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Photos: Chromeo Live on KCRW

Posted April 23, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 398 views]
by Jon Gordon McKenzie

Chromeo is the ultimate party band.
The Canadian duo — Dave 1 and P-Thugg — have been playing their brand of 80′s influenced electro-funk for more than 10 years (before the genre was in style, they’re quick to say, back when punk dance bands like Rapture and Bloc Party ruled) and they’ve never done it better.
On their new album “White Girls“, they’ve perfected the pop …

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Dan Croll Covers Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s “Hello My Baby”

Posted April 9, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 1,063 views]
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This week’s installment of We’ve Got It Covered is a tiny bit of a stretch since it’s more of a re-working or re-imagining of a song than a straight cover.
Still though, on his debut visit to Morning Becomes Eclectic, the U.K. artist recounted the story of how he came to find “Hello My Baby” and actually work with the legendary African a capella group …

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Wild Beasts Live on KCRW — Wanderlust

Posted March 27, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 950 views]
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UK band Wild Beasts made quite an impression during their live set on KCRW earlier this month.
The Mercury Prize nominees were very artful in their performance. Slightly serious, very powerful. I especially loved Hayden Thorpe’s rich baritone and bass playing in the track “Wanderlust“.
 

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Fantastic Film… “Fantastic Man: A Film about William Onyeabor”

Posted February 27, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 681 views]
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**Editor’s Note:  Tonight at the Hyperion Tavern in Silverlake, the good folks from dublab are presenting a FREE screening of Fantastic Man at 9:00PM! With DJ sets by Dave Muller, Frosty & Slayron.
“A riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma…”, so Churchill described the Russian national interest.
And so might many modern artists describe confounding Nigerian synth-psych-Afro-disco dude William Onyeabor.
For years, DJs, collectors, producers have tried to unravel …

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Shocking Pinks’ Triple Threat Guilty Valentine

Posted February 13, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 904 views]
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Back in 2007 when I was asked to put together my first Top 10 albums of the year list as a KCRW DJ one of my favorite records that year (and even now) was Shocking Pinks‘ self-titled album for DFA Records.
A perfect, heartfelt indie-punk, lo-fi, new-wavey goth-disco album from New Zealand’s Nick Harte, it was just left-field, raw and sincere enough to be on …

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The Role of Radio DJs: Raul Campos on Music Discovery

Posted February 1, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 828 views]
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KCRW DJ Raul Campos joined a panel with DJ Reflex (Power 106) and Jackie Kajzer (Full Metal Jackie) to talk about the Role of Radio DJs these days.
I wanted to share a quick 5-min vid specifically about WHEN you should send your music to our DJs.
We get a lot of submissions here at KCRW and Raul gives some wise advice to artists about the …

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KCRW Sundance Showcase: Wild Cub, Sondre Lerche, Dan Deacon

Posted January 21, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 1,358 views]
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KCRW wrapped up three nights of music showcases at Sundance Film Festival with a party that temporarily shut down Main Street in Park City.
The evening began with the infectious electro pop of Wild Cub. Most of the band had just arrived from Nashville and were getting hustled onto a plane right after the show to go make their network television debut on Late Night …

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Nick Cave and Belle and Sebastian at Sundance Film Festival

Posted January 21, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 2,389 views]
by Duston Todd

Saturday night at Sundance offered a tough choice for music lovers – see Nick Cave play a solo gig at the after party for the premiere of his documentary “20,000 Days on Earth” OR see Belle and Sebastian, just a block away, playing a set of their greatest hits (as well as a cover of “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head”, their tribute to …

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Guest DJ Project – Best of 2013

Posted December 20, 2013 by | 0 Comments | 1,225 views]
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We decided to dedicate our year-end episode to the artists that topped our Guest DJ’s lists this year.
They are all asked to pick FIVE songs that have inspired them throughout their lives and — even with thousands of options — a handful of artists come up again and again.
In 2013, it was The Beatles, David Bowie, Talking Heads, The Who, Led Zeppelin and Jimi …

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Holiday Party Playlist 2013!

Posted December 5, 2013 by | 0 Comments | 2,485 views]
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I’m not gonna lie. Maybe it’s because my birthday is on Christmas, but I really don’t like “The Holidays.”

Outside of an annual monthlong bludgeoning of exponentially crass commercialism and maudlin nog-soaked nostalgia for the Norman Rockwell-esque good ol’ days (which weren’t especially good if we’re completely honest,) there’s an added social burden of “making the yuletide gay.”

If you don’t smile at strangers or want to go (or even worse yet, …

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