Tag Archive: Bandcamp

Diggin’ This: The IgG Band – “IgG Theme” (Kalita Records)

  A disco-soul-funk rarity.        Thrilled to hear the celebratory and party-starting groove of “IgG Theme” by the IgG Band, who formed in March 1979 while they were students at Meharry… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Hidden Spheres – “Euan 92” (Rhythm Section)

  Lose yourself in this piano-heavy ravey gravy business.       Nothing but euphoric 90s house feelings from Manchester, UK producer and DJ Tom Harris aka Hidden Spheres, which I first heard… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Jimpster ft Oliver Night – “Ascension”

  Late night UK soul from the Freerange label boss Jamie Odell aka Jimpster.       Featuring the talents of British vocalist Oliver Night, “Ascension” is a piano-propelled R&B move for the… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Hiatus Kaiyote – “Red Room” (Nick Hakim Remix) (Brainfeeder)

  A remix to make you feel like you’re inside a flower.       Nick Hakim dials up the mellow on “Red Room,” turning it into a sunsetter with streaks of scorching electric… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: soullette (소울렛) – “Sagwa”

  Future soul from Seoul.       “Sagwa” from South Korea’s soullette (소울렛) is a vivacious pop-R&B bounce.     soullette (소울렛) – “Sagwa”           “Sagwa” is taken… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Lenna Bahule – “Eu Quero Ser” (New Sector Movements Remix) (Da Lata Music)

  IG Culture dons his New Sector Movements guise for this monstrously good bruk bounce rework of “Eu Quero Ser” by Brazil-via-Mozambique’s Lenna Bahule.       (If you love this track like… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Fatima & Joe Armon-Jones – “#1” (Aquarii Records) (Official Video)

  Cruisin’.       Love this easy Sunday morning soul with a sliding beat from two of my favorite London-based artists: Fatima and Joe Armon-Jones.     Huge fan of that wandering… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: tinyumbrellas – “Please Don’t Make This Weird”

  Ukelele-driven bedroom pop.       “Please Don’t Make This Weird” is some delicate folk from England’s tinyumbrellas that combines the softly spoken vocals of Arlo Parks with the playful melodies of… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Laundromat – “Combo” (Brace Yourself Records)

  A slinky indie groove.       Love this latest one from Brighton, UK musician Toby Hayes aka Laundromat.      “Combo” recalls the alt-90s audio aesthetics of Luscious Jackson and the… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Ben Marc – “Mustard” (Innovative Leisure)

  Rich strings over steady meditative drums.       Inspired by the “beat-driven production of artists like Four Tet, Bonobo, Machinedrum, DJ Shadow, and Madlib,” Ben Marc’s latest release, “Mustard,” is a… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Aldous Harding – “Lawn”

  Currently experiencing waves of experimental French pop sounds on this new single from New Zealand’s Aldous Harding.       Love that piano paired with those vocals.     (Oh, and also… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Holodrum (Side Project of Yard Act & Hookworms Members) – “Free Advice”

  LCD Soundsystem and !!! meet Liquid Liquid in Leeds.       “Free Advice” is a freeform disco rollercoaster from the Yorkshire seven-piece that sonically encourages all who hear it to try… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – “Black Hot Soup” (DJ Shadow “My Own Reality” Re-Write)

  Overjoyed to hear new DJ Shadow beats in 2022.       A groove-filled, scratch-laden reimagining of the jam from the Melbourne band “Black Hot Soup” that sounds like it was beamed… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Mydreamfever – “Rough and Beautiful Place”

  Sensual instrumental ambient-soul from South Korea’s Mydreamfever, the side project of Seoul artist 파란노을 (Parannoul, or “Blue Sunset” in Korean).       Released on New Year’s Day, “Rough and Beautiful Place”… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Blush – “Best Friend”

  Singaporean shoegaze.       Bo Zhang, Daniel Lim, Soffi Peters, and Daniel Pei are Blush.     Blush – “Best Friend”           “Best Friend” is taken from… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Dad Bod – “Playground Love” (Air Cover) (Nice Guys Records)

  A weighty Air cover from Salt Lake City’s Dad Bod.       Love that corkscrew reversed guitar at 1min 3sec.     Dad Bod – “Playground Love” (Air Cover)    … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: China Charmeleon ft El Payo & Dindy – “Falling” (Stay True Sounds)

  Deep jazz-house of the finest order from South Africa’s China Charmeleon.       Low-lit for late-night.     Love those vocals.     China Charmeleon ft El Payo & Dindy –… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Bruno Pernadas – “Little Season I”

  Eclectic brilliance from Lisbon, Portugal.       “Little Season I” is a collision of leftfield electronic experimentalism and orchestral European pop from the Portuguese musician, composer, arranger, and producer Bruno Pernadas… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Spiritualized – “Always Together With You” (Fat Possum Records)

  Starting with spaceship bleeps and ending with a jet taking off, there’s no better way to reintroduce Spiritualized to the world.       J Spaceman aka Jason Pierce’s Spiritualized has returned… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Jessy Lanza ft Loraine James – “Seven 55” (!K7 Music)

  The Hamilton, Ontario singer, producer and DJ readies her upcoming DJ-Kicks mix with the release of this glassy yet precise collaboration with Loraine James.       Jessy Lanza ft Loraine James… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Jonny Wildey – “Lonely”

  Warm 70s-inspired soul.       Pairing a sweet apple acoustic strum with a sour orange guitar, “Lonely” by London’s Jonny Wildey, who also makes textured electronic beats as Alphabets Heaven, is… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Wyvern Lingo – “Multi-Love” (Unknown Mortal Orchestra Cover)

  A magical reinterpretation of the UMO original.       Love this scintillating, drumless indie-folk rework from the Irish trio of Karen, Caoi and Sirsh, otherwise known as Wyvern Lingo, especially that… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Leifur James – “Sirens”

  A moody and cinematic meditation.       Love those raw piano keys and shimmering strings.     Leifur James – “Sirens”             “Sirens” is taken from… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Marcus Harvey – “You Wouldn’t Understand” (Produced by Fiji Mageba) (Paradise Sound System)

  Beautiful sounds from South Africa.       Vocalist, rapper, producer, and songwriter Harvey Lawrence Ofentse Mashiloane, otherwise known as Marcus Harvey, got his musical start in the township of Alexandra, just… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Bonobo – “Rosewood” (Ninja Tune)

  Bonobo is back!       And it’s one of his best.     Need, need, need to find the source of that “I won’t leave you” sample!     Bonobo –… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Sarah Williams White – “Nebula” (First Word Records)

  Feeling this textured and percussive folktronic psyche-soul from South London’s Sarah Williams White.       Speaking about “Nebula,” Sarah says “after giving birth, I saw this completely unique new life and… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Wiki ft Navy Blue – “Can’t Do This Alone” (Official Video)

  Sounds so soulful don’t you agree?       NYC’s Wiki linked up with Navy Blue to create “Can’t Do This Alone,” an off-the-cuff rap cut with a delectable soul sample that… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Footshooter ft Albertina – “Twilight” (Astral Black Records)

  Sublime and skippy UKG-step from the London producer Barney Whittaker, otherwise known as Footshooter.       Love that bouncing bass.     Footshooter ft Albertina – “Twilight”        … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: José González – “Lilla G” (Imperial Recordings)

  With its gentle house stomp and acoustic pickings at the edges, “Lilla G” is my favorite song from Local Valley, the new album from José González.       Extra points for… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Pip Blom – “Keep It Together” (Heavenly Recordings)

  Gloriously raucous jangle-pop from the Netherlands with a yell-along chorus?   Sign me up!       Pip Blom – “Keep It Together”           “Keep It Together” is… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Lady Blackbird – “Ruler Of My Heart”

  Los Angeles artist Lady Blackbird turns in a stunning, stunning cover of the Irma Thomas classic.       Also of note on Lady Blackbird‘s new album is “Fix It,” an impressive… Continue reading

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: Men I Trust – “Serenade of Water”

  Aqueous and washed out indie-jazz-hop from the Montreal trio.       Cannot get enough of that beat.     Men I Trust – “Serenade of Water”          … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Sleepy Soul – “Be Near”

  Far nearer.       Nick Hummel and Michael LeFevre are Sleepy Soul, a duo from St. Louis and Minneapolis.     “Be Near” is lighthearted yet yearning indie-pop that’s as colorful… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Cleo Sol – “Spirit” (Forever Living Originals)

  Veering in more of a 70s soul and gospel direction than her previous work, Cleo Sol‘s latest album, Mother, takes cues from Joni Mitchell and Rotary Connection and fuses the signature sounds… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Brandee Younger – “Tickled Pink” (Verve Records)

  Dreamy jazz from renowned New York harpist Brandee Younger.       Brandee Younger – “Tickled Pink”             “Tickled Pink” is out now via Verve Records.  … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Di Melo – “A Vida Em Seus Métodos Diz Calma” (Aroop Roy Rework)

  A sunny, joyous house stomp.       A thoroughly enjoyable reimagining of Di Melo’s song from 1975 by the London producer Aroop Roy.     Perfect for summer dancefloors.    … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Nu Genea ft Célia Kameni – “Marechià” (NG Records)

  One for the height of summer.       Naples, Italy duo Nu Genea have joined forces with French singer Célia Kameni for “Marechià,” an easy breeze of piano-led poolside disco that… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: La Luz – “Watching Cartoons” (Produced by Adrian Younge) (Hardly Art)

  Shana Cleveland (guitar), Alice Sandahl (keyboards), and Lena Simon (bass) are La Luz.   Adrian Younge brings his unmistakeable production flair to “Watching Cartoons,” the latest song from the Seattle trio.  … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: The Seshen – “Dive” (Salami Rose Joe Louis Remix) (Tru Thoughts)

  Salami Rose Joe Louis turns in an ethereal, choral, and downright delightful rework of The Seshen’s “Dive” that gently grooves with an uptempo dub-influenced beat and lightly fizzes with digitized storms from… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Likwid Continual Space Motion aka IG Culture – “Let Me” (Xtra Brux Remix) (CoOp Presents)

  Long live the bruk.       Love everything about this tough broken beat remix of LCSM’s “Let Me” by Sheffield, UK producer Xtra Brux.     Especially that upward bouncing bass… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Miryam Solomon – “Pushing the Tide” (Albert’s Favourites)

  Rhythmic percussion interlaced with rich layered vocals from the London-via-Sweden-via-Eritrea artist.       Says Solomon, “Pushing the tide is a jigsaw of small things that have stayed with me, like the… 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: Holy Hive – “Ain’t That The Way” (Big Crown Records)

  After meeting on a farm in Minnesota, drummer Homer Steinweiss (he’s played for Lady Gaga, Adele, and Bruno Mars) and singer Paul Spring recruited Joe Harrison to form Holy Hive, a New… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: 安部勇磨 Yuma Abe – おまえも “Omaemo” (Thaian Records) (Official Video)

  のんき.       Featuring Devendra Banhart on guitar and mixed by none other than Haruomi Hosono, “Omaemo” is a carefree yet melancholic breeze from the Tokyo musician who also fronts the… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “Weekend Run”

  I mean, he’s pretty much a Known Mortal Orchestra at this point.       Portland, Oregon-via-New Zealand’s Ruban Nielson aka Unknown Mortal Orchestra returns with “Weekend Run,” an airy ode to… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: SAULT – “Bitter Streets” (Forever Living Originals)

  It’s here.       Shrouded in mystery (although we’re pretty sure, nay, almost certain it’s Cleo Sol and Inflo), the known unknown group SAULT return with Nine, their latest album that’s… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Raffy Bushman – “Abraham”

  Athletic piano that runs, leaps, and dives over and under staccato drums courtesy of the London-based pianist and composer.       Raffy Bushman – “Abraham”         “Abraham” is… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Brittany Howard – “Tomorrow” (BADBADNOTGOOD Remix) (ATO Records)

  BBNG add the ride cymbals and squiggly orchestral grooves to BH.       Brittany Howard – “Tomorrow” (BADBADNOTGOOD Remix)         “Tomorrow” (BADBADNOTGOOD Remix) is taken from Brittany Howard‘s… Continue reading