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KCRW Most Played Albums for the Week of 6/29/2015

Posted July 1, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 762 views]
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Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “Multi-Love”
Leon Bridges – “Coming Homer”
Cayucas – “Dancing At The Blue Lagoon”
Jamie XX – “In Colour”
De Lux – “Generation”

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The Late Arthur Russell’s lost recordings in new LP Corn

Posted June 25, 2015 by | 2 Comments | 658 views]
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As a longtime subcultural icon, cellist Arthur Russell was a musician of remarkable esteem and talent.
Throughout the late 70s and early 80s, Russell collaborated with everyone from Phillip Glass to the Talking Heads to Bootsy Collins. His early 80s No Wave disco experiments as Loose Joints and Dinosaur L were light years ahead of their time and created the template for New York’s dance-punk movement in the early …

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Song Premiere: The Frightnrs Cover Etta James’ “I’d Rather Go Blind”

Posted June 25, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 1,699 views]
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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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Hanging Out With Cayucas

Posted June 19, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 871 views]
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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.

KCRW Presents »

List: Best Dan Deacon Performance Hand Gestures

Posted June 12, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 2,056 views]
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We are all under Dan Deacon’s spell. Photos from his live show at the Echoplex

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Best Coast, The Drums, Dawes and More Share Their Favorite Beach Boys Song

Posted June 5, 2015 by | 3 Comments | 3,503 views]
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The first album I was obsessed with as a child was the Beach Boy’s “Endless Summer”. I flipped those albums on our record player obsessively, recruited my neighbors to be a part of my choreographed dance routine to “I Get Around” and would lie on our living room floor dreaming of being a “California Girl” (I did it!!).
With the forthcoming release of the …

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Mild High Club: Local Artist We Love

Posted February 20, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 1,888 views]
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Like lots of folks in LA, jazz musician Alex Brettin is from “somewhere else.” (Chicago, actually.)
But, one listen to Brettin’s Mild High Club and at first you’ll think he’s just from “way out there” and then you’ll conclude he is undoubtedly puro Los Angeles.
His hazy, sunshine superman sound can only come from having drunk of the waters of the LA River…if not at the very least from having scooped some into his …

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KCRW DJ Valida – “Wild Heart feat. Justine Bennett” (Stevie Nicks Cover)

Posted February 12, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 3,407 views]
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I’ve always loved “Wild Heart” but after I saw this video of Stevie Nicks singing an early version of it backstage while getting her make-up done, my love for the song just grew my leaps and bounds. It’s so pure.
It sincerely gives me chills every time I watch it.

Interestingly enough, it was this video that prompted KCRW DJ Valida to cover the track.
More from …

DJ Top Ten Lists, Uncategorized »

KCRW’s Most Played Artists of 2014

Posted December 22, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 4,411 views]
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KCRW’s Most Played Artists of 2014

1) Little Dragon
2) Spoon
3) Jungle
4) Ray LaMontagne
5) Beck

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Jason Bentley’s Top 10 Favorite MBE Performances of 2014

Posted December 19, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 6,716 views]
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We hosted 125 performances on Morning Becomes Eclectic this year and the variety of artists was pretty stunning, from the experimental electronics of Daniel Lanois to dueling guitarists Rodrigo y Gabriela, the funky jams of Chromeo, and full on rock-out sessions from Ty Segall and Sleepy Sun.
We hosted longtime favorites like Beck, Pixies, David Gray and Roseanne Cash and the live radio debuts of …

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