Tag Archive: Stones Throw

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

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: Jerry Paper ft Weyes Blood – “Grey Area” (Stones Throw)

  Jerry Paper is here to augment your August.       Featuring Weyes Blood, “Grey Area” finds the Los Angeles musician combining textured acoustic guitar, doo-wop falsetto, and mid-century lounge crooning to produce… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Sudan Archives – “Water” (Stones Throw Records) (Official Video)

  Handclaps, finger snaps, meandering bass drones, plucked strings, and soothing vocals make up the entirety of Sudan Archives‘ very excellent new track, “Water.”       Check out the video below, directed… 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

Diggin’ This: Karriem Riggins – “4Es’J & Oddness” (Stones Throw)

    The reversed beat, time-traveling synths, and sampled croon snippets of “4Es’J” and the strict drums and carousel keys of “Oddness,” here combined for Karriem Riggins‘ first single from his second solo… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Gabriel Garzón-Montano – “Sour Mango” (Stones Throw)

  Beautifully off-kilter DIY indie-soul that burns slow, like a frame-by-frame Unknown Mortal Orchestra, “Sour Mango” by Brooklyn’s Gabriel Garzón-Montano is inventive, welcoming, unsour, sweet.     Track of the day.   Gabriel Garzón-Montano –… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Vex Ruffin & Fab 5 Freddy – “The Balance” (Stones Throw) (Official Video)

  Pure NYC.     An ESG-ish noodly bass dance-punk beat courtesy of Vex Ruffin with New York legend Fab 5 Freddy bringing the bars.   From the man himself, Fab 5 Freddy:   “I liked… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Yuk – “Home”

  Utterly hypnotic.   Yuk is the project of Filipino-American producer Chad Valencia.       When he’s not making beats, the Los Angeles musician is busy running a Filipino-inspired pop-up restaurant called LASA… 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: Mndsgn – “Eggs” (Official Video)

  One of my favorite albums of this year, no question, is Mndsgn‘s woozy warmer Yawn Zen, released on the venerable Stones Throw label.   It has an experimental, hip-hop-influenced vibe similar to Endtroducing-era DJ Shadow… Continue reading

Botany – “Quatic” (Free Download)

Spencer Stephenson is Botany. Hailing from Texas, he blends synth washes with a collage of blurred bleeps, overcooked chimes, and ominous bells, all woven through a pleasing boom-bap beat. “I tried to evoke… Continue reading

Jonwayne ft Scoop DeVille – “The Come Up Pt. 1”

Resembling a college-aged, hip-hop-obsessed Hagrid, the very talented Los Angeles rapper and producer Jonwayne returns with this confident cut of soulful whoops and scats, spinning hi-hats, synth-brass punches, and abstract poetic rhymes delivered with… Continue reading

Snoop Dogg & Dam-Funk are 7 Days of Funk – “Faden Away”

Now here is a dream pairing. Doggfather Snoop teams up with boogie-funk godfather Dam-Funk to go “Snoopy Collins” (scroll to 3min 24sec) on this thick slab of G-Funk that’s so straight West Coastin’… Continue reading

Listen/Download the Latest Episode of the Dan Digs Podcast: 120 Minutes of Beats, Bass, Hip-hop, & Electronic Soul. Sun, Sep 29, 2013.

  Say hello to a brand new edition of the Dan Digs DJ mix podcast radio show broadcast session!   It’s an eclectic, fast-paced blend of everything I’m digging at the moment in… Continue reading

Listen/Download the Latest Episode of the Dan Digs Podcast: 120 Minutes of Beats, Bass, Hip-hop, & Electronic Soul. Sun, Aug 25, 2013.

Welcome to the latest edition of the Dan Digs podcast radio show DJ mix! 35 of my favorite tracks of the moment all blended up nice.         Unfortunately this episode… Continue reading

Listen/Download the Latest Episode of the Dan Digs Podcast: 120 Minutes of Beats, Bass, Hip-hop, & Electronic Soul. Sun, Jul 28, 2013.

Two hours of my favorite latest and greatest beats, bass, hip-hop, and electronic soul cuts!       Unfortunately this episode is no longer available. Head over to iTunes here to listen to new episodes… Continue reading

Listen/Download the Latest Episode of the Dan Digs Podcast: 120 Minutes of Beats, Bass, Hip-hop, & Electronic Soul. Sun, Jun 30, 2013.

Stoked, hyped, and generally ex-ci-ted for this week’s brand new show!     Hope you’re all doing well. Special shouts going out to anyone tuning in for the first time!      … Continue reading

Listen/Download the Latest Episode of the Dan Digs Podcast: 120 Minutes of Beats, Bass, Hip-hop, & Electronic Soul. Sun, Jun 9, 2013.

Welcome to the latest mix!         Unfortunately this episode is no longer available. Head over to iTunes here to listen to new episodes of the Dan Digs music podcast.      … Continue reading

Listen/Download the Latest Episode of the Dan Digs Podcast: 120 Minutes of Beats, Bass, Hip-hop, & Electronic Soul. Sun, May 26, 2013.

Welcome to the show.         Unfortunately this episode is no longer available. Head over to iTunes here to listen to new episodes of the Dan Digs music podcast.        … Continue reading

Listen/Download the Latest Episode of the Dan Digs Radio Show: 120 Minutes of Beats, Bass, Hip-hop, & Electronic Soul. Sun, May 5, 2013.

Brand new London hip-hop from Hawk House, a future funk remix of “No Diggity” by Bondax, Copenhagen folk from the White Album, New Zealand bedroom beats from Samuel Truth, dusty jazz from Eric… Continue reading

Listen/Download the Latest Episode of the Dan Digs Radio Show: 120 Minutes of Beats, Bass, Hip-hop, & Electronic Soul. Sun, April 21, 2013.

Two hours’ worth of my favorite sonic nutmeg ground straight into your ears.         Unfortunately this episode is no longer available. Head over to iTunes here to listen to new episodes of… Continue reading

Listen/Download the Latest Episode of the Dan Digs Radio Show: 120 Minutes of Beats, Bass, Hip-hop, & Electronic Soul. Sun, April 7, 2013.

How’s it going? Hear the latest two-hour mix of my new favorite beats, ditties, ballads, and jams of the week for your listening pleasure.         Unfortunately this episode is no… Continue reading

Listen/Download the Latest Episode of the Dan Digs Radio Show: 120 Minutes of Beats, Bass, Hip-hop, & Electronic Soul. Sun, March 31, 2013.

My very favorite 42 songs of the last seven days lovingly blended into an eclectic two-hour music mix.         Unfortunately this episode is no longer available. Head over to iTunes here to… Continue reading

Listen/Download the Latest Episode of the Dan Digs Radio Show: 120 Minutes of Beats, Bass, Hip-hop, & Electronic Soul. Sun, March 24, 2013.

A two-hour selection of the finest in box fresh beats, bass, hip-hop, and electronic soul.       Unfortunately this episode is no longer available. Head over to iTunes here to listen to new episodes… Continue reading

Listen/Download the Latest Episode of the Dan Digs Radio Show: 120 Minutes of Beats, Bass, Hip-hop, & Electronic Soul. Sunday Mar. 17, 2013.

“Erm, it really has been quite a long time, hasn’t it? One does apologize, one shouldn’t have left you without a dope beat to, indeed, step to. So sorry.” – British Timbaland. The… Continue reading

Jonti – “Christmas Worm” (Stream)

Stones Throw team up with Jonti to get festive.   Jonti – “Christmas Worm” (Stream)   The “teenage Beck in a barbershop quartet” sound of “Christmas Worm” is one of eight exclusive tracks… Continue reading

Homeboy Sandman – “Illuminati” (Official Video)

Some real rhyme origami here from Homeboy Sandman.   Homeboy Sandman – “Illuminati” (Official Video)   Homeboy‘s poetry is illuminating.    

Dam-Funk – “Trying 2 Survive (In the Big City)” (Live In Bangkok) (Video)

Nothing but pure funk and positivity every time from Pasadena, California’s Mr. Damon G. Riddick. Watch him perform new track “Trying 2 Survive (In the Big City)” live in Bangkok, Thailand below.  … Continue reading

“Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton (This Is Stones Throw Records)” – Stones Throw Records Documentary (Official Teaser)

The consistent quality of leftfield hip-hop, soul, and jazz label Stones Throw Records is unparalleled.   “Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton (This Is Stones Throw Records)”  (Official Teaser)   Out 2013. More info… Continue reading

Homeboy Sandman – “Not Really” (Official Video)

Relaxed rhymes from Homeboy Sandman that are so spacious you could sail a zeppelin in between bars and not even touch the sides. Flute loops and piano keys courtesy of the producer Jonwayne.… Continue reading

Homeboy Sandman – “FOUNDation” (Video)

Queens, NY rapper and Stones Throw signee Homeboy Sandman shares his story.   The Boy Sand‘s full-length debut album First of a Living Breed is released on September 18.    

Jonti – “Nightshift in Blue” (Official Video)

This is South Africa-via-Australia future psychedelic soul composer Jonti.   Somewhere two Muppets must be feeling the cold.  

Homeboy Sandman – “The Miracle” (Official Video)

Like pouring six bowls of Cap’n Crunch in your ears.   Love it when hip-hop just gets plain weird.  

Dig Deep Tracklisting: Friday Night/Saturday Morning December 17 2011 1am-3am PST on KBCS Bellevue-Seattle 91.3FM & www.kbcs.fm

Warm soul-stomp from Part-Time Heroes, Stones Throw hip-hop from Homeboy Sandman, Lee Fields, Wiley goes Christmas grime, brand new Spoek Mathambo South African beats, Japanese rap from GAGLE, Moscow beatbox-dubstep (seriously) from Galun,… Continue reading

Dimlite – “Blur, Blur, Blur, Blur” (from the album Grimm Reality)

Late addition to my top 10 albums of 2011. Swiss beats (literally) from Dimlite’s fourth full-length album Grimm Reality. Is kaleidoscopic. Grab it via Stones Throw/Now Again Records or listen to more here.

Madvillian – “Papermill” & Manfred Krug – “Morgen”

Hands down my favorite Madvillian cut right here. Doom and Madlib collab for a one minute and forty five second blast with Doom off-cuffing a don’t-care freestyle about “free beer” and “never forgetting… Continue reading

The Stepkids – “Legend In My Own Mind” (Official Video)

“Hey, you like hip-hop?” “I like the hip-hop.”

The Stepkids – ‘Wonderfox’ (Official Video)

Bran’ nu from the Stepkids! Love the Umi Says drums, sketched soul harmonies, and 60s throwback sonic psychedelia. ‘Wonderfox’ is taken from their debut, self-titled album available September 27 on Stones Throw. I… Continue reading

Shark Move – ‘Evil War’

Who knew that 1970s Indonesia was a hotbed of raw psychedelic funk and prog rock? And how awesome is the band name ‘Shark Move’? Read all about it at the Stones Throw website,… Continue reading

The New Holidays – ‘Maybe So, Maybe No’

After seeing Mayer Hawthorne croon this live in concert last night, thumbing through the racks of YouTube today uncovered the original version of ‘Maybe So, Maybe No’, recorded in 1969 by The New… Continue reading