Tag Archive: Soul

Diggin’ This: Ibeyi – “Ghosts” (Official Video)

  Both twenty-years-old, both French-Cuban, and both twin sisters, Naomi and Lisa-Kainde Diaz are Ibeyi, the Yoruba word for “twins.”       Together they make some of the best percussive, organic, heartfelt… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 012: New Ghostpoet, BadBadNotGood, Shabazz Palaces, Carl Craig, Todd Edwards – Special Guest: Homeboy Sandman

  Show number 12!   As always, the latest in my favorite new leftfield beats and electronic soul, plus interviews with my favorite artists, for your listening pleasure every Sunday night on Dash… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Beat Spacek – “Modern Streets”

  With a humming, heatwave bassline reminiscent of Wayne Smith’s “Under Me Sleng Teng” and made only using iPad and iPhone apps, UK vocalist Beat Spacek (fka Steve Spacek who landed the number… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 011: New Kanye West, Lone, Mark Ronson, Machinedrum, Fela Soul – Special Guest: Thavius Beck

  Show number 11!   As always, the latest in my favorite new 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 010: Top 100 Tracks of 2014! – Part 2: 50-1 – Dan in the DJ Mix

  Show number 10!   My Top 100 Tracks of 2014.   Part 2: Number 50 through Number 1!         So much fun putting this show together. 2014 really was… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 009: Top 100 Tracks of 2014! – Part 1: 100-51 – Dan in the DJ Mix

  Show number 9!   My Top Tracks of 2014!       This year I whittled it down from the three hundred billion-odd tracks that I’ve supremely dug over the past twelve… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 008: New D’Angelo, DJ Jazzy Jeff, JRocc, Jungle, Pomo – Special Guest: Mark de Clive-Lowe

  Show number 8!   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 One at DashRadio.com.… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 007: New Machinedrum, Zed Bias, Cid Rim, Lost Midas, Sunless 97 – Dan in the DJ Mix

  Show number 7!   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 One at DashRadio.com.… Continue reading

DJ Mix: Dan Digs – A Rainy Day in LA (Free Download)

  It’s a strange and oddly calming experience when it rains in Los Angeles.   To soundtrack and commemorate the recent unexpected downpour, I’ve compiled a 42-minute-ish eclectic mix of my favorite rain-themed tunes.  … Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 006: New Hiatus Kaiyote, Flying Lotus, James Blake, BadBadNotGood, Breakage – Special Guest: Erik Hassle

  Show number 6!   As always, the latest and greatest in leftfield beats and electronic soul, plus interviews with my favorite musicians, for your listening pleasure every Sunday night on Dash One at DashRadio.com.… 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

The Dan Digs Show 005: New UNKLE, Disclosure, Pusha T, Daedelus, Melanie De Biasio – Special Guest: KCRW DJ Travis Holcombe

  Show number 5!   As always, the latest and greatest in leftfield beats and electronic soul, plus interviews with my favorite music aficionados, for your listening pleasure every Sunday night on Dash One… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Jack Garratt – “The Love You’re Given”

  Future soul of the highest order from London’s Jack Garratt.       Love, love, love those 808 drum chirps, those layered vocals on the chorus, and that thing that sounds like… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Stray – “Since You’ve Been Gone” (Official Video) (Free Album Download)

  Sadly, this isn’t an electronic soul cover of Kelly Clarkson, however London drum ‘n’ bass producer Stray still knows his way around a strutting hip-hop beat oozing with mood and movement. Love the… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 004: New Ta-ku, Sylvan Esso, Luke Vibert, Todd Edwards, Leon Vynehall – Dan in the DJ Mix

  Show number 4!   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 One at DashRadio.com.… 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

The Dan Digs Show 003: New Dorian Concept, Psychemagik, Alice Russell, Kastle, Anderson Paak – Dan in the DJ Mix

  Show number 3!   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 One at DashRadio.com.… 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

The Dan Digs Show 002: New Electric Wire Hustle, FaltyDL, Bondax, Romare, Sam Gellaitry – Special Guest: Lost Midas

  Show number 2!   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 One at… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Aywy – “Voyeur”

  Watery experimental house vibes soaked in oil and vinegar from Sydney, Australia’s Aywy (pronounced like the letters “a” “y”).       Aywy – “Voyeur”         “Voyeur” is taken… Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 001: New Jordan Rakei, Ibeyi, Mr Carmack, Wiley, Lone – Special Guest: Until the Ribbon Breaks

  Introducing my brand new show live on Dash One at DashRadio.com on Sunday nights 7pm PT/10pm ET!       Stoked to share with you as always the latest and greatest in… Continue reading

Listen/Download the Latest Episode of the Dan Digs Podcast: 120 Minutes of Brand New Beats, Bass, Hip-hop, House and Electronic Soul. Sun, Sep 28, 2014.

  ***GO TO THE DAN DIGS ITUNES PAGE TO LISTEN, DOWNLOAD & SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW!***   How’s it going?         Get your shout-outs in and let me… Continue reading

Listen/Download the Latest Episode of the Dan Digs Podcast: 120 Minutes of Brand New Beats, Bass, Hip-hop, House and Electronic Soul. Sun, Aug 31, 2014.

  ***GO TO THE DAN DIGS ITUNES PAGE TO LISTEN, DOWNLOAD & SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW!***   Welcome to the show.       Get your shout-outs in and let me… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Jordan Rakei – “Alright”

  This is more than “Alright.”   So very splendid and soulful sounds from Brisbane, Australia’s Jordan Rakei.       Like D’Angelo, Jose James, and Fat Freddy’s Drop’s Joe Dukie all rolled… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Jesse and Forever – “Good Morning!”

  Cali-born and Brooklyn-based, Jesse Scheinin weaves a magically warm beach blanket of sound with his band Jesse and Forever‘s brand new track “Good Morning!”         Completely diggin’ this alt-psyche-soul-jazz… Continue reading

Listen/Download the Latest Episode of the Dan Digs Podcast: 120 Minutes of Brand New Beats, Bass, Hip-hop, House and Electronic Soul. Sun, Aug 10, 2014.

  ***GO TO THE DAN DIGS ITUNES PAGE TO LISTEN, DOWNLOAD & SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW!***   Welcome to a brand new episode of the latest and greatest in leftfield beats… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Kormac ft Bajka – “Wake Up”

  Loving this cymbal-heavy, tambourine-happy and generally parp-tastic uptempo modern soul jam from Dublin producer Kormac featuring spoken-word poet and Bonobo and Beanfield vocalist Bajka.       Kormac ft Bajka – “Wake Up”  … 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

Oyinda – “Rush of You” (Free Download)

  Big things are ahead for Nigeria-via-London singer and producer Oyinda.       Love those piano punctuations, those vocal echoes, and that scattered and bubbling beat.     Oyinda – “Rush of You”    … Continue reading

Honne – “Warm On A Cold Night”

  “OK, it’s 3.17am…”   Fully diggin’ these James Blake nocturnal organ walls, 80s electric guitar chord jangles, and a yearning vocal delivery fully implying honesty and straightforwardness; the very definition of the… Continue reading

BJ Smith – “Prototype” (Outkast Cover)

  Much like burritos and the beach, it is scientifically impossible to have enough covers and reworks of Outkast‘s “Prototype” in your life at any one time.       Last year I… Continue reading

SBTRKT ft Ezra Koenig – “New Dorp, New York” (Official Video)

  Love, love, love this brand new electronic shuffler from the UK’s Aaron Jerome bka SBTRKT and Vampire Weekend‘s Ezra Koenig, hot off the press from Annie Mac‘s radio show on BBC Radio 1.… Continue reading

Listen/Download the Latest Episode of the Dan Digs Podcast: 120 Minutes of Brand New Beats, Bass, Hip-hop, House and Electronic Soul. Sun, Jul 20, 2014.

  ***GO TO THE DAN DIGS ITUNES PAGE TO LISTEN, DOWNLOAD & SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW!***   How’s it going?   Stoked to share with you an assortment of my new favorite… 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

LISTEN/DOWNLOAD THE LATEST EPISODE OF THE DAN DIGS PODCAST: 120 MINUTES OF BRAND NEW BEATS, BASS, HIP-HOP, & ELECTRONIC SOUL. SUN, JUL 6, 2014.

  Hope you had an amazing Fourth of July weekend.   Here’s a bunch of my new favorite tunes that I’ve been mightily diggin’ recently.       Get your shout-outs in and… Continue reading

Slow Magic – “Girls”

  Unknown, mysterious, and permanently fox-face-masked producer Slow Magic prepares us all for the imminent, hazy, heady days of the July summer with this sun-bleached, piano-percussive, vocal-washed beat jam.       Slow Magic… Continue reading

Andrea Balency – “You’ve Never Been Alone”

  Sounding somewhat like an especially chilled AlunaGeorge, 22-year-old Mexican-French producer and singer Andrea Balency introduces her first single, “You’ve Never Been Alone,” a futurebound, striding cut of metallic R&B and glimmering electronic soul.… Continue reading

LISTEN/DOWNLOAD THE LATEST EPISODE OF THE DAN DIGS PODCAST: 120 MINUTES OF BRAND NEW BEATS, BASS, HIP-HOP, & ELECTRONIC SOUL. SUN, JUN 15, 2014.

  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

Ladi6 – “Hold Tight” (Official Video)

  Christchurch, New Zealand’s Ladi6 gets spacey on this downtempo jazz-soul jam with a delectably drowsy ‘n’ snappy beat.         Ladi6 – “Hold Tight” (Official Video)        … Continue reading

Vicktor Taiwò ft Solomon – “Digital Kids” (Official Video)

  Heartfelt Renaissance ruminations on youthful ruination from 22-year-old Nigeria-via-East London singer Vicktor Taiwò.       Says Taiwò, “Before, children had time to think that the world was beautiful, and I think that should… Continue reading

SBTRKT ft Sampha – “Temporary View”

  One of this decade’s best partnerships in electronic music.       A very, very welcome return for Aaron Jerome aka SBTRKT and Sampha, here with a brand new track called “Temporary… Continue reading

Electric Wire Hustle – “Bottom Line”

  Love the pouncing piano, widescreen strings, and simmering drum beat on this new leftfield soul jam from Wellington, New Zealand’s Electric Wire Hustle.       I played the Flako remix of this track on… Continue reading

Zara McFarlane – “Move” (Atjazz Remix)

  Britain’s Atjazz aka Martin Iveson steps in the name of underground electronic soul on this beautiful remix of Zara McFarlane‘s new single, “Move.”       Watch for those lush 4-heroic strings,… Continue reading

D’Angelo – “Spanish Joint” (Kero One Remix) (Free Download)

  LA producer and DJ Kero One flips D’Angelo’s classic original into an uptempo, early evening groove.       Perfect for ushering in summer.     D’Angelo – “Spanish Joint” (Kero One Remix)… Continue reading

LISTEN/DOWNLOAD THE LATEST EPISODE OF THE DAN DIGS PODCAST: 120 MINUTES OF BRAND NEW BEATS, BASS, HIP-HOP, & ELECTRONIC SOUL. SUN, MAY 25, 2014.

  All of my favorite songs from right now, all blended together in this latest two-hour podcast DJ mix!       Say hello and let me know where you’re listening from via facebook.com/dandigs… Continue reading

Sorceress – “Teacups” (Free Download)

  Love this rollin’ ‘n’ clappin,’ Fat Freddy-Droppin’ house beat and these honeyed soul vocals on “Teacups,” the brand new track from New Zealand five-piece Sorceress.       Formerly known as Funkommunity,… 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

Sylvan Esso – “Coffee” (Official Video)

  Singer Amelia Meath & electronic music producer Nick Sanborn hail from Durham, North Carolina.       Together they make experimental, beat-driven, indie-folk as Sylvan Esso.   Their previous single, “Hey Mami,”… Continue reading

LISTEN/DOWNLOAD THE LATEST EPISODE OF THE DAN DIGS PODCAST: 120 MINUTES OF BRAND NEW BEATS, BASS, HIP-HOP, & ELECTRONIC SOUL. SUN, MAY 4, 2014.

  42 of my very favorite songs from right now all in the podcast mix.       New and very necessary tracks from Until the Ribbon Breaks, Clara Hill, Ras G, Ed… Continue reading

Mizan – “Thru” (Official Video)

  “We have no time to pretend, we have no time…”   New York’s Mizan does this electronic soul business right with an assortment of glowing organ chords and a strict, bouncing kick drum.… Continue reading