Tag Archive: Hip Hop

The Dan Digs Show 014: New Joey Bada$$, Romare, Anushka, Burial, Novelist x Mumdance – Special Guest: Open Mike Eagle

  Show number 14!   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

The Dan Digs Show 013: New Oceaán, Braille, Sango, Troyka, Gilles Peterson – Dan in the DJ Mix

  Show number 13!   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 012: New Ghostpoet, BadBadNotGood, Shabazz Palaces, Carl Craig, Todd Edwards – Special Guest: Homeboy Sandman

  Show number 12!   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

The Dan Digs Show 011: New Kanye West, Lone, Mark Ronson, Machinedrum, Fela Soul – Special Guest: Thavius Beck

  Show number 11!   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

The Dan Digs Show 010: Top 100 Tracks of 2014! – Part 2: 50-1 – Dan in the DJ Mix

  Show number 10!   My Top 100 Tracks of 2014.   Part 2: Number 50 through Number 1!         So much fun putting this show together. 2014 really was… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 009: Top 100 Tracks of 2014! – Part 1: 100-51 – Dan in the DJ Mix

  Show number 9!   My Top Tracks of 2014!       This year I whittled it down from the three hundred billion-odd tracks that I’ve supremely dug over the past twelve… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 008: New D’Angelo, DJ Jazzy Jeff, JRocc, Jungle, Pomo – Special Guest: Mark de Clive-Lowe

  Show number 8!   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 007: New Machinedrum, Zed Bias, Cid Rim, Lost Midas, Sunless 97 – Dan in the DJ Mix

  Show number 7!   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

Music by Dan Digs: “Go Placidly” (Samples Mos Def/Yasiin Bey’s “Desiderata”)

  Heard Yasiin Bey‘s recent recital of Max Ehrmann’s 1927 poem “Desiderata” and thought I’d add some beats, bleeps, strings, and flutes.       Dan Digs – “Go Placidly” (Samples Mos Def/Yasiin… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Lupe Fiasco – “Kick, Push” (Kojo Refix)

  Maryland producer Kojo pushes these kicks, horns, and keys into territory even mellower than the Lupe original.       Lupe Fiasco – “Kick, Push” (Kojo Refix)       Check out… 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

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

Diggin’ This: Stray – “Since You’ve Been Gone” (Official Video) (Free Album Download)

  Sadly, this isn’t an electronic soul cover of Kelly Clarkson, however London drum ‘n’ bass producer Stray still knows his way around a strutting hip-hop beat oozing with mood and movement. Love the… 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

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

Diggin’ This: The Black Opera ft Georgia Anne Muldrow – “Beginning of the End” (Produced by Tall Black Guy) (Official Video)

  A heavily atmospheric, esoteric hip-hop cut from The Black Opera, complete with a brooding soul beat courtesy of Tall Black Guy, that is perfect for November.       The Black Opera… 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

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

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

Diggin’ This: Flying Lotus ft Kendrick Lamar – “Never Catch Me”

  Fly-Lo meets K.Dot.   If hip-hop production in 2014 suddenly decided to go the way of the future-focused jazz odyssey of “Never Catch Me,” I would be more than okay with that.… 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: 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

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

Diggin’ This: DJ Shadow – “Ghost Town” (Free Download)

  Even though everyone just wants to hear Endtroducing Part 2, it’s kinda cool how every new DJ Shadow release sounds nothing like DJ Shadow.       I’m diggin’ this bass-growlin’, squelch synth… 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

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

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

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

Paper Tiger – “Make It Through” (Werkha Remix) (Free Download)

  Manchester’s Tru Thoughts-signed producer Werkha brings his signature bass bruises and clipped claps to this remix of Leeds, UK space jazz and otherworldly hip-hop outfit Paper Tiger‘s latest single, “Make it Through.”… 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

Souls of Mischief & Adrian Younge ft Snoop Dogg – “There Is Only Now” (Official Video)

  Why aren’t we talking more about the return of Souls of Mischief?       The Oakland, CA group, famous for the ubiquitous underground hip-hop cut “93 ’til Infinity” in the early… 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

Mr. Carmack – “Don’t Push Me Cuz I’m Close to the Edge”

  To the untrained eye or ear, looking at the length of this track and song title may make this seem like a throwaway beat jam at first, but if you know the production… Continue reading

Hawk House – “Chill Pill (Experiment 2)” (Official Video)

  “Seven billion residents of the Earth…”   How are London hip-hop trio Hawk House not massive?   Brothers Eman and Sam and their friend Demae’s track “Tidal Tendencies” was number 42 in my Top… 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

ASHER ROTH INTERVIEW & LIVE PERFORMANCE AT THE TROUBADOUR IN WEST HOLLYWOOD, LOS ANGELES – TV SEGMENT PRODUCED FOR NUVOTV’S MUSIC SHOW THE COLLECTIVE (VIDEO)

  CLICK HERE TO WATCH THIS SEGMENT ON VEVO.COM NOW.     Asher Roth recently played the Troubadour in West Hollywood for the release of his eclectic, sophomoric album, RetroHash.      … Continue reading

Common ft Vince Staples – “Kingdom” (Produced by No I.D.)

  This epic, apocalyptic new fire from Common and Vince Staples over No I.D.’s soaring gospel samples and drums is making my Friday all kinds of perfect.       Does anyone know… 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

Open Mike Eagle – “A History of Modern Dance” (Official Video)

  “First step is intention…”   Love this new track and Cosby Show-riffin’ video from Chicago-born, LA-based rap artist Open Mike Eagle.       Love, too, these squealing synth strings that open… Continue reading

Donnie Trumpet ft Vic Mensa – “Pasadena” (Official Video) (Free Download)

  Lazy horns and laid-back rhymes from Chicago’s Nico Segal aka Donnie Trumpet and Chicago’s Vic Mensa, both formerly of the live hip-hop band Kids These Days and both teaming up here on… 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

Pumpkin – “L’Ascenseur”

  French rap extraordinaire from Paris rapper Pumpkin.       I stumbled across her Soundcloud feed earlier today. It is stuffed full of producer Vin’S da Cuero‘s jazzy beats and her adroit… 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

Moods – “417 Miles”

  If you’re due an early summer vacation, let Rotterdam’s Moods take you right there, right now.           Moods – “417 Miles”         Check out more… Continue reading

Lone – “Aurora Northern Quarter”

  Taking the stomp of his fantastic “Airglow Fires” (which made #50 in my Top 100 Songs of 2013 list—listen and download the DJ mix of this list here), Lone returns with a… Continue reading

Phantogram – “Fall in Love” (Jaded Incorporated Remix) (Free Download)

  Michigan natives Mayer Hawthorne and 14KT recently joined forces to create Jaded Incorporated.     Here they boost and bump Phantogram‘s “Fall in Love,” giving it some shine and speedy shuffle.    … Continue reading

Karol Conka – “Boa Noite” (Official Video)

  Good night! This is a jam right here!   “Boa Noite” (“Good Evening” or “Good Night” in Portuguese) is the latest single from Brazilian rap artist Karol Conka.          … 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