Tag Archive: Soul

Diggin’ This: Marker Starling – “Silk Rock” (Tin Angel Records)

  Impossible not to groove to this.       Toronto’s Chris A. Cummings is Marker Starling.     His latest single, “Silk Rock,” is a winding and casually circular whirl of retro-indie-boogie,… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: JGrrey – “Ain’t So” (Stripes Records) (Official Video)

  Ain’t this great.       On her latest song “Ain’t So,” London’s JGrrey fuses 00s R&B beat patterns with 60s Motown soul melodies diced with 90s vinyl scratches and laced with a… Continue reading

New Album By Dan Digs: SUNRAYYS – Glow

  My very first LP.         Glow is a lo-fi Losangelican love letter to record stores, 90s UK indie, the beach, Toro y Moi, Primal Scream, Jai Paul, the Beta Band,… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Orion Sun – “Birds Gave Up” (Mom + Pop Music)

  Orion Sun is shining.        “Birds Gave Up” is the final track on Orion Sun‘s new album, Hold Space for Me. It’s an elegant and elevated love song, solely comprised… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Dojo Cuts ft Natalie Slade – “If My Love Was Enough”

  Pain does not exist in this dojo.       Sydney’s Dojo Cuts aka Nathan Aust has teamed up with Melbourne future soul singer Natalie Slade to create “If My Love Was… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Genevieve Artadi – “Hot Mess” (Brainfeeder Records)

  Very much into this new single from LA vocalist and producer Genevieve Artadi.       “Hot Mess” is a happily melancholic, lighter-than-air, Stereolab-ish experimental pop composition that fuses jazz electronics with… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Colorama – “And” (Produced by Shawn Lee) (Banana & Louie Records)

  Welsh psychedelia par excellence.        Carwyn Ellis, the man behind Colorama, has teamed up with Shawn Lee, the man behind his very own Ping Pong Orchestra and collaborations with AM,… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: James Tillman – “Moonshine” (Musella Creative)

  “Things may come and things may go… but not my love for you…”       Buoyed by a machine-like, churning beat that is occasionally substituted with a steady rimshot, “Moonshine” by… Continue reading

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: Jadu Heart – “Suddenly I Know Who You Are”

  Extremely heartened to hear this new batch of songs from one of the best duos in experimental indie-pop-soul.       Now based in Bristol (and no longer wearing facial coverings that… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Tora – “Call Your Name”

  Mood-infused UK soul.       London singer-songwriter Tora combines synth keys, raw horns, and impassioned vocals to create “Call Your Name,” a yearning yet confident R&B cut.     Track of… Continue reading

Listen back to Loops + Dots Episode 19 – New Music from Bibio, Photay, Khruangbin, Little Simz, Altopalo, Jonah Yano, Lianne La Havas, Natalie Slade, Chicano Batman, Henry Green – Dan In the DJ Mix

  Show number 19!       Hope all is very good with your good self.     LOOPS + DOTS is back with another special all-music mix for episode 19!      … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Royce Wood Junior ft Shirazpapi – “Graffiti”

  Rex Orange Country meets A.K. Paul.       Heavily into this new excellence from Royce Wood Junior featuring Shirazpapi (nice).     I’ve been into the London producer’s work ever since… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Lizette & Quevin – “Grow Forever” (Big Crown Records)

  “You could grow forever, if you let yourself.”       Beginning with a pensively picked acoustic guitar, “Grow Forever” is a singalong soul throwback that leans back complete with vibraphone chimes,… Continue reading

Listen back to Loops + Dots Episode 18 – New Music from Yaeji, Tokimonsta, James Alexander Bright, Kllo, Duke Hugh, Dane Orr of Sonnymoon, Myele Manzanza, Skinshape – Dan In the DJ Mix

  Show number 18!         Hope you’re doing well and keeping safe and healthy.     LOOPS + DOTS is back with another special all-music mix for episode 18!    … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Cleo Sol – “Rose In the Dark” (Forever Living Originals)

  Do you know, do you know, do you know that things get better?       Taking cues from the percussive xylophone chimes of Shuggie Otis’ “Strawberry Letter 23” and the instrumentation… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Konradsen – “The Year Is Over” (Cascine Records)

  Jenny Marie Sabel and Eirik Vildgren’s year has just begun.       My favorite Oslo-via-Troms duo return with “The Year is Over,” which, despite it’s foreboding title, is a simple, stripped-down beam… Continue reading

Listen back to Loops + Dots Episode 16 – Music from Kaytranada, WVR BVBY, Sweatson Klank, Toro Y Moi, Lapalux, Holy Hive, Tokimonsta, Jeff Parker – Dan In the DJ Mix

  Show number 16!       Welcome to 2020.     We’re back with another special all-music mix for LOOPS + DOTS episode 16!     Gems in the leftfield beats, electronic… 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

Listen back to Loops + Dots Episode 14 – New Music from Michael Kiwanuka, SAULT, Psychemagik, Zero 7, Oscar Jerome, Greentea Peng, Caribou, Herbert – Dan In the DJ Mix

  Show number 14!       Welcome along to the show!     Hope all is well with you.     We’re back with another special all-music mix for LOOPS + DOTS… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Teebs ft Sudan Archives – “Black Dove”

  What. A. Collaboration.       Fresh from breaking a five-year hiatus from music, Mtendere Mandowa aka Teebs recently returned with the Panda Bear-assisted “Studie.”     More singles and an album announcement… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Greentea Peng – “Mr. Sun (Miss Da Sun)” (Official Video)

  Here comes the sun.       I can’t lie, I need this Mr. Sun track on high and heavy rotation.     Gratitude to London’s Greentea Peng for crafting this trippy,… Continue reading

Listen back to Loops + Dots Episode 13 – New Music from Sir Was, Hemlock Ernst & Kenny Segal, Teebs & Panda Bear, Romare, Biig Piig, Sunni Colon, Waajeed – Dan In the DJ Mix

  Show number 13!       Glad you’re here!     Hope all is well with you.     We’re back with a special all-music mix for LOOPS + DOTS episode 13!… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Breathe. – “Haze” (Silk Records) (Official Video)

  Breathe with me.        I am currently very much here for “Haze,” “a song about meeting someone who changes everything for you” and the latest track from Sydney’s Sean Walker (formerly… Continue reading

Listen Back to Loops + Dots Episode 12 – Music from Flying Lotus, Shuggie Otis, Jan Hammer, Stereolab, Cheflee – Special Guest & DJ Mix with Unreleased Music: Salami Rose Joe Louis

  Show number 12!       This week we welcomed the wonderful Salami Rose Joe Louis to the show!     I had a chat with Salami Rose over the phone from Columbus,… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Theo Parrish ft Simon Mavin, Perrin Moss, Paul Bender from Hiatus Kaiyote – “What You Gonna Ask For” (Theo’s Mix) (Sound Signature)

  It’s August 20th, but summer is still in full effect.        Featuring Lori on vocal duties, Rhythm Section’s Silent Jay on saxophone, and Simon Mavin, Paul Bender, and Perrin Moss from… Continue reading

Listen Back to Loops + Dots Episode 11 – New Music from Joe Armon-Jones & Georgia Anne Muldrow, Godtet, Jamila Woods, Ivy Lab, Kiefer – Special Guest: Sampa the Great – Ras G Tribute

  Show number 11!       The eleventh installment of my Loops + Dots radio show on Dublab aired brand new newness from Joe Armon-Jones & Georgia Anne Muldrow, Godtet, Jamila Woods,… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Melo-Zed ft James Walker – “Savanah” (HW&W Recordings)

  Woozy, still.       “Savanah” is currently my favorite song from London’s Zach Cayenne-Elliott, otherwise known as Melo-Zed. Enlisting the musical assistance of James Walker, it’s a woozy number with gently… Continue reading

Dan Digs Mixcloud Select Exclusive: Daytime House Delights Vol. 1 (DJ Mix)

  How’s it going?   So glad you’re here.       Having been recently asked to join the Mixcloud Select massive, I’m excited to deliver my first subscriber-only mix for your listening… Continue reading

Listen Back to Loops + Dots Episode 10 – New Music from Brittany Howard, Black Midi, Michael Kiwanuka & Tom Misch, Yakul – Special Guest: Jordan Rakei

  Show number 10!         The tenth installment of my Loops + Dots radio show on Dublab aired brand new hotness from Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard, math-rock-prog-jazz-band-of-the-moment Black Midi, the winning… Continue reading

Listen Back to Loops + Dots Episode 9 – New Music from Jai Paul, SAULT, Chong the Nomad, Joe Armon-Jones, Golden Vessel ft Woodes – Special Guests: Brandt Brauer Frick

  Show number 9!         The ninth installment of my Loops + Dots radio show on Dublab aired brand new sonic serendipity from Jai Paul, SAULT, Chong the Nomad, Joe… Continue reading

Listen Back to Loops + Dots Episode 8 – New Music from Jonah Yano & Nono, Jacob Mann, Skinny Pelembe, Mndsgn – Special Guest: Kiefer

  Show number 8!       The eighth installment of my Loops + Dots radio show on Dublab aired brand new heat from Innovative Leisure’s Jonah Yano & Nono, LA musician Jacob Mann,… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Next.Ape – “The New Three Monkeys” (Shapes No Frame Records)

  Coming up next.       Antoine Pierre, Jerome Klein, Veronika Harcsa, and Lorenzo Di Maio are two Belgians, one Hungarian, and one Luxembourger making experimental sounds as Next.Ape. Their song “The… Continue reading

Listen Back to Loops + Dots Episode 7 – New Music from Oisima ft Wallace, Crumb, DJ Nobody, Flying Lotus ft Denzel Curry, Kali Uchis Remixed by Cazal Organism – Special Guest: Lefto

  Show number 7!       The seventh installment of my Loops + Dots radio show on Dublab aired brand new sonic greatness from Oisima ft Wallace, Crumb, DJ Nobody, Flying Lotus… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Tiga & The Martinez Brothers – “Blessed” (Virgil Abloh Future​-​Jazz Remix) (Turbo Recordings)

  Can’t stop playing this.       Fashion designer, founder of the Milan-based Off-White label, DJ, and artistic director of Louis Vuitton’s menswear collection no less, Virgil Abloh knows a good thing… Continue reading

Listen Back to Loops + Dots Episode 6 – New Music from Sweatson Klank, J-E-T-S, Kazu, JohnLukeIRL – Special Guest: Machinedrum

  Show number 6!     The sixth installment of my Loops + Dots radio show on Dublab aired brand new sonic greatness from Sweatson Klank, Travis Stewart (aka Machinedrum) and Jimmy Edgar’s project… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Medasin ft Kathleen – “Always Afternoon” (Alt:Vision Records)

  Dah, dah, dah, dahdahdahdahdah, dah, dah…       Elevate to this gorgeous wave of electronica-flecked R&B from Dallas producer Medasin. Piano keys dance around a lazy beat while singer Kathleen ably… Continue reading

Listen Back to Loops + Dots Episode 5 – New Music from Loyle Carner & Sampha, Szjerdene, Reginald Omas Mamode IV – Special Guests: The Cinematic Orchestra

  Show number 5!       The fifth installment of my Loops + Dots radio show on Dublab aired brand new audio excellence from Loyle Carner & Sampha, Szjerdene, and Reginald Omas Mamode… Continue reading

Listen Back to Loops + Dots Episode 4 – New Music from Anderson .Paak ft André 3000, Flying Lotus ft Little Dragon, Nate Mercereau ft Terrace Martin, Linafornia, Falty DL – Special Guest: Benji B

  Show number 4!       The fourth installment of my Loops + Dots radio show on Dublab aired brand new hot heat from Anderson .Paak ft André 3000, Flying Lotus ft Little… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Mildlife – “How Long Does It Take?” (Heavenly Recordings)

  Flutes, echoes, it’s all happening!       Melbourne, Australia four-piece Midlife are here to make you boogie.     For their latest release, James Donald, Adam Halliwell, Kevin McDowell, and Tomas… Continue reading

Listen Back to Loops + Dots Episode 3 – New Music from Karl Hector and The Malcouns, Slowthai, Bryony Jarman-Pinto, Exmag, Brandt Brauer Frick – Dan in the DJ Mix

  Show number 3!         It was a pleasure to get into the DJ mix for the third installment of my Loops + Dots radio show on Dublab. Brand new… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Seba Kaapstad – “Africa” (Mello Music Group) (Official Video)

  Hooked from the moment I heard those piano keys.       “Africa” from Johannesburg, South Africa quartet Seba Kaapstad is nouveau neo-soul with a heavenly jazz twist. Shades of Robert Glasper,… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Sault – “Don’t Waste My Time” (Forever Living Originals)

  No time-wasters please.       Instantly infectious and incessantly grooving, listening to “Don’t Waste My Time” is time well spent.   The song is the second single from Sault, a trio… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Wool and the Pants – “Bottom of Tokyo” (People’s Potential Unlimited)

  That ever-so-casual Shibuya strut.       “Bottom of Tokyo” is an unbothered groover from Japanese trio and my personal new favorite band name Wool and the Pants. Consisting of Yu Tokumo on… Continue reading

Listen Back to Loops + Dots Episode 2 – New Music from Solange ft Sampha, Helado Negro, Natural Yogurt Band, Audego, Jordan Rakei – Special Guest: In Velvet

  Show number 2!       The second installment of my Loops + Dots radio show on Dublab aired brand new musical magnificence from Solange ft Sampha, Helado Negro, Natural Yogurt Band, Audego,… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Salami Rose Joe Louis – “Nostalgic Montage” (Brainfeeder Records)

  Nostalgia ain’t what it used to be.       Fresh from announcing tour support for DanDigs.com faves Toro Y Moi and the Cinematic Orchestra, today Bay Area artist Salami Rose Joe… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Dexter Story ft Sudan Archives – “Gold” (Soundway Records)

  Golden hours.       LA’s Dexter Story teams up with Stones Throw maestra Sudan Archives (more of her excellent music here) in this veritably happy collision of inordinate amounts of musical… Continue reading

Listen Back to Loops + Dots Episode 1 – New Music from Benny Sings, Omar Apollo, Daedelus, Ben Hayes ft Nubya Garcia, James Blake – Special Guest: Ink Project

  Excited and honored to announce that I’ll be joining the wonderful Dublab radio family!       LOOPS + DOTS is my brand new leftfield beats, electronic soul, and experimental sounds show broadcast… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: August Landelius – “All You Can Eat” (NAIV Recordings)

  That Scandinavian electronic soul.       After a three year hiatus, Swedish producer August Landelius emerges from his home studio with the 3am future R&B cut “All You Can Eat,” an… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Clever Austin ft Jon Bap – “Blue Tongue” (Wondercore Island/Touching Bass)

  Otherworldly organic soul.       Clever Austin is the alter-ego of Melbourne musician and Hiatus Kaiyote drummer Perrin Moss. On “Blue Tongue,” he’s teamed up with the Texas producer Jon Bap… Continue reading