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Local Bands We Love: SXSW Preview Edition by Marion Hodges

Posted March 4, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,443 views]

(L to R: Marion Hodges, Jules Medeiros, and Sandra Vu)
As the esteemed curator of this very music blog put it recently, “It’s going to be a good year for L.A. music.”
With that in mind, I thought I’d share with you some of my favorite local bands you shouldn’t miss if you’re Austin bound for South by Southwest this year!
Sisu is the brainchild of Sandra …

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Friday Free For All: Downloads from Todd Edwards, Flying Lotus, Q-Tip + Busta Rhymes

Posted December 13, 2013 by | 0 Comments | 1,923 views]

Todd Edwards –”Essential Edits”
New Jersey-bred, LA-based UK Garage pioneer Todd Edwards had a banner year in 2013. From guesting on Daft Punk’s Grammy nominated “Random Access Memories“ album to reestablishing himself one of the most in-demand remixers in dance music, the level of public interest in Edwards’ work has never been higher.
This past summer Todd “The God” was commissioned by the BBC to do …

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Oddisee: Artist You Should Know

Posted September 17, 2013 by | 0 Comments | 1,639 views]

Oddisee is one of those artists who has been on my radar for years, both as a producer and an emcee.
I’ve played many of his cuts on my show, but I think it’s time to spend a little more time talking about what he does.
He has worked with the likes of Jose James, J Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Flying Lotus and countless others.
Oddisee mixes all …

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MBE Assoc. Producer Collin Walzak’s Top 10 Albums of the Year

Posted December 27, 2012 by | 0 Comments | 1,981 views]

Look, the fact is Top Ten lists get exhaustive around the end of November but everyone still likes to look through them to either validate their own opinions or tear down someone else’s. And the truth of the matter is, that any one of these albums could easily be redacted to 11-20 or barely make a top 30. That’s why people have honorable mentions …

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Flying Lotus’ Existential Hood Trip… “Until The Quiet Comes” by Kahlil Joseph

Posted September 11, 2012 by | 2 Comments | 4,090 views]
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In Greek Mythology, when one passes from the world of the living to the world of the dead, one must cross the river Acheron. Eternally, waiting at the waters edge to ferry the dead,  the boatman, Charon waits for us all.
In “Until The Quiet Comes,” a stunning new short film (in advance of the forthcoming LP of the same name,) LA’s one and only Flying Lotus …

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Austin Peralta: Local Artist We Love

Posted January 26, 2011 by | 1 Comment | 6,374 views]

From DJ AnthonyValadez:

I first heard Austin Peralta on Tom Schnabel’s program. It was a live performance and I heard  the voice of this kid who really loved his craft.  Then, come to find he is the son of legendary skater Stacy Peralta.   I enjoyed the sounds and that was that…or so I thought.
About a month later my friend Steve Ellison, who heads the …

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Anne Litt’s Top 5 LA Albums of 2010

Posted December 30, 2010 by | 1 Comment | 4,419 views]

Our friends at L.A. Record posted an interview with DJ Anne Litt about the year in music here in LA.
Check out her top 5 albums by LA-based artists below and go here to find out the albums she’s most looking forward to in 2011 and more….

Anne Litt’s Top 5 LA Albums of 2010
1) Flying Lotus – Cosmogramma – Flying Lotus is a …

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Jason Bentley’s Top 5 LA Albums of 2010

Posted December 29, 2010 by | 0 Comments | 3,295 views]

Yes, I know there is a lot of list-o-mania out there right now (Phoenix pun, pretty bad) but I wanted to add one more to the pile. Earlier this month, NPR Music asked Jason Bentley to share his Top 5 LA Albums of the Year.
I think everyone agrees it was an INCREDIBLE year for music in SoCal. KCRW plays music from all over the …

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Jason Bentley’s Top 10 Live MBE Performances of 2010

Posted December 20, 2010 by | 1 Comment | 4,244 views]

I’ve been nudging KCRW Music Director Jason Bentley to put together a list of his favorite live performances of the year on Morning Becomes Eclectic.
Drumroll please…
Jason Bentley’s Top 10 Live Morning Becomes Eclectic Performances of 2010

LCD Soundsystem (Nov 24, 2010)

The Secret Sisters (October 27, 2010)
Rufus Wainwright (August 19, 2010)
Laura Marling (July 29, 2010)
Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings (June 28, 2010)
Flying Lotus (May 14, …

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Tame Impala Live on KCRW

Posted December 16, 2010 by | 0 Comments | 3,476 views]

I will never forget Jason Bentley’s wide-eyed excitement when he first told me about the Tame Impala album earlier this year. They went on to become a station favorite and we finally got them in the studio. Despite a few technical glitches, it was great to feel their layered psychedelia washing over me.
They talked about how their music has a lot in common with …

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