Tag Archive: YouTube

Diggin’ This: Meernaa – “Backroads” (Native Cat Recordings)

  That piano flourish right at the start.       And, yes, thank you, great question. I’m told it’s “mee-er-nuh.”     I’ve had this North Oakland four-piece on my radar ever… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Chinatown Slalom – “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” (September Recordings) (Official Video)

  “Can I phone a friend to tell them how good this is, Chris?”       Huge fan of this Liverpudlian leftfield pop quartet that take their off-kilter melodic sensibilities and cut-and-paste… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Róisín Murphy – “Incapable” (Mickey Murphy’s Daughter/Loaded Records/BMG)

  Summertime is disco time.       Having enjoyed the musical output of Irish singer and musician Róisín Murphy ever since her Moloko days (I even dropped “Fun For Me” while spinning… 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: Gong Gong Gong – “Down Quantity Road 數量的王國” (Wharf Cat Records) (Official Video)

  工工工       Tom Ng and Joshua Frank are the Beijing duo 工工工 (pronounced Gong Gong Gong). The pair play simple, straightforward music that utterly captivates, despite only being armed with… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Bananagun – “Do Yeah” (Anti Fade Records) (Official Video)

  Do you, always.       Way, way, waay into this debut single from Melbourne’s Bananagun. “Do Yeah” has the band, which counts among its line-up members of Frowning Clouds and Parnsip,… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Laser Background (Andy Molholt from Speedy Ortiz) – “Wasting Away” (Official Video)

  Cannot stop pirouetting to this technicolor, tropical indie bop from Philly musician and Speedy Ortiz guitarist Andy Molholt, otherwise known as Laser Background.       Shades of Pond psychedelia meet 60s… 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: 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

Diggin’ This: Ezra Collective ft Jorja Smith – “Reason in Disguise”

  Exquisite jazz happens when Ezra meets Jorja.       From the very first bars of Femi Koleoso’s rimshot break to Jorja Smith‘s intro hums to Joe Armon-Jones’ keyboard tapestries to TJ… 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

Diggin’ This: Slow Pulp – “At Home”

  Feeling this overcast indie jangle-pop from Wisconsin’s Slow Pulp.       Reposed and reflective, “At Home” is the creation of Madison musicians Hen, Al, Ted, and Em. The song features pleasantly… 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: 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: Sonnymoon – “Ideas” (Sonnymoon Music)

  “Let ideas run…      run…               ruuuuun…..”       Dane Orr, J Hoard, and Anna Wise are the Brooklyn-based trio Sonnymoon, whose latest song “Ideas”… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Kuzich ft Mei Saraswati – “Innervisions” (Ta-ku’s 823 Records) (Official Video)

  Perth musician, drummer for Ta-ku, and Aristophanes collaborator Sam Kuzich has released the first single from his latest EP, Dawn Chorus, via Ta-ku’s newly minted 823 Records.       Featuring the… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Miink – “Who Are You?” (Official Video)

  Whooo are youuu?       Equal parts JMSN and Jai Paul, I’m utterly entranced by this debut single from 23-year-old London musician Miink, with its ethereal chimes, snare snaps, bass murmurs,… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Fatima – “Somebody Else” (Produced by JD. Reid) (Official Video)

  Completely in love with this beat.       London-via-Stockholm singer Fatima returns to Eglo Records with “Somebody Else,” a collaboration with London producer JD. Reid that features razor-sharp drums, fractured digital… 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

Diggin’ This: Ta-ku & Wafia – “Meet in the Middle”

  New Ta-ku!       The Perth, Australia producer returns with his American Girl cover collaborator Wafia.   “Meet in the Middle” is a hazy and soulful R&B jam complete with lush piano… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Trace – “Honey”

  Give me something I can keep.       Brooding, moody, and perfectly paced, this latest single from LA singer Trace showcases a melancholy yet dulcet vocal that pours slow, like honey itself.… 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

Diggin’ This: Shelter Point – “Glass Into Gold” (4hero Remix)

  Dollis Hill, North West London’s finest meets Nottingham duo Shelter Point on this brand new 4hero remix!     Love those wistful vocals, those sweeping strings, and those signature 4hero d’n’b drums.  … Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Demo Taped – “Not Enough” (Official Video)

  With “Not Enough,” 17-year-old Atlanta producer Adam Alexander bka Demo Taped has created a genius vapor&B half-speed future funk jam.       Love that brass key stab plugin that keeps “Not Enough” bouncing… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Say Yes Dog – “Stronger” (Offical Video)

  Hot Chip meets Chet Faker.     Say Yes Dog was started in 2011 by two Germans and one Luxembourger.     The Berlin-based trio’s brand new single “Stronger” has it all; playful bass squelches,… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: JMSN – “Addicted” (Official Video)

  Detroit-born, LA-based singer and producer Christian Berishaj bka JMSN (pronounced “Jameson”) has crafted this excellent soulful, strings-laden, future R&B jam, complete with some spacey voice echo snippets, some Timberlakey vocal overdubs and an addictive,… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Bass Sekolah – “Lighthouse” (Boogie Mann Remix) (Free Download) (DanDigs.com Exclusive Premiere)

  Deep in the Malaysian jungle, producer Cee and multi instrumentalist-crooner Darren Ashley make organic, vine-riped, and above all, soulful electronic music as Bass Sekolah, which translates as Bass School.       And… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Kelela – “A Message”

  Los Angeles singer Kelela was last seen on DanDigs.com with her Bok Bok collab, “Melba’s Call,” which ended up at number 8 in my Top 100 Tracks of 2014. Still such a… 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: Sticky Fingers – “Just For You” (Official Video) (Free Download)

  Like Howard Moon fronting Black Grape after listening to Jagwar Ma on repeat and taking fashion cues from Justin Hawkins from the Darkness.         Love those pools of psyche-piano that… Continue reading

Real Lies – “North Circular” (Official Video)

  “All I can say is that I know where I belong…”   So the obvious comparison here is the Streets’ “Weak Become Heroes,” minus Mike Skinner’s chirpy Brum brogue of course, and while… 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

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

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

Donnie Trumpet ft Vic Mensa – “Pasadena” (Official Video) (Free Download)

  Lazy horns and laid-back rhymes from Chicago’s Nico Segal aka Donnie Trumpet and Chicago’s Vic Mensa, both formerly of the live hip-hop band Kids These Days and both teaming up here on… Continue reading

Gil Scott-Heron – “Alien (Hold On To Your Dreams)” (Previously Unheard Recording)

  So raw.   The splintered, graveled voice of the legendary Gil Scott-Heron resurfaces as part of a new compilation of the late New York musician’s previously unheard recordings entitled Nothing New.  … Continue reading

Royce Wood Junior – “Nuff”

Really cannot get enough of this latest wave of late-night electronic soul transmissions that seem to be dominating my headphones at the minute. Ed Thomas, Erik Hassle, Perera Elsewhere… all of these mightily… Continue reading

Seven Davis Jr – “One” (Official Video)

“Wassup, wassup, wassup, wassup with you and meee?…” Houston-born, LA-based producer and singer Seven Davis Jr gets dancefloors everywhere moving with this vocal-house-funk jam gem.   Seven Davis Jr – “One” (Official Video)  … Continue reading

Fatima – “La Neta” (Produced by Flako) (Official Video)

  Sweden-via-London singer Fatima recently partnered with “soul documentarian” Flako to produce this tempo-shifting, uplifting, singalong synth beat jam.     Fatima – “La Neta” (Produced by Flako) (Official Video)        … Continue reading

The Chemical Brothers – “Life is Sweet” (Daft Punk Remix)

Inspired by this brilliant piece I read today on the life and times of the Chems‘ “Setting Sun,” a song that sounds as vital and compelling now as it did when it shot… Continue reading

Burial – “Rival Dealer” & “Hiders” & “Come Down to Us” (Rival Dealer EP)

Earlier today, at around 10am, the nocturnal and bristly beats, clicks, and hiss from the brand new Rival Dealer EP from the unidentified, mysterious, and highly-acclaimed UK producer Burial were freshly streaming from the Internet… Continue reading

Vancouver Sleep Clinic – “Vapour”

Bon Iver meets his choral doppelgänger in 17-year-old Tim Bettinson, also known as Brisbane, Australia’s Vancouver Sleep Clinic.   Vancouver Sleep Clinic – “Vapour”       Increase the peace.     Listen to more… Continue reading

Fitz Ambro$e & Ohbliv – “FAIFF” (Official Video) & “CANI” (Free Download)

Fitz Ambro$e originates from Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia, Canada and currently lives in Tokyo. Here he teams up with Richmond, Virginia’s Ohbliv to produce Zen Vapors: a 14-track musical collage of beats,… Continue reading

Paul Hill – “Need Me Some U”

My favorite track from Gilles Peterson‘s latest Brownswood Bubblers comp. This subtle jazz-soul stomper has the Mahogani sound all over it.   Paul Hill – “Need Me Some U”     Saturday sun-filled… Continue reading

Fat Freddy’s Drop – “Bones”

My favorite track from Freddy’s since “Wandering Eye.” It’s all about that chord change at 0:56.     Stream Fat Freddy’s Drop “Bones” and the rest of the album here.   Fat Freddy’s… Continue reading

Strange U – “Klaatu Barada Nikto” (Official Video Directed by Alexander Nut)

This agitated, gritty heatwave loop from Eglo’s mysterious new signing, Strange U, believed to be a moniker of UK hip-hop stalwart Kashmere the Iguana Man. Although why anyone would even think about adopting… Continue reading

The White Lamp – “Make It Good”

Nothing like a Rhodes-y stomp, scattered scat vocals, and shaking shakers coming together to literally make it good. An absolutely fantastic tune.   Who is/are the White Lamp? Rumor has it that it’s… Continue reading

Bennetrhodes – “Share in Love”

Nod your head to Japanese jazzist Kan Sano‘s latest beat project: Bennetrhodes.   Listen to more of Kan Sano’s music (including a free download of his “Everybody Loves the Sunshine” cover) here.  … Continue reading