Tag Archive: EP

Diggin’ This: Laser Background (Andy Molholt from Speedy Ortiz) – “Wasting Away” (Official Video)

  Cannot stop pirouetting to this technicolor, tropical indie bop from Philly musician and Speedy Ortiz guitarist Andy Molholt, otherwise known as Laser Background.       Shades of Pond psychedelia meet 60s… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Tomas Barfod – “Better Than I Would” (rAHHH Remix) (Friends of Friends)

  Having been an advocate of the musical output of both Copenhagen’s Tomas Barfod and London’s rAHHH for quite some time now, I am therefore reasonably and understandably overjoyed to hear their talents collide… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: James Alexander Bright – “Mallorca” (!K7 Records) (Official Video)

  Bright is right.       UK musician James Alexander Bright was formerly known as Hairy Hands. His album Magic, released via the esteemed New Los Angeles label, was number 18 in… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Hot Toddy – “Love Can Set You Free” (House of Disco Records)

  Love is all.       One half of Crazy P, Chris Todd, better known as Hot Toddy, is no stranger to disco-fueled house burners.     “Love Can Set You Free,”… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Thalab – “Good Swim” (Juicebox Recordings)

  Barcelona-born duo Thalab wrote and recorded the casually excellent “Good Swim” in a room in London.       The swimmingly good song features blurred synths, a textured and trebled electric bass, an… 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: 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: Joey Dosik – “Running Away”

  The soul is strong in this one.       Mightily diggin’ the technicolor melody, honeyed vocals, and golden, gleaming production on “Running Away,” taken from Los Angeles singer-songwriter-producer Joey Dosik‘s new EP, Game Winner.… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Applebottom – “The Ride”

  That sunset piano jazz house perfection from London’s Joe Arthur aka Applebottom.       Track of the day.   Applebottom – “The Ride”         Applebottom’s The Ride EP will… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Tom Misch – “Watch Me Dance”

  Groove with you.       Love everything about this new one from one of the #DanDigsShow’s very favorite producers, Tom Misch.   Diggin’ those sincere strings, that sunset yacht guitar, and… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Flowers De Moon – “Symbiotic” (Free Download)

  On “Symbiotic,” Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s Flowers De Moon blend 3am vocals with moonscape synths while weaving live percussion with drum machine mechanics.       Track of the day.   Flowers De Moon –… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Lil Silva ft Cosima – “Caught Up”

  Caught up in these rippling bass reverberations, those snare snaps, and that vocal line courtesy of Cosima.       Track of the day.   Lil Silva ft Cosima – “Caught Up”    … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Miles Bonny – “I Bring You Love” (Official Video)

  After meeting at a show in Melbourne (which has clearly proven to be rich and fertile soil for amazing new music), singer, producer, and DJ Miles Bonny teamed up with Osunlade to create the ethereal and… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Joel St Julien – “All The Songs”

  “All the Songs” sees San Francisco’s Joel St Julien crafting a beautifully scratchy, otherworldly beat ballad that is equal parts Yorke and Lotus.       Track of the day.   Joel St… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Bonzai – “Nikka” (Produced by Mura Masa)

  That moment when you discover a new artist at the end of the year (like what happened to me exactly four years ago with BadBadNotGood) and one of their songs just ever… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Free Wize Men – “Is Ya With Me?”

  I was down with this track from the first few bars, but as soon as I heard the peppy staccato of that jazz flute (love me some jazz flute), brand new cut “Is Ya… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Burhou – “Mary”

  Shout out to soulful production duos that are named after uninhabited islands in the English Channel!       Originally from Yorkshire and now living in London, Tom and Ross are Burhou,… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Ryan Egan – “Watercolor”

  Love those bass murmurs, that clicky-clacky ambient percussion, that early evening pastoral guitar, and those thirty-foot walls of synth washes on “Watercolor,” a brand new song from New York City’s Ryan Egan.    … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: DJ Paypal – “Awakening”

  That 80s TV show theme footwork!       Having strong links with Chicago’s Teklife crew and the UK’s LuckyMe camp, in addition to his own Mall Music collective, footwork producer DJ Paypal recently signed… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Made of Oak (Nick Sanborn from Sylvan Esso) – “Pinebender” (Official Video)

  This one sounds as if it was made especially for Low End Theory.       Made of Oak is one half of Sylvan Esso: Durham, North Carolina-via-Milwaukee, Wisconsin producer Nicholas Sanborn.  … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: BASECAMP – “Mara”

  Nashville future electronic&B trio BASECAMP recently signed with Skrillex’s OWSLA label, but there’s nary a drop, wobble, step, scary monster or nice sprite to be found here.       I stopped… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: J-Felix – “Keep On (We Ain’t Here For Long)”

  This boogie funk strut!       Brighton-via-Bristol dub, hip-hop, and d ‘n’ b head Joe F Newman used to tour internationally as Alice Russell’s guitarist. Now under his J-Felix moniker, he’s hit… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Josa Peit – “Constellation” (Max Graef & Glenn Astro Remix)

  In love with EVERY part of this song, from the swampy bass burbles at the start to that dirty cymbal to those weird found sound samples of birdsong to THAT MASSIVE JUNGLE… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: The`ve – “Visions” (Official Video)

  Chicago’s The`ve is music producer, songwriter, and engineer “Dug” and singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist “Sam Trump.”       T`ogether they m`ake f`uturist s`oul and R`&B of the h`ighest, h`aziest order, and “V`isions” is… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Stephen Bradley – “Runaways”

  After nineteen years of providing horns, keyboards, and backing vocals for No Doubt, Stephen Bradley has released his first solo EP.       The lead single, “Runaways,” is a laid-back, effortless,… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: P. Morris – “Daydream”

  “Daydream” is a brand new, beautifully strange track from Kansas-born, LA-based producer P. Morris.     Opening with a vocal screech that sounds like it would be more at home on an old-school rave record,… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Velvit ft Steve Spacek – “No Excuses”

  Velvit is the new pseudonym of Darren White, better known as drum ‘n’ bass producer dBridge and label boss of Exit Records.       His brand new track “No Excuses” features the… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Tony Volker – “Kingdom of the Beasts”

  South London’s Tony Volker pens spacious and emotive electronic folk.     “Kingdom of the Beasts” sounds a lot like if Jose Gonzalez teamed up with Nigel Godrich.   A perfect sunset… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Charm Taylor – “Green Acres”

  Walk through “Green Acres” as you unwind with the sound of New Orleans songstress Charm Taylor.       Track of the day.   Charm Taylor – “Green Acres”      … 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: IGBO – “Entrance Theme” (Official Video) (Free Download)

  Benamin and Sly5thAve are indigo, green, brown, orange, or IGBO.         The duo’s brand new track, “Entrance Theme,” is a veritable, playful, psychedelic voyage of future funk.   Track… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Ego Ella May – “How Far” (Free EP Download)

  Completely in love with this one from South London’s Ego Ella May!       Props to Wu-Lu and Reiss G for this lazy, dusty, altogether tasty beat.   Looking forward to playing… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Kelela – “A Message”

  Los Angeles singer Kelela was last seen on DanDigs.com with her Bok Bok collab, “Melba’s Call,” which ended up at number 8 in my Top 100 Tracks of 2014. Still such a… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Beatsofreen – “Deliverance”

  This gentle, pastoral, uptempo beat jam “Deliverance” by Utrecht, Netherlands producer Beatsofreen is my track of the day.       Like Bonobo gone folk-boogie.   Love it.   Beatsofreen – “Deliverance”… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 019: New Axel Foley, Aloa Input, Py, Dorian Concept, The Knocks – Special Guest: Vancouver Sleep Clinic

  Show number 19!   As always, the latest in my favorite new leftfield beats and electronic soul, plus interviews with my favorite artists, for your listening pleasure every Sunday night on Dash… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Araatan – “Coffee”

  Batkhuu Batzorig and Batbaatar Batzorig are two brothers from Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia.       Together they craft some of the finest, most slinkiest, most strutting electronic jazz and soul under the name Araatan.   Araatan –… Continue reading

Open Mike Eagle Freestyles over James Blake’s “Curbside” Live on the Dan Digs Show (Video)

  L.A.-via-Chicago art-rap aficionado Open Mike Eagle stopped by the Dan Digs Show on Dash Radio last Sunday to play some of his favorite records for the #SixSongScenario.       After we… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Hiatus Kaiyote – “By Fire”

  Hiatus Kaiyote‘s brand new songs are so good it’s not even fair. They are my favorite band of the moment.       Large spherical synths, apocalyptic operatic vocals, Stevie funk keyboard… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Jack Garratt – “The Love You’re Given”

  Future soul of the highest order from London’s Jack Garratt.       Love, love, love those 808 drum chirps, those layered vocals on the chorus, and that thing that sounds like… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Azekel – “Chronophobia”

  “Chronophobia” by London’s Azekel is a hefty slab of raw electronic soul and r ‘n’ b, complete with bass growls, easy soul horns, and an assortment of tongue-click-clocking sounds on the chorus.  … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Melé – “Learn 2 Love”

  Raving, I’m raving to this new one from London-via-Liverpool producer Melé and got so hype my headphones just did the running man off my head.       As his name somewhat suggests, I… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Swindle – “Walter’s Call”

  I’ve been a fan of South London futurebound jazz-step producer Swindle ever since hearing his boisterous remix of Little Dragon’s “Klapp Klapp.”       Brand new track “Walter’s Call” sounds a… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Jordan Rakei – “Alright”

  This is more than “Alright.”   So very splendid and soulful sounds from Brisbane, Australia’s Jordan Rakei.       Like D’Angelo, Jose James, and Fat Freddy’s Drop’s Joe Dukie all rolled… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Barney Artist – “Beep Beep” (Official Video)

  Barney Artist is taking hip-hop in a new direction.         Far from the punishing kicks and lacerating snares of trap and miles away from the bully bass of grime,… Continue reading

Chuck Inglish ft Sulaiman & DJ Izzo – “Keith Sweat” (Official Video)

  “Bengal tiger for my pet tho…”       Cool Kid Chuck Inglish rolls heavy over a whirring siren synth and a snare hit with so much reverb it sounds like it… Continue reading

Lil Silva ft BANKS – “Don’t You Love”

  It’s going to get weird.   My favorite track of the day starts off with a strange, beguiling theremin-slide guitar hybrid whine   then   gets layered with cloudy, mournful vocals  … Continue reading

Luka – “Lowdown” (Free Download)

  Hamburg, Germany’s Luka takes care of your Wednesday afternoon summer chill times with “Lowdown.”       Scratchy and soothing, this relaxing jam crafted by the 23-year-old producer is a cool liquid… 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

Andrea Balency – “You’ve Never Been Alone”

  Sounding somewhat like an especially chilled AlunaGeorge, 22-year-old Mexican-French producer and singer Andrea Balency introduces her first single, “You’ve Never Been Alone,” a futurebound, striding cut of metallic R&B and glimmering electronic soul.… Continue reading