Tag Archive: R’n’B

Diggin’ This: Seramic – “People Say”

  That gospel-electro-r’n’soul.       Love those soaring chorals, bass stirrings, and that beat that plods but never drags.   Track of the day.   Seramic – “People Say”      … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Charm Taylor – “Green Acres”

  Walk through “Green Acres” as you unwind with the sound of New Orleans songstress Charm Taylor.       Track of the day.   Charm Taylor – “Green Acres”      … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Harry Edwards – “Almost Everybody”

  How am I only just now finding out about the brilliance of Harry Edwards?       Harry Edwards – “Almost Everybody”           Listen to every track on… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Hiatus Kaiyote – “By Fire”

  Hiatus Kaiyote‘s brand new songs are so good it’s not even fair. They are my favorite band of the moment.       Large spherical synths, apocalyptic operatic vocals, Stevie funk keyboard… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Azekel – “Chronophobia”

  “Chronophobia” by London’s Azekel is a hefty slab of raw electronic soul and r ‘n’ b, complete with bass growls, easy soul horns, and an assortment of tongue-click-clocking sounds on the chorus.  … 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

Lil Silva ft BANKS – “Don’t You Love”

  It’s going to get weird.   My favorite track of the day starts off with a strange, beguiling theremin-slide guitar hybrid whine   then   gets layered with cloudy, mournful vocals  … Continue reading

Hugh – “I Can’t Figure You Out” (Fever Trails Remix) (Free Download)

  Cape Town’s Fever Trails strips down London four-piece Hugh‘s alt-R&B jam “I Can’t Figure You Out” and sets it to a wafting, woodblock, barely-there beat.       Love that shivering acoustic guitar… Continue reading

Banoffee – “Got It”

  Melbourne, Australia’s Martha Brown is Banoffee, a singer-songwriter with a taste for sweet retro synths and experimental, honeyed R&B.       Banoffee – “Got It”         With a track this good… Continue reading

Abhi & Dijon – “Let You Know” (Dpat & Atu Remix) (Free Download)

  Soulection fam Dpat and Atu weave something wonderful on this slowed-down flip of Maryland musicians Abhi and Dijon’s “Let You Know.”       Houston producer Dpat first wowed me with his drum designs… Continue reading

Bok Bok ft Kelela – “Melba’s Call” (Official Video)

Too future.   Night Slugs head honcho Bok Bok teams up with LA-via-Maryland singer Kelela to deliver some stuttery, synth-blastin’, and very 2014 R&B.           I see you, flickering-screens,… 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 2, 2014.

  New heat!   Fresh beats, bass, rhymes, and grooves in the form of 42 of my latest favorite songs.   Hope you dig the sounds. Get in touch at twitter.com/dandigs or facebook.com/dandigs.… Continue reading

Listen/Download the Latest Episode of the Dan Digs Podcast: 120 Minutes of Beats, Bass, Hip-hop, & Electronic Soul. Sun, Jan 12, 2014.

  Welcome to the first show of 2014!   A wintry mix of downtempo beat jams, slow future funk workouts, classic covers, and experimental leftfield sonic adventures.   Hope ya enjoy. Get in… 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

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

Flume ft Jezzabell Doran – “Sleepless” (Official Video)

Sydney, Australia’s Harley Streten bka Flume melds warm electronic pulses and pitch-shifted R’n’B stylings.   Flume ft Jezzabell Doran – “Sleepless” (Official Video)   The 20-year-old’s self-titled debut album is out November 9… Continue reading

Reva DeVito & Roane Namuh – “Frozen” (Official Video)

PDX got soul.   Seems like dating in Portland must involve at least one walk through a forest (at 2:11) and one half-finished-barely-started soapbox derby racer (at 2:18).  

Hiatus Kaiyote – “Mobius Streak” (Taken from the “Tawk Tomahawk” LP)

  Grab your ears and stick them on this Aussie future soul shimmer and r’n’beats glimmer from Melbourne.       Hiatus Kaiyote is their name, which still has me thinking of a… Continue reading