Tag Archive: Jazz

Diggin’ This: Benny Gebert – “Night Life” (Arts & Crafts Records)

  This cricket chirp-fueled piano hypnosis on repeat.       Recorded in a farmhouse in the woods of upstate New York in the midst of a heatwave with all of the windows… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Yu Su – “Watermelon Woman” (Technicolour Records)

  New sonics for September.       Starting with a slinky beat and kaleidoscopic synth cascades, “Watermelon Woman” by Vancouver-via-Kaifeng, China artist and classically trained musician Yu Su steadily progresses into an airy… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Theo Parrish ft Simon Mavin, Perrin Moss, Paul Bender from Hiatus Kaiyote – “What You Gonna Ask For” (Theo’s Mix) (Sound Signature)

  It’s August 20th, but summer is still in full effect.        Featuring Lori on vocal duties, Rhythm Section’s Silent Jay on saxophone, and Simon Mavin, Paul Bender, and Perrin Moss from… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Resavoir – “Plantasy” (International Anthem) (Official Video)

  The secret life of plants.       Not solely content with his immensely delicate folk-informed brass output as part of DanDigs.com faves Whitney (listen to their early demo “No Matter Where… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Concrete Concrete – “Hues”

  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

Diggin’ This: Pioneer 11 – “School of Fish” (POW Recordings)

  Decidedly cosmic.       LA musicians Alex Hastings and Bryan Gomez are Pioneer 11, your new favorite psychedelic space rock duo.   Much like their NASA robotic space probe namesake from… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Next.Ape – “The New Three Monkeys” (Shapes No Frame Records)

  Coming up next.       Antoine Pierre, Jerome Klein, Veronika Harcsa, and Lorenzo Di Maio are two Belgians, one Hungarian, and one Luxembourger making experimental sounds as Next.Ape. Their song “The… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Tiga & The Martinez Brothers – “Blessed” (Virgil Abloh Future​-​Jazz Remix) (Turbo Recordings)

  Can’t stop playing this.       Fashion designer, founder of the Milan-based Off-White label, DJ, and artistic director of Louis Vuitton’s menswear collection no less, Virgil Abloh knows a good thing… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Medasin ft Kathleen – “Always Afternoon” (Alt:Vision Records)

  Dah, dah, dah, dahdahdahdahdah, dah, dah…       Elevate to this gorgeous wave of electronica-flecked R&B from Dallas producer Medasin. Piano keys dance around a lazy beat while singer Kathleen ably… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Dave Harrington Group ft Lars Horntveth of Jaga Jazzist – “Well” (Yeggs Records)

  Well, I say.       Brooklyn avant-garde audio psychedelist and improvisational jazz musician Dave Harrington‘s latest release is an eclectic, messy, fuzz-funked groove experiment that features freeform drums, guitar feedback sloshes,… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Maurice Louca – “The Leper” (Northern Spy Records/Sub Rosa Records)

  The ideal sound to open up 2019.       Cairo, Egypt experimental composer and musician Maurice Louca starts January in the best possible way with his new track, “The Leper,” which brims… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Sampology ft Seven Davis Jr – “Blooming In the Streets” (Middle Name Records)

  “Don’t go bringing up the future to those who live in the past.”       “Blooming In the Streets” sees Brisbane’s Sampology teaming up with LA-via-Houston’s Seven Davis Jr to create… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Chip Wickham – “Snake Eyes” (Ishmael Ensemble Remix) (Lovemonk Records)

  A strut supreme.       “Snake Eyes” by Madrid-via-UK flautist, saxophonist, and jazz multi-talent Chip Wickham gets the remix treatment by Pete Cunningham’s Bristol, UK-based experimental electronic jazz collective Ishmael Ensemble.… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Scott Xylo – “Hold On” (Black Acre)

  In the mood for some very excellent soupy psychedelic jazz that glimmers with experimental wonder?       You are, then, very much in the right place.     “Hold On,” from… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Ezra Collective ft Jorja Smith – “Reason in Disguise”

  Exquisite jazz happens when Ezra meets Jorja.       From the very first bars of Femi Koleoso’s rimshot break to Jorja Smith‘s intro hums to Joe Armon-Jones’ keyboard tapestries to TJ… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Sam Wilkes – “Tonight” (Leaving Records)

  Underwater jazz that sounds like it’s on fire.       “Tonight” by Los Angeles jazz musician Sam Wilkes is a stew of hazy horns (including alto sax from Sam Gendel) from… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: WVR BVBY – “And Another Thing” (Plug Seven Records)

  Ah, Melbourne, is there anything you can’t do?       Kllo, Lanks, Woodes, 30/70 Collective, Crepes, Slum Sociable, I’lls, Chet Faker, and of course, Hiatus Kaiyote, are just some of the… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Tenderlonious ft Yussef Dayes – “Yussef’s Groove” (22a Records)

  It’s jazzy.       Tenderlonious, otherwise known as Ed Cawthorne, is a flautist, saxophonist, producer, and DJ, in addition to being the label boss of the forward-thinking 22a Records. He’s released… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Yazmin Lacey – “90 Degrees” (First Word Records)

  “This will be my remedy…”       “90 Degrees,” from Nottingham, UK singer Yazmin Lacey is a relaxed yet intricate crepuscular jazz meditation.     I’m all about that ascending double… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Fieh – “Glu” (Vibbefanger Records) (Official Video)

  Stuck on “Glu.”       22-year-old Norwegian musician Sofie Tollefsbøl and her 9-piece band make music as Fieh. Their latest track is irresistible from the start, with ascending horn lines, jazz… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: MAST ft Tim Lefebvre And Josh Johnson – “The Night Drive” (Alpha Pup)

  Feeling this cinematic orchestration of funk bass noodles, cricket-chirp synths, George Benson-ish guitar cascades, and one glorious, unstoppable saxophone on “The Night Drive” by LA-via-Philly musician Tim Conley aka MAST.    … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Uffe – “As Long As It Lasts” (FaltyDL’s Blueberry Records)

  Amsterdam-via-Copenhagen producer Uffe‘s “As Long As It Lasts” is a relaxed jazz journey complete with cocktail lounge piano keys, a tip-toeing vibraphone, graceful guitar wah-wah’s, and a delightfully angular drum beat.  … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Charlotte Day Wilson – “After All”

  I first got introduced to Charlotte Day Wilson by hearing her vocals on fellow Torontoist jagged jazzists BadBadNotGood’s “In Your Eyes” from their latest album IV.       Since collaborating with BBNG, Charlotte… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Jeff Parker (Tortoise) – “Executive Life”

  Warm Wednesday afternoon early July jazz.       Jeff Parker, perhaps best known for his work with his band Tortoise, is an expert Chicago jazz experimentalist. His latest project, The New Breed, is… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Kaytranada ft Karriem Riggins & River Tiber – “Bus Ride”

  This beat is so gloriously laggy.     Huge love for this mellow casual orchestral jazz maneuver from Montreal’s Kaytranada with Karriem Riggins and River Tiber.   Track of the day.   Kaytranada ft… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Sam Irl – “Raw Land”

  A jazzy house groover from Vienna-based producer Sam Irl to properly start your weekend.       Track of the day.   Sam Irl – “Raw Land”         Sam… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Philippe Edison & The Black Luster Quintet – “Chris Dave’s Theme”

  Sometimes music sounds tightest when it’s loosest.       Shout out to Chris Dave.   Track of the day.   Philippe Edison & The Black Luster Quintet – “Chris Dave’s Theme”    … Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 064: RJD2, Chairlift, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Essaie Pas – Special Guest: Moonchild

  Show number 64!   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: Kamasi Washington – “Re Run Home” (Kon Rework)

  Sure, it’s 8 minutes long, but when you consider that the glorious original is 14 minutes, that seems short!     Too much love for this Kamasi flip from one of the… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Stuart McCallum (Ex-Cinematic Orchestra) ft JP Cooper – “City” (Official Video)

  Former Cinematic Orchestra member, guitarist, and composer Stuart McCallum pens a jazz-laden, soul-infused, electronic music-tinged ode to his home of Manchester, UK.       Cannot get enough of those delayed drums,… 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

The Dan Digs Show 043: Shabazz Palaces, Mos Def, Jack Garratt, Omar, Quantic – Special Guest: Martyn Pepperell

  Show number 43!   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

Music by Dan Digs: “Ornette”

  The shape of jazz that was to come.   Listen to my tribute to jazz legend Randolph Denard Ornette Coleman, who sadly passed away on Thursday at the age of 85.  … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Kamasi Washington – “Miss Understanding”

  Jazz!       Kamasi Washington‘s “Miss Understanding” (and his new three-hour-long album, appropriately titled The Epic) is both blistering and breathtaking.   Kamasi Washington – “Miss Understanding”         The Epic… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: I’lls – “Fifty-Phiphti” (Official Video)

  Utterly entranced by this future organic-electro-jazz-dance excursion by I’lls.       Those rimshot clicks and egg shaker hits.   I’lls – “Fifty-Phiphti” (Official Video)       Hear more from the… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Ishmael Raps – “Creole”

  “And what this planet needs at this point is for something impossible to happen to show a better way…”       19-year-old Rochester, NY artist Ishmael Raps brings the jazz, the… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Araatan – “Coffee”

  Batkhuu Batzorig and Batbaatar Batzorig are two brothers from Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia.       Together they craft some of the finest, most slinkiest, most strutting electronic jazz and soul under the name Araatan.   Araatan –… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: BadBadNotGood – “Kaleidoscope” (Kaytranada’s Flip) (Free Download)

  I’ll be honest, whenever I see the words “Bad Bad Not Good” and “Kaytranada” on a track, I know my headphones are in for some quality.       Listen to the 22-year-old… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Potatohead People – “Blossoms” (Nick Wisdom Remix) (Free Download)

  Bastard Jazz, the label best known for global jazz ambassadors Captain Planet and Lord Echo, frisbees us a freebie in the form of a dancefloor-ready remix of “Blossoms” from Montreal producer and one… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Flying Lotus ft Kendrick Lamar – “Never Catch Me”

  Fly-Lo meets K.Dot.   If hip-hop production in 2014 suddenly decided to go the way of the future-focused jazz odyssey of “Never Catch Me,” I would be more than okay with that.… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Barney Artist – “Beep Beep” (Official Video)

  Barney Artist is taking hip-hop in a new direction.         Far from the punishing kicks and lacerating snares of trap and miles away from the bully bass of grime,… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Jesse and Forever – “Good Morning!”

  Cali-born and Brooklyn-based, Jesse Scheinin weaves a magically warm beach blanket of sound with his band Jesse and Forever‘s brand new track “Good Morning!”         Completely diggin’ this alt-psyche-soul-jazz… Continue reading

Syd Arthur – “Hometown Blues” (Psychemagik Remix)

  The UK’s Danny McLewin and Tom Coveney aka Psychemagik first had me with the slow disco and cosmic chunk-funk of their remix of Quentin Quatro’s “Disco Quatro” last year. It was number 5 on my… Continue reading

Souls of Mischief & Adrian Younge ft Snoop Dogg – “There Is Only Now” (Official Video)

  Why aren’t we talking more about the return of Souls of Mischief?       The Oakland, CA group, famous for the ubiquitous underground hip-hop cut “93 ’til Infinity” in the early… Continue reading

Led Zeppelin – “Ramble On” (Souleance Re-Edit) (Free Download)

  Led Zep-lovin’, Paris, France producer duo Fulgeance and DJ Soulist are Souleance.       Their remix of “Ramble On” is a dusty, noodley jam of sturdy breakbeat funk. Robert Plant’s weathered rock… Continue reading

Ladi6 – “Hold Tight” (Official Video)

  Christchurch, New Zealand’s Ladi6 gets spacey on this downtempo jazz-soul jam with a delectably drowsy ‘n’ snappy beat.         Ladi6 – “Hold Tight” (Official Video)        … Continue reading

Clara Hill – “Lost Winter” (Official Video)

  This beat!   Berlin’s Clara Hill started out by teaming up with the German DJ greats, Jazzanova, to create experimental, electronic jazz.   She’s taken a turn in musical direction since then, and on… Continue reading

Diggs Duke Interview & Live Performance in Downtown Los Angeles – TV Segment Produced for NUVOtv’s Music Program The Collective (Video)

  CLICK HERE & SCROLL TO 4MIN 16SEC TO WATCH THIS SEGMENT ON VEVO.COM NOW.     Check out this piece on one of the most talented and experimental soul and jazz musicians I know, Washington D.C.’s Diggs Duke,… Continue reading

Sky Ferreira – “You’re Not the One” (Cid Rim Remix)

I’ve been a fan of the aggressive neon sounds of Austrian producer Cid Rim ever since hearing fellow Austrian musician Dorian Concept’s brutish electronic jazz remix of his track “Draw.”      … Continue reading

GoGo Penguin – “Hopopono” (Official Video)

This Manchester, UK jazz trio reminds me of a less rambunctious Bad Bad Not Good. GoGo Penguin‘s influences include “Aphex Twin to Brian Eno, Debussy to Shostakovich and Massive Attack to EST,” which means… Continue reading