Tag Archive: Music Blogs

Diggin’ This: Konradsen – “The Year Is Over” (Cascine Records)

  Jenny Marie Sabel and Eirik Vildgren’s year has just begun.       My favorite Oslo-via-Troms duo return with “The Year is Over,” which, despite it’s foreboding title, is a simple, stripped-down beam… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Coco – “Empty Beach”

  Mysteriously mysterious.       Not a lot is known about Coco, an unknown group from an unknown locale making very beautiful music.     To date, they’ve only released “Empty Beach,”… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: 幾何学模様 (Kikagaku Moyo) – “Mushi No Uta” (Sub Pop Records)

  まったり…       I’ve never felt so chilled.      “Mushi No Uta,” (“A Bug’s Song,” if you will), the latest from Tokyo psychedelic rock band Kikagaku Moyo (“Geometric Patterns” in… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Black Square ft Laville – “Coral Blues” (Blind Colour)

  Electronic soul steppin’.        “Coral Blues” is the latest single from Andrew Beaton, otherwise known as Brighton, UK-based musician and producer Black Square.      It’s a stunningly soulful cut… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Leifur James – “Wise Old Man” (Night Time Stories)

  Wise words.       One of my favorite remixes last year was “Mumma Don’t Tell” by London’s Leifur James as reworked by DanDigs.com fave FaltyDL. (View the full list of 2019’s… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Biche – “Discipline” (Banquise Records)

  Amour pop.       I’m a big fan of this one.     “Discipline” is the latest song by the Parisian quintet Biche.     Come for the Stereolab-ish DIY playful… Continue reading

Listen back to Loops + Dots Episode 17 – New Music from John Carroll Kirby, The Breathing Effect, Somni, Cleo Sol, Skalpel, Moses Boyd, Forest Law, Thundercat, Steve Spacek, Four Tet – Dan In the DJ Mix

  Show number 17!         We’re back with another special all-music mix for LOOPS + DOTS episode 17!     Brand new goodness from the likes of John Carroll Kirby,… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Jamie Isaac ft Nosaj Thing – “Next to Me” (Marathon Artists)

  LDN-LA.       South London’s Jamie Isaac has linked with LA’s Nosaj Thing to create some very excellent ice-cold 3am house feels.     That subtle beat clap, those glacial synths,… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: ØZWALD – “Call Off the Doctor” (Allswell Records) (Official Video)

  It’s a different view.       Currently very much into the honeyed folk of the Nashville-via-Los Angeles duo ØZWALD, otherwise known as Jason Wade (he of the band Lifehouse) and Steve… Continue reading

Listen back to Loops + Dots Episode 16 – Music from Kaytranada, WVR BVBY, Sweatson Klank, Toro Y Moi, Lapalux, Holy Hive, Tokimonsta, Jeff Parker – Dan In the DJ Mix

  Show number 16!       Welcome to 2020.     We’re back with another special all-music mix for LOOPS + DOTS episode 16!     Gems in the leftfield beats, electronic… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Kassa Overall ft Joel Ross & Theo Croker – “Please Don’t Kill Me” (Brownswood Recordings)

  2020, we’re here.       Already starting this year strong with the Brooklyn-via-Seattle experimental jazz visionary Kassa Overall and his vibe-heavy (in every sense of the word) cut “Please Don’t Kill… Continue reading

Dan Digs’ Top 100 Tracks of 2019

  2. 0. 1. 9.             Here are my favorite one hundred tracks from this year.       (Click on the artist or track title to read… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Brisa – “CLOUDNINE” (Bastard Jazz)

  ばり好いとう !       Having just got back from a truly inspiring four-day trip to Japan, listening to the digital funk sway and shining sonics of Fukuoka’s Brisa is the best… Continue reading

Listen back to Loops + Dots Episode 15 – New Music from Tall Black Guy, The Avalanches, KEYAH/BLU, Please Wait (Ta-ku & Matt McWaters), Moses Boyd – Dan In the DJ Mix

  Show number 15!       Hope your December is going well.     We’re back with another special all-music mix for LOOPS + DOTS episode 15!     Brand new leftfield… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Masok – “In a Rush” (Raw Tapes)

  Future soul from Tel Aviv.       Sounding like an extra polished Hiatus Kaiyote collaborating with uptempo electronic maestro Pomo, Masok (meaning “helicopter” in Hebrew) is a four-piece made up of… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Brainstory – “Thank You” (Produced by El Michels Affair) (Big Crown Records)

  Gracias and arigato.       Supremely in love with “Thank You,” the final track on Buck, which is the debut album from the Rialto, California trio known as Tony, Kevin, Eric and… Continue reading

Listen back to Loops + Dots Episode 14 – New Music from Michael Kiwanuka, SAULT, Psychemagik, Zero 7, Oscar Jerome, Greentea Peng, Caribou, Herbert – Dan In the DJ Mix

  Show number 14!       Welcome along to the show!     Hope all is well with you.     We’re back with another special all-music mix for LOOPS + DOTS… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Natalie Slade ft Hiatus Kaiyote’s Simon Mavin – “Humidity” (Live At The Grove) (Eglo Records) (Official Video)

  Laid back, literally.       Completely here for “Humidity,” the dreamlike and aqueous new single from Sydney soul chanteuse and recent Eglo signee Natalie Slade. It’s set to appear on her… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Aoife Nessa Frances – “Blow Up” (Ba Da Bing Records) (Official Video)

  A psychedelic acoustic folk gem.        “Blow Up” is the new single from Dublin, Ireland’s Aoife Nessa Frances. I am completely here for those strings, that guitar strummery, that hand… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Teebs ft Sudan Archives – “Black Dove”

  What. A. Collaboration.       Fresh from breaking a five-year hiatus from music, Mtendere Mandowa aka Teebs recently returned with the Panda Bear-assisted “Studie.”     More singles and an album announcement… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Greentea Peng – “Mr. Sun (Miss Da Sun)” (Official Video)

  Here comes the sun.       I can’t lie, I need this Mr. Sun track on high and heavy rotation.     Gratitude to London’s Greentea Peng for crafting this trippy,… Continue reading

Listen back to Loops + Dots Episode 13 – New Music from Sir Was, Hemlock Ernst & Kenny Segal, Teebs & Panda Bear, Romare, Biig Piig, Sunni Colon, Waajeed – Dan In the DJ Mix

  Show number 13!       Glad you’re here!     Hope all is well with you.     We’re back with a special all-music mix for LOOPS + DOTS episode 13!… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Breathe. – “Haze” (Silk Records) (Official Video)

  Breathe with me.        I am currently very much here for “Haze,” “a song about meeting someone who changes everything for you” and the latest track from Sydney’s Sean Walker (formerly… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: North Downs – “Dad’s Old Tapes” (Dama Dama Records)

  The only person North Downs follows on SoundCloud is Bill Brewster, so you already know his music taste game is Master Sommelier-level black belt.   Respect.       Very into this… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Ben Esser ft emawk & Beau Diako – “Stripes” (Lekker Collective)

  Collectively tasty music.       Currently very into this latest song from Berlin-based musician and Noah Slee‘s producer Ben Esser, made in collaboration with NY’s emawk and UK guitarist Beau Diako.… Continue reading

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

Listen Back to Loops + Dots Episode 12 – Music from Flying Lotus, Shuggie Otis, Jan Hammer, Stereolab, Cheflee – Special Guest & DJ Mix with Unreleased Music: Salami Rose Joe Louis

  Show number 12!       This week we welcomed the wonderful Salami Rose Joe Louis to the show!     I had a chat with Salami Rose over the phone from Columbus,… 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

Listen Back to Loops + Dots Episode 11 – New Music from Joe Armon-Jones & Georgia Anne Muldrow, Godtet, Jamila Woods, Ivy Lab, Kiefer – Special Guest: Sampa the Great – Ras G Tribute

  Show number 11!       The eleventh installment of my Loops + Dots radio show on Dublab aired brand new newness from Joe Armon-Jones & Georgia Anne Muldrow, Godtet, Jamila Woods,… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Melo-Zed ft James Walker – “Savanah” (HW&W Recordings)

  Woozy, still.       “Savanah” is currently my favorite song from London’s Zach Cayenne-Elliott, otherwise known as Melo-Zed. Enlisting the musical assistance of James Walker, it’s a woozy number with gently… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Mono/Poly ft Kimbra – “Easy Living” (Co-Produced by Thundercat) (Naymlis Records)

  Summertime, and the livin’ is easy.       Having previously wowed the galaxy with the stainless steel bass of “When I’m Comin’ For Ya,” Bakersfield, California’s Charles E. Dickerson, otherwise known… 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: Meernaa – “Backroads” (Native Cat Recordings)

  That piano flourish right at the start.       And, yes, thank you, great question. I’m told it’s “mee-er-nuh.”     I’ve had this North Oakland four-piece on my radar ever… Continue reading

Dan Digs Mixcloud Select Exclusive: Daytime House Delights Vol. 1 (DJ Mix)

  How’s it going?   So glad you’re here.       Having been recently asked to join the Mixcloud Select massive, I’m excited to deliver my first subscriber-only mix for your listening… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Chinatown Slalom – “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” (September Recordings) (Official Video)

  “Can I phone a friend to tell them how good this is, Chris?”       Huge fan of this Liverpudlian leftfield pop quartet that take their off-kilter melodic sensibilities and cut-and-paste… Continue reading

Listen Back to Loops + Dots Episode 10 – New Music from Brittany Howard, Black Midi, Michael Kiwanuka & Tom Misch, Yakul – Special Guest: Jordan Rakei

  Show number 10!         The tenth installment of my Loops + Dots radio show on Dublab aired brand new hotness from Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard, math-rock-prog-jazz-band-of-the-moment Black Midi, the winning… 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

Backstage with Dan Digs – Episode 2: Slowthai

  Nothing short of glorious.       For the second episode of Backstage with Dan Digs, the rogue offshoot of my regular Dublab radio show where we go behind the scenes at… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Market – “Circles” (Healthy Tapes Records)

  That tape-warped guitar strum quiver.       Currently very into the output of Market, a musical project of Melbourne, Australia’s Lee Hannah.     Having been one half of housey duo… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Róisín Murphy – “Incapable” (Mickey Murphy’s Daughter/Loaded Records/BMG)

  Summertime is disco time.       Having enjoyed the musical output of Irish singer and musician Róisín Murphy ever since her Moloko days (I even dropped “Fun For Me” while spinning… Continue reading

Listen Back to Loops + Dots Episode 9 – New Music from Jai Paul, SAULT, Chong the Nomad, Joe Armon-Jones, Golden Vessel ft Woodes – Special Guests: Brandt Brauer Frick

  Show number 9!         The ninth installment of my Loops + Dots radio show on Dublab aired brand new sonic serendipity from Jai Paul, SAULT, Chong the Nomad, Joe… Continue reading

Listen Back to Loops + Dots Episode 8 – New Music from Jonah Yano & Nono, Jacob Mann, Skinny Pelembe, Mndsgn – Special Guest: Kiefer

  Show number 8!       The eighth installment of my Loops + Dots radio show on Dublab aired brand new heat from Innovative Leisure’s Jonah Yano & Nono, LA musician Jacob Mann,… 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

Listen Back to Loops + Dots Episode 7 – New Music from Oisima ft Wallace, Crumb, DJ Nobody, Flying Lotus ft Denzel Curry, Kali Uchis Remixed by Cazal Organism – Special Guest: Lefto

  Show number 7!       The seventh installment of my Loops + Dots radio show on Dublab aired brand new sonic greatness from Oisima ft Wallace, Crumb, DJ Nobody, Flying Lotus… 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

Listen Back to Loops + Dots Episode 6 – New Music from Sweatson Klank, J-E-T-S, Kazu, JohnLukeIRL – Special Guest: Machinedrum

  Show number 6!     The sixth installment of my Loops + Dots radio show on Dublab aired brand new sonic greatness from Sweatson Klank, Travis Stewart (aka Machinedrum) and Jimmy Edgar’s project… 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

Listen Back to Loops + Dots Episode 5 – New Music from Loyle Carner & Sampha, Szjerdene, Reginald Omas Mamode IV – Special Guests: The Cinematic Orchestra

  Show number 5!       The fifth installment of my Loops + Dots radio show on Dublab aired brand new audio excellence from Loyle Carner & Sampha, Szjerdene, and Reginald Omas Mamode… Continue reading