Tag Archive: Pop

Diggin’ This: Jazzanova ft Pete Josef – “Follow Your Feet” (Sonar Kollektiv)

  So good.       “Follow Your Feet” is a loose, summertime pop-soul jam made for 10pm July sunsets courtesy of Alex Barck, Claas Brieler, Axel Reinemer, Jürgen von Knoblauch and Stefan Leisering,… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Fieh – “Glu” (Vibbefanger Records) (Official Video)

  Stuck on “Glu.”       22-year-old Norwegian musician Sofie Tollefsbøl and her 9-piece band make music as Fieh. Their latest track is irresistible from the start, with ascending horn lines, jazz… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Doctrine – “Play”

  “Play,” the debut single from new collective Doctrine, helmed by composer Stephen Feigenbaum, he of the 2016 “Yeethoven” project that fused music by none other than Beethoven and Kanye West, is a tapestry of synth flashes and a… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Cayucas – “Moony Eyed Walrus” (Official Video)

  Santa Monica’s Cayucas sound exactly how this video looks, blending the summery, surfboard-in-hand, afro-pop-flecked indie sensibilities of Vampire Weekend’s first album with a singing style that reflects the temperate verdancy of the Pacific… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: M.O – “Preach” (Official Video)

  Hip-pop at its finest.       Annie Ashcroft, Frankee Connolly, and Nadine Samuels of British girl group M.O teleport us back to the 90s with this gospel-flecked, destiny-chilled, clicks ‘n’ bubbles… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 006: New Hiatus Kaiyote, Flying Lotus, James Blake, BadBadNotGood, Breakage – Special Guest: Erik Hassle

  Show number 6!   As always, the latest and greatest in leftfield beats and electronic soul, plus interviews with my favorite musicians, for your listening pleasure every Sunday night on Dash One at DashRadio.com.… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Tkay Maidza – “Switch Lanes” (Produced by Paces)

  After releasing the M.I.A.-ish “U-huh” earlier this year, Adelaide, Australia’s Tkay Maidza pairs up with Gold Coast producer Paces for an Azealia Banks-ish blend of UK garage and R&B on new single… Continue reading

BenZel & Stevie Neale – “Wasted Love”

  Electronic soul-pop is at its best when it’s equal parts sugary and bittersweet.       Diggin’ this new one from BenZel, otherwise known as Two Inch Punch and Benny Blanco (or… Continue reading

Becky Hill – “Caution To The Wind” (Official Video)

  Hold tight the clockwork glockenspiel!   Love this brand new R&B-pop song strongly sung by Bewdley, England’s Becky Hill and produced by Two Inch Punch, he of the formerly mysterious BenZel duo (read… Continue reading

Deers – “Bamboo”

  Sometimes the best music is not overthought.   Sometimes the best music is made by not caring very much at all.         Ana and Carlotta are Deers, a duo making… Continue reading

Cash+David – “Pulse” (Official Video)

  Diggin’ the indie-disco-funk-pop of “Pulse” by UK duo Cash+David.       Cash+David – “Pulse” (Official Video)       You will also find me doing similar ballet moves in deserted and… Continue reading

Kidd Feather – “Sirene” (Official Video)

  Switzerland’s Kidd Feather creates kaleidoscopic, refracted, psychedelic electronic pop.       Now living in East London, he says that his homeland was instrumental in influencing his musical style.   “I grew up… Continue reading

GHOST BEACH INTERVIEW & LIVE PERFORMANCE AT THE OBSERVATORY IN SANTA ANA – TV SEGMENT PRODUCED FOR NUVOTV’S MUSIC SHOW THE COLLECTIVE (VIDEO)

  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

THE BELLE BRIGADE INTERVIEW & LIVE PERFORMANCE AT AMOEBA MUSIC IN HOLLYWOOD – TV SEGMENT PRODUCED FOR NUVOTV’S MUSIC SHOW THE COLLECTIVE (VIDEO)

  CLICK HERE TO WATCH THIS SEGMENT ON VEVO.COM NOW.     Have a listen and a watch of this piece on Los Angeles brother-and-sister indie-folk duo The Belle Brigade that I recently produced for NUVOtv‘s… Continue reading

Mapei – “Don’t Wait” (Official Video)

  Those vocodered vox, those synthetic finger clicks, that loose twangy gee-tar, and that chorus.     Stockholm’s Mapei may have just written this year’s answer to “Royals.”         Not… Continue reading

Ben Khan – “Youth”

London’s largely unknown singer and producer Ben Khan melds guitars from the 1975 with some 80s sheen and croon on “Youth,” while weaving the famous Lyn Collins “Think” hip-hop drum break sample in… Continue reading

Little Dragon – “Klapp Klapp”

Yukimi Nagano and her high school friends return with the drum-stomping and bass-swirling “Klapp Klapp.”     Little Dragon – “Klapp Klapp”       “Klapp Klapp” the first single to be taken… Continue reading

Tirzah – “No Romance”

I first got switched on to Tirzah last year when she released the fresh and stunningly wonky “I’m Not Dancing,” which ended up at number 83 on my Top 100 songs of 2013… 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

John Wizards – “Lusaka By Night” (Official Video)

25-year-old, Cape Town, South Africa musician, producer, and ad jingle writer John Withers is the brainchild behind John Wizards. Featuring Rwandan singer Emmanuel Nzaramba, his recently released self-titled debut album draws from Ghanaian highlife,… Continue reading

Ghost Beach ft Noosa – “Close Enough” (Free Download)

Soaring, euphoric 80s chorus: check. Early Hudson Mohawke shiny beats and sparkling synths: check. Including the words “Beach,” “Skull,” “Crystal,” or “Ghost” in your band name to achieve elite, next-level, ultra-hip status: double… Continue reading

Wave Machines – “Ill Fit” (Official Video)

The video for Liverpool’s Wave Machines’ “Ill Fit” actually fits the song quite nicely, if you equate subtle, gently-sung wafts of future pop-funk with running around large buildings in London really fast while… Continue reading

Troumaca – “Lady Colour” (Official Video)

Digital squeaks and indie pop splashes from Birmingham, UK’s Troumaca, pronounced truh-muh-kuh.   Troumaca – “Lady Colour” (Official Video)   “This is cosmic love coming from above.”    

Jessie Ware – “Sweet Talk” (Official Video)

Mini-Jessie Ware the singer meets mini-Julio Bashmore the producer. There are many best moments in this video, but the bestest is at 1min 49sec.   Jessie Ware – “Sweet Talk” (Official Video)  … 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

MØ – “Pilgrim” (Official Video)

Copenhagen, Denmark’s Karen Marie Ørsted is MØ. The tried-and-tested pop sound staple that is the handclap cleverly and effortlessly forms the backbone and steady propulsion of “Pilgrim.”   MØ – “Pilgrim” (Official Video)… Continue reading

Bat for Lashes – “All Your Gold” (Hercules and Love Affair Remix)

Bat for Lashes aka Natasha Khan’s latest parlor pop single “All Your Gold” mines and mimics the eccentric, operatic success of stars Florence and Marina (and their Machine and Diamonds respectively), but it’s… Continue reading

The xx – “Angels” (Four Tet Remix)

Romy, Oliver, and Jamie aka the xx and Kieran Hebden aka Four Tet are all masters of intricacy, mood, and restraint. Hear Four Tet’s dark ‘n’ stormy remix of the band’s single “Angels,”… Continue reading

Capital Cities – “Nothing Compares 2 U” (Free Download)

Impressive, very impressive, how Los Angeles’ Capital Cities have managed to transform Sinead O’Connor’s teary, heart-stricken ballad into a joyful, future disco stomper.   That free download is here. Fingers crossed for the… Continue reading

Canto-Pop Goes Trap! – 農夫 – “同伴” (Official Video)

Rap game kayak lessons. I’m completely loving everything about this tune. Trap 2012 goes global!   It’s only a matter of time before Andy Lau guests on a TNGHT record.    

Cornershop ft Katie – “Solid Gold” (Official Video)

I wasn’t sure at first but the filtered disco bleeps at 0:26 won me over. From Cornershop’s latest album Urban Turban. As solid gold as solid gold.   As roller rink as the… Continue reading

Monica da Silva – “Walk on the Wild Side” (Lou Reed Cover) (Official Video) (Free Download)

Brazilian-American singer Mônica da Silva and her partner Chad Alger expertly cover Lou Reed’s “Walk on the Wild Side.”   Impossible to tell whether this was filmed in 1965 using an 8mm camera… Continue reading

New Passion Pit – “I’ll Be Alright” (Exclusive NME Premiere on Soundcloud)

From the Pash’s new album Gossamer out July 24.     Like stuffing your face with cupcakes while driving incredibly fast. And just as fun.  

Two Inch Punch – “Moonstruck” (Official Video)

Going out clubbing in 2732.   More from London’s Two Inch Punch here.  

Listen/Download this Week’s DIG DEEP Radio Show with Dan Digs: Beats, Bass & Electronic Soul on KBCS 91.3FM Seattle – May 26, 2012 Tracklisting

Very special edition of Dig Deep tonight as we welcomed DJ Hojo from Seattle’s JK Pop! club night to the studio to talk all things Japanese and Korean pop and play us some… Continue reading

Kindness – “House” (Official Video)

I’ve mentioned Adam Bainbridge and the song “House” by his band Kindness before. Here’s the official video for the song, which is prefaced by a short treatise on the matter of pop music.… Continue reading

Opossom – “Blue Meanies” (Free MP3 Download)

Grainy psychedelic soul from New Zealand’s Kody Nielson of the Mint Chicks and Unknown Mortal Orchestra.     Head over here for more Opossom. Sadly this link, while it will provide you with… Continue reading

Oscar and Martin – “What I Know” (MP3)

Former Psuchers Oscar and Martin wonkify your pop-infused r’n’b on a Thursday.   Oscar and Martin – “What I Know”   Love the analogue production on this one. Also, need that sweater and… Continue reading

Cut Copy Bassist Ben Browning’s New Single – “I Can’t Stay” (Official Video)

Cut Copy bassist Ben Browning snips highlife guitar tinkles, splices mournful indie-pop vox washes, and pastes disco sheen on the lot to create the best aftershave commerical/French New Wave film that never was.… Continue reading

Ethiopian 80s Synth-Pop by Tigist Mekonnen – “Atselechegnim” (Video)

Featuring the fantastic “habesha” artist Nini. I love everything about this. Ethiopian synth-pop is HEAVY! Next flight to Addis, please.

Emika – ‘Drop The Other’

Dubsteppy pop (but definitely, definitely not popstep because that is not becoming a thing, okay?) from Germany’s Emika. Almost-frozen, brittle, mumble-sung vocals with gentle but bass-forward beats and a video that can only… Continue reading

GD & TOP – ‘Don’t Go Home’

My new favorite band. A flawless performance in every way. Extra points for ‘BlingBling Shop’ in the background. To be honest I wasn’t expecting Korea’s answer to Ja Rule’s gravelly baritone rap voice… Continue reading

Music Monday: Pino Daniele – ‘Yes I Know My Way’

The only thing better than this 1970s Italo-pop-rock-disco-cosmo-soul masterpiece is the 1970s Italian television studio it’s filmed in. I never knew these shades of beige existed.

Hey Ocean! – “A Song About California”

Breezy, soul-flecked pop straight outta the Californian paradise known as Canada. Laid back like Saskatchewan.     This was probably the shortlist before they went with “Ocean”:   Hey ________! – Mister –… Continue reading