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03/31/2021 03:55 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
Four Women
by Nina Simone
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Written by Nina Simone, “Four Women” was released in 1966 on her album "Wild is the Wind." In the song, she creates a genealogy of black women through slavery to the present. Four characters, Aunt Sarah, Saffronia, Sweet Thing, and Peaches represent different types of black women and the lasting legacy of slavery. Though each woman speaks for herself, she describes her physical traits and the way she is seen and treated in society, and what “they” call her. Here are the lyrics: https://genius.com/Nina-simone-four-women-lyrics
03/31/2021 03:52 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
by Marinah
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Don Yates says, "This impressive fourth solo album from the former frontwoman for the Catalon band Ojos De Brujo is a seamless blend of traditional folk elements with hip hop and electronic beats and textures." You can read many KEXP new music reviews here: https://www.kexp.org/read/2021/3/15/new-music-reviews-315/
03/31/2021 03:47 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
More Women
by Saada Bonaire
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Formed by Bremen, Germany DJ Ralf Behrendt in 1982, Saâda Bonaire was a unique concept band centered around two sultry female vocalists (Stefanie Lange and Claudia Hossfeld) who would be joined by dozens of local musicians culled from the local immigration center.: https://www.treblezine.com/saada-bonaire-saada-bonaire-review/
03/31/2021 03:43 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
Church Girl
by Laura Mvula
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Laura Mvula has released a new song, “Church Girl,” from her upcoming album, "Pink Noise," which is set to arrive July 2nd via Atlantic Records.: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/laura-mvula-new-album-pink-noise-new-song-church-girl-1143228/ --Watch her perform it live on the BBC last Friday, March 26th, 2021: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mj0lMYflV5M
03/31/2021 03:40 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
One More
by Yaeji
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The middle name and musical alias of Brooklyn-based Korean-American singer, DJ, and electronic producer Kathy Lee, Yaeji has quickly emerged as one of today's most exciting new artists. Did you know that she was KEXP's guest DJ on Midnight in a Perfect World in 2019. Go here to see her DJ mix: https://www.kexp.org/read/2019/2/6/midnight-perfect-world-yaeji/
03/31/2021 03:37 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
Maybe Chocoate Chips
by CHAI feat. Ric Wilson
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Japanese quartet CHAI return this spring with their third full-length (and first for Sub Pop) titled "WINK," out on May 21st. And CHAI will be LIVE on KEXP at Home, which you can watch on our YouTube channel on Friday, May 7th. -- CHAI shared the video for this single on KEXP in February: https://www.kexp.org/read/2021/2/24/chai-share-new-single-video-maybe-chocolate-chips-feat-ric-wilson/
03/31/2021 03:32 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
by Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan
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OMG, "Street Player" is 43 years old! Here's a retrospective on this gold-selling sixth studio album: https://www.albumism.com/features/tribute-celebrating-40-years-of-rufus-chaka-khan-street-player
03/31/2021 03:26 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.

Nubya Garcia's "Source" was one of last year's best jazz albums, and Makaya McCraven (whose "Universal Beings"features Nubya on tenor sax) has released a new remix of the title track. The drummer and "beat scientist" cuts the length of the 12-minute original in half, and he turns the dubby song into something more clattering and bustling. -- You can hear the original on British saxophonist, composer, and bandleader Garcia's August release, "Source": https://www.nubyagarcia.com/
03/31/2021 03:23 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
Fifty-Fifty Clown
by Cocteau Twins
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Cocteau Twins were here in Seattle in 1996. Someone took concert footage of their performance of "Fifty-Fifty Clown": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjtMTJLizDY
03/31/2021 03:19 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
Two Face
by L.Rain
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Taja Cheek’s self-titled 2017 debut as L’Rain was an affecting album that ended up being about the loss of her mother, who passed away while she was making it. Today, Cheek is announcing the album’s follow-up, "Fatigue," which will be out in June, and sharing its lead single “Two Face.” See the video for this new song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWmN7vXnnCo
03/31/2021 03:12 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
Cut 4 Me
by Kilo Ali
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"Cut 4 Me' was the "debut mixtape" of Los Angeles vocalist Kelela Mizanekristos. She was attempting "to take the moody sounds of the sorts of electronic musicians orbiting club nights/labels/collectives like Night Slugs and Fade to Mind, and give them a more pop-friendly spin that will appeal to listeners who don’t normally go in for severely dark dance music.": https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/18661-kelela-cut-4-me/
03/31/2021 03:09 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.

Watch the official video for "Don't Stop": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iuwBio5EUA
03/31/2021 03:05 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
by The Slits
(4 plays) | (0 fans)

The Slits were a gritty, British punk from the ’70s, now recognized as one of the foremother’s of the riot grrl movement. Their combination of heavy distortion,and quavering vocals packed a wild punch, and their debut album "Cut" is a cult classic. From that brawny collection of songs comes the track “FM,” which you learn through the lyrics stands for “frequent mutilation.”: http://altcitizen.com/listen-the-slits-fm-tbt-1978/
03/31/2021 03:01 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
Six Pack (original version)
by ESG
(1 play) | (0 fans)

ESG originally consisted of the Scroggins sisters: Renee (vocals), Valerie (drums), Deborah (bass) and Marie (congas, vocals) and friend Tito Libran (congas, vocals). The band's name stands for emerald, sapphire, and gold. Emerald and sapphire are Valerie and Renee Scroggins' birthstones, and gold refers to the record certification.