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Sneakily Ben Watt has become one of the great Renaissance men of the new millennium.
Best known for his long-time collaboration with spouse Tracey Thorn in Everything But the Girl, Watt has also worked as a solo artist, a club and radio DJ, the head of a record label (Buzzin’ Fly, whose latest release is a new remix EP of tracks from his 2014 album, …
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1.) TV On The Radio — “Seeds”
2.) Caribou — “Our Love”
3.) The New Pornographers — “Brill Bruisers”
4.) Borns — “10,00 Emerald Pools”
5.) Belle & Sebastian — “Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance”
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M. Ward is one of those incredible yet understated artists that has accomplished so much but is never flashy about it.
He’s collaborated on some great projects, including with Zooey Deschanel on She & Him. They have a new album, “Classics”, which is streaming now as part of our Album Preview series, but I wanted to flash back to some of his solo work.
Matt appeared on …
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Kari Byron is best known as one of the hosts on “Myth Busters”, as well as the Science Channel’s “Head Rush”. This week she joins us as our Guest DJ (listen here!!) and we learned that she is an aficionado of French pop so we asked her to create a playlist for us.
“Remember Simone from PeeWee’s Big Adventure? I feel like a crazy francophile …
Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Monday, November 24, Rockers The Bronx bring back their alter-ego, Mariachi El Bronx, for a live set recorded at Sonos Studio. They stir up the ethnic flavor of LA in their catchy tunes. Hear it on Morning Becomes Eclectic at11:15am.
Wednesday, November 26, Danish electronic artist Trentemoller brings a cinematic tone to Morning Becomes Eclectic …
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For the uninitiated, The New Basement Tapes are a newly formed, one-off group of artists brought together by the legendary producer T Bone Burnett after he was personally given a box of lyrics written by Bob Dylan.
The lyrics came from a major writing session in 1967 , when Dylan invited some fellow musicians (who later became The Band) to upstate New York for some …
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South African producer Alan Abrahams produces exciting variations of Techno/Machine Funk/House under several monikers.
As Portable, Abrahams released pretty heady House Music with a distinctly European leaning on Sud, Background and Live at Robert Johnson labels and intermittently Abrahams releases work as Bodycode via Spectral Sound in the US.
These distinctions between projects though notable are negligible as it’s literally “all good” as they say.
For the first time in a couple of years, Abrahams …
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Digitalism recently made their Morning Become Eclectic debut and while the title track of their latest release “Second Chance” was clearly a highlight, longtime fans will appreciate their remix of Riton’s “I Need Your Love” as well as “Zdarlight” from their debut album, and another early favorite “Pogo”.
Host Jason Bentley mentioned how the German duo first came on the scene when a “hard …
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The rad dudes of Psychemagik collaborated with video artist Ari Russo for a one-off, live improvised performance at The Ace Hotel’s Miranda Bar in Shoreditch, called “Cosmic Code.”
Diving into their unbelievably deep stacks of records and VHS tapes and laserdiscs, Psychemagik mined thousands of sources for tracks, clips and samples to create a unique soundtrack which they played over a gnarly collection of found footage, manipulated by Russo.
The result by all accounts was a decidely …
The man behind Waters, Van Pierszalowski, told Jason Bentley he was not shying away from big choruses on their new record, slated for release in Spring.
They have an EP out now, but played a bunch of new tracks during their Morning Becomes Eclectic set this morning, including the radio debut of the ultra catchy “Up Up Up”.
Van said he aimed to make music for …