Tag Archive: UK

Diggin’ This: Mahalia – “Back Up Plan” (Maths Time Joy Remix)

  Mightily diggin’ this synth-surgin’ remix from London producer Maths Time Joy of Leicester, UK chanteuse Mahalia‘s “Back Up Plan.”       Track of the day.   Mahalia – “Back Up Plan”… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Bamily – “Hello Stranger”

      Slinky, indie, post-disco greatness from Bamily.       Need to hear this on a yacht at sunset ASAP.   Track of the day.   Bamily – “Hello Stranger”    … 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: Paper Tiger – “Weight in Space” ft Shafiq Husayn

  Leeds, UK cosmic funk-hop team Paper Tiger return to beam their latest weightless track, “Weight in Space,” featuring Sa-Ra’s Shafiq Husayn, into your headphones.         Track of the day.… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Submotion Orchestra – “In Gold” (Bastien Keb Remix)

  Lazy handclaps, heatwave horns, sunburned bass pops; Bastien Keb‘s remix of “In Gold” was made for summer.       Track of the day.   Submotion Orchestra – “In Gold” (Bastien Keb Remix)  … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Snakehips ft Malika – “Falling”

  That Saturday feel-good soul.       Diggin’ them simmering horns, that classic drum break, and that big room vocal courtesy of Malika.   Track of the day.   Snakehips ft Malika… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: James Blake – “Timeless”

  The lyric “…with graceful shadow” may just be the most apt way to describe the glorious entirety of James Blake’s music.       Timeless in every sense of the word.  … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Letherette – “Rayon”

  A perfectly charming house groover from the Wolverhampton, UK producer duo of Richard Roberts and Andrew Harber, collectively known as Letherette.       Track of the day.   Letherette – “Rayon”      … Continue reading

The Dan Digs Show 063: Rodney P & DJ Die, DJ Shadow, Radiohead, Mr Carmack, Crewshade – Special Guest: Marc Mac (4hero)

  We kick off 2016 in style with show number 63!   As always, the latest and greatest in leftfield beats and electronic soul, plus interviews with my favorite artists for your listening pleasure… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Su Na ft Alo Lee – “Blood” (Free Download)

  Having previously released songs via innovative music titans Majestic Casual and Flow Fi, Minneapolis producer Su Na teams up with London singer Alo Lee on “Blood,” three minutes of trickling beats and cascading synths, all etched… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Free Wize Men – “Is Ya With Me?”

  I was down with this track from the first few bars, but as soon as I heard the peppy staccato of that jazz flute (love me some jazz flute), brand new cut “Is Ya… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Nightports – “Nowhere in Between”

  Emily Lynn, Adam Martin, and Mark Slater are Nightports, a trio from Leeds and Hull in the UK that write extremely nocturnal and tantalizingly glitchy songs.       They list their influences as Burial,… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Bibio – “Petals”

  I can’t help but love the psychedelic zippery-zappery of a reversed guitar tone.       Mightily diggin’ this new one from West Midlands, UK musician and producer Stephen Wilkinson aka Bibio.… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Peter Lyons – “Envy”

  Love this surging, glitchy cut of indie electronic beat tapestry from London’s Peter Lyons.       Strings are a nice touch, too.   Track of the day.   Peter Lyons – “Envy”… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: J-Felix – “Keep On (We Ain’t Here For Long)”

  This boogie funk strut!       Brighton-via-Bristol dub, hip-hop, and d ‘n’ b head Joe F Newman used to tour internationally as Alice Russell’s guitarist. Now under his J-Felix moniker, he’s hit… Continue reading

Music by Dan Digs: Starling – “Take It Down” (Dan Digs Remix)

  Ever since hearing this beautiful song by London songstress Starling on Annie Mac’s show on BBC Radio 1 recently, I’ve been thinking it could do with some MJ Cole-ish garage drums in the background,… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Ruane Maurice – “Nomenclature” (Official Video)

  “Nomenclature” by Birmingham, England’s Ruane Maurice sounds as if Massive Attack had decided to make house instead of hip-hop.       Digging that textured percussion in the background, those big, chunky synth… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Josa Peit – “Constellation” (Max Graef & Glenn Astro Remix)

  In love with EVERY part of this song, from the swampy bass burbles at the start to that dirty cymbal to those weird found sound samples of birdsong to THAT MASSIVE JUNGLE… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Velvit ft Steve Spacek – “No Excuses”

  Velvit is the new pseudonym of Darren White, better known as drum ‘n’ bass producer dBridge and label boss of Exit Records.       His brand new track “No Excuses” features the… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Joe – “Thinkin’ About” (Bobby McFerrin House Rework)

  Apple Pips, Hemlock Recordings, Hessle Audio, Hotflush Recordings, SSSSS (phew!) producer Joe expertly flips a Bobby McFerrin gem into a laid-back house strut.       Track of the day.   Joe – “Thinkin’… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: MJ Cole – “Bouldaz”

  That bit-crushed bass!       Massively diggin’ this brand new one from the UK garage legend that is MJ Cole! Pleased to see that his sound continues to evolve.   The low-end… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Akase (Midland & Robbie Redway) – “Rust”

  Akase is a new collaboration between house producer Harry Agius aka Midland and songwriter Robbie Redway.         Love the measured synths and slow burn of this mellow r’n’breakbeat jam.  … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Harry Edwards – “Almost Everybody”

  How am I only just now finding out about the brilliance of Harry Edwards?       Harry Edwards – “Almost Everybody”           Listen to every track on… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: M.O – “Preach” (Official Video)

  Hip-pop at its finest.       Annie Ashcroft, Frankee Connolly, and Nadine Samuels of British girl group M.O teleport us back to the 90s with this gospel-flecked, destiny-chilled, clicks ‘n’ bubbles… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Ady Suleiman – “So Lost” (Official Video)

  I first heard about Nottingham, England’s Ady Suleiman when I came across “Longing for Your Love,” which I loved instantly and proceeded to hammer at every day party that I could because… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Roots Manuva – “Facety 2:11” (Produced by Four Tet)

  UK hip-hop founding father Mr Rooty Tooty Manuva is back with his trademark flow on brand new cut “Facety 2:11.” The track’s stumbling, propelling beat is produced by Four Tet, who, after… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Everything Everything – “Distant Past” (Official Video)

  Watching this video to Everything Everything‘s latest beautifully wonky experimental-anything-goes-breakbeat-pop delivery is a lot like trying to understand Cloud Atlas while listening to a sleep-deprived and high-on-too-many-bags-of-gummy-worms They Might Be Giants… which is to… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Jodie Abacus – “I’ll Be That Friend”

  Not a lot is known about Jodie Abacus (yet!) but this soaring, Beatles-ish, positivity-powered, indie-pop jam written by the London singer-songwriter (penned after battling pneumonia) cannot fail to put some July in your… 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

Diggin’ This: Roy Davis Jr ft Peven Everett – “Gabriel” (Dan Marshall Flip) (Free Download)

  Cardiff, Wales producer Dan Marshall‘s output has been flippin’ brilliant as of late; this Hiatus Kaiyote flip, this Natural Four flip, and now this flip of the seminal UK garage classic “Gabriel” by… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Shura – “Indecision” (Jungle Remix)

  Not content with having some of the catchiest singles of the year, Jungle step up to remix “Indecision” by BBC Sound of 2015 nominee Shura.     Spacey and dubby.   No… 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: Sons of Kemet – “Going Home” (Blludd Relations Version) (Official Video)

  One part acid house, one part Screamadelica-ish indie-dance, one part messing about on an 808.     Love this lo-fi, rhythmic, drum machine-happy percolator courtesy of London’s Blludd Relations on the remix for UK… 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

Diggin’ This: Tropics – “Blame”

  London’s Chris Ward is Tropics.   His latest song, “Blame,” is a muted, light-filled, sand-sifting electronic soul affair that sits nicely alongside Rhye and How to Dress Well.       Tropics – “Blame”… 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

Dan Digs’ Track of the Day: Mesingnat – “Reduced to Matter” – Powered by Reverbnation

  I’ve been working with the fine folks at Reverbnation and over the past month I’ve been taking submissions from artists from all over the world to be featured here at DanDigs.com.         The final selection… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Julio Bashmore ft J’Danna – “Simple Love”

  Simple, subtle, and effective.         The airy “Simple Love” doesn’t contain a wallop-you-over-the-head bassline like Julio Bashmore‘s breakout 2012 track “Au Seve,” but it does have a similar churning… Continue reading

William Arcane – “Stay a While”

  Space echoes, synth whirrs and about twenty drum kits worth of percussion fuel this fantastic new song from London’s William Arcane.       My favorite track of the day. Love that… 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

Syd Arthur – “Hometown Blues” (Psychemagik Remix)

  The UK’s Danny McLewin and Tom Coveney aka Psychemagik first had me with the slow disco and cosmic chunk-funk of their remix of Quentin Quatro’s “Disco Quatro” last year. It was number 5 on my… Continue reading

Leon Vynehall – “It’s Just (House of Dupree)”

  Portsmouth, UK’s Leon Vynehall is creating some of my favorite music right now.   His latest mini-album, Music for the Uninvited, is seven tracks replete with grooving house beats, analog hiss, vinyl crackle,… Continue reading

Fyfe – “For You” (Deptford Goth Remix)

  “Everything little-little-thing-little-thing-I-little-thing-little-I-do…”   I first became a fan of 24-year-old London producer and singer Fyfe when I heard his track “Lies” last year, which I thought was a beguilingly disenchanted song that recalls… Continue reading

Paper Tiger – “Make It Through” (Werkha Remix) (Free Download)

  Manchester’s Tru Thoughts-signed producer Werkha brings his signature bass bruises and clipped claps to this remix of Leeds, UK space jazz and otherworldly hip-hop outfit Paper Tiger‘s latest single, “Make it Through.”… 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

Hawk House – “Chill Pill (Experiment 2)” (Official Video)

  “Seven billion residents of the Earth…”   How are London hip-hop trio Hawk House not massive?   Brothers Eman and Sam and their friend Demae’s track “Tidal Tendencies” was number 42 in my Top… 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

Cash+David – “Pulse” (Official Video)

  Diggin’ the indie-disco-funk-pop of “Pulse” by UK duo Cash+David.       Cash+David – “Pulse” (Official Video)       You will also find me doing similar ballet moves in deserted and… Continue reading