Tapping into the sublime (subliminal?) qualities of their craft as designers of ecstatic dancefloor bangers, Innervisions’ Marcus Worgull and Danilo Plessow (aka Motor City Drum Ensemble) have joined forces to create something that seemingly flies in the face of their identities; calm meditative New Age synthscapes that are equal parts post-Kraut Cosmiche, Yellow Magic Orchestra and 90s chillout.
The collaborative project, called Vermont, is the product of a decidedly informal …
Metronomy – “Love Letters”
Love Letters is the fourth studio album by the English electronic band.
Iii is the third studio album from the Toronto jazz trio.
Atlas is the third album from the New Jersey based indie rock band.
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“Lost In The Dream”
Lost In The Dream is the third studio album by American indie rock band, set to release March 2014.
Everyday Robots …
Long Beach band Tijuana Panthers have a new album called “Wayne Interest” produced by Richard Swift coming this summer (June 3) on local label Innovative Leisure and they’re promising a sneak peek at some unreleased and exclusive tunes at Friday’s show at the Natural History Museum.
It’s part of the First Fridays series where the museum stays open late and the African Mammal Hall becomes …
Eamon Harkin arrived in New York by way of Northern Ireland in 2004, and Justin Carter moved from North Carolina to New York in 1999. In 2009 the two conspired to create Mister Saturday Night.
After a short stint at a Manhattan club, the Mister moved to the hidden backyards and loft spaces of Brooklyn, trading in club world stigmas for a home-grown approach to …
Sometimes when you want to dance, you want to get in that rather serious uninterruptible eyes closed zone, just feeling the beats and riding the waves with a giant crowd around you
Most of the time when I want to dance, I want joyous perma-smile music that makes me feel like I’m celebrating life.
A perfect pop/electronica hybrid made for maximum fun.
There’s been a lot of …
Released in 1970 as a single, “Only Love Can Break Your Heart” was Neil Young’s first top 40 song and was included in the iconic third album in Young’s catalog, “After The Gold Rush”.
Some stories differentiate a bit on the genesis of the song, but the most romantic is that it was written for Graham Nash after his split with Joni Mitchell.
It’s one of …
Colombia is a land rich in musical styles: Cumbia, Vallenato, Champeta, Salsa, and Rock have thrived independently.
Many of these traditional genres have recently seen a revival as fusion music thanks to bands like Bomba Estereo, Systema Solar, and Quantic.
But despite the musical depth in Colombia, it would seem that traditional Rock reigns supreme on the alternative side of things.
[Quick fact: even Colombian heavyweights Juanes …
As the shocking news spread like wildfire, the dance music community hoped beyond hope that news of his passing was a cruel April Fool’s Day joke, but it soon became clear that Chicago House Music legend and godfather Frankie Knuckles had indeed passed away.
A formidable DJ and producer, Knuckles began DJing in New York in the late 70s with Disco legend Larry Levan. He moved …
It seems hard to believe but Henry Rollins and Buzz Osborne, frontman for the Melvins, have never met before — until last night, in KCRW’s Master Control, where Henry confidently handed over the reins for the entire two hours.
Their combined music knowledge was incredible and hearing them bounce off one another with stories and information was really something special.
Buzz described his tastes as “musically …
Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Tuesday, April 1, Jessy Lanza made a splash with her debut in 2013, which ended up on several KCRW DJ top 10 lists. Her electro R&B is simple yet captivating and we’ll hear it live on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
Thursday, April 3, Liverpool’s Dan Croll has been steadily releasing great pop songs for …
News with an element of sensation becomes breaking news today. Sensation sells. Everything is made sensational even if it is not.