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When Two Rival Gangs Make Music: 79nrs Gang

Posted June 9, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 968 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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Artist You Should Know: HNNY

Posted June 9, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 1,050 views]

If Todd Terje is the reigning Scandinavian underground dance music king, HNNY is the prince in waiting.

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Artists You Should Know: Baio

Posted June 3, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 975 views]

Artist You Should Know: Baio

Move over Ezra.. here is a hypnotic and addictive new single from the bassist of Vampire Weekend.

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Artist You Should Know: Cannons

Posted June 2, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 2,532 views]

Artist You Should Know: Cannons

For fans of Grimes and DWNTWN. Get ready for some day time disco vibes

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Song Premiere: Novalima – “Santero”

Posted May 19, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 2,090 views]

One of the things we take great pride here in the KCRW Music Department is having introduced a lot of our listenership to captivating music from around the globe.
From Tom Schnabel’s role as one of the definers of the World Beat genre, to Raul Campos’ frequent hosting of the Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC), to various other of our DJs remixing tracks from artists …

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Tish Hyman: Artist You Should Know

Posted May 15, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 2,055 views]

Last week I was poking around and hit on this video for Tish Hyman’s “Subway Art”.
I was floored.
Even if you didn’t speak English, you could feel what “Subway Art” was about. The pain and vulnerability in her delivery bleed through every note of the song.

Her talent as a rapper and singer are undeniable, then add the fact that there’s a real message in what …

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Private Agenda: Artist You Should Know

Posted May 13, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,644 views]

It’s about this time of year when people all over the world begin clamoring to declare a Song of the Summer™.
With that in mind, I’d like officially cast my ballot for “Deja Vu,” the debut single from Berlin-based trio Private Agenda

I’ve listened to this song A LOT, and I still get a deep sense of satisfaction every time I hear the opening notes which …

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Roisin Murphy: Artist You Should Know

Posted May 11, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,975 views]

Irish artist Roisin Murphy has been getting spins on KCRW for about a year, ramping up in the last few months in advance of her new album “Hairless Toys”.
She first came to music fans’ attention as one half of the electro-pop duo Moloko, but she has become an acclaimed solo artist in her own right.
According to KCRW Music Librarian Eric J Lawrence, this new …

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Khruangbin: Artist You Should Know

Posted May 7, 2015 by | 2 Comments | 2,408 views]

A couple of days ago, in the process of looking for more info on Bill Brewster’s forthcoming 3rd Late Night Tales comp, came across an image for a bright 10″ album cover that looked like a cross between 1996′s James and the Giant Peach and The Good, The Bad & The Ugly.
Since I have the attention span of a Labrador Retriever, the inscrutable band name in a clean white …

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Jodie Abacus: Artist You Should Know

Posted April 16, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,331 views]

Hailing from the UK, Jodie Abacus provides deep, heartfelt songs stemming from real life experience.
With a radio DJ as a father and a fascination with MTV, connecting to audiences has always been his biggest priority.
Listeners can feel the intimacy of Abacus sitting in a dark room with his keyboard writing these songs, as he did in his breakout single “I’ll Be That Friend”.
This upbeat, …

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