Tag Archive: Experimental

Diggin’ This: Dave Harrington Group ft Lars Horntveth of Jaga Jazzist – “Well” (Yeggs Records)

  Well, I say.       Brooklyn avant-garde audio psychedelist and improvisational jazz musician Dave Harrington‘s latest release is an eclectic, messy, fuzz-funked groove experiment that features freeform drums, guitar feedback sloshes,… Continue reading

Music by Dan Digs: “Echo Park Lake”

  A Sunday evening beat jam inspired by one of my favorite neighborhoods in Los Angeles.       Dan Digs: “Echo Park Lake”           Listen to this track… Continue reading

Fyfe – “For You” (Deptford Goth Remix)

  “Everything little-little-thing-little-thing-I-little-thing-little-I-do…”   I first became a fan of 24-year-old London producer and singer Fyfe when I heard his track “Lies” last year, which I thought was a beguilingly disenchanted song that recalls… Continue reading

Banoffee – “Got It”

  Melbourne, Australia’s Martha Brown is Banoffee, a singer-songwriter with a taste for sweet retro synths and experimental, honeyed R&B.       Banoffee – “Got It”         With a track this good… Continue reading

Sylvan Esso – “Coffee” (Official Video)

  Singer Amelia Meath & electronic music producer Nick Sanborn hail from Durham, North Carolina.       Together they make experimental, beat-driven, indie-folk as Sylvan Esso.   Their previous single, “Hey Mami,”… Continue reading

Ethiopian Records – “Terrarraw”

  Addis Ababa electronic musician Endeguena Mulu creates dusty experimental bass instrumentals under the name Ethiopian Records.       Love the incorporation of Ethiopian vocal samples from Tewodros Haile and Sewunet Ayele that waft… Continue reading

Shabazz Palaces – “They Come In Gold”

  “One picture is worth a thousand swerves…”       Cannot wait for the new Shabazz Palaces album, Lese Majesty, especially after hearing the alien machinery of brand new track “They Come in Gold.”… Continue reading

Clara Hill – “Lost Winter” (Official Video)

  This beat!   Berlin’s Clara Hill started out by teaming up with the German DJ greats, Jazzanova, to create experimental, electronic jazz.   She’s taken a turn in musical direction since then, and on… Continue reading

Diggs Duke Interview & Live Performance in Downtown Los Angeles – TV Segment Produced for NUVOtv’s Music Program The Collective (Video)

  CLICK HERE & SCROLL TO 4MIN 16SEC TO WATCH THIS SEGMENT ON VEVO.COM NOW.     Check out this piece on one of the most talented and experimental soul and jazz musicians I know, Washington D.C.’s Diggs Duke,… Continue reading

Little Dragon – “Klapp Klapp”

Yukimi Nagano and her high school friends return with the drum-stomping and bass-swirling “Klapp Klapp.”     Little Dragon – “Klapp Klapp”       “Klapp Klapp” the first single to be taken… Continue reading

DJ Earl, Mast, Gaslamp Killer, Daddy Kev, DJ Nobody, MC Nocando at Low End Theory – Wednesday January 29, 2014 (Photos & Vines)

Wednesday night at Low End Theory was live! Every time I walk into the Airliner and enter that upper room, I’m hit with mind-bending sounds of every kind. Entire galaxies of sonic inspiration… Continue reading

Music by Dan Digs: “Benign Turbine”

  Happy 2014!   This is a beat jam I rustled up a few hours ago, inspired by this mesmerizing audio I found on YouTube.       Dan Digs – “Benign Turbine”… Continue reading

Listen to Dan Digs’ Top 100 Songs of 2013 – Part 2: 50-1 (Podcast)

  So here it is, the second part of the Top 100: my Top 50 songs of 2013!   Some very unknown, some very well-known, some very minimal, some very maximal, all very… Continue reading

Listen/Download the Latest Episode of the Dan Digs Podcast: 120 Minutes of Beats, Bass, Hip-hop, & Electronic Soul. Sun, Dec 1, 2013.

  Yo! Two hours of brand new and magnificent beats, bass, hip-hop, and electronic soul, plus house, jungle, drum ‘n’ bass, and Paul Simon all cooked up together in a casserole of melodic… Continue reading

DJ Koze – “Magical Boy” (Matthew Herbert Remix)

Matthew Herbert is the Dr. Seuss of beats. Far be it from him to wearily patch in an overused drum sample, percussion for Herbert means recording the clanging of a wrench on the… 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

Lonnie Holley – “Six Space Shuttles and 144,000 Elephants” (Official Video)

“Six Space Shuttles and 144,000 Elephants” is quite possibly my new favorite song title. Lonnie Holley, born on February 10, 1950 in Birmingham, Alabama, is the seventh of twenty-seven children. Childhood was chaotic:… Continue reading

Baths – “Ironworks”

“Ironworks” by L.A.’s Will Wiesenfeld bka Baths melds melancholy piano, bittersweet strings, and aching falsetto vocals with a beat that sounds like it was crafted by recording a fist gently smashing a matchstick… Continue reading

B.jamelle – “Rose Tea” (Produced by Diggs Duke) (Free MP3 Download)

Rose-hued, experimentally brewed soul from Washington, D.C.’s B.jamelle, produced and arranged by Diggs Duke.     B.jamelle – “Rose Tea” (Produced by Diggs Duke) (Free MP3 Download)       More melodic musings… Continue reading

Vanilla – “Rashida” (Free Download)

Vanilla is a very talented beatmaker from the UK. I played his track “Morning Sun” from his album Soft Focus a lot last year. “Rashida” is my favorite song from his new(ish) album… Continue reading

Jonti – “Christmas Worm” (Stream)

Stones Throw team up with Jonti to get festive.   Jonti – “Christmas Worm” (Stream)   The “teenage Beck in a barbershop quartet” sound of “Christmas Worm” is one of eight exclusive tracks… Continue reading

Flying Lotus – “Tiny Tortures” (Official Video ft Elijah Wood)

I think this settles once and for all that the true identity of the unknown rapper known only as Captain Murphy is, in fact, quite probably, Hollywood movie star Elijah Wood. Did not… Continue reading

Spaceape – “On the Run” (Official Video)

Hyperdub‘s resident MC and regular Kode9 collaborator the Spaceape pours forth future poetry on this solo endeavor.   Spaceape – “On the Run” (Official Video)   Experimental, tribal, anxious African rhythms.    

Dave Aju – “Homegrown”

If you use unorthodox instruments to build your kicks and snares, it’s only a matter of time before king-of-the-oddly-sourced-beats (banging on pipes under the kitchen sink in a 4/4 rhythm, anyone?) Matthew Herbert… 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

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

Kastle – “Can’t Explain”

This latest one from San Francisco producer and Symbols label boss Kastle.   It’s all about the drums at 1min 30sec.    

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

Vacationer – “Trip” (Official Video)

File under Nu-hula. I’ll let Vacationer introduce themselves. As per their Facebook page: Most people do not take vacations often enough, some not at all. Quality vacations let us recapture that feeling of… Continue reading

Walter Ego ft Trim – “Set Off” (Official Video)

Joining the dots. To get familiar with East London MC and former Roll Deep member Trim, listen to his track “Confidence Boost” as excellently reworked by James Blake under his Harmonimix alias. Here… 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

The Dig Deep radio show is back after a two week hiatus! Two hours of beats, bass, future hip-hop, and electronic soul in the mix tonight.   Unfortunately this episode is no longer… Continue reading

Listen/Download this Week’s DIG DEEP Radio Show with Dan Digs: Beats, Bass & Electronic Soul on KBCS 91.3FM Seattle – July 21, 2012 Tracklisting – The Sound-Off! with Special Guest Vox Mod

The Dig Deep radio show welcomes experimental electronic beats and bass producer Vox Mod to the KBCS studio tonight for the Sound-off! 6 rounds, 6 musical categories, 12 songs, 2 music aficionados, and… Continue reading

Listen/Download this Week’s DIG DEEP Radio Show with Dan Digs: Beats, Bass & Electronic Soul on KBCS 91.3FM Seattle – July 7, 2012 Tracklisting – The Sound-Off! with Special Guest Seattle Times Music Writer Andrew Matson

The Sound-off! tonight welcomes Seattle Times music writer Andrew Matson to the KBCS studio. 6 rounds, 6 musical categories, 12 songs, 2 music aficionados, and a hot air balloon basket-load of upfront beats,… 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

Listen/Download this Week’s DIG DEEP Radio Show with Dan Digs: Beats, Bass & Electronic Soul on KBCS 91.3FM Seattle – June 16, 2012 Tracklisting – New Feature: the Sound-Off! with Special Guest City Arts Magazine Senior Editor Jonathan Zwickel

Very excited to welcome City Arts magazine’s senior editor Jonathan Zwickel to the studio tonight for the inaugural edition of the Sound-off! feature on the Dig Deep radio show.   6 rounds, 6… Continue reading

Listen/Download this Week’s DIG DEEP Radio Show with Dan Digs: Beats, Bass & Electronic Soul on KBCS 91.3FM Seattle – June 9, 2012 Tracklisting – Special Juke/Footwork/Trap Live Mix!

Good evening. Big show for you tonight.     Here’s how it popped and locked. ***FIRST TRACK TRAPS LANA AAAAND KICKS OFF “THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JUKE” BLENDED WITH A “YO! KBCS TRAPS”… Continue reading

Death Grips – “I’ve Seen Footage” (Official Video)

So this is like some oi-punkers vs some DIY ethos vs some bass music vs some 90s Salt n Pepa beat vs some seizure-inducing multi-image-flickering video vs some DON’T CARE ATTITUDE, right?  … Continue reading

Listen/Download this Week’s DIG DEEP Radio Show with Dan Digs: Beats, Bass & Electronic Soul on KBCS 91.3FM Seattle – June 2, 2012 Tracklisting

Tonight’s edition of the Dig Deep radio show got well housey, well hip-hoppy, well chiptuney, and got itself looking, well, quite splendid all around with the beats, bass, and electronic soul.   Here’s… Continue reading

Listen/Download this Week’s DIG DEEP Radio Show with Dan Digs: Beats, Bass & Electronic Soul on KBCS 91.3FM Seattle – May 26, 2012 Tracklisting

Very special edition of Dig Deep tonight as we welcomed DJ Hojo from Seattle’s JK Pop! club night to the studio to talk all things Japanese and Korean pop and play us some… Continue reading

Listen/Download this Week’s DIG DEEP Radio Show with Dan Digs: Beats, Bass & Electronic Soul on KBCS 91.3FM Seattle – May 19, 2012 Tracklisting

This week’s episode was seriously and especially good. Very excited to play all of these tunes. Plus spoke with Scot Porter aka Vox Mod of Seattle’s Lazer Kitty live on the telephone! You… Continue reading

Just A Band – “Hey!” (Official Video)

The modestly-titled Just A Band are my new favorite experimental electronic band from Nairobi, Kenya. Check out their exclamatorily-titled track “Hey!” and the corresponding video below. Both prove that rapping in Swahili is… Continue reading