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It’s a Wonderful Life – Joakim Shares His in a New Video

Posted November 5, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 866 views]

Earlier this year, Joakim released a fantastic album called Tropics of Love. It’s a truly spectacular album from a truly spectacular artist.
One of the highlights of the album is an autobiographical jam called “This is My Life” that traces (with heartbreaking sincerity) epic and sometimes mundane life-changing moments in Joakim’s life.
After an instrumental bridge, he plaintively asks the listener, “This is my life. What will you do with it?” and it’s one …

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KCRW Exclusive: All 45′s Guest DJ Set from J Rocc!

Posted November 4, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 3,363 views]
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You ever see those videos of DJs standing around, having a smoke and just hanging?
This might be the end of the era where the DJ had to match beats based on feeling, rhythm and foot taps. I see it weekly sometimes. And there is nothing wrong with it. You adapt or you fade.
But DJs like J Rocc are of a different cloth.
Constantly moving and …

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Four Songs You Should Hear Right Now: Marian Hill, Coves, Knox Hamilton, The New Basement Tapes

Posted November 4, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 3,134 views]

Marian Hill – “Got It”
Marian Hill is actually a duo!
A Philadelphia electronic pop duo Marian Hill comprised of Jeremy Lloyd (production/songwriting) and Samantha Gongol (vocals/songwriting).
DJ Aaron Byrd is a big fan of this band, who definitely have some 90’s vibes ala En Vogue, Mary J Blige and Aaliyah with that hip hop “boom bap”, as he says.

Coves – “Fall Out of Love”
I don’t know …

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KCRW Track Premiere: Empathy Test — “Here Is The Place”

Posted November 3, 2014 by | 3 Comments | 4,216 views]

Alan Turing’s test to determine whether a machine is capable of thinking like a human was so ahead of it’s time that over 60 years on, it is still utterly fascinating.
Blade Runner introduced the concept into pop culture some 30 plus years ago, and then added an additional question as to whether perhaps they can feel.
This notion is suddenly very present in a slew of science …

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Jenny Lewis, Delta Spirit and More on KCRW This Week

Posted November 3, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 853 views]

Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Monday, November 3, LA darling Jenny Lewis is touring behind her 3rd solo album “The Voyager”. It’s her most personal album yet and she treated an intimate crowd to a live performance at Apogee Studios in a session we’ll share on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
Tuesday, November 4, Delta Spirit relocated from the West …

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Shelf Life: P.P. Roy, The Primitives, Imelda May

Posted November 2, 2014 by | 2 Comments | 912 views]
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P.P. Roy – Watch the Dough Nut Not the Hole (Upitup Records)
Breakbeat artist P.P. Roy returns after 14 years with a new record of wacky beats and snappy samples.
And his label is offering it up all for free, which certainly make it easy to add to our station’s music library & yours as well!

The Primitives – Spin-O-Rama (Elefant)
This UK garage-rock pop group, led by …

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Spooky Grooves from Eric J Lawrence

Posted October 31, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 737 views]

While Christmas gets the major love for holiday-related tunes (and beware, the stations that switch to 24-hour Christmas song formats are bound to start up in the next week or two…), Halloween and related spooky themes have been a common source of subject matter for songs since time immemorial.
This year, I shared some of my favorite songs for the spooky season with Madeleine Brand …

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Brassica: Artist You Should Know

Posted October 31, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 823 views]

Mysteriously named after the cruciferous genus of plants that give us cabbages and mustard greens, UK producer Michael Anthony Wright creates smart, emotive House as Brassica.
The classically-trained musician has spent the last few years deejaying, playing in bands, performing with the London Sinfonetta, remixing a slew of amazing artists and creating custom software as a foundation for his original series of EPs for the Civil …

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Friday Free For All: Nas, Chromatics, Glass Candy

Posted October 31, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,389 views]
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Nas – “The Season” (prod. by J Dilla)
Not that he ever really went anywhere, but Nas is back!
Last night Nas dropped “The Season“, a brand new track showcasing the rapper in vintage form backed by a beat produced by J Dilla.

Dilla’s horn-heavy beat originally appeared on his 2005 album “Donuts” as “Gobstopper”.
“The Season” arrives on the heels of Nas’ label, Mass Appeal, …

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KCRW’s Top 25 Most Played Albums For the Week of 10/27/2014

Posted October 31, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 865 views]

1. TV On The Radio – “Seeds”
2. Tokimonsta – “Desiderium”
3. Caribou – “Our Love”
4. Juan MacLean – “In A Dream”
5. New Pornographers – “Brill Bruisers”

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