Tag Archive: New Album

Recommended Gem: James Blake Presents Before – DJ Set for Boiler Room in Los Angeles (Video)

  Introducing a new series on this here website called RECOMMENDED GEMS!   In addition to music, I’m now going to be unearthing DJ sets, podcasts, books, TV shows, movies, and more that… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Chet Faker – “Low” (Official Video)

  He’s back.         Chet Faker – “Low” (Official Video)         “Low” is out now. Add it to your playlists here and check out my reaction to first hearing Chet Faker… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Machinedrum ft Jesse Boykins III – “Wait 4 U” (Ninja Tune)

  Crystalline drum ‘n’ bass from one of my favorite producers.       Machinedrum ft Jesse Boykins III – “Wait 4 U”           “Wait 4 U” is featured… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Quakers ft Sampa The Great – “Approach With Caution” (Stones Throw)

  Feeling this playful piano-plonking hip-hop heat from Fuzzface (Portishead’s Geoff Barrow), Katalyst, and 7-Stu-7, otherwise known as Quakers, that features some fiery rhymery from Sampa the Great.       Quakers ft Sampa The Great –… Continue reading

Listen back to Loops + Dots Episode 23 – New Music from SAULT, Fabiano do Nascimento, The Donelson Broncos, Gabriels, Soccer Mommy (Unknown Mortal Orchestra Remix), HONNE (Jordan Rakei Remix), Triathalon

  Show number 23!     How’s it going? Hope all is good with you.     LOOPS + DOTS is back with another special all-music mix for episode 23!     A 60-minute blend of… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Another Michael – “Boring For The Times” (Run For Cover Records)

  Soaring optimistic indie-folk in the vein of Whitney.       Michael Doherty, Alenni Davis, and Nick Sebastiano are Another Michael, a trio from Philadelphia-via-Albany, NY.   Another Michael – “Boring For… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Gabriels – “Love and Hate in a Different Time”

  Throwback vintage soul meets bedroom pop production from Palm Desert, California.       The result sounds timeless.   Gabriels – “Love and Hate in a Different Time”        … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Paul White ft Iyamah & Remi – “Smile (See The Light)”

  That psychedelic textured Paul White production.       Love that raw flute, that friendly bassline, those shakers, and that general sense of uplift throughout.   Paul White ft Iyamah & Remi… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Dougie Stu (Brijean) – “Another One For Slug” (Ropeadope/Ghostly)

  Slow and steady boom-bap grooving from Brijean’s Dougie Stu.       Dougie Stu – “Another One For Slug”           “Another One For Slug” is taken from Dougie… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Simpson – “Cherry Ice Cream Sundae”

  Very much feeling this stumbling beat behind the woozy funk of “Cherry Ice Cream Sundae” by Virginia’s Simpson.       Simpson – “Cherry Ice Cream Sundae”          … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Sons Of The Sun – “Underwater Dreaming” (BBE Music)

  Bumping this excellent new neo-soul from transatlantic duo Sons of the Sun.       Sons Of The Sun – “Underwater Dreaming”           “Underwater Dreaming” is out now… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: The Donelson Broncos – “Wave Country”

  Nashville’s answer to Khruangbin.         Less concerned with delving into the history of Thai funk than their Texan counterparts, The Donelson Broncos create airy, starry-skied instrumental jams that fit… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Quantic – “Theme from Selva” (Selva Records)

  Studio 54 Quantic is my new favorite Quantic.       Love those strings, love those horns, love that irrepressible funk-fronted groove.      Quantic – “Theme from Selva”      … Continue reading

Playlist: Dan Digs Country & Eastern – Country Music from the Land of the Rising Sun

  Three chords and the truth from Tokyo and beyond.         Listen to this selection of the best modern country and alt-folk songs from Japan.       Dan Digs… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Seba Kaapstad ft Quelle Chris – “Our People” (Mello Music Group) (Free Download)

  Love this piano-driven groove from South Africa.       Seba Kaapstad ft Quelle Chris – “Our People”           “Our People” is taken from Seba Kaapstad‘s new album Konke… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Apifera (Rejoicer Side-Project) – “Énék Hamaguro” (Stones Throw)

  Fusing the fusion of funk, soul, jazz, and drum ‘n’ bass.       Tel Aviv’s Apifera is a new project of Yuvi Havkin, better known as Rejoicer.     Apifera –… Continue reading

Playlist: Dan Digs Nordicana – Country Music from the Land of the Midnight Sun

  Swap your F-150 for 150 fjords, put on your 37.85-liter hat, and listen to this selection of midnight sunshine songs from the leading (northern) lights of Scandinavia’s country music scene.    … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Bonobo & Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – “Heartbreak” (Outlier Records)

  The 90s rave is strong in this one.       Bonobo & Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – “Heartbreak”         “Heartbreak” is out now via Outlier Records.    … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Vex Ruffin – “Mabuhay Boy” (Stones Throw) (Official Video)

  Love this Pinoy soul-disco jam from Vex Ruffin.       Vex Ruffin – “Mabuhay Boy” (Stones Throw) (Official Video)         “Mabuhay Boy” is taken from Vex Ruffin’s new… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Nubiyan Twist ft Ego Ella May – “24/7” (Strut Records)

  Hiatus Kaiyote-meets-Brainfeeder vibrations.       The London 10-piece joins forces with the wondrous Ego Ella May.     Nubiyan Twist – “24/7”         “24/7” is out now via… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Pete Josef – “Lavender” (Sonar Kollektiv)

  Those horns.       Extremely beautiful singer-songwriter soul from one of Bristol’s best.     Pete Josef – “Lavender”           “Lavender” by Pete Josef is out now.… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: SAULT – “Free” (Forever Living Originals)

  That bassline bounce.       Easily one of the best tracks of 2020.     SAULT – “Free”         But what does S.A.U.L.T. mean? (I’ve started thinking about… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Nosaj Thing – “For The Light” (LuckyMe Records) (Official Video)

  Jason Chung aka Nosaj Thing signs to LuckyMe and delivers this moody, relentless yet delicate thumper.       Love that bass guitar.     Nosaj Thing – “For The Light” (LuckyMe… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Oliver Tank – “Day Trip”

  Feeling the underwater R&B futurism of “Day Trip” by Sydney’s Oliver Tank.       Oliver Tank – “Day Trip”           “Day Trip” is out now via soundcloud.com/oliver-tank.… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Fabiano do Nascimento – “Tributo” (Now-Again Records) (Official Video)

  Get caught up in the infinite melodic ripples of “Tributo” from Brazil’s Fabiano do Nascimento.       Fabiano do Nascimento – “Tributo” (Now-Again Records) (Official Video)           “Tributo”… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Marker Starling – “Silk Rock” (Tin Angel Records)

  Impossible not to groove to this.       Toronto’s Chris A. Cummings is Marker Starling.     His latest single, “Silk Rock,” is a winding and casually circular whirl of retro-indie-boogie,… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: JGrrey – “Ain’t So” (Stripes Records) (Official Video)

  Ain’t this great.       On her latest song “Ain’t So,” London’s JGrrey fuses 00s R&B beat patterns with 60s Motown soul melodies diced with 90s vinyl scratches and laced with a… Continue reading

Listen back to Loops + Dots Episode 22 – New Music from A. K. Paul, Cleo Sol, Pete Josef,  Oddisee, Ruthven, The Seshen, Dan Shake, Michael Kiwanuka, Bonobo, Lone – Dan In the DJ Mix

  Show number 22!       Hope all is very good with your good self.     LOOPS + DOTS is back with another special all-music mix for episode 22!     A 60-minute mix… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Odina – “Heartache” (Official Video)

  Catalan country.       Taking cues from Bjork’s rarefied vocal performances and fellow Barcelonan Rosalia’s artistic aesthetic leanings, rising star Odina delivers a compelling, confident musical vision.        … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Brijean – “Moody” (Ghostly International)

  A mood-infused groove.       Oakland’s Brijean Murphy (who has played percussion for DanDigs.com favorites Toro Y Moi and Poolside) and Doug Stuart (who has played in Bells Atlas and Meernaa,… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Orion Sun – “Birds Gave Up” (Mom + Pop Music)

  Orion Sun is shining.        “Birds Gave Up” is the final track on Orion Sun‘s new album, Hold Space for Me. It’s an elegant and elevated love song, solely comprised… Continue reading

Listen back to Loops + Dots Episode 21 – Romare, Jayda G, Birds of the West, Leisure, Mildlife, Caribou, Floating Points, MJ Cole – Dan In the DJ Mix

  Show number 21!       Hope all is very good with your good self.     LOOPS + DOTS is back with another special all-music mix for episode 21!     A 60-minute mix… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Dojo Cuts ft Natalie Slade – “If My Love Was Enough”

  Pain does not exist in this dojo.       Sydney’s Dojo Cuts aka Nathan Aust has teamed up with Melbourne future soul singer Natalie Slade to create “If My Love Was… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Genevieve Artadi – “Hot Mess” (Brainfeeder Records)

  Very much into this new single from LA vocalist and producer Genevieve Artadi.       “Hot Mess” is a happily melancholic, lighter-than-air, Stereolab-ish experimental pop composition that fuses jazz electronics with… 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: Shadowgraphs – “Before the Time” (Golden Brown Records)

  Best listened to while turning in circles, head and hands raised to a better future.       I’m very completely feeling this neo-psychedelic nugget from Portland, Oregon band Shadowgraphs.    … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Oso Leone – “Virtual U” (Apollo Records)

  Brb, just sailing into an Ibizan sunset.       Barcelona quartet Oso Leone return after five years with “Virtual U,” a dreamy, sun-drenched, R&Balearic delicacy.     Warm electronic keys meet… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Sea Moya – “New Past” (Majestic Casual Records)

  “I will meet you there And I will bring my danceshoes and we’ll dance where The light will cut the air…”       Montreal-via-Germany digital indie-funk outfit Sea Moya wrote and… 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: Julien Dyne – “Design” (Soundway Records)

  The groove is real.       On “Design,” Berlin-via-Wellington-via-Auckland-via-Montreal musician, drummer, DJ, and visual artist Julien Dyne opens with a gritty, Theo Parrish-ish beat loop and shimmering piano punctuation before melting it… 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: 30/70 Collective – “The Strut”

  Melbourne (what is it with the inordinate amount of musical greatness that emanates from this city?!) nine-piece 30/70 Collective come correct with the feel-good, soulful bounce of “The Strut.”       Track of… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Letherette – “Rayon”

  A perfectly charming house groover from the Wolverhampton, UK producer duo of Richard Roberts and Andrew Harber, collectively known as Letherette.       Track of the day.   Letherette – “Rayon”      … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Bibio – “Petals”

  I can’t help but love the psychedelic zippery-zappery of a reversed guitar tone.       Mightily diggin’ this new one from West Midlands, UK musician and producer Stephen Wilkinson aka Bibio.… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Hudson Mohawke ft Irfane – “Very First Breath”

  I’ll be honest, it took me a while (as in a couple of minutes) to fully get into this brand new track from HudMo.   I couldn’t help but notice how the… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “Multi-Love” (Official Video)

  The last time I wrote about Portland, Oregon-via-New Zealand lo-fi psychedelic-indie-soul outfit and band-name-you-would-probably-find-somewhere-in-an-anime-movie Unknown Mortal Orchestra was back when they covered Lindstrom’s spacey and disco-y “Rà-àkõ-st.,” which was and still is amazing in every… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Flako ft Dirg Gerner – “With Me Now”

  London-via-Berlin-via-Chile’s Dario Rojo Guerra is Flako.       Fresh from producing the fantastic “La Neta” for Fatima (which landed at #5 in my Top 100 Songs of 2014), Flako returns with… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Damian Lazarus & The Ancient Moons ft Moses Sumney – “Vermillion”

  This new one from Damian Lazarus and the Ancient Moons featuring the vocals of Moses Sumney is making my Monday all kinds of brilliant.       The low-end on those drums… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Tropics – “Blame”

  London’s Chris Ward is Tropics.   His latest song, “Blame,” is a muted, light-filled, sand-sifting electronic soul affair that sits nicely alongside Rhye and How to Dress Well.       Tropics – “Blame”… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: The Juan MacLean – “A Simple Design”

  Diggin’ this brand new tune from DFA disco stalwarts The Juan MacLean.       It’s all about that tambourine, those breezy, easy peasy vocals from Nancy Whang, and that rolling space bass.… Continue reading