Tag Archive: Bandcamp

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

Diggin’ This: Helado Negro – “Gemini and Leo” (Private Energy/4AD)

  Roberto Carlos Lange returns with “Gemini and Leo,” a slow slice of indie-disco buoyed by a rubbery bass guitar line that closes with a chorus of rich solo’d strings.      … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Duo Brothers – “Cookie Stars” (Raw Tapes)

  Tel Aviv’s Duo Brothers (which, conveniently, happen to be a duo) make Khruangbin-ish weightless instrumental psychedelia.       Duo Brothers – “Cookie Stars”         “Cookie Stars” is taken… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Sandunes ft Half Waif – “Shadow” (!K7 Records)

  Mumbai’s Sandunes has teamed up with Half Waif for “Shadow,” a mood-soaked uptempo club cut that pairs a Kate Bush-esque vocal with shining synths and bouncing bass.       Sandunes ft… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Passersby – “Franny”

  “Franny,” by Dublin’s Diarmuid O’Connor aka Passersby, is a muted yet bubbling cut of mellow, modern bedroom folktronica.       Blissful.     Passersby – “Franny”         “Franny”… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Tiawa – “Sonhos Cor De Rosa” (Tru Thoughts)

  Into the Portuguese folk-soul-meets-90s-hip-hop of “Sonhos Cor De Rosa” from Brighton, UK’s Tiawa.       Tiawa – “Sonhos Cor De Rosa”         “Sonhos Cor De Rosa” is taken… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Sunjacket – “Machine”

  Bryan Kveton, Carl Hauck, Garret Bodette are Sunjacket, an alt-indie electronic trio from Chicago.       “Machine” is my favorite song from their new album. It’s an energetic, uptempo drum ‘n’… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: The Still Brothers ft Kim Foxen – “When Will I See U?” (Lewis Recordings)

  A dreamy serenade from the Brooklyn duo featuring the golden vocals of Kim Foxen.           Childhood friends Andrew LeCoche (Ula Ruth) and Evan Heinze (The Shacks) are The… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Amon Tobin Presents Stone Giants – “West Coast Love Stories” (Nomark Records)

  A mysterious and enigmatic beatless moment of chilled introspection from the Brazilian electronic composer and producer.       Amon Tobin Presents Stone Giants – “West Coast Love Stories”      … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Dejector – “Take Me There”

  And we kept it UK.       Post-dubstep with huge emotional heft in the vein of Jamie xx and Fred Again.. from London-via-Newcastle musician Scott Nelson aka Dejector.     Dejector… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Snazzback – “Reading” (Worm Discs) (Official Video)

  Long live the Bristol jazz.       “Reading” from the seven-piece new wave dancefloor instrumentalists Snazzback is a warm and inviting polyrhythmic journey.     Snazzback – “Reading” (Official Video)  … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: La Battue – “Tamsin Gray”

  Love this leftfield French pop from this trio from Rennes.       La Battue – “Tamsin Gray”         “Tasmin Gray” is out now.         Download… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Nana Adjoa – “Throw Stones” (Ranie Ribeiro Remix)

  A blissful rework from Rotterdam’s Ranie Ribeiro of Amsterdam-based singer-songwriter Nana Adjoa‘s track from her latest album, Big Dreaming Ants.           Love those harp ripples.     Nana… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Cameo Blush – “Lucky” (Scarlet Tiger Records)

  London’s John Dunk aka Cameo Blush has crafted a future rave bleeper that nods to happy hardcore while always, always, always ascending.       Cameo Blush – “Lucky”      … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Mocky – “Bora!”

  “Bora!” is an intentionally loose and spacious orchestral jam that brims with vivacity and groove and a palpable sense of the joy that comes with making music.     And just look… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Boy-Ish – “Time Again”

  Time and time and time again.       Victoria, B.C.’s Mark Berg aka Boy-Ish crafts woozy beat-driven bedroom pop.     “Time Again” is a delayed and detached song about love… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Knomad Spock – “Gift” (Hinterland Creative)

  “Gift” is a gift.       My favorite song from the Cardiff-based British-Somali poet, rapper, and new folk singer-songwriter‘s new album is a hushed and poignant soundtrack to the start of… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Stray Fossa – “Hypocritic” (Nice Guys Records)

  Charlottesville, Virginia’s Stray Fossa make music in their attic.       “Hypocritic” takes its cues from the Dandy Warhols plus a smidge of R.E.M. multiplied by rainy Manchester indie.      Stray Fossa… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: CV Vision – “1+2=3” (South of North Records)

  On “1+2=3,” Berlin musician CV Vision teams up with drummer Spike Rogers to cast a vision of relaxed beachy bedroom psychedelia.       Love those ride-heavy drums.     CV Vision –… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Lionel Boy – “Flower Girl” (Innovative Leisure)

  The latest single from the Long Beach-via-Oahu singer-songwriter is a laid-back alt-pop breeze with warped guitar washes and fuzzed-out dub effects.       Lionel Boy – “Flower Girl”      … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Tirzah – “Send Me” (Domino)

  Tirzah is back!       Teaming up with Mica Levi and Coby Sey for her brand new single, the London artist’s “Send Me” is a slow and stripped-down guitar-led sonic hypnotism that… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Royce Wood Junior – “Slush” (Fresh Selects)

  Plush and slushy digital funk from London’s Royce Wood Jr that features vocals from none other than Jamie Woon among some delightfully squelchy synths and a Ginuwinely genius bass line.      … Continue reading