Tag Archive: Favorite Music

Diggin’ This: Brainstory – “Buck” (Produced by El Michels Affair) (Big Crown Records)

  Gracias and arigato.       Supremely in love with “Thank You,” the final track on Buck, which is the debut album from the Rialto, California trio known as Tony, Kevin, Eric and… Continue reading

Listen back to Loops + Dots Episode 14 – New Music from Michael Kiwanuka, SAULT, Psychemagik, Zero 7, Oscar Jerome, Greentea Peng, Caribou, Herbert – Dan In the DJ Mix

  Show number 14!       Welcome along to the show!     Hope all is well with you.     We’re back with another special all-music mix for LOOPS + DOTS… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Natalie Slade ft Hiatus Kaiyote’s Simon Mavin – “Humidity” (Live At The Grove) (Eglo Records) (Official Video)

  Laid back, literally.       Completely here for “Humidity,” the dreamlike and aqueous new single from Sydney soul chanteuse and recent Eglo signee Natalie Slade. It’s set to appear on her… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Aoife Nessa Frances – “Blow Up” (Ba Da Bing Records) (Official Video)

  A psychedelic acoustic folk gem.        “Blow Up” is the new single from Dublin, Ireland’s Aoife Nessa Frances. I am completely here for those strings, that guitar strummery, that hand… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Teebs ft Sudan Archives – “Black Dove”

  What. A. Collaboration.       Fresh from breaking a five-year hiatus from music, Mtendere Mandowa aka Teebs recently returned with the Panda Bear-assisted “Studie.”     More singles and an album announcement… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Greentea Peng – “Mr. Sun (Miss Da Sun)” (Official Video)

  Here comes the sun.       I can’t lie, I need this Mr. Sun track on high and heavy rotation.     Gratitude to London’s Greentea Peng for crafting this trippy,… Continue reading

Listen back to Loops + Dots Episode 13 – New Music from Sir Was, Hemlock Ernst & Kenny Segal, Teebs & Panda Bear, Romare, Biig Piig, Sunni Colon, Waajeed – Dan In the DJ Mix

  Show number 13!       Glad you’re here!     Hope all is well with you.     We’re back with a special all-music mix for LOOPS + DOTS episode 13!… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Breathe. – “Haze” (Silk Records) (Official Video)

  Breathe with me.        I am currently very much here for “Haze,” “a song about meeting someone who changes everything for you” and the latest track from Sydney’s Sean Walker (formerly… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: North Downs – “Dad’s Old Tapes” (Dama Dama Records)

  The only person North Downs follows on SoundCloud is Bill Brewster, so you already know his music taste game is Master Sommelier-level black belt.   Respect.       Very into this… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Ben Esser ft emawk & Beau Diako – “Stripes” (Lekker Collective)

  Collectively tasty music.       Currently very into this latest song from Berlin-based musician and Noah Slee‘s producer Ben Esser, made in collaboration with NY’s emawk and UK guitarist Beau Diako.… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Benny Gebert – “Night Life” (Arts & Crafts Records)

  This cricket chirp-fueled piano hypnosis on repeat.       Recorded in a farmhouse in the woods of upstate New York in the midst of a heatwave with all of the windows… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Yu Su – “Watermelon Woman” (Technicolour Records)

  New sonics for September.       Starting with a slinky beat and kaleidoscopic synth cascades, “Watermelon Woman” by Vancouver-via-Kaifeng, China artist and classically trained musician Yu Su steadily progresses into an airy… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Theo Parrish ft Simon Mavin, Perrin Moss, Paul Bender from Hiatus Kaiyote – “What You Gonna Ask For” (Theo’s Mix) (Sound Signature)

  It’s August 20th, but summer is still in full effect.        Featuring Lori on vocal duties, Rhythm Section’s Silent Jay on saxophone, and Simon Mavin, Paul Bender, and Perrin Moss from… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Melo-Zed ft James Walker – “Savanah” (HW&W Recordings)

  Woozy, still.       “Savanah” is currently my favorite song from London’s Zach Cayenne-Elliott, otherwise known as Melo-Zed. Enlisting the musical assistance of James Walker, it’s a woozy number with gently… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Mono/Poly ft Kimbra – “Easy Living” (Co-Produced by Thundercat) (Naymlis Records)

  Summertime, and the livin’ is easy.       Having previously wowed the galaxy with the stainless steel bass of “When I’m Comin’ For Ya,” Bakersfield, California’s Charles E. Dickerson, otherwise known… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Resavoir – “Plantasy” (International Anthem) (Official Video)

  The secret life of plants.       Not solely content with his immensely delicate folk-informed brass output as part of DanDigs.com faves Whitney (listen to their early demo “No Matter Where… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Meernaa – “Backroads” (Native Cat Recordings)

  That piano flourish right at the start.       And, yes, thank you, great question. I’m told it’s “mee-er-nuh.”     I’ve had this North Oakland four-piece on my radar ever… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Chinatown Slalom – “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” (September Recordings) (Official Video)

  “Can I phone a friend to tell them how good this is, Chris?”       Huge fan of this Liverpudlian leftfield pop quartet that take their off-kilter melodic sensibilities and cut-and-paste… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Concrete Concrete – “Hues”

  Musique concrete.       Formed by guitarists Andi Wang and Pei Pang, Concrete Concrete is an instrumental post-rock outfit from Brooklyn, NY.     On their latest track “Hues,” airy dream-pop vocals collide… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Pioneer 11 – “School of Fish” (POW Recordings)

  Decidedly cosmic.       LA musicians Alex Hastings and Bryan Gomez are Pioneer 11, your new favorite psychedelic space rock duo.   Much like their NASA robotic space probe namesake from… Continue reading

Backstage with Dan Digs – Episode 2: Slowthai

  Nothing short of glorious.       For the second episode of Backstage with Dan Digs, the rogue offshoot of my regular Dublab radio show where we go behind the scenes at… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Market – “Circles” (Healthy Tapes Records)

  That tape-warped guitar strum quiver.       Currently very into the output of Market, a musical project of Melbourne, Australia’s Lee Hannah.     Having been one half of housey duo… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Róisín Murphy – “Incapable” (Mickey Murphy’s Daughter/Loaded Records/BMG)

  Summertime is disco time.       Having enjoyed the musical output of Irish singer and musician Róisín Murphy ever since her Moloko days (I even dropped “Fun For Me” while spinning… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Next.Ape – “The New Three Monkeys” (Shapes No Frame Records)

  Coming up next.       Antoine Pierre, Jerome Klein, Veronika Harcsa, and Lorenzo Di Maio are two Belgians, one Hungarian, and one Luxembourger making experimental sounds as Next.Ape. Their song “The… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Tiga & The Martinez Brothers – “Blessed” (Virgil Abloh Future​-​Jazz Remix) (Turbo Recordings)

  Can’t stop playing this.       Fashion designer, founder of the Milan-based Off-White label, DJ, and artistic director of Louis Vuitton’s menswear collection no less, Virgil Abloh knows a good thing… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Medasin ft Kathleen – “Always Afternoon” (Alt:Vision Records)

  Dah, dah, dah, dahdahdahdahdah, dah, dah…       Elevate to this gorgeous wave of electronica-flecked R&B from Dallas producer Medasin. Piano keys dance around a lazy beat while singer Kathleen ably… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Kazu – “Salty” (Adult Baby Records) (Official Video)

  A salient point well made.       With an intro that reminds me of the outlandish guitar whine that underscores all of Noisey’s British Masters videos (see here to hear what… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Squaring Circles – “Inresolve” (Best & Fairest Records)

  Resolve the mystery.       Brendan Anderson and Julien Huynh are Squaring Circles, an experimental electronic music duo based in Melbourne, Australia. Their monochromatic yet kaleidoscopic track “Inresolve” had me hooked… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Mildlife – “How Long Does It Take?” (Heavenly Recordings)

  Flutes, echoes, it’s all happening!       Melbourne, Australia four-piece Midlife are here to make you boogie.     For their latest release, James Donald, Adam Halliwell, Kevin McDowell, and Tomas… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Seba Kaapstad – “Africa” (Mello Music Group) (Official Video)

  Hooked from the moment I heard those piano keys.       “Africa” from Johannesburg, South Africa quartet Seba Kaapstad is nouveau neo-soul with a heavenly jazz twist. Shades of Robert Glasper,… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Sault – “Don’t Waste My Time” (Forever Living Originals)

  No time-wasters please.       Instantly infectious and incessantly grooving, listening to “Don’t Waste My Time” is time well spent.   The song is the second single from Sault, a trio… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Wool and the Pants – “Bottom of Tokyo” (People’s Potential Unlimited)

  That ever-so-casual Shibuya strut.       “Bottom of Tokyo” is an unbothered groover from Japanese trio and my personal new favorite band name Wool and the Pants. Consisting of Yu Tokumo on… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Salami Rose Joe Louis – “Nostalgic Montage” (Brainfeeder Records)

  Nostalgia ain’t what it used to be.       Fresh from announcing tour support for DanDigs.com faves Toro Y Moi and the Cinematic Orchestra, today Bay Area artist Salami Rose Joe… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Dexter Story ft Sudan Archives – “Gold” (Soundway Records)

  Golden hours.       LA’s Dexter Story teams up with Stones Throw maestra Sudan Archives (more of her excellent music here) in this veritably happy collision of inordinate amounts of musical… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Gong Gong Gong – “Down Quantity Road 數量的王國” (Wharf Cat Records) (Official Video)

  工工工       Tom Ng and Joshua Frank are the Beijing duo 工工工 (pronounced Gong Gong Gong). The pair play simple, straightforward music that utterly captivates, despite only being armed with… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Bananagun – “Do Yeah” (Anti Fade Records) (Official Video)

  Do you, always.       Way, way, waay into this debut single from Melbourne’s Bananagun. “Do Yeah” has the band, which counts among its line-up members of Frowning Clouds and Parnsip,… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Golden Daze – “Amber” (Autumn Tone Records)

  Dazed and golden.       Los Angeles-via-Portland-via the Midwest duo Ben Schwab and Jacob Loeb are Golden Daze. “Amber,” my favorite song from their new album, Simpatico, is a dreamy, lighter-than-air folk concoction… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: August Landelius – “All You Can Eat” (NAIV Recordings)

  That Scandinavian electronic soul.       After a three year hiatus, Swedish producer August Landelius emerges from his home studio with the 3am future R&B cut “All You Can Eat,” an… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Clever Austin ft Jon Bap – “Blue Tongue” (Wondercore Island/Touching Bass)

  Otherworldly organic soul.       Clever Austin is the alter-ego of Melbourne musician and Hiatus Kaiyote drummer Perrin Moss. On “Blue Tongue,” he’s teamed up with the Texas producer Jon Bap… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Haelos – “Kyoto” (Infectious Records) (Official Video)

  Kyoto protocol.       I’m beyond hyped for Haelos‘ forthcoming new album, the most recently released track from which is “Kyoto,” a dark yet uptempo slice of raw electronic soul complete… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: The Cinematic Orchestra ft Roots Manuva – “A Caged Bird/Imitations of Life” (Ninja Tune)

  Finally.       One of my very favorite musical outfits, the Cinematic Orchestra make a welcome return in 2019 with “A Caged Bird/Imitations of Life,” taken from their first album in 12… Continue reading

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

Diggin’ This: Maurice Louca – “The Leper” (Northern Spy Records/Sub Rosa Records)

  The ideal sound to open up 2019.       Cairo, Egypt experimental composer and musician Maurice Louca starts January in the best possible way with his new track, “The Leper,” which brims… Continue reading

Dan Digs’ Top 30 Remixes of 2018

  Here are my favorite 30 reinterpretations, reevaluations, and reworks from this year.         30. The Seshen – “All I Know” (Rhi Mix) 29. The Avalanches – “Because I’m Me”… Continue reading

Dan Digs’ Top 30 Albums of 2018

  Here it is. A list of my 30 favorite albums from the year two thousand eighteen.         30. Jungle – For Ever (XL) 29. Onra – Nobody Has To Know… Continue reading

Dan Digs’ Top 100 Tracks of 2018

  Music of 2018, you were very, very, very good to us.         Here are my favorite one hundred tracks from this year.     100. Kali Uchis ft Tyler,… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Babeheaven – “November”

  November in December.       West London’s Nancy Andersen and Jamie Travis write music as Babeheaven. Their latest song, “November,” is a stark and blue-hued indie-soul offering, enriched by steady strings,… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Steve Spacek – “Carnival Nights” (Eglo Records)

  The perfect combination of spaceship soul, digital doo-wop, bleepy blip-hop, astral bruk business, and satellite scat.       It’s hard to pick just one, but the infectious yet delicate post-broken beat… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Sampology ft Seven Davis Jr – “Blooming In the Streets” (Middle Name Records)

  “Don’t go bringing up the future to those who live in the past.”       “Blooming In the Streets” sees Brisbane’s Sampology teaming up with LA-via-Houston’s Seven Davis Jr to create… Continue reading

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