Login / SignUp | Help

KEXP Playlist

previous hour next hour
Time    Song Comments
04/21/2021 02:58 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
Alright
by Supergrass
(114 plays) | (0 fans)

Last year, Supergrass celebrated the 25th anniversary of their hit single by releasing an alternative video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lugahq1axL4
04/21/2021 02:52 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
Be There in the Morning
by Renée Geyer
(3 plays) | (0 fans)

Renee Geyer's modern soul masterpiece 'Be There In The Morning' was recorded in the USA early 1977, but only released as a single in Australia. You can own it for your very own self: https://aotns.bandcamp.com/album/be-there-in-the-morning
04/21/2021 02:48 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
Visions
by Cold Blood
(1 play) | (0 fans)

Lydia Pense & Cold Blood debuted when the Fillmore was at its peak as one of the nation's musical Meccas. Owner Bill Graham was so impressed with Lydia's voice and the sound of the band that he immediately signed Cold Blood to his new record label. During the span of six original late-60's, early-70's albums, Lydia Pense and Cold Blood helped, along with Tower Of Power, forge their own specific brand of funk/soul and R&B which came to be known as East Bay Grease.: http://www.lydiapense.com/Band-Bio-EPK.html
04/21/2021 02:45 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
Silkworm
by Menahan Street Band
(9 plays) | (0 fans)

"The Exciting Sounds of Menahan Street Band" is the third album from this group, made famous as the backing band for the great Charles Bradley. It's their first since 2012"s "The Crossing": https://menahanstreetband.bandcamp.com/album/the-exciting-sounds-of-menahan-street-band
04/21/2021 02:43 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
Dirtknock
by Madlib
(19 plays) | (0 fans)

Madlib collaborated with Four Tet's Kieran Hebden to release "Sound Ancestors" at the end of this past January. Enjoy NPR's feature on Madlib and the new album here: https://www.npr.org/2021/01/28/961520721/madlib-heads-back-to-the-future-on-sound-ancestors
04/21/2021 02:40 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
The Heart & The Tongue
by Chance the Rapper
(10 plays) | (0 fans)

"The Heart & The Tongue" is Chance the Rapper's first new music in 2021. The video, written and directed by Chance, finds the rapper in deep thought, sputtering out the lyrics to the new track one word at a time. The song also includes references to Poseidon, Liam Neeson, and the ancient philosopher Thales of Miletus.: https://youtu.be/xnO2HDmT1D8
04/21/2021 02:37 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
Dignity
by Angélique Kidjo feat. Yemi ...
(15 plays) | (0 fans)

Angélique Kidjo is a four-time Grammy Award winner and legendary Benin-American vocalist/composer. “Dignity” was inspired by Nigeria’s youth movement, which has been protesting police brutality perpetuated by the nation’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad. Read more about it here: https://bit.ly/3syYerV Watch the official music video, directed by Ovie Etseyatse: https://youtu.be/JwoV1-ykm9E http://www.kidjo.com/
04/21/2021 02:33 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
Off You
by Big Thief
(2 plays) | (0 fans)

This is Big Thief's cover of The Breeders' 2202 song, "Off You." It's part of the recently released 40th anniversary 4AD compilation, "Bills & Aches &Blues," featuring 4AD artists covering other 4AD artists.
04/21/2021 02:30 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
I Wanna Be Your Dog
by The Stooges
(240 plays) | (3 fans)

Happy birthday, Iggy! Born on this day in 1947, Iggy Pop (James Newell Osterberg Jr.), American singer-songwriter, musician (The Stooges and The Trolls) turns 74 today. -- Perhaps you would like to know about his most bizarre stage theatrics: https://www.dailystar.co.uk/showbiz/iggy-pops-craziest-stage-moments-23944493
04/21/2021 02:27 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
UFO
by ESG
(10 plays) | (0 fans)

Inspired by Close Encounters of the Third Kind, in particular the use of music to try to communicate with alien species, “UFO” is pretty much the sound of little green men having a breakdance battle. But the wobbly and weird sound of the record shortly thereafter became a favorite of hip-hop producers, ending up in more than 400 tracks(!) over the past three decades. -- Read about 10 of the most sampled songs in pop music (including this one): https://www.treblezine.com/24825-10-of-the-most-sampled-songs-in-pop-music/
04/21/2021 02:23 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
Das Da Way We Like 'em
by TALE CUE
(1 play) | (0 fans)

TLC sampled ESG's 1981 "UFO." -- “Das Da Way We Like Em” is a track from TLC’s debut album "Ooooooohhh… On The TLC Tip." In contrast to many of the group’s songs, this track features each member rapping their own verse. The chorus however, is sung. Each member ends their verse with “understanding the depths of the ___________ [insert adjective] women” and fills in their own blank according to what kind of girl they are e.g T-Boz fills the blank in with “the cool women”.: https://genius.com/Tlc-das-da-way-we-like-em-lyrics
04/21/2021 02:19 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
Dance Desire
by STR4TA
(3 plays) | (0 fans)

A project that grew out of a jam session, STR4TA captures the raw energy of the Brit-Funk scene of the early 80s over eight tracks.: https://str4ta.bandcamp.com/album/aspects-2
04/21/2021 02:18 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
Samurai
by Jazztronik
(2 plays) | (0 fans)

Jazztronik is the stage name of Ryota Nozak, a Japanese DJ, musician, and producer whose music fuses jazz influences with deep house and dance grooves. Nozak began studying classical piano in high school, but as he became interested in contemporary music, he started investigating the sounds of Herbie Hancock and other veteran jazz keyboardists, and developed a passion for Latin jazz, Brazilian music, and traditional jazz forms.: https://jazztronik.bandcamp.com/album/samurai-2
04/21/2021 02:06 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
Purple Music
by Prince
(3 plays) | (0 fans)

All instruments and the vocals are from Prince. "Purple Music" is a song, recorded on 22 May 1982 at Prince's Kiowa Trail Home Studio, Chanhassen MN, USA. It is unknown but likely it was considered for inclusion on "1999." --- On the five year anniversary of Prince’s death and in midst of deeply emotional times within the city, Kevin Cole on "Drive Time" is featuring music from Minneapolis today. Tune in to hear Prince rarities, up-and-coming artists from the area, and Minneapolis legends. That's just after The Afternoon Show at 4:00 p.m.
04/21/2021 02:01 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
High
by The Cure
(4 plays) | (0 fans)

"High" was the lead single of The Cure's ninth album, "Wish", released on this date in 1992. -- Speaking of birthdays, today is the birthday of Robert Smith, born on April 21, 1959. In a 2018 interview, he said, "I survived. A lot of people in London didn't.": https://bit.ly/3vc19rs
spinner