Tag Archive: Sample

Diggin’ This: Chinatown Slalom – “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” (September Recordings) (Official Video)

  “Can I phone a friend to tell them how good this is, Chris?”       Huge fan of this Liverpudlian leftfield pop quartet that take their off-kilter melodic sensibilities and cut-and-paste… Continue reading

Music by Dan Digs: “My Name in Lights”

  After revisiting the amazing music of Linda Lewis recently, I had to give her classic track “Reach for the Truth” the “poolside boom-bap” treatment.         Dan Digs “My Name… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Rapper Big Pooh & Nottz ft Novej – “Memory” (Free Download)

  Any track that samples Minnie Riperton is going to get an immediate click from me.       Check out this new collaboration between Rapper Big Pooh and Nottz, featuring Novej, that… Continue reading

Music by Dan Digs: “Ornette”

  The shape of jazz that was to come.   Listen to my tribute to jazz legend Randolph Denard Ornette Coleman, who sadly passed away on Thursday at the age of 85.  … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Alessia Cara – “Here” (Official Video)

  I wasn’t sure if 18-year-old singer Alessia Cara was Canadian, but then it was immediately confirmed when I heard the line “Pardon my manners, I hope you’ll understand it.”       “Here”… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 031: New Kenny Dope, Fink, DJ Koze, FKJ, Soulwax – Dan in the DJ Mix

  Show number 31!   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

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 028: New Seven Davis Jr, Harleighblu, Towkio, Clear Soul Forces, Alessia – Special Guest: Oddisee

  Show number 28!   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 Black Opera ft Georgia Anne Muldrow – “Beginning of the End” (Produced by Tall Black Guy) (Official Video)

  A heavily atmospheric, esoteric hip-hop cut from The Black Opera, complete with a brooding soul beat courtesy of Tall Black Guy, that is perfect for November.       The Black Opera… Continue reading

Leon Vynehall – “It’s Just (House of Dupree)”

  Portsmouth, UK’s Leon Vynehall is creating some of my favorite music right now.   His latest mini-album, Music for the Uninvited, is seven tracks replete with grooving house beats, analog hiss, vinyl crackle,… Continue reading


  How’s things?   Excited to share with you a new blend of my new favorite new tunes!       Let me know where you’re listening from via facebook.com/dandigs or twitter.com/dandigs or… Continue reading

Common ft Vince Staples – “Kingdom” (Produced by No I.D.)

  This epic, apocalyptic new fire from Common and Vince Staples over No I.D.’s soaring gospel samples and drums is making my Friday all kinds of perfect.       Does anyone know… Continue reading

Karol Conka – “Boa Noite” (Official Video)

  Good night! This is a jam right here!   “Boa Noite” (“Good Evening” or “Good Night” in Portuguese) is the latest single from Brazilian rap artist Karol Conka.          … Continue reading

TOKiMONSTA – “The World is Ours” (Free Download)

When the Monsta met Marvin. Torrance, California’s Jennifer Lee bka Tokimonsta flips Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell’s “If This World Were Mine” and simmers it in the Los Angeles sunshine.       From… Continue reading

Listen/Download the Latest Episode of the Dan Digs Podcast: 120 Minutes of Beats, Bass, Hip-hop, & Electronic Soul. Sun, Sep 29, 2013.

  Say hello to a brand new edition of the Dan Digs DJ mix podcast radio show broadcast session!   It’s an eclectic, fast-paced blend of everything I’m digging at the moment in… Continue reading

Flex Cop – “This Is Not Meth” (Breaking Bad Finale Tribute) (Free Download)

If you’re as amped as I am (and the rest of the wider universe) for Sunday’s Breaking Bad finale, you’ll no doubt dig Australian producer Flex Cop‘s flip of San Francisco singer Darondo’s… Continue reading

Adrian Younge Presents the Delfonics – “Stop and Look (And You Have Found Love)” (Official Video)

From the Fugees to Nas to the Wu-Tang Clan, the output of Philadelphia soul outfit the Delfonics is an oft-mined hip-hop sample staple source. The haunting lilt of “Stop and Look (And You… Continue reading

Black Milk ft Melanie Rutherford – “Simply Having”

When Paul McCartney’s not busy reuniting and fronting Nirvana, he may find his catchy Christmas synth-singalong “Wonderful Christmastime” being sampled and flipped into a R&B cut for the festive season by Detroit’s Black… Continue reading

Letherette – “Shoo Be Doo”

Tell me this ain’t a dope loop.   Taken from the Chi-Lites’ classic “I Just Want to Hold You.” Listen to the sample lifted from the original at 3:05. More beats from the… Continue reading

Dave Aju – “Homegrown”

If you use unorthodox instruments to build your kicks and snares, it’s only a matter of time before king-of-the-oddly-sourced-beats (banging on pipes under the kitchen sink in a 4/4 rhythm, anyone?) Matthew Herbert… Continue reading

Caught in the Middle of a 3-Way Mix: Ninja Tune’s Solid Steel Radio Show – August 31, 2012 – Part 1 & 2 – DJ Cheeba, DJ Moneyshot, and DJ Food Mix the Beastie Boys’ Paul’s Boutique Album Using the Original Sample Sources (Free Download)

DJ Cheeba, DJ Moneyshot, and DJ Food get it together to mix a very special radio show for Ninja Tune. Taking its name from a track on the Demos & Outtakes compilation, Caught… Continue reading

Samon Kawamura – “Natty Fu Shake” (Video)

Samon Kawamura is a Japanese-German hip-hop producer. Like Onra, Samon draws inspiration and samples from the vintage vinyl of Southeast Asia and blends his findings with beats. “Natty Fu Shake” is taken from… Continue reading

Colm K – “Slipping (into Tomorrow)” (Stream)

Love this one from Cork, Ireland producer Colm K that reworks Steve Miller Band’s “Fly Like an Eagle.” With that expertly-lifted retro sample and vinyl crackle, it sounds like something the Avalanches might… Continue reading

Rasheed Chappell – “Stay Sharp” (Produced by Kenny Dope) (Official Video)

Anything produced by Kenny Dope gets my vote.   Stay sharp.  

Quakers ft Guilty Simpson & MED – “Fitta Happier” (Official Video)

One of the most exciting hip-hop tracks (and projects) of 2012. Quakers is a 35-person (35!) hip-hop collective, centered around three producers: Fuzzface (Portishead’s Geoff Barrow), Katalyst (Ashley Anderson), and 7Stu7 (Stuart Matthews).… Continue reading

Derek Dumont – “Left the Floor”

Many have covered, reworked, sampled, and cut-and-pasted the Minnie Riperton classic of classics: “Les Fleur.” Los Angeles-via-Pittsburgh producer Derek Dumont steps up to add his name to that canon by turning in an… Continue reading

Lovebirds – “Keep Coming”

House music all day long. (Love the cheeky Adeeva “In and Out of My Life” vocal sample that sneaks in around the 4 minute mark.)   Download “Keep Coming” from the Keep Coming… Continue reading

J Dilla – “Human Nature Beat”

One of my favorite Dilla beats. So very simple, and so very good, despite the fact that this audio sounds like a ninth-generation radio rip or a recording on an extremely worn-out cassette.… Continue reading

Madvillian – “Papermill” & Manfred Krug – “Morgen”

Hands down my favorite Madvillian cut right here. Doom and Madlib collab for a one minute and forty five second blast with Doom off-cuffing a don’t-care freestyle about “free beer” and “never forgetting… Continue reading