Tag Archive: Brooklyn

Diggin’ This: Andre Wiken – “Get Avion” (Astro Nautico)

  “Get Avion” by San Francisco musician and globetrotting hatmaker Andre Wiken is a watercolored and dreamlike house stomp that sits nicely alongside the uptempo beat collages of the Avalanches and Tycho.  … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Lionlimb – “Clover” (Bayonet Records)

  Stewart Bronaugh and Joshua Jaeger, otherwise known as Lionlimb, are a duo from Nashville.     “Clover,” the opening song from their new album, Tape Recorder, is a wistful indie-folk meditation flush… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Maitri – “Hide It”

  “Here we are, here we go…”       Fronted by Caroline Davis, Brooklyn band Maitri (a Sanskrit word that means “unconditional friendship and acceptance towards oneself that in turn extends to the… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Photay – “Screens” (Astro Nautico Records)

  Alien grunts, chairs squeaking across the spaceship floor, kaleidoscopic handclaps, cascading synths, piano chord blips, and more alien grunts all feature on my new favorite Photay song, “Screens.”       Track… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Recloose ft Mara TK of Electric Wire Hustle – “Spirit Knows” (Aus Music)

  Recloose returns a soulful and sunshine-fueled robust house cut.       An airy, outdoor, nature-near vibe permeates “Spirit Knows” throughout, thanks to that brilliant, shimmering and shivering vocal sample pinned in place by… 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

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

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

  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

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

  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

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

  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

Diggin’ This: Von Sell – “I Insist”

  Love these electronic whines and whirrs, digital geese gargles, clipped blips, delayed piano chords, and that very impressive vocal from Brooklyn-via-Berlin’s Von Sell on his latest track, “I Insist.”      … Continue reading

Music by Dan Digs: “Bushwick Rooftops”

  Wrote this on the plane back to LA after spending last week in Brooklyn.         Dan Digs – “Bushwick Rooftops”           Listen to more of… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: MeLo-X – “The Cure” (Official Video)

  East Flatbush, Brooklyn producer MeLo-X has a prodigious musical output; scroll through his never-ending Soundcloud page to see the extent of his work.       On his latest song, “The Cure,” a line… Continue reading

Music by Dan Digs: “Brooklyn New York City”

  Beats at 36,000 feet!   26 hours in Brooklyn inspired me to write this track on the plane back to LA.       See if you can spot the sample.   Dan… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 030: New M.I.A., Bilal, Wild Belle, Van Hunt, Roska – Special Guest: Trace

  Show number 30!   As always, the latest in my favorite new leftfield beats and electronic soul, plus interviews with my favorite artists, DJs, and musicians, for your listening pleasure every Sunday… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Tei Shi – “Go Slow” (Blue Hawaii Remix)

  Love the use of the slow drum ‘n’ bass loop on this remix of Brooklyn-via-Buenos Aires singer Tei Shi‘s “Go Slow” by Montreal’s Blue Hawaii.       Tei Shi – “Go Slow” (Blue… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Jesse and Forever – “Good Morning!”

  Cali-born and Brooklyn-based, Jesse Scheinin weaves a magically warm beach blanket of sound with his band Jesse and Forever‘s brand new track “Good Morning!”         Completely diggin’ this alt-psyche-soul-jazz… Continue reading

Sorceress – “Teacups” (Free Download)

  Love this rollin’ ‘n’ clappin,’ Fat Freddy-Droppin’ house beat and these honeyed soul vocals on “Teacups,” the brand new track from New Zealand five-piece Sorceress.       Formerly known as Funkommunity,… Continue reading

Grenier Meets Archie Pelago – “Phosphorent”

  Brooklyn trio Archie Pelago create lush, bass-bouncing, live instrumental electronic music with drum machines, cellos, trumpets, and saxophones.       Their track “Avocado Roller” was number 25 in my Top 100… Continue reading

Taylor McFerrin ft Nai Palm of Hiatus Kaiyote – “The Antidote”

  Bobby’s son Taylor McFerrin is a very talented multi-instrumentalist and singer from Brooklyn, New York.   Here he teams up with Hiatus Kaiyote head honcho Nai Palm for the shaker-driven and stirring future… 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

T.R.A.C. ft Yahzeed Divine – “This Is That” (Produced by Marc Mac)

This is that hip-hop of superlative quality produced by one of my musical heroes: 4hero’s Marc Mac.   T.R.A.C. ft Yahzeed Divine – “This Is That” (Produced by Marc Mac)     Get… Continue reading

Autre Ne Veut – “Play by Play” (Official Video)

This whole R&B futurism thing just keeps getting better and better. Like Prince reworking the Drive soundtrack.   Autre Ne Veut – “Play By Play”   Magnetic. Butter.    

Phony Ppl – “Statues” (Official Video) (Free Download)

First-person music videos are usually pretty powerful pieces of art. Without asking permission, both Gomez’s “See the World” and, more controversially, the Prodigy’s “Smack My Bitch Up” temporarily reverse the normal artist-fan relationship… Continue reading

How to Dress Well – “Cold Nites” (Live at Way Out West 2012 in Gothenburg, Sweden)

Soaring, ethereal R&B and experimental beats from Brooklyn’s Tom Krell aka How to Dress Well. Here he performs his song “Cold Nites” in a candlelit church in Gothenburg, Sweden as part of the… Continue reading

Family Band – “Night Song” (Official Video)

Brooklyn ambient rock group Family Band describe their music as “heavy mellow.” While Johnny Ollsin, Kim Krans, and Scott Hirsch’s particular brand of dark and solemn, starless sky indie is indeed heavy, mellow, and… Continue reading

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – “Fire” (Mr Scruff Remix) (Snippet)

A snippet of new Scruff is better than no snippet at all.   Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – “Fire” (Mr Scruff Remix) (Snippet)   Bass, brass, and cowbell spin you right round.