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Friday Free for All: Kendrick Lamar & Kenny Loggins remixes + Derevolutions

Posted March 27, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 683 views]
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Kendrick Lamar Remixes
No matter what else happens in 2015, Kendrick Lamar‘s latest album, “To Pimp A Butterfly“, has cemented its place on my end-of-year top 10 list.
It’s an record so weighty and complex in its ambition and execution that it makes most other albums released this year look D-League in comparison.
That’s on one level.
On another level, it’s also just a really fun album to …

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Friday Free for All: Kendrick Lamar & Kenny Loggins remixes + Derevolutions

Posted March 27, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 683 views]
derev

Kendrick Lamar Remixes
No matter what else happens in 2015, Kendrick Lamar‘s latest album, “To Pimp A Butterfly“, has cemented its place on my end-of-year top 10 list.
It’s an record so weighty and complex in its ambition and execution that it makes most other albums released this year look D-League in comparison.
That’s on one level.
On another level, it’s also just a really fun album to …

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Adrian Sherwood’s “At The Controls” On-U Sound Retrospective

Posted March 27, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 377 views]
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UK producer Adrian Sherwood is a living legend.
His discography is bonkers and frankly doesn’t quite make sense on paper. And as good as any one of his productions are individually, no one song would necessarily give you pause.
But, like a Chuck Close painting, his discography requires you looking at it (that is, hearing it) from a distance. Trying to connect the dots up close, without hearing the work would …

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Five Songs You Should Hear Right Now: Hinds, Holly Miranda, Ivan & Alyosha, Boxed In, Matthew E White

Posted March 26, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 1,270 views]
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Hinds – “Between Cans”
Last summer, I wrote about a couple ladies from Spain with a catchy lo-fi pop sound.
They’ve since changed their name from Deers to Hinds and expanded to a quartet.
I heard great things about their SXSW appearances and recently saw a quote from Primal Scream’s Bobby Gilespie about their live show, saying “it’s like The Pastels meets Mink De Ville and has …

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SXSW Wrap Up: How I Found Myself

Posted March 25, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 653 views]
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You know those kids who graduate college without needing to get a job right away and go backpack Europe for months on end in order to “find oneself”?
Well, it happens when you’re older too.
Really, being in your 30s is all about trying to find ways to make life more like college (read: SXSW = Spring Break) so I decided to wrap up my SXSW …

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Avener: Artist You Should Know

Posted March 25, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 714 views]
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I was listening to the French producer Tristan Casara, aka The Avener recently and was struck by his track “Fade Out Lines”.
Growing up in Nice, France, Tristan was never a stranger to music.
He began playing piano at the age of five. This incredibly early start was a sure sign of innate talent and commitment to his craft.
By age 15, Casara was developing his musical …

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Jose Padilla’s Bright New Day

Posted March 24, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 411 views]
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Jose Padilla’s last (and most recent) release for International Feel was a deliciously woozy 12″ called “Solito“.
The totally Romantic diminutive of alone, “Solito” perhaps found Padilla exorcising some spirits of loneliness.
That release, however, was only the beginning of a budding new relationship with International Feel’s Mark Barrott. That relationship now in full bloom, has birthed a brand new Padilla release, “Day One” out this week.
A blissed-out sliver of beachy sunlight, …

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Photos: Toro y Moi Live on KCRW

Posted March 24, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,822 views]
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Toro y Moi first came on our radar during the reign of Chillwave, lumped in with the likes of Washed Out and Neon Indian by music critics who were quick to put him in a box without much thought.
Five years later, Chaz Bundick continues to surprise and impress, exploring a sea of genres. His sound is whatever he is interested in at the moment. …

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KCRW Most Played Albums for the Week of 3/16/2015

Posted March 24, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 660 views]
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1. My Morning Jacket — “Waterfall”
2. Of Montreal — “Aureate Gloom”
3. Leon Bridges — “Coming Home”
4. Father John Misty — “I Love You Honeybear”
5. Alabama Shakes — “Sound And Color”

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Photos: KCRW at SXSW

Posted March 23, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 727 views]
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KCRW journeyed to Austin,TX for the SXSW music conference. Photo highlights from our showcases and live broadcasts are below!

 

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Of Montreal and More on KCRW This Week

Posted March 23, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 610 views]
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Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Monday, March 23, We don’t usually associate the number 13 with good things but, in the case of the band Of Montreal, their 13th album is a musical tour de force. They expertly blend pop and psychedelia for a myriad of sounds and join us for a performance of new songs on Morning Becomes …

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