Tag Archive: Hip Hop

Dan Digs Beats ‘n’ Soul Spring 2014 DJ Mix for Urbanic Paper Boutique on Abbot Kinney Blvd in Venice, California

  An artisanal assortment of brand new and classic beats, treats, strings and things for Spring 2014 mixed exclusively for the always beautiful and always inspiring Urbanic Paper Boutique on Abbot Kinney in… Continue reading

Subdaio ft Muzzy Legault – “Apsara”

  Late night.   New Jersey’s Subdaio (“sub-day-oh”) perfectly captures the nocturnal state of mind with this midnight beat.       Subdaio ft Muzzy Legault – “Apsara”         Listen to more… Continue reading

Skepta ft JME – “That’s Not Me” (Official Video)

  Grime innovator and Boy Better Know head honcho Skepta steps up with “That’s Not Me,” a brand new cut with an aquatic, bleepy and bloopy sample that sounds like Spongebob Squarepants’ ringtone.… Continue reading

Mapei – “Don’t Wait” (Official Video)

  Those vocodered vox, those synthetic finger clicks, that loose twangy gee-tar, and that chorus.     Stockholm’s Mapei may have just written this year’s answer to “Royals.”         Not… Continue reading

Spooky Black x Bobby Raps x Psymun – “Blind” (Free Download)

  That echo-step soul.   Love this chilled new heat from Minneapolis’ Psymun on the beats, Bobby Raps on the raps, and 16-year-old vocalist Spooky Black on the vox.         Spooky… 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

Low Leaf & King Britt – “A Light Within” (Free Download)

Los Angeles Filipino-American singer and harpist Low Leaf recently partnered with the legendary King Britt to create this wispy, digitally dusty beat jam. “A Light Within” is an outtake from King Britt’s forthcoming… Continue reading

Jay Electronica ft LaTonya Givens – “Better in Tune with the Infinite” (Free Download)

“The universe is listening.”       Since signing to Jay Z’s Roc Nation in 2010, Jay Electronica has been quiet on the release front, save for his guest appearance on Big Sean’s… 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

Oddisee – “Caprice Down” (Official Video)

Usually the only time you would say the title of this track is when someone accidentally drops a gourmet pizza. In the new video for “Caprice Down” below, D.C. beatmaker Oddisee provides a… Continue reading

Erik Hassle – “Pathetic” (Produced by SOHN)

Disgruntled bass murmurs, upfront finger clicks, bell echoes, sandy shakers, and yearning Prince-alike vocals from Stockholm, Sweden’s Erik Hassle. “Pathetic”—this track is anything but—features production from England not Austria’s SOHN, fresh from teaming… 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 2, 2014.

  New heat!   Fresh beats, bass, rhymes, and grooves in the form of 42 of my latest favorite songs.   Hope you dig the sounds. Get in touch at twitter.com/dandigs or facebook.com/dandigs.… Continue reading

Phife from A Tribe Called Quest – “Dear Dilla” (Free MP3 Download)

Funny how this morning began with an extended conversation with friends at our music startup about the genius of N.E.R.D.’s “In Search of…”—a conversation I am always happy to have—and then shortly afterward… Continue reading

Listen/Download the Latest Episode of the Dan Digs Podcast: 120 Minutes of Beats, Bass, Hip-hop, & Electronic Soul. Sun, Jan 12, 2014.

  Welcome to the first show of 2014!   A wintry mix of downtempo beat jams, slow future funk workouts, classic covers, and experimental leftfield sonic adventures.   Hope ya enjoy. Get in… Continue reading

Jean Deaux – “Find U” (Produced by Sampha)

Anything that features even a few bars of Sampha‘s production or vocal talent deserves an automatic click of the play button. Here the English falsetto wizard teams up with Chicago’s Jean Deaux (correctly… Continue reading

Dan Digs’ Top 20 Remixes of 2013

Rrrrrrrremix! 2013 was a vintage year for the rework, the rejazzed, the re-booted and the re-beated. Here’s my favorite song versions of other people’s song versions of their favorite songs of other people.… Continue reading

Dan Digs’ Top 10 Albums of 2013

It would be hard enough to compile a Top 500, what with all of the under-the-radar Bandcamp treasures, glorious mixtapes aka .zip files, and of course the big, shiny, important album releases of… 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 to Dan Digs’ Top 100 Songs of 2013 – Part 1: 100-51 (Podcast)

  Welcome to part one of two of my top 100 songs of 2013!         For my latest installment of this here radio show DJ mix podcast, I wanted to… Continue reading

Lorde – “No Better”

Lorde did a Beyonce this morning and dropped a new single out of the blue.   Listen to “No Better” via iTunes here.         Samsung apps, skyscraper projections, Wee Waa,… 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

Joey Bada$$ x J Dilla – “Two Lips”

Brooklyn’s Joey Bada$$ throws MC skill and Mos Def-ish sing-song rhymes over an unreleased J Dilla beat. “Two Lips” is available only via limited edition vinyl by Akomplice Clothing in order to raise… Continue reading

Listen/Download the Latest Episode of the Dan Digs Podcast: 120 Minutes of Beats, Bass, Hip-hop, & Electronic Soul. Sun, Nov 17, 2013.

  How’s it going? Hope your November is gloriously leafy and peachy.   Here’s two hours of brand new beats, bass, hip-hop, and electronic soul, in addition to some house, jazz, boogie, indie… Continue reading

Audego – “Fight” (Free Download)

In preparation for my podcast, I usually shuffle a load of potential song candidates on my car stereo to see which ingredients are truly fit for the gourmet audio soup that is the… Continue reading

Slakah the Beatchild – “I Surrender” (Official Video)

That chunky bass guitar, that soaring soulful vocal, that acoustic guitar strim-strum, that pleasing woodblockish beat from Toronto’s Slakah the Beatchild. “I Surrender” sounds like it could be an unplugged Raphael Saadiq jam.   Slakah the… Continue reading

Yancey Boys ft Common & Dezi Paige – “Quicksand” (Official Video)

Common always sounds best over a Dilla beat. (His album Finding Forever is dedicated entirely to the late, great producer.)     Yancey Boys ft Common & Dezi Paige – “Quicksand” (Official Video)    … Continue reading

Mick Jenkins – “The Roots” (Official Video) (Free Download)

Alabama-born, West Chicago MC Mick Jenkins‘ laid-back yet perfectly controlled flow possesses an eery similarity to Ghostpoet‘s 3am drawl.   Mick Jenkins – “The Roots” (Official Video)       Download Mick Jenkins’ Trees &… Continue reading

Listen/Download the Latest Episode of the Dan Digs Podcast: 120 Minutes of Beats, Bass, Hip-hop, & Electronic Soul. Sun, Oct 27, 2013.

  Another brand new installment of the Dan Digs radio show is now live!   Two hours of beats, bass, hip-hop, and electronic soul-house-jazz music, plus some Icelandic and Peruvian folk gem surprises.… Continue reading

Jonwayne ft Scoop DeVille – “The Come Up Pt. 1”

Resembling a college-aged, hip-hop-obsessed Hagrid, the very talented Los Angeles rapper and producer Jonwayne returns with this confident cut of soulful whoops and scats, spinning hi-hats, synth-brass punches, and abstract poetic rhymes delivered with… 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

James Blake ft Chance the Rapper – “Life Round Here” (Remix) (Official Video Directed by Nabil)

This isn’t the first rap video of late to greatly increase the potency of the song it portrays by being filmed entirely in black-and-white. Perhaps best known for directing Kanye West/GOOD Music’s “Mercy”… 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

Listen/Download the Latest Episode of the Dan Digs Podcast: 120 Minutes of Beats, Bass, Hip-hop, & Electronic Soul. Sun, Sep 29, 2013.

  Say hello to a brand new edition of the Dan Digs DJ mix podcast radio show broadcast session!   It’s an eclectic, fast-paced blend of everything I’m digging at the moment in… Continue reading

Tiny Hearts – “Centerfold” (Official Video)

Waajeed (he of the Platinum Pied Pipers, Bling47 and a founding member of Detroit’s Slum Village), Brooklyn chanteuse Dede Reynolds and jazz-trained producer and composer Tim K first met at a bar beneath… Continue reading

The Foreign Exchange – “Call It Home” (Official Video)

My favorite parts of this new Foreign Exchange track are those piano chord drops and those stand-out Stevie Wonder-ish synth bass burbles.   The Foreign Exchange – “Call It Home” (Official Video)  … Continue reading

John Wizards – “Lusaka By Night” (Official Video)

25-year-old, Cape Town, South Africa musician, producer, and ad jingle writer John Withers is the brainchild behind John Wizards. Featuring Rwandan singer Emmanuel Nzaramba, his recently released self-titled debut album draws from Ghanaian highlife,… Continue reading

Fitz Ambro$e & Ohbliv – “FAIFF” (Official Video) & “CANI” (Free Download)

Fitz Ambro$e originates from Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia, Canada and currently lives in Tokyo. Here he teams up with Richmond, Virginia’s Ohbliv to produce Zen Vapors: a 14-track musical collage of beats,… Continue reading

T.R.A.C. ft Yahzeed Divine – “This Is That” (Produced by Marc Mac)

This is that hip-hop of superlative quality produced by one of my musical heroes: 4hero’s Marc Mac.   T.R.A.C. ft Yahzeed Divine – “This Is That” (Produced by Marc Mac)     Get… Continue reading

Listen/Download the Latest Episode of the Dan Digs Podcast: 120 Minutes of Beats, Bass, Hip-hop, & Electronic Soul. Sun, Aug 25, 2013.

Welcome to the latest edition of the Dan Digs podcast radio show DJ mix! 35 of my favorite tracks of the moment all blended up nice.         Unfortunately this episode… Continue reading

Yasiin Bey fka Mos Def x Preservation – “The REcstatic” Remix Album (Free Download)

Hip-hop producer Preservation worked on the original The Ecstatic LP from Yasiin Bey, formerly known as Mos Def. Here he re-jigs the entire album, adding deep-crate-dug record samples from New Orleans swing outfits… Continue reading

Listen/Download the Latest Episode of the Dan Digs Podcast: 120 Minutes of Beats, Bass, Hip-hop, & Electronic Soul. Sun, Jul 28, 2013.

Two hours of my favorite latest and greatest beats, bass, hip-hop, and electronic soul cuts!       Unfortunately this episode is no longer available. Head over to iTunes here to listen to new episodes… Continue reading

Listen/Download the Latest Episode of the Dan Digs Podcast: 120 Minutes of Beats, Bass, Hip-hop, & Electronic Soul. Sun, Jun 30, 2013.

Stoked, hyped, and generally ex-ci-ted for this week’s brand new show!     Hope you’re all doing well. Special shouts going out to anyone tuning in for the first time!      … Continue reading

Listen/Download the Latest Episode of the Dan Digs Podcast: 120 Minutes of Beats, Bass, Hip-hop, & Electronic Soul. Sun, Jun 9, 2013.

Welcome to the latest mix!         Unfortunately this episode is no longer available. Head over to iTunes here to listen to new episodes of the Dan Digs music podcast.      … Continue reading

Listen/Download the Latest Episode of the Dan Digs Podcast: 120 Minutes of Beats, Bass, Hip-hop, & Electronic Soul. Sun, May 26, 2013.

Welcome to the show.         Unfortunately this episode is no longer available. Head over to iTunes here to listen to new episodes of the Dan Digs music podcast.        … Continue reading

Listen/Download the Latest Episode of the Dan Digs Radio Show: 120 Minutes of Beats, Bass, Hip-hop, & Electronic Soul. Sun, May 5, 2013.

Brand new London hip-hop from Hawk House, a future funk remix of “No Diggity” by Bondax, Copenhagen folk from the White Album, New Zealand bedroom beats from Samuel Truth, dusty jazz from Eric… 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

Listen/Download the Latest Episode of the Dan Digs Radio Show: 120 Minutes of Beats, Bass, Hip-hop, & Electronic Soul. Sun, April 21, 2013.

Two hours’ worth of my favorite sonic nutmeg ground straight into your ears.         Unfortunately this episode is no longer available. Head over to iTunes here to listen to new episodes of… Continue reading

Listen/Download the Latest Episode of the Dan Digs Radio Show: 120 Minutes of Beats, Bass, Hip-hop, & Electronic Soul. Sun, April 7, 2013.

How’s it going? Hear the latest two-hour mix of my new favorite beats, ditties, ballads, and jams of the week for your listening pleasure.         Unfortunately this episode is no… Continue reading

Computer Jay ft Orfeo – “Hardships” (Official Video)

Mournful, synth-strong, cosmic soul from LA’s Computer Jay.   Computer Jay ft Orfeo – “Hardships” (Official Video)   “Hardships” is the first single from Computer Jay’s Savage Planet Vol. 2.