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Local Artist We Love: Anderson .Paak

Posted November 4, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 568 views]

Back in L.A. from New Orleans and straight to the basement for this week’s session with new gems from Vivians (via Stones Throw), Monte Booker, Anderson .Paak’s cover of Yeah Yeah Yeahs (listen below!), Roots Manuva, Jamie Woon and much more.
Kicking things off with album of the week courtesy of Dexter Story’s Wondem! Hope you dig!
Listen to more KCRW playlists from Anthony Valadez here. …

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Song You Should Know: Eska’s ‘This Is How A Garden Grows’

Posted October 31, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 418 views]

Check out the new footwork action via Al Fonts, Tek.Lun, Iman Omari flipping Big Pun, Tom Misch teams up with Illa J and Bosq drops some cumbia flavor on his forthcoming album via Ubiquity. Also, listen to the new song from Eska, “This Is How A Garden Grows,” plus Jimmy Edgar, Kelela, Disclosure and more.
Listen to more KCRW playlists from Anthony Valadez here. Anthony …

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The Unique Sounds of Hiatus Kaiyote Hits Apogee Studios

Posted October 1, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 906 views]

Hiatus Kaiyote came blaring into last night’s Apogee Studios with fierce energy and artistry packed with a musical punch.

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Disclosure Spends an Intimate Night with KCRW

Posted September 29, 2015 by | 6 Comments | 1,476 views]

KCRW teams up with NeuHouse for an extra special performance by Disclosure

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Dexter Story — Artist You Should Know

Posted September 22, 2015 by | 2 Comments | 1,620 views]
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Dexter Story is a unique figure in music today — He has played in different musical circles, booked for the legendary Temple Bar, worked as a product manager for Def Jam, and has now finally decided to work on his own songs and hit the record button.

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Miguel Displays His Wild Heart at Apogee

Posted September 18, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,337 views]

Check out photos from Miguel’s dynamic performance from Apogee Studios last night.

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Kamasi Washington Live on KCRW: Re Run Home (Exclusive Version)

Posted July 8, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 3,844 views]
By Larry Hirshowitz

(Behind the scenes: Kamasi Washington and an 8-piece band graced our studios for an incredible live session you can hear here.)
Kamasi Washington and the crew came through to KCRW in full high energy mode despite being an early morning sound check.
One by one each of the members checked their levels in the studio then ventured back outside. The conversations for the most part consisted …

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When Two Rival Gangs Make Music: 79nrs Gang

Posted June 9, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,400 views]

I got hip to 79rs Gang via my friend Lefto who lives in Belgium.
He was crashing on my couch when he played something that instantly caught my ear and I wanted more! “Drama” was a song I would incorporate into my live DJ sets and eventually on KCRW.
79rs Gang are out of the 7th and 9th Ward of New Orleans and are composed of two different …

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A Tribute to De La Soul

Posted June 9, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 1,645 views]
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Del La Soul remixed by KCRW DJ Anthony Valadez

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Ibeyi: Artist You Should Know (SXSW Preview)

Posted March 17, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,553 views]

Ibeyi are Cuban-born sisters based out of Paris, France who expertly blend some of the most amazing world sounds with minimal instrumentation.
A simple percussion instrument known as the cajòn and piano layered with beautiful vocals makes for a unique sound that incorporates both English and Yoruba, which is the native language of Nigeria.
They share the music in their blood which came from their father, …

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