Tag Archive: James Blake

Diggin’ This: August Landelius – “All You Can Eat” (NAIV Recordings)

  That Scandinavian electronic soul.       After a three year hiatus, Swedish producer August Landelius emerges from his home studio with the 3am future R&B cut “All You Can Eat,” an… Continue reading

One-Off Pop-Up Show: The Rooftop with Dan Digs (Music from Skinny Pelembe, Jazztronik, FRMTN, Neneh Cherry, Tony Allen and Jeff Mills)

  Massive, masssssive thanks to everyone who tuned in to the one-off pop-up DJ mix show, The Rooftop with Dan Digs, on Instagram Live on Sunday night.       Was great fun… Continue reading

Music by Dan Digs: SUNRAYYS – “Alright Alright” & New “Beachgaze Inspirations” Spotify Playlist

  It’s all gonna be alright.       “Alright Alright” is inspired by visions of beaches and palm trees and LA while listening to the Beta Band, UNKLE, Beck, the Charlatans, Toro… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Octavian – “Hands” (Drilla Records) (Official Video)

  On “Hands,” France-via-London’s Octavian blends the restless experimentation of Kanye West, the emotional Auto-Tuned hymnary of Bon Iver, and the fearless production of James Blake, resulting in instantly becoming one of my… Continue reading

Music by Dan Digs: SUNRAYYS – “Tea Leaf Dancers” (Flying Lotus Cover)

  My time’s made up, I gotta go.         One of my all-time favorite songs gets a nocturnal djembe beachgaze rework.     SUNRAYYS – “Tea Leaf Dancers” (Flying Lotus… Continue reading

Music by Dan Digs: SUNRAYYS – “Be By You” (Official Video)

  The new sound of Nocturnal Djembe Beachgaze.       Very excited to announce my new music project: SUNRAYYS.     It’s a kind of Toro Y Moi meets Screamadelica-era Primal Scream… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 104: New Solange x Kaytranada, Azymuth, Jay Daniel, All the People, Dead Horse Beats – Special Guests: Mura Masa & Linafornia

  Show number 104!   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

Music by Dan Digs: James Blake – “Retrograde” (Dan Digs’ Futuregrade Remix)

  My number 1 track of 2013 (see the full list here) gets transported to a future of bass, chopped Amen breaks, and footwork rhythms.       As heard in the mix… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 091: New Catching Flies, Leisure, Devonwho, Blawan, Jagwar Ma – Special Guest: BRÅVES

  Show number 91!   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

The Dan Digs Show 081: New James Blake, Radiohead, Skepta, Kaytranada, Jordan Rakei – Special Guest: Homeboy Sandman

  Show number 81!   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

Diggin’ This: James Blake – “Timeless”

  The lyric “…with graceful shadow” may just be the most apt way to describe the glorious entirety of James Blake’s music.       Timeless in every sense of the word.  … Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 051: New Slum Sociable, SG Lewis, Raury, HWLS, Pell – Special Guests: Dexter Story & Aquilo

  Show number 51!   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 at DashRadio.com.… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Harry Edwards – “Almost Everybody”

  How am I only just now finding out about the brilliance of Harry Edwards?       Harry Edwards – “Almost Everybody”           Listen to every track on… Continue reading

Open Mike Eagle Freestyles over James Blake’s “Curbside” Live on the Dan Digs Show (Video)

  L.A.-via-Chicago art-rap aficionado Open Mike Eagle stopped by the Dan Digs Show on Dash Radio last Sunday to play some of his favorite records for the #SixSongScenario.       After we… Continue reading

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 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

Honne – “Warm On A Cold Night”

  “OK, it’s 3.17am…”   Fully diggin’ these James Blake nocturnal organ walls, 80s electric guitar chord jangles, and a yearning vocal delivery fully implying honesty and straightforwardness; the very definition of the… Continue reading

Andrea Balency – “You’ve Never Been Alone”

  Sounding somewhat like an especially chilled AlunaGeorge, 22-year-old Mexican-French producer and singer Andrea Balency introduces her first single, “You’ve Never Been Alone,” a futurebound, striding cut of metallic R&B and glimmering electronic soul.… Continue reading

Nadastrom – “Fallen Down” (Club Mix)

  Moombahton godfathers Dave Nada and Matt Nordstrom are Nadastrom.       Have a listen to the D.C.-born, L.A.-based duo’s latest single, the spooky, bass-driven, late-night house number, “Fallen Down.”     Nadastrom… 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

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/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

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

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

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

Ben Hayes ft Naomi Banks – “Colours” (Free Download)

If Bonobo was signed to Brainfeeder, he might sound a lot like south-east London producer Ben Hayes. “Colours” is a slow, late-night, introspective excursion into lightly-dusted beats, burgundy upright bass, sparse piano flourishes,… 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

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

James Blake – “Retrograde” (Official Video)

A strong return from the great intelli-dubstep hope of 2011, here looking like a trendy Stig from Top Gear in the video below.   James Blake – “Retrograde”   “Retrograde” is taken from… Continue reading

Listen/Download the Latest Episode of the Dan Digs Radio Show: 120 Minutes of Beats, Bass, Hip-hop, & Electronic Soul. Sunday Feb. 10, 2013.

My favorite 41 tracks of this week, all up, down, left, and right in the mix.     Unfortunately this episode is no longer available. Head over to iTunes here to listen to… Continue reading

Guerre – “For Qwanisha” (Free Download)

Ambient electronic R&Business from Sydney, Australia that sounds like an album cut from James Blake’s debut.   Guerre – “For Qwanisha” (Free Download)   Download “For Qwanisha” (and the equally mellow, moody excellence… Continue reading

The Versatile Vocal Talent of Kwabs aka Kwabena Adjepong (Video)

This voice!     London’s Kwabs demonstrates his majectic vocal versatility at Buckingham Palace as part of the BBC TV series Goldie’s Band: By Royal Appointment, hosted by the renowned British drum ‘n’… 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

Bad Bad Not Good ft Leland Whitty – “UWM” (MP3 from the “BBNG2” LP) (Free Album Download)

Jazz (We’ve Got). Bad Bad Not Good are no strangers to the shores of Neon Milk, and they’re back with their second full-length LP BBNG2, where James Blake, Gucci Mane, and Kanye West… Continue reading

Julia Stone – “Let’s Forget All the Things that We Say” (Oliver Tank Remix)

5:04am music. Released nine hours ago from man of the lushly-stringed nocturnal moment Oliver Tank.   (I’ve banged on before about Mr. O.T. being a James-Blake-soundalike-Aussie, primarily because it sounded like a cool… Continue reading

Ifan Dafydd – “Treehouse” (Official Video)

There’s plenty of moody and introspective vocal electronic music out there right now with the “post-dubstep” or “sounds a bit James Blake-y” tags. The music of Ifan Dafydd is far better than those… Continue reading

Dig Deep BEST OF 2011 Mix: Friday Night/Saturday Morning December 24 2011 1am-3am PST on KBCS Bellevue-Seattle 91.3FM & www.kbcs.fm

So here it is, merry Christmas, the Dig Deep radio show’s Best of 2011 mix! No countdowns, no top 5s, 10s, 20s, or 1000s, just two hours of the best songs from the… Continue reading

James Blake – “Curbside”

  James Blake’s latest effort saunters out of the gate with a strong snare and a nagging trumpet, perhaps to distance himself from the embrace from the charts he’s currently experiencing and keep… Continue reading

Emika – ‘Drop The Other’

Dubsteppy pop (but definitely, definitely not popstep because that is not becoming a thing, okay?) from Germany’s Emika. Almost-frozen, brittle, mumble-sung vocals with gentle but bass-forward beats and a video that can only… Continue reading

Jamie Woon – ‘Lady Luck’ (Al Fresco Version Recorded Live in Cambodia)

New Malden, London, UK soulstepper Jamie Woon records an acapella version of ‘Lady Luck’ live from a boat in the middle of a mangrove swamp in Cambodia. Not a bad way to spend… Continue reading