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By now, you’ve probably gathered that I have an affinity for bands that bring the party to the stage. Translating the energy from their recordings to their live show and visa versa. This next band is no exception.
Meet Systema Solar, ambassadors of the vivacious lands that make up Colombia’s Caribbean coast, and heirs to a musical region so rich in folkloric music that it …
Argentinian-born, Brooklyn-based songstress Tei Shi’s songs have been described as everything from “bedroom music” and “mermaid rock” to “future pop” and “alt-R&B”.
On her debut visit to Morning Becomes Eclectic, the singer treated us to a few tunes from her Verde EP and threw in a cover of Beyonce’s “No Angel”.
She said she was drawn to it because it was a little grittier than a lot …
(Berlin is one of the biggest exporters of culture in the world and KCRW is in the German capital to explore how the sister cities connect and much more.)
When I first told people I was going to Berlin, my music friends said I had to hit Berghain. It’s possibly the most famous nightclub in the world and people travel from far and wide to …
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It’s strange to hear a reggae remix of one of the most painful love songs of all time, but somehow The Frightnrs totally make it work — and makes me want to slow dance with my head on someone’s shoulder…on a Caribbean beach…at midnight…with a full moon shining down on us.
No matter what you’ve been through in your life as far as love and …
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Andy Cabic has been playing under the name Vetiver for over a decade and the Bay Area-based musician released an excellent album called “Complete Strangers” earlier this year. He shares an artist he loves as part of our Fandom series!
“I am a fan of Arve Henriksen, the Norwegian trumpet player and composer.
His last album “The Nature Of Connections” is one I listen to …
LAMC, Pan Caliente »
It’s no little known secret that a country once suffocated under a brutal dictatorship, has now experienced a cultural rebirth and contributed dozens of bands ranging from electro-pop fusions to hip-hop hybrids to indie-folk creations back out to the world.
In this resurgence, Chile’s music scene, despite all its facets, has valued artistic integrity above all. Musicians here seem to have an affinity for the …
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Janet Jackson “JJ01 (MANIK Summer Refix)”
With an upcoming tour and an album in the works, the Summer of Janet is fast approaching.
In celebration of this fact (or maybe just coincidentally), LA-based producer MANIK has released the first of four edits of Ms. Jackson.
MANIK gives Janet Jackson’s 1986 classic, “What Have You Done For Me Lately” a DJ-friendly disco house edit, perfect for the summer …
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We hung out with Cayucas before their live performance today on Morning Becomes Eclectic and made them play “This or That”. Plus photos from their set.
Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Tuesday, June 23, De Lux have concocted the perfect mix of disco, post-punk and funk on their sophomore album, “Generation”. They have a knack for catchy, danceable tracks and we welcome them in the studio for a live set.
Wednesday, June 24, Rhythm Planet host Tom Schnabel will visit Morning Becomes Eclectic and share music …
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Jet Trash took their name from a line in a Tom Waits song though they have very little in common with him sonically. The San Francisco quartet have arrived with a gleefully relentless rush of a song that should kick off every single one of your summer road trip mixes.
With “Baby C’mon,” Jet Trash pays homage to their garage rock forebears (and contemporaries), but they imbue the track …