Tag Archive: New Album

Diggin’ This: Ruthven – “Don’t Keep It To Yourself” (Paul Institute)

  It’s always a good day when the Paul Institute surprise-releases new music.       The Paul Institute, Jai and A.K. Paul’s creative collective and record label, has released a new single… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: tstewart aka Machinedrum – “Buena” (Mercury KX Records)

  Travis Stewart aka Machinedrum dusts off his tstewart alias and gifts us “Buena,“ a liquid, piano-led affirmation that positively glows with all the hope of a brand new day.      … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Ric Wilson & Yellow Days – “Life’s Been Good To Me” (Free Disco Records)

  A Chicago-London disco connection.       Chicago’s Ric Wilson and London’s George Van Den Broek aka Yellow Days have joined forces to create a gleaming funk groover.   Says Ric, “George… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: James Alexander Bright ft Fink – “Sundown” (!K7 Records)

  A pastoral indie-folk escapade.       Love the pairing of these vocals.   Says James, “‘Sundown’ came to life after I was introduced to Fink by Will Saul at !K7.  … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Jonny Wildey – “Lonely”

  Warm 70s-inspired soul.       Pairing a sweet apple acoustic strum with a sour orange guitar, “Lonely” by London’s Jonny Wildey, who also makes textured electronic beats as Alphabets Heaven, is… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Wyvern Lingo – “Multi-Love” (Unknown Mortal Orchestra Cover)

  A magical reinterpretation of the UMO original.       Love this scintillating, drumless indie-folk rework from the Irish trio of Karen, Caoi and Sirsh, otherwise known as Wyvern Lingo, especially that… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Leifur James – “Sirens”

  A moody and cinematic meditation.       Love those raw piano keys and shimmering strings.     Leifur James – “Sirens”             “Sirens” is taken from… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Marcus Harvey – “You Wouldn’t Understand” (Produced by Fiji Mageba) (Paradise Sound System)

  Beautiful sounds from South Africa.       Vocalist, rapper, producer, and songwriter Harvey Lawrence Ofentse Mashiloane, otherwise known as Marcus Harvey, got his musical start in the township of Alexandra, just… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Robert Glasper ft D Smoke & Tiffany Gouché – “Shine” (Video)

  So much love for this.       Robert Glasper keys 100.   D Smoke bars 100.   Tiffany Gouché vocals 100.   Chris Dave drums 100.     Watch the music… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Bonobo – “Rosewood” (Ninja Tune)

  Bonobo is back!       And it’s one of his best.     Need, need, need to find the source of that “I won’t leave you” sample!     Bonobo –… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Steven Bamidele – “You Were Wrong” (Park the Van Records)

  Modern UK soul at its finest.       Containing shades of Thundercat, Anderson .Paak, and Pharrell, “You Were Wrong” by Brighton, UK’s Steven Bamidele is some mellow yet vulnerable sonic excellence.… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Sarah Williams White – “Nebula” (First Word Records)

  Feeling this textured and percussive folktronic psyche-soul from South London’s Sarah Williams White.       Speaking about “Nebula,” Sarah says “after giving birth, I saw this completely unique new life and… Continue reading

Listen back to Loops + Dots Episode 26 – New Music from Madlib, Four Tet, Gabriels, Nathan Salsburg, Athlete Whippet, Sweatson Klank, STUFF., Mocky + MF DOOM Tribute

  Show number 26!         LOOPS + DOTS is back with the first episode of 2021!   Now extended to two hours!   An 120-minute blend of my favorite tracks of the week… Continue reading

Listen back to Loops + Dots Episode 25 – New Music from Jahari Masamba Unit (Madlib & Karriem Riggins), Arlo Parks, Mia Doi Todd ft Jeff Parker & Money Mark, Skinshape, Sylvan Esso & Terrace Martin, Biig Piig, Brijean

  Show number 25!         LOOPS + DOTS is back with another special all-music mix for episode 25!     A 60-minute mixture of my favorite tracks of the week including new music… Continue reading

Listen back to Loops + Dots Episode 24 – New Music from John Carroll Kirby, James Blake, Ivy Lab, Andrew Ashong & Kaidi Tatham, Ultraísta, Dan Kye, Diggs Duke

  Show number 24!         LOOPS + DOTS is back with another special all-music mix for episode 24!     A 60-minute mixture of my favorite tracks of the week including new music… Continue reading

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