Tag Archive: NYC

Diggin’ This: James Tillman – “Moonshine” (Musella Creative)

  “Things may come and things may go… but not my love for you…”       Buoyed by a machine-like, churning beat that is occasionally substituted with a steady rimshot, “Moonshine” by… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: altopalo – “powerlines” (Samedi Records)

  Eclecticity.       A delicate yet driving experimental invention by lead singer Rahm Silverglade, bassist Jesse Bielenberg, guitarist Mike Haldeman, and drummer Dillon Treacy, otherwise known as the New York quartet altopalo.… 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: Lionlimb – “Clover” (Bayonet Records)

  Stewart Bronaugh and Joshua Jaeger, otherwise known as Lionlimb, are a duo from Nashville.     “Clover,” the opening song from their new album, Tape Recorder, is a wistful indie-folk meditation flush… Continue reading

TV by Dan Digs: Watch a New Episode of the Latest Series of Crate Diggers Vinyl Show Featuring Nickodemus

  Check out this new episode of the latest series of Crate Diggers that I executive produced for Fuse TV‘s new channel, FM. The show focuses on vinyl aficionados and their love of wax.       This episode spotlights the… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Sporting Life ft Evy Jane – “Court Vision” (Letter Racer/R&S Records) (Official Video)

  On “Court Vision,” NYC’s Sporting Life (who also makes music with Ratking) takes Vancouver singer Evy Jane’s atmospheric R&B vocal melodies and levitates them above sparse and utilitarian drums, reliably punctuated with what sounds like… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Vex Ruffin & Fab 5 Freddy – “The Balance” (Stones Throw) (Official Video)

  Pure NYC.     An ESG-ish noodly bass dance-punk beat courtesy of Vex Ruffin with New York legend Fab 5 Freddy bringing the bars.   From the man himself, Fab 5 Freddy:   “I liked… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Paul Simon – “Wristband”

  Further proof, as if any was needed, that Paul Simon is one of the world’s greatest living songwriters.       Love this rhythmic beat groove courtesy of producer Clap! Clap! and, as… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Von Sell – “I Insist”

  Love these electronic whines and whirrs, digital geese gargles, clipped blips, delayed piano chords, and that very impressive vocal from Brooklyn-via-Berlin’s Von Sell on his latest track, “I Insist.”      … Continue reading

Music by Dan Digs: “Bushwick Rooftops”

  Wrote this on the plane back to LA after spending last week in Brooklyn.         Dan Digs – “Bushwick Rooftops”           Listen to more of… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Ryan Egan – “Watercolor”

  Love those bass murmurs, that clicky-clacky ambient percussion, that early evening pastoral guitar, and those thirty-foot walls of synth washes on “Watercolor,” a brand new song from New York City’s Ryan Egan.    … Continue reading

Get the Free Dan Digs App!

  Stoked to say that the official Dan Digs app has arrived!   Now you can get your Track of the Day, free music downloads, watch music videos, and listen back to every… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Szjerdene – “Find Me”

  Having previously provided vocals for the likes of Bonobo and Lapalux, Amsterdam-via-Hackney, East London songstress Szjerdene recently teamed up with NYC producer Quays to pen this ominous, skeletal, synth&B excursion.     Track of the… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Luca ft Tei Shi – “Best On”

  Been humming this hook in my head ever since I first heard “Best On” a few weeks ago.       Love the heartfelt simplicity of this brand new track from New York’s Luca… Continue reading

Music by Dan Digs: “Bleepa”

  Cooked this new beat up last week and premiered on the Dan Digs Show last Sunday!   Check out the Instagram promo video below.   View this post on Instagram 🍭🌴 turn ⬆️ the… Continue reading

Music by Dan Digs: “Brooklyn New York City”

  Beats at 36,000 feet!   26 hours in Brooklyn inspired me to write this track on the plane back to LA.       See if you can spot the sample.   Dan… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 030: New M.I.A., Bilal, Wild Belle, Van Hunt, Roska – Special Guest: Trace

  Show number 30!   As always, the latest in my favorite new leftfield beats and electronic soul, plus interviews with my favorite artists, DJs, and musicians, for your listening pleasure every Sunday… 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

Stephon Alexander & Rioux – “Dance of the Illusion” (Official Video)

  New favorite genre alert: astrophysical psychedeli-tropical new wave indie-dance!   New York producer Erin Rioux recently teamed up with Dartmouth theoretical physicist and Trinidad-born cosmology professor (who also happens to play a mean… Continue reading

William Onyeabor – “Body & Soul” (David Terranova Remix)

  NYC producer David Terranova‘s shimmering and sunny rework of “Body & Soul” is one of my favorites from WHAT?! – William Onyeabor Remixed on David Byrne’s Luaka Bop label.      … Continue reading


  CLICK HERE TO WATCH THIS SEGMENT ON VEVO.COM NOW.     Watch this piece on New York City’s tropical grit-pop duo Ghost Beach that I recently produced for NUVOtv‘s flagship music program, The Collective.         I’ve been a… Continue reading

Mizan – “Thru” (Official Video)

  “We have no time to pretend, we have no time…”   New York’s Mizan does this electronic soul business right with an assortment of glowing organ chords and a strict, bouncing kick drum.… Continue reading

Fatima – “La Neta” (Produced by Flako) (Official Video)

  Sweden-via-London singer Fatima recently partnered with “soul documentarian” Flako to produce this tempo-shifting, uplifting, singalong synth beat jam.     Fatima – “La Neta” (Produced by Flako) (Official Video)        … Continue reading

Caveman – “In the City” (Vacationer Remix) (Free Download)

Warm vinyl crackle, staggered handclaps, breezy guitar, easy organ chords lapping at your feet, and some beautiful post-tropical percussion all feature on Vacationer‘s remix of “In the City” by New York City band Caveman.… Continue reading

Joey Bada$$ x J Dilla – “Two Lips”

Brooklyn’s Joey Bada$$ throws MC skill and Mos Def-ish sing-song rhymes over an unreleased J Dilla beat. “Two Lips” is available only via limited edition vinyl by Akomplice Clothing in order to raise… 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

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

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

Watch a Fan-Filmed, Multi-Cam, Two-Hour Live Performance by Radiohead at the Roseland Ballroom in NYC on September 29, 2011

Officially endorsed by Thom Yorke and company who provided these fans with the band’s recorded audio feed from this performance.   Fan-Filmed, Multi-Cam, Two-Hour Live Performance by Radiohead at the Roseland Ballroom in… Continue reading

Tomas Barfod ft Nina Kinert – “November Skies” (Sepalcure Remix)

Tomas Barfod (who for some reason I always want to call “Thomas Bar Food”) is the drummer for Danish electro-poppers WhoMadeWho. Featuring Swedish vocalist Nina Kinert, the original version of “November Skies” is… Continue reading

Kilo Kish – “Watergun” (Produced by the Internet)

Sounds like summer.   Kilo Kish – “Watergun” (Produced by the Internet)   It’s all done.      

Joro-Boro & Brilla – Star Wars Dubstep (Imperial Kudurostep)

Big up the Star Wars Imperial-Kuduro-Darthstep (new genre alert!) from Bulgarian-born etnoteck, glitch-folk and post-national bass DJ and promoter Joro-Boro and Brilla. I now know what type of music must reverberate around the… Continue reading

Portishead – ‘Strangers’ (Live from Roseland NYC)

Temporarily forgot just how great Portishead are. Especially with this relentless derk-derk-derk hook that sounds like a busy signal on Jupiter. Dude busting moves at 1:37 is how I will dance to everything… Continue reading