Prolific multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter Diggs Duke returns with a double sided single to kick off 2016. Rooted in jazz, his arrangements are remarkably unique, eschewing traditional song structure for a looser groove-based aesthetic, punctuated with short bursts of his effortless Dwele-esque vocals. “I like to keep things concise as far as lyrics are concerned. So people can take it in… there’s no filler, so you get the point as soon as you hear it y’know?”
Side A to the single, “He Wants To Live Like You” is a testament to Diggs’ masterful musical arrangement and songwriting. With beautifully worded anecdotal lessons of life, and the steadily soft keys and bass, Diggs Duke delivers a track rich with his inimitable soulful style.
In Gilles Peterson’s words; “Diggs Duke’s takes an avant-garde beatmaker’s approach to making soul music…It’s straight-to-the-point, drunken soul with a twist.”
Stream “He Wants To Live Like You” and grab the seven-inch vinyl here.