Tag Archive: Hip Hop

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

Antwon – “Living Every Dream” (Official Video)

This video for Antwon‘s 2012 summer jam “Living Every Dream” manages to look and sound like a pitch-perfect recreation of everything 1993.   I’m off to scour YouTube for taped VHS uploads 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

Dan Digs on KEXP 90.3FM Seattle – 1am-6am Saturday July 28, 2012 – Tracklist & Streaming Links

Always supremely enjoyable DJing the late late late night on KEXP 90.3FM Seattle. Some tracks just make perfect sense at 3:30 in the morning. In these wee small hours is where the best… Continue reading

“Planet Rock and Other Tales of the 808” (Video Promo)

“Nothing sounds quite like an 808.” Nicely done, video promo edit person who had the brainwave of meta-chopping and meta-repeating this promo’s own soundbite samples thus staying true to the musical style that… Continue reading

House Shoes ft Jimetta Rose – “Castles” (Official Video)

This beat.   “When you appreciate someone else’s art, it makes your art better.”    

Phonte ft Median – “Eternally” (Official Video)

The Foreign Exchange’s Phonte teams up with Median to take the hip-hop gospel door to door and make music video history by being the first to rap to camera while wearing bicycle helmets.… 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

Dan Digs on KEXP 90.3FM Seattle – 9pm-1am Friday July 13, 2012 – Tracklist & Streaming Links

Friday night’s radio show on KEXP 90.3FM Seattle was great fun. Below is a list of the tracks played. Listen back to the show via KEXP’s streaming archive here (while stocks last).  … 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

Daughn Gibson – “A Young Girl’s World”

Future classic. An utterly sombre and harrowing 3am MPC ballad from Daughn Gibson: a Pennsylvanian former trucker turned bleak country-soul crooner-producer.   Daughn’s debut solo album All Hell echoes the voice of Johnny… Continue reading

Xolisa – “Be Felt” (Official Video)

While. I’m Not. Always. In. The Mood For. Spoken. Word. Poetry, this is pretty good. Superb soul-jazz beats and bass with a voice and flow that recalls a younger, laid-back Ursula Rucker.  … 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

Samon Kawamura – “Natty Fu Shake” (Video)

Samon Kawamura is a Japanese-German hip-hop producer. Like Onra, Samon draws inspiration and samples from the vintage vinyl of Southeast Asia and blends his findings with beats. “Natty Fu Shake” is taken from… 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

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

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

14KT – “Blessed” (Official Video)

Blessed Ypsi beats from Michigan’s 14KT.   We need more hugs in music videos.  

Oddisee ft Olivier Daysoul – “You Know Who You Are” (Acoustic Version) (Video)

Best “More than Words” remix ever.   Grab Oddisee’s new album People Hear What They See here.  

EOM Samples South Korean Hip-hop/K-Pop Girl Group 2NE1 and Subsequently Rocks “I’m the Best” (Video)

Bulk cardboard box dispatching warehouses just got that much cooler.   More from EOM (Elements of Music, apparently) here.  

TNGHT (Hudson Mohawke x Lunice) – “TNGHT EP”

Still excited about TNGHT.   Still some of 2012’s most exciting sounds.  

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

ShowYouSuck – “Original Chonchon” (Original Don Flosstradamus Remix) (Official Video)

Chicago emcee ShowYouSuck.   Rest in pizza, and while you’re doing that check out ShowYouSuck’s pretty amazing pizza-themed hip-hop album Mo Slices Mo Problems.  

Shabazz Palaces – “Are You… Can You… Were You? (Felt)” (Official Video)

Still essential.   Subliminally commanded to now go buy lots of flowers and general vegetation.  

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

Rasheed Chappell – “Stay Sharp” (Produced by Kenny Dope) (Official Video)

Anything produced by Kenny Dope gets my vote.   Stay sharp.  

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

DJ Adlib – “1,2 Yo!” (Official Video)

One to grow on from Cologne, Germany’s DJ Adlib.   Those drums, those fingerclicks and handclaps.  

“Big Fun in the Big Town” DVD (Official Trailer)

A marvelous title for a marvelous hip-hop documentary that was produced in 1986 and shot entirely in New York City by the marvelous Dutch filmmaker, journalist, rap fanatic, and owner of possibly the… Continue reading

Sene – “Footprints” (Official Video)

Stop-motion sketchin’.   Sene’s album Brooklyknight is out now on Plug Research.  

Stik Figa – “Flaudgin” (Official Video)

Topeka, Kansas slang for fronting or posturing.   Solid, humble, honest, and refreshingly down-to-earth rap business. “I’m chilling in the cut/Can’t spill what’s in my cup/Cuz it’s cranberry-vodka, dawg, for real, it costs… Continue reading

Quakers ft Guilty Simpson & MED – “Fitta Happier” (Official Video)

One of the most exciting hip-hop tracks (and projects) of 2012. Quakers is a 35-person (35!) hip-hop collective, centered around three producers: Fuzzface (Portishead’s Geoff Barrow), Katalyst (Ashley Anderson), and 7Stu7 (Stuart Matthews).… 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

Derek Dumont – “Left the Floor”

Many have covered, reworked, sampled, and cut-and-pasted the Minnie Riperton classic of classics: “Les Fleur.” Los Angeles-via-Pittsburgh producer Derek Dumont steps up to add his name to that canon by turning in an… Continue reading

Listen/Download this Week’s DIG DEEP Radio Show with Dan Digs: Beats, Bass & Electronic Soul on KBCS 91.3FM Seattle – May 12, 2012 Tracklisting

Too many amazing tunes all in the mix tonight. UPDATE! The Dig Deep radio show is now available to download as a podcast on iTunes! Click here to get it zapped into your… Continue reading

Marvin Gaye – “Ain’t that Peculiar” (Oddisee Remix) (Official Video)

Production is tight. Oddisee delivers the goods once again.   Grab Oddisee’s debut album People Hear What They See released on June 12 and download his remix EP Odd Renditions for free on… Continue reading

Listen/Download this Week’s DIG DEEP Radio Show with Dan Digs: Beats, Bass & Electronic Soul on KBCS 91.3FM Seattle – May 5, 2012 Tracklisting

Tonight we paid homage to MCA aka Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys who very sadly passed away on Friday. We also spun reggae, London rhymes, hip-hop from Tall Black Guy Productions, German… Continue reading

Dan Digs’ Radio Show – Dig Deep – Beats, Bass & Electronic Soul – Saturdays 1am to 3am PST on KBCS 91.3FM Bellevue-Seattle & kbcs.fm – April 28, 2012 Tracklisting

More leftfield soulful beat and bass greatness this week from Shabazz Palaces, Ben Westbeech, Wookie, El Michels Affair, Mark de Clive-Lowe, a Tribe Called Quest, Darkhouse Family, and Stevie Wonder!   Here’s how… Continue reading

German Hip-hop from Dramadigs ft Flo Mega – “Wurst Kase Szenario” (Official Video)

Soulful Deutschiphop from Bremen, Germany crew Dramadigs whose pen-twirling and paper Space Invader-making skills are not to be tested.   Seriously considering starting an advice column called “Dramadigs.”  

J Dilla – “Human Nature Beat”

One of my favorite Dilla beats. So very simple, and so very good, despite the fact that this audio sounds like a ninth-generation radio rip or a recording on an extremely worn-out cassette.… Continue reading

Tall Black Guy Productions – “Water No Enemy”

Tall Black Guy Productions flips Fela’s “Water No Get Enemy” into something way laidback.   Get more TBGP beats here.  

Dan Digs’ Radio Show – Dig Deep – Beats, Bass & Electronic Soul – Saturdays 1am-3am PST – KBCS 91.3FM Bellevue-Seattle & kbcs.fm – April 21, 2012 Tracklisting

Everything eclectic tonight.   Here’s how it made that melodious thunk. FIRST TRACK GOES IN HARD WITH DUSTY PSYCHE-SOUL-FUNK-ROCK’N’ROLL TO GET YOU DANCING FROM THE GET-GO 0:01 Fabulous Souls – “Take Me” 0:04… Continue reading

Dig Deep Tracklisting: Friday Night/Saturday Morning April 14 2012 1am-3am PST on KBCS Bellevue-Seattle 91.3FM & www.kbcs.fm

Leftfield hip-hop, experimental bass, stompin’ beats, and a 30 minute mix of rare cover versions of classic tracks all on tonight’s show!   Here’s how we wove that tangled web. FIRST TRACK IS… Continue reading

Mr. J. Medeiros ft J Kyle Gregory – “Shower Curtains” (MP3) (From the “Saudade” LP)

Perfect listening for 2:44am on Thursday, April 12, 2012. Which, coincidentally, is the time at this very exact moment.   Right now, there is only the tall, dark green trees, the night, the… Continue reading

El Tipo Este – “Si Esta Es Mi Mamá” (Official Video)

This Cuban grandma got bars.   Puts the “g” in “g’ma.”  

Dig Deep Tracklisting: Friday Night/Saturday Morning April 7 2012 1am-3am PST on KBCS Bellevue-Seattle 91.3FM & www.kbcs.fm

Dig Deep is your one-stop shop for beats, bass, hip-hop, and electronic soul, broadcast each and every Friday night, 1am-3am on KBCS 91.3FM Bellevue-Seattle and kbcs.fm.   Ever so much goodness tonight from… Continue reading

Hudson Mohawke & Lunice are TNGHT – “Introducing…” (Official Promo Video from Scion AV)

TNGHT (which, in this crazy, topsy-turvy, let’s-omit-all-the-vowels 3.0 wrld, I’m guessing stands for “Tonight” and not “TongueHate”) is the new partnership between the immensely talented Glaswegian maker-of-the-warped-beats Hudson Mohawke and the immensely talented… Continue reading