Tag Archive: Soundcloud

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

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

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

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: 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

Music by Dan Digs: SUNRAYYS – “I Can’t Stand the Rain” (Ann Peebles Cover)

  Against my window…       Recorded during the downpour in LA last night.     SUNRAYYS – “I Can’t Stand the Rain” (Ann Peebles Cover)            … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Sampology ft Seven Davis Jr – “Blooming In the Streets” (Middle Name Records)

  “Don’t go bringing up the future to those who live in the past.”       “Blooming In the Streets” sees Brisbane’s Sampology teaming up with LA-via-Houston’s Seven Davis Jr to create… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Shadowgraphs – “Before the Time” (Golden Brown Records)

  Best listened to while turning in circles, head and hands raised to a better future.       I’m very completely feeling this neo-psychedelic nugget from Portland, Oregon band Shadowgraphs.    … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Oso Leone – “Virtual U” (Apollo Records)

  Brb, just sailing into an Ibizan sunset.       Barcelona quartet Oso Leone return after five years with “Virtual U,” a dreamy, sun-drenched, R&Balearic delicacy.     Warm electronic keys meet… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Jadu Heart – “The Cure” (VLF Records)

  Jadu Heart have the cure.       From the moment I heard those mandolin-ish (or quite definitely maybe an acoustic guitar in a London flat) plucks paired with those heavy handclaps,… 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: Tim Parker – “Slanted” (20/20 LDN)

  Cosmic.       With an astral boom-bap beat woven through a pulsing vocal sample beamed from the other side of the galaxy, “Slanted,” a new track from influential NTS Radio host… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Astronauts, Etc – “The Border” (Co-Produced by Toro Y Moi) (Company Records) (Official Video)

  Underpinned by a late 60s rubbery bassline noodle that could easily be from an Adrian Younge production, “The Border” by Oakland musician and Toro Y Moi‘s touring keyboardist Anthony Ferraro, otherwise known… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Hot Flash Heat Wave – “Glo Ride” (Free Download)

  Davis, California’s Adam, Ted, Nathaniel, and Nick, otherwise known as Hot Flash Heat Wave, come correct just in time for summer with “Glo Ride,” a lazy, casual indie stroll in triple-digit heat that centers… 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: Sam Evian – “Health Machine” (Saddle Creek)

  There’s no two ways about it, I am greatly enjoying the turquoise buzzsaw psychedelia of Sam Evian‘s latest, “Health Machine.”       It’s all about those menthol vocals, those unknown, mortal,… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Tenderlonious ft Yussef Dayes – “Yussef’s Groove” (22a Records)

  It’s jazzy.       Tenderlonious, otherwise known as Ed Cawthorne, is a flautist, saxophonist, producer, and DJ, in addition to being the label boss of the forward-thinking 22a Records. He’s released… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: JD. Reid ft Henry Wu & Venna – “Just Know”

  Long live the jazz.       UK producer JD. Reid has teamed up with fellow London musicians Henry Wu and Venna to produce “Just Know,” an agile and taut, future-proofed jazz-grime cut.… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Henry Green – “Another Light” (Akira Records)

  Bonobo meets Rhye.       Bristol, UK-based producer Henry Green starts 2018 strong with “Another Light,” an emotive and gentle, garage-folk [Is that a thing? Let’s make it a thing!] Jon… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Khruangbin – “Maria También” (Night Time Stories)

  Literally impossible to dislike.       Texas trio Khruangbin return with the absolutely delightful “Maria También,” a rigorously funky first single from their upcoming second album, Con Todo El Mundo, which… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Maitri – “Hide It”

  “Here we are, here we go…”       Fronted by Caroline Davis, Brooklyn band Maitri (a Sanskrit word that means “unconditional friendship and acceptance towards oneself that in turn extends to the… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Sal Dulu – “Antasma”

    “Antasma,” a brand new track from Dublin producer Sal Dulu, is a slinky beat collage that glues together soulful vocal phrasings, sax snippets, polished guitar licks, cloudy atmospherics, and quite possibly… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Bibio – “Feeling” (Knxledge Remix)

  Stones Throw producer and one half of NxWorries, Knxledge‘s latest remix is this dusty donut rework of Bibio‘s “Feeling,” a warm and woozy affair that sounds like it was found as part of a… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Corbo ft Remy Kay – “I’m Good” (New Los Angeles)

  Corbo, otherwise known as Bür Gür‘s Corbin Clarke, has teamed up with Diamond Bar songstress Remy Kay for “I’m Good,” a blissful and reassuring gossamer leftfield soul gemstone.       Track of… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Bonobo ft Rhye – “Break Apart” (Ninja Tune)

  “Break Apart,” the latest single from Bonobo, threads together rainy ukulele strings, sombre pianos, stop-start snare rolls, stainless steel percussion, and the cherubic vocals of Michael Milosh aka Rhye.       Track… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Fallgrapp ft Juraj Benetin – “Dym” (Gergaz)

  Clouded, moody electronic soul from Slovakia’s Fallgrapp.       “Dym” (“Smoke” in English) features frozen synths, tabla percussion textures, and a dramatic, Slovak-sung male-female dialogue.     Track of the day.… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Moses Sumney ft Thundercat – “Lonely World”

  Stark and stunning, “Lonely World” by Moses Sumney, featuring Thundercat‘s unmistakable bass tones, is an opus of vocal emotion propelled forward by focused drums that gradually build into a rich, complex beat… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: SWISHA & Los ft Kush Jones & Scatta – “Born Dis Way” (Great Traks)

  “Born Dis Way,” an optimistic, starry-eyed juke-jazz joint from Los Angeles producer SWISHA, fuses Chicago footwork and Jersey Club elements to create a magic carpet ride of diced drums and twinkling, wish-upon-a-star piano… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: The Code – “Brooklyn Baby” (Free Download)

  Mysterious British production outfit The Code have covered Lana Del Rey’s “Brooklyn Baby” by turning it inside out and upside down and outside in.       It’s all about that heat-singed bass and… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Amber Mark – “Way Back”

  A late summer, poignant, piano-led soul-pop-house construction from New York’s Amber Mark.       Track of the day.   Amber Mark – “Way Back”             “Way Back” is… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Woodes – “The Thaw”

  With a beguiling guitar line reminiscent of “Reckoner” by Radiohead, “The Thaw” by 23-year-old Melbourne singer-songwriter-producer Woodes is an icy yet warm, uptempo yet pensive song with floating vocals counterweighted by a grounded kick and bass… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Saba – “Symmetry”

  Both lyrical and vocal skills are on full display here on “Symmetry,” the latest track from Chicago musician and Chance the Rapper collaborator Saba.       Track of the day.  … 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

Diggin’ This: Jesse Mac Cormack – “Never Enough”

  On “Never Enough,” Montreal’s Jesse Mac Cormack fuses garage guitar fuzz with spritely 80s pop melody sensibilities and a bouncing funk beat.       Track of the day.   Jesse Mac… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Deetron – “Cycle”

  I first heard the work of Swiss-born house and techno producer Sam Geisler, better known as Deetron, on Darren Emerson’s Global Underground: Uruguay DJ mix back in the year 2000.       Deetron‘s latest… 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

Diggin’ This: Beaty Heart – “Raw Gold”

  Arriving just in time for summer and co-produced by Jungle, “Raw Gold” by Beaty Heart is a sun-bleached, poolside percussive indie jam reminiscent of Friendly Fires and Alt-J.       Track… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Foals – “Night Swimmers” (Mura Masa Edit)

  A bleepy and angular rework from the Channel Islands, UK producer Alex Crossan, better known as Mura Masa, of “Night Swimmers” by the English band Foals.     Track of the day.… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: COMBAT! – “Heavy Accent”

  Mightily diggin’ this brand new one from recent Friends of Friends signing and LA native Mark Nieto aka COMBAT!       “Heavy Accent” is a wonderful mess of dusty drums, Thundercat-ish… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Mai Kino – “The Waves”

  “If you know where you are, it could feel like home…”       On “The Waves,” London-via-Portugal singer Mai Kino emotes a vocal as raw, honest, and gently fraught as the textured instrumentation… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Nick Leng – “Drivers”

  Float along to 22-year-old LA-via-South Africa-via-Nor-Cal singer-songwriter-producer multihyphenate-in-profession-and-location Nick Leng‘s very excellent latest song, “Drivers.”       “Drivers” is a wistful affair, its gentle breezy kick drum bounce underpinning sun-bleached guitar, sandy percussion… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Obey City – “With Grace We Go” (Seiho Remix)

  This skittering, undulating, aquatic beat.       Seiho’s rework of “With Grace We Go” features on the new Obey City remix EP, Merlot Sounds: Alternative Versions, out May 11 via LuckyMe.… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Von Sell – “I Insist”

  Love these electronic whines and whirrs, digital geese gargles, clipped blips, delayed piano chords, and that very impressive vocal from Brooklyn-via-Berlin’s Von Sell on his latest track, “I Insist.”      … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: TRUCE – “Head Hung”

  Mysterious UK musical duo TRUCE are back with their second single, “Head Hung,” a boisterously bassy and succulently synthy affair.       Track of the day.   TRUCE – “Head Hung”… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Eric Lau – “Glad”

  Perfect Sunday afternoon groover right here courtesy of London-via-Hong Kong beatmaker Eric Lau.       Track of the day.   Eric Lau – “Glad”         Hear more from… Continue reading