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Your Weekend With Travis: A Preview

Posted April 19, 2013 by | 0 Comments | 1,511 views]

Hello.

I’m Travis Holcombe and I’ve been one of the DJs at KCRW for the past year and a half. Previously, you could hear me on Tuesday nights from midnight~3AM. Since I’m sure many of you were fast asleep by the time I came on the air, our blog maven and station publicist, Rachel Reynolds, thought it would be a good idea for me to …

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Top 10 (Free) Rap Mixtapes Of 2012

Posted December 27, 2012 by | 2 Comments | 7,357 views]
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Everywhere I go people (usually those in their 30s or 40s) are always bellyaching about the current state of rap music. Granted, things have changed tremendously since the days of televised music videos and singles pressed on vinyl, but the fact of the matter is, rap is stronger than ever with more people than ever puttin’ it down on wax mp3.
The latest census data …

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KCRW DJ Travis Holcombe’s Top 50 Albums of 2012

Posted December 20, 2012 by | 2 Comments | 1,960 views]
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A few weeks ago all of the KCRW DJs were instructed to turn in our top 10 albums for 2012. In a year with so much great music, being limited to only 10 really sucks. I stand by my original top 10, but I pleaded with Rachel to let me augment it with another 20-25 picks, but even that became untenable so I finally …

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Jake Bugg: Artist You Should Know

Posted November 1, 2012 by | 22 Comments | 8,523 views]
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As a general rule, I’m not usually drawn to modern singer-songwriter folk-rock types. That’s not to say I don’t appreciate the music, it’s just that you probably won’t find me listening to the likes of Bon Iver or Mumford & Sons in my spare time.
But every now and then an artist will come around and transcend any misgivings I have about a particular sound.
Jake …

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The Shins Shill For Clapping Butter

Posted March 16, 2012 by | 3 Comments | 2,241 views]

Ever been diagnosed with a bad case of the clap? We’ve all been there before, amirite? Luckily, the Shins are here for you with a fantastic new product: Clapping Butter.
And unlike some bands who try to take advantage of their fans with ridiculous merch you’d likely never need or want, Clapping Butter actually serves a practical purpose (just be sure you DO NOT touch …

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New Mos Def…errr, Yasiin Bey produced by J Dilla!

Posted March 13, 2012 by | 0 Comments | 2,369 views]
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Yasiin Bey (the artist formerly known as Mos Def) debuted a brand new J Dilla-produced track during an appearance at Radio Nova in Paris last week and it is pure FIIIIYYYYAAA!
“Sunshine Screwface” is the upteenth posthumous beat released from Dilla whose unearthed work shows no signs of letting up and is a tribute to the sheer volume of amazing work he left behind. That …

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Travis’ Two Cents (In Five Parts) #14

Posted December 14, 2011 by | 0 Comments | 5,106 views]
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I’m DJ Travis Holcombe and you can catch me on the air on Tuesday nights at midnight~3AM (which is technically Wednesday morning). Here are my two cents:
1) Until the new Hot Chip album is ready, we’ll all have to settle for the myriad side projects the Alexis, Joe, Al & Felix send our way. Of the lot, my favorite side group thus far has …

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Travis’ Two Cents (In Five Parts) #13

Posted December 7, 2011 by | 0 Comments | 1,915 views]
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1) What has former LCD Soundsystem front man and DFA Records label head James Murphy been up to lately?
Since you ask, Murphy will be starring alongside Tim Heidecker (who will be on  KCRW’s Guest DJ Project next week) and Eric Wareheim (of Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!) in a new film screening in competition at Sundance this year called The Comedy. James …

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Travis’ Two Cents (In Five Parts) #12

Posted November 22, 2011 by | 0 Comments | 1,637 views]
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I’m DJ Travis Holcombe and you can catch me on the air on Tuesday nights at midnight~3AM (which is technically Wednesday morning). Here are my two cents:
1) When the Cults announced they were doing a hip hop mixtape with the likes of Lil B and Freddie Gibbs a few months ago, I was pretty skeptical about the whole endeavor. There isn’t much to point …

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Travis’ Two Cents (In Five Parts) #11

Posted November 14, 2011 by | 0 Comments | 2,037 views]
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I’m DJ Travis Holcombe and you can catch me on the air on Tuesday nights at midnight~3AM (which is technically Wednesday morning). Here are my two cents:
1) I’m not going to even front and act like I know all that much about Rammstein — they’re German, they wear black, they play aggressive industrial-tinged metal, and they’re slightly unsettling for all of those reasons. Then …

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