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
Show number 87! 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 1… Continue reading
After revisiting the amazing music of Linda Lewis recently, I had to give her classic track “Reach for the Truth” the “poolside boom-bap” treatment. Dan Digs “My Name… Continue reading
Boom-bap drums, Japanese jazz fusion keys, and vocal inspiration from one of my favorite bands in the galaxy: Hiatus Kaiyote. As premiered on the #DanDigsShow on Dash Radio last night. Listen back to the… Continue reading
A Sunday evening beat jam inspired by one of my favorite neighborhoods in Los Angeles. Dan Digs: “Echo Park Lake” Listen to this track… Continue reading
Was a blast interviewing Daniel Johns (ex-Silverchair) on the #DanDigsShow on Dash Radio last Sunday. Listen back to the episode here. We talked about his fantastic new alt-r&b-leaning… Continue reading
Cooked this new beat up last week and premiered on the Dan Digs Show last Sunday! Check out the Instagram promo video below. View this post on Instagram 🍭🌴 turn ⬆️ the… Continue reading
25-year-old beat producer, independent hip-hop head, and Low End Theorizer Dane Morris is Great Dane. His new self-titled album, released on Alpha Pup a couple of days ago, is a… Continue reading
Let Toronto’s Harrison take you back in time with this monochromatic, retro-fantastic music video for his track “Akira.” Harrison – “Akira” (Official Video) Hear more… Continue reading
Brooklyn trio Archie Pelago create lush, bass-bouncing, live instrumental electronic music with drum machines, cellos, trumpets, and saxophones. Their track “Avocado Roller” was number 25 in my Top 100… Continue reading
Addis Ababa electronic musician Endeguena Mulu creates dusty experimental bass instrumentals under the name Ethiopian Records. Love the incorporation of Ethiopian vocal samples from Tewodros Haile and Sewunet Ayele that waft… Continue reading
I saw Ta-ku posting this rework of Disclosure and London Grammar’s “Help Me Lose My Mind” on Twitter late one night and immediately thought, “Sweet! I’ll have to download that in the… Continue reading
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
Happy 2014! This is a beat jam I rustled up a few hours ago, inspired by this mesmerizing audio I found on YouTube. Dan Digs – “Benign Turbine”… Continue reading
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
I was elated this morning when I found a free download of one of the best compilations of 2013 by a country mile. Not a bad start to a Wednesday. The first track,… Continue reading
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
“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
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
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
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
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
Going out clubbing in 2732. More from London’s Two Inch Punch here.
Blessed Ypsi beats from Michigan’s 14KT. We need more hugs in music videos.
Bulk cardboard box dispatching warehouses just got that much cooler. More from EOM (Elements of Music, apparently) here.
Still excited about TNGHT. Still some of 2012’s most exciting sounds.
One to grow on from Cologne, Germany’s DJ Adlib. Those drums, those fingerclicks and handclaps.
There are plenty of bands who try to emulate the instrumental post-rock, do-without-the-singer thing, but Explosions in the Sky do it better than all of them. Can’t wait to see the follow-up… Continue reading
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
Morning tune. L.A.’s Thavius Beck comes correct with some lush, cinematically-orchestrated strings. “Thanks” is perfect pre-noon listening. Thavius Beck – “Thanks” Grab… Continue reading