Tag Archive: Best Music Blogs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dan Digs Live: DJ Set with Frank Foreal at Ace Hotel Palm Springs on Saturday October 1

  Come vibe with us in my favorite desert Saturday October 1.         Frank Foreal and I will be spinning the best in leftfield beats, future R&B, and soulful house at Ace Hotel… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Jadu Heart – “Late Night” (Mura Masa’s Anchor Point Records)

  Listless yacht rock guitar chords and top-fret note ripples sway in the breeze to tropical percussion and cloudy vocals from Dina and Faro, otherwise known as Jadu Heart.       Track of… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Uffe – “As Long As It Lasts” (FaltyDL’s Blueberry Records)

  Amsterdam-via-Copenhagen producer Uffe‘s “As Long As It Lasts” is a relaxed jazz journey complete with cocktail lounge piano keys, a tip-toeing vibraphone, graceful guitar wah-wah’s, and a delightfully angular drum beat.  … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Electric Wire Hustle – “Go Slow” (Bastard Jazz)

  Feeling the slow strings, slow toms, slow kicks, and slow vox of “Go Slow,” a brand new song from Wellington, New Zealand’s Electric Wire Hustle.       Track of the day.… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Kaidi Tatham – “Mister Seahorse” (2000Black)

  Bug in the Attic, Herbaliser, and Neon Phusioner Kaidi Tatham has turned in a fantastic new EP, The Extrovert City; my favorite track of which is “Mister Seahorse,” a future funk-jazz excursion that boasts a bassline bouncier… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Jose Mauro – “Obnoxius”

  Originally released in 1970 on the Quartin label, “Obnoxius” by Brazil’s Jose Mauro is a graceful, elegant, and brooding orchestral gem that easily sits alongside the work of the masters João Gilberto and Marcos… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Sampha – “Blood on Me”

  Funny thing about new Sampha tunes is that I already know I’m going to like them before I’ve even heard them.       This new one is no exception.   “Blood… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: The Code – “Brooklyn Baby” (Free Download)

  Mysterious British production outfit The Code have covered Lana Del Rey’s “Brooklyn Baby” by turning it inside out and upside down and outside in.       It’s all about that heat-singed bass and… Continue reading

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

  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.       Here we spotlight… Continue reading

Dan Digs Live: DJ Set at Resident DTLA on Saturday August 27

  Tonight at Resident DTLA in the Arts District.           I’ll be returning to spin the best in leftfield beats, bass, hip-hop, soulful house, and houseful soul from 10pm.        … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Glass Animals – “Season 2 Episode 3”

  “Season 2 Episode 3” from Oxford, England band Glass Animals floats singer Dave Bayley’s falsetto over a Lindsay Lowend-ish beat bounce that sounds “like my head is on backwards.”       Track of… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Yussef Kamaal aka Yussef Dayes & Kamaal Williams (Henry Wu) – “Yo Chavez” (Brownswood)

  Ease into Thursday with this smoother-than-smooth, mellow and mysterious, Herbie-ish synth-jazz jam from London’s Yussef Kamaal aka Yussef Dayes and Kamaal Williams (who also makes music as Henry Wu).       Track of the… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Amber Mark – “Way Back”

  A late summer, poignant, piano-led soul-pop-house construction from New York’s Amber Mark.       Track of the day.   Amber Mark – “Way Back”             “Way Back” is… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Charlotte Day Wilson – “After All”

  I first got introduced to Charlotte Day Wilson by hearing her vocals on fellow Torontoist jagged jazzists BadBadNotGood’s “In Your Eyes” from their latest album IV.       Since collaborating with BBNG, Charlotte… Continue reading

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

  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.     Here we spotlight the… Continue reading