Tag Archive: Neon Milk

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

LISTEN/DOWNLOAD THE LATEST EPISODE OF THE DAN DIGS PODCAST: 120 MINUTES OF BRAND NEW BEATS, BASS, HIP-HOP, & ELECTRONIC SOUL. SUN, FEB 23, 2014.

  Dig this!   So much good music in the mix this week.   Brand new tracks from Talib Kweli, Tosca, Quadron, Bibio, Illum Sphere, and my new musical project Bright Bright Flashing… Continue reading

Phife from A Tribe Called Quest – “Dear Dilla” (Free MP3 Download)

Funny how this morning began with an extended conversation with friends at our music startup about the genius of N.E.R.D.’s “In Search of…”—a conversation I am always happy to have—and then shortly afterward… Continue reading

Tycho – “Montana”

San Francisco’s Scott Hansen records music as Tycho and still finds time to work as a designer under the name ISO50. His latest musical creation, “Montana,” moves away from his previous solo work in ambient… Continue reading

The Chemical Brothers – “Life is Sweet” (Daft Punk Remix)

Inspired by this brilliant piece I read today on the life and times of the Chems‘ “Setting Sun,” a song that sounds as vital and compelling now as it did when it shot… Continue reading

James Vincent McMorrow – “Red Dust”

“Red Dust” isn’t a new song; it’s been a favorite of fans of the Irish troubadour James Vincent McMorrow for at least a couple of years now. This brand new remake improves on the… Continue reading

Music by Dan Digs: “Benign Turbine”

  Happy 2014!   This is a beat jam I rustled up a few hours ago, inspired by this mesmerizing audio I found on YouTube.       Dan Digs – “Benign Turbine”… Continue reading

Dan Digs’ Top 10 Albums of 2013

It would be hard enough to compile a Top 500, what with all of the under-the-radar Bandcamp treasures, glorious mixtapes aka .zip files, and of course the big, shiny, important album releases of… Continue reading

Lorde – “No Better”

Lorde did a Beyonce this morning and dropped a new single out of the blue.   Listen to “No Better” via iTunes here.         Samsung apps, skyscraper projections, Wee Waa,… Continue reading

Tev’n – “Rose Petal” (Free Download)

North London’s Tev’n Kennedy wafts waves of 21st century R&B vocal echoes and skittery beat twitchery at you.   Tev’n – “Rose Petal” (Free Download)       Download “Rose Petal” for free… Continue reading

DJ Koze – “Magical Boy” (Matthew Herbert Remix)

Matthew Herbert is the Dr. Seuss of beats. Far be it from him to wearily patch in an overused drum sample, percussion for Herbert means recording the clanging of a wrench on the… Continue reading

Flume & Chet Faker – “Drop the Game” (Official Video)

Both hailing from Australia with continent-sized electronic beat talent, Sydney producer Flume and Melbourne producer/crooner Chet Faker have combined their soulful musical superpowers to create this charged and melodious cut. You may remember the… Continue reading

Audego – “Fight” (Free Download)

In preparation for my podcast, I usually shuffle a load of potential song candidates on my car stereo to see which ingredients are truly fit for the gourmet audio soup that is the… Continue reading

Slakah the Beatchild – “I Surrender” (Official Video)

That chunky bass guitar, that soaring soulful vocal, that acoustic guitar strim-strum, that pleasing woodblockish beat from Toronto’s Slakah the Beatchild. “I Surrender” sounds like it could be an unplugged Raphael Saadiq jam.   Slakah the… Continue reading

Aloa Input – “Going Home” & “Someday Morning”

Every so often you come across a band like Aloa Input that is so astoundingly good (and, as of now, so astoundingly underheard) that you just can’t help yourself but listen to their… 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

Ben Westbeech aka Breach ft Andreya Triana – “Everything You Never Had (We Had It All)” (Official Video)

I first got switched on to the English singer and dance producer Ben Westbeech in the spring of 2007. He’d just signed to tastemaker’s tastemaker Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Recordings and the label was releasing… Continue reading

Maribou State – “Blue Sunday”

I’ve always enjoyed Maribou State‘s musical output. All of Chris Davids and Liam Ivory’s sonic productions maintain a steady, consistent groove throughout, but what sets them far apart from other electronic acts in… Continue reading

Jonwayne ft Scoop DeVille – “The Come Up Pt. 1”

Resembling a college-aged, hip-hop-obsessed Hagrid, the very talented Los Angeles rapper and producer Jonwayne returns with this confident cut of soulful whoops and scats, spinning hi-hats, synth-brass punches, and abstract poetic rhymes delivered with… Continue reading

Sufjan Stevens – “Sister Winter” (Broke for Free Remix) (Free Download)

Oakland, CA’s Tom Cascino is Broke for Free. His remix of Sufjan Stevens’ “Sister Winter” is underpinned by a string of simple yet delightful tumbling drum rolls and throbbing piano pulses, making the… Continue reading

Listen/Download the Latest Episode of the Dan Digs Podcast: 120 Minutes of Beats, Bass, Hip-hop, & Electronic Soul. Sun, Oct 13, 2013.

  Like an Angeleno finishing a juice cleanse by heading to In-N-Out, I’m beyond stoked to play you this latest mix. Hope you dig. Let me know your favorite track and where you’re listening… Continue reading

Jamie Lidell – “Big Love” (Machinedrum Remix)

Jamie Lidell brings the soul shouts, Machinedrum brings the beats and bass.   Jamie Lidell – “Big Love” (Machinedrum Remix)         The “Big Love” Remix EP is out now on… 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

Tennis – “Mean Streets”

Husband-and-wife duo and perennially-difficult-to-Google band Tennis unpack the vintage organs, pianos, drums, synths, harpsichords and charm for their latest song “Mean Streets.”     Tennis – “Mean Streets”         “Mean… Continue reading

FaltyDL aka Donna Chambray Loren – 20K Solid Gold EP

FaltyDL‘s drums are always programmed with precision. New York producer Drew Lustman bka FaltyDL takes on the high society, high falutin’ moniker of Donna Chambray Loren for this free 5-track EP giveaway entitled… Continue reading

Snoop Dogg & Dam-Funk are 7 Days of Funk – “Faden Away”

Now here is a dream pairing. Doggfather Snoop teams up with boogie-funk godfather Dam-Funk to go “Snoopy Collins” (scroll to 3min 24sec) on this thick slab of G-Funk that’s so straight West Coastin’… 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

Flex Cop – “This Is Not Meth” (Breaking Bad Finale Tribute) (Free Download)

If you’re as amped as I am (and the rest of the wider universe) for Sunday’s Breaking Bad finale, you’ll no doubt dig Australian producer Flex Cop‘s flip of San Francisco singer Darondo’s… Continue reading

Frameworks – “Patience” (Free Download)

I was elated this morning when I found a free download of one of the best compilations of 2013 by a country mile. Not a bad start to a Wednesday. The first track,… Continue reading

Dive In – “Let Go” (Official Video)

Dive In hail from Glastonbury (the actual town, not the festival) in the west of England. Their song “Let Go” is happily planted at the musical crossroads of indie, rock, dance, and sunny,… Continue reading

The Foreign Exchange – “Call It Home” (Official Video)

My favorite parts of this new Foreign Exchange track are those piano chord drops and those stand-out Stevie Wonder-ish synth bass burbles.   The Foreign Exchange – “Call It Home” (Official Video)  … Continue reading

Phaeleh – “Tokoi” (Official Video)

If you like Bonobo, you should definitely listen to Bristolian beatsmith Phaeleh (pronounced “fella”).   Phaeleh – “Tokoi” (Official Video)       Phaeleh‘s first ever North American tour begins this week. Catch… Continue reading

10 Ways in Which Your First Time at Bikram Yoga Is Pretty Much Identical to Taking the London Underground at Rush Hour in July

The only way to mentally and physically survive both hot yoga and taking the tube through the belly of London in the sweltering summer heat is to keep calm and not allow yourself… Continue reading

Lonnie Holley – “Six Space Shuttles and 144,000 Elephants” (Official Video)

“Six Space Shuttles and 144,000 Elephants” is quite possibly my new favorite song title. Lonnie Holley, born on February 10, 1950 in Birmingham, Alabama, is the seventh of twenty-seven children. Childhood was chaotic:… Continue reading

Fitz Ambro$e & Ohbliv – “FAIFF” (Official Video) & “CANI” (Free Download)

Fitz Ambro$e originates from Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia, Canada and currently lives in Tokyo. Here he teams up with Richmond, Virginia’s Ohbliv to produce Zen Vapors: a 14-track musical collage of beats,… Continue reading

T.R.A.C. ft Yahzeed Divine – “This Is That” (Produced by Marc Mac)

This is that hip-hop of superlative quality produced by one of my musical heroes: 4hero’s Marc Mac.   T.R.A.C. ft Yahzeed Divine – “This Is That” (Produced by Marc Mac)     Get… Continue reading

Kasket – “Warm Regards” (Official Video)

Ambient atmospherics from British producer Kasket aka Charlie Baldwin. The best part is when that Cinematic Orchestra-esque beat comes in at 1min 59sec. It makes the song. Some nice Spanish guitar in there,… Continue reading

Listen/Download the Latest Episode of the Dan Digs Podcast: 120 Minutes of Beats, Bass, Hip-hop, & Electronic Soul. Sun, Aug 25, 2013.

Welcome to the latest edition of the Dan Digs podcast radio show DJ mix! 35 of my favorite tracks of the moment all blended up nice.         Unfortunately this episode… Continue reading

Tom Day & Monsoonsiren – “Elegiac”

My favorite track from the latest Project Mooncircle compilation is Melbourne, Australia’s Tom Day and Monsoonsiren’s elegant and epic “Elegiac.”   Tom Day & Monsoonsiren – “Elegiac”       Download the 33-track… Continue reading

Yasiin Bey fka Mos Def x Preservation – “The REcstatic” Remix Album (Free Download)

Hip-hop producer Preservation worked on the original The Ecstatic LP from Yasiin Bey, formerly known as Mos Def. Here he re-jigs the entire album, adding deep-crate-dug record samples from New Orleans swing outfits… Continue reading

Paul Hill – “Need Me Some U”

My favorite track from Gilles Peterson‘s latest Brownswood Bubblers comp. This subtle jazz-soul stomper has the Mahogani sound all over it.   Paul Hill – “Need Me Some U”     Saturday sun-filled… Continue reading

Lost Midas ft Taylor O’Donnell – “Love Undone” (Official Video)

My new favorite tune from Lost Midas, the very talented beat producer and songwriter, sporting an impressive mustache and an even more impressive, next-level, Minority Report-filmed-in-Silverlake, hipster edition of Google Glass in the video… 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

Kavinsky ft The Weeknd – “Odd Look”

Abel Tesfaye bka The Weeknd sounding more like MJ than ever when paired with the nocturnal synths and 80s drum pads of French producer and “that guy from the Drive soundtrack” Kavinsky.  … Continue reading

Rondenion – “Bialowieza”

Minimal, exquisite tech-house from Japan’s Rondenion aka Hirofumi Goto with a beat that sounds like it was made entirely from bubbles and baby elephant tusks.   Rondenion – “Bialowieza”     Rondenion‘s Soul… Continue reading

Laura Mvula – “She” (MJ Cole Remix)

  Mathematical fact alert! MJ Cole = summer.   Loving these Todd Edwards-esque vocal scissorings of Laura Mvula’s melody, those swinging UK garage beats, these regal strings, and the electronic piano treble jazz-fill… Continue reading

Fat Freddy’s Drop – “Bones”

My favorite track from Freddy’s since “Wandering Eye.” It’s all about that chord change at 0:56.     Stream Fat Freddy’s Drop “Bones” and the rest of the album here.   Fat Freddy’s… 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

Shy FX ft Liam Bailey – “Soon Come” (Official Video)

Jungle godfather Shy FX takes a break from the frenzy of drum ‘n’ bass and opts to expertly concoct some simmering, hazy reggae instead.   Shy FX ft Liam Bailey – “Soon Come”… Continue reading

Barbarossa – “Turbine” (Official Video) (Free Download)

Fresh from supporting José González‘s band Junip in New York last week, East London’s suitably red-bearded James Mathé, otherwise known as Barbarossa, combines a large, simple Black Keys-ish garage rock-soul guitar riff and tussled… Continue reading