Morning Becomes Eclectic, Uncategorized »

MBE welcomes Raury live in-studio this Thanksgiving week

Posted November 23, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 254 views]

Welcome to your weekly Morning Becomes Eclectic update, for news and performances over Nov. 23-27, 2015 on KCRW and
MONDAY, November 23: Raury has been on our radar since the release of his debut EP. The song “God’s Whisper” made a big impression on a handful of our DJs and solidified the teenager (yep, that’s right) as an artist-to-watch.
With his full-length debut, the Atlanta …

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5 Reasons To See The First Episode Of “Crate Diggers”

Posted November 16, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 783 views]
Jason Bentley and Anthony Valadez (Photo: FM.TV)

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Tonight — Monday (Nov. 16) — marks the premiere of “Crate Diggers” on Fuse’s FM.TV website. KCRW’s Monday midnight marauder Anthony Valadez hosts an “introspective look at the vinyl records that inspire artists and writers,” so naturally he went straight to Morning Becomes Eclectic and Metropolis host Jason Bentley for this first episode, …

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Pro Surfer John John Florence Plays DJ For KCRW

Posted November 10, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 675 views]
DJ Anthony Valadez (r) shows John John Florence (l) how a real DJ does it.

John John Florence practically lived in the ocean while growing up on the North Shore in Hawaii, so it’s not surprising he made history as the youngest competitor to surf the Triple Crown of Surfing, at age 13.
He’s a young surfer who has made a big impression. Now, at 22, he’s focusing attention on capturing the visual experience of his surf life and international …

Artists You Should Know, Local Bands We Love »

Local Artist We Love: Anderson .Paak

Posted November 4, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 564 views]

Back in L.A. from New Orleans and straight to the basement for this week’s session with new gems from Vivians (via Stones Throw), Monte Booker, Anderson .Paak’s cover of Yeah Yeah Yeahs (listen below!), Roots Manuva, Jamie Woon and much more.
Kicking things off with album of the week courtesy of Dexter Story’s Wondem! Hope you dig!
Listen to more KCRW playlists from Anthony Valadez here. …

Songs You Should Listen to Right Now »

Song You Should Know: Eska’s ‘This Is How A Garden Grows’

Posted October 31, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 404 views]

Check out the new footwork action via Al Fonts, Tek.Lun, Iman Omari flipping Big Pun, Tom Misch teams up with Illa J and Bosq drops some cumbia flavor on his forthcoming album via Ubiquity. Also, listen to the new song from Eska, “This Is How A Garden Grows,” plus Jimmy Edgar, Kelela, Disclosure and more.
Listen to more KCRW playlists from Anthony Valadez here. Anthony …

KCRW Presents, Uncategorized »

Celebrating NYE With KCRW DJs

Posted December 19, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 4,593 views]
NYE blood orange

KCRW DJs will be around town bringing in the New Year!

WHO: KCRW DJs Jason Bentley and Valida
WHEN: 9pm- 1:30am
WHERE: Viceroy Santa Monica
ADMISSION: $175 General Admission (Premium Hosted Bar + Hors d’oeuvres)

Ring in the new year with Viceroy Santa Monica, featuring a hosted bar and decadent hors d’oeuvres from Cast’s Executive Chef Tony DiSalvo. Dance into 2015 …

DJ Top Ten Lists, Uncategorized »

DJ Anthony Valadez’s Top Albums of 2014

Posted December 15, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 3,519 views]

1 Nick Hakim — Wonder Where We Will Go
2 Fatima — Yellow Memories
3 Majid Jordan — A Place Like This
4 Oceaan — Oceaan

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DJ Anthony Valadez Remixes Electric Wire Hustle – “Bottom Line”

Posted July 28, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 2,933 views]

I’ve been a fan of New Zealand-based duo Electric Wire Hustle for some time.
I can’t quite put a time stamp on it, but it was definitely before the release of their self-titled 2010 debut release.
The minute I got my hands on the album, it was on repeat every Monday night.
This was a band that captured synths, sexy bass lines and vocals that just consoled …

First Fridays at Natural History Museum, Live Performances, Uncategorized »

Unknown Mortal Orchestra + De Lux at First Fridays!

Posted June 5, 2014 by | 2 Comments | 2,216 views]

Saving the best for last is still the best way to save & tomorrow’s final installment of the Natural History Museums First Fridays series is no exception.
With an incredible lineup featuring some current KCRW favorites, the show is probably going to have its own Diorama made in it’s honor so you definitely want to be there.
Kicking things off will be San Francisco’s Painted Palms. …

First Fridays at Natural History Museum, KCRW Presents »

Rare Times at the Natural History Museum’s First Friday

Posted May 1, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 1,801 views]

Chill Quiet Storm meets House dudes Rare Times will be performing with Groundislava this Friday at the Natural History Museum as part of one of the last line-ups of the 2014 season.
Groundislava’s “TV Dream” and Rare Time’s “Cloudy” are perfect slivers of moody, neon-lit 80s nostalgia that would totally be on the soundtrack to a Cold War action movie about a kid with an Atari …

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