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

Posted April 9, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 927 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 | 1,434 views]
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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 | 1,217 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 | 3,003 views]
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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 | 2,199 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 | 1,605 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 | 1,610 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 | 2,255 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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RIP Adam Yauch. KCRW Pays Tribute to the Late Member of The Beastie Boys

Posted May 4, 2012 by | 5 Comments | 10,754 views]

Adam Yauch, aka MCA, of the Beastie Boys has been battling cancer since a 2009 diagnosis. The basement filled with heartbreak as the sad news of his passing came to us this morning. We grew up with him. It sucks getting old and seeing the icons of our youth meeting their end. The phones rang, a listener even requested a full hour tribute to …

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KCRW’s The Cue features Jason Bentley and his New Music Video Hot Sheet

Posted March 28, 2012 by | 2 Comments | 2,593 views]

KCRW’s The Cue in an Online Music Channel on YouTube.
Jason Bentley is back on The Cue to share his “music video hot sheet.” See brand new favorites the likes of a solo project from Jack White, as well as new music videos from The Shins, Nada Surf, M. Ward, and Ane Brun.
Hit play below and stick around for about 23 minutes of music discovery …

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