Tag Archive: Instrumental

Music by Dan Digs: “My Name in Lights”

  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

Music by Dan Digs: “Love You I Do” (Hiatus Kaiyote Re-Edit)

  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

Music by Dan Digs: “Echo Park Lake”

  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

Music by Dan Digs: “Silverchair’s Carnival”

  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

Music by Dan Digs: “Bleepa”

  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

Diggin’ This: Great Dane ft King Henry – “June 2nd”

  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

Harrison – “Akira” (Official Video)

  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

Grenier Meets Archie Pelago – “Phosphorent”

  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

Ethiopian Records – “Terrarraw”

  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

Ta-ku – “Knightime” (Originally a Remix of Disclosure and London Grammar’s “Help Me Lose My Mind”) (Free Download)

  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

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

Music by Dan Digs: “Benign Turbine”

  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

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

Frameworks – “Patience” (Free Download)

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 & 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

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

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

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

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

Two Inch Punch – “Moonstruck” (Official Video)

Going out clubbing in 2732.   More from London’s Two Inch Punch here.  

14KT – “Blessed” (Official Video)

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

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.  

DJ Adlib – “1,2 Yo!” (Official Video)

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

Explosions in the Sky – “Postcard from 1952” (Official Music Video)

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

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

Thavius Beck – “Thanks”

  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