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Friday Free For All: MEGA POST!

Posted January 30, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 547 views]

It’s been a while since I’ve done a Friday Free For All post, so I thought I’d clear the decks and blow it out with a giant MEGAPOST!
Here’s (almost) everything you need to be caught up:
Hanni El Khatib x Freddie Gibbs – “Satin Black”
Hanni El Khatib and Freddie Gibbs teamed up for an killer new single that’s been getting a lot of love on …

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Cosmic Shock: The passing of Edgar Froese & Demis Roussos

Posted January 27, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 685 views]

Although both legendary artists deserve their individual respective eulogies via post, there is a timely and sadly poetic charge their passing, so I felt it compelled to remember their respective legacies in tandem.
I mean no disrespect by it, it’s just so sad and weird to lose both Tangerine Dream‘s Edgar Froese and Greek superstar Demis Roussos (also of Aphrodite’s Child) within days of each other.
In revisiting …

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Marcus Marr: Artist You Should Know

Posted January 23, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 790 views]

In 2013, London producer Marcus Marr released a phenomenal jammer called, “The Music”.
That single was a juggernaut and made Spin Magazine’s year end list of “The 40 Best Dance Tracks of 2013”, sitting comfortably at #3 just behind Daft Punk and Todd Terje.
No small feat, especially for a debut single from a new artist.
Now, in advance of a full length debut album later this year on DFA, Marr has released a rad new …

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KCRW Brings Music to Sundance – Free and Open to the Public!

Posted January 21, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 695 views]
KCRW at Sundance

KCRW is thrilled to be bringing some of our favorite artists to the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UT for free, outdoor programming right on Main St in the center of the action.
We’ll be at the Acura Studio on Main Street from 3-5pm on January 24-26.
Check out the schedule and read more about the bands below.
Saturday, January 24

3-4pm             …

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Photos: Belle and Sebastian Live on KCRW

Posted January 21, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,865 views]
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I’ve lived in Los Angeles for 15 years and one of my most vivid – and favorite – musical memories is Belle and Sebastian’s sold out 2006 show at the Hollywood Bowl. It stands out so much, that I can never talk about the band without mentioning it.
Why, you might ask?
It was some of the most unadulterated musical joy I’ve ever experienced — along …

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Gaussian Curve: Collaboration You Should Know

Posted January 20, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 828 views]

Although the year end list season is over, it bears repeating that Young Marco, Gigi Masin & Jonny Nash all released remarkable albums in 2014.
And, somehow, in the midst of touring, DJing and promoting, these 3 dudes carved out time to ALSO work on a dreamy collaborative album called “Clouds“.
If you’ve listened to any or all of their albums, you know they’ve all got pretty distinct individual, but totally complementary, styles.
That …

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The Return of Django Django

Posted January 15, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,119 views]

UK band Django Django’s 2012 self-titled debut was one of my personal favorite albums of that year.
Unlike a lot of their wavy peers, The Djangos take the high road with their sun-kissed psychedelia, exploring lightness instead of being mired in the din of a heavy fuzz.
Where some might be sitting on the ground sorting it out, Djangos is the sound of taking off running through a field …

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Shelf Life: Clap! Clap! , Sloan, Jaga Jazzist

Posted January 14, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,031 views]

Happy 2015! Here in the KCRW Music Library we are excited about all of the new records that just beginning to trickle into our hands this year. But the holiday break gave me a chance to catch up with some records from the end of last year.
Clap! Clap! – Tayi Bebba (Black Acre)
Italian producer Cristiano Crisci aka Digi G’Alessio offered up his debut album …

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Temples, Restructured Beyond (the Wizard’s Sleeve)

Posted January 8, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,588 views]

Erol Alkan and Richard Norris’ Beyond the Wizard’s Sleeve project presaged the modern psych-rock explosion with their EPs of fuzzy, warm edits of glammy psych-outs.
Their time warp excursions felt (and still feel) like loopy trips to a Carnaby Street club that never switched formats just got weirder and weirder over time.
Temples , out of Kettering, UK, are cut from this cloth.
Their debut album “Sun Structures“ came out …

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Baba Stiltz: Artist You Should Know

Posted January 6, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,334 views]

Given my life experience there are like 3 or 4 notions I’ve come to accept as undeniable axioms.
For example, Pizza is the Dog of foods, the snooze button doesn’t work if you only hit it once and, most importantly in relation to this post, Swedes have pop melodies in their DNA.
20 year old Baba Stiltz has been releasing music since 2009, as dreamy-folkypop Bethlehem Beard Corporation and as producer for …

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