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LAMC Preview: Gepe

Posted June 22, 2015 by | 2 Comments | 1,178 views]

It’s no little known secret that a country once suffocated under a brutal dictatorship, has now experienced a cultural rebirth and contributed dozens of bands ranging from electro-pop fusions to hip-hop hybrids to indie-folk creations back out to the world.
In this resurgence, Chile’s music scene, despite all its facets, has valued artistic integrity above all. Musicians here seem to have an affinity for the …

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Friday Free For All: Janet Jackson x MANIK + A New Caribou Edit!

Posted June 19, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,499 views]
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Janet Jackson “JJ01 (MANIK Summer Refix)”
With an upcoming tour and an album in the works, the Summer of Janet is fast approaching.
In celebration of this fact (or maybe just coincidentally), LA-based producer MANIK has released the first of four edits of Ms. Jackson.

MANIK gives Janet Jackson’s 1986 classic, “What Have You Done For Me Lately” a DJ-friendly disco house edit, perfect for the summer …

Morning Becomes Eclectic »

Hanging Out With Cayucas

Posted June 19, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 928 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.

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LA Priest’s new single “Oino”, Blends Afrobeat & MTV Pop

Posted June 19, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 701 views]

A substantial amount of time has elapsed since the enigmatic figure known as LA Priest released his single “Engine” which included a face melting rework by Erol Alkan.
Now, LA Priest (nee Sam Dust) has suddenly appeared with a brand new single “Oino“, from a forthcoming LP on Domino album, Inji.
The bubbly single is one of the most off the bat catchy singles I’ve heard …

KCRW Presents, Morning Becomes Eclectic »

De Lux, Vetiver, Joy Williams and More on MBE This Week

Posted June 19, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 643 views]

Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Tuesday, June 23, De Lux have concocted the perfect mix of disco, post-punk and funk on their sophomore album, “Generation”. They have a knack for catchy, danceable tracks and we welcome them in the studio for a live set.
Wednesday, June 24, Rhythm Planet host Tom Schnabel will visit Morning Becomes Eclectic and share music …

KCRW Exclusive, mp3 Stream »

Song Premiere: Jet Trash – “Baby C’mon” from Burger Records imprint

Posted June 18, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 1,212 views]
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Jet Trash took their name from a line in a Tom Waits song though they have very little in common with him sonically. The San Francisco quartet have arrived with a gleefully relentless rush of a song that should kick off every single one of your summer road trip mixes.
With “Baby C’mon,” Jet Trash pays homage to their garage rock forebears (and contemporaries), but they imbue the track …

Uncategorized »

KCRW Most Played Albums for the Week of 6/15/2015

Posted June 18, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 879 views]

Jamie XX – “In Colour”
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “Multi-love”
Cayucas – “Dancing at the Blue Lagoon”
Seinabo Sey – “For Madeleine”
Tei Shi – “Verde”

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Prinzhorn Dance School economize on their new LP

Posted June 17, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 717 views]

No strangers to economy, Tobin Prinz and Suzi Horn (aka Prinzhorn Dance School) have to date made a name for themselves fashioning slinky, minimalist, angular post-punk as a duo.
Although their sound hints at a range of artists from Young Marble Giants to Swell Maps to Pylon to more recent acts like The xx, Prinzhorn is it’s own very unique, haunting thing. On their newest work, Home Economics, the Brighton duo gave themselves …

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Wild & Free – “Low Pressure” (Falqo remix) – KCRW PREMIERE!

Posted June 15, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 1,338 views]

If you had to pick parts of the world that were among the most vibrant for music-making at this particular moment in time, Los Angeles and Australia should probably make the short list. And despite the distance between them, nice collaborations are happening across the Pacific, with inspired results.
Take the new Falqo remix of Wild & Free‘s track, “Low Pressure.” The Australian newcomer (born …

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Gardens & Villa’s newest “Fixations”

Posted June 15, 2015 by | 2 Comments | 1,064 views]

Like Mad Max, Santa Barbara’s Gardens & Villa are survivors of the post blogcaplypse. But instead of brutal desert, their landscape is an Urban Outfitters hipster Jello mold the size of an Ikea. Their wasteland is a miasma of endlessly boring bands with dream poppy Izod shirts, ironic facial hair (which I didn’t even know was possible) and robo-playing youtube channels.
Quickly following up last year’s super solid Dunes album with a brand new album Music for …

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