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Audego: Artist You Should Know

Posted July 28, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 2,849 views]
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About a year ago, I discovered a future soul duo based in Melbourne called Audego.
I was immediately seduced by Carolyn’s airy, ethereal vocals & the beat heavy, progressive production courtesy of Pasobionic.
Audego’s music is nostalgic yet contemporary.
The duo clearly has taken cues from early 90′s R&B from the likes of Aaliyah and En Vogue and infused those styles with modern sounds as you would …

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KCRW DJ Aaron Byrd’s Top 10 Albums of 2013

Posted December 12, 2013 by | 0 Comments | 1,186 views]
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Check out Aaron Byrd’s Top 10 of 2013. Find ALL the DJ’s Top 10 lists here.
1. Toro Y Moi – Anything In Return (Carpark)
2. Owiny Sigoma Band – Power Punch!!! (Brownswood Recordings)
3. José James – No Beginning No End (Blue Note)
4. Disclosure – Settle (Cherrytree / Interscope)
5. Romare – Love Songs, Pt. 1 – EP (Black Acre)
6. Rhye – Woman (Republic)
7. Laura Mvula …

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James Blake Returns to LA – at KCRW & the Music Box!

Posted September 15, 2011 by | 0 Comments | 2,431 views]
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From KCRW DJ Aaron Byrd:
James Blake is pioneering a new generation of blue-eyed soul…and like Mickey D’s, I’m loving it!
What’s even more impressive is his ability to stand alone in this contemporary landscape of auto-tune, microkorg, vocoder and other forms of electronically manipulated vocals. The 22-year-old British singer and pianist somehow still sounds fresh and innovative.
His self-titled debut, which dropped earlier this year on …

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Trackademicks Guest DJ Set + Little Dragon Remixes

Posted May 11, 2011 by | 0 Comments | 5,598 views]
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From KCRW DJ Aaron Byrd:
I had the pleasure of having my man Jason Valerio, better known as Trackademicks, stop by for a guest DJ set.
Trackademicks is a MC and producer from the Bay (Alameda, CA to be exact) who’s spent the past few years crafting standout tracks for everyone from Mistah FAB to J*Davey to Kid Sister to Phonte of Little Brother.
The stylistic diversity …

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New Music from Ntjam Rosie — “In Need”

Posted September 16, 2010 by | 1 Comment | 5,179 views]

By KCRW DJ Aaron Byrd:
A couple of years ago I was looking in our “new” section of the KCRW music library. I stumbled upon a CD that was identified as African music but I noticed that the label was based in Amsterdam. I thought, “Hmm, sounds interesting” so I pulled it out and saw the cover was pretty cool and so was the name …

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Andreya Triana: Artist You Should Know

Posted September 1, 2010 by | 0 Comments | 2,878 views]

From KCRW DJ Aaron Byrd:
Have you ever had a reoccurring dream? Well I have. It goes a little something like this, “Mom, meet Andreya, my future wife” Silly I know, but once you’ve heard this young Brighton songwriter sing, you’ll understand.
Andreya Triana has quickly developed a loyal following over the past few years after being featured on tracks by Aaron Jerome and Bonobo. She …

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The Lions: Local Band We Love (at Zanzibar Tonight!)

Posted August 11, 2010 by | 0 Comments | 2,500 views]

From KCRW DJ Aaron Byrd:
The Lions formed haphazardly during a jam session. Their initial intention was to lay down some Jamaican tunes, but they felt inspired to continue their experiment into a full-fledged reggae revival movement.
The Lions are a true super group indeed, comprised of musicians from such groups as Breakestra, Connie Price & The Keystones, Plant Life, Hepcat, among others.
Straight out of …

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Electric Wire Hustle: Artist You Should Know

Posted August 3, 2010 by | 1 Comment | 2,282 views]

From KCRW DJ Aaron Byrd:
I don’t know what’s in the water down in New Zealand, but between the soulful reggae sounds of Fat Freddy’s Drop, and my new Kiwi addiction, Electric Wire Hustle, I want some of it!
Electric Wire Hustle is what I can best describe as a psychedelic soul dub trio from Wellington. It’s rare that I’m compelled to write a blog entry …

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Review: KCRW Presents Massive Attack

Posted May 20, 2010 by | 0 Comments | 1,731 views]

From KCRW DJ Jeremy Sole:
You gotta love those gigs, the ones that are planned eight hours before they start.
This past Tuesday I got the call to deejay for Massive Attack’s VIP afterparty in the upstairs lounge of the Wiltern, to kick off their three-night run in Los Angeles. I’m a big fan of their music, have been for a decade, but even more exciting …

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KCRW DJ Aaron Byrd on Jose James

Posted March 30, 2010 by | 0 Comments | 2,954 views]

KCRW DJ Aaron Byrd:
I just call him The Man, but his momma calls him José James, so I guess you should too. He was born in Minneapolis, lived in New York for a while and now resides in London. Since his arrival on the international scene in 2008, vocalist James has consistently dazzled critics and audiences alike with his rich baritone voice and his …

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