Anne Muldrow, Godtet, Jamila Woods,… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Market – “Circles” (Healthy Tapes Records)

  That tape-warped guitar strum quiver.       Currently very into the output of Market, a musical project of Melbourne, Australia’s Lee Hannah.     Having been one half of housey duo… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Squaring Circles – “Inresolve” (Best & Fairest Records)

  Resolve the mystery.       Brendan Anderson and Julien Huynh are Squaring Circles, an experimental electronic music duo based in Melbourne, Australia. Their monochromatic yet kaleidoscopic track “Inresolve” had me hooked… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Bananagun – “Do Yeah” (Anti Fade Records) (Official Video)

  Do you, always.       Way, way, waay into this debut single from Melbourne’s Bananagun. “Do Yeah” has the band, which counts among its line-up members of Frowning Clouds and Parnsip,… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Clever Austin ft Jon Bap – “Blue Tongue” (Wondercore Island/Touching Bass)

  Otherworldly organic soul.       Clever Austin is the alter-ego of Melbourne musician and Hiatus Kaiyote drummer Perrin Moss. On “Blue Tongue,” he’s teamed up with the Texas producer Jon Bap… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Sampology ft Seven Davis Jr – “Blooming In the Streets” (Middle Name Records)

  “Don’t go bringing up the future to those who live in the past.”       “Blooming In the Streets” sees Brisbane’s Sampology teaming up with LA-via-Houston’s Seven Davis Jr to create… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: YesYou ft OFEI – “Everybody’s Got to Learn Sometime” (The Korgis Cover)

  Autumnal audio.       Originally recorded in 1980 by the Korgis, the pop-ballad hit “Everybody’s Got to Learn Sometime” got the cover treatment a few years back by London soul musician… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Leisure Centre – “Getting to Know” (HopeStreet Recordings)

  Melbourne got soul.       Formerly known as the Do Yo Thangs, Melbourne septet Leisure Centre specialize in left-of-center R&B and futurist soul.     “Getting to Know” effortlessly floats through… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: WVR BVBY – “And Another Thing” (Plug Seven Records)

  Ah, Melbourne, is there anything you can’t do?       Kllo, Lanks, Woodes, 30/70 Collective, Crepes, Slum Sociable, I’lls, Chet Faker, and of course, Hiatus Kaiyote, are just some of the… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Kuzich ft Mei Saraswati – “Innervisions” (Ta-ku’s 823 Records) (Official Video)

  Perth musician, drummer for Ta-ku, and Aristophanes collaborator Sam Kuzich has released the first single from his latest EP, Dawn Chorus, via Ta-ku’s newly minted 823 Records.       Featuring the… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Kllo – “Bolide” (Lone Remix) (Ghostly International)

  Cosmic synth pads, mechanical percussion, and, yes, some life-affirming jazz flute from Chloe Kaul and Simon Lam aka Melbourne, Australia’s Kllo.     Track of the day.   Kllo – “Bolide” (Lone Remix)… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Wallace – “Is It You?” (Produced by Kraak & Smaak)

  One of my favorite Antipodean soul singers returns with “Is It You?”, a weighted, late-night jazz jam with a beat rooted in hip-hop and a rarefied vocal.       Produced by… 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: 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: 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: Slum Sociable – “All Night”

  Mightily feelin’ this turntable jazz-hop soul from Melbourne, Australia’s Slum Sociable.       The greatness of this gently psychedelic, nocturnal trip-hop cut only confirms my suspicion that Melbourne is one of the… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Wallace ft Sampa the Great – “Beauty”

  If you dig the sounds of Hiatus Kaiyote, Erykah Badu, and Electric Wire Hustle, you need need need need need need need need need need need need need need need need need need… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Jack Grace – “Hills” (Official Video)

  That glorious, stumbling beat.   Those mahogany piano pillars.     Love this new one from Sydney, Australia’s Jack Grace.   Track of the day.   Jack Grace – “Hills” (Official Video)… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: I’lls – “Fifty-Phiphti” (Official Video)

  Utterly entranced by this future organic-electro-jazz-dance excursion by I’lls.       Those rimshot clicks and egg shaker hits.   I’lls – “Fifty-Phiphti” (Official Video)       Hear more from the… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: MKO x Yusuke Akai – “Jellyfish” (Free Download)

  “Exotic grunge soul”—a genre name which piques my interest immediately—trio MKO hail from Brisbane, Australia and recently contributed this tantalizingly textured track that features guitar work from Yusuke Akai to the newly released and very wonderful… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Hiatus Kaiyote – “By Fire”

  Hiatus Kaiyote‘s brand new songs are so good it’s not even fair. They are my favorite band of the moment.       Large spherical synths, apocalyptic operatic vocals, Stevie funk keyboard… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Aywy – “Voyeur”

  Watery experimental house vibes soaked in oil and vinegar from Sydney, Australia’s Aywy (pronounced like the letters “a” “y”).       Aywy – “Voyeur”         “Voyeur” is taken… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Tkay Maidza – “Switch Lanes” (Produced by Paces)

  After releasing the M.I.A.-ish “U-huh” earlier this year, Adelaide, Australia’s Tkay Maidza pairs up with Gold Coast producer Paces for an Azealia Banks-ish blend of UK garage and R&B on new single… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Sticky Fingers – “Just For You” (Official Video) (Free Download)

  Like Howard Moon fronting Black Grape after listening to Jagwar Ma on repeat and taking fashion cues from Justin Hawkins from the Darkness.         Love those pools of psyche-piano that… 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

Banoffee – “Got It”

  Melbourne, Australia’s Martha Brown is Banoffee, a singer-songwriter with a taste for sweet retro synths and experimental, honeyed R&B.       Banoffee – “Got It”         With a track this good… Continue reading

Fishing ft Jonas Nicholls – “Your Mouth”

  Clappy-go-lucky, joyful, ramshackle, impossible-to-Google madness from Sydney, Australia duo Fishing.   Love it.   Fishing aka best friends Doug Wright and Russell Fitzgibbon wrote their debut album, Shy Glow, (from which “Your… Continue reading

Taylor McFerrin ft Nai Palm of Hiatus Kaiyote – “The Antidote”

  Bobby’s son Taylor McFerrin is a very talented multi-instrumentalist and singer from Brooklyn, New York.   Here he teams up with Hiatus Kaiyote head honcho Nai Palm for the shaker-driven and stirring future… Continue reading

Jagwar Ma – “Uncertainty” (Cut Copy Remix)

  Boing, boing, boing, boing.   Seriously bouncy, metallic, and vital house remix of Aussie psychedelic indie-dance outfit Jagwar Ma from fellow Aussies Cut Copy.       Jagwar Ma – “Uncertainty” (Cut… Continue reading

Flume x WKND – “Hyper Paradise” (Free Download)

  “Never have to worry… never have to worry… ”   19-year-old Munich producer WKND aka Max Seethaler remixes Aussie electronic music star Flume‘s own remix of Hermitude’s “Hyper Paradise.”       Flume x… Continue reading

Tame Impala – “Stranger In Moscow” (Michael Jackson Cover)

If Tame Impala ever wanted to form a permanent side-project where they exclusively play psychedelic covers of Michael Jackson songs and called themselves Psychel Jackson, I would be more than okay with that.… 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

Flume & Chet Faker – “Drop the Game” (Official Video)

Both hailing from Australia with continent-sized electronic beat talent, Sydney producer Flume and Melbourne producer/crooner Chet Faker have combined their soulful musical superpowers to create this charged and melodious cut. You may remember the… Continue reading

Audego – “Fight” (Free Download)

In preparation for my podcast, I usually shuffle a load of potential song candidates on my car stereo to see which ingredients are truly fit for the gourmet audio soup that is 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

Tom Day & Monsoonsiren – “Elegiac”

My favorite track from the latest Project Mooncircle compilation is Melbourne, Australia’s Tom Day and Monsoonsiren’s elegant and epic “Elegiac.”   Tom Day & Monsoonsiren – “Elegiac”       Download the 33-track… Continue reading

Ta-ku – “Clap for Me” (Official Video)

Perth, Australia’s Ta-ku has rapidly become one of my favorite beatmakers of this, and probably any, year.   Ta-ku – “Clap for Me” (Official Video)   Suff Daddy and Ta-ku’s Bricks & Mortar… Continue reading

Hiatus Kaiyote – “Lace Skull” (Live at the Seed Factory) (Official Video)

Australia’s Hiatus Kaiyote is easily a Neon Milk favorite. Their debut Tawk Tomahawk was one of the best albums of last year and their track “Mobius Streak” was number 18 in my top… Continue reading

Guerre – “For Qwanisha” (Free Download)

Ambient electronic R&Business from Sydney, Australia that sounds like an album cut from James Blake’s debut.   Guerre – “For Qwanisha” (Free Download)   Download “For Qwanisha” (and the equally mellow, moody excellence… Continue reading

Flume ft Jezzabell Doran – “Sleepless” (Official Video)

Sydney, Australia’s Harley Streten bka Flume melds warm electronic pulses and pitch-shifted R’n’B stylings.   Flume ft Jezzabell Doran – “Sleepless” (Official Video)   The 20-year-old’s self-titled debut album is out November 9… Continue reading