With one listen to DJ Natasha Diggs' work (or one peek at her Instagram), the thought that she may have been born in the wrong decade is hard to resist. After all, Diggs makes soul, disco, and funk music; her style is reminiscent of the '60s and '70s; and she's a sucker for a good record store. But her music is exactly what we need right now: a blissful escape from the realities of being alive in 2018.
Though it can feel like a respite from the stresses that surround us, that's not to say Diggs's music lacks awareness of our current world—on the contrary, actually. It's more that she urges her listeners to focus on the good things instead of dwelling on the bad. Diggs implores us not to discount the warm feelings of love and acceptance at a time when it's so easy to get lost in fear of the future, near or far.
For Diggs, those warm feelings come when she gets onstage. "In my day-to-day, I can be kind of shy or introverted in some ways," she told us. "But when I DJ, that is my time to open up and share my passion, and share this music with people." Her music allows her to be the most authentic version of herself, while simultaneously allowing her to be her happiest, most fulfilled self. And when she's really in the mood to celebrate (as we so often should), Diggs is ever the fan of popping a bottle of Segura Viudas Cava,
Hear more about the artist and her music, above.