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Chet Faker Covers Blackstreet’s “No Diggity”

Posted June 4, 2014 by | 2 Comments | 2,694 views]
Chet Faker by Larry Hirshowitz

Australian singer/songwriter/producer/avid tweeter Nicholas James Murphy aka Chet Faker broke into the collective consciousness of music fans with his cover of Blackstreet’s No Diggity when it was featured in a 2013 Superbowl commercial for Beck’s beer.
During his recent visit to the KCRW studios in support of his debut full-length album “Built On Glass,” he talked to Jason about the song that propelled his career and …

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KCRW Exclusive: Jason Bentley Remixes Kimbra’s “90′s Music”

Posted May 19, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 2,714 views]

Best known as the female lead on Gotye’s Grammy-winning anthem for broken hearts “Somebody That I Used To Know,” Kimbra refused to let one hit define her by following up with the dynamic album “Vows”.
Showing a keen appreciation of KCRW as a tastemaker community (her early KCRW studio performance with Gotye has been viewed more than 17 million times on YouTube), Kimbra played our SXSW …

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Dan Croll Covers Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s “Hello My Baby”

Posted April 9, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 1,986 views]
Dan Croll by Larry Hirshowitz

This week’s installment of We’ve Got It Covered is a tiny bit of a stretch since it’s more of a re-working or re-imagining of a song than a straight cover.
Still though, on his debut visit to Morning Becomes Eclectic, the U.K. artist recounted the story of how he came to find “Hello My Baby” and actually work with the legendary African a capella group …

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Stream: Jason Bentley + the Pacific Symphony!

Posted August 26, 2013 by | 2 Comments | 1,617 views]
JB spinning

This Saturday, KCRW’s Music Director Jason Bentley brought together two of the most innovative electronic music artists working today – UK producer Bonobo and mash-up pioneer Z-Trip — for an evening of dance music with accompaniment from members of the Pacific Symphony.
It was a one-off event as part of the Wavelength Festival in Costa Mesa, but luckily he recorded his opening set so we …

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Boards of Canada Reach for the Dead

Posted May 24, 2013 by | 0 Comments | 1,458 views]

A little over a month ago, in a cryptically subtle but completely captivating manner Boards of Canada surreptitiously revealed their forthcoming Warp release, “Tomorrow’s Harvest“.
Coming on June 11th, it marks their first new work since 2005′s “The Campfire Headphase“.
After weeks of playing haunting snippets from a series of rare, barely labeled 12″s that came out on Record Store Day, BBC DJ Zane Lowe finally premiered their first new …

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Depeche Mode Talks to Jason Bentley at SXSW

Posted March 15, 2013 by | 3 Comments | 3,367 views]
depeche mode with jason bentley sxsw

This year marks Depeche Mode’s first visit to SXSW. There may be thousands of bands here, but when an artist of that caliber comes to town, everyone gets really excited. Jason Bentley was asked to do a Q&A with the band — their first major interview about their new album to a standing room only audience — and it was almost absurd to be …

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Matt Costa Live On KCRW — “Ophelia”

Posted February 26, 2013 by | 1 Comment | 2,721 views]

Yesterday started like this:
Me: (To the tall guy getting water) “Is there enough water in there for you? Do you need any more?”
Matt: “No- It’s all good. I think we’ll be fine”
Me: “Great. I’m Collin by the way. I’m with Morning Becomes Eclectic.”
MC: “Hi, I’m Matt. With, umm… Matt Costa.”
Later on, the irony of Matt Costa having a bit of an identity crisis with …

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Ra Ra Riot Live on KCRW: “Dance With Me”

Posted February 15, 2013 by | 2 Comments | 1,871 views]
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When Ra Ra Riot released their second album “The Orchard” in 2010, there was a strong enough connection to their debut album “The Rhumb Line” that we could start to ease into a sort of comfort ability with the group. The orchestral, indie pop sound flanked by deep cellos and weeping violins were a welcomed departure from the sometimes indistinguishable dance music of the …

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Toro Y Moi Live On KCRW: “Say That”

Posted February 13, 2013 by | 0 Comments | 2,231 views]
Toro Y Moi by Larry Hirshowitz

Toro Y Moi‘s latest offering “Anything In Return” had been steadily making it’s way into the hands of every single KCRW DJ before his live performance on Morning Becomes Eclectic.
So much so that it quickly became the number one most played album on our playlist for a few weeks now.
Needless to say we were all just a little excited to welcome producer/ mastermind/ leading …

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Making Music at Make Music Pasadena

Posted June 15, 2012 by | 0 Comments | 2,500 views]

Make Music Pasadena is tomorrow.  It’s going to be a fun filled day for KCRW music fans, as some of our favorite bands will be there!
Make Music Pasadena is one of the most fun summer events in Los Angeles.  The picturesque streets of Pasadena fill with music and art lovers, while internationally known bands perform an several stages scattered across the neighborhood.  All of …

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