Tag Archive: Soul

Listen Back to Dan Digs in Conversation with Madison McFerrin on Dublab with New Music from BADBADNOTGOOD & Little Dragon, Swindle feat. Andrew Ashong, Fatima, Konradsen

  It was a pleasure hanging out with Madison McFerrin on the air and playing some of her favorite songs while I was hosting the Destination OUT! Radio Hour yesterday morning at Dublab.… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Scott Xylo – “Hold On” (Black Acre)

  In the mood for some very excellent soupy psychedelic jazz that glimmers with experimental wonder?       You are, then, very much in the right place.     “Hold On,” from… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: YesYou ft OFEI – “Everybody’s Got to Learn Sometime” (The Korgis Cover)

  Autumnal audio.       Originally recorded in 1980 by the Korgis, the pop-ballad hit “Everybody’s Got to Learn Sometime” got the cover treatment a few years back by London soul musician… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Nao Yoshioka – “The Truth” (Produced by Khari Mateen) (Yamaha Music/Sweet Soul Records)

  “Never lose what you know to be true.”       Produced by Khari Mateen (The Roots, Jill Scott), Tokyo-via-New York-via Osaka singer-songwriter Nao Yoshioka‘s “The Truth” is an uplifting and ebullient neo-soul… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Teddy Obot – “Amnesia” (The Function Records) (Live Video)

  May the falsetto be with you.       Huge fan of this one-take low-lit late-in-the-evening live video of “Amnesia,” the latest single from rising LA-via-Nigeria future soul artist Teddy Obot.  … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Ezra Collective ft Jorja Smith – “Reason in Disguise”

  Exquisite jazz happens when Ezra meets Jorja.       From the very first bars of Femi Koleoso’s rimshot break to Jorja Smith‘s intro hums to Joe Armon-Jones’ keyboard tapestries to TJ… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: James Alexander Bright – “Mallorca” (!K7 Records) (Official Video)

  Bright is right.       UK musician James Alexander Bright was formerly known as Hairy Hands. His album Magic, released via the esteemed New Los Angeles label, was number 18 in… Continue reading

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

Music by Dan Digs – Jungle – “House in LA” (Dan Digs’ 1Bed 1Bath in Los Feliz Remix)

  Had to get down with the bruk funk and remix one of my favorite tracks of 2018.         Hear the original version of Jungle‘s “House in LA” here.  … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Henrik Schwarz & Metropole Orkest ft Ben Westbeech – “Counter Culture” (7KMusic)

  Let’s get along.       Feeling the spritely and sauntering “Counter Culture” from Bodensee, Germany’s Henrik Schwarz, here teaming up with Metropole Orkest and Ben Westbeech for a piano-led journey into… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Sunny Levine – “D.A.Z.E.” (Alpha Pup Records)

  Delta. Alpha. Zulu. Echo.       Exceptionally enjoying this woozy, wandering, indie soul swirl from Venice Beach’s Sunny Levine (and grandson of Quincy Jones, no less) that imagines Shabazz Palaces jamming with… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Jungle – “House in LA” (XL Recordings)

  A marked change from Jungle‘s earlier work, “House in LA” sees the London outfit step back the tempo and offer up a sun-bleached and and soulful R&B vista complete with sweeping synths,… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Yazmin Lacey – “90 Degrees” (First Word Records)

  “This will be my remedy…”       “90 Degrees,” from Nottingham, UK singer Yazmin Lacey is a relaxed yet intricate crepuscular jazz meditation.     I’m all about that ascending double… 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: Children Of Zeus – “I Can’t Wait” (First Word Records)

  Manchester, UK’s Konny Kon and Tyler Daley are Children Of Zeus.       Featuring cascading electric guitar runs and an irresistible vocal hook that sits ever so neatly over the kicks and snares, the… Continue reading

Listen Back to Dan Digs on Worldwide FM with the Koreatown Oddity Live in Studio (Video)

  Spun what turned out to be one of my favorite ever mixes live at Stones Throw HQ in Highland Park, Los Angeles for Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide FM.       Tunes in… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 114: New London Grammar, DJ Taye, StarRo, IG Culture, Lazy Salon – Dan in the DJ Mix

  Show number 114!   As always, the latest and greatest in leftfield beats and electronic soul, plus interviews with my favorite artists for your listening pleasure every Sunday night on Dash 1… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 112: The Robert Glasper Experiment, James Vincent McMorrow, Tay Sean, Max Graef, Yussef Kamaal – Top 100 Tracks of 2016! (Part 1: 100-51)

  Show number 112!   The #DanDigsShow’s Top 100 Tracks of 2016!         This is Part 1: Tracks 100 through 51.           Part 2 (Tracks 50… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 110: New Sylvan Esso, Jay Daniel, Tycho, Gallant, Boddika & Joy Orbison – Dan in the DJ Mix

    Show number 110!   As always, the latest and greatest in leftfield beats and electronic soul, plus interviews with my favorite artists for your listening pleasure every Sunday night on Dash… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 109: New Karriem Riggins, DJ Jazzy Jeff & James Poyser, Photay, Yellow Days, Dan Kye aka Jordan Rakei – Special Guest: Robot Koch

  Show number 109!   As always, the latest and greatest in leftfield beats and electronic soul, plus interviews with my favorite artists for your listening pleasure every Sunday night on Dash 1… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 108: New A Tribe Called Quest, Phony Ppl, Lil Silva, The xx, Ta-ku – Special Guest: Telefon Tel Aviv (All Vinyl DJ Set)

  Show number 108!   As always, the latest and greatest in leftfield beats and electronic soul, plus interviews with my favorite artists for your listening pleasure every Sunday night on Dash 1… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 107: New Formation, Chaz Bundick bka Toro Y Moi, Nick Murphy fka Chet Faker, Bonobo, Chemical Brothers – Special Guest: Tom Misch

  Show number 107!   As always, the latest and greatest in leftfield beats and electronic soul, plus interviews with my favorite artists for your listening pleasure every Sunday night on Dash 1… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Clap! Clap! – “Ar-Raqis” (Black Acre)

  “Ar-Raqis” is a compelling, rhythmic house jam by Toscana, Italy’s Cristiano Crisci, better known as Clap! Clap!, that pulls in musical influences from all seventeen corners of the globe.       This… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 106: New DJ Shadow x Hudson Mohawke, Kerem Akdag, Jack Garratt, Psychemagik, Mura Masa x Four Tet – Special Guest: Larry Mizell Jr

  Show number 106!   As always, the latest and greatest in leftfield beats and electronic soul, plus interviews with my favorite artists for your listening pleasure every Sunday night on Dash 1… Continue reading

Listen Back to Dan Digs on Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide FM Pop Up Radio Station in LA

  Huge thanks to Gilles Peterson, Jonathan Rudnick, Dave O’Donnell, and the rest of the stellar Worldwide FM team for three days of pop up radio at the end of September in DTLA that… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 105: New NxWorries, Steve Spacek, Blank Blue, Bells Atlas, The Cinematic Orchestra – Special Guest: RJD2

  Show number 105!   As always, the latest and greatest in leftfield beats and electronic soul, plus interviews with my favorite artists for your listening pleasure every Sunday night on Dash 1… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 104: New Solange x Kaytranada, Azymuth, Jay Daniel, All the People, Dead Horse Beats – Special Guests: Mura Masa & Linafornia

  Show number 104!   As always, the latest and greatest in leftfield beats and electronic soul, plus interviews with my favorite artists for your listening pleasure every Sunday night on Dash 1… Continue reading

Come Hang at the Noon Pacific Pop Up Shop at Platform LA in Culver City

  Excited to announce that starting this Monday, October 17, I’ll be teaming up with Noon Pacific to present a month-long pop-up shop and video livestream of curated DJ sets and live artist performances… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 103: New Bonzai, Brookzill!, Letherette, Jazzy Jeff, Robin Hannibal – Special Guests: MAST & Ry X

  Show number 103!   As always, the latest and greatest in leftfield beats and electronic soul, plus interviews with my favorite artists for your listening pleasure every Sunday night on Dash 1… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 102: New Solange, Moses Sumney, Daedelus, Aesop Rock & Homeboy Sandman, A.K. Paul – Special Guest: Swarvy

  Show number 102!   As always, the latest and greatest in leftfield beats and electronic soul, plus interviews with my favorite artists for your listening pleasure every Sunday night on Dash 1… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 101: New Max Graef, Jordan Rakei, Adrian Younge, The Seshen, Recloose – Special Guests: Jamie Lidell & Henry Wu

  Show number 101!   As always, the latest and greatest in leftfield beats and electronic soul, plus interviews with my favorite artists for your listening pleasure every Sunday night on Dash 1… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 100: New Hiatus Kaiyote, Shlohmo, Linafornia, Ras G, Leisure – Special Guests: COMBAT! & Tall Black Guy

  Show number 100!   As always, the latest and greatest in leftfield beats and electronic soul, plus interviews with my favorite artists for your listening pleasure every Sunday night on Dash 1… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 099: New Hemlock Ernst, Inc. No World, Nite Jewel, Mieux, Wallace – Special Guest: Elusive

  Show number 99!   As always, the latest and greatest in leftfield beats and electronic soul, plus interviews with my favorite artists for your listening pleasure every Sunday night on Dash 1… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Electric Wire Hustle – “Go Slow” (Bastard Jazz)

  Feeling the slow strings, slow toms, slow kicks, and slow vox of “Go Slow,” a brand new song from Wellington, New Zealand’s Electric Wire Hustle.       Track of the day.… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 098: New Electric Wire Hustle, Jamie Lidell, SOHN, Sampha, Machinedrum – Special Guest: De Lux

  Show number 98!   As always, the latest and greatest in leftfield beats and electronic soul, plus interviews with my favorite artists for your listening pleasure every Sunday night on Dash 1… Continue reading

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

  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.       Here we spotlight… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 097: New Thundercat, King Krule, Dexter Story & Kamasi Washington, Moses Sumney, Ivy Lab – Special Guest: Seven Davis Jr

  Show number 97!   As always, the latest and greatest in leftfield beats and electronic soul, plus interviews with my favorite artists for your listening pleasure every Sunday night on Dash 1… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Charlotte Day Wilson – “After All”

  I first got introduced to Charlotte Day Wilson by hearing her vocals on fellow Torontoist jagged jazzists BadBadNotGood’s “In Your Eyes” from their latest album IV.       Since collaborating with BBNG, Charlotte… Continue reading

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

  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.     Here we spotlight the… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 096: New Frank Ocean, Jack Garratt, Phantogram, Mndsgn, Michael Kiwanuka & Leon Vynehall – Special Guest: Luxxury

  Show number 96!   As always, the latest and greatest in leftfield beats and electronic soul, plus interviews with my favorite artists for your listening pleasure every Sunday night on Dash 1… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 095: New Bon Iver, De La Soul & Little Dragon, The Gaslamp Killer, dBridge, The Robert Glasper Experiment – Special Guest: Adult Karate

  Show number 95!   As always, the latest and greatest in leftfield beats and electronic soul, plus interviews with my favorite artists for your listening pleasure every Sunday night on Dash 1… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 094: New Nao & A.K. Paul, Jon Bap, Beat Connection, Warpaint, Ta-ku & Wafia – Special Guest: Kastle

  Show number 94!   As always, the latest and greatest in leftfield beats and electronic soul, plus interviews with my favorite artists for your listening pleasure every Sunday night on Dash 1… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 093: New Mac Miller & Anderson Paak, Nas & Erykah Badu, Massive Attack & Ghostpoet, Toro Y Moi, Clipping – Special Guest: Honne

  Show number 93!   As always, the latest and greatest in leftfield beats and electronic soul, plus interviews with my favorite artists for your listening pleasure every Sunday night on Dash 1… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: I, CED ft Om’Mas Keith – “Forever”

  This timeless piano-led soul jam from St. Louis producer I, CED featuring Om’Mas Keith just made my Tuesday.       Track of the day.   I, CED ft Om’Mas Keith – “Forever”  … Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 092: New Swindle, Kenny Dope, DJ Premier, Roots Manuva, Kerri Chandler – Special Guest: Jeff Parker (Tortoise)

  Show number 92!   As always, the latest and greatest in leftfield beats and electronic soul, plus interviews with my favorite artists for your listening pleasure every Sunday night on Dash 1… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Xiomara – “Siren”

  “Siren,” by Berkeley, California chanteuse Xiomara is a delicate and smokey, soulful blues number with shades of Portishead and Ella Fitzgerald.       Track of the day.   Xiomara – “Siren”      … Continue reading

Music by Dan Digs: James Blake – “Retrograde” (Dan Digs’ Futuregrade Remix)

  My number 1 track of 2013 (see the full list here) gets transported to a future of bass, chopped Amen breaks, and footwork rhythms.       As heard in the mix… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 091: New Catching Flies, Leisure, Devonwho, Blawan, Jagwar Ma – Special Guest: BRÅVES

  Show number 91!   As always, the latest and greatest in leftfield beats and electronic soul, plus interviews with my favorite artists for your listening pleasure every Sunday night on Dash 1… Continue reading