Tag Archive: Cover

Diggin’ This: Horace Andy – “Safe From Harm” (Massive Attack Cover) (On-U Sound)

  Probably the most satisfying bass melody in existence.       Horace Andy‘s voice is unparalleled.   I mean, what would “One Love“ be without the vocals of the Kingston, Jamaica musical… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Dad Bod – “Playground Love” (Air Cover) (Nice Guys Records)

  A weighty Air cover from Salt Lake City’s Dad Bod.       Love that corkscrew reversed guitar at 1min 3sec.     Dad Bod – “Playground Love” (Air Cover)    … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Wyvern Lingo – “Multi-Love” (Unknown Mortal Orchestra Cover)

  A magical reinterpretation of the UMO original.       Love this scintillating, drumless indie-folk rework from the Irish trio of Karen, Caoi and Sirsh, otherwise known as Wyvern Lingo, especially that… Continue reading

Playlist: Hits, Differently

  Cover versions that take the original songs to a whole new dimension.         Jorja Smith covering St Germain.    B. J. Smith covering Outkast.   Kiefer and Theo Croker… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: JIM (Ron Basejam, Crazy P) – “Phoenix” (The Cult Cover) (NuNorthern Soul Records)

  Nottingham, UK’s JIM aka Jim Baron aka Ron Basejam aka one of the founding members of Crazy P turns in a frankly fantastic folk reimagining of The Cult’s “Phoenix” with backing vocals… Continue reading

Music by Dan Digs: SUNRAYYS – “I Can’t Stand the Rain” (Ann Peebles Cover)

  Against my window…       Recorded during the downpour in LA last night.     SUNRAYYS – “I Can’t Stand the Rain” (Ann Peebles Cover)            … Continue reading

Music by Dan Digs: SUNRAYYS – “Watching Windows” (Roni Size/Reprazent Cover)

  Silently, I’m away, I’m away, when I…         Had to add some djembe, some bass, some relentless house kicks, and some cowbell to round out this cover of one… Continue reading

One-Off Pop-Up Show: The Rooftop with Dan Digs (Music from Skinny Pelembe, Jazztronik, FRMTN, Neneh Cherry, Tony Allen and Jeff Mills)

  Massive, masssssive thanks to everyone who tuned in to the one-off pop-up DJ mix show, The Rooftop with Dan Digs, on Instagram Live on Sunday night.       Was great fun… 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

Diggin’ This: Xiomara – “Siren”

  “Siren,” by Berkeley, California chanteuse Xiomara is a delicate and smokey, soulful blues number with shades of Portishead and Ella Fitzgerald.       Track of the day.   Xiomara – “Siren”      … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Stephen – “Crossfire”

  23-year-old Los Angeles artist Stephen combines bleak piano keys, menacing bass throbs, razor-sharp muted guitar stabs, and, yes, what sounds like actual crossfire (0:21) on “Crossfire.”       Despite the melancholy… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Ibeyi – “Ghosts” (Official Video)

  Both twenty-years-old, both French-Cuban, and both twin sisters, Naomi and Lisa-Kainde Diaz are Ibeyi, the Yoruba word for “twins.”       Together they make some of the best percussive, organic, heartfelt… Continue reading

DJ Mix: Dan Digs – A Rainy Day in LA (Free Download)

  It’s a strange and oddly calming experience when it rains in Los Angeles.   To soundtrack and commemorate the recent unexpected downpour, I’ve compiled a 42-minute-ish eclectic mix of my favorite rain-themed tunes.  … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: BadBadNotGood – “Kaleidoscope” (Kaytranada’s Flip) (Free Download)

  I’ll be honest, whenever I see the words “Bad Bad Not Good” and “Kaytranada” on a track, I know my headphones are in for some quality.       Listen to the 22-year-old… Continue reading

BJ Smith – “Prototype” (Outkast Cover)

  Much like burritos and the beach, it is scientifically impossible to have enough covers and reworks of Outkast‘s “Prototype” in your life at any one time.       Last year I… Continue reading

Doprah – “Stranger People”

  With “Stranger People,” Christchurch, New Zealand’s Doprah remind me of a slightly more cheerful Portishead who’ve listened to a lot of Lorde, Dr Octagon’s “Blue Flowers,” and Flying Lotus’ jangly drum loops.… Continue reading

Chet Faker – “1998” (Official Video)

  I’ve been following the music of Aussie crooner Chet Faker ever since I got switched on to his brilliantly lethargic haze-hop cover of Blackstreet’s “No Diggity” in April 2012.      … Continue reading


  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

Tame Impala – “Stranger In Moscow” (Michael Jackson Cover)

If Tame Impala ever wanted to form a permanent side-project where they exclusively play psychedelic covers of Michael Jackson songs and called themselves Psychel Jackson, I would be more than okay with that.… Continue reading

Mélissa Laveaux – “Pie Bwa”

With spritely yet melancholy fingerpicked guitar inches from your ears, Haitian-Canadian singer Mélissa Laveaux reworks and riffs on Billie Holiday’s “Strange Fruit,” singing entirely in Creole and from the viewpoint of the blood-stained… 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

Listen/Download the Latest Episode of the Dan Digs Podcast: 120 Minutes of Beats, Bass, Hip-hop, & Electronic Soul. Sun, Oct 13, 2013.

  Like an Angeleno finishing a juice cleanse by heading to In-N-Out, I’m beyond stoked to play you this latest mix. Hope you dig. Let me know your favorite track and where you’re listening… Continue reading

James Blake ft Chance the Rapper – “Life Round Here” (Remix) (Official Video Directed by Nabil)

This isn’t the first rap video of late to greatly increase the potency of the song it portrays by being filmed entirely in black-and-white. Perhaps best known for directing Kanye West/GOOD Music’s “Mercy”… Continue reading

Flex Cop – “This Is Not Meth” (Breaking Bad Finale Tribute) (Free Download)

If you’re as amped as I am (and the rest of the wider universe) for Sunday’s Breaking Bad finale, you’ll no doubt dig Australian producer Flex Cop‘s flip of San Francisco singer Darondo’s… Continue reading

Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “Rà-àkõ-st” (Lindstrøm Cover)

After Lindstrøm recently remixed the band’s “Swim and Sleep (Like a Shark),” New Zealand-via-Portland’s U.M.O. return the favor by reworking the Norwegian producer’s U.F.O. disco audio into a grainy, warped, psychedelic 1970s TV… Continue reading

Folk Acoustic Cover Versions of Mos Def’s “Umi Says” & the Pharcyde’s “Runnin” by B.J. Smith

This is special. Two sublime and subaqueous folk acoustic cover versions of two hip-hop classics.   Mos Def’s “Umi Says” & the Pharcyde’s “Runnin” by B.J. Smith (Folk Acoustic Cover Versions)   Download… Continue reading

The Decoders – “I Am the Black Gold of the Sun” (Rotary Connection Cover)

My favorite song of all time gets the cover treatment again, this time from LA’s Decoders, who take the psychedelic soul of the original and infuse it with upbeat samba.   The Decoders… Continue reading

Benjamin Francis Leftwich – “Midnight City” (M83 Cover) (Acoustic Version)

His name may make you think of a mustachioed, top-hatted Victorian industrialist aristocrat rather than a 23-year-old singer-songwriter-guitar strummer from York, England.   Benjamin Francis Leftwich – “Midnight City” (M83 Cover) (Acoustic Version)… Continue reading

The Versatile Vocal Talent of Kwabs aka Kwabena Adjepong (Video)

This voice!     London’s Kwabs demonstrates his majectic vocal versatility at Buckingham Palace as part of the BBC TV series Goldie’s Band: By Royal Appointment, hosted by the renowned British drum ‘n’… Continue reading

Capital Cities – “Nothing Compares 2 U” (Free Download)

Impressive, very impressive, how Los Angeles’ Capital Cities have managed to transform Sinead O’Connor’s teary, heart-stricken ballad into a joyful, future disco stomper.   That free download is here. Fingers crossed for the… Continue reading

Listen/Download this Week’s DIG DEEP Radio Show with Dan Digs: Beats, Bass & Electronic Soul on KBCS 91.3FM Seattle – August 25, 2012 Tracklisting

My favorite songs of the week all in the mix tonight. Leftfield hip-hop, future beats, interstellar bass, and rare electronic soul.       Highlights include a German version of “NY State of… Continue reading

Listen/Download this Week’s DIG DEEP Radio Show with Dan Digs: Beats, Bass & Electronic Soul on KBCS 91.3FM Seattle – August 18, 2012 Tracklisting – The Sound-Off! with Special Guest Futurewife

The Dig Deep radio show welcomes Seattle producer Futurewife to the KBCS studio for the Sound-off! 6 rounds, 6 categories, 12 songs, and buckets of beats, basslines, and music talk. Plus we spin… Continue reading

Listen/Download this Week’s DIG DEEP Radio Show with Dan Digs: Beats, Bass & Electronic Soul on KBCS 91.3FM Seattle – August 4, 2012 Tracklisting – Special Live Future Beat Mix in the Studio from Kasata Sound (Video)

Two hours of the freshest, newest, and most vivacious beats, beats, hip-hop, and future soul, plus the odd hand-brake swerve as we careen through genres and musical boundaries on that late late late… Continue reading

Zara McFarlane – “Police & Thieves” (Junior Murvin Cover)

  August music in every sense of the word.         This sublime soul-jazz cover of Junior Murvin’s reggae standard “Police and Thieves” will feature on Zara McFarlane‘s second album out… Continue reading

Samuel Yirga – “I Am the Black Gold of the Sun” (Rotary Connection Cover)

I’ve made no secret of the fact that this 1970s psychedelic soul classic is my favorite song of all time. This new version by Ethiopian piano prodigy Samuel Yirga features the Creole Choir… Continue reading

Monica da Silva – “Walk on the Wild Side” (Lou Reed Cover) (Official Video) (Free Download)

Brazilian-American singer Mônica da Silva and her partner Chad Alger expertly cover Lou Reed’s “Walk on the Wild Side.”   Impossible to tell whether this was filmed in 1965 using an 8mm camera… 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

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

Quinton Sung Turns Radiohead’s Kid A into an 8-bit Chiptune Wonderpiece

Everything in its right place to jump over lava, avoid rolling boulders, defeat the boss, and rescue the princess.   Radiohead’s fourth album was just going to be called “Kid” but they had… Continue reading

Monophonics – “There’s a Riot Goin’ On” (Official Video)

A Sly cover from San Francisco six-piece Monophonics from their new album In Your Brain.   That wah-wah fuzz-funk bassline.  

Robert Glasper & Derrick Hodge – “Teen Spirit” (Exclusively Recorded Live for Gilles Peterson on BBC Radio 1)

Beautiful.   Read my review of Robert Glasper’s recent stellar Seattle show here.  

Classic Album Covers Recreated Using Only 144 Dots

Gary Andrew Clarke aka Graphic Nothing enjoys recreating classic album covers with dots. 144 of them, to be precise. Here are some of my favorites. You might have to set your laptop down… Continue reading

Chet Faker – “No Diggity” (Blackstreet Cover) (MP3)

One of the best covers I’ve heard in a very long time.     This late-night, haze-hop, crooner rework was my main inspiration in putting together the “Cover Me Radd” covers mix on… Continue reading

Communion (Michael Kiwanuka, Ben Lovett, Ben Howard, the Staves, Johannes of Bear’s Den) – “Over the Hill” (John Martyn Cover) (Performed at SXSW 2012 in Austin, Texas)

I’ve been evangelizing to anyone who will listen about the brilliance of Michael Kiwanuka for some time now. This video will convince you of that brilliance. It’s quite, quite heartwarming and beautiful.  … Continue reading

The Skints – “On a Mission” (Katy B Cover) (Official Video)

East London ska-dubsters The Skints take on Katy B’s “Katy on a Mission” and expertly execute a smooth, blissed, dubstyle reggae version of the original. Things to enjoy: 1. The slow nod of… Continue reading

Rage Against the Machine’s “Bulls on Parade” and “Killing in the Name of” as Covered by George Mason University’s Green Machine (Video)

The girl in the red shirt is LOSING IT.   After listening to this, you’re ready for anything.

Korean Girl Covers Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” on Korea’s TV Singing Competition “K-pop Star” – (Video)

Things to love about this video: 1. The silent vow of competitive resolve by another contestant at 42 sec. 2. This stage of the singing contest is called “Survival Audit.” 3. The fact… Continue reading