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Joel Hood: Artist You Should Know

Posted August 30, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 192 views]
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Hailing from North Yorkshire, producer Joel Hood creates blissfully melancholic electronic pop that is both as big as a sunset and personal as a whisper. His work sounds like the work of a person who listened to nothing but Air France for months, because he did. The CD got stuck in his car player and what was probably initially really frustrating became an immersive experience …

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FYF Fest 2014 Preview

Posted August 22, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 1,475 views]
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The time has come, once again, per annual tradition, for KCRW DJ Marion Hodges and I like to share our personal FYF Festival picks.
This year is not a particularly easy one to cover as it’s possibly the best line-up the Fest has had to date (and arguably the best line-up of any festival in Southern California this year).
Like wow.
There isn’t a single kink in the line-up, so you …

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Richard Norris Comes Out From the Shadows to Get Freaky

Posted August 20, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 646 views]
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Leftfield UK dance stalwart Richard Norris has been in the game since the early days of Acid House, but unlike his peers Andrew Weatherall and Erol Alkan, Norris has maintained (and seemingly purposefully fostered) an air of relative anonymity.
The driving force behind The Grid, The Time & Space Machine and as half of Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve (his collaborative project with Alkan) Norris has …

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Los Porcos: Artist You Should Know

Posted August 15, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 749 views]
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Always a fragile and tenuous experiment, bands are an intimate relationship with all the ups and downs of a romantic relationship but multiplied exponentially and generally without the tension relieving outlet catalyst of sex to help weather the rough patches.
Consequently, when a band breaks up, there’s rarely any one thing that can members of the band can point (or are willing to share) as …

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Jeremy Sole + Atropolis Remix Dom La Nena – “Batuque”

Posted August 8, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 1,764 views]
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Brazilian-born, Paris-based musician Dom La Nena made her U.S. radio debut on KCRW and we were all big fans of her album “Ela”.
When asked to remix a song, KCRW DJ Jeremy Sole said he would only do it if he could use “Batuque”. It’s totally unlike any of her other songs, favoring a Brazilian groove with ritualistic drums and chanting over her normal singer-songwriter …

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Jason Bentley on Jon Hassell

Posted July 18, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,487 views]
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When I was in college, exploring new genres of music with a voracious mind, albums by Peter Gabriel, Talking Heads, and Brian Eno led me to this Trumpeter and Composer named Jon Hassell.
Hassell’s compositions were sprawling atmospheres, sampling his trumpet through effects and synthesizers (long before sampling techniques were commonplace), and incorporating world music influences to create a hybrid sound he called Fourth World …

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Songs About LA: The Ultimate Playlist

Posted July 10, 2014 by | 17 Comments | 2,584 views]
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Editor’s Note: Over the long holiday weekend, DJ Anne Litt reflected on her favorite LA songs

Stream a Spotify playlist below as well as thoughts from Anne!
I love holiday weekends in Los Angeles. It’s the closest we ever get to tumbleweeds blowing down any LA thoroughfare. Over the July 4 weekend, I found myself taking different ways to and from KCRW – staying off the …

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KCRW Exclusive: Stream Tijuana Panthers’ “NOBO”

Posted May 27, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 2,307 views]
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Last week, KCRW DJ Garth Trinidad played a brand new track by the Long Beach, CA surf-rock trio Tijuana Panthers called “NOBO.”
On its surface, it’s a perfect lazy summer day stroll through vintage Southern California pop but beneath the low-fi buzz lay something a bit darker and distorted. Sort of a perfect euphemism for the city of Long Beach in general. With driving bass-line …

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KCRW Exclusive: Eric Prydz Guest DJ Set On Metropolis

Posted May 26, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 1,306 views]
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Swedish born, U.K. raised and L.A. based; Eric Prydz is a DJ & Producer on the verge of a big year.

With a handful of new releases including a full-length Eric Prydz album, the 10 year anniversary of his own record label “Pryda” and a brand new single the hard-working DJ is finding little time to enjoy the summer weather in his new home of …

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Lineup Announced for the Twilight Concert Series at the Santa Monica Pier

Posted May 22, 2014 by | 4 Comments | 9,237 views]
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Free concerts at the Santa Monica Pier are back for the 30th year and KCRW is proud to be a media partner, with our DJs serving as hosts for these magical music evenings.
The lineup is incredible so pack up your blanket, dig your toes in the sand and get ready.
The shows start on July 10 and take place every Thursday until September 11, with …

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