Tag Archive: Video

Recommended Gem: The Avalanches Talk About Their Favorite Samples for Pitchfork’s Under the Influences Series (Video)

  A recommended gem of a sample masterclass.       Come for the J Dilla love, stay for the smorgasbord of horse whinnies.       💎            … Continue reading

Recommended Gem: Watch Mndsgn Play Live in Los Angeles (Video)

  Featuring an all-star line-up.              A captivating performance from Ringgo Ancheta aka Mndsgn that also features some of L.A.’s finest: Kiefer on keys, Swarvy on bass, and Devin… Continue reading

Recommended Gem: Watch Grandbrothers Play Live From A French Swimming Pool (Video)

  Magnifique.             Immerse yourself in the piano-drenched sounds of the German duo à la Piscine Tournesol courtesy of ARTE Concert.      Grandbrothers – Live From A French… Continue reading

Recommended Gem: Puma Blue – A Late Night Special (Video)

  A recommended gem of a video.                 A very special performance from South London’s Puma Blue who melds downtempo R&B grooves with Jeff Buckley’s impassioned falsetto.… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Sampology – “Memories In Flight” (Middle Name Records) (Official Video)

  Feeling uplifted by the harps and hand-claps on the orchestral house shuffle “Memories In Flight,” the latest track from the Brisbane-based producer, DJ, and Worldwide FM host.       Check out… Continue reading

Recommended Gem: Fred again.. Live in Studio (London, April 2021) (Video)

  A recommended gem of a video.               Fred again..‘s latest album, Actual Life (April 14 – December 17 2020), is one of my favorite albums of 2021. … Continue reading

Recommended Gem: The Story of “Insomnia” by Faithless (Video)

  A recommended gem of a video.             “Ironically, he (Maxi Jazz) can sleep at the drop of a hat really, really well…”       The Story of… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Jungle – “Keep Moving” (Caiola Records) (Official Video)

  Jungle are back!       Seemingly swapping their “House in LA” for “a new house… in the UK…,” the British duo return with “Keep Moving,” an uplifting disco-tinged groove.    … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Seven Davis Jr – “We Should Go Out” (Secret Angels Records) (Official Video)

  Houseful soul.       Love this newly surfaced one from Seven Davis Jr.     Seven Davis Jr – “We Should Go Out” (Official Video)           “We… Continue reading

Recommended Gem: Mark Farina’s Mushroom Jazz Mixtape from January 23, 1992 (DJ Mix)

  A recommended gem of a DJ mix.               Vintage.     A recently unearthed mix of hip-hop and downtempo beats direct from cassette courtesy of Mark Farina… Continue reading

Recommended Gem: 9th Wonder & Bob James In Conversation (Video)

  A recommended gem of a video.             Buhdum-bum-bumbah-dah-dum.     (That’s the “Nautilus” bass line, from the track of the same name by Bob James, also known as… Continue reading

Recommended Gem: Everything Questlove Does In A Day (Video)

  A recommended gem of a video.         When Questlove said “I make sure no day goes by where I don’t discover 100 new songs,”     I felt that.  … Continue reading

Videos I’m Diggin’: Watch My Top 5 Live Music Moments

  On this New Year’s Day, and indeed every New Year’s Day, I am reminded of one of my very favorite clips on YouTube which takes place on New Year’s Day.    … Continue reading

Recommended Gem: Carhartt W.I.P.’s Relevant Parties with Chal Ravens – Ep4: Jazzy Sport (Podcast)

  A recommended gem of a podcast episode: Chal Ravens chats to Taro Kesen, co-founder of one of my favorite record labels: Jazzy Sport, for Carhartt W.I.P.’s Relevant Parties series.      … Continue reading

Recommended Gem: James Blake Presents Before – DJ Set for Boiler Room in Los Angeles (Video)

  Introducing a new series on this here website called RECOMMENDED GEMS!   In addition to music, I’m now going to be unearthing DJ sets, podcasts, books, TV shows, movies, and more that… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Chet Faker – “Low” (Official Video)

  He’s back.         Chet Faker – “Low” (Official Video)         “Low” is out now. Add it to your playlists here and check out my reaction to first hearing Chet Faker… 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

Diggin’ This: Paul Epworth ft Jay Electronica, Lil Silva, Dave Bayley from Glass Animals – “Love Galaxy” (Official Video)

  “Cake so sweet it don’t need no icing…”       Sounding like the best song Gorillaz never wrote, “Love Galaxy” wears its star power on its sleeve.      Paul Epworth,… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Leifur James – “Wise Old Man” (Night Time Stories)

  Wise words.       One of my favorite remixes last year was “Mumma Don’t Tell” by London’s Leifur James as reworked by DanDigs.com fave FaltyDL. (View the full list of 2019’s… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Natalie Slade ft Hiatus Kaiyote’s Simon Mavin – “Humidity” (Live At The Grove) (Eglo Records) (Official Video)

  Laid back, literally.       Completely here for “Humidity,” the dreamlike and aqueous new single from Sydney soul chanteuse and recent Eglo signee Natalie Slade. It’s set to appear on her… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Aoife Nessa Frances – “Blow Up” (Ba Da Bing Records) (Official Video)

  A psychedelic acoustic folk gem.        “Blow Up” is the new single from Dublin, Ireland’s Aoife Nessa Frances. I am completely here for those strings, that guitar strummery, that hand… 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

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

Diggin’ This: Benny Gebert – “Night Life” (Arts & Crafts Records)

  This cricket chirp-fueled piano hypnosis on repeat.       Recorded in a farmhouse in the woods of upstate New York in the midst of a heatwave with all of the windows… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Mono/Poly ft Kimbra – “Easy Living” (Co-Produced by Thundercat) (Naymlis Records)

  Summertime, and the livin’ is easy.       Having previously wowed the galaxy with the stainless steel bass of “When I’m Comin’ For Ya,” Bakersfield, California’s Charles E. Dickerson, otherwise known… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Kazu – “Salty” (Adult Baby Records) (Official Video)

  A salient point well made.       With an intro that reminds me of the outlandish guitar whine that underscores all of Noisey’s British Masters videos (see here to hear what… 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: Teddy Obot – “Amnesia” (The Function Records) (Live Video)

  May the falsetto be with you.       Huge fan of this one-take low-lit late-in-the-evening live video of “Amnesia,” the latest single from rising LA-via-Nigeria future soul artist Teddy Obot.  … Continue reading

Music by Dan Digs: SUNRAYYS – “Alright Alright” & New “Beachgaze Inspirations” Spotify Playlist

  It’s all gonna be alright.       “Alright Alright” is inspired by visions of beaches and palm trees and LA while listening to the Beta Band, UNKLE, Beck, the Charlatans, Toro… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: James Alexander Bright – “Mallorca” (!K7 Records) (Official Video)

  Bright is right.       UK musician James Alexander Bright was formerly known as Hairy Hands. His album Magic, released via the esteemed New Los Angeles label, was number 18 in… 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: Jungle – “House in LA” (XL Recordings)

  A marked change from Jungle‘s earlier work, “House in LA” sees the London outfit step back the tempo and offer up a sun-bleached and and soulful R&B vista complete with sweeping synths,… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Octavian – “Hands” (Drilla Records) (Official Video)

  On “Hands,” France-via-London’s Octavian blends the restless experimentation of Kanye West, the emotional Auto-Tuned hymnary of Bon Iver, and the fearless production of James Blake, resulting in instantly becoming one of my… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Fieh – “Glu” (Vibbefanger Records) (Official Video)

  Stuck on “Glu.”       22-year-old Norwegian musician Sofie Tollefsbøl and her 9-piece band make music as Fieh. Their latest track is irresistible from the start, with ascending horn lines, jazz… Continue reading

Music by Dan Digs: SUNRAYYS – “Tea Leaf Dancers” (Flying Lotus Cover)

  My time’s made up, I gotta go.         One of my all-time favorite songs gets a nocturnal djembe beachgaze rework.     SUNRAYYS – “Tea Leaf Dancers” (Flying Lotus… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Mike Edge – “Been So Long” (Long Weekend Records) (Official Video)

  Vintage instrumentation blends with sun-stunned vocals on “Been So Long” by Los Angeles musician Mike Edge, the result of which is a grapefruit-cherry cocktail that’s part Mac DeMarco, part Ned Doheny, and all… 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: Awir Leon – “Sitting So High” (Official Video)

  Metronome clips and 808 claps, jazz cymbal rattles and monolithic synths.       “Sitting So High” is the magnificent new single from Amsterdam producer Awir Leon.   Track of the day.  … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Oddisee – “Brea” (Official Video)

  A tribute to the unseen soul.       “Brea” is a laidback and breezy jazz beat instrumental that swells with a surge of monumental horns and cymbal crashes on the chorus.   Track of… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Miles Bonny – “I Bring You Love” (Official Video)

  After meeting at a show in Melbourne (which has clearly proven to be rich and fertile soil for amazing new music), singer, producer, and DJ Miles Bonny teamed up with Osunlade to create the ethereal and… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: MeLo-X – “The Cure” (Official Video)

  East Flatbush, Brooklyn producer MeLo-X has a prodigious musical output; scroll through his never-ending Soundcloud page to see the extent of his work.       On his latest song, “The Cure,” a line… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Nicolas Godin (from Air) – “Bach Off” (Live at Orly Ouest Airport in Paris, France) (Video)

  Filmed live at Orly Ouest, Terminal 3, last month.       If only every airport did this.   Track of the day.   Nicolas Godin – “Bach Off” (Live at Orly Ouest… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: LV – “Dar Souiri” (Official Video)

  Hold tight the foreboding piano keys and what sounds like a harpsichord!     Huge love for this latest song and video from South London’s Simon Williams and Will Horrocks, together known as LV.  … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Jack Garratt – “Breathe Life” (Official Video)

  Garratt once again comes up with the goods!       “Breathe Life” features more of the quality poetic lyricism we’ve come to expect from Jack, waves of synth chord pulses. an amiable shaker-stomp… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Stuart McCallum (Ex-Cinematic Orchestra) ft JP Cooper – “City” (Official Video)

  Former Cinematic Orchestra member, guitarist, and composer Stuart McCallum pens a jazz-laden, soul-infused, electronic music-tinged ode to his home of Manchester, UK.       Cannot get enough of those delayed drums,… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: The Japanese House – “Clean” (Official Video)

  19-year-old UK singer and producer Amber Bain is The Japanese House.       Her brand new song “Clean” is soupy, emotive, and brilliant, like an amber bath.   Track of the day.… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Naytronix – “Mister Divine” (Official Video)

  This slice of sun-bleached, low-slung indie-soul from Tune-Yards bassist Nate Brenner aka Naytronix is making this cloudy August Friday morning in Los Angeles all kinds of great.       Hear “Mister… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: The`ve – “Visions” (Official Video)

  Chicago’s The`ve is music producer, songwriter, and engineer “Dug” and singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist “Sam Trump.”       T`ogether they m`ake f`uturist s`oul and R`&B of the h`ighest, h`aziest order, and “V`isions” is… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Jack Grace – “Hills” (Official Video)

  That glorious, stumbling beat.   Those mahogany piano pillars.     Love this new one from Sydney, Australia’s Jack Grace.   Track of the day.   Jack Grace – “Hills” (Official Video)… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Mocky – “Living in the Snow” (Official Lyric Video)

  Since moving to LA, it appears that Canadian songwriter and producer Mocky has missed the ice and cooler temperatures of his homeland, as the title of his brand new song “Living in… Continue reading