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KCRW’s Ariana Morgenstern Hits NYC Fashion Week

Posted February 28, 2013 by | 1 Comment | 3,467 views]

I flew to NYC for fashion week for Clover Canyon’s fall/winter 2013 collection. Los Angeles-based Rozae Nichols, the force behind the brand, asked me to provide a soundtrack for their show at Lincoln Center and I was thrilled to be able to help her out and attend.
The icy mix of music features Ultraista, Sigur Ros, Future Islands and the Bulgarian Women’s Choir and you …

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Philip Owusu: Artist You Should Know

Posted February 28, 2013 by | 3 Comments | 2,698 views]

Six years after the release of their soulful underground hit “Living With…Owusu & Hannibal,” Robin Hannibal has feverishly produced a number of releases; Boom Clap Bachelors, Quadron, & Rhye. In the meantime, in addition to contributing vocals to a number of tracks and remixes the past few years, Philip Owusu has seemingly been quietly, secretly working on his own solo material in Copenhagen.
Towards the end …

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Skye Live on KCRW – Bright Light

Posted February 28, 2013 by | 1 Comment | 2,834 views]
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I was really into Skye’s live session on MBE, one of many visits to our studio over the years. She created this incredible vibe, and then she went ahead and covered Justin Bieber and gave me a WHOLE new appreciation for him too!
The cover was a suggestion from her 15-year-old daughter and she sang “As Long As You Love Me” the way it was …

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KCRW’s Top 50 Most Played Albums for the Week of 2/25/2013

Posted February 27, 2013 by | 0 Comments | 2,011 views]

KCRW’s Top 50 Most Played Albums for the Week of 2/25/2013
1 TORO Y MOI == Anything In Return >> [Carpark]
2 BUGG, JAKE == Jake Bugg >> [Mercury Uk]
3 JAMES, JIM == Regions Of Light & Sound Of God >> [Ato]
4 INC == No World >> [4ad]
5 EL KHATIB, HANNI == Head In The Dirt – Advance >> [Innovative Leisure]
6 PHOENIX == Bankrupt – Sampler …

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Footprintz: Artist You Should Know

Posted February 27, 2013 by | 3 Comments | 3,041 views]

After a number of sumptuous 12″ singles for the Visionquest label, Footprintz (Clarian North & Adam Hunter) have readied a full length LP co-produced by Ewan Pearson. The album, “Escape Yourself” is, in their words, “an album that kids can listen and escape to.”
Composed of lush harmonies, glossy melodies and chuggy basslines, the album is a deliciously constructed invitation to the dance floor.
Although clearly …

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Matt Costa Live On KCRW — “Ophelia”

Posted February 26, 2013 by | 1 Comment | 3,641 views]

Yesterday started like this:
Me: (To the tall guy getting water) “Is there enough water in there for you? Do you need any more?”
Matt: “No- It’s all good. I think we’ll be fine”
Me: “Great. I’m Collin by the way. I’m with Morning Becomes Eclectic.”
MC: “Hi, I’m Matt. With, umm… Matt Costa.”
Later on, the irony of Matt Costa having a bit of an identity crisis with …

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New Big Black Delta

Posted February 26, 2013 by | 1 Comment | 3,164 views]

Tapping into the pitch perfect formula that made their last single, “Huggin & A Kissin” an epic, glorious cacophonous synthpop monster, LA’s Big Black Delta have returned with a brand new single in advance of a SXSW performance and their soon to be released debut album.
Layering decaying melody atop decaying melody on a bed of distorted drum programming, “Side of the Road” is like …

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Hey Love! Listen to New Quadron

Posted February 25, 2013 by | 4 Comments | 3,374 views]

As Jason Bentley says, this new Quadron track is a “toe-tapper”.
Hey Love (Available on iTunes 3/5!) by QuadronMusic
A lot has happened since we first fell in love with this band four years ago. The dynamic duo from Denmark – vocalist Coco and multi-instrumentalist/producer Robin Hannibal — have been spending a LOT of time in LA.
And Robin is now a part of another band we …

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Ultraista Live on KCRW — Bad Insect

Posted February 25, 2013 by | 1 Comment | 3,349 views]

Ultraista features the combined talents of Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich, Beck’s drummer Joey Waronker and vocalist Laura Bettinson. The trio create lush electronica and much more as you can see from our favorite track, “Bad Insect”. Check out the full session in the archives here.

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Matt Costa, Skye and More on KCRW This Week

Posted February 25, 2013 by | 3 Comments | 1,795 views]
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Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Monday, February 25, SoCal native Matt Costa abandoned our sunny shores to record his new album in Scotland. The result is his best work yet. The confessional songwriter is at the top of his game and joins us for a live session on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
Wednesday, February 27, Skye is the sublime …

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