Tag Archive: Matthewdavid

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: Carlos Niño & Friends ft Madlib & Strings by Miguel Atwood-Ferguson – “It’s All Happening!”

  It’s all happening at once.     Love this new cosmic composition from Los Angeles-based producer, composer, ensemble orchestrator, Dublab host, and mentor Carlos Niño, here teaming up with sonic scientists Madlib and Miguel… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Yuk – “Home”

  Utterly hypnotic.   Yuk is the project of Filipino-American producer Chad Valencia.       When he’s not making beats, the Los Angeles musician is busy running a Filipino-inspired pop-up restaurant called LASA… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Mndsgn – “Eggs” (Official Video)

  One of my favorite albums of this year, no question, is Mndsgn‘s woozy warmer Yawn Zen, released on the venerable Stones Throw label.   It has an experimental, hip-hop-influenced vibe similar to Endtroducing-era DJ Shadow… Continue reading

Botany – “Quatic” (Free Download)

Spencer Stephenson is Botany. Hailing from Texas, he blends synth washes with a collage of blurred bleeps, overcooked chimes, and ominous bells, all woven through a pleasing boom-bap beat. “I tried to evoke… Continue reading