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Joel Hood: Artist You Should Know

Posted August 30, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 274 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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Beck Remixed by KCRW DJ Jeremy Sole – “I Won’t Be Long”

Posted August 27, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 456 views]
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KCRW DJ Jeremy Sole has a distinctive sought-after approach to his remixes.
If you’ve ever seen the man, you won’t be surprised to hear he’s got a thing for vintage.
He loves all things analog and when he was approached about remixing Beck’s “I Won’t Be Long” – based on his remix of David Bowie’s “Golden Years”—he knew exactly what he wanted to do.
He wanted to …

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Photos: Interpol at Mack Sennett Studios

Posted August 27, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 520 views]
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Interpol are back with one of their best albums yet and, even better, they seem to be having a REALLY good time playing it.
They were all smiles backstage last night after they debuted half of their new album — and some fan favorites –for a worldwide audience in a webcast presented by KCRW and NPR Music.
They ruled the Main Stage at LA’s FYF Fest …

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The Khun Narin Electric Phin Band: Artist You Should Know

Posted August 26, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 765 views]
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Local producer and studio wizard Josh Marcy is a righteous dude.
An unassuming and generally beatific kind of dude, you’d have to twist his arm to get him to tell you about being DJ Harvey’s engineer.
But that’s seemingly not his trip anyways, for a true head like Marcy, the trip is the trip.
And that literally and figuratively has resulted in the release of one of the most unique world …

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FYF Fest 2014 Preview

Posted August 22, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 1,518 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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Bahamas Covers Bobby Womack: “Please Forgive My Heart”

Posted August 21, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 635 views]
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When I first heard Bobby Womack’s “Please Forgive My Heart”, what really stood out (aside from his always soul-barring vocal delivery) was the ultra-modern production.
Damon Albarn (Blur/Gorillaz) and Richard Russell (one of the founders of XL Recordings) produced the track, which was part of his first album of original material in 18 years.
It was striking, combining deep emotional depth with the electronic stylings of …

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Queen Covered by Graffiti6: “You’re My Best Friend”

Posted August 20, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 642 views]
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There has been a Queen resurgence that I have really been enjoying.
I recently read an incredible article in Rolling Stone, surviving members of the band are touring for the first time in 30 years, and here in LA the Center Theatre Group is presenting a musical based on their music (I hear the female lead has an extraordinary voice).
I grew up hearing “We Will …

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Richard Norris Comes Out From the Shadows to Get Freaky

Posted August 20, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 681 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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Photos: John Legend Live on KCRW

Posted August 18, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 724 views]
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John Legend started his intimate set as part of KCRW’s Apogee Sessions series with a song about his prowess in the bedroom, “Tonight”, and as soon as he sang the first verse of the “best you ever had”, the crowd burst into cheers.
John has sold millions of records, won handfuls of Grammys, yet seeing him in an intimate venue in front of 200 people …

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Los Porcos: Artist You Should Know

Posted August 15, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 775 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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