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Guest DJ Project – Chefs Edition: Tasty Music for Thanksgiving

Posted November 25, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 405 views]

I’m yet to meet a chef who isn’t a giant music fan.
On the Guest DJ Project, we’ve hosted more than 20 of the best in the business and, without fail, they’ve all impressed me with their passion for music.
It clearly plays a huge role in what they do – whether it’s keeping them company in the kitchen while they work their magic, or setting …

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MBE welcomes Raury live in-studio this Thanksgiving week

Posted November 23, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 401 views]

Welcome to your weekly Morning Becomes Eclectic update, for news and performances over Nov. 23-27, 2015 on KCRW and
MONDAY, November 23: Raury has been on our radar since the release of his debut EP. The song “God’s Whisper” made a big impression on a handful of our DJs and solidified the teenager (yep, that’s right) as an artist-to-watch.
With his full-length debut, the Atlanta …

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Guest DJ Project: Seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones shakes to Rolling Stones

Posted November 21, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 806 views]

When I moved to Los Angeles in 2000, Lucy Jones quickly became a familiar name to me.
As I was new to “shaker” territory, I consumed everything I could about it. I also worked in a newsroom and, when anyone had a question about earthquakes, they went directly to Dr. Lucy Jones.
She studies seismic waves for a living and she quickly makes the connection with …

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Squeeze ‘n’ Peaches ‘n’ Low ‘n’ more on MBE this week

Posted November 16, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 606 views]
Low (Sub Pop)

Welcome to your weekly Morning Becomes Eclectic update, for news and performances over Nov. 16-20, 2015 on KCRW and

MONDAY, November 16, Minnesota band Low recorded their 11th studio album in the Wisconsin studio owned by Justin Vernon (aka Bon Iver). With warm, layered harmonies and a fair amount of fuzz, Ones and Sixes is one of their best efforts yet. We welcome them …

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KCRW Radio Premiere: Bibio’s delicate new song “Petals”

Posted November 11, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 967 views]
Bibio (Warp)

Any day is a good day to find blissful sounds from Bibio waiting in my mailbox. The U.K. producer released a new song called “Petals” with a promise that more new material is on the way in Spring 2016.
It’s as delicate and beautiful as it sounds like it would be and we were happy to host the radio premiere on MBE this week.

While new …

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Pro Surfer John John Florence Plays DJ For KCRW

Posted November 10, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 732 views]
DJ Anthony Valadez (r) shows John John Florence (l) how a real DJ does it.

John John Florence practically lived in the ocean while growing up on the North Shore in Hawaii, so it’s not surprising he made history as the youngest competitor to surf the Triple Crown of Surfing, at age 13.
He’s a young surfer who has made a big impression. Now, at 22, he’s focusing attention on capturing the visual experience of his surf life and international …

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Blitzen Trapper’s Heart Of Gold is on MBE this week

Posted November 9, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 781 views]
pauer 2

Welcome to your weekly Morning Becomes Eclectic update, for news and performances over Nov. 9-13, 2015 on KCRW and

THURSDAY, NOV. 12: Portland-based band Blitzen Trapper have explored folk, country, psychedelia, and more in previous releases. All Across This Land is the eighth studio album in the quintet’s 15-year career and it shows them leaning towards a sunnier rock sound.
Spoiler Alert: They promised to …

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Bradford Cox of Deerhunter: ‘Music is truly asphyxiating on its own vomit’

Posted November 6, 2015 by | 2 Comments | 1,866 views]
Photo by Robert LaFond

Bradford Cox is the famously outspoken frontman for Atlanta-based band Deerhunter (as well as his equally excellent solo side project, Atlas Sound). Some have dubbed him a musical genius and the band’s latest release Fading Frontier is generating rave reviews from critics and fans alike.
Bradford also has a lot to say about the state of culture and music today, and he takes his art …

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Deerhunter ‘Escapes,’ Courtney Barnett evolves on MBE this week

Posted November 2, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 835 views]
Courtney Barnett

Welcome to your weekly Morning Becomes Eclectic update, for news and performances over Nov. 2-7, 2015 on KCRW and
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 4: KCRW caught up with critically-acclaimed Australian singer/guitarist Courtney Barnett just hours before she opened for Blur at the Hollywood Bowl, one of the biggest shows of her career! She played us a short set of songs solo on electric guitar and talked …

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What music motivates Jillian Michaels’ workouts?

Posted October 27, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,401 views]
Jillian Michaels

Within seconds of meeting fitness guru Jillian Michaels, she yelled at me.
This will come as no surprise to followers of the famed trainer, who is best known from her work on the reality show “The Biggest Loser.” On the show, she couples her fitness expertise with tough love, which has earned  her a lot of  fans – and haters – in the process.
It’s fair …

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