Tag Archive: London

Diggin’ This: Sault – “Don’t Waste My Time” (Forever Living Originals)

  No time-wasters please.       Instantly infectious and incessantly grooving, listening to “Don’t Waste My Time” is time well spent.   The song is the second single from Sault, a trio… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Haelos – “Kyoto” (Infectious Records) (Official Video)

  Kyoto protocol.       I’m beyond hyped for Haelos‘ forthcoming new album, the most recently released track from which is “Kyoto,” a dark yet uptempo slice of raw electronic soul complete… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: The Cinematic Orchestra ft Roots Manuva – “A Caged Bird/Imitations of Life” (Ninja Tune)

  Finally.       One of my very favorite musical outfits, the Cinematic Orchestra make a welcome return in 2019 with “A Caged Bird/Imitations of Life,” taken from their first album in 12… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Babeheaven – “November”

  November in December.       West London’s Nancy Andersen and Jamie Travis write music as Babeheaven. Their latest song, “November,” is a stark and blue-hued indie-soul offering, enriched by steady strings,… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Skinshape – “After Midnight” (Lewis Recordings)

  Khruangbin meets a Money Mark instrumental meets early downtempo Bonobo.       Like many of my favorite musical moments, “After Midnight” by London’s Skinshape takes its cues from when the late… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Jadu Heart – “The Cure” (VLF Records)

  Jadu Heart have the cure.       From the moment I heard those mandolin-ish (or quite definitely maybe an acoustic guitar in a London flat) plucks paired with those heavy handclaps,… 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: Tim Parker – “Slanted” (20/20 LDN)

  Cosmic.       With an astral boom-bap beat woven through a pulsing vocal sample beamed from the other side of the galaxy, “Slanted,” a new track from influential NTS Radio host… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Roses Gabor ft Sampha – “Illusions” (All Points)

  That uptempo, future, UK experimental soul.       No stranger to collaborating with some of the world’s finest musicians (Gorillaz, SBTRKT, Machinedrum, Brasstracks, to name just a few, and, if you… Continue reading

Music by Dan Digs – Jungle – “House in LA” (Dan Digs’ 1Bed 1Bath in Los Feliz Remix)

  Had to get down with the bruk funk and remix one of my favorite tracks of 2018.         Hear the original version of Jungle‘s “House in LA” here.  … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Anushka – “Do You Have Soul” (Yossarian Records)

  Anushka got soul.       Max Wheeler and Victoria Port are Anushka, the Brighton, UK duo who make future-facing, digital soul with a sound that leans towards discerning dancefloors while still… 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: 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

Diggin’ This: Skinny Pelembe – “I’ll Be On Your Mind” (Brownswood Recordings) (Free Download)

  Doncaster-via-Johannesburg songsmith Skinny Pelembe has signed to Gilles Peterson‘s Brownswood Recordings, the perfect home for his new single. “I’ll Be on Your Mind” is a despondent doo-wop-hop complete with ominous Massive Attack-ish atmospherics,… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: JD. Reid ft Henry Wu & Venna – “Just Know”

  Long live the jazz.       UK producer JD. Reid has teamed up with fellow London musicians Henry Wu and Venna to produce “Just Know,” an agile and taut, future-proofed jazz-grime cut.… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Khruangbin – “Maria También” (Night Time Stories)

  Literally impossible to dislike.       Texas trio Khruangbin return with the absolutely delightful “Maria También,” a rigorously funky first single from their upcoming second album, Con Todo El Mundo, which… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Miink – “Who Are You?” (Official Video)

  Whooo are youuu?       Equal parts JMSN and Jai Paul, I’m utterly entranced by this debut single from 23-year-old London musician Miink, with its ethereal chimes, snare snaps, bass murmurs,… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Marenn Sukie – “Cascades” (Arrivals Records)

  Inspired by the jazz-soul audio designs of Bonobo and Calibre, UK beat architect Marenn Sukie, otherwise known as Chris Roth, has drawn up “Cascades,” a full-time-half-time mellow beat meditation with calmly chaotic… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Sal Dulu – “Antasma”

    “Antasma,” a brand new track from Dublin producer Sal Dulu, is a slinky beat collage that glues together soulful vocal phrasings, sax snippets, polished guitar licks, cloudy atmospherics, and quite possibly… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: K15 & Kuniyuki – “Moving Minds” (K15 Remix) (Sound of Speed Japan)

  A deft and delicate Floating Points-meets-broken beat-meets-synth jazz wonderwork courtesy of London producer Kieron Ifill, one half of DanDigs.com favorites Profusion and better known as K15.       Track of the day.… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Jaide – “Temporary” (Produced by Tev’n)

  “Temporary,” by Jaide finds the London singer’s heavenly tones ascending and descending over a highly original, delayed, stop-motion beat that sounds like it could’ve been crafted by recording different parts of an unfinished wicker chair… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Thalab – “Good Swim” (Juicebox Recordings)

  Barcelona-born duo Thalab wrote and recorded the casually excellent “Good Swim” in a room in London.       The swimmingly good song features blurred synths, a textured and trebled electric bass, an… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Archivist – “Everything is Wanted” (Official Video)

  “Everything is Wanted” by London’s Archivist is an upbeat low-key indie-funk synth-strut experiment.     Track of the day.   Archivist – “Everything is Wanted”             Archivist‘s… Continue reading

Music by Dan Digs: Sampha – “Happens” (Dan Digs’ Happenstance Remix)

  Decided to give one of my favorite Sampha tracks a rehappening.       Sampha – “Happens” (Dan Digs’ Happenstance Remix)             Listen to more of my… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Hidden Spheres – “Well Well”

  Well, well.       My Friday morning just got infinitely better upon hearing this brand new one from Manchester, UK house producer Hidden Spheres.   “Well Well” is a lush and… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Hairy Hands – “YNA”

  Currently grooving to this percussive future-funk jam courtesy of hirsutely dextrous Hampshire, England producer Hairy Hands.       Track of the day.   Hairy Hands – “YNA”          … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Tusks – “Ivy” (Throwing Snow Remix)

  London producer Throwing Snow steps up to throw some supernova synths and outer space organ shine over Emily Underhill aka Tusks‘ stunning vocals on this remix of “Ivy.”       Track of… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Mahalia – “Back Up Plan” (Maths Time Joy Remix)

  Mightily diggin’ this synth-surgin’ remix from London producer Maths Time Joy of Leicester, UK chanteuse Mahalia‘s “Back Up Plan.”       Track of the day.   Mahalia – “Back Up Plan”… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Bamily – “Hello Stranger”

      Slinky, indie, post-disco greatness from Bamily.       Need to hear this on a yacht at sunset ASAP.   Track of the day.   Bamily – “Hello Stranger”    … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Beaty Heart – “Raw Gold”

  Arriving just in time for summer and co-produced by Jungle, “Raw Gold” by Beaty Heart is a sun-bleached, poolside percussive indie jam reminiscent of Friendly Fires and Alt-J.       Track… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Applebottom – “The Ride”

  That sunset piano jazz house perfection from London’s Joe Arthur aka Applebottom.       Track of the day.   Applebottom – “The Ride”         Applebottom’s The Ride EP will… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Mai Kino – “The Waves”

  “If you know where you are, it could feel like home…”       On “The Waves,” London-via-Portugal singer Mai Kino emotes a vocal as raw, honest, and gently fraught as the textured instrumentation… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Jordan Rakei – “Talk to Me”

  You couldn’t start the week in any better way.       Jordan Rakei’s latest song, “Talk to Me,” is an amiable drum-led shuffle complete with string swoops, bass swells, muted guitar,… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Lil Silva ft Cosima – “Caught Up”

  Caught up in these rippling bass reverberations, those snare snaps, and that vocal line courtesy of Cosima.       Track of the day.   Lil Silva ft Cosima – “Caught Up”    … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Snakehips ft Malika – “Falling”

  That Saturday feel-good soul.       Diggin’ them simmering horns, that classic drum break, and that big room vocal courtesy of Malika.   Track of the day.   Snakehips ft Malika… 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

Diggin’ This: A. K. Paul – “Landcruisin'”

  Led Zep guitar riffs, space odyssey horns, handclaps drier than the desert, pots-and-pans percussion, motorcycle noises… this new one from A.K. Paul is adventurous in every which way.       Track… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: TRUCE – “Head Hung”

  Mysterious UK musical duo TRUCE are back with their second single, “Head Hung,” a boisterously bassy and succulently synthy affair.       Track of the day.   TRUCE – “Head Hung”… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Eric Lau – “Glad”

  Perfect Sunday afternoon groover right here courtesy of London-via-Hong Kong beatmaker Eric Lau.       Track of the day.   Eric Lau – “Glad”         Hear more from… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Su Na ft Alo Lee – “Blood” (Free Download)

  Having previously released songs via innovative music titans Majestic Casual and Flow Fi, Minneapolis producer Su Na teams up with London singer Alo Lee on “Blood,” three minutes of trickling beats and cascading synths, all etched… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Jones – “Hoops” (Salute Remix)

  Hoops hoops hoops hoops hoops hoops hoops hoops hoops hoops hoops.     Love this new one from London songstress Jones as remixed by Brighton, UK producer Salute.   Track of the day.… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Couros – “Never Be”

  Mightily diggin’ these wavy gravy, future-sutured vibes from Couros.     And it’s only his first song! Very excited to hear more from the London producer.   Track of the day.  … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Burhou – “Mary”

  Shout out to soulful production duos that are named after uninhabited islands in the English Channel!       Originally from Yorkshire and now living in London, Tom and Ross are Burhou,… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Syv – “Knockin'”

  Primo Baker and Thomas Quemby are Syv.   The UK duo’s new track “Knockin’” is a remarkably effective bass-heavy breakbeat swing workout.   Perfect for revitalizing dancefloors everywhere.   Track of the day.… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Peter Lyons – “Envy”

  Love this surging, glitchy cut of indie electronic beat tapestry from London’s Peter Lyons.       Strings are a nice touch, too.   Track of the day.   Peter Lyons – “Envy”… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Jamie Woon – “Sharpness”

  Ever since first hearing this song’s premiere on Pharrell and Scott Vener’s very first Othertone radio show on Beats 1, I have been telling every friend, colleague, barista, parking enforcement official, pilot,… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show Shortlisted for the 2015 Mixcloud Online Radio Awards

Extremely excited, thankful, and generally bowled over by elation to share with you that the Dan Digs Show was shortlisted for the 2015 Mixcloud Online Radio Awards!       There were over 5,000 nominations, so,… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Prep – “Cheapest Flight”

  Let PREP put all of the pep in your steps!       With only ten tweets to their name at last count, this newly-minted London four-piece is comprised of a hip-hop producer, a classical… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Josa Peit – “Constellation” (Max Graef & Glenn Astro Remix)

  In love with EVERY part of this song, from the swampy bass burbles at the start to that dirty cymbal to those weird found sound samples of birdsong to THAT MASSIVE JUNGLE… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Dornik – “Stand In Your Line”

  Heavy MJ vibes on the verse, heavy JT vibes on the pre-chorus, and a beautifully lagging and nagging “line… line… line, line…” hook on the chorus.     Loving this new song… Continue reading