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23 Foundational Dance Songs Of Pasquale Rotella’s Empire

Posted November 30, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 136 views]
Pasquale Rotella and Metropolis' Jason Bentley

Pasquale Rotella has been at the forefront of dance music culture since the ’90s. He got his start throwing underground parties here in Los Angeles and has built an empire with his company Insomniac. That troupe puts on Electric Daisy Carnival, Nocturnal Wonderland and dozens of other festivals and events (including Dreamstate, a trance fest they are launching this weekend in L.A.).
Metropolis host Jason …

Video Premiere »

Cayucas throws on ‘Big Winter Jacket’ in new music video: PREMIERE

Posted November 30, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 321 views]

Cayucas dug deep into childhood recollections for the band’s magnificent 2015 album “Dancing at the Blue Lagoon,” the deepest well of which may be opener “Big Winter Jacket.” Teepeeing houses, baseball cards in bicycle spokes, flashlights, home movies, secrets written on notebook paper hidden within pre-adolescent depths: the specificity of language and light is reflected in this transfixing, sentimental jog.
The Secretly Canadian signees’ home …

KCRW Charts »

Martin Courtney’s “Many Moons” eclipses No. 1 on Most Played Albums

Posted November 29, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 206 views]
Martin Courtney

Martin Courtney — “Many Moons”
Fat Freddy’s Drop — “Bays”
Deerhunter — “Fading Frontier”
St Germain — “St Germain”
Hermitude — “Dark Night Sweet Light”

Spotify Playlists »

Your First 2015 Holiday Playlist: KCRW’s L.A. Zoo Lights music mix

Posted November 27, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 360 views]

If you’re in Los Angeles and are on the fence on checking out the L.A. Zoo Lights — the holiday lights display at the L.A. Zoo — then maybe this fun fact will take you over the top: KCRW’s own Eric J. Lawrence cobbled together a list of left-of-center Christmas tunes, upbeat and family-friendly future hits and animal-themed jams of the past into a …

Songs You Should Listen to Right Now, Uncategorized »

Thanksgiving Day Playlists: For cooking, dining, decompressing

Posted November 26, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 324 views]

You’re looking at that turkey right now, thinking, “What music is going to get me through this Thanksgiving Day?”
And you already know KCRW has your back with this special Thanksgiving edition of Guest DJ Project with Good Food host Evan Kleiman and chefs as the music masters, prepped by master producer Rachel Reynolds.
Tom Schnabel previously cranked out 83 songs for your T-day playlist.

Fanatics »

Henry Rollins’ arctic blast: The Lurkers, PiL, and penguin calls

Posted November 26, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 276 views]

Fanatic! This is a first. I am writing to you from a ship, moving north out of the Arctic Peninsula. It has been an amazing week of sights and information. There is a lot to know about this part of the world from the different kinds of ice, the formation of glaciers, the explorers and those who came to hunt down the wildlife here. …

Artists You Should Know »

5 Standout Artists from the M For Montreal music festival

Posted November 25, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 416 views]
Charlotte Cardin (Photo by Bruno Destombes)

Montreal is a mecca for arts and culture, European-style architecture, fantastic food like delicious bagels, plenty of street art, and friendly, helpful people. And its people are very dedicated to the arts.
I spent most of last week at the M For Montreal festival, where the music world converged to experience this beautiful city and their artists. Below are some highlights.

Montreal based trio Nancy Pants …

Guest Dj Project »

Guest DJ Project – Chefs Edition: Tasty Music for Thanksgiving

Posted November 25, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 583 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 …

Revisited »

Watch: Adele’s KCRW visits, from ‘Chasing’ to ‘Rolling’

Posted November 24, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 1,057 views]
Adele at KCRW in 2011

Adele’s new album 25 practically broke the internet and literally broke records this week and last, which reminded us of her humble beginnings and her numerous visits to KCRW. Travel back in time with us…

March 21, 2008: The First Time

KCRW championed Adele from the very beginning, when 19 was released in January 2008. By March, she was performing in our legendary studios the …

Morning Becomes Eclectic, Uncategorized »

MBE welcomes Raury live in-studio this Thanksgiving week

Posted November 23, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 500 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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