Tag Archive: Funk

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

The Dan Digs Show 006: New Hiatus Kaiyote, Flying Lotus, James Blake, BadBadNotGood, Breakage – Special Guest: Erik Hassle

  Show number 6!   As always, the latest and greatest in leftfield beats and electronic soul, plus interviews with my favorite musicians, for your listening pleasure every Sunday night on Dash One at DashRadio.com.… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 005: New UNKLE, Disclosure, Pusha T, Daedelus, Melanie De Biasio – Special Guest: KCRW DJ Travis Holcombe

  Show number 5!   As always, the latest and greatest in leftfield beats and electronic soul, plus interviews with my favorite music aficionados, for your listening pleasure every Sunday night on Dash One… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 004: New Ta-ku, Sylvan Esso, Luke Vibert, Todd Edwards, Leon Vynehall – Dan in the DJ Mix

  Show number 4!   As always, the latest and greatest in leftfield beats and electronic soul, plus interviews with my favorite artists, for your listening pleasure every Sunday night on Dash One at DashRadio.com.… Continue reading

DJ Mix: Dan Digs – 60 Minutes of House for Seattle’s Freq Note Radio (Free Download)

  Was a ton of fun cooking up this DJ mix for Seattle’s Freq Note Radio last week.     60 minutes of straight four-to-the-floor house. All are gems that I’m massively diggin’ right… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 003: New Dorian Concept, Psychemagik, Alice Russell, Kastle, Anderson Paak – Dan in the DJ Mix

  Show number 3!   As always, the latest and greatest in leftfield beats and electronic soul, plus interviews with my favorite artists, for your listening pleasure every Sunday night on Dash One at DashRadio.com.… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 002: New Electric Wire Hustle, FaltyDL, Bondax, Romare, Sam Gellaitry – Special Guest: Lost Midas

  Show number 2!   As always, the latest and greatest in leftfield beats and electronic soul, plus interviews with my favorite artists, for your listening pleasure every Sunday night on Dash One at… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 001: New Jordan Rakei, Ibeyi, Mr Carmack, Wiley, Lone – Special Guest: Until the Ribbon Breaks

  Introducing my brand new show live on Dash One at DashRadio.com on Sunday nights 7pm PT/10pm ET!       Stoked to share with you as always the latest and greatest in… Continue reading

Listen/Download the Latest Episode of the Dan Digs Podcast: 120 Minutes of Brand New Beats, Bass, Hip-hop, House and Electronic Soul. Sun, Sep 28, 2014.

  ***GO TO THE DAN DIGS ITUNES PAGE TO LISTEN, DOWNLOAD & SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW!***   How’s it going?         Get your shout-outs in and let me… Continue reading

Listen/Download the Latest Episode of the Dan Digs Podcast: 120 Minutes of Brand New Beats, Bass, Hip-hop, House and Electronic Soul. Sun, Aug 31, 2014.

  ***GO TO THE DAN DIGS ITUNES PAGE TO LISTEN, DOWNLOAD & SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW!***   Welcome to the show.       Get your shout-outs in and let me… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Kool A.D. ft Toro Y Moi & Amaze 88 – “The Front” (Official Video) (Free Download)

  Free art!   Kool A.D. teams up with friends Toro Y Moi and Amaze 88 for a laid-back, off-the-cuff, old school rap sesh over a benign descending organ line and a Stevie… Continue reading

Listen/Download the Latest Episode of the Dan Digs Podcast: 120 Minutes of Brand New Beats, Bass, Hip-hop, House and Electronic Soul. Sun, Aug 10, 2014.

  ***GO TO THE DAN DIGS ITUNES PAGE TO LISTEN, DOWNLOAD & SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW!***   Welcome to a brand new episode of the latest and greatest in leftfield beats… Continue reading

Listen/Download the Latest Episode of the Dan Digs Podcast: 120 Minutes of Brand New Beats, Bass, Hip-hop, House and Electronic Soul. Sun, Jul 20, 2014.

  ***GO TO THE DAN DIGS ITUNES PAGE TO LISTEN, DOWNLOAD & SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW!***   How’s it going?   Stoked to share with you an assortment of my new favorite… Continue reading

LISTEN/DOWNLOAD THE LATEST EPISODE OF THE DAN DIGS PODCAST: 120 MINUTES OF BRAND NEW BEATS, BASS, HIP-HOP, & ELECTRONIC SOUL. SUN, JUL 6, 2014.

  Hope you had an amazing Fourth of July weekend.   Here’s a bunch of my new favorite tunes that I’ve been mightily diggin’ recently.       Get your shout-outs in and… Continue reading

Led Zeppelin – “Ramble On” (Souleance Re-Edit) (Free Download)

  Led Zep-lovin’, Paris, France producer duo Fulgeance and DJ Soulist are Souleance.       Their remix of “Ramble On” is a dusty, noodley jam of sturdy breakbeat funk. Robert Plant’s weathered rock… Continue reading

LISTEN/DOWNLOAD THE LATEST EPISODE OF THE DAN DIGS PODCAST: 120 MINUTES OF BRAND NEW BEATS, BASS, HIP-HOP, & ELECTRONIC SOUL. SUN, JUN 15, 2014.

  How’s things?   Excited to share with you a new blend of my new favorite new tunes!       Let me know where you’re listening from via facebook.com/dandigs or twitter.com/dandigs or… Continue reading

Ladi6 – “Hold Tight” (Official Video)

  Christchurch, New Zealand’s Ladi6 gets spacey on this downtempo jazz-soul jam with a delectably drowsy ‘n’ snappy beat.         Ladi6 – “Hold Tight” (Official Video)        … Continue reading

LISTEN/DOWNLOAD THE LATEST EPISODE OF THE DAN DIGS PODCAST: 120 MINUTES OF BRAND NEW BEATS, BASS, HIP-HOP, & ELECTRONIC SOUL. SUN, MAY 25, 2014.

  All of my favorite songs from right now, all blended together in this latest two-hour podcast DJ mix!       Say hello and let me know where you’re listening from via facebook.com/dandigs… 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

LISTEN/DOWNLOAD THE LATEST EPISODE OF THE DAN DIGS PODCAST: 120 MINUTES OF BRAND NEW BEATS, BASS, HIP-HOP, & ELECTRONIC SOUL. SUN, MAY 4, 2014.

  42 of my very favorite songs from right now all in the podcast mix.       New and very necessary tracks from Until the Ribbon Breaks, Clara Hill, Ras G, Ed… Continue reading

LISTEN/DOWNLOAD THE LATEST EPISODE OF THE DAN DIGS PODCAST: 120 MINUTES OF BRAND NEW BEATS, BASS, HIP-HOP, & ELECTRONIC SOUL. SUN, APR 13, 2014.

  Hyped to share with you my very favorite songs of the very recent past.   Brand new brilliance from Gil Scott-Heron, Chet Faker, Until the Ribbon Breaks, Jack White, Moses Sumney, my own… Continue reading

LISTEN/DOWNLOAD THE LATEST EPISODE OF THE DAN DIGS PODCAST: 120 MINUTES OF BRAND NEW BEATS, BASS, HIP-HOP, & ELECTRONIC SOUL. SUN, MAR 23, 2014.

  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

LISTEN/DOWNLOAD THE LATEST EPISODE OF THE DAN DIGS PODCAST: 120 MINUTES OF BRAND NEW BEATS, BASS, HIP-HOP, & ELECTRONIC SOUL. SUN, MAR 9, 2014.

  Welcome to another brand new show!   My favorite new beats, bass, hip-hop, house, and electronic soul cuts all up in your speakers.   Get in touch and let me know which… Continue reading

LISTEN/DOWNLOAD THE LATEST EPISODE OF THE DAN DIGS PODCAST: 120 MINUTES OF BRAND NEW BEATS, BASS, HIP-HOP, & ELECTRONIC SOUL. SUN, FEB 23, 2014.

  Dig this!   So much good music in the mix this week.   Brand new tracks from Talib Kweli, Tosca, Quadron, Bibio, Illum Sphere, and my new musical project Bright Bright Flashing… Continue reading

Seven Davis Jr – “One” (Official Video)

“Wassup, wassup, wassup, wassup with you and meee?…” Houston-born, LA-based producer and singer Seven Davis Jr gets dancefloors everywhere moving with this vocal-house-funk jam gem.   Seven Davis Jr – “One” (Official Video)  … Continue reading

Lord Echo – “Digital Haircut” (Official Video)

Dubbed-out, squiggly, hairstylin’ funk from Wellington, New Zealand’s answer to Mr. Scruff.   Lord Echo – “Digital Haircut” (Official Video)       Lord Echo‘s new album, Curiosities, is out now on Bastard… Continue reading

Snoop Dogg & Dam-Funk are 7 Days of Funk – “Faden Away”

Now here is a dream pairing. Doggfather Snoop teams up with boogie-funk godfather Dam-Funk to go “Snoopy Collins” (scroll to 3min 24sec) on this thick slab of G-Funk that’s so straight West Coastin’… Continue reading

Paul Hill – “Need Me Some U”

My favorite track from Gilles Peterson‘s latest Brownswood Bubblers comp. This subtle jazz-soul stomper has the Mahogani sound all over it.   Paul Hill – “Need Me Some U”     Saturday sun-filled… Continue reading

BRZZVLL – “Kevin” (Official Video)

That Belgian centipede funk.   BRZZVLL – “Kevin” (Official Video)   More delightful sounds from Antwerp’s finest live jazz collective BRZZVLL (pronounced “Brazzaville”) here.    

Mr. Bibal – “Champs Elysée$” (Official Video)

Paris, France’s Mr. Bibal homage to the “heavenly fields” of his home city feels appropriately light and airy, and bounces along quite nicely. Forget jewelry and necklaces, we need more singers dedicated to… Continue reading

Dan Digs’ Top 50 Songs of 2012

So here it is, the year that was.   Here are my 50 favorite songs of 2012. 50. My Morning Jacket – “Outta My System” (Washed Out Remix) 49. Alt-J – “Tessellate” 48.… Continue reading

Dam-Funk – “Trying 2 Survive (In the Big City)” (Live In Bangkok) (Video)

Nothing but pure funk and positivity every time from Pasadena, California’s Mr. Damon G. Riddick. Watch him perform new track “Trying 2 Survive (In the Big City)” live in Bangkok, Thailand below.  … Continue reading

“Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton (This Is Stones Throw Records)” – Stones Throw Records Documentary (Official Teaser)

The consistent quality of leftfield hip-hop, soul, and jazz label Stones Throw Records is unparalleled.   “Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton (This Is Stones Throw Records)”  (Official Teaser)   Out 2013. More info… Continue reading

The White Lamp – “Make It Good”

Nothing like a Rhodes-y stomp, scattered scat vocals, and shaking shakers coming together to literally make it good. An absolutely fantastic tune.   Who is/are the White Lamp? Rumor has it that it’s… Continue reading

Breezy Lovejoy – “Paradise”

Breezy, lovely, joyful electronic soul from Los Angeles’ Breezy Lovejoy. A new favorite. Fans of Plantlife and 4hero’s later output will most definitely dig.   Breezy Lovejoy – “Paradise”   “Paradise” and eight… Continue reading

Poolside – “Only Everything” (Official Video) (Free Download)

Daytime disco duo Poolside uncover the neon nocturnal wildlife of urban Los Angeles.   Download the ravey strut of “Only Everything” for free from the good folks at Scion AV here.    

Sure Thing – “Holding You Tight” (Official Video)

Bristol, England goes boogie! Sure Thing is a live boogie funk outfit fronted by the legendary drum ‘n’ bass DJ and producer DJ Die (who also spins disco under the name Laminate Radio),… Continue reading

Bibi Tanga & the Selenites – “My Heart is Jumping” (Mathieu Schreyer Remix ft Computer Jay)

KCRW 89.9FM Santa Monica’s Mathieu Schreyer jumps and bumps on this remix of Paris, France’s Bibi Tanga and the Selenites “My Heart is Jumping.”   Bibi Tanga & the Selenites – “My Heart… Continue reading

Naytronix – “Baby Don’t Walk Away” (Official Video)

Sofa soul. Future funk. Naytronix is the solo project of Nate Brenner, bassist for tUnE-YaRdS and Beep. Fans of Jonti and Sonnymoon will no doubt dig.   “Baby Don’t Walk Away” is second… Continue reading

Tall Black Guy Presents “Tempo Dreams Vol. 1” (Official Video Trailer)

Summer beat vibes.   Out now on Bastard Jazz.   Featuring music by Tensei, MonkeyRobot, Ta-Ku, Evil Needle, Teru, Chief, Jeriko Jackson, Buscrates, Floydcheung, Doc Illingsworth, Schecky’s Jazzy Tofu, and Tall Black Guy.… Continue reading

Cookie Monster and the Girls – “Pinball Number Count” (DJ Food Edit) (Video)

One of the best funk and soul songs (and one that is surely embedded deep in your consciousness if you spent any time at all watching Sesame Street in the 80s and 90s)… Continue reading

Jazzanova ft Paul Randolph – “Let It Go” (Funkhaus Sessions) (Official Video)

It was Friday afternoon, in the middle of June.   Sunshine music. Jazzanova are unstoppable.  

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.  

Toomy Disco – “Outstanding”

This slow slice of funk disco house is outstanding.   Simply watching a vinyl record slowly and unvaryingly spin round and round and round on a turntable is surprisingly calming. (Unless of course… Continue reading

LTJ Bukem – “Cosmic Interlude”

L.T.J. Bukem. Presents. Earth. Volume. Two.   Essential late-90s jazzy downtempo and logically progressive drum ‘n’ bass listening. That striving bassline.  

Funkommunity – “Dandelion” (Official Video)

Loving this Nu Zealand nu soul with a groove that’s heavily indebted to the L.A. beat scene.   Must be something in the sunshine.  

Nostalgia 77 ft Josa Peit – “Sleepwalker” (Official Video)

What Portishead might sound like had they come from somewhere marginally less rainy. Only marginally though.

Madvillian – “Papermill” & Manfred Krug – “Morgen”

Hands down my favorite Madvillian cut right here. Doom and Madlib collab for a one minute and forty five second blast with Doom off-cuffing a don’t-care freestyle about “free beer” and “never forgetting… Continue reading

Shark Move – ‘Evil War’

Who knew that 1970s Indonesia was a hotbed of raw psychedelic funk and prog rock? And how awesome is the band name ‘Shark Move’? Read all about it at the Stones Throw website,… Continue reading

Stevie Wonder – ‘Sesame Street’

Proof that 1972 was a great year for music and television and music television. If this two minute snippet is anything to go by. From back when the Voicebox was the apex of… Continue reading