Tag Archive: Beats

Goldbloc – “Black Gold” (Free Download)

  Boston producer Goldenhaus and vocalist Solei are Goldbloc.     Those bass murmurs, that before-sunrise beat, those vocal cut-ups that resemble hearing a Todd Edwards track in slow motion.         Goldbloc… Continue reading

LISTEN/DOWNLOAD THE LATEST EPISODE OF THE DAN DIGS PODCAST: 120 MINUTES OF BRAND NEW BEATS, BASS, HIP-HOP, & ELECTRONIC SOUL. SUN, APR 13, 2014.

  Hyped to share with you my very favorite songs of the very recent past.   Brand new brilliance from Gil Scott-Heron, Chet Faker, Until the Ribbon Breaks, Jack White, Moses Sumney, my own… Continue reading

Dan Digs Beats ‘n’ Soul Spring 2014 DJ Mix for Urbanic Paper Boutique on Abbot Kinney Blvd in Venice, California

  An artisanal assortment of brand new and classic beats, treats, strings and things for Spring 2014 mixed exclusively for the always beautiful and always inspiring Urbanic Paper Boutique on Abbot Kinney in… Continue reading

Subdaio ft Muzzy Legault – “Apsara”

  Late night.   New Jersey’s Subdaio (“sub-day-oh”) perfectly captures the nocturnal state of mind with this midnight beat.       Subdaio ft Muzzy Legault – “Apsara”         Listen to more… Continue reading

Skepta ft JME – “That’s Not Me” (Official Video)

  Grime innovator and Boy Better Know head honcho Skepta steps up with “That’s Not Me,” a brand new cut with an aquatic, bleepy and bloopy sample that sounds like Spongebob Squarepants’ ringtone.… 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

Alias ft Therese Workman – “Indiiggo” (Free Download)

  It is a joy to hear the weird and wonderful new sounds that emanate from the Anticon label.   South Portland, Maine artist and Anticon co-founder Brendon Whitney aka Alias‘ new track “Indiggo”… Continue reading

Diggs Duke Interview & Live Performance in Downtown Los Angeles – TV Segment Produced for NUVOtv’s Music Program The Collective (Video)

  CLICK HERE & SCROLL TO 4MIN 16SEC TO WATCH THIS SEGMENT ON VEVO.COM NOW.     Check out this piece on one of the most talented and experimental soul and jazz musicians I know, Washington D.C.’s Diggs Duke,… Continue reading

Point Point – “Life in Grey” (Free Download)

  Madness!   Had to give this a few spins to really understand what’s going on here, then realized after a few spins that it’s actually impossible to understand what’s going on here,… Continue reading

Mo Kolours – “Mo Kolours” (Free Album Download)

I first heard about the Mauritian-English producer Mo Kolours back in 2011 via the eternally entertaining writing talents of Mr Alex Chase and his One Handed Music record label missive. (You really should subscribe… Continue reading

LISTEN/DOWNLOAD THE LATEST EPISODE OF THE DAN DIGS PODCAST: 120 MINUTES OF BRAND NEW BEATS, BASS, HIP-HOP, & ELECTRONIC SOUL. SUN, MAR 23, 2014.

  We return with a mix of more brand new music!   My favorite 34 tracks of the week, featuring newness from Little Dragon, Magical Mistakes, King Britt, Wu Tang Clan, a double… Continue reading

Little Dragon – “Klapp Klapp”

Yukimi Nagano and her high school friends return with the drum-stomping and bass-swirling “Klapp Klapp.”     Little Dragon – “Klapp Klapp”       “Klapp Klapp” the first single to be taken… Continue reading

Magical Mistakes – “Laid Out” (Free Download)

On “Laid Out,” California native and Osaka, Japan-residing producer Erik Luebs bka Magical Mistakes infuses an assortment of Brainfeeder-ish, gritty, heated synths with an array of mystical chimes, bells, cuts, scrapes, swishes, and crackle… Continue reading

Jay Electronica ft LaTonya Givens – “Better in Tune with the Infinite” (Free Download)

“The universe is listening.”       Since signing to Jay Z’s Roc Nation in 2010, Jay Electronica has been quiet on the release front, save for his guest appearance on Big Sean’s… Continue reading

Sky Ferreira – “You’re Not the One” (Cid Rim Remix)

I’ve been a fan of the aggressive neon sounds of Austrian producer Cid Rim ever since hearing fellow Austrian musician Dorian Concept’s brutish electronic jazz remix of his track “Draw.”      … Continue reading

LISTEN/DOWNLOAD THE LATEST EPISODE OF THE DAN DIGS PODCAST: 120 MINUTES OF BRAND NEW BEATS, BASS, HIP-HOP, & ELECTRONIC SOUL. SUN, MAR 9, 2014.

  Welcome to another brand new show!   My favorite new beats, bass, hip-hop, house, and electronic soul cuts all up in your speakers.   Get in touch and let me know which… Continue reading

Tirzah – “No Romance”

I first got switched on to Tirzah last year when she released the fresh and stunningly wonky “I’m Not Dancing,” which ended up at number 83 on my Top 100 songs of 2013… Continue reading

TOKiMONSTA – “The World is Ours” (Free Download)

When the Monsta met Marvin. Torrance, California’s Jennifer Lee bka Tokimonsta flips Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell’s “If This World Were Mine” and simmers it in the Los Angeles sunshine.       From… Continue reading

Bok Bok ft Kelela – “Melba’s Call” (Official Video)

Too future.   Night Slugs head honcho Bok Bok teams up with LA-via-Maryland singer Kelela to deliver some stuttery, synth-blastin’, and very 2014 R&B.           I see you, flickering-screens,… Continue reading

The Weeknd – “Wanderlust” (Snakehips Remix)

Vibe to London producer duo Snakehips’ remix of the Weeknd in all its housey, side-chained glory!     The Weeknd – “Wanderlust” (Snakehips Remix)       More slinky sounds from Snakehips here.… Continue reading

LISTEN/DOWNLOAD THE LATEST EPISODE OF THE DAN DIGS PODCAST: 120 MINUTES OF BRAND NEW BEATS, BASS, HIP-HOP, & ELECTRONIC SOUL. SUN, FEB 23, 2014.

  Dig this!   So much good music in the mix this week.   Brand new tracks from Talib Kweli, Tosca, Quadron, Bibio, Illum Sphere, and my new musical project Bright Bright Flashing… 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

Royce Wood Junior – “Nuff”

Really cannot get enough of this latest wave of late-night electronic soul transmissions that seem to be dominating my headphones at the minute. Ed Thomas, Erik Hassle, Perera Elsewhere… all of these mightily… Continue reading

Oddisee – “Caprice Down” (Official Video)

Usually the only time you would say the title of this track is when someone accidentally drops a gourmet pizza. In the new video for “Caprice Down” below, D.C. beatmaker Oddisee provides a… Continue reading

Erik Hassle – “Pathetic” (Produced by SOHN)

Disgruntled bass murmurs, upfront finger clicks, bell echoes, sandy shakers, and yearning Prince-alike vocals from Stockholm, Sweden’s Erik Hassle. “Pathetic”—this track is anything but—features production from England not Austria’s SOHN, fresh from teaming… Continue reading

LISTEN/DOWNLOAD THE LATEST EPISODE OF THE DAN DIGS PODCAST: 120 MINUTES OF BRAND NEW BEATS, BASS, HIP-HOP, & ELECTRONIC SOUL. SUN, FEB 2, 2014.

  New heat!   Fresh beats, bass, rhymes, and grooves in the form of 42 of my latest favorite songs.   Hope you dig the sounds. Get in touch at twitter.com/dandigs or facebook.com/dandigs.… Continue reading

DJ Earl, Mast, Gaslamp Killer, Daddy Kev, DJ Nobody, MC Nocando at Low End Theory – Wednesday January 29, 2014 (Photos & Vines)

Wednesday night at Low End Theory was live! Every time I walk into the Airliner and enter that upper room, I’m hit with mind-bending sounds of every kind. Entire galaxies of sonic inspiration… Continue reading

Fatima – “La Neta” (Produced by Flako) (Official Video)

  Sweden-via-London singer Fatima recently partnered with “soul documentarian” Flako to produce this tempo-shifting, uplifting, singalong synth beat jam.     Fatima – “La Neta” (Produced by Flako) (Official Video)        … Continue reading

Kwabs – “Wrong or Right” (Official Video)

While I’ve written about the versatile vocal talent of Kwabs before, and while his name may remind you of Tweety Bird announcing his favorite seafood in plural form, London’s Kwabena Adjepong’s latest release deserves… Continue reading

Phife from A Tribe Called Quest – “Dear Dilla” (Free MP3 Download)

Funny how this morning began with an extended conversation with friends at our music startup about the genius of N.E.R.D.’s “In Search of…”—a conversation I am always happy to have—and then shortly afterward… Continue reading

Tycho – “Montana”

San Francisco’s Scott Hansen records music as Tycho and still finds time to work as a designer under the name ISO50. His latest musical creation, “Montana,” moves away from his previous solo work in ambient… Continue reading

The Chemical Brothers – “Life is Sweet” (Daft Punk Remix)

Inspired by this brilliant piece I read today on the life and times of the Chems‘ “Setting Sun,” a song that sounds as vital and compelling now as it did when it shot… Continue reading

Listen/Download the Latest Episode of the Dan Digs Podcast: 120 Minutes of Beats, Bass, Hip-hop, & Electronic Soul. Sun, Jan 12, 2014.

  Welcome to the first show of 2014!   A wintry mix of downtempo beat jams, slow future funk workouts, classic covers, and experimental leftfield sonic adventures.   Hope ya enjoy. Get in… Continue reading

Jean Deaux – “Find U” (Produced by Sampha)

Anything that features even a few bars of Sampha‘s production or vocal talent deserves an automatic click of the play button. Here the English falsetto wizard teams up with Chicago’s Jean Deaux (correctly… Continue reading

Red Bull Music Academy Documentary – What Difference Does It Make? A Film About Making Music (Official Trailer)

So inspired to create by watching this. I can’t think of an entity that aligns more with my musical taste than the Red Bull Music Academy. The RBMA is an invitation-only series of music… Continue reading

Music by Dan Digs: “Benign Turbine”

  Happy 2014!   This is a beat jam I rustled up a few hours ago, inspired by this mesmerizing audio I found on YouTube.       Dan Digs – “Benign Turbine”… Continue reading

Dan Digs’ Top 20 Remixes of 2013

Rrrrrrrremix! 2013 was a vintage year for the rework, the rejazzed, the re-booted and the re-beated. Here’s my favorite song versions of other people’s song versions of their favorite songs of other people.… Continue reading

Dan Digs’ Top 10 Albums of 2013

It would be hard enough to compile a Top 500, what with all of the under-the-radar Bandcamp treasures, glorious mixtapes aka .zip files, and of course the big, shiny, important album releases of… Continue reading

Listen to Dan Digs’ Top 100 Songs of 2013 – Part 2: 50-1 (Podcast)

  So here it is, the second part of the Top 100: my Top 50 songs of 2013!   Some very unknown, some very well-known, some very minimal, some very maximal, all very… 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

Listen/Download the Latest Episode of the Dan Digs Podcast: 120 Minutes of Beats, Bass, Hip-hop, & Electronic Soul. Sun, Dec 1, 2013.

  Yo! Two hours of brand new and magnificent beats, bass, hip-hop, and electronic soul, plus house, jungle, drum ‘n’ bass, and Paul Simon all cooked up together in a casserole of melodic… Continue reading

Joey Bada$$ x J Dilla – “Two Lips”

Brooklyn’s Joey Bada$$ throws MC skill and Mos Def-ish sing-song rhymes over an unreleased J Dilla beat. “Two Lips” is available only via limited edition vinyl by Akomplice Clothing in order to raise… Continue reading

Tev’n – “Rose Petal” (Free Download)

North London’s Tev’n Kennedy wafts waves of 21st century R&B vocal echoes and skittery beat twitchery at you.   Tev’n – “Rose Petal” (Free Download)       Download “Rose Petal” for free… Continue reading

Sub Focus – “Turn Back Time” (Paul Woolford aka Special Request Remix)

I cannot get enough of Paul Woolford‘s Special Request project; inspired by the glorious heyday of early 90s jungle and UK pirate radio transmissions. After remixing Lana Del Rey, London Grammar, Tessela, and Friend Within under the Special Request… Continue reading

DJ Koze – “Magical Boy” (Matthew Herbert Remix)

Matthew Herbert is the Dr. Seuss of beats. Far be it from him to wearily patch in an overused drum sample, percussion for Herbert means recording the clanging of a wrench on the… 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

Listen/Download the Latest Episode of the Dan Digs Podcast: 120 Minutes of Beats, Bass, Hip-hop, & Electronic Soul. Sun, Nov 17, 2013.

  How’s it going? Hope your November is gloriously leafy and peachy.   Here’s two hours of brand new beats, bass, hip-hop, and electronic soul, in addition to some house, jazz, boogie, indie… 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

Yancey Boys ft Common & Dezi Paige – “Quicksand” (Official Video)

Common always sounds best over a Dilla beat. (His album Finding Forever is dedicated entirely to the late, great producer.)     Yancey Boys ft Common & Dezi Paige – “Quicksand” (Official Video)    … Continue reading

Listen/Download the Latest Episode of the Dan Digs Podcast: 120 Minutes of Beats, Bass, Hip-hop, & Electronic Soul. Sun, Oct 27, 2013.

  Another brand new installment of the Dan Digs radio show is now live!   Two hours of beats, bass, hip-hop, and electronic soul-house-jazz music, plus some Icelandic and Peruvian folk gem surprises.… Continue reading