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Friday Free for All: Lolawolf, Big Black Delta, London O’Connor, Nicolas Jaar, GZA

Posted July 10, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 1,772 views]

Lolawolf – everyfuckinday EP
Lolawolf is back!
After a stellar 2014 marked with the release of an EP and a heavily slept on full length, entitled Calm Down, the Brooklyn based trio led by Zoe Kravitz (that’s right – Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet’s kid) just put out a free five track EP called everyfuckinday.
On the whole, the EP is a bit edgier than the pop/R&B …

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KCRW Most Played Albums for the Week of 7/6/2015

Posted July 9, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,115 views]

Thundercat – “The Beyond/ Where The Giants Roam”
Leon Bridges – “Coming Homer”
Beck – “Dreams”
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “Multi-Love”
Win Win – “Primaries”

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The Orb Returns to Show Us How to Rave

Posted July 9, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 1,272 views]

In a banner year for dance music’s elder statesmen, Ambient pioneers The Orb have returned (after a number of dub inflected works) to show the younguns how to rave.
Their new album, Moonbuilding 2073 revisits the pure moods that made their 1991 epic Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld a seminal dance music classic.
The all too brief set of brilliantly sprawling tracks, Moonbuilding finds the good Dr. Alex Paterson & Thomas …

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Pan Caliente: Ruido Fest – Chicago (July 10-12)

Posted July 9, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 926 views]

On the heels of LAMC week in New York – thee “Latin Alternative” conference for the music industry – the already established gents over at Riot Fest in Chicago, have partnered up with a couple Latin-based media outlets and brought forth one of the biggest billed, multi-day music festivals, musica indie has ever seen in the U.S.
Ladies & Gentlemen… get ready for Ruido Fest …

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Kamasi Washington Live on KCRW: Re Run Home (Exclusive Version)

Posted July 8, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 3,108 views]
By Larry Hirshowitz

(Behind the scenes: Kamasi Washington and an 8-piece band graced our studios for an incredible live session you can hear here.)
Kamasi Washington and the crew came through to KCRW in full high energy mode despite being an early morning sound check.
One by one each of the members checked their levels in the studio then ventured back outside. The conversations for the most part consisted …

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Bowie in Berlin: A Tour of Hansa Studio

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“Heroes” wasn’t one of David Bowie’s biggest chart hits, but it’s undeniably one of his best works of art.
And I will never listen to it the same way again after paying a visit to the legendary Hansa Studio in Berlin and hearing the story of how it came together.
As told by our tour guide, the Berlin Wall could be seen from the control room …

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Blah Blah Blah: Artist You Should Know

Posted July 8, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,310 views]

Chicago based band Blah Blah Blah have cultivated a modest, devoted following in the last few years since releasing two albums and touring, all independently.
Pioneers of what they call Ballroom Rock, the band produces beautiful harmonic music that echoes soulful moments of The Smiths with lead singer Solomon David taking after Morrissey’s vocal tone and arrangement style.
Preparing for the release of a new full …

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LAMC Preview: Helado Negro

Posted July 7, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,409 views]

This past week, Helado Negro, released the first single of what will maybe be a forthcoming album.
In 2014, he rode the tide of acclaim for his superb record, “Double Youth”, and held a spot in our Top 10 Favs of the year.
As with most of his previous material, Roberto Carlos Lange, aka Helado Negro, explores the duality of being Latino in the United States …

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KCRW in Berlin: From Techno to Tech

Posted July 7, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 2,266 views]

Only in Berlin could a thriving club culture help launch a tech revolution.
Techno was the soundtrack to reunification after the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, as artists claimed abandoned spaces throughout the city to host clubs –everything from bank vaults, power plants and abandoned swimming pools. The spirit of innovation was in the air and has remained to this day.
The city has also maintained …

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KCRW Most Played Albums for the Week of 6/29/2015

Posted July 1, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 2,432 views]

Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “Multi-Love”
Leon Bridges – “Coming Homer”
Cayucas – “Dancing At The Blue Lagoon”
Jamie XX – “In Colour”
De Lux – “Generation”

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