Tag Archive: British

Diggin’ This: Novelist – “War”

  “Very, very, very on fleek…”   It’s been a minute since I’ve posted a grime cut as my Track of the Day!   Today’s selection fixes that.   Kojo Kankam is better… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: M.O – “Preach” (Official Video)

  Hip-pop at its finest.       Annie Ashcroft, Frankee Connolly, and Nadine Samuels of British girl group M.O teleport us back to the 90s with this gospel-flecked, destiny-chilled, clicks ‘n’ bubbles… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Ady Suleiman – “So Lost” (Official Video)

  I first heard about Nottingham, England’s Ady Suleiman when I came across “Longing for Your Love,” which I loved instantly and proceeded to hammer at every day party that I could because… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Roots Manuva – “Facety 2:11” (Produced by Four Tet)

  UK hip-hop founding father Mr Rooty Tooty Manuva is back with his trademark flow on brand new cut “Facety 2:11.” The track’s stumbling, propelling beat is produced by Four Tet, who, after… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Beat Spacek – “Modern Streets”

  With a humming, heatwave bassline reminiscent of Wayne Smith’s “Under Me Sleng Teng” and made only using iPad and iPhone apps, UK vocalist Beat Spacek (fka Steve Spacek who landed the number… 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

Perera Elsewhere – “Drunk Man” (Official Video)

My favorite song of today. British Berliner Perera Elsewhere turns the volume down to two and delivers a hushed, intimate, ghostly transmission of understated indie-soul.       Perera Elsewhere – “Drunk Man”… Continue reading

Bibio – “À Tout à l’Heure” (Official Video)

West Midlands, UK producer Stephen Wilkinson bka Bibio returns with Silver Wilkinson, a new album of his lo-fi, 70s-soaked, indie electronic soul sound. Lead single “À Tout à l’Heure” couldn’t be more organic… Continue reading

L-Vis 1990 – “Signal”

  Raw, retro, reductionist, Juno-heavy newness from the Night Slugs label co-boss.       L-Vis 1990 – “Signal”         Catch more bass shake, rattle, and roll from L-Vis 1990… Continue reading

Strange U – “Klaatu Barada Nikto” (Official Video Directed by Alexander Nut)

This agitated, gritty heatwave loop from Eglo’s mysterious new signing, Strange U, believed to be a moniker of UK hip-hop stalwart Kashmere the Iguana Man. Although why anyone would even think about adopting… Continue reading

Toddla T Sound – “Worst Enemy”

Sheffield, UK, badman Toddla T teams up with Shola Ama and emcees Serocee and MC DRS to form super-collective Toddla T Sound. “Worst Enemy” is their first ever tune. Love the A$AP-esque pitched-down… Continue reading

“Sound Business” – 1981 TV Documentary on Jamaican Sound System Culture in the UK

Featuring a young David Rodigan.   “Sound Business” – 1981 TV Documentary on Jamaican Sound System Culture in the UK   The grainy VHS vibes and hiss make this all the more glorious.… Continue reading

Werkha – “Le Roitelet”

Only five songs deep on his Soundcloud page, Manchester, UK producer Werkha has created some Francophonic Brainfeeder-ish brilliance with his song “Le Roitelet.” It starts off simple enough, but it’s the Debruit-esque bass… Continue reading

Submotion Orchestra – “It’s Not Me It’s You” (Official Video)

Future organic garage and dubstep rhythms from Leeds, UK live electronic seven-piece Submotion Orchestra. They join the ranks of my top-rated, best-loved Orchestras, which include Cinematic, Hidden, and BBC Concert. What Reprazent are… Continue reading

Barney Artist – “Mystery” (Official Video)

Late night Monday night London hip-hop vibes.   “Mystery” is the third single to be taken from Barney Artist‘s #BAEP EP.    

Letherette – “Shoo Be Doo”

Tell me this ain’t a dope loop.   Taken from the Chi-Lites’ classic “I Just Want to Hold You.” Listen to the sample lifted from the original at 3:05. More beats from the… Continue reading

Alt-J – “Tessellate” (Official Video)

Dubstep-influenced bass and drum patterns are sneaking into every genre of music in 2012. Leeds, UK band Alt-J‘s video for “Tessellate” is a gangstered reversion of Italian Renaissance painter Raphael’s “The School of… Continue reading

Listen/Download this Week’s DIG DEEP Radio Show with Dan Digs: Beats, Bass & Electronic Soul on KBCS 91.3FM Seattle – June 30, 2012 Tracklisting

Stupendously superb soulful sounds from the street for the summer on the show ce soir! Big ups to all the regular listeners and anyone listening for the first time. Welcome aboard!    … Continue reading

New from Ben Westbeech aka Breach – “You Won’t Find Love Again” (Clip)

Funny how Ben Westbeech’s funky, bass-driven throwback house output under the moniker Breach always sounds so much more confident than his singalong soul tracks recorded under his real name, given that he’s a… Continue reading

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – 4Play Interview & Short Film for Channel 4 (Video)

Orlando Higginbottom (probably the most British name since Nigel Tufnel or Armitage Shanks) is a dance music producer from Oxford, UK, who also calls himself Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs.   “Well I say… Continue reading

Listen/Download this Week’s DIG DEEP Radio Show with Dan Digs: Beats, Bass & Electronic Soul on KBCS 91.3FM Seattle – June 23, 2012 Tracklisting

Too many great tunes in the mix tonight. New, old, electronic, soul, beats, heat, bass, space. Let me know what you’re liking and what you dig by emailing dan@dandigs.com and get yourself shouted… Continue reading

Hackney Colliery Band – “Prodigy Medley” (Death Jazz Covers of Prodigy Songs on Wah Wah 45s Label) (Stream)

Even caps lock can’t do justice as to how much I LOVE THIS. Death jazz (love that genre name) from East London’s Hackney Colliery Band covering the almighty Prodigy.   Trumpets, trombones, saxes,… Continue reading

The Englishman on the Hill: Author, Traveler and Survivor Jonathan Raban is Loyal to His Experience – Article Written by Dan Digs for Seattle’s City Arts Magazine

It was a delight to meet Seattle-based English author Jonathan Raban.   I wrote about it for this month’s issue of City Arts magazine. You can read the story here.  

Berlin-Based Brit Adam Bainbridge Fronts this Band Kindness and Their Song “House” Sounds Like an Old Skool Rave Track that Everyone Was Just Too Tired to Make so They Went for an Indie Feel with a Chunky Drum Groove Instead Which Turned Out Pretty Great

  Click below to listen to “House” by Kindness.   Kindness’ debut album World, You Need A Change Of Mind is out now in the U.K. and released May 8 in the U.S.… Continue reading

Burial & Four Tet – “Moth” (Official Video)

This is your brain on spicy food.   (Honestly, how is it possible that Misters Burial and Four Tet sound like they’re just messing about with FruityLoops and GarageBand here and yet still… Continue reading

B.Traits ft Elizabeth Troy – “Fever” (Official Video)

Equal parts 90s UK house, 90s UK garage, 90s UK drum ‘n’ bass, 90s UK rave, 90s UK diva vox. 100% joy.   A decade of British dance music expertly distilled into 3… Continue reading

Wiley – “Cheer Up It’s Christmas” (Free MP3 Download)

“I don’t eat raisin cake, it’s all hassle.” Wiley = British rap Christmas genius. MPFreeness here.

Dig Deep Tracklisting: Friday Night/Saturday Morning October 8 2011 1am-3am PST on KBCS Bellevue-Seattle 91.3FM & www.kbcs.fm

Big show tonight! Brand new music from Efya, Dub Gabriel, Mosca, Primary 1, and Kendrick Lamar. Plus we got in the mix with a special time-themed song showcase and got housey at the… Continue reading

Dig Deep Tracklisting: Friday Night/Saturday Morning October 1 2011 1am-3am PST on KBCS Bellevue-Seattle 91.3FM & www.kbcs.fm

Another big show! Brand new tunes from Roots Manuva, A Trak, George Lenton, Lee Bannon, Sepalcure, and Seattle’s very own Ill Cosby for our city’s Decibel Festival weekend. A great time at the… Continue reading

Dig Deep Tracklisting: Friday Night/Saturday Morning September 24 2011 1am-3am PST on KBCS Bellevue-Seattle 91.3FM & www.kbcs.fm

Hello friends. Bit of a tweak to Dig Deep this week: we’ve decided to drop the “U.K.-only” music tag for Dig Deep and instead welcome music from all over the galaxy to the… Continue reading

Dig Deep Tracklisting: Friday Night/Saturday Morning September 17 2011 1am-3am PST on KBCS Bellevue-Seattle 91.3FM & www.kbcs.fm

We got a lil bit laidback tonight as we spun our Autumn Mix: a fine, red-leaved, chill-in-the-air, pathos-driven, seasonal selection of brand new tunes and classics from the vaults. Then we got all… Continue reading

Dig Deep Tracklisting: Friday Night/Saturday Morning September 10 2011 1am-3am PST on KBCS Bellevue-Seattle 91.3FM & www.kbcs.fm

Another show jam-packed of new tunes from across the Atlantic and classic U.K. dance tracks from back in the day, eight hours ahead, as Seattle finally moves into summer proper and we get… Continue reading

Dig Deep Tracklisting: Friday Night/Saturday Morning September 3 2011 1am-3am PST on KBCS Bellevue-Seattle 91.3FM & www.kbcs.fm

Getting your Labor Day Weekend started right! Listen again to this show–two hours of the best in new U.K. beats and British club culture sounds–here and download it here. Here’s how we saw… Continue reading

Dig Deep Tracklisting: Friday Night/Saturday Morning August 27 2011 1am-3am PST on KBCS Bellevue-Seattle 91.3FM & www.kbcs.fm

It was a great one tonight. Listen again to this show–two hours of the best in new U.K. beats and British club culture sounds–here and download it here. Here’s how we rolled in,… Continue reading

Dig Deep Tracklisting: Friday Night/Saturday Morning August 20 2011 1am-3am PST on KBCS Bellevue-Seattle 91.3FM & www.kbcs.fm

2 hours chock-a-blocko-block of mostly brand new and some brand renewed UK dance music! Click here to listen again and click here to download this show. Here’s how the game was won. Dusky… Continue reading

Dig Deep Tracklisting: Friday Night/Saturday Morning August 13 2011 1am-3am PST on KBCS Bellevue-Seattle 91.3FM & www.kbcs.fm

Many thanks to all who tuned in for another two hours of big U.K. beats and Brit electronica this week! Click here to listen again to this episode of Dig Deep and click… Continue reading

Dig Deep Tracklisting: Friday Night/Saturday Morning August 6 2011 1am-3am PST on KBCS Bellevue-Seattle 91.3FM & www.kbcs.fm

Another stellar show of wall-to-wall brand new and brand classic UK beats and basslines! Click here to listen again to the latest episode of the show and click here to download it. Here’s… Continue reading

Dig Deep Tracklisting: Friday Night/Saturday Morning July 30 2011 1am-3am PST on KBCS Bellevue-Seattle 91.3FM & www.kbcs.fm

The best in UK electronica featuring brand new and brand old tracks from across the Atlantic that you need to hear. Click here to listen again to the show. Here’s how it sounded.… Continue reading

Dig Deep Tracklisting: Friday Night/Saturday Morning July 23 2011 1am-3am PST on KBCS Bellevue-Seattle 91.3FM & www.kbcs.fm – Special Mercury Music Prize Shortlist Showcase Show Case!

Special Mercury Music Prize shortlist rundown this week on Seattle’s specialist U.K. electronica show Dig Deep! Here’s how it worked its magic. MERCURY MUSIC PRIZE SHORTLIST All odds to win taken from the… Continue reading

Dig Deep Tracklisting: Friday Night/Saturday Morning July 16 2011 1am-3am PST on KBCS Bellevue-Seattle 91.3FM & www.kbcs.fm

Here’s how it spun. Zero dB – ‘The Snare’ Rizzle Kicks – ‘Down With The Trumpets’ (Star Slinger Remix) Kid Gloves – ‘Music Power’ (Original Mix) Dem 2 – ‘Long Shak Dodge’ (Original… Continue reading

Dig Deep Tracklisting: Friday Night/Saturday Morning July 9 2011 1am-3am PST on KBCS Bellevue-Seattle 91.3FM & www.kbcs.fm

Jungle! We kicked off the show tonight with the massive ‘Close’ by Derby’s Drumsound & Bassline Smith and followed with Bristol’s Loadstar mix of Jess Mills. Our PRODUCER IN THE SPOTLIGHT was grime/house… Continue reading

Dig Deep Tracklisting: Friday Night/Saturday Morning July 2 2011 1am-3am PST on KBCS Bellevue-Seattle 91.3FM & www.kbcs.fm

Happy Fourth of July weekend! New UK music tonight from Bristol’s Bryn Thomas, Hammersmith, West London’s Silkie, Oxford’s Radiohead, Birmingham’s Emalkay, and Brighton’s Ed Solo. Our PRODUCER IN THE SPOTLIGHT was London duo… Continue reading

Dig Deep Tracklisting: Friday Night/Saturday Morning June 25 2011 1am-3am PST on KBCS Bellevue-Seattle 91.3FM & www.kbcs.fm

Brand new music played tonight from Dem 2, Drums of Death, Lapalux, Jamie Grind, Debukas, Emalkay, Colo, Gold Panda, and the cat in the hat himself: Jamiroquai. Plus Caspa weighed in with new… Continue reading

Dig Deep Tracklisting: Friday Night/Saturday Morning June 18 2011 1am-3am PST on KBCS Bellevue-Seattle 91.3FM & www.kbcs.fm

Another week, another show done! Brand new music from London’s Sinden remixing P Diddy, Aberdeen’s Offshore remixing Wiley, London’s Zombie Disco Squad remixing Style of Eye, and JD Twitch from Glasgow’s Optimo collective… Continue reading

Dig Deep Tracklisting: Friday Night/Saturday Morning June 11 2011 1am-3am PST on KBCS Bellevue-Seattle 91.3FM & www.kbcs.fm

Nothing but strickly big tunes and strickly UK business tonight on Dig Deep. Brand new tracks from Jamie xx, Africa HiTech, S-Type, Kavsrave, Subscape, Photek, Jas Shaw from Simian Mobile Disco, and Disclosure.… Continue reading

Dig Deep Tracklisting: Friday Night/Saturday Morning June 4 2011 1am-3am PST on KBCS Bellevue-Seattle 91.3FM & www.kbcs.fm

Brand new music tonight that repped the UK hard from Dels, Tessela, Blood Orange, StopMakingMe, Dam Mantle, MNEK, Fantastic Mr Fox, Two Door Cinema Club, Vessel & El Kid, Holy Other, and TEETH!!!… Continue reading

Dig Deep Tracklisting: Friday Night/Saturday Morning May 28 2011 1am-3am PST on KBCS Bellevue-Seattle 91.3FM & www.kbcs.fm

Another big UK beats and bass music show to start Memorial Day Weekend right! No doubt we deep dug. The Beatles and the Chems set things off with their two remarkably similar songs… Continue reading

Dig Deep Tracklisting: Friday Night/Saturday Morning May 21 2011 1am-3am PST on KBCS Bellevue-Seattle 91.3FM & www.kbcs.fm

With temperatures hitting 70 degrees this week in Seattle for the first time this year, we had to break out the shorts, dust off the flip-flops, and usher in summer proper by spinning… Continue reading

Dig Deep Tracklisting: Friday Night/Saturday Morning May 14 2011 1am-3am PST on KBCS Bellevue-Seattle 91.3FM & www.kbcs.fm

Dig Deep brought the heat last night kicking things off with London’s Rinse FM Heatwave Crew rejigging ‘Rolling In The Deep’. We got our funky d’n’b stylings on with Prisoners of Technology remixing… Continue reading

Dig Deep Tracklisting: Friday Night/Saturday Morning May 7 2011 1am-3am PST on KBCS Bellevue-Seattle 91.3FM & www.kbcs.fm

What a monster show! Brand new UK beats from SBTRKT, Disclosure, Blood Orange, Vessel, Adam Freeland, and Ursa Major! And none of those names were made up! Plus our PRODUCER IN THE SPOTLIGHT… Continue reading