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Palmbomen II: Artist You Should Know

Posted March 5, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 690 views]

Dutch Producer Kai Hugo is living the game. *And by the game, I mean a metaphor for life…but also literally a game. In 2014, soon after contributing music to Grand Theft Auto V, Hugo was contacted by Sony to soundtrack their Metrico puzzle game. He’s since relocated from Berlin to sunny Los Angeles.
Hugo’s musical project Palmbomen is a kind of self-fulfilling prophecy of sorts. Palmbomen is Dutch for palm …

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Newbies to Know at SXSW 2015

Posted March 4, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 2,413 views]
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Guitarist Garba Touré comes from musical royalty as his father, Oumar Touré, played congas for Mali’s guitar legend, Ali Farka Touré.
Garba fled Northern Mali when Islamist jihadists took control of the region in 2012 and formed a band to keep the country’s music alive for the refugees.
Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs ended up producing the band’s just-released album.


Tei …

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KCRW Exclusive: Dan Deacon – “When I Was Done Dying”

Posted March 3, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,446 views]

Dan Deacon saved something special for his debut performance on Morning Becomes Eclectic, the live premiere of “When I Was Done Dying”, a standout from his most recent record “Gliss Riffer”.

It’s safe to say the album (which is excellent) is his most accessible material yet.
I’ve always thought of the Baltimore producer as a mad genius wizard and everything he said in his interview with …

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Shelf Life: Boxed In, H. Hawkline, Native America

Posted March 3, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,886 views]
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Boxed In – “Boxed In” (Nettwerk)
A favorite of KCRW DJ Chris Muckley, this one-man (Oli Bayston, by name) band’s self-titled debut finally sees a domestic release at the end of March, and for fans of catchy 80s electro-pop anchored by a classic Motorik beat, the wait is worth it!

H. Hawkline – “In the Pink of Condition“(PIAS)
Welsh artist Cate Le Bon has produced the new …

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RIP Trumpeter Clark Terry

Posted March 2, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,335 views]

KCRW’s Strictly Jazz host Bo Leibowitz  honored the legacy of the late great trumpeter Clark Terry with his show this week, which you can stream below.
Terry recently passed away at the age of 94.

A St. Louis native idolized by Miles Davis (also from St. Louis), Terry’s puckish, recognizable tone could be heard in a variety of settings, including early stints with the bands of …

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Four Songs You Should Hear Right Now: Helio Sequence, Vetiver, Alice Boman, Villagers

Posted March 2, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 3,373 views]

Helio Sequence – “Stoice Resemblance”
There’s something to be said for the 3-minute pop song. As a longtime fan of Portland-duo Helio Sequence, I’m proud to announce that their new single on Sub Pop is just that.
It’s a hit of catchy goodness with a funky bassline with a chorus of “oh na na nas.” It’s a bonafide jam.

Alice Boman – “ Be Mine” (Jaakko Eino …

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First Fridays Lineup for April Announced: Cherry Glazerr and White Fence

Posted March 2, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 2,005 views]
Cherry Glazerr by Janell Shirtcliff

Local favorites White Fence and Cherry Glazerr have been confirmed for the April edition of First Fridays at the Natural History Museum.
Cherry Glazerr are a bunch of young’uns signed to the current kings of DIY power pop and garage rock Burger Records.
Their name was inspired by KCRW’s morning news host Chery Glaser.
I’ve had a few conversations with Chery about it and she is incredibly …

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KCRW Most Played Albums for the Week of 2/23/2015

Posted February 27, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,135 views]

1 Mark Ronson — “Uptown Special”
2 Father John Misty — “I Love You Honeybear”
3 Ibeyi — “Ibeyi”
4 Panda Bear — “Meets The Grim Reaper”

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Tornado Wallace’s Wavy New Trip Back to the Future

Posted February 27, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 991 views]
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Aptly named Australian DJ/Producer Tornado Wallace is a bona-fide force of nature.
His range of work on Instruments of Rapture, Delusions of Grandeur, Beats in Space and LA’s ESP Institute spans an impressive range of styles from classic Disco sounds to chuggy House to wavy emotively Ambient.
His newest, forthcoming 12″ on the Beats in Space label finds Wallace in Acidic Rave banger mode.
A-side; “Kangaroo Ground“ is heavy, …

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FANDOM: Simian Mobile Disco on Roman Flugel

Posted February 26, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,402 views]
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(Jas Shaw, one half of the English electronic music duo Simian Mobile Disco, shares his thoughts on on German producer Roman Flugel as part of our Fandom series. SMD recently released a live disc recorded in Joshua Tree.)
I love electronic music, it’s been an integral part of my life for as long as I can remember, and despite hungrily digging out many thousands of …

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