Tag Archive: Seattle

Listen back to Loops + Dots Episode 20 – Music from 4hero, Courtney Pine, Attica Blues, Roy Ayers & Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Public Enemy, Madlib – Special Guest: Kassa Overall (Includes an Unreleased Kassa Track!)

  Show number 20!         For LOOPS + DOTS this month I had a chat with Brooklyn-via-Seattle experimental jazz musician Kassa Overall over Zoom outside a Starbucks in Queen Anne, Seattle.  … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Kassa Overall ft Joel Ross & Theo Croker – “Please Don’t Kill Me” (Brownswood Recordings)

  2020, we’re here.       Already starting this year strong with the Brooklyn-via-Seattle experimental jazz visionary Kassa Overall and his vibe-heavy (in every sense of the word) cut “Please Don’t Kill… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Tay Sean – “Kathedral Spectre” (HomeSkillet Records)

  “Kathedral Spectre” is Shabazz-like, Pluto palatial, cosmic hip-hop (with added, addled, high-neck, space odyssey guitar solo fretworkery) straight from the mind of Helladoper and Kingdom Crumber Tay Sean from Rainier Beach, Seattle.     Track… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Techtonic – “The Feeling” (Free Download)

  If it’s feelings we’re talking about, this new one from the Seattle duo of brothers Evan and Tyler Gilsdorf aka Techtonic is four minutes of wide-eyed optimism and bass-driven euphoria, complete with rippling low-end… Continue reading

DJ Mix: Dan Digs – 60 Minutes of House for Seattle’s Freq Note Radio (Free Download)

  Was a ton of fun cooking up this DJ mix for Seattle’s Freq Note Radio last week.     60 minutes of straight four-to-the-floor house. All are gems that I’m massively diggin’ right… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Odesza ft Zyra – “Say My Name”

  After igniting the world’s interest with the release of “Memories that You Call” a month ago, Seattle duo Odesza again come up with the goods on brand new track “Say My Name.”… Continue reading

Beat Connection – “Hesitation”

  Seattle electronic three-piece Beat Connection return with this excellent, flute-tootin’, sample-happy, percussive low-slung jam.       Love me them guitar lines, those handclaps, and that humming that starts at 3:44.  … Continue reading

Shabazz Palaces – “They Come In Gold”

  “One picture is worth a thousand swerves…”       Cannot wait for the new Shabazz Palaces album, Lese Majesty, especially after hearing the alien machinery of brand new track “They Come in Gold.”… Continue reading

Listen/Download the Latest Episode of the Dan Digs Podcast: 120 Minutes of Beats, Bass, Hip-hop, & Electronic Soul. Sun, Oct 27, 2013.

  Another brand new installment of the Dan Digs radio show is now live!   Two hours of beats, bass, hip-hop, and electronic soul-house-jazz music, plus some Icelandic and Peruvian folk gem surprises.… 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

Washed Out – “It All Feels Right” (Official Video)

Enchanted, psychedelic, folk vibrations on this brand new Washed Out song, sounding not unlike a dialed-down, Sunday morning Tame Impala.   Washed Out – “It All Feels Right” (Official Video)     “It… Continue reading

Beat Generation – Article on Seattle’s Annual Decibel Festival of Electronic Music Written by Dan Digs for City Arts Magazine

I wrote about Seattle’s annual electronic music extravaganza Decibel Festival for this month’s issue of City Arts magazine. You can read the story here. At its heart, this newness is what Decibel is… Continue reading

Listen/Download this Week’s DIG DEEP Radio Show with Dan Digs: Beats, Bass & Electronic Soul on KBCS 91.3FM Seattle – August 25, 2012 Tracklisting

My favorite songs of the week all in the mix tonight. Leftfield hip-hop, future beats, interstellar bass, and rare electronic soul.       Highlights include a German version of “NY State of… Continue reading

Listen/Download this Week’s DIG DEEP Radio Show with Dan Digs: Beats, Bass & Electronic Soul on KBCS 91.3FM Seattle – August 18, 2012 Tracklisting – The Sound-Off! with Special Guest Futurewife

The Dig Deep radio show welcomes Seattle producer Futurewife to the KBCS studio for the Sound-off! 6 rounds, 6 categories, 12 songs, and buckets of beats, basslines, and music talk. Plus we spin… Continue reading

Listen/Download this Week’s DIG DEEP Radio Show with Dan Digs: Beats, Bass & Electronic Soul on KBCS 91.3FM Seattle – August 4, 2012 Tracklisting – Special Live Future Beat Mix in the Studio from Kasata Sound (Video)

Two hours of the freshest, newest, and most vivacious beats, beats, hip-hop, and future soul, plus the odd hand-brake swerve as we careen through genres and musical boundaries on that late late late… Continue reading

Dan Digs on KEXP 90.3FM Seattle – 2am-6am Sunday August 5, 2012 – Tracklist & Streaming Links

A four-hour blend of beautiful late night and early morning sounds on KEXP 90.3FM Seattle. Listen back to the show via KEXP’s streaming audio archive here (while stocks last).     Here’s how… Continue reading

Listen/Download this Week’s DIG DEEP Radio Show with Dan Digs: Beats, Bass & Electronic Soul on KBCS 91.3FM Seattle – August 4, 2012 Tracklisting

The Dig Deep radio show is back after a two week hiatus! Two hours of beats, bass, future hip-hop, and electronic soul in the mix tonight.   Unfortunately this episode is no longer… Continue reading

Dan Digs on KEXP 90.3FM Seattle – 1am-6am Saturday July 28, 2012 – Tracklist & Streaming Links

Always supremely enjoyable DJing the late late late night on KEXP 90.3FM Seattle. Some tracks just make perfect sense at 3:30 in the morning. In these wee small hours is where the best… Continue reading

Listen/Download this Week’s DIG DEEP Radio Show with Dan Digs: Beats, Bass & Electronic Soul on KBCS 91.3FM Seattle – July 21, 2012 Tracklisting – The Sound-Off! with Special Guest Vox Mod

The Dig Deep radio show welcomes experimental electronic beats and bass producer Vox Mod to the KBCS studio tonight for the Sound-off! 6 rounds, 6 musical categories, 12 songs, 2 music aficionados, and… Continue reading

Om Unit ft Tamara Blessa – “Dark Sunrise” (Official Video)

Katy B might have popularized the pop-dubstep template, but this goes one better by sounding far more subtle, underground, and woozy.   Om Unit plays Stop Biting at Lo-Fi in Seattle on August… Continue reading

Dan Digs on KEXP 90.3FM Seattle – 9pm-1am Friday July 13, 2012 – Tracklist & Streaming Links

Friday night’s radio show on KEXP 90.3FM Seattle was great fun. Below is a list of the tracks played. Listen back to the show via KEXP’s streaming archive here (while stocks last).  … Continue reading

Seattle Sunsets

From Jonathan Raban‘s “Too Close to Nature?” essay published in the Seattle Times, April 2004. Seattle sunsets are raw and bloody things; good ones look like a busy day at the slaughterhouse, as… Continue reading

Listen/Download this Week’s DIG DEEP Radio Show with Dan Digs: Beats, Bass & Electronic Soul on KBCS 91.3FM Seattle – July 7, 2012 Tracklisting – The Sound-Off! with Special Guest Seattle Times Music Writer Andrew Matson

The Sound-off! tonight welcomes Seattle Times music writer Andrew Matson to the KBCS studio. 6 rounds, 6 musical categories, 12 songs, 2 music aficionados, and a hot air balloon basket-load of upfront beats,… Continue reading

Vox Mod – “Embers and Snow” (Free Download)

I am especially enjoying this new release from Seattle’s Vox Mod, he of the mighty experimental space rock trio Lazer Kitty.   Vox Mod – “Embers and Snow”   From his album ABSTRACT.… Continue reading

Listen/Download this Week’s DIG DEEP Radio Show with Dan Digs: Beats, Bass & Electronic Soul on KBCS 91.3FM Seattle – June 16, 2012 Tracklisting – New Feature: the Sound-Off! with Special Guest City Arts Magazine Senior Editor Jonathan Zwickel

Very excited to welcome City Arts magazine’s senior editor Jonathan Zwickel to the studio tonight for the inaugural edition of the Sound-off! feature on the Dig Deep radio show.   6 rounds, 6… Continue reading

Listen/Download this Week’s DIG DEEP Radio Show with Dan Digs: Beats, Bass & Electronic Soul on KBCS 91.3FM Seattle – June 9, 2012 Tracklisting – Special Juke/Footwork/Trap Live Mix!

Good evening. Big show for you tonight.     Here’s how it popped and locked. ***FIRST TRACK TRAPS LANA AAAAND KICKS OFF “THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JUKE” BLENDED WITH A “YO! KBCS TRAPS”… Continue reading

The Englishman on the Hill: Author, Traveler and Survivor Jonathan Raban is Loyal to His Experience – Article Written by Dan Digs for Seattle’s City Arts Magazine

It was a delight to meet Seattle-based English author Jonathan Raban.   I wrote about it for this month’s issue of City Arts magazine. You can read the story here.  

Shabazz Palaces – “Are You… Can You… Were You? (Felt)” (Official Video)

Still essential.   Subliminally commanded to now go buy lots of flowers and general vegetation.  

Listen/Download this Week’s DIG DEEP Radio Show with Dan Digs: Beats, Bass & Electronic Soul on KBCS 91.3FM Seattle – June 2, 2012 Tracklisting

Tonight’s edition of the Dig Deep radio show got well housey, well hip-hoppy, well chiptuney, and got itself looking, well, quite splendid all around with the beats, bass, and electronic soul.   Here’s… Continue reading

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

Listen/Download this Week’s DIG DEEP Radio Show with Dan Digs: Beats, Bass & Electronic Soul on KBCS 91.3FM Seattle – May 19, 2012 Tracklisting

This week’s episode was seriously and especially good. Very excited to play all of these tunes. Plus spoke with Scot Porter aka Vox Mod of Seattle’s Lazer Kitty live on the telephone! You… Continue reading

Listen/Download this Week’s DIG DEEP Radio Show with Dan Digs: Beats, Bass & Electronic Soul on KBCS 91.3FM Seattle – May 12, 2012 Tracklisting

Too many amazing tunes all in the mix tonight. UPDATE! The Dig Deep radio show is now available to download as a podcast on iTunes! Click here to get it zapped into your… Continue reading

Listen/Download this Week’s DIG DEEP Radio Show with Dan Digs: Beats, Bass & Electronic Soul on KBCS 91.3FM Seattle – May 5, 2012 Tracklisting

Tonight we paid homage to MCA aka Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys who very sadly passed away on Friday. We also spun reggae, London rhymes, hip-hop from Tall Black Guy Productions, German… Continue reading

Dan Digs’ Radio Show – Dig Deep – Beats, Bass & Electronic Soul – Saturdays 1am to 3am PST on KBCS 91.3FM Bellevue-Seattle & kbcs.fm – April 28, 2012 Tracklisting

More leftfield soulful beat and bass greatness this week from Shabazz Palaces, Ben Westbeech, Wookie, El Michels Affair, Mark de Clive-Lowe, a Tribe Called Quest, Darkhouse Family, and Stevie Wonder!   Here’s how… Continue reading

Dan Digs’ Radio Show – Dig Deep – Beats, Bass & Electronic Soul – Saturdays 1am-3am PST – KBCS 91.3FM Bellevue-Seattle & kbcs.fm – April 21, 2012 Tracklisting

Everything eclectic tonight.   Here’s how it made that melodious thunk. FIRST TRACK GOES IN HARD WITH DUSTY PSYCHE-SOUL-FUNK-ROCK’N’ROLL TO GET YOU DANCING FROM THE GET-GO 0:01 Fabulous Souls – “Take Me” 0:04… Continue reading

Dig Deep Tracklisting: Friday Night/Saturday Morning April 14 2012 1am-3am PST on KBCS Bellevue-Seattle 91.3FM & www.kbcs.fm

Leftfield hip-hop, experimental bass, stompin’ beats, and a 30 minute mix of rare cover versions of classic tracks all on tonight’s show!   Here’s how we wove that tangled web. FIRST TRACK IS… Continue reading

Dig Deep Tracklisting: Friday Night/Saturday Morning April 7 2012 1am-3am PST on KBCS Bellevue-Seattle 91.3FM & www.kbcs.fm

Dig Deep is your one-stop shop for beats, bass, hip-hop, and electronic soul, broadcast each and every Friday night, 1am-3am on KBCS 91.3FM Bellevue-Seattle and kbcs.fm.   Ever so much goodness tonight from… Continue reading

Dig Deep Tracklisting: Friday Night/Saturday Morning March 31 2012 1am-3am PST on KBCS Bellevue-Seattle 91.3FM & www.kbcs.fm

Throwback tracks and brand new beats all in the mix tonight!     Here’s how the sound got wound around. LET’S GET THIS SHOW ON THE ROAD SHALL WE Christophe Beck – “Dolby’s… Continue reading

Dig Deep Tracklisting: Friday Night/Saturday Morning March 24 2012 1am-3am PST on KBCS Bellevue-Seattle 91.3FM & www.kbcs.fm

Hip-hop, house, drum ‘n’ bass, and sounds future and classic all in the mix tonight. Raw, whole, fresh, and organic. Good for your health.   Here’s how we got them beats sliced and… Continue reading

REVIEW: The Robert Glasper Experiment featuring Bilal at Neumos Seattle: Eclectic Relaxation (Friday March 23, 2012)

“His mastery of musical astronomy created constellations where there had once only been lone stars. The orbits of the planets Coltrane, Hancock, Dilla, Yorke, Morello, and Cobain were shifted and new asterisms formed.… Continue reading

REVIEW: Skream & Benga at Neumos Seattle: Why Seattle Does Dance (Thursday March 22, 2012)

“The sonic assault emanating from the two CDJs and a mixer upon which Skream and Benga tag-teamed throughout their set was like a sea monster with severe indigestion from eating an alien spaceship.… Continue reading

Dig Deep Tracklisting: Friday Night/Saturday Morning March 17 2012 1am-3am PST on KBCS Bellevue-Seattle 91.3FM & www.kbcs.fm

Brand new beats in the form of hip-hop, house, and drum ‘n’ bass tonight! Here’s how it stopped, dropped, and rolled. Mos Def vs Flying Lotus – “Mathematics” (Duncan Gerow Remix) DAN DIGS… Continue reading

Dig Deep Tracklisting: Friday Night/Saturday Morning March 10 2012 1am-3am PST on KBCS Bellevue-Seattle 91.3FM & www.kbcs.fm

Remixes tonight from NZ’s Adi Dick, LA’s Jeremy Sole, UK’s Ghostpoet, and a welcome return for the Prodigy. Plus Michigan hip-hop from 14KT, new Damon Albarn-produced Bobby Womack (going strangely dubstep on the… Continue reading

Dig Deep Tracklisting: Friday Night/Saturday Morning March 3 2012 1am-3am PST on KBCS Bellevue-Seattle 91.3FM & www.kbcs.fm

Too many good new tunes tonight. New beats from the 2 Bears, Yuna, cody chesnuTT, Mo Kolours, Part-Time Heroes, and Sweatson Klank aka Take! Plus locally grown produce from THEESatisfaction, Shabazz Palaces, and… Continue reading

Dig Deep Tracklisting: Friday Night/Saturday Morning February 25 2012 1am-3am PST on KBCS Bellevue-Seattle 91.3FM & www.kbcs.fm

New music tonight from Geoff Barrow from Portishead’s new hip hop project Quakers (will someone please tell me how I can get a hold of the stupendously good sample that sounds like a… Continue reading

Dig Deep Tracklisting: Friday Night/Saturday Morning February 18 2012 1am-3am PST on KBCS Bellevue-Seattle 91.3FM & www.kbcs.fm

New music this week from Jakes, Teebs, Gummy Soul, Shlohmo, and WhoMadeWho. Plus classic tracks from Mark de Clive-Lowe (his first ever remix!), Photek, Armand Van Helden, and local Pacific Northwest sounds from… Continue reading

Dig Deep Tracklisting: Friday Night/Saturday Morning February 11 2012 1am-3am PST on KBCS Bellevue-Seattle 91.3FM & www.kbcs.fm

New music this week from Dam-Funk, Mux Mool, Homeboy Sandman, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, and Sophia Knapp! It really just might be too perfect. Plus we spin SertOne’s J Dilla tribute track, L-Vis 1990’s… Continue reading

Dig Deep Tracklisting: Friday Night/Saturday Morning February 4 2012 1am-3am PST on KBCS Bellevue-Seattle 91.3FM & www.kbcs.fm

Dig Deep is back from a two week hiatus!   Brand new and bangin’ tracks from the Funk League, Mike Skinner, Giraffage, and DJ Format, plus we pay tribute to J Dilla, we… Continue reading

Dig Deep Tracklisting: Friday Night/Saturday Morning January 14 2012 1am-3am PST on KBCS Bellevue-Seattle 91.3FM & www.kbcs.fm

What? Two full hours of a Tribe Called Quest, Common, Rustie, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Nicolas Jaar, Cornelius, The Weeknd, and Baba Maraire? 1970s Indian psychedelic rock, 1990s drum ‘n’ bass, Ghanian hip-hop, all… Continue reading

Dig Deep Tracklisting: Friday Night/Saturday Morning January 7 2012 1am-3am PST on KBCS Bellevue-Seattle 91.3FM & www.kbcs.fm

Getting 2012 started right! New music from Cassia, Robert Koch, Time Wharp, and Robert Glasper, plus Charles Bradley-sampling hip-hop, murky late-night Austrian beatscapery, Polish jazz-step (seriously), and stadium rave! My goodness! Here’s how… Continue reading