Tag Archive: Best Music Blog

The Dan Digs Show 110: New Sylvan Esso, Jay Daniel, Tycho, Gallant, Boddika & Joy Orbison – Dan in the DJ Mix

    Show number 110!   As always, the latest and greatest in leftfield beats and electronic soul, plus interviews with my favorite artists for your listening pleasure every Sunday night on Dash… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: B. Bravo – “I’m For Real” (Bastard Jazz)

  LA funkateer and starship connector B. Bravo turns in “I’m For Real,” a heavy, sparkling slab of West Coast future funk that will have you involuntarily busting moves in your chair the moment… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 109: New Karriem Riggins, DJ Jazzy Jeff & James Poyser, Photay, Yellow Days, Dan Kye aka Jordan Rakei – Special Guest: Robot Koch

  Show number 109!   As always, the latest and greatest in leftfield beats and electronic soul, plus interviews with my favorite artists for your listening pleasure every Sunday night on Dash 1… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Hiatus Kaiyote – “Laputa” (Koolade Rework) (Free Download)

  Opening with swerving low-end dotted with stumbling hi-hats and closing with a bouncing bass-driven laid-back house stomp, Zagreb, Croatia’s Koolade takes Hiatus Kaiyote‘s “Laputa” to all rooms of the club.      … Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 108: New A Tribe Called Quest, Phony Ppl, Lil Silva, The xx, Ta-ku – Special Guest: Telefon Tel Aviv (All Vinyl DJ Set)

  Show number 108!   As always, the latest and greatest in leftfield beats and electronic soul, plus interviews with my favorite artists for your listening pleasure every Sunday night on Dash 1… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Nikitch ft Kuna Maze – “Chemelin” (Cascade Records)

  On “Chemelin,” French producer Nicolas Morant aka Nikitch presents a honey-dripped beat braided with synth lifts and an otherworldly, pitched-up vocal swirl.       Track of the day.     Nikitch ft… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 107: New Formation, Chaz Bundick bka Toro Y Moi, Nick Murphy fka Chet Faker, Bonobo, Chemical Brothers – Special Guest: Tom Misch

  Show number 107!   As always, the latest and greatest in leftfield beats and electronic soul, plus interviews with my favorite artists for your listening pleasure every Sunday night on Dash 1… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Gabriel Garzón-Montano – “Sour Mango” (Stones Throw)

  Beautifully off-kilter DIY indie-soul that burns slow, like a frame-by-frame Unknown Mortal Orchestra, “Sour Mango” by Brooklyn’s Gabriel Garzón-Montano is inventive, welcoming, unsour, sweet.     Track of the day.   Gabriel Garzón-Montano –… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Clap! Clap! – “Ar-Raqis” (Black Acre)

  “Ar-Raqis” is a compelling, rhythmic house jam by Toscana, Italy’s Cristiano Crisci, better known as Clap! Clap!, that pulls in musical influences from all seventeen corners of the globe.       This… Continue reading

TV by Dan Digs: Watch a New Episode of the Latest Series of Crate Diggers Vinyl Show Featuring Rudimental

  Check out this new episode of the latest series of Crate Diggers that I executive produced for Fuse TV‘s new channel, FM. The show focuses on vinyl aficionados and their love of wax.       This episode,… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 106: New DJ Shadow x Hudson Mohawke, Kerem Akdag, Jack Garratt, Psychemagik, Mura Masa x Four Tet – Special Guest: Larry Mizell Jr

  Show number 106!   As always, the latest and greatest in leftfield beats and electronic soul, plus interviews with my favorite artists for your listening pleasure every Sunday night on Dash 1… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Dessert – “Cookie”

  We don’t know much about mysterious LA trio Dessert, but what we do know is that “Cookie” is a paced, minimal R&B jam laced with celestial harp runs, skittering Aphex-ish pop-and-click percussion,… Continue reading

Listen Back to Dan Digs on Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide FM Pop Up Radio Station in LA

  Huge thanks to Gilles Peterson, Jonathan Rudnick, Dave O’Donnell, and the rest of the stellar Worldwide FM team for three days of pop up radio at the end of September in DTLA that… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Nightmares on Wax ft Andrew Ashong – “World Inside” (Warp Records)

  George Evelyn aka DJ E.A.S.E. aka Nightmares on Wax ventures into hypnotic house territory with “World Inside.” The song features plucked strings, a decisive drum stomp, fluttering paper percussion, tape-delayed synth shimmers,… Continue reading

TV by Dan Digs: Watch a New Episode of the Latest Series of Crate Diggers Vinyl Show Featuring Classixx

  Check out this new episode of the latest series of Crate Diggers that I executive produced for Fuse TV‘s new channel, FM. The show focuses on vinyl aficionados and their love of wax.         This… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 105: New NxWorries, Steve Spacek, Blank Blue, Bells Atlas, The Cinematic Orchestra – Special Guest: RJD2

  Show number 105!   As always, the latest and greatest in leftfield beats and electronic soul, plus interviews with my favorite artists for your listening pleasure every Sunday night on Dash 1… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: The Cinematic Orchestra ft Moses Sumney – “To Believe” (Ninja Tune)

  Unbelievable.     Fragile yet flawless, “To Believe” is a delicate demonstration of the immense musical talent possessed by both Moses Sumney and the Cinematic Orchestra.   Track of the day.  … 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

TV by Dan Digs: Watch a New Episode of the Latest Series of Crate Diggers Vinyl Show Featuring Nickodemus

  Check out this new episode of the latest series of Crate Diggers that I executive produced for Fuse TV‘s new channel, FM. The show focuses on vinyl aficionados and their love of wax.       This episode spotlights the… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 104: New Solange x Kaytranada, Azymuth, Jay Daniel, All the People, Dead Horse Beats – Special Guests: Mura Masa & Linafornia

  Show number 104!   As always, the latest and greatest in leftfield beats and electronic soul, plus interviews with my favorite artists for your listening pleasure every Sunday night on Dash 1… Continue reading

Come Hang at the Noon Pacific Pop Up Shop at Platform LA in Culver City

  Excited to announce that starting this Monday, October 17, I’ll be teaming up with Noon Pacific to present a month-long pop-up shop and video livestream of curated DJ sets and live artist performances… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Yellow Days – “Your Hand Holding Mine” (Good Years) (Official Video)

  17-year-old Haslemere, England singer and producer George Van De Broek aka Yellow Days starts your weekend with “Your Hand Holding Mine,” a Lynchian lounge ode to longing and lost love, fringed with a radioactive guitar… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Stillehavet – “Gola Malimbe”

  Distant bell arpeggios, bass drones, expectant guitar notes, and misty vocals fill the entirety of the percussive, psychedelic-folk song “Gola Malimbe,” the latest musical output of Bergen, Norway natives and former Funin members Marit… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Archivist – “Everything is Wanted” (Official Video)

  “Everything is Wanted” by London’s Archivist is an upbeat low-key indie-funk synth-strut experiment.     Track of the day.   Archivist – “Everything is Wanted”             Archivist‘s… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: PREP – “Futures” (B3SCI Records)

  “Like I’m swimming in seltzer, diving into the blue…”     London four-piece PREP is made up of “a hip-hop producer, a classical composer, a house DJ, and a singer-songwriter with credits including… Continue reading

TV by Dan Digs: Watch a New Episode of the Latest Series of Crate Diggers Vinyl Show Featuring Peter Rosenberg

  Check out this new episode of the latest series of Crate Diggers that I executive produced for Fuse TV‘s new channel, FM. The show focuses on vinyl aficionados and their love of wax.       This episode spotlights the… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 103: New Bonzai, Brookzill!, Letherette, Jazzy Jeff, Robin Hannibal – Special Guests: MAST & Ry X

  Show number 103!   As always, the latest and greatest in leftfield beats and electronic soul, plus interviews with my favorite artists for your listening pleasure every Sunday night on Dash 1… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Tay Sean – “Kathedral Spectre” (HomeSkillet Records)

  “Kathedral Spectre” is Shabazz-like, Pluto palatial, cosmic hip-hop (with added, addled, high-neck, space odyssey guitar solo fretworkery) straight from the mind of Helladoper and Kingdom Crumber Tay Sean from Rainier Beach, Seattle.     Track… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Sporting Life ft Evy Jane – “Court Vision” (Letter Racer/R&S Records) (Official Video)

  On “Court Vision,” NYC’s Sporting Life (who also makes music with Ratking) takes Vancouver singer Evy Jane’s atmospheric R&B vocal melodies and levitates them above sparse and utilitarian drums, reliably punctuated with what sounds like… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: James Vincent Mcmorrow – “Rising Water” (A. K. Paul Remix)

  Dublin, Ireland musician James Vincent Mcmorrow‘s filtered folk falsetto gets a plastic fantastic drum machine backbeat interspersed with synth surges courtesy of Rayner’s Lane, North London producer (and frère du Jai Paul) A. K.… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Yagi – “Timelessness” (Jakarta Records & BRRWD aka Ta-ku & Repeat Pattern)

  Saitama, Japan producer Toru Yaginuma, bettter known as Yagi, is a central fixture in Tokyo’s beat scene.     It was in Tokyo that he first met Ta-ku and Repeat Pattern, who… Continue reading

TV by Dan Digs: Watch a New Episode of the Latest Series of Crate Diggers Vinyl Show Featuring King Britt

  Check out this new episode of the latest series of Crate Diggers that I executive produced for Fuse TV‘s new channel, FM. The show focuses on vinyl aficionados and their love of wax.   that time #kingbritt +… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 102: New Solange, Moses Sumney, Daedelus, Aesop Rock & Homeboy Sandman, A.K. Paul – Special Guest: Swarvy

  Show number 102!   As always, the latest and greatest in leftfield beats and electronic soul, plus interviews with my favorite artists for your listening pleasure every Sunday night on Dash 1… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Moses Sumney ft Thundercat – “Lonely World”

  Stark and stunning, “Lonely World” by Moses Sumney, featuring Thundercat‘s unmistakable bass tones, is an opus of vocal emotion propelled forward by focused drums that gradually build into a rich, complex beat… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: WONK – “1914” (Live at Red Bull Studios Tokyo) (Video)

  My new favorite musical export from Tokyo is the experimental soul outfit WONK!       Shades of Hiatus Kaiyote, Fat Freddy’s, and BBNG abound; in short, all of my favorite things.… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: MAST ft Tim Lefebvre And Josh Johnson – “The Night Drive” (Alpha Pup)

  Feeling this cinematic orchestration of funk bass noodles, cricket-chirp synths, George Benson-ish guitar cascades, and one glorious, unstoppable saxophone on “The Night Drive” by LA-via-Philly musician Tim Conley aka MAST.    … Continue reading

TV by Dan Digs: Watch a New Episode of the Latest Series of Crate Diggers Vinyl Show Featuring Bilal

  Check out this new episode of the latest series of Crate Diggers that I executive produced for Fuse TV‘s new channel, FM. The show focuses on vinyl aficionados and their love of wax.       This episode spotlights the… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 101: New Max Graef, Jordan Rakei, Adrian Younge, The Seshen, Recloose – Special Guests: Jamie Lidell & Henry Wu

  Show number 101!   As always, the latest and greatest in leftfield beats and electronic soul, plus interviews with my favorite artists for your listening pleasure every Sunday night on Dash 1… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: SWISHA & Los ft Kush Jones & Scatta – “Born Dis Way” (Great Traks)

  “Born Dis Way,” an optimistic, starry-eyed juke-jazz joint from Los Angeles producer SWISHA, fuses Chicago footwork and Jersey Club elements to create a magic carpet ride of diced drums and twinkling, wish-upon-a-star piano… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Jay Daniel – “Knowledge Of Selfie” (Ninja Tune’s Technicolour Records)

  Shades of Theo Parrish’s Sound Signature imprint’s hypnotic drums and Eglo’s otherworldly synth swirls on this new rustic house cut from 25-year-old Detroit producer Jay Daniel.     Track of the day.… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Adrian Younge – “The Concept of Love” (Linear Labs)

  “Consider, for a moment, that you are a part of the universe.”     “The Concept of Love” is compelling. It’s an ode to vintage synthesizers, to analog radar squeals, to visions… Continue reading

TV by Dan Digs: Watch a New Episode of the Latest Series of Crate Diggers Vinyl Show Featuring J Boogie

  Check out this new episode of the latest series of Crate Diggers that I executive produced for Fuse TV‘s new channel, FM. The show focuses on vinyl aficionados and their love of wax.       This episode spotlights the… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 100: New Hiatus Kaiyote, Shlohmo, Linafornia, Ras G, Leisure – Special Guests: COMBAT! & Tall Black Guy

  Show number 100!   As always, the latest and greatest in leftfield beats and electronic soul, plus interviews with my favorite artists for your listening pleasure every Sunday night on Dash 1… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Tall Black Guy ft Moonchild – “I Will Never Know” (First Word Records)

  The force of the sonics of soul is strong in this one.       Detroit producer Tall Black Guy has collaborated with LA “tape-delay soul” trio Moonchild to create the stunning “I… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Bearcubs – “Sirens Calling” (All Points)

  Future-garage-beat-in-a-distant-submarine vibes from Jack Ritchie aka Bearcubs with the future-forward “Sirens Calling.”       Track of the day.   Bearcubs – “Sirens Calling”             “Sirens Calling” is taken… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Vex Ruffin & Fab 5 Freddy – “The Balance” (Stones Throw) (Official Video)

  Pure NYC.     An ESG-ish noodly bass dance-punk beat courtesy of Vex Ruffin with New York legend Fab 5 Freddy bringing the bars.   From the man himself, Fab 5 Freddy:   “I liked… Continue reading

TV by Dan Digs: Watch a New Episode of the Latest Series of Crate Diggers Vinyl Show Featuring Statik Selektah

  Check out this new episode of the latest series of Crate Diggers that I executive produced for Fuse TV‘s new channel, FM. The show focuses on vinyl aficionados and their love of wax.       This episode spotlights the… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 099: New Hemlock Ernst, Inc. No World, Nite Jewel, Mieux, Wallace – Special Guest: Elusive

  Show number 99!   As always, the latest and greatest in leftfield beats and electronic soul, plus interviews with my favorite artists for your listening pleasure every Sunday night on Dash 1… Continue reading

Music by Dan Digs: Sampha – “Happens” (Dan Digs’ Happenstance Remix)

  Decided to give one of my favorite Sampha tracks a rehappening.       Sampha – “Happens” (Dan Digs’ Happenstance Remix)             Listen to more of my… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Barnaby Carter – “This Is Ours” (Project Mooncircle)

  Rainy guitar, atmospheric synths, and delicate, mechanical drums make up Barnaby Carter‘s new single, “This Is Ours.”       Wait for those rosewood violin strings to enter the fray at 3min… Continue reading