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

Posted November 16, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 773 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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Jason Bentley’s Five Metropolis Tracks You Need to Hear

Posted February 25, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 4,779 views]
Pleasure State

Editor’s Note: KCRW Music Director and Metropolis host Jason Bentley will be spinning Mix Mag’s Lab LA party this Friday,  February 27 and he shares his favorite Metropolis tracks of the moment to get us prepped for the weekend ahead.
Attend by RSVPing to (He spins at 8:30pm but suggests arriving early!)
“Cheerleader” – Omi
This track is already a breakout hit. It’s the sweetness of …

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Celebrating NYE With KCRW DJs

Posted December 19, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 4,588 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 …

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Music Director Jason Bentley’s Top 10 Albums of 2014

Posted December 4, 2014 by | 7 Comments | 20,168 views]

1. Ray Lamontagne – “Supernova “
2. The War On Drugs – “Lost In The Dream”
3. Hozier – “Hozier”
4. Spoon – “They Want My Soul”
5. alt-J – “This Is All Yours”

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Ryan Adams — Live From The Village Studios for KCRW

Posted November 26, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 2,543 views]
Ryan Adams by Larry Hirshowitz

Ryan Adams is somewhat of a unicorn as far as artists go.
An undeniable talent not only as a musician and a songwriter, but as an accomplished producer as well.
His personal music style casts a wide net over several genres, including Folk-Rock, Americana, Punk and even a little bit of Metal. His equally diverse and devout fan base is handsomely rewarded with an incomparable output …

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Chet Faker Covers Blackstreet’s “No Diggity”

Posted June 4, 2014 by | 3 Comments | 5,850 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 | 3,953 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 | 2,885 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 | 2,054 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 | 1,854 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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