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Friday Free For All: Poolside Remixes Little Dragon + Chrissy Edits

Posted October 3, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 804 views]

Little Dragon – “Cat Rider” (Poolside Remix)
At this point, if you’re even a casual KCRW music listener it’s probably safe to say you’re already very aware of Little Dragon and Poolside. Both acts have been championed by our DJs and have distinctive sounds that have come to define the sound of the station in recent years.
Poolside was recently commissioned by the Coterie trade show …

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Pan Caliente: Reverse Crossover Playlist

Posted October 2, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 707 views]

So once you’re at the top of the pops or gain a certain level of recognition, what’s left to conquer as an American band?
Sure you can have more and more radio hits and fan favorites. You can tour the world over and over. But what could a bigger challenge be?
If bands that gain prominence singing in other languages are faced with the gut wrenching …

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Prins Thomas delivers a banging Rainbow Disco Club mix

Posted October 2, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 600 views]

In 2010, a metaphysical interstellar spacecraft called Rainbow Disco Club docked in Tokyo’s Harumi Terminal in Tokyo Bay. The brainchild of intrepid and enterprising DJ dudes who believe in the power of the groove, Rainbow Disco Club was going to be a new kind of festival and a concerted effort to bring about a new wave of Japanese club life.
That ship flew into deep space with …

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KCRW’s Top 25 Most Played Albums For the Week of 9/29/2014

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Jungle – “Jungle”
Jungle is the July 2014 release from the British duo.


Aphex Twin
Syro the 2014 studio album by the British electronic musician Richard D James.



The Juan MacLean
“In A Dream”
In A Dream is the September 2014 release from the American electronic musician.


“Wonder Where We Land”
Wonder Where We Land is the upcoming second studio album from the British producer.


“This Is All Yours”
This Is All Yours is the …

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KCRW Premiere: Dead Times — “Better Off”

Posted October 1, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 978 views]

LA-based electronic-R&B outfit Dead Times seems right in line with where a lot of music is headed right now. Beats are big, but there are lots of different ways to serve them up.
Their recent single “Every Moment” is a sexy slow burner, but their brand new track “Better Off” is a joyful, “feel-good foot-stomper” that is more along the lines of a band like …

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Erol Alkan Gets in the Mix for Fabric

Posted September 30, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 474 views]

If you ever happen to catch my show on Saturday nights, you’re probably aware of my long-standing admiration for legendary UK DJ, half of ….Wizard’s Sleeve and Phantasy label boss Erol Alkan.
His influence on my ears is undeniable.
His penchant for looking for (and finding) the place where dreamy psychedelia and dark teeth grinding bangers meet is a next level gift and something I can only keep aspiring to do.
Although …

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Fandom: Fitz and the Tantrums on Sia

Posted September 30, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 833 views]

LA’s Fitz and the Tantrums seem unstoppable right now. Their songs are ubiquitous on pop radio and they’re in the midst of a national tour that lands at the ACL Music Festival the next two weekends.
To honor the occasion, we asked the band to offer up a song from an artist they love as part of KCRW’s Fandom series.
From Noelle Scaggs -
Artist: Sia
Song: …

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Cheerleader: Artist You Should know

Posted September 30, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 826 views]

Early this year, KCRW DJ Raul Campos started spinning this band from Philadelphia called Cheerleader.
As their name might suggest, their tunes are straight up power pop.
I was really taken by the song “New Daze” and made a mental note to keep an eye on them.

Well, the quintet is back with a new track and it’s fantastic. It’s called “On Your Side” and I’ve been …

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Four Songs You Should Hear Right Now: Motopony, Wet, Nick Mulvey, Perfume Genius

Posted September 29, 2014 by | 2 Comments | 1,475 views]
Wet by Sydney Shen

Motopony – “Get Down”
It’s been awhile since we’ve heard from our Seattle friends Motopony but it was totally worth the wait considering the excellence of their track “Get Down”.
If you need a little Monday motivation, this propulsive track should help.

The song is on a 5-song EP called “Idle Beauty”, released earlier this month.
Wet – “Dreams”
“Some days just aren’t good for anything at all”
I hear …

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Ty Segall, Chrissie Hynde, Paolo Nutini, Jose James and More on KCRW This Week

Posted September 29, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 655 views]

Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Tuesday, September 30, Scottish singer/songwriter Paolo Nutini is a household name across the pond. His excellent third album is a diverse collection of songs, including some bittersweet ballads. We’ll hear it live on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
Wednesday, October 1, The legendary leader of The Pretenders, Chrissie Hynde performs work from her first solo …

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