Articles from 2013
Quadron have come a long way since recording their debut in a basement studio in Copenhagen.
Both producer Robin Hannibal and singer Coco O now call Los Angeles home and they’ve spent the last few years prepping songs for their sophomore release, some of which we got to hear in a live show as part of KCRW’s Apogee Studio series last night.
They had one guiding …
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Brooklyn-based synth pop duo Holy Ghost! are hitting the West Coast next week. Sadly their LA show is already sold out, but they’ve released a video for their track “Dumb Disco Ideas“, which is getting some serious love on KCRW’s airwaves.
The video, directed by Ben Fries, features a plethora of colorful, synchronized lights and a backdrop of the New York City skyline from dusk …
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For a number of years, DJ/Producer Vincente Sanfuentes has been forging the sound of the new Latin alternative dance movement as a member of the Comeme label and producer for Matias Aguayo, Los Amigos Invisibles, Senor Coconut, Rebolledo and more. Additionally, he’s released work on the BoysNoize label under the Surtek Collective moniker.
Continually pushing forward, the prolific and supremely gracious Sanfuentes has now launched …
Featured, Morning Becomes Eclectic »
We’ve been fans of pretty much everything Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr has released – from their debut full length to a few EPs – so they returned the favor by premiering a handful of new songs from their forthcoming album during their live session for Morning Becomes Eclectic.
The duo from Detroit (Josh Epstein and Daniel Zott) also brought a full band along and won …
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Saturday Night Live is finishing up its 38th season this weekend so we invited cast member Jason Sudeikis to share song songs that have shaped him as part of KCRW’s Guest DJ Project.
From favorites he inherited from his parents to the West Coast gangsta rap that informed him of a lifestyle far from his own in suburban Kansas, music seems to have been as …
Top 50 Playlists »
KCRW’s Top 50 Most Played Songs for the Week of 05/13/2013
1 FITZ & THE TANTRUMS == More Than Just A Dream >> [Elektra]
2 PHOENIX == Bankrupt >> [Glassnote]
3 BONOBO == North Borders >> [Ninja Tune]
4 CLASSIXX == Hanging Gardens >> [Innovative Leisure]
5 TOKIMONSTA == Half Shadows >> [Ultra]
6 MAJOR LAZER == Free The Universe >> [Secretly Canadian]
7 BIBIO == Silver Wilkinson >> [Warp Music]
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Last year, new DFA artist Larry Gus (Panagiotis Melidis) released and gave away his first full length album “Silent Congas“ as a free download.
A trippy, sample-based beat record, it was a response and love letter to the MPC God J Dilla and artists like Koushik and Caribou. A solid DFA debut, it actually sits quite well in the mix with all those artists.
Recently, DFA’s just …
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RAC can’t go wrong.
I’m yet to meet a RAC remix I don’t like and our latest favorite is his take on Bastille’s track “Laura Palmer”.
The British band Bastille released their debut album last month and it debuted at #1 in the UK.
As soon as Jason starting spinning the remix, he heard from the band, which says a lot about KCRW’s global reach. It’s a …
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What I think is interesting about The Decemberists choice to cover R.E.M.s “Cuyahoga” is the fact that they STARTED their live session with it!
You will never convince me that the Michael Stipe-penned environmentalist folk-ballad about the Cuyahoga river in Northern Ohio is of “Stairway To Heaven” quality, but for a group to go live on air and cover one of indie rock’s sacred acts …
Several releases into a fine discography, local husband and wife duo Rainbow Arabia have crafted a consistent sound that is equal parts 80s synthpop and “World” music. Like Bjork’s excursions into polyethnicity, the duo’s sound fetishistically fused North African desert rhythms and Middle Eastern percussion with the neon glow of early MTV.
On their follow-up to 2011′s Boys and Diamonds, they’ve turned up the glow. …