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02/23/2021 05:57 PM
DJ: Troy Nelson
Super Stupid
by Funkadelic
(32 plays) | (0 fans)

Funkadelic is one-half of the Parliament-Funkadelic (P-Funk!) collective of rotating musicians led by band leader and hair goals wizard, George Clinton, since the 1960s. From 1976 to 1995, disc jockey Bill "B.L.F. Bash" Freeman started a tradition of playing the original full version of this song on 100.7 WMMS/Cleveland every Sunday morning at 1:30 (around "last call"). The tradition was picked up in 1987 and is still carried on to this day, by Mr. Classic host of "The Saturday Night Live House Party" featured on 98.5 WNCX/Cleveland at 11:50pm.
02/23/2021 05:54 PM
DJ: Troy Nelson

This cut features Seattle artist Joel Ricci (Lucky Brown) who has also played with The Westsound Union, Port Angels, Crawdad Farmers and L.B.'s. This re-release supports #blacklivesmatter, police reform and justice and equality for all people.: https://musicfestnews.com/2021/02/polyrhythmics-joel-ricci-reissue-i-believe-in-love/ Polyrhythmics played a full live performance for KEXP in 2017. Enjoy their set here: https://kexp.org/sessions/archive/polyrhythmics-live-on-kexp-recorded-september-6-2017/
02/23/2021 05:48 PM
DJ: Troy Nelson
by The Notwist
(2 plays) | (0 fans)

"We wanted to question the concept of a band by adding other voices and ideas, other languages, and also question or blur the idea of national identity,” says Markus. Read more at the NME profile: https://tinyurl.com/ybgfab4l The Notwist are featured on the KEXP Weekly Mix podcast "Things Are Looking Up". Check it out here: https://www.kexp.org/podcasts/weekly-mix/2021/1/8/weekly-mix-vol-754-things-are-looking/
02/23/2021 05:44 PM
DJ: Troy Nelson
Sister Savior
by The Rapture
(37 plays) | (0 fans)

Ryan Schreiber, writing for Pitchfork, described the vibe of this song: "Duran Duran guitar stabs and 80s cokehead atmosphere": https://tinyurl.com/mb2udb9w
02/23/2021 05:40 PM
DJ: Troy Nelson
by Squid feat. Martha Skye Murphy
(31 plays) | (0 fans)

Brighton, England-based five-piece Squid have announced their debut album, 'Bright Green Field' out on May 7th, 2021. For this track, the band enlisted singer Martha Skye Murphy to add haunting vocals -- read an interview with her by Tristan Gatward of Loud and Quiet: https://tinyurl.com/1jh54myf http://www.squidband.uk/ https://marthaskyemurphy.bandcamp.com/
02/23/2021 05:36 PM
DJ: Troy Nelson
Nigel Hitter
by Shame
(16 plays) | (0 fans)

shame this new track with a video directed by Maxim Kelly. The clip, which repurposes archival footage from old research centres on the development of children, uses deepfake technology, the babies start to lip sync along with the song, while the band cameo as scientists. Read more at NME: https://tinyurl.com/yprwmy4x Watch it here! https://youtu.be/LcE3rsUw3AE
02/23/2021 05:30 PM
DJ: Troy Nelson
Disparate Youth
by Santigold
(157 plays) | (1 fan)

Santi White, known professionally as Santigold, is an American singer, songwriter and record producer. Santigold's "Disparate Youth" is about overcoming adversity and defining who you are rather than being who others say you should be. Watch a video of the making of this album cover art from Santigold's second release here: https://youtu.be/GQvCwOxY3jQ
02/23/2021 05:26 PM
DJ: Troy Nelson
by NAO feat. Adekunle Gold
(11 plays) | (0 fans)

Nao grew up in East London, studied vocal jazz at the prestigious Guildhall School of Music & Drama, but yearned for a more creative outlet -- learn more in Pitchfork's feature from 2015: https://tinyurl.com/4t55xfsd "Me & @adekunleGOLD wrote ‘Antidote’ as a musical remedy to these times & an ode to our daughters, who were both born weeks apart during the pandemic. They filled us with love." -NAO on Twitter Stream/buy the song here: https://smarturl.it/NaoAntidote
02/23/2021 05:23 PM
DJ: Troy Nelson
Comeback Kid
by Sharon Van Etten
(151 plays) | (0 fans)

"Sharon van Etten moved to Tennessee to attend Middle Tennessee State University, where she discovered a variety of influential music. After moving back home to New Jersey, she was encouraged by Kyp Malone of TV on the Radio to pursue a career in music." https://bit.ly/33nRTDY Morgan hosted Sharon Van Etten Live in the KEXP Studio back in 2014: https://youtu.be/DyJEh8qTvD8
02/23/2021 05:21 PM
DJ: Troy Nelson
My Girls
by Tears For Fears
(12 plays) | (0 fans)

Tears For Fears continue their streak of releasing indie covers with this cover of Animal Collective’s 2009 single “My Girls” -- following Arcade Fire and Hot Chip covers that the band made back in 2014 and released as a limited edition vinyl for 2014's Record Store Day
02/23/2021 05:15 PM
DJ: Troy Nelson
Black Light
by The Dream Syndicate
(38 plays) | (1 fan)

The Dream Syndicate is one of the leading lights of LA's neo-psychedelic Paisley Underground scene. This hypnotic song from their most recent album, "These Times," was selected by Cheryl Waters for KEXP's weekly mix in July 2020. You can download it for free here: https://bit.ly/39DP1pj
02/23/2021 05:11 PM
DJ: Troy Nelson
Strong Feelings
by Dry Cleaning
(58 plays) | (0 fans)

Frontwoman Florence Shaw says that "Strong Feelings" is “about secretly being in love with someone who doesn’t know it, and Brexit’s disruptive role in romantic relationships.” Watch their live performance in the KEXP studio last March, just before the pandemic changed things: https://youtu.be/rLppqLxALfQ
02/23/2021 05:06 PM
DJ: Troy Nelson
by Tyler the Creator
(18 plays) | (0 fans)

NME magazine unpacks the stories told on this album, and the character called an "Andy Warhol-meets-campy-soul-singer" character IGOR: https://tinyurl.com/2v3m4cab This song features samples from the 1972 song "Black Grass" by Bad Bascomb
02/23/2021 05:01 PM
DJ: Troy Nelson

Sample from Moby’s “Porcelain” in this one --and background vocals by Khloe Anna!